With that being said..a few random topics that I missed out on while everybody was freaking out over a kid who just got his drivers license not too long ago.
* Still waiting for word on Mo Purify. Apparently I am very lucky, because 85.2 percent of my audience just so happened to be at the SAME BAR as Purify that night..and apparently I missed "the real story." Just because some guy named "HuskerDave842" told you he was there...doesn't mean his story is accurate. I love it when people accuse me of distorting "facts", when I'm getting information directly from the police report. Look, I know you people never admit to being wrong. I know you wouldn't know the right thing to do if it jumped up and bit you in the face. But at what point are you going to admit that this is a BAD thing? (Some callers on the radio actually applaued him for "standing up for himself")
Even if the guy "didn't mean to" punch the girl in the face...which I'm sure he "probably" didn't...doesn't mean he doesn't have some serious issues to deal with. Namely attacking some guy in front of 800 witnesses. (64,000 witnesses if you believe the readers of this blog)...resisting arrest and being really really drunk. Now again, I won't lie and say I was some sort of saint as an athlete in college because I wasn't. However, I wasn't carrying the hopes and dreams of 2.1 million hayseeds on my shoulders as well. Regardless of what "really" went down both with Purify and with Keller's mutiny at Arizona State..you absolutely can not deny the fact that these two guys have got some issues. I'm not some sort of math wizard...I'm not Mel Kiper...Hell, I wasn't even at that bar last month..but I can tell you if your top QB is demoted because his teammates hate him...and your top WR is being wrestled to the ground by four cops on a Saturday night...you might have some issues.
Whether or not you want to believe that or not is your problem.
* The AkSarben Knights are leaving? I didn't even know they got here yet. Actually..this is what happens when you don't do your homework, and obviously Calgary didn't. Better yet, they hired an a-hole ex-goalie in Doug Stoetaert who didn't know his ass from the Civic Auditorium. Walking around the arena...acting like you're Barry Melrose in a tweed jacket isn't going to get you liked in this town. (Nor is demanding to your staff that they "play more country music" to get the fans involved.) While I'm sure he knows his stuff on the ice, the guy didn't know a damn thing about the Omaha community or the people that support it. I only got to meet him once, and he was a complete jackass to me. Nice going Doug..you ruined two hockey franchises in one decade. Congratulations Dickhead.