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"Go play intramurals, brother"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by FishHack76, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Sorry if I'm D_Bing but I searched and couldn't find any reference to Hawkins ....

    Priceless rant from Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins on a letter from a whiny anonymous parent


    I love how he starts out low key then just starts shouting. Way to tell those helicopter parents, Daniel-san!
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    That was nice work by the coach.
  3. This was one of his better ones. It happened a week ago, which is fantastic timing by ESPN. But he does this type of thing fairly often. None match "Go play intramurals, brother," but one time this season he was telling a story and stood up on a table he got so carried away.
  4. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Must be fun if you're a reporter ... never a dull moment
  5. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    Yeah, I heard this about a week ago. Still funny, though.

    Anybody ever covered Hawkins? I thought he was a West-coast, hippie-type coach.
  6. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    So, are Colorado fans now called Hawkimaniacs?

    Whatcha goinna do...Whatcha goinna do...when Dan Hawkins runs wild on you?
  7. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    What you gonna do, brother, when Hawkimania goes runnin' wild on you?!?
  8. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Does anyone know what prompted that rant? Was it a question or was he making a statement? It said something about him telling reporters the kind of toughness he wanted in his program, but I was just curious about the context.
  9. He's into zen and different types of philosophy, but I wouldn't call him a hippie coach. He isn't afraid to jump players. He's not fond of anyone who is soft, and that includes starters who sit out practice because of nagging injuries. That's at least my experience. He doesn't put up with any crap, which is refreshing. Others may have different opinions. I like the Hawkimaniacs idea, by the way.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    That was first-rate stuff.
  11. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    I heard he even tore his shirt off
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the NCAA would say about the Colorado football players apparently being required to practice or participate in "voluntary" workouts 48 weeks a year.
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