A lack of institutional control
NFL teams wouldn't grab a guy under contract to another team, but the great educational institutions of our land find nothing wrong with it. So
I don't include the Falcons players in that category. They are delighted to see Petrino's rear end moving in a westerly direction. I just marvel at the hypocrisy that is constantly reinforced by our leading institutions of learning.
The University of Alabama gets a double-dipper award.
In 1976 I was the beat man, covering the Jets, when
But what I remember about the Holtz episode is that there was very little bitterness when he left. He was noticeably unhappy in New York. He hated the cold. You'd see him out there at practice, shivering in a thin, team jacket, looking small and vulnerable, the players smirking at his misery, and you'd feel sorry for him -- at least I did. I remember writing a very soft piece about his leaving, and a day later I got a phone call from
No one felt that way about
("Another copout, you mean," says my Flaming Redheaded wife, and honey, will you please be respectful when someone's trying to express real deep thoughts).
Petrino questions first, since it's the most recent item on my shattered mind.
And thank you,
Which brings us to
Here's another historian, and I can't get enough of 'em.
Still more O-line, which is just fine with me. Where do I rank Colts' center
Hey, here's a good one.
Two questions from
Finally, my E-mailer of the Week is