Unfortunately, as great as things started with the Rose Bowl, the evening had to end with the Sugar Bowl. The game itself was a clunker, as Auburn typically got off to a good start and then gradually disappeared.
Along the way, we were treated to an embarrassing defense of Joe Mixon by Brent Musburger.
Brent is apparently unaware of the Rule of Holes, as he went on later in the broadcast to defend his comments.
Meanwhile, the fans didn’t want to be left out of the fun.
Nice shit show, guys.
So, Clay Travis asks Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre about other coaching jobs. MacIntyre declines to discuss the topic. Travis does what Travis does, with predictable results:
Travis: “Did you or your agent receive any calls about any jobs after this off-season?”
MacIntyre: “I have no comment on any of that.”
Travis: “So that means ‘yes.’”
MacIntyre: “No, I have no comment. I really didn’t want to get into any of this. So I’ll talk to you later. Appreciate it. Bye, bye.”
Guess who got his fee fees hurt?
Travis: “Wow! Did he just hang up on us?!? That is unprecedented! Was I wrong? Did I do anything wrong there? I thought he was a fairly nice guy… he got rattled. I’m not going to ask him about the Alamo Bowl. Nobody cares about the Alamo bowl.”
MacIntyre’s mistake was assuming he was interviewing with someone who didn’t have a track record like this. Live and learn, brother.
Never forget… with Travis, the story is always about Travis.
When last we saw former Baylor AD Ian McCaw in these parts, he was being hung out to dry by his ex-employer in fairly spectacular fashion.
In early 2015, Baylor’s Title IX Office first learned of the sexual assault allegation in connection with three other reports of sexual assault involving multiple football players. At the time, the Athletic Director was asked if he had any prior knowledge of an alleged gang rape within the football program. He denied having any knowledge of the alleged incident. Later in 2015, for the first time, the Athletic Director acknowledged that the student-athlete’s head coach told him about this report in 2013. The Athletic Director explained that he did not take any action, including reporting the alleged sexual assault to Judicial Affairs, because he thought the victim did not want to report the incident.[Emphasis added.]
As I posted at the time, first McCaw lied and then he tried to justify his decision to bury the complaint. Pretty bad, eh?
Evidently not bad enough.
Not exactly the best choice of words there, Jerry, old boy. On the other hand, it appears Art Briles may have just found his safe space.
Now, this is something.
Drake University’s head athletic trainer says he was fired in September after he peed into a tub, cleaned it, and told the athletic director.
Scott Kerr, who worked for the school for 31 years, said that he had a medical condition which required him to drink a lot of water and, in turn, pee a lot. On Aug. 29, the 61-year-old was alone cleaning a metal whirlpool when he needed to pee. Kerr’s attorney Jerry Crawford said that Kerr decided to pee in the tub since he wouldn’t make it to a bathroom, then scrubbed the tub with bleach to clean it.
Kerr later divulged what had happened to athletic director Sandy Hatfield Clubb…
Now, you may wonder what possessed him to tell the AD. I know I did. At least until I read this:
… not only did Clubb disapprove, she allegedly told Kerr that he should have peed himself instead, like she once did. Via WHO TV:
“The Athletic Director recounted a story where she herself urinated in her pants in an airport while on Drake business and told me I should have done the same thing,” said Kerr. “When I heard that story I was very confused, embarrassed, and I didn’t know quite how to react to that story,” said Kerr.
“The Athletic Director said to Scott that if he had urinated in his pants instead of in a metal container, he would still be there because that’s what she did at an airport,” said Crawford. “That’s as shocking as anything in this case,” he said.
That’s like seeing his “damn, son, I don’t think I’d have said that” and raising.
Drake sounds like an interesting place to work.
Pro tip for Wisconsin athletic administrators: it’s probably not a good idea to refer to race-baiting garb worn to football games as costumes.
Jeez, man. Get a grip.
How long before he’s on Finebaum’s show?