Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Florida Gators: Profanity, No. Stupidity, Yes.

I make no secret of the fact that I ab-so-lute-ly detest the Florida Gators.  Remember that, because that's the last time I'll write the name of that team in this post.

They're arrogant, cocky, and obnoxious.  While FSU has to make sure all their players are out of jail by Friday for a Saturday game, apparently the Alachua County Sheriff's Department just runs a bus full of players to the stadium the day of the game.

Last Saturday they played Auburn (let's not go there as well).  Will Muschamp apologized yesterday for using profanity on the sidelines during the game.

Now, let's not be naive.  Football is a man's game, and men sometimes use profanity to express themselves.  I'm from the South.  We call it "cussing".

So the Coach Cussed.  Not a big deal.  It only became one because ESPN (again, not going there), broadcasting the game, thought it would be a good idea to mike everybody and everything that was said on the sideline.

A train wreck just waiting to happen.

The picture of Coach Expletive above could have been taken anytime, anywhere.  It's one of his better angles.  Here, shoot me doing THIS.  No, wait, just shoot me.

And his apology?

"I do want to apologize for my language on the sidelines the other night," Muschamp said. "That's not something that's going to be tolerated here at the University of Florida, first of all, by me and our program.

Let me see if I understand this.  The coach cussed, it's not going to be tolerated by the school or by him or his program.

Isn't putting the person who stole your car in charge of protecting it kind of stupid?

I can't wait to see how he disciplines himself.  After that, the intolerant school will also have to do something, and last of all the program itself will smack him around.  Because none of me will tolerate what I did, as will not the Archer Avenue Trade School, neither nor the Alachua County Sheriff's Department university's Athletics Program.

What have we learned here today?

--Don't cuss.  Especially on live television.
--If you do cuss, you'd better go easy when you give yourself a whipping because there are others waiting in line for their turn.
--Apologize, but don't.

Makes perfect sense if you're a Gator one of "those people".