Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jul 13, 2016.
Can't Phil go fix Baylor already?
People reacting strongly. Some calling bullsh!t.
Others saying that Phil may have gone for dramatic effect, but the important thing here is that CU is actually talking about these things openly, not sweeping them under the rug or ignoring the feelings some have (which is done elsewhere), and that CU has a will to make things better.
But, man, I saw that and all I could think was: "There goes CU again, doing its best to make national headlines with a poorly worded quote that's going to hurt the university's reputation regardless of intent."
What's the shortest book in the world?
Great PR Moves: The CU Edition
Edit: bcs links to a thread that's behind the member pay wall to complain about too many threads on a topic.
^^ Good thinking.
What the hell is wrong with this guy. Yeah, I'm sure the Denver media won't pick it up. We don't need this kind of publicity.
Didn't South Park do an episode on this topic when the Ed Bannon /EA Sports case was hot? Depicted Cartman as an Antebellum plantation owner standing --- at CU.
Reddit CFB picking it up:
I guess I don't see how this paints the university or the athletic department in that bad of a light. Yeah, these are sensitive issues (and people will latch on to that), but these exact issues are issues at every school, and DiStefano's communicating the athlete comments to the regents suggests that he's actually giving athletes a voice. Why is that bad?
I agree with you because I read everything in context. Unfortunately the only thing the media will pick up on is this statement, "DiStefano says black athletes call Dal Ward Athletic Center "The Plantation" because all they're valued for is their athletic contributions."
I think this could be tremendously positive. Most here don't think DiStefano is the one who can carry that torch. He sort of can mess up a wet dream.
That little man is just not a smart man and has repeatedly found ways to put the AD and specifically the football program in a bad light. Wish he would drop off of the face of the Earth. What an asshat!
I agree with BSN's take.
Thank University of Colorado Chancellor for sharing “Plantation” story
Doesn't mean that belief has to be made public.
Phil DiStefano and Gary Barnett for that matter, should have just learned sign language and stopped speaking. Both would be further ahead in their prospective careers.
So using someone else's words for the better is a bad thing?
Not seeing anything wrong here at all.
I know it's just a silly CSU nerd and then a small, possible bot reporting Twitter, but this is the problem with the tweets she sent. It's small right now, but this could absolutely be seen in a bad light.
This is where RG can show some leadership by responding in an appropriate manner. We pay him enough to handle it.
How do you think he should respond?
Where is "for the better" part?
The most powerful person at our state's flagship Boulder campus dropped a "plantation" bomb to get people's attention, and then he admitted that it has stuck with him "for a while", then he failled to address the issue beyond "we gotta change something."
I compare that in the backdrop of Dallas police chief David Brown who has been an absolute boss in addressing the racially motivated police ambush. Brown is decisive, has forged change, excersizes judgement, and looks good under pressure.
Phil's main contribution to the CUAD has been to emphasize ballanced budgets, compliance with NCAA rules, and focus on student-athlete GPA while being indifferent to on-field accomplishments as the football program fell from national prominence to a nobody during his watch.
DiStefano is Benson's lapdog who gives no ****s about getting CU to the Rose Bowl.
CU needs less plantation talk and more new blood.
Daily camera headline is exactly how the news agencies will run with it.
This should be great for recruiting Phil.
I can't believe how stupid this guy is. Does anyone understand PR at CU?! These foot in mouth scenarios are getting old. I don't know why I'm mad. I should have known something like this would happen once CU started gaining some momentum in football again. I'm convinced these guys absolutely do NOT want to support the AD. It's like they've been forced to support it to help the university monetarily, but in secret are looking to sabotage it. Probably the worst time to say something like this with the BLM movement making so many headlines.
Ask Phil cough up the funds for the non-revenue Olympic sports and let all football revenue get reinvested back into the football program.
If PDiS doesn't like that solution, then suggest the chancellor STFU.
Can we merge the two threads?
This is absolutely not true. I can understand why you would think this based on today's statements, but I have had personal conversations with him and can say based on that that he does understand that Athetics is the "front porch of the University [his words].
I can also agree that the criticism of his statements today, and actions in the past are 100% justified, your charactism of him above is wrong.
About that Front Porch thing; Supporting the CUAD as a marketing tool for the university is different than being a sports fan.
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