Category Archives: General Idiocy

The stoopid, she burns

This man runs a major US university.

“We need to learn to dance with the pandemic rather than being fearful of it,” West Virginia president Gordon Gee said. “We have moved from ‘The Hammer,’ which I call where we just locked everything down, to what I call ‘The Dance.'”

Which goes to show you can get pretty far in life if you have the ability to raise lots of money.

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Today, in stupendously hot takes

Danny Kanell brings it.

I don’t know what part of Kanell’s off-the-cuff opinion I appreciate more here, the idea that P5 commissioners are going cede their authority to a czar (for one thing, talk about your slam dunk set up to get your asses kicked even more in antitrust court) or that a guy who presided over a football league that just declared bankruptcy is somehow perfect for the job.

Stick to ragging the SEC, Danny.

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The wit and wisdom of Mike Gundy

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and gain the attention of one of the members of Congress leading the charge on player compensation.

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Coaches say the darnedest things, part one

Yesterday, Mike Gundy offered up some of what Tony Barnhart euphemistically refers to as linear problem solving.  It’s really something.

“The NCAA, the presidents of the universities, the conference commissioners, the athletic directors all need to be meeting right now, and we need to start coming up with answers,” Gundy said. “In my opinion, if we have to bring our players back, test ‘em. They’re in good shape, they’re all 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 years old, they’re healthy. A lot of them can fight it off with their natural body, the antibodies and build that they have. There’s some people that are asymptomatic.

“If that’s true, then yeah, we sequester ‘em. And people say, ‘That’s crazy.’ No, it’s not crazy, because we need to continue to budget and run money through the state of Oklahoma.”  [Emphasis added.]

Well, he’s certainly saying the quiet part out loud there.  It’s what my dad used to refer to as diarrhea of the mouth, constipation of the brain.

What I can’t figure out is what he hoped to accomplish there.  Is he frustrated?  Sure, just like every other football coach in America.  The difference is the rest of them are sensible enough to cap their remarks at “gee, this is frustrating”.  Did he really think a “get the kids in here, so’s we can all get paid again” was going to sway management at Okie State?

C’mon, man.

OSU released a statement about Gundy’s comments late Tuesday night.

“Everyone wants to return to some degree of normalcy as soon as possible,” the statement read. “As for Oklahoma State University, we will adhere to the advice of public health experts who are making informed decisions in the best interest of the citizens of our nation and state based on sound scientific data. We will also abide by the federal and state mandates as well as Big 12 guidelines.

“We will not compromise the health and well-being of our campus community. This virus is deadly and we will do our part at Oklahoma State to help blunt the spread.”

Gundy says he has a plan, and the plan is for that to start May 1.  I have a feeling that plan is about to run into Mike Tyson’s First Rule of Plans.

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“I had no intention of offending anyone.”

You know, for a smart guy, Mike Leach sure does step in it a lot.

The Mississippi State football coach posts a photo with a funny caption more days than not. He said one of his favorites was a picture of a fenced field with a sign on it that said, “Do not cross this field unless you can do it in 9 seconds because the bull can do it in 10.”

Wednesday night’s meme was not as universally amusing.

The picture depicted an elderly woman with knitting sticks in her hands. The caption said, “After 2 weeks of quarantine with her husband, Gertrude decided to knit him a scarf..”

The lady was not knitting a scarf, but rather a noose. The hangman’s knot was already tied. Multiple Mississippi State football players and a Mississippi State University professor took exception to the tweet, which has been deleted from Leach’s account.

Senior linebacker Erroll Thompson, who was a captain on last year’s team, retweeted the original post with a hand-on-the-chin, eyebrow-raised thinking emoji. Defensive lineman Fabien Lovett responded to the tweet with “Wtf.” Senior defensive end Kobe Jones responded to Lovett with “Facts. He tripping.” with a hand-on-the-face ashamed emoji.

Yeah, not exactly the team-building exercise you want there.

Think Junior will make any hay with this on the recruiting trail?

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Today, in WTF

I’m not sure anybody is quite this stupid.

Then again, this is college football we’re talking about.

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Death, where is thy sting… er, ching?

T. Boone Pickens:  I’ve come up with the most awkward way to raise funds from alumni and boosters.

University of Mississippi:  hold our beer (served with a side of coronavirus).  Act today, donors, before it’s too late!

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