Grinds My Gears- Go Coach Intramurals, Brother.

I know this is soooo not what my blog is about anymore. But I had to do it. I HAD to.

You know what really grinds my gears?

Dan Hawkins.

Ok, ok. I know it’s a way overdue post. I’ve kind of been sitting back, silently hating this man, afraid of karmic consequences of releasing the fury of wrath I feel for him. But the time has come. I don’t think I can stand to see ONE.MORE.QUOTE. regarding “it’s not about winning or losing.” Hey Sloppkins- It ain’t intramurals, brother.

My intramurals basketball team, The Cleaveland Steamers, took winning more seriously than he does. And you want to know what? We won the Coed Basketball Open League (for you couch potatoes, that’s the highest league) CHAMPIONSHIP every semester. That’s what happens when it’s not just about “character” and you give two sh*ts about winning!

“It’s not whether you win. It’s not whether you lose. It’s who you are and how you operate. … There are going to be some things in your life not so good, and how you deal with that is really, really important.

The great thing is, I think they hang to that message and they cling to that message and they believe in that message.”-Dan Hawkins

You know what message I, the ticket holder, the fan, believe in? Winning football games. I believe in recruiting 5-Star athletes that would love to come and play at Folsom Field against some of the greatest football teams in the country in the new Pac-12. I believe in lobbying the powers-that-be into more lenient academic standards for athletes so that we can compete. I believe in rushing the field when we upset the number 3 ranked BCS team and not when we beat an unranked, pathetic SEC team and “making a tradition” out of it. I believe in being a class act and stepping down when I know that, Godammit I tried, but I just can’t help this team anymore. I believe in taking the blame when I am at fault.

But hell, Hawkins isn’t any better than any of the skeezy politicians we elected yesterday. I wouldn’t be surprised if instead of going off to coach some unknown D2 school (if they’ll take him), the Hawk enters politics. It’s much more suited for him anyways.

Let’s get the People’s Choice in here, Eric Bienemy and start doing something.



4 responses to “Grinds My Gears- Go Coach Intramurals, Brother.

  1. During the OU game Dan Hawkins did something that was a microcosm of his 5 years as CU’s coach. As Aric Goodman was attempting a 40 yard field goal Dan turned his back and didnt watch the kick, but waited to see the reaction of the team and crowd to know the result.

    Face it, Dan was never in it to make CU his last destination. Dan is not a Buffalo. He loves to use words like commitment, doing things right, and consistency. Well Dan its great that you can talk, but talk is cheap. Win.

    Great article. You are a ninja with the english language.

  2. Glad to see the gears are grinding again! Even being on the opposite side of the world, I’m getting so massively frustrated with that man. What is CU thinking by not replacing him?! Let’s start a petition…

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