Article on Urban Meyer - His True Colors Reveled, once again!

Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by lsuforever, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. lsuforever

    lsuforever Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    22
  2. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    26,080
    Likes Received:
    1,247
    Casey Stengel once demoted Hank Bauer to 8th in the lineup and benched Billy Martin after a barroom fight at the Copa in NY where they and Mickey Mantle had been on an all nighter. Mantle stayed in the #3 slot. When asked why he didn't punish "The Mick", Stengel replied "I'm mad at him too, but not mad enough to lose a game over it".
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. TigerBacker70

    TigerBacker70 I'm the Cock of the Walk!

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    243
    Pretty scathing article from a Gator alum. But this could be written about a lot of coaches. It looks particularly bad when it's a star player who gets "forgiven" because no matter what the real reason, it's going to look at least somewhat like it's all about winning. If it were a third string walk on punter we wouldn't be having this discussion if he were reinstated.

    But the same thing has happened to knucklehead superstar athletes in Baton Rouge on occasion. More than once. Or twice. I don't recall the same reaction in the media. I guess it's good to have the public's goodwill in the bank because then you get the benefit of the doubt.
     
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    45,195
    Likes Received:
    8,733
    Les took a two season setback because of dismissing starting QB Ryan Perrilloux for offenses far less serious than Rainey's offenses. Les has dismissed players for bar fights, petty theft, and vandalism. But Rainey can stalk women and threaten murder and be back on the field?

    Meyer is a self-serving weasel.
     
  5. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    26,080
    Likes Received:
    1,247

    Examples?
     
  6. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    44,034
    Likes Received:
    18,018
  7. TigerBacker70

    TigerBacker70 I'm the Cock of the Walk!

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    243
    I heard the anecdotal story of a Dallas Cowboys team meeting during training camp when Jimmy Johnson was still in charge. A couple of players fell asleep in an offensive team meeting. Johnson sees it and gets irate. He has a coach roust Curvin Richards and cuts him on the spot, telling him to leave his playbook on his way out the door. He tells another coach "Please tap Troy on the shoulder and wake him up gently."
     
  8. Speedy G

    Speedy G Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2003
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    19
    Did Rainey do anything other than send a text?
     
  9. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    44,034
    Likes Received:
    18,018
    Yeah, he sent a text to his girlfriend that said "time to die". I wonder what's worse, Chris Rainey threatening your life, or Brett Favre sending you a pic of his wang chung.
     
  10. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Messages:
    45,195
    Likes Received:
    8,733
    He also pled guilty to a misdemeanor stalking charge.
     

Share This Page