Pachoops on this too:
Surprisingly he's pretty mellow about it for a Zona fan.
"Don't argue with an idiot, he'll drag you down to his level and beat you with experience."
Standing on the wall for Colorado Basketball since 2002.
No man wastes that many "f---s" over something he doesn't love.
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I believe that Pac-12 officials have taken on the NBA mentality in a bad way. Personal likes and dislikes of coaches and players influences their officiating. Further, there is a level of ego that should not be seen in officials and it rears its ugly head when something happens that embarrasses these officials.
My personal belief, and something for which no one will change my opinion, is that the national hubbub over the Chen shot in Tucson and Tad's statements afterward caused the Buffs to get boned by Pac-12 officials the rest of the season. This was especially evident in that the Buffs rarely got the majority of 50/50 calls when playing at home. It reached a head in the Arizona State game when the officials allowed thugball, lost control, and even called a foul on Jelly for a play on which he got knocked out by a blow to the head.
Ed Rush is responsible for this. The comments he made in the officials meeting regarding Zona's Miller were not, I believe, an isolated incident. Rather, these comments are a peek behind the curtain at the culture that Rush is creating. Larry Scott must move quickly and decisively to fix this issue. It compromises the Pac-12 competition along with the national brand image.
"Here's to the few who forgive what you do, and the fewer who don't even care." - Leonard Cohen
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading - Lao Tzu
The pride and tradition of the Colorado Buffaloes will not be entrusted to the timid or the weak
It is official now. Junk is a friggin genius - 4DB
see? I know nothing. - Darth Snow
Looks like the Pac-12 is hearing it on Facebook to:
Everybody's got plans... until they get hit. - Mike Tyson
The fact that this is the lead story on Sports Center means Rush can start packing his office up now. Too much of a media storm for him to stay. And given the tech called against Miller in the UCLA game, he was at best joking about giving a reward for a tech on Miller in order to emphasize t-ing Miller up.
I’m really disappointed in Scott. He had a golden opportunity to make a strong leadership decision and he blew it. Rush should have been fired immediately when Scott learned the facts. He’s still going to get fired but Scott now appears weak.
Anyone know the backstory on this, i.e., why does Rush apparently have a bug up his ass re Miller? Do these guys have a history with each other?
I agree that whether he was "joking" or not is irrelevant ... when you target an individual as the butt of a joke, it exhibits a disrespect that one's subordinates pick up on. It would be like your boss made a joke about a colleague in a meeting with his subordinates at which the colleague was not present. It sends the wrong message. Rush must go ASAP.
"Love him or hate him, L does his homework."
- J.R. Ewing
Like the Ukraine.
They are showing a live interview of Scott by Scott Van Pelt on ESPN. He is really grilling him.