A few weeks ago I wrote a cynical blog titled “More Blue Ribbons Needed: Penn State’s Can of Worms Opens Wider.” I informed Coach O’Brien of it with a Tweet, “Your Blue Ribbons is a bad idea” to which he responded tersely.
Instead of responding to the idiocy of the Blue Ribbons, Bill commented only on my uncomplimentary reference to him. He tweeted me back saying, “Lackey coach, Screw you”
Of course, he was angry. No one likes to hear a derogatory remark about himself especially when it is undeniably true.
On Friday, September 14, I tweeted him again saying, “U ought to speak tomorrow at Rally for Resignations. One rant against sanctions could turn your team around & save your job.”
Evidently, he had not noticed my name for likely he would not have responded. His response: “Silly to even suggest it”
Feeling to the contrary, I posted my reasons on his Facebook page, I like Bill O’Brien. To wit:
Till now I hadn’t realized you had a Facebook page. Had I known, I would have made comments all along, such as, Good Job, Keep up the Good Work, Congratulations, etc.
Anyhow, I got a suggestion that might cut back on defections and rekindle your team’s waning spirit. Here it is, it’s simple:
All you have to do is join Franco Harris at 10 o’clock this coming Saturday morning on the Old Main Lawn for the “Rally for Resignations” of the Board of Trustees. Tell your team to be in attendance and notify the local papers of you intend to speak.
Of course you do not want to alienate the Board who butter your bread so lavishly, so to speak, so don’t say a word disparaging about them. Instead, just address the sanctions. Say how unfair you think they are and that they should be lifted at once.
Everyone—fans, players, and the Board, yes the Board too, will be indebted to you.Everyone—the fans, the players, and the Board—yes, the Board too—will be indebted to you. [A 2-10 record would underscore the preposterous sanctions.]
What’s more you will likely be around awhile in your coaching capacity. However, if your crestfallen players continue to play as they have been playing, the team will likely not win more than two games this season, thus, you’ll be out the door looking for another gig.
P.S. If you would like me to help spread the word about your brave stand, just let me know, I would be glad to do so.
All the best,
Anyhow, Coach O’Brien did not heed my advice. Evidently, he feels that he doesn’t need any advice from anyone, especially from a no-count, hetero, Bible-believing blogger.
Although on Saturday afternoon the Nittany Lions crushed the hapless Midshipmen, Coach O’Brien should realize that one win over a weak sister in itself does not make a winning season.
After the game I tweeted him once again saying, “Congrats on PS’s first win since 1997. Here’s hoping it won’t be your team’s last win of the season!”
“Go away” was his cold reply. But his reply, to be sure, was not to the quip above alone; on Friday I had made another post to his Facebook page:
Such scenarios as those implied or expressed below will likely occur sooner or later. Hence, here are a few hypothetical situations for you to comment on and a few direct questions to answer?
After learning that one of your coaches or players is gay, bi-sexual, or transgender—what would you do?
Would you embrace a high school prospect if he had an alternate life style? Would you hire an assistant coach if he refused to state his sexual orientation?
Last: Would you object to transvestites on your team’s cheer-leading squad?
Inquiring minds would like to know. Thanks.
“Go away” I would, if Penn State were not being ravaged by a pedophilia scandal and by an ongoing widespread effort to cover it up. Yes, indeed I would “go away” and would be as mum as a mummy, or say, as a Jonathan Luna or a Ray Gricar.
Be assured, readers, my intent for jesting with Bill is not to poke fun at him as an end in itself, but rather, to have him open his eyes to the folly of his being slavishly submissive to the Pink* Board of Trustees whose members—all of them—to various degrees, are implicated in the scandal as accessories before or after the fact including its ongoing cover-up.
In a soon upcoming blog I will explain why Coach O’Brien must stand up to the Pink Board of Trustees if Penn State’s Football Program should ever return to its glory days.
Before that, however, I should first like to inform my readers of the recent sham “Rally for Resignations,” of the Pink Board of Trustees and of a certain fact that has just come to my awareness that invalidates Louis Freeh’s supposedly impartial report and discredits the Pink Board of Trustees.
Following those three blogs, the next one will be about the “Pink Agenda” which the licentious Graham Spanier, former Chairperson of the Pink Board of Trustees, initiated when he took office as president of Penn State and has succeeded in implemented during his sixteen-year tenure.
*Pink refers to unflagging support of virtually all (LGBT) or Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, & Transgender initiatives.