Wednesday, November 30, 2005

You Can Be A Man!

What's the matter with you. Is this how you turned out? A suburban fannuchio that cries like a woman.

Orson at Everyday Should Be Saturday is really on a roll this week. First the incomparable 52 Reasons Disney/ABC/ESPN Sucks post and now a fine piece of satirical journalism in Jim From Hoover Pusses Out.

Unfortunately as Nathan discussed back in September, apparently Tech fans don’t have the same problem. As you’ll see in the coming months, I’m not the biggest believer in Chan, but I’m willing to give him a fair shake after the Auburn and Miami games this year. Especially if he’s willing to send Coach Wilson back to special ed and maybe even hire an actual play calling OC this off-season. That being said, I don’t have a problem with folks that want to call out the coach after an inexplicable performance (VT) or an inexplicable loss (NC State), but have the sack to at least engage the coach in an honest debate. Throwing out stupid little zingers so that you and your buddies can giggle like schoolgirls after they hang up on you does nothing except prove you’re a pussy as far as I’m concerned. No better than some crack head purse-snatcher running by on the subway.

So man up and put forth some arguments. You might be surprised by the answers. You might be right. The one thing you won’t be is irrelevant.


Blogger Newspaper Hack said...

As a sportswriter, I have to do this all the time. For instance, the team's QB fumbles four times, three times in the red zone.

"Coach, how are you going to be able to fix the fumbling and turnover problems? Jenkins had, like, three fumbles inside the 15, taking three scores off the board."

Now imagine it's not college, but high school. And you're the only person covering this team. And you're within punching distance. Covering a mediocre Holtz-coached Carolina team while I was in college was so much easier:

"Coach, what made you decide to do a fake punt from your own 23 when you had the lead and plenty of time on the clock against Florida?"

See -- it could be worse. You could have Holtz instead of Chan.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Good point. Of course with Holtz you won't be able to understand his answer anyway and then have the chance to make something up about strained peas and chronic lower back pain.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

If we had Holtz instead of Gailey we'd be on probation ... oh, nm

12:47 PM  

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