Category Archives: Bert… uh… Bret Bielema
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the one unalloyed success of the CFP is to make moments like this one completely irrelevant.
That Bert’s embarrassed is a nice bonus, though.
Bielema sure seems to be under that impression.
Bret Bielema received an unsportsmanlike penalty after a flipout during Arkansas’ loss to Alabama, but Bielema said this week he’ll never have to see the official again.
Late in the second quarter, an Arkansas touchdown was called back due to a hold on a tackle. Bielema said umpire Stan Weihe should only watch between the guards. After a field goal, Bielema went way out of the field, yelling at multiple officials, drawing the flag.
“For a lot of reasons, we’re probably better off moving forward (not talking about it). I can be rest assured we’ll never see that official again. That’s been guaranteed to me,” Bielema said.
Details, please, SEC Office. And I hope somebody keeps an eye on the crews chosen to work Arkansas games for a while.
If it turns out to be true, I want a retroactive deal on Penn Wagers.
Six months later, Bert’s ass is still chapped about losing Sam Pittman to Georgia.
Shorter Bret Bielema: of all the former assistant coaches who have worked for me, Jim Chaney and Sam Pittman are certainly two of them.
“Global opportunities”, eh? On the surface that sounds like some Steve Patterson to Dubai-quality rebranding, but dig a little deeper – “Primarily he is looking at Bahamas and perhaps locations in Europe.” – and it’s more like he wants to work on his tan and get Mrs. Bert a shot at some quality shopping time.
If you’ve got a recruiting budget, flaunt it, baby.