Hola sports fans desperate for a winning program! One of the biggest trends in college athletics right now is building statues. Alabama has a statue of Bear Bryant AND they recently built one for current head football coach Nick Saban. Penn State has one of Joe Paterno, but it didn’t seem all that realistic for some reason. So, they fixed that by turning it 180 degrees so it would be looking the other way. Hey-OOOOOOOOOO!
So, I’m going to propose that my alma mater the University of Arkansas commission two statues to place out front of Razorback Stadium. They will be twin rednecks wearing overalls and Hog Hats and they will be depicted with their hands in the air Calling the Hogs. We can then name them “Denial” and “Delusion.”
Let me get this straight Hog Fans. Bobby Petrino wrecks his motorcycle, lies to his boss and the whole state about there not being a passenger, allows the UofA to tell everyone that, says it again in his press conference (more or less) and then hangs on to the lie until 20 minutes before the state police report is going to made public? Then, we find out that the 25 year old hottie riding with him is his mistress? And THEN we find out that Bobby had just given his mistress a job in the football program that reports directly to him only eight days earlier? A job that 159 applicants?? And that Petrino gave this chick $20,000 in cash?? And your response to all this is to say “But, he’s a winner! We can’t fire him!!!” Really?
Hell, they even set up a Facebook fan support page for Bobby which reads in part: “Support our Coach! HOG NATION ban together and Support Coach Bobby Petrino!!”
Really guys? “Ban” together? Come on!
They held a rally in Fayetteville Monday night to show their support for Bobby. Check out the sign one cat brought to the event…
Ha! Now that’s cute. I’m guessing he’s single. The Facebook page has 22,000 “likes” but barely 200 showed up for the rally? That’s because 21,800 men couldn't come up with a good excuse to leave the house Monday night that their wives would have accepted.
Is our inferiority complex such that we’re really going to rally around this guy? Are we so desperate for a winning football program that we’re going to just sit back and let this go? You people are out there saying we “OWE” Bobby Petrino our support. Yeah, well what does he “owe” us? What does he “owe” the UofA and athletic director Jeff Long?
Arkansas fans are so delusional and desperate and have so tied up their own self-worth in the success of a football team that they are in complete denial about Petrino and what has happened here. Hell, most of them are ignoring the lies, cover ups, payoffs and job and saying stupid things like “It’s none of our business if Petrino had an affair and it’s certainly no reason to fire a man!” Or worse, some are still trying to claim that Petrino is a “Good and Decent CHRISTIAN man.”
Unlike these people, while I certainly support and root for the Hogs, I’m not suffering from battered wife syndrome and don’t feel the need to desperately hang onto a coach just because he wins games and ignore all the other crap that he did and that you KNOW would happen again. Where is your pride Arkansas? You people trying to convince me this is no big deal and Petrino is a good man need to GTFO of here.
And so does Bobby Petrino.