Category Archives: General Idiocy

Breaking spring, ctd.

“Let’s be careful out there” cuts many ways.  Just ask Dak Prescott.

Which makes this the smartest thing a college athlete has tweeted this year:

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Bob Stoops, Hugh Freeze feels your pain.

Ugly story here about how a racist chant from members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity captured on video has led to the shuttering of the campus fraternity by its national organization and an investigation from the school.

The reason I mention it here is because of the interesting reactions it garnered from members of the Oklahoma football team.  If the sentiment mentioned in the following tweet isn’t the essence of what college life is like for many of them, I don’t know what is:

Maybe, but it doesn’t sound like they let you stay, either.

Don’t think this won’t come up on the recruiting trail.  Just ask Ole Miss about that.

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UPDATE:  Like it or not, it’s a football story.

Good for Stoops.

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UPDATE #2:  Quotes, too.

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UPDATE #3:  As I said, it’s a football story.

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UPDATE #4:  This is the way to respond to prejudiced dumbasses.

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“For many people, being a fan becomes a part of their identity.”

That would be the asshole part, I guess.

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Mommy, make the bad schools share!

Boy, this is subtle.

In a meeting with the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle, Tilman Fertitta, chairman of UH’s Board of Regents, suggested that the Texas state legislature should pressure and/or threaten the Big 12 into giving UH a spot in the conference.  And by suggested I mean he just flat-out said it.

“Put pressure on the presidents; say, ‘If you don’t do this, we’re not going to fund you for this,’” Fertitta said of the state legislature’s role in meeting his goal. “It’s just the way it is. That’s the way to do it. …

“Be a big boy, step up and put this school that has almost 50,000 students and is so high-profile, has so many of the top schools in the United States, it’s a tier one university — we belong in the Big 12. We’re a big, major school with an unbelievable history in athletics and academia.”

The Texas legislature can’t even get Texas and Texas A&M on the same field anymore, but it’s gonna wade into this?  Sure it will.

Perhaps if ol’ Tilman availed himself of his school’s resources and learned that more Big 12 schools are located outside the state of Texas than inside he wouldn’t sound like such a dope.

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“We appreciate the work Coach Jenkins did here.”

This is an amazing story about the new head coach at Alabama State University.  The most amazing part, of course, being this:

Prior to Jenkins’ departure in December from Bethune-Cookman, officials there had conducted an investigation into a number of allegations, and Assistant Athletic Director Tony O’Neal, who wouldn’t answer questions about the investigation, said, “Anything that needed to be reported (to the conference and NCAA) was reported.”

ASU Interim Athletic Director Melvin Hines said he was aware of the investigation and the incidents that prompted it, and he said he knew of the allegations reported to the NCAA.

And still hired the man!

Of course, he did get something of a bargain.

Jenkins compiled a 46-14 overall record and won Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors three times in five seasons at Bethune-Cookman. The contract ASU trustees approved will pay Jenkins a first-year salary ($175,000) that’s $90,000 less than what he was earning at Bethune-Cookman ($265,000).

At most places, a guy taking a $90,000 pay cut to come work for you should speak volumes.  But evidently they’re a little hard of hearing at Alabama State.

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Taking chippiness to the next level

Whoever says bowl games are meaningless hasn’t met Texas A&M staff member Michael Richardson.

Although perhaps he will soon be called “former” Texas A&M staff member Michael Richardson.  Woody Hayes might approve, but I doubt anyone else will.

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UPDATE:  Now it’s “former”.

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Updyke Fever… catch it!

Seriously, WTF is the matter with some people?

It’s just a game, assholes.

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