April 5, 2007
I'm not dead. They put me on drive-thru this week without any training and I've been super busy. I promise I'll have more on this later.
In the meantime, my super-quick take. The Way Dana Altman turned on Arkansas was not offensive to me. He's a just a guy, and whatever he wants to do with his life is fine with me. Granted, I think it's pretty sad that a guy would turn down a real job for a job where he'll never ever do any better. But hey, if he wants to be a big fish in a small pond and have 300,000 bandwagoners fawn all over him....have at it.
And no, I'm not going to bash him for being without a doubt the most boring human being on earth. Although, I would like to put somebody in a car with him and Tom Osborne and send them on a cross-country ride, and see how long it is before they slip into a coma.
However, the part that gets me is the media and the fans. Waiting all night for a guy at the airport? With TWO NCAA wins!?! Is this correct? And did I see Matt Perault nearly cry when he told Altman that him coming back was a "very cool birthday present".
What the hell is wrong with you people? He's won TWO NCAA games. 1.....2. (And one was on a last second prayer). I understand it's Creighton, which in theory is just one step above a junior high program, but somehow this guy won three National Titles, and I must have missed it. Billy Donavan actually DID win back to back titles, and I doubt you'd see 300 losers stand in the cold to welcome him back.
I do feel bad for the Arkansas Fans though. Not their fault they picked a wishy-washy snoozer of a coach, only to have him bolt for people who would lick his shoes on command. I'm not super familiar with their situation, but I do know it probably sucks for them.
Oh well, gotta go. Some guy wants a refill on his Sprite. More to come soon, I promise.