“So we all are excited about that.”

You know the story of how the classic definition of chutzpah is someone who kills his parents and then begs the court for mercy because he’s an orphan?

Well, Ray Watts is that kid.

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13 responses to ““So we all are excited about that.”

  1. 3rdandGrantham

    Several months ago, he also sidestepped a question in regard to whether he’s looked back at the whole affair and reflected on the bad decisions made by saying something like, “I’m not going to look backwards on this…its time to move forward and focus on the future instead.”

    Imagine trying to use that approach after being caught in an affair, running afoul of the law, etc.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Ashley Madison agrees, Third.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Speaking of them, did you read about hackers gaining access to millions of their clients, in which now they are threatening to release all of those names to the public unless the site is shut down?

        You just know there are a ton of nervous cheaters out there right now on pins and needles.

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        • Scorpio Jones, III

          Yep, hackers are why I brought it up. 🙂

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          • 3rdandGrantham

            You’ll have to forgive me…I’m a little slow on the uptake today. Getting a combined 5 hours of sleep the last two nights, all thanks to transitioning our 2 year old from a crib to his new bed (in which he’s now like, “gee, now I really don’t have to go to bed if I don’t want to”), has me feeling like I have a room temp at best IQ.

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  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    While they is some weird shit happening in this ole world, much of which is significantly more important that UAB football, this is still a pretty strange story. What would Bear do?

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    • It is hard to look away. I have so many questions. How did this clown stay in charge? Why is the coach even considering coming back and working for these douchebags? How do you get a kid to sign? Why should a player trust anyone at the school?

      One of the comments said that Watts set the program back a decade by shutting it down for 6 months. I think that is optimistic.

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      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Yep, I agree. No matter what they say, UAB is starting all over again, that they used to have football only matters in theory.

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      • Ginny

        I was thinking the same thing. Such a hot mess. That has to be a really tough sell for recruits. Their program could be yanked at any moment. Bill Clark must be a helluva guy.

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      • Mayor

        The only thing similar I have seen in my lifetime was SMU getting the death penalty for, I believe, 2 years and then reopening the program with a new staff and group of players. A Top 10 national program at one time, SMU STILL hasn’t fully recovered from that and likely never will. Basically the death penalty killed major college football at SMU. I think the same has been self-inflicted at UAB who likely won’t win a game the next season they play.

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      • It’s all part of the plan. Similar to Coca-Cola changing to Cokesi Brilliant! Since they dropped that Sugar Honey Iced Tea, the Coke business has never been better! Except…Coca Cola Classic take a lot more ink. Still..Number One Soft Drink in the World…Second is…drum roll, please … Diet Coke. Gotta love the marketing Genius that is Alabama Football. 🏈💯

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  3. that kind of “chutzphah” works in criminal law (the orphan shtick) in California and because football in Alabama is weirdly similar he might pull this shit off in front of a crowd that wants to believe.

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  4. The real question is what are his goals and expectations for rifle and bowling?

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