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"Go play intramurals, brother"

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

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    That's freaking hysterical, and I agree with Hawkins 100 percent. If you want your kid to have more than a couple weeks off, then let him transfer to a D II school, or have him play intramural flag football.
  2. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    No, that was Coach Orgeron from Ole Miss

    "Yo, yo, yo, yo, yooooo, yo, yoooo, yo, Football!"
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Too bad that attitude won't work on high school parents...
  4. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    He was spot-on in his observation (though his delivery was unconventional). The letter probably came from a parent whose son was a recruit from the previous coach. Maybe attitudes like that, and not the new coach, is what led to Colorado's loss to Montana State.
  5. Jeff_Albertson

    Jeff_Albertson New Member

    The rant came in response to a beat reporter's question: Why did seven players leave the team? Pretty innocent question, needed to be asked, but apparently, it touched a nerve.
  6. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    That line is from a song that makes fun of Orgeron's indecipherable speech ...

    and here's an example from an ad for a local Hummer dealership in Mississippi

  7. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    Dan Hawkins and Howard Dean are distant cousins.
  8. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    If you watched the video, did you notice all the NEWSPAPERS on the talking heads' desk? ;)
  9. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    And we're going to Kansas and Missouri and Iowa and Texas and Oklahoma and then we're going to San Antonio to win the Big 12 Championship YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    It was in a Colorado newspaper last Thursday. Obviously, doesn't have the same effect as what's on tape.


    After his news conference, Hawkins became highly animated when asked about recent roster attrition. He said he received an anonymous letter from a player's parents who were "bummed out the boys" would get only two weeks off between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of summer conditioning. Building to crescendo that had him pound a table and leave his seat, Hawkins said if parents sought more vacation time for their sons, they might be at the wrong school. "This is Big 12, Division I football . . . it ain't intramurals," Hawkins said.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Seriously, I think the parents have a good point. Why shouldn't they get to see their kids a little more.

    Hell the damn NFL players can take a few months off, but college kids can't get three weeks in the summer?
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    He saved those for the games this year. 2-10, go Buffs.
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