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.
Shane Morales, Orgeon State’s “best possession receiver” (Palin shoutout to TO and Keyshawn), won’t be playing this weekend against Cal due to an injured hip. He injured the hip during a goalpost dunking contest.
Morales was not thrilled to be cornered by media. He said it wasn’t exactly a dunking “contest.” … “I think it was just me against the goalpost, and the goalpost won,” he said.
He said it was something he “does all the time.” Except the other times, he didn’t injure himself. “I didn’t think it was that bad (at first),” said Morales. “It just hurt.”
I remember when I was applying to schools. I called the University of Oregon with a question. The receptionist answered the phone and said, “University of Oregon. Quack, quack!” I hung up and crossed Orgeon off my list. Oh wait, Morales goes Oregon State. Never mind.
Morales sounds like someone Al Davis would want on his team. “Willing to go up against immovable objects? That’s moxy, Cable! See? Sounds like a player we should have, see. If he has a haircut I can set my watch to, let’s move up in the draft and get this Morales kid, Cable. That reminds me. Did I ever tell you about spending time with Francisco Franco? Now there’s a guy you could trust. Facists are men of their word, see. Not like that bastard Kiffin.”
The laughs never stop in Watts. Only if Ricky Baker could have joined in the fun. The least the school could do is invite Doughboy so he doesn’t feel left out. Unfortunately Will Ferrell’s funnier than Ice Cube.
Pete Carroll and Will Ferrell are recycling practical jokes. They’re going back to people falling from great heights in front of the team. In 2005, LenDale White faked falling off a building and reading. They must have tried nothing because they’re fresh out of ideas.
Offensive line coach Pat Ruel began yelling at a man atop a mechanical lift used for filming practice. The man fell from the lift, on the street outside a fence that surrounds Howard Jones Field, and landed on a cushion out of view of those attending practice.
A few seconds later, Ferrell [who wore a mask, half an Ironman costume and a Speedo-style swimsuit as Captain Compete] burst through the gate carrying the unhurt man.
As Ferrell addressed players, most of whom were laughing, another man emerged from behind the end zone engulfed in flames. After the flames were put out, Ferrell doused the man with water.
What pranks do you think Rick Neuheisel is pulling in Westwood Village? We’re guessing forcing UCLA players to draft potential brackets for the 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament or interviewing for other jobs while saying he’s not.
Who had it worse at BYU? McMahon or the brotha behind him? Always bet on black.
Don’t let my son into the BYU Hall of Fame? I’ll show you. I’ll write a letter and shake my fist with impotent rage. If you don’t respond, I’ll drink a whole pot of black coffee, shake a black person’s hand and burn some Donny and Marie 8-tracks. That’ll show you.
Mr. Tom Holmoe, I am writing this letter to you because it has been bugging me for over 25 years that my son Jim is not in the BYU Hall of Fame and that his jersey has not been retired. I am now 72 years old and I do not have much time left, so I am putting in writing what has been in my heart for the last 27 years. If Jim had gone to any other university in the United States, his jersey would have been retired and he would have been in their Hall of Fame in 1982. Jim was without a doubt the greatest quarterback ever to wear a BYU jersey. In fact, he was the best quarterback in the history of college football. He set 57 NCAA records, the most records ever set by anyone who ever played the game. This is a feat that was never done before or after him. He has the best winning percentage of any quarterback in the history of BYU. He led BYU to its first bowl win and also its second bowl win. He is the only quarterback with two bowl wins to this day. Jim was a consensus All-American for two years. Jim was the recipient of the Davey O’Brien award, given to the most outstanding quarterback in the country. Jim was first-team All-WAC for three years. Jim was the most valuable player in the WAC for three years. Jim was named first-team quarterback for the WAC’s 25th anniversary team. Jim was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame the first year he was eligible. But! He is not in the BYU Hall? How can you explain that? Oh! I know, he did not graduate, and that is one of your requirements. In that case, you will need to take out about 60 percent of the people in your Hall, as they did not all graduate. If you will take the time to take a poll of all Division I schools and ask them if graduation is a requirement to get into their hall of fame, you would find out that 99.9 percent of them would say it is not. After all, the Hall should be based on their athletic ability, not scholastic ability. If you go back to see when this rule was put in place, you will find it was put in 1980 or 1981 and is known secretly as the Jim McMahon rule. It was put in as the only way to keep him out of the Hall. To make sure he did not graduate and mess you up, he was suspended from school right after his last game with only nine credits left to graduate. When he was recruited, the coaching staff assured me and my family that even though he was not a Mormon, he would be treated fairly. Obviously, that was a lie. The university and the Mormon church should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this miscarriage of justice to my son Jim. I can only hope that before I die this miscarriage of justice is corrected and Jim’s jersey is retired and he is inducted into your Hall and his name is placed on the ring of honor on your stadium. If this is not done, then you should rename your Hall of Fame the Hall of Shame. Very Truly Yours, James F. McMahon
The best quarterback in college football history? That’s stretching it a bit but Jim Sr. definitely has a point. How is it that Junior hasn’t been inducted into the Hall of Fame or had his number retired? The evidence leads one to think that the letter is onto something.
Junior credited BYU for helping him become an NFL quarterback but also claimed the school never pushed him for the Heisman when his numbers put him up with the best. He ended up finishing fifth and third respectively the two times he was up for the award.
The college and eventual pro great never fit in at the strict, religious institution and was relieved to leave when drafted by the Bears in 1982. As mentioned, he was discarded once he was no longer of use to the football program. One would think that he wouldn’t care whether he was inducted into the Hall of Fame or had his number retired. However it seems ridiculous for other BYU athletes to be inducted or have numbers retired when there’s no question he was the one of the greatest athletes to come out of that school. It’s questionable whether he was a better college quarterback than Ty Detmer but the argument can be made. McMahon did make it through his college career without separating both shoulders in one game. He was better than Steve Young. Yes, he was even better than Robbie Bosco. There’s no question he was a better quarterback than Danny Ainge and anyone else in the Ainge clan such as Erik. The future Tennessee quarterback should have stayed in the womb. The school even has artifacts from Steve Young’s NFL career but short changes McMahon’s achievements.
Surprisingly, BYU fans have been on McMahon’s side if one goes by the Salt Lake Tribune’s responses. Just for that, I’m going to refrain from posting the South Park picture from the Mormon episode as I intended to do.
Don’t expect BYU to have a change of heart. Junior doesn’t need BYU to affirm his greatness however the gestures would be decent parting gifts for a father who only wants the school to do right by his son.