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Getting fired 101: Simulating rape on your equipment manager

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MU_was_not_so_hard, May 3, 2008.

  1. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    UCF's baseball coach fired after holding down team equipment manager and acting like he was shoving a baseball bat up his ass.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/college/knights/orl-ucfcoach0308may03,0,1516793.story
     
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I'd like to know what you have to do to NOT get hired at Central Florida.
     
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Too bad that didn't happen to that one San Francisco 49er who did much the same thing to the trainer...
     
  4. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    That athletic program is going to some strange lengths to get the Sentinel to notice it.
     
  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I'd love to be in the meeting w/ the AD when he proposes the new media campaign.
    "Well, we need to beef up our exposure. Get me O'Leary and Bergman."
     
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'll bet the equipment manager simulated asking for it.
     
  7. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Another Lynn Hoppes exclusive.
     
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I'll admit it: I laughed.
     
  9. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    I wouldn't use that exact term . . . .

    But it is interesting how the sports editor's name is found on so many of their breaking stories. Not the most common occurrence at large newspapers that make a business of breaking news.
     
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Or maybe they are short-staffed like a lot of places and the boss jumps in and helps when help is needed? A lot of you guys gripe that your SE doesn't do much of anything. Here's one that does some stuff.
     
  11. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    That's another way of looking at it, Moddy.

    If I read the Sentinel regularly, I would have a better idea of what the situation really is.
     
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I don't see the paper or Web site every day so I don't know for sure.

    I have managed a short staff and I know there are times it is a pain to get everything covered, let alone deal with breaking stuff. There isn't someone sitting on GA you can call and say, "You're up."
    For instance, if something breaks in Richmond this weekend, they're up against it big. All available hands are covering the flying circus that is NASCAR. So sometimes an SE, instead of asking where his extra person is, has to say, "I'm that extra person." For my years as a writer, I had the resources and know-how to help. Lynn, I'm sure, is in the same position.

    Two viewpoints, neither of us wrong. We're just looking at it from different sides.
     
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