A MRAP is mine resistant ambush protected vehicle. For some reason, the Pentagon thinks it’s a good idea to give them to every Tom, Dick and police chief out there with an itch for one.
Like this college police department, for example (h/t).
And the Ohio State University Police Department asked for an armored vehicle to assist with “football missions.” (The Pentagon gave Ohio State an MRAP in September 2013, and school police deployed it to football games, the department told a student newspaper, so as to have a “presence.”)
I am truly amazed we haven’t seen one of these bad boys in Athens. Yet.
In retrospect, this might not have been the smartest way to promote the program, the soon-to-be fired intern in the public relations department thought.
If you’ve ever wondered why UT blogger Chip Brown is widely mocked, here’s Exhibit “A”.
The only thing more bizarre than insisting the Big Ten and SEC would willingly forego their revenue advantage over other conferences is the idea that Florida and Georgia would willingly leave the SEC to join ACC-lite. Pure nutso stuff.
This is the best part, though:
If members of Congress cry foul and question the status of athletic departments as tax exempt, the P5 can have them call Texas athletic director Steve Patterson.
Patterson, the king of doom and gloom forecasts about the rising costs of college athletics, can tell Congress how every school is about to be coated in red ink.
Yes, because there isn’t a more respected name in college athletics these days than Steve Patterson.
Texas A&M had to reinforce the south end zone stands at Kyle Field after they shifted unsettlingly during the Aggies’ loss to LSU because of the playing of “Sandstorm”.
I wonder if that’s what McGarity was referring to when he said “…we have an opportunity to do certain things that will get our crowd excited in a proactive manner, rather than in a reactive manner.”
Home of the brave, land of the free to indulge your inner moron.
Happy Fourth, for those of you with enough intelligence to appreciate it.
If you need further proof that it’s a long offseason, here you go.
UPDATE: Don’t miss this Twitter thread David Hale started.
One of the things I most admire about the trollery we’re subjected to in these parts this time of year is its intellectual rigor.
Any stat from any scrimmage is fair game to spin a complete picture of… well, everything from the prospects of divisional contention to how a starting quarterback should be selected. Obviously most of the concern is of the negative variety – after all, that’s kind of the point to trolling in the first place, no? – but it seems that only Georgia will suffer negative consequences in the take from a controlled scrimmage.
It’s never that way for, say, Missouri. Funny how that works.