If they ever establish a College Football Cliché Hall of Fame, Butch Jones had better be the first inductee.
Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Blowing Smoke
If CFB didn’t exist, Sgt Carter would be a carnival huckster working the midway at the fair getting folks to come in and see the next show. Sleazy is the word that comes to mind. But since CFB does exist, we need places like TN and SC that have fan bases that will buy into what Used Car Boooch is selling.
But for all his laughable moments, he is right about characterizing someone a “first loser” if they finish second. Too many people have this very narrow perspective and walk through life being unhappy and never celebrating anything. I can agree Jones takes it to the extreme with his “champions of life” nonsense but it is one sad society that feels only one team should feel good about themselves every CFB season, or just one student that finished highest in their class. There is a huge gap between those two positions and how you fit into that space determines how rational a person you are. I don’t want to be a Sgt Carter guy, but I also don’t want to be that crazy fan who thinks MNC or bust every year.
The “first loser” epithet is generally known to have come from Dale Earnhardt, Sr’s daddy…at least Butch does research even if he does not credit the source.
Agreed. Not many teams win titles but for the large % of the kids, their college football careers are still successes. It doesn’t mean you don’t demand excellence and strive to win titles but if you don’t win it all, it doesn’t mean you’ve failed.Having said that, he is a clown. You can go to far in stressing that at the expense of reaching the full potential of a program. He just doesn’t hire well or recruit at the highest level.
“If you ain’t first, you’re last”
That don’t even make any damn sense. You can be 2nd, 3rd, 4th…. hell you can even be 5th.
It truly sounds like the man is fighting for his job. How many UT fans care to peel back the onion?
Society of Negativity sounds very Jerry Maguire to me. “We live in a cynical, CYNICAL world!”
The Society of the Miserable is too prominent! Those who attempt to divide us are too many!
I don’t know which one I hate more, Butch or Dabo.
Hate Dabo? I have to ask, what on planet earth for? He isn’t sleazy, runs a clean program, interacts with fans well, has produced a winning style of football, etc, etc.
“Every guy on our team is a potential cornerback right now.” — Kirby Smart, AB-H, 3/2/21
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