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Deadspin: Steve Spurrier Wants [Ron Morris] Fired and Will Probably Get His Way

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by lcjjdnh, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

    http://deadspin.com/5947590/steve-spurrier-wants-a-columnist-sacked-and-will-probably-get-his-way
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Won't be the first time he's pulled this shit.
     
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Proof that 21 is really Isaac Rauch:

    "However obnoxious the prose (Morris starts three consecutive sentences with, "Me thinks"),..."
     
  4. champ_kind

    champ_kind Member

    looks like spurrier's trying to get himself fired if this first half at kentucky is any indication
     
  5. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    I don't agree with Spurrier's temper tantrum but Morris' at least deserves suspension for what he wrote. He compared South Carolina to Penn State because they allowed a QB to play with a bone bruise. He tried to pass it off as Spurrier started him even though he was hurt and the administration did nothing to stop it. Shaw was actually cleared by the doctors. Sorry but you don't compare that to a pedophile being allowed to run freely. It's like comparing the killing of a fly to Hitler. Such nonsense is allowed on ESPN with the Bayless and such, it shouldn't be allowed in the paper.
     
  6. It's not comparing it to a "pedophile being allowed to run freely," it's comparing it to a situation in which a coach is revered so much that his decisions are above criticism or dissent. Which is frankly still the case at many (most?) big-time football schools, no matter how much we claim to have "learned" from Penn State.
     
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    If that's really your argument ... well, that horse done left the barn a very long time ago.
     
  8. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Don't disagree that is still the case all over the country but this is complete crap. The player was cleared by the doctor. The journalist went off on something that a tiny bit of fact checking would have proven wrong.
     
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Me thinks Spurrier is playing possum. Me thinks Spurrier wants to avoid another week of speculation about whether Shaw or backup Dylan Thompson will get the starting nod Saturday. Me thinks Spurrier has adeptly shifted the attention from one of the most ill-advised decisions of his illustrious coaching career.

    I would fire Morris for not knowing how to use "methinks." Or look it up.
     
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    There is no appropriate use for "methinks."
     
  11. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    True. So Morris is guilty of aggravated assault.
     
  12. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Censorship via intimidation. Way to go Spurrier.
     
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