Don’t act like a small (or large) part of you didn’t smile or nod with approval when Charlie Weis was dropped like a sack of potatoes during the Michigan-Notre Dame game. Let’s relive one of the few Michigan highlights from their wonderfully expensive failure of a season.
Perhaps some of you simply enjoy seeing horrific injuries and people in pain. Most of you probably harbor some sense that Weis is a douchebag and he had it coming. Everyone’s a big winner today. It’s official. He excels at being an asshole.
When [Jeannette Coach Ray] Reitz told Weis that [Terrelle] Pryor might attend a USC quarterbacks camp, he remembers Weis replying: “Why send him there? If he’s with me for one day he’ll be good, two days he’ll be great and three days he’ll be incredible.”
Later, unprompted, Weis asked the Jeannette coaches if they wanted to take a picture of his Super Bowl ring. “I did it, just to be polite, and then gave [the picture] to one of the kids,” Reitz recalled.
…”Here’s the best part,” Reitz recalled. “He says to Terrelle: ‘Call me tomorrow at 6. I’ll be watching where Brady Quinn gets drafted.’ “
Pryor never called. He chose Ohio State.
Weis is so good at being a jackass that former players and alums remember Gerry Faust with fondness when compared to him because “he was a nice guy”.
Weis celebrated barely beating Navy on Saturday as though he won the Fiesta Bowl. Congratulations on making a bowl. If that’s all Notre Dame wanted, mission accomplished. As pointed out by Teddy Greenstein and numerous others, Weis’ best season was with Tyrone Willingham’s players and their records are comparable. His players are nothing special and there’s no reason to think there will be significant improvement next season.
Notre Dame has no one to blame but itself for the sham that is the Charlie Weis era so far. He received an absurd contract extension without the results to back it up. It couldn’t wait to bend over for him and now it would look stupid canning him especially after George O’Leary and Willingham who most agree was given the shaft. Make no mistake. The school isn’t getting rid of Weis due to the contract despite what they say. Let’s not even talk about the money they would owe him.
Notre Dame fell for the three Super Bowl ring monte and Terrelle Pryor didn’t. That tells you everything you need to know about Notre Dame football. At this rate, even hoodlums and thugs wouldn’t play for Weis. So far his tenure is failure for a program as storied as Notre Dame and it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person.
Tony Kornheiser was spotted in Rehoboth Beach last weekend and the locals didn’t have much good to say about Mr. Tony’s conduct while in town. He was at the Big Fish Grill and made no friends with his arrogance on full display for the servers at the seafood joint says this Delaware blogger:
While at the restaurant, Kornheiser didn’t make too many friends, a source told me. After announcing that he was “too famous to he here,” a staffer finally found him a corner table to keep him from, ahem, all his fans.
Once there, the type of crabs he wanted weren’t on the menu (stop giggling) and he allegedly said, “I want what I want when I want it.”
My source swore he said that, but I’d be surprised if anyone could be such an ass. Staffers had to go next door to the Big Fish Seafood Market to get Kornheiser his precious crabs.
This, sounds pretty standard for Mr. Tony and for those used to his shtick it might’ve even garnered a chuckle…if he weren’t dead serious. I mean, if he was too famous to be there, why the hell was he even there? He could’ve gone to a number of restaurants in the area that could’ve better catered to Kornheiser’s needs, but to throw a minor tantrum saying “I want what I want when I want it” and making them go to a market to get the food he wants is a bit much.
You stop writing, you stop doing talk radio, you’re currently barely on the ESPN show that made you a minor national cultural phenomenon and now you’re just being an ass for no reason while waiting for football season to start so you can suck more on TV? We all know you are a funny jerk in your public persona, but who knew you were just a jerk in general.
Bono knows nothing about being a humanitarian. He may roam the halls of the UN Building and US Capitol advocating on behalf of his causes. He may make crowds chant slogans about racial and religious harmony at U2 shows and point out the Sikh kid in the crowd to show we’re all one people. He may have converted Jesse Helms but can he rumble a casino? I think not. Craig Bellamy would be happy to offer some lessons for a couple Tennants.
The West Ham striker and resident asshole began to rehab his image by opening a football academy in Freetown, Sierra Leone. That didn’t last long. Bellamy is accused of attacking a charity worker in Freetown after losing money in a casino following an all day bender.
“He was playing on a roulette table when something seemed to upset him. He was shouting and squaring up to people at the table.
“A few seconds later he jumped on one guy and started wrestling with him on the floor.
“The guy involved was an Englishman who is in Sierra Leone to help raise money for a charity that works with children orphaned by the civil war.
Bouncers eventually broke up the scuffle, dragged Bellamy out a rear exit and dumped him in the casino parking lot.
“Bellamy’s eyes were glazed over and he was in a rage. There were casino chips flying in the air and all hell broke loose. It took the local bouncers several minutes to drag Bellamy out of the club and all the time he was shouting and screaming abuse at everyone.
Bellamy has a long history of being a dick. The Sun has a rundown of his greatest hits.
FEBRUARY 2007: Bellamy attacked his then Liverpool team-mate John Arne Riise with a golf club because the Norwegian refused to take part in a karaoke contest.
NOVEMBER 2006: He was cleared of assaulting two women in a Cardiff nightclub.
MARCH 2004: The then Newcastle player brawled with assistant manager John Carver and hurled a chair at him.
JULY 2003: Bellamy was charged with racially-aggravated harassment outside a Cardiff nightclub but later acquitted.
SEPTEMBER 2002: He was found guilty by video evidence of butting an opponent while playing for Newcastle.
FEBRUARY 2002: He received a caution for hitting a woman in a nightclub.
He’s just doing it for the kids. Stay classy, Craig.