"Houston Nutt, take a hike."
"Frank Broyles, time for you to take advantage of that pension."
"John White, please step down. We can't take these 3 Million Dollar Debits."
Razorback Fans, these three people have moved on and no longer antagonize us with decisions, hiring and firing, and press conferences that would make Jesse Jackson muse to himself, "Boy, what was he thinking?"
A new page has turned. No, in fact, that book has been shut and a new team of scribes has started a new volume, this time from left to right. A spread out and passing offense, an innovative athletic director with a Social Security Number higher than 5, and a new chancellor who is the type that of chancellor that everyone has now come to appreciate because they cannot remember his or her name.
Yes, almost everyone is happy excluding the straggling supporters of the former triad. But where is the drama? Where's the excitement that keeps office productivity low and the egos of a select few high?
"An inside source has told me....."
Re-enter the world of message boards; slow this time of year, especially in comparisons to off seasons of recent past. No one to gripe about, no one to bash. How do the mainstream of Internet using fans get their kicks and their wanton for wordy pyrotechnics?
[Now enter Chuck Barrett - Stage WRONG]
Thanks to recent changes in the ownership and the manner in which the Razorback Football games are going to be broadcast, our rookie play-by-play guy, Chuck, is now on the chopping block for angered fans who crave restitution for his comments made on Mr. Barrett's old radio show, "Sportswrap."
"Fire Chuck! He's awful (although I like him at baseball), he knows nothing, he called us terrorists!"
In other words, "We haven't fired anybody in awhile. I'm bored."
Granted, there are people out there that have a genuine dislike for Chuck, and all "darksiders" did not appreciate many of his comments, nor he their's.....on the outside. Defenders will say that he had no choice in the matter due to his obligation to his family to keep his job. Some have said that they would do the same thing. It's all up for debate. Not everyone will ever be happy given all circumstances, but maybe, just maybe, it is time to try. It is time to move on.
Bury this (handle included this time) and let's move on Hog fans.
Both sides of the argument have their pros and cons. Detractors will call for his head, supporters will pump sunshine. Both will call issue of the other's ignorance. Neither, for the most part, will ever change their mind.
But for the sake of all of our sanity, please let it go. Complain about Chinese Olympic gymnasts not being potty trained, the hot weather, or even the uphill both directions walk to and from Razorback Stadium. Allow the knell to echo around the past that was the "Good ole Boys Network" and the "Murray State Mafia." Let the sports world hear it, then drown it out with cheers of jubilation starting August 30th, 2008.
Bind the old book closed, cherish its great memories. Lay down your keyboards of hate. Enjoy the new manual. Go Hogs!
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