Thursday, July 06, 2006


Allright, readers, here's a quick lesson on how not to handle a depressing time in your football program's history. A Florida man pleaded guilty in federal court to an incident in 2004 where he called and harassed Tyrone Willingham, apparently while three sheets out of his gourd. On the whole, it's a pretty funny story, because hey, who among us hasn't thought about giving Willingham a piece of our minds in a drunken rage during his coaching tenure. By the grace of God we were ignorant of Tyrone's personal phone number in our darkest and drunkest hours.

However, the story takes a turn for the disgusting as it is revealed later in the article that there was a strong theme of racism in the caller's comments. Very, very, very uncool. As a result of taking a drunken prank too far, Mr. French will spend some time cooling his heels and working off a federal misdemeanor charge. Remember, flaming bag of dog poo = hysterical, flaming cross = despicable federal crime.

Just a sidebar, but the caller's name is Andy French, which happens to be the name of the hard-drinking protagonist from the cartoon Mission Hill. Anyone pick up that reference? No?


At 7:52 AM, Anonymous bullfrog said...

I totally missed that, but, man, Mission Hill rules. "Damn that kid and his douchebaggery!" effectively changed my life. Good times!

At 9:35 AM, Blogger IrishOutsider said...

Get out of my head!

I was all over that.

At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm close enough to UDub that I'm worried for next season. The first time we lose a game next year because we are having to play freshmen and sophmores on the lines, I might end up driving up to Seattle and yelling and cursing at the window to his office (without the racial slurs of course). Better yet, I'll find out where he plays golf, since yelling at his office would only be heard by his secretary...

At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yelling in his backswing? That's cold...

At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Proton Jockey said...

If you want to see where he plays golf, you'll have a lovely view if you go to any games at Washington. The parking lot and stadium have a nice view of the campus driving range. Did remarks about its proximity to the field become the topic of many, many jokes on a recent pilgrimage to Seattle to watch Tdubs start destroying somebody else's program? Certainly not. Certainly not.

At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Ofcr. Tim McCarthy said...

Important to note that according to media reports, the guy also did the same thing to Steve Lavin (UCLA BB coach) and Joey Harrington. So the most likely explanation is not that he's an ND fan, but that he's a gambler with anger management problems (which I guess is redundant), and those three guys each cost him money.

At 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like one of the "three sheets out of his gourd" came from the one he wears on his head. I agree, not cool "peer pressure".

At 8:26 PM, Blogger parnellpr said...

Hey- just found u via blog search for brian cushing. Have to plead guilty to a few things.

1. Am a bit of a newbie to American
2. Have dual allegiance to USC and ND.
3. I'm English so don't blame me if my terminology isn't always 100%

I blog on sports amongst other things. Have posted tons on the world cup. When the American Football Season starts will try and blog on that 2. We don't get college football, but we do get quite alot of Pro stuff. You just have to be prepared to stay up late to watch it. Feel free to stop by and comment. I will be back. Cool blog btw. Pippa

BTW do you think the photo of cush could have just been from a wrong angle? I hope so, wouldn't want to see such a fine specimen going to waste.

At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey parnellpr,

that's cool that you're getting into American football. also known as "football." welcome to the best sport on the planet. maybe with the exception of the 4 weeks of World Cup every 4 years. but only because that's not on during college football season.

first, a suggestion. you cannot have a dual allegiance to both USC and ND. this is one of the oldest and most-storied rivalries in college football. pick a side. (hint: only french people and hippies cheer for USC...)

secondly, what's the fascination with cushing? do the english find him attractive? i pray to God not.

lastly, and most importantly... Go Irish.


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