WTF...then again...why should I be surprised? Why should any of the following surprise me...or...anyone else for that matter? See if you agree.
Item 1 - The University of Oklahoma has "self-reported" a handful of "minor" violations of NCAA rules. These "minor" violations revolve around inadvertant phone calls or text messages from coaches to recruits. On the list are phone calls from football head coach Bob Stoops and assistant coach Jackie Shipp. Another was from a woman's assistant basketball coach. WTF...then again...why should I be surprised? Did the University of Oklahoma hire Kelvin Sampson as their new compliance officer? Doesn't this sound incredibly like the issue that reared it's ugly head upon his leaving OU for Indiana...and then when he was at Indiana? Did they say "Kelvin's gone...nobody will think we'd be stupid enough to do it again!" And if this isn't bad enough...don't they (OU) remember what happened the last time they "self-reported" something to the NCAA? And what...exactly...is an inadvertant phone call...or text message...anyway? "Oh...I'm sorry...I meant to call my brother Mike...but since I have you on the phone...!" This is unacceptable from the head coach of this program! Now...there are some of you out there...somewhere...who knows where...after the "change"...who know that I am a...Sooner born and bred...but this is still unacceptable...to me. Especially in light of the fact that this has happened...at this University...before! And not so very long ago! That being said...if you wish to comment on this portion of the post...use your head and don't resort to comments like..."WTF...the only way Oklahoma gets anywhere is by cheating!" Ignorance will be ignored!!!
Item 2 - Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos has been suspended until next Saturday, Sept. 5, by coach Josh McDaniels for "detrimental conduct" which takes him out of the remainder of the pre-season. Hey...coach...one week ain't enough!!! WTF...then again...why should I be surprised? Marshall is just another of the...over-paid...under disciplined...whiny...I'm a professional...but can act like a four (4) year old if I want...prima donna's...who litter (literally) the professional athlete...landscape...if you will!!! After one week he will return...and my guess is...his behavior won't change because...sniff, sniff, boo-hoo...he doesn't want to be in Denver. Guess what...you simple-minded moron...you signed a contract...try honoring it? When it expires...get the hell out of town! News flash for Brandon...if I'm a ball boy in camp...and you punt the ball away from me...you better hope it don't hit me on the way by...you'd be catching footballs this year...with your freakin' elbows! Because I wouldn't coddle and pamper your tired a$$!
Item 3 - From the land of the NHL...and the Chicago Black Hawks! Black Hawk forward Patrick Kane and his cousin plead guilty to a "non-criminal" charge of disorderly conduct and were ordered to send an apology to a cab driver they were accused of roughing up...for...20 cents!!!! WTF...then again...why should I be surprised? This idiot...putz...roughs up a guy who provides a service...transporting this dumb A$$...around town over...20 cents!!! TWENTY CENTS!!! I realize that times are tough but...dumb-bell plays professional hockey...at the highest level...for...assuredly...much more than said cab driver...and has to get physical...over 20 cents. See previously mentioned...over paid...under disciplined...whiny...I'm a professional...but can act like a four (4) year old if I want...prima donna...etc. Hey...Pat...you should consider yourself lucky...and maybe learn a little something from this...but you won't! Why? Because you have been let off the legal hook and the only form of ownership you have on this is that you need to apologize to the cab driver...oh...and then stay out of trouble for a year! Basically...you haven't been held accountable for...anything. I say...too bad. Too bad that the cab driver you roughed up...didn't cave in a knee on you so...that...one day...your source of income...could...come...from...driving a freakin' cab!!!
Item 4 - Did you all read where former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie has plead not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol following his arrest early Thursday! WTF...then again...why should I be surprised? This guy has had issues like this in the past and has walked from all of them. I believe in 1993 and 1999 he was arrested and charged with this same thing and had charges dropped on one and plead to lesser charges on another. Three times this guy has been arrested for driving under the influence and has walked on the previous two. If he has been arrested three (3) times for this...odds are pretty freakin' good...he likes to drink and drive. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW!!! But where is the law in this situation? There are red flags all over this story...just as there have been in the past...and he has walked. Listen...I don't know this guy...but...based on personal experience...and based on his history...someone needs to stop him from getting behind the wheel of a car...after having a few pops...before something tragic happens!!! "Aaaah, but it's Billy Gillispie...what a great guy!" Hold him accountable...and he can still go on being a great guy...not someone who never got it...until he REALLY GOT IT!!!
Item 5 - The following conversation took place at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, MN the other day. For all of you that don't know...this is the home of the Minnesota Vikings. There are 2 characters in this conversation...Oly Olaffson (Head Custodian) and Sammy Sleezeball...ESPN reporter.
Sammy: Hey, Oly...so what are things like around here now that Brett Favre has arrived?
Oly: Everting is all right, ya know! He's a purty good guy, don't cha know!
Sammy: Yea...so how does he get along with everyone? Better yet...how do they get along with him?
Oly: Oh...I don't know! Ya know, deh all come and a go around here. It's kind a hard to keep up wit all of 'em. I just clean the place up, ya know! But I do kinda feel sorry for T Jack and, uh, Sage! Ya know, deh worked plenty hard this summer. Other N' dat...nuttin' much, ya know!
Sammy: Yea...hey Oly...thanks for nothing!
(Imagine comment bubble above Sammy's head as he says to himself..."That was worthless...WAIT A MINUTE...I can make this work! Oly just became my anonymous source inside the Viking locker room...and he has bad feelings for Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels. I can work this into...a rift...a "schism"...in the locker room. Good old Oly...what a schmuck!!!")
WTF...then again...why should I surprised? It isn't bad enough that the Favre circus has arrived in town...but now...ESPN has reported that his presence has created a "schism"...a...rift...if you will...in the Viking locker room between players who support Tarvaris Jackson...players who support Sage Rosenfels...and players who support the newly arrived Brett Favre. Once again...John David Booty...ain't gettin' any love! Players...for the most part...are attempting to dispel the rumor of a "schism"..."a separation or division into factions"...in the locker room...and on the team. Madieu Williams, a Viking safety, said, "We don't pay any attention to the reports because they are all speculation. We know what goes on in our locker room." Jackson has stated...on more than one occasion...that he understands the situation and is working hard and trying to learn from the future HOF'er. Speaking of the Circus Master and his comments...they are as follows. "You guys have to keep stirring the pot, I guess, so somebody's got to make up a story like that. I can assure you, I don't think anybody in that locker room, me included, would use that word. We'd probably come up with something a little different. You guys have to come up with something a little more...locker room...related." Apparently...the talk of a rift annoys the Circus Master. WTF...then again...why should HE be surprised?
To my knowledge the Head Custodian at Winter Park is NOT named Oly. However, I wouldn't be at all surprised if there is a reporter at ESPN named Sammy Sleezeball. And the quotes used in this post attributed to Madieu Williams and Brett Favre are taken from an article in yesterdays edition of the StarTribune...the local paper for the Minneapolis area...of which Eden Prairie is a suburb.
College football...for my part...kicks off next Saturday night when Oklahoma takes on BYU in Texas. I don't want to watch it alone...so...who can I inadvertently call...
I re-posted this because I'm getting tired of posts that actually have something intelligent to say getting slid out of the picture by one or two sentence posts that really...don't say ANYTHING at all!
And that's the bottom line...