And he is… Chris Petersen?
I didn’t take Petersen’s comments as a direct criticism of ESPN whatsoever — he seemed to be speaking generally about the situation and never uttered those four letters.
“We apologize for these late games,” Petersen said. “And I’d also like to reiterate it has nothing to do with us or the administration. We want to play at 1 o’clock.
“It hurts us tremendously in terms of national exposure. No one wants to watch our game on the East Coast that late, and we all know it.”
*** Herbstreit does an excellent job as a fair and reasonable advocate for the sport in all corners of the country. But his response to Petersen — he “should be thanking ESPN” — went far beyond what seemed necessary.
Kneel before Zod, Petersen.
It didn’t stop with Herbstreit, either.
No wonder Washington fans took umbrage with this during last night’s broadcast:
This cropped up during the broadcast of the UW game:
This was an especially nice touch.
No doubt Petersen already senses that this is a game he can’t win…
… but for his sake, he’d better hope that Washington’s case for the CFP is unassailable, because he’s not gonna get any help from Mickey.