Rwa2play: As opposed to Barry Switzer who was an arrogant prick, period.
Jim from Saint Paul: What's the "dumbass" tag for?Seems like "Obvious" would be more accurate.
iamskibibitz: Takes one to know one.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: iamskibibitz: Takes one to know one.[img23.imageshack.us image 275x183]CSB:SOB (Barry) parked in my yard at least every other day on his way to his favorite restaurant. First time anyone ever someone said "Do you know who I am?!" to me. I was renting at the time and the landlord said I was responsible for the grass. They do this because I lived very close to campus and the people around me sold parking space on game days. Got a visit from the owner of the house I was living in and he read me the riot act and told me that Barry could park his little white Lexus anywhere he wants. Bad move on is part. He should have never told me who he was. Now when I had a problem with my apartment I never went to management (Coltrane the Slum Lords of Norman) I just went over to Othellos and told him about it. Nice dude once he got calmed down.FYI If you every want to meet Barry he still goes to Othellos often.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coltrane the Slum Lords of Norman
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zero U
SigmaAlgebra: I wonder how he will do when he no longer has the "arm punt to Evans" option to fall back on.
abhorrent1: Well..he is. Can't wait to see his shocked face if he doesn't get picked first in the draft.
twistedmetal: Switzer is still one of those guys that is approachable (if you are friendly to him, he will be too). He also very much still cares for his old players.
rickythepenguin: I know this story sounds like the infamous "what's up Knight?" story, but my parents saw it with their own eyes......A few years back, maybe a decade or so, they were going up to the ASU ticket office at the south of the football stadium. They see an older gentleman walking up, and realize it is coach Frank Kush, who built ASU into a national powerhouse in the 70s. Another guy maybe in his 40s sees him, and goes, "Hey, Kush, how's it going?" or something like that.Kush grabbed the guy by the collar and sternly said, "young man, you can call me 'Coach' or you can call me 'Mr. Kush', but you cannot call me 'Kush'."
walkingtall: Human nature I suppose
Rwa2play: Well, in Mr. Kush's defense, he kind of had a point.
HaywoodJablonski: If I were that talented I'd be an arrogant prick, too
AdmirableSnackbar: SilentStrider: More damning is Ron Jaworski saying he wouldn't take Manziel in the first three rounds of the draft, imho.That's making me re-visit my thoughts on Manziel. I get nervous when Jaws says something that I agree with even though in Manziel's case it's pretty farking obvious.
rickythepenguin: Rwa2play: Well, in Mr. Kush's defense, he kind of had a point.and speaking of Knight, I saw him at an ASU basketball game, some holiday tournament (with Dick Vitale; what, me drop names?) a few months after Indiana fired him, meaning this was circa 2000 or so, 2003, whatever. he had just been let go a few months earlier. He was sitting in the cheap seats with his wife, no one within 40 feet of him. just taking in the game. as fans start entering the arena, a few recognize him, and in mere seconds there's like, 40-50 people clamoring around him asking for autographs. His face made it clear he wasn't in the mood, and he called security over and was escorted to a VIP area. as he left, Dick Vitale shows up and they all walk out. Knight was pissed.Dick, however, stopped to shake hands and sign autographs. he was small. He turned it on for the fans, though, i remember him with the "ohhhhh, Arizona in winter, can't beat it baby, it's the best, the valley of the sun, it's fantastic, its super, ohhhhh...." tiny, tiny man though.
The Muthaship: walkingtall: Human nature I supposeI don't know. I was just thinking about that. It sure would be nice to be in the top tenth of a percent in a skill that pays a sh*tload of money, but I don't think I'd trade being a decent person for it.
SilentStrider: AdmirableSnackbar: SilentStrider: More damning is Ron Jaworski saying he wouldn't take Manziel in the first three rounds of the draft, imho.That's making me re-visit my thoughts on Manziel. I get nervous when Jaws says something that I agree with even though in Manziel's case it's pretty farking obvious.Jaws did admit that he hadn't watched all of Manziel's tape yet, so it's possible his opinion could change.But Jaws is a pretty good judge of quarterbacks, and if that's his first impression, I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt.
SilentStrider: More damning is Ron Jaworski saying he wouldn't take Manziel in the first three rounds of the draft, imho.
rickythepenguin: abhorrent1: Well..he is. Can't wait to see his shocked face if he doesn't get picked first in the draft.Pfffft. Telegenic, "can't miss" QBs never fall in the draft. And they certainly are never shown grimacing and slowly stewing in anger at every pick that isn't them.Go Fighting Irish,B. Quinn
Bermuda59: Johnny D-Bag says he's 6 feet tall, so he's not really little
forgotmydamnusername: Bermuda59: Johnny D-Bag says he's 6 feet tall, so he's not really littleConsider Switzer's perspective. By NFL standards, that isn't very big. Besides, I saw somewhere he measured slightly less than 6' at the combine. I'm bigger than Manziel, and pro linemen dwarf me.
Daedalus27: Johnny Manziel gives me the same impression I got from JaMarcus Russell. Lots of natural talent, but a questionable work ethic and decision making needed for success at the top level, especially at the QB position, isn't there. I get a strong sense he will be a bust, especially if the Browns were to take him. Sure Russell had the Raiders to ruin him, but I don't know if he would have ended up differently on a slightly better team. I could be completely wrong since I don't haven't been observing Manziel like some, but I just don't get a good feeling about him and I wouldn't draft him high.
abhorrent1: forgotmydamnusername: Bermuda59: Johnny D-Bag says he's 6 feet tall, so he's not really littleConsider Switzer's perspective. By NFL standards, that isn't very big. Besides, I saw somewhere he measured slightly less than 6' at the combine. I'm bigger than Manziel, and pro linemen dwarf me.He measured at 5'11" & 3/4 at the combine. I think he was "listed" as 6'1" prior to that. No one ever believed he was 6'1" though. But Brees and Wilson have proven you don't have to be 6'6" to be a QB.
Pumpernickel bread: HaywoodJablonski: If I were that talented I'd be an arrogant prick, tooReally. Maybe he isn't the physical specimen that NFL scouts are looking for, but I don't anyone can deny that he has that rare quality where he seems to play his best when the lights are brightest. He shows up in big games. Case in point - the chicken sandwich bowl and the Alabama game in 2012.Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are/were considered arrogant as well.
TheOther: I used to hate Barry, but since he's no longer coaching, I will give him this: Barry is more honest and more fun to listen to talking than 99% of coaches at any level.
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