Category Archives: General Idiocy

There are no words.

This is where a coaching hire winds up when you don’t use a search firm.

There ain’t enough popcorn in the world for this one.

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UPDATE:

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The new normal doesn’t seem that normal.

To paraphrase Robin Williams, this quote is Gawd’s way of telling you you have too much money:

Texas Tech’s football coaching staff turnover between the 2018 and 2019 seasons will wind up costing its athletics department nearly $6.6 million…

“It’s something that was budgeted for, so prepared for,” Tech senior associate athletics director Robert Giovannetti said. “It’s part of the business, right? You understand it’s a part of the business and you chalk that up to cost of doing business and don’t let it affect the way you run your operation.”

Um… dude, your football team finished 5-7 and 4-8 those two seasons.  Maybe you should let it affect the way you run your operation.

I’m pretty much convinced that a school could pick at random a GTP commenter as its next AD and wind up with a better run athletic department.  The sad thing is these guys are all convinced they’re doing a bang-up job.

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If you can’t throw a pass, throw a punch.

What a way to go.

Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III was ejected with 10 seconds left in Thursday night’s Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit after throwing punches at two Pittsburgh players.

Glass smacked Panthers linebacker Cam Bright in the face mask, then hit defensive back Paris Ford across the helmet. He also appeared to make contact with an official, who was trying to keep players separated.

A brief scuffle ensued, and Glass was ejected from the game, a 34-30 Eastern Michigan loss.

And to think some folks believe minor bowl games are meaningless.

At least that happened in the heat of battle.  Mississippi State didn’t even wait for the bowl game to get into it.

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If at first you don’t succeed, you’re probably qualified to be an athletic director.

If you wonder why I feel like most college athletic directors are generally clueless when it comes to hiring/firing decisions, here are just a few recent snapshots to ponder:

Hard to argue with this conclusion:

Does this really strike you as a pattern of guys who have the first clue as to what they’re doing?  Colorado State’s probably the closest to being rational, but, then again, Corch as a consultant?  Only thing he’s got insight on is that he had a couple of those guys on his staffs.  I’m sure he’s gonna step right up and say he made a mistake hiring them.

Mandel’s also right about this.

Ordinarily I’d say clueless and pressured is no way to go through life, son, but this is college football we’re talking about.  If things don’t work out, they’ll just pay the buyout and make the same mistakes again in hopes that they get lucky next time around.

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It’s gonna be some offseason in Oxford.

I see the football gods were in Starkville, Mississippi last night.

Jon Solomon is calling that the “Piss and Miss”, which ain’t bad, but, really, the jokes are gonna write themselves for a while.

I just hope somebody asks that kid if it was worth it and, after pondering the question for a moment, he answers, “totally”.  Might as well own it at this point.

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#BoycottGameDay?

Man, first I thought people were getting worked over what’s been a mediocre, tired show, something I haven’t bothered to watch for years, and decided to stick it to Mickey.  Good show!

Then I found out it’s just some whiny Ohio State fans.

At his first-ever headgear pick on College GameDay, Coach Lee Corso pulled on Brutus the Buckeye’s mascot head and correctly picked the Ohio State Buckeyes to beat the Penn State Nittany Lions. That was 1996, and since then, Ohio State University has hosted ESPN’s pregame show 18 times. On November 23, 2019, OSU hosts for the 19th time, which is the most all-time and five more than Alabama.

With that resume, you’d think Buckeye fans would be excited for Rece Davis, OSU alum Kirk Herbstreit and the gang to set up shop in Columbus, right? Apparently, a lot of fans hate the idea of ESPN and the network’s “SEC bias” coming to their town, and some are planning a full-on boycott of the upcoming show.

Get a life, snowflakes.

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“He added that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.”

Shot.   (See what I did there?)

Two lifelong friends house-sitting east of Bend got in an alcohol-fueled argument, then a fight over a college football game Saturday afternoon, prompting one man to get a shotgun and shoot the other, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said. The Bend man was jailed on attempted murder and other charges…

Detectives learned Honey and the other man were at the home, watching the LSU-Alabama football game. An argument escalated into a physical fight, which in turn led Honey to get a shotgun with a birdshot shell and shoot the other man once in the head and neck area as the man walked away in the driveway, Bailey said.

Chaser.

Bailey added that the man was not barricaded in the home and reportedly went back inside to finish watching the game before surrendering to deputies.

What are the odds PAWWWLLL!!! books this dude for his show this week?

(h/t)

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