"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Dec 21, 2010

Yes, miserable bastards

"I just know that there wouldn't be this many people in the room if we were chasing a women's record," Auriemma said Sunday. "The reason there's everybody in this room, the reason everybody's having a heart attack the last four or five days is a bunch of women are threatening to break a men's record. And everybody is all up in arms about it. All the women are happy as hell and they can't wait to come in here and ask questions. All the guys that love women's basketball are all excited. And all the miserable bastards that follow men's basketball and don't want us to break the record are all here because they're pissed."


(emphasis mine)

The sports writer responses which follow are a hoot.


AlanSmithee said...

Wait...women play basketball?

davidly said...

Wow. Reading your transcript and listening to Geno firsthand, I get the impression that he is being at least partially flip (read: truth in comedy).

That so many others get their panties in a wad about it gets me thinking and makes me think that there is something to this dialectic thing after all.

Jack Crow said...

I don't know if he's being coy or not. Watching the video doesn't seem to give that impression, but I dunno.

And there's nothing to the dialectic that can't be found in utterly useless ruling class Hermeticism, first.

Landru said...

I just plain don't like UConn.

Oh, I'm sorry, I was supposed to talk about something else. Yes. Sportswriters are completely fucked up about womens sports. Womens basketball is awesome, and Kristi Toliver will still prove it by sinking a three while eating your kidneys. Go Terps.

Walter Wit Man said...

On the local news last night they showed clips of the most recent UConn game and the first thing they showed was the coach kissing one of his players on the forehead and the announcer said, "you wouldn't see John Wooden kissing his players."

The very next segment after the UConn game was a fight that broke out in the women lingerie football league: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/21/lingerie-football-brawl-caliente-breeze_n_799596.html

Jack Crow said...


There should be an island to which sports writers are sent, after two years in the business. The price they have to pay. Fuck it, let's send all cops, politicians and bankers there too.


Unsubtle bastards, eh?

Randal Graves said...

I can deal with moron sportswriters as long as they're no longer permitted to vote on Important® stuff like postseason awards.

Jack Crow said...

It's a silly industry.