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Bobby Petrino support group planning Monday rally

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As much opposition as Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino faces in the aftermath of his motorcycle crash-turned-cover-up, he also has supporters.

And, tomorrow, they’ll gather at 7:00 p.m in front of the Broyles Complex for a rally to show their support for Petrino, who is currently on paid leave following the revelation that a female football employee, Jessica Dorrell, was with the coach at the time of the accident.

It’s believed Petrino and Dorrell had a “previous inappropriate relationship.”

The professional carryover of that alleged relationship provides plenty of reasons to fire Petrino, but as was noted yesterday, the statement of cash flows is an enticing siren.

Besides, this ‘Merica, and people are welcomed to voice their thoughts.

Even if they’re wrong.

A closer look at the Facebook page shows the group, named “Team Save Coach Petrino” has over 5,000 sheep followers, so a sizable crowd at the rally is a definite possibility.

The group also released the following message asking supporters to contact athletic director Jeff Long and voice their opinion:

Arkansas Football: It’s the players running through the A, Hog Hats. It’s more than 70,000 fans calling, “WOO PIG SOOIE!”

Arkansas Football: It’s the State of Arkansas banding together behind one team, and a mascot like no other. Those select few who put on the jersey are, chosen. They wear the colors, they pay the price, and they succeed. They are exceptionable, they are Razorbacks.

Together we stand as tall as the tower of Old Main. Our memories are etched in stone like names on Senior Walk. And our blood flows Razorbacks Red. For 100 years we’ve been Hogwild, and today we continue the tradition.

We are, Arkansas Razorbacks!

SAVE OUR COACH!

(Hat tip: Hogs Sports Radio) 

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83 Responses to “Bobby Petrino support group planning Monday rally”
  1. cometkazie says: Apr 8, 2012 9:34 PM

    Anybody surprised?

  2. kplaya says: Apr 8, 2012 9:43 PM

    I find it sickening when people have a blind eye to immoral and unethical behavior when it works in their favor. If Petrino survives this no parent should want their child to play for him.

  3. frank booth says: Apr 8, 2012 9:44 PM

    Good thinking. People that make millions of dollars, cheat on their wives and families, and lie about the situation need support rallies. That’ll teach Petrino. A rose is a rose by any other name, but a razorback is still just a pig.

  4. kenny24panthers says: Apr 8, 2012 10:21 PM

    Look at all the Lsu fans on here, Arkansas won’t fire him just because our season, I’m hoping a good game against Lsu and a hard fought battle. I don’t understand why you want us to fire him so bad! Oh I know, because we finally have a good coach, but anyways goo luck!

  5. deadeye says: Apr 8, 2012 10:29 PM

    “We are, Arkansas Razorbacks!”

    ==========================

    That sounds eerily similar to “We are Penn State!”

  6. cometkazie says: Apr 8, 2012 10:31 PM

    I haven’t promoted his firing.

    I just think he should be held responsible for what he has done and that he be subjected to appropriate consequences.

    He certainly has low standards of behavior and is hardly a role model.

  7. crazyfootballfun says: Apr 8, 2012 10:31 PM

    Agree Coach Petrino an excellent coach. Not so sure he is an excellent man, and it bothers me a lot. Agree with the many posts of Deb on previous articles…this is not simply about a man having an affair. It is about that man hiring his mistress for a job in his office. Talk about abuse of power and possible sexual harassment claims. What about all those who did not get the job? Were they excluded because they were not sleeping with the coach? What about the multiple lies even after the accident? Does integrity count for anything anymore? What if Bobby was an average coach with an average school? Would this even be an issue? How can he punish students for their own lack of integrity? Coaching college kids is not simply about coaching the game..it is coaching them, teaching them, and helping them grow to be decent young men of integrity. How can Coach Petrino even begin to do that? Or is integrity not important any more and the only thing that matters is winning?

  8. kdbroom says: Apr 8, 2012 10:34 PM

    @kplaya,

    Look no farther than politics to see that most Americans just really don’t care much about immoral and unethical behavior when it potentially comes in the way of their agenda. Otherwise, we’d have dumped or voted out people like Clinton (extramarital affair, perjury), Bush (DUI conviction, admitted alcoholic), Gingrich (multiple affairs), etc. It’s sad, but a reality of our times.

  9. johnnyhotsauce says: Apr 8, 2012 10:46 PM

    I bet his wife will not be at the rally…

  10. timh1955 says: Apr 8, 2012 10:46 PM

    @kdbroom

    There’s a HUGE difference in doing something when you’re young as opposed to doing them when you are already in office. Bush’s DUI and alcohol abuse was long before he was an elected official. Gingrich’s political career was basically over after his affair. Clinton’s many affairs were both before and after he was POTUS and in addition he lied under oath about the affairs. Impeachment proceedings were started and he should have been removed as POTUS for lying under oath.

  11. alligatorsnapper says: Apr 8, 2012 11:02 PM

    Did Petrino have a pep rally when he left the Falcons? Oh, I forgot, he left in the middle of the night without notice…maybe he will do what is best for Arkansas and do the same thing here.

    Will Jessica be leading the cheering for Petrino at the pep rally?

  12. whatevnfl says: Apr 8, 2012 11:21 PM

    He’s such a liar and pig. There are so many things wrong with having a rally for that loser, it is simply mind-boggling.

  13. iplaybad says: Apr 8, 2012 11:26 PM

    This isn’t morality. It is big time college football. I don’t care if BP is a dirtbag. He’s made Arkansas relevant again after the last guy went Nutts. If he’s done something criminal, throw the book at him. If he’s off the hook criminally, let him post more Ws for the hogs.

  14. goheadbuttaknife says: Apr 8, 2012 11:41 PM

    Its all about comfort level. Are Arky fans upset that BP’s lifestyle is no exposed, or that they now know how the leader of thier men lives his life?

  15. mrpowers88 says: Apr 8, 2012 11:41 PM

    All this talk about him cheating on his wife with a 25 year old… I think the rally is just a bunch of people happy that it wasnt his sister…

    (Or, since its Arkansas, asking why it wasnt)

  16. polegojim says: Apr 9, 2012 12:05 AM

    Wow… that’s just mountain, backwoods bad.

    @iplaybad… the fact that you and others believe that is precisely the sickening point now, isn’t it.

  17. drmillhouse says: Apr 9, 2012 1:11 AM

    I’ll be there supporting him!! nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes! if he asks forgiveness who are we to deny it!

    WOOOOOO PIG SOOOIE!!

    RAZORBACKS!!

    WE GOT YOUR BACK BP

  18. frank booth says: Apr 9, 2012 1:24 AM

    drmillhouse says:
    Apr 9, 2012 1:11 AM
    I’ll be there supporting him!! nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes! if he asks forgiveness who are we to deny it!

    WOOOOOO PIG SOOOIE!!

    RAZORBACKS!!

    WE GOT YOUR BACK BP
    ===================================
    Always love the “everyone makes mistakes” excuse. Apparently that makes premeditated acts OK. Unlimited mistakes. Unlimited forgiveness.

    As long as the program is winning, of course. If Petrino lost 7 or 8 games last year, you’d be singing a different tune, wouldn’t you?

  19. frug says: Apr 9, 2012 1:46 AM

    I can’t believe all these people who care so much about their school are turning a blind eye to the fact that Petrino’s actions might have opened the school to a slew of legal challenges. Hiring someone you are in a romantic relationship with (if that is what happened) is just a whole series of lawsuits waiting to happen.

  20. blanchonegro says: Apr 9, 2012 3:07 AM

    Why not just write: We support the worst of the worst scum bags. We are Razorbacks

    SAVE THE SCUM BAG!

  21. coolhorn says: Apr 9, 2012 3:28 AM

    I’m surprised they’re not having their rally at the Clinton Presidential Library.

  22. ep870 says: Apr 9, 2012 4:07 AM

    Oh are you Becky Petrino? Are you one of his four children? No? Ok them shut ur mouth, this doesn’t concern you…….people who live in glass houses……. #teamBMFP

  23. tigadat says: Apr 9, 2012 4:15 AM

    You know, I’m a Tiger fan that bleeds purple & gold, but I also lived in Arkansas for 4 years & generally like to see them do well, when LSU is not involved. After all it makes the rivalry that much more passionate,& I will acknowledge that Bobby P is a very good football coach, but he is a scumbag of a man,& have really never cared for him as a person. I know Less Miles is not a perfect coach, but he has a heck of a lot more class than this guy! I would not hesitate for a second to send my son to be coached by Less, I have a very difficult time, however, wrapping my head around how someone would be stupid enough to want there son being taught life lessons (not just football), by the president of the pond scum social club!

  24. voodoo4409 says: Apr 9, 2012 5:27 AM

    Wow – hillbilly grammar is so difficult to follow….

    And, for the delusional pig fans who think you’re on the same level as LSU….you’re not….this could not have happened to a better guy than little bobby…

    The pics of little bobby, post accident, are priceless…he could be a pig cartoon character or the new piggie mascot…how apropos…Jk..lmao…stay classy…

  25. dawhorsefeathers says: Apr 9, 2012 6:20 AM

    ex·cep·tion·a·ble  (k-spsh-n-bl)
    adj.
    Open or liable to objection or debate; objectionable or debatable.
    Usage Note: Exceptionable and exceptional are not interchangeable. Only exceptionable means “objectionable” or “debatable”; exceptional means “uncommon” or “extraordinary.”

  26. iplaybad says: Apr 9, 2012 6:20 AM

    There may, in fact, be many criminal or civil problems looming for BP. If his lifestyle choices have caused issues in either legal arena, let him suffer.

    I’m just not here to judge someone ethically or morally when, as a fan of college football, my concern is seeing the best on field product. BP is clearly better than the guy before him in that regard.

    The character of some of the all-time great football coaches would definitely be impeached if they lived with today’s media. We celebrate their accomplishments in spite of their drinking, carousing, philandering, and (in some cases) blatant racism.

  27. tubaplayingprof says: Apr 9, 2012 7:02 AM

    If I may, I would like to divorce the football success, the coach’s clear talent, and the personal situation for BP and his wife from his employment at UA. For me, the issue is the possible cover-up AND the apparent misuse of influence. If he hired his mistress, then the university has to consider him an employee who has committed a serious offense. For that, the university should do something.

  28. deadeye says: Apr 9, 2012 7:16 AM

    Arkansas is doing everything it can to save Petrino’s job. Part of the solution, so to speak, is to pay off everyone who could shed more light on Petrino’s unethical lifestyle. He’s not out of the woods yet, but at least now we know that Long is doing everything in his power to save that poor little piggy Petrino.

  29. philme2 says: Apr 9, 2012 7:51 AM

    Sticks and stones! There will be more hating to come when we win the national championship this year. Ever heard of Jesus Christ? The almighty that died so we can be forgiven of our sins. I guess you guys didn’t pay attention at Easter service…

    We got your back BMFP!
    WPS!!!

  30. dryzzt23 says: Apr 9, 2012 8:00 AM

    Were the same “Fire Petrino b/c he performed an immoral act” people also screaming for Bill Clintons head after he cheated on his wife while in the White House?

    Did those same people rip the Marion Barry for committing multiple immoral acts while serving as Mayor of Wash. DC?

    I bet most of you people also demanded that everyone give Mike Vick a “second chance” b/c he just “made a mistake” when he killed those dogs for fun.

    Give Coach Petrino a second chance, he deserves it.

  31. chmba says: Apr 9, 2012 8:04 AM

    Reminds me of Saints fans and “Free Sean Payton” – doesn’t matter as long as we win!

  32. timh1955 says: Apr 9, 2012 8:11 AM

    *voodoo4409

    For someone from Louisiana to talk about the grammar of the “hillbillies” from Arkansas is a joke! And also if Arkansas isn’t at the level of LSU then LSU definitely isn’t at the level of Alabama.

  33. mountaineer50415 says: Apr 9, 2012 8:19 AM

    David watched a women taking a bath on the roof of the house next door. He sent for her. She had no choice as he was the king.
    We do not know that this is the same thing. All we know is that two people were together. He could have been the one who began the situation with his ability to make her move up. On the other hand they may have decided to do what ever together. Then later she could have blackmailed him into giving her a job. Who knows, or does anyone care? Why is it obviously all his fault? She is not a child.
    Wouldn’t you think that if it was a part of his contract that his moral character was involved, that it would have also been a part of the rules for her? After all she was working for the same company.
    In the book of Solomon there are many instances where young men all told to watch out for certain types of women. Women are not always the best of people and men are not always the worst.
    These days everyone wants to be equal so let them be. If he is fired then she should be also.
    By the way if you were his wife and you wanted a divorce, wouldn’t you want him to have a job?
    Also when Jesus said “He who is without sin throw the first stone, He also told the women to “go and sin no more.” It has always been a two way street.
    No matter what you think or believe, the young men who are football players are not responsible for these peoples actions. They should not be punished. Draging this out makes things really bad for the team. Make a decision soon based on the facts and not public opinion.

  34. kdbroom says: Apr 9, 2012 8:33 AM

    @timh1955,

    BS. George W. Bush was 30 when he had his DUI. He wasn’t “young”. By that time he was already a college graduate with two Ivy League degrees. He had no excuse. Gingrich cheated on his first wife with his second, and then on his second wife with his first. He also had no excuse.

    You are a textbook example of my point. You’re saying that what the Republicans did was okay (a youthful mistake or an immaterial mistake) and what the Democrat did was wrong. BS. All three were wrong, and Americans looked away from all three because it served their own purposes. That’s exactly what some of the Arkansas fans will be doing.

  35. apmn says: Apr 9, 2012 8:35 AM

    iplaybad,

    if you toss aside ethics and morals for certain situations (“my concern is seeing the best on field product”), then you cannot claim to have ethics or morals in ANY situation.

  36. jimbo75025 says: Apr 9, 2012 8:50 AM

    kdbroom says:Apr 9, 2012 8:33 AM

    BS. George W. Bush was 30 when he had his DUI. He wasn’t “young”. By that time he was already a college graduate with two Ivy League degrees. He had no excuse.

    ____________

    Agreed GWB was wrong for what he did, but by all accounts he cleaned himself up (with daddy’s help of course) and despite his bumbling, I do not recall anyone saying he had been drinking or doing blow in the 20 years or so before he became a public figure. Had he ran for office the year after his indescretions then he would have had a problem. Not a big fan of the man, but doing something 20 years ago and then straightening your life out is a big difference between Clinton’s lying under oath while POTUS, etc.

  37. broncsfan72 says: Apr 9, 2012 8:58 AM

    The whole world is ethically and morally wrong. One bad thing is just as bad as the other.

  38. kdbroom says: Apr 9, 2012 9:13 AM

    @jimbo75025,

    That’s all very true, and in general, I agree. The specific problem that I had with W., relating to his DUI, is that he turned around and selected a VP who had TWO convictions for DUI. In my humble opinion, this decision cast doubt on whether or not he really learned from his mistake. Sure, he reformed himself, but he also showed a lack of sensitivity to the seriousness of the offense when he picked a right-hand man who had made the same mistake, didn’t learn from it, and then did it again. In this case, it’s now GWB’s decision-making and underlying character that’s in question, rather than his mistake in the past.

    At least Cheney was 21 and 22 when he did it. I can understand others giving Cheney a pass on the “youthful indiscretion” argument (not myself), but certainly not Bush.

  39. tigadat says: Apr 9, 2012 9:14 AM

    @ dryzzt23; to answer your questions.
    Bill Clinton?
    YES!!!
    Marion Berry?
    YES!!!
    Michael Vick’s second chance?
    Well let’s see, he lost his job, spent time in prison,& showed remorse for his actions& lack of judgement…. So…. If your really prepared for BP to go through all that & go back to coaching again, somwhere else… I say sure give him a second chance. BUT there are always consequences to our actions,& he should own his. Just as the person who referred to king David, should stop & realize all the people’s lives that were lost or ruined b/c of his mistake, not to mention lossing his crown, for a time& running for his life, from his own son who wanted to kill him…

  40. dee6634 says: Apr 9, 2012 9:49 AM

    I say we only fire Petrino if he doesn’t win the SEC championship this year.

    I may not want him marrying my daughter, but I sure do want him coaching my football team!!!

    I may not ever want to hire him for my company to draw up our marketing plan, but I sure want him drawing up plays for the Hogs!!!!!

    I say if you’re not cheating, then you ain’t trying!!! Go Hogs!!!!

  41. stairwayto7 says: Apr 9, 2012 9:54 AM

    So in the SEC, its alright to cheat on your wife? What a hillbilly conferance!

  42. auburntigers34 says: Apr 9, 2012 10:24 AM

    hillbilly conferance? nice Big 10 education, stairway.

  43. frank booth says: Apr 9, 2012 11:10 AM

    dryzzt23 says:
    Apr 9, 2012 8:00 AM
    Were the same “Fire Petrino b/c he performed an immoral act” people also screaming for Bill Clintons head after he cheated on his wife while in the White House?

    Did those same people rip the Marion Barry for committing multiple immoral acts while serving as Mayor of Wash. DC?

    I bet most of you people also demanded that everyone give Mike Vick a “second chance” b/c he just “made a mistake” when he killed those dogs for fun.

    Give Coach Petrino a second chance, he deserves it.
    ===================================
    Petrino doesn’t deserve a second chance. His poor character is a known quantity. We know the guy cheated on his wife. We know the girl he cheated with was engaged to another coach, so we know he has no problem screwing over his own. He potentially gave this girl a job due to his relationship with her. He lied about the circumstances of his accident. This isn’t just a mistake. This is a guy committing a bunch of ethical, moral, and possible legal infractions with forethought. One thing would have been a mistake. His second or third chance already came when he could come clean about the accident originally and he lied about it.

    As for Michael Vick, he’s getting his second chance now- after he suffered the repurcussions from his actions. Why shouldn’t Petrino have to suffer for his actions.

  44. timh1955 says: Apr 9, 2012 11:11 AM

    @stairwayto7

    Maybe you should learn how to spell before making comments on a public board as you look like a total uneducated idiot.

  45. frank booth says: Apr 9, 2012 11:12 AM

    auburntigers34 says:
    Apr 9, 2012 10:24 AM
    hillbilly conferance? nice Big 10 education, stairway.
    ===================================
    Why don’t you tell us what is wrong with a Big 10 education. I’m assuming that you’re saying an education from an SEC school is more valuable. Can you expound on this?

  46. bozosforall says: Apr 9, 2012 11:35 AM

    frank booth says:
    Apr 9, 2012 11:12 AM
    auburntigers34 says:
    Apr 9, 2012 10:24 AM
    hillbilly conferance? nice Big 10 education, stairway.
    ===================================
    Why don’t you tell us what is wrong with a Big 10 education. I’m assuming that you’re saying an education from an SEC school is more valuable. Can you expound on this?

    __
    frank booth only shows his ignorance by not noticing the reason for the “nice Big 10 education” comment, thereby cementing the observation made by auburntigers34.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  47. dadsource says: Apr 9, 2012 12:20 PM

    Wow. Coach Paterno at PSU follows the rules and gets absolutely VILIFIED and murdered by the BOT, yet Petrino is a morally bankrupt coward and is lauded!

    There you go, SEC. You wouldn’t recognize class if you had a dictionary, thesarus, and Miss Manners all in the same room……

    Just win, baby……

    sickening

  48. Deb says: Apr 9, 2012 12:34 PM

    Bobby Petrino support group? Will there be a lot of coffee, donuts, and cigarettes? Will people stand up and say, “I’m Ted and I’m addicted to low-life coaches”?

  49. originolefan says: Apr 9, 2012 12:41 PM

    Listen who cares obviously the whole state/country loved Bill Clinton and he was ten times worse of a man than Petrino (at least Petrino’s women were cute) let him coach football

  50. iplaybad says: Apr 9, 2012 12:55 PM

    I certainly can make ethical and moral decisions in my personal life and NOT condemn others for their potential transgressions of either. I’m a relativist and an atheist; but, the guy who’s the supposed leader of the christian church said this:

    1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Mk. 4.24
    3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
    4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
    5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
    6 ¶ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

    Y’all down in the bible belt ought to get back into this guy’s teachings. I’m in no position to judge BP and certainly don’t care if he’s a bad person since I don’t have a personal relationship with him. Lots of successful people are bad in their personal lives. They don’t affect me. If they cause a crime or make their employer civilly liable, that’s something to which they’ll need to answer. If he’s off the hook, apparently y’all will be more than willing to judge him.

  51. frank booth says: Apr 9, 2012 12:59 PM

    Bozo- I notice the reason, but the statement is what it is- no matter how you slice it, it’s derogatory toward Big Ten educations.

    You see, if auburntigers34 had just said, “Nice education…” he would just be referring to stairways’s education. But instead he chose to unnecessarily slam Big Ten educations.

    I’m not sure why I have to explain this to you, as you should have been able to figure this out. You don’t even need a college education to see it.

    Bozosforall only shows his ignorance by not understanding the inference of the “nice big 10 education” comment, thereby highlighting his aptly chosen nickname.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  52. sports_dude says: Apr 9, 2012 1:25 PM

    Suspend him, fine the crap out him, and lets get back to winning bcs bowl games.

  53. prince5000 says: Apr 9, 2012 1:27 PM

    yes i live in arkansas. no i don’t want petrino to be fired. that being said – to the morons comparing this to penn state, go read the indictment about kids being raped over and over and then compare that to petrino.

  54. blueinok says: Apr 9, 2012 1:33 PM

    I thought this was a college football forum. Could we leave the Bush Clinton bullsh!t out of this. If I wanted to discuss politics I would go to a different site to comment.

  55. Deb says: Apr 9, 2012 1:38 PM

    originolefan says:

    Listen who cares obviously the whole state/country loved Bill Clinton and he was ten times worse of a man than Petrino (at least Petrino’s women were cute) let him coach football
    ————————————————–
    I can’t figure out why this is continually brought up–unless people are just determined to inject politics into a football blog. These situations have nothing to do with each other.

    I think cheating on your spouse is sleazy. But you can’t fire people because they break your personal moral code (unless there’s a morals clause in their contract). If Petrino were simply having a private affair, that would be between himself, his wife, and God. The courts later ruled in Clinton’s case that the government had no right to ask him about his private sex life. That made it a private family matter.

    But Bobby Petrino hired his mistress into a high-paying, important job for the football team. Reviewing her background, it doesn’t appear she’s qualified for that job. That means he misused the budget entrusted to his care and jeopardized the team’s high recruiting ranking. And if they fire her now, does that leave the university open to a harassment suit? It also appears he abused his coaching position to involve police in a coverup of his traffic accident.

    Does all that outweigh his coaching strengths? That’s Long’s dilemma. And he has to ask himself whether this guy can be trusted not to pull some other underhanded trick that could wind up with Arkansas on probation. Petrino does seem to have a pattern of unethical behavior. Putting your mistress in a recruiting position like that could open the door to all kinds of problems.

  56. bozosforall says: Apr 9, 2012 1:45 PM

    frank booth says:
    Apr 9, 2012 12:59 PM
    Bozo- I notice the reason, but the statement is what it is- no matter how you slice it, it’s derogatory toward Big Ten educations.

    You see, if auburntigers34 had just said, “Nice education…” he would just be referring to stairways’s education. But instead he chose to unnecessarily slam Big Ten educations.

    I’m not sure why I have to explain this to you, as you should have been able to figure this out. You don’t even need a college education to see it.

    Bozosforall only shows his ignorance by not understanding the inference of the “nice big 10 education” comment, thereby highlighting his aptly chosen nickname.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    __
    Yet you see NO problem with stairwayto7′s unnecessary slam of the SEC as a “hillbilly conferance”. And the “nice Big 10 education” was a swipe at the self-same arrogance that you are now showing regarding a “Big 10 education” versus an “SEC education”. So, yes I do understand the inference, Big 10 idiot. Your fellow Big 10 pompous arse started the shots over the bow regarding making derogatory comments, so if you want to gripe about any derogatory comments, first clean up your own backyard. Call out your own for making an idiotic comment and then maybe the other side will listen to you when you complain about what you consider “unnecessary” commentary.

    BTW,

    http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/News/2011/11/item39654.html

    When was the last time that a Big 10 school won one of those?

    And given that this is a SPORTS website, when is the last time that a Big 10 school has won one of these?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BCS_National_Championship_Game

    By providing the link, I made it easy to answer the question…even for a Big 10 fan such as yourself.

    Lose the overblown arrogance about academics (on a sports website, no less) and others will lay off when one of yours makes an academic (spelling or grammatical) error when posting here.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  57. guinsrule says: Apr 9, 2012 1:47 PM

    Can we please quit calling an extramarital affair a mistake? Cheating is a deliberate act. And “inappropriate relationship” in this case means it was ongoing over a period of time, calculated to deceive and only revealed in this case by a situation beyond Petrino’s control…hardly just a “mistake.”

  58. teedraper says: Apr 9, 2012 1:57 PM

    LOL@reading the comments of MISERABLE people. No one cares that you fools are MISERABLE in your own lives and would love nothing more than Petrino to miserable in his. This is what the world has become nowadays. The miserable jumping on any chance thery can get at the unmiserable in hopes of making their lives miserable.

    I am not an SEC fan nor am I an Arkansas fan but I find it hilarious that of all places….Arkansas is really thinking about firing their coach over what? Some extra pu-nanny on the side?? LMFAO!! what is the world coming to when people lose their jobs for what is not a crime against anyone.

    I don’t care how much he makes but the fact that this is even being considered baffles me.

  59. Deb says: Apr 9, 2012 2:09 PM

    @teedraper …

    I guess the fact that you’re not an SEC or Arkansas fan is why you think Petrino is in trouble over some extra “pu-nanny” :roll: No, idiot. He hired his extra into a high-paying football job she didn’t merit and has left the university open to a harassment claim. Plus he used his position to pull police off their duty stations to help cover up his hijinks. I don’t care what the old goat does in his off time. But he can’t hire it to run recruiting for his football team. Duh.

  60. teamobijuan says: Apr 9, 2012 2:43 PM

    Tiger Woods wishes he could have had a support group when he was under the exact same circumstances.

    Racism.

  61. frank booth says: Apr 9, 2012 3:01 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Apr 9, 2012 1:45 PM
    frank booth says:
    Apr 9, 2012 12:59 PM
    Bozo- I notice the reason, but the statement is what it is- no matter how you slice it, it’s derogatory toward Big Ten educations.

    You see, if auburntigers34 had just said, “Nice education…” he would just be referring to stairways’s education. But instead he chose to unnecessarily slam Big Ten educations.

    I’m not sure why I have to explain this to you, as you should have been able to figure this out. You don’t even need a college education to see it.

    Bozosforall only shows his ignorance by not understanding the inference of the “nice big 10 education” comment, thereby highlighting his aptly chosen nickname.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    __
    Yet you see NO problem with stairwayto7′s unnecessary slam of the SEC as a “hillbilly conferance”. And the “nice Big 10 education” was a swipe at the self-same arrogance that you are now showing regarding a “Big 10 education” versus an “SEC education”. So, yes I do understand the inference, Big 10 idiot. Your fellow Big 10 pompous arse started the shots over the bow regarding making derogatory comments, so if you want to gripe about any derogatory comments, first clean up your own backyard. Call out your own for making an idiotic comment and then maybe the other side will listen to you when you complain about what you consider “unnecessary” commentary.

    BTW,

    http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/News/2011/11/item39654.html

    When was the last time that a Big 10 school won one of those?

    And given that this is a SPORTS website, when is the last time that a Big 10 school has won one of these?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BCS_National_Championship_Game

    By providing the link, I made it easy to answer the question…even for a Big 10 fan such as yourself.

    Lose the overblown arrogance about academics (on a sports website, no less) and others will lay off when one of yours makes an academic (spelling or grammatical) error when posting here.

    You can’t make this stuff up.
    ===================================
    You have quite an imagination. I never touted a Big Ten education over an SEC education, nor did I even speak about the Big Ten in regards to winning championships. It’s quite clear that in the recent past, the SEC has been dominant in that area. It’s simply a better football conference than the Big Ten.

    Short temper there, huh bozos? You just tweak that thin skin and you go firing out without making any sense in regard to what was actually said.

    You said, “Lose the overblown arrogance about academics…”

    Show me where I was arrogant about academics. Please. I’d like to see that.

    Apparently, you can make this stuff up.

  62. cometkazie says: Apr 9, 2012 3:31 PM

    guinsrule says:
    Apr 9, 2012 1:47 PM

    Can we please quit calling an extramarital affair a mistake? Cheating is a deliberate act. And “inappropriate relationship” in this case means it was ongoing over a period of time, calculated to deceive and only revealed in this case by a situation beyond Petrino’s control…hardly just a “mistake.”
    +=+=+=+=+

    Seems as if his biggest mistake was getting caught.

    I don’t think it’s we SEC fans that are rushing to his support, but Arkansas fans. I for one am a LSU fan and expect the man to be held responsible.

    Nothing appears being leaked. They are apparently doing a good job keeping it under covers.

  63. bchapman2011 says: Apr 9, 2012 4:57 PM

    Petrino will keep his job this time but it really does not matter. Once a dirt bag, always a dirt bag. He will screw up again within the next 18 months and wll be terminated. Being a scum bag is in his DNA. Just ask the Atlanta Falcons.

  64. bozosforall says: Apr 9, 2012 6:25 PM

    frank booth says:
    Apr 9, 2012 3:01 PM
    bozosforall says:
    Apr 9, 2012 1:45 PM
    frank booth says:
    Apr 9, 2012 12:59 PM
    Bozo- I notice the reason, but the statement is what it is- no matter how you slice it, it’s derogatory toward Big Ten educations.

    You see, if auburntigers34 had just said, “Nice education…” he would just be referring to stairways’s education. But instead he chose to unnecessarily slam Big Ten educations.

    I’m not sure why I have to explain this to you, as you should have been able to figure this out. You don’t even need a college education to see it.

    Bozosforall only shows his ignorance by not understanding the inference of the “nice big 10 education” comment, thereby highlighting his aptly chosen nickname.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    __
    Yet you see NO problem with stairwayto7′s unnecessary slam of the SEC as a “hillbilly conferance”. And the “nice Big 10 education” was a swipe at the self-same arrogance that you are now showing regarding a “Big 10 education” versus an “SEC education”. So, yes I do understand the inference, Big 10 idiot. Your fellow Big 10 pompous arse started the shots over the bow regarding making derogatory comments, so if you want to gripe about any derogatory comments, first clean up your own backyard. Call out your own for making an idiotic comment and then maybe the other side will listen to you when you complain about what you consider “unnecessary” commentary.

    BTW,

    http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/News/2011/11/item39654.html

    When was the last time that a Big 10 school won one of those?

    And given that this is a SPORTS website, when is the last time that a Big 10 school has won one of these?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BCS_National_Championship_Game

    By providing the link, I made it easy to answer the question…even for a Big 10 fan such as yourself.

    Lose the overblown arrogance about academics (on a sports website, no less) and others will lay off when one of yours makes an academic (spelling or grammatical) error when posting here.

    You can’t make this stuff up.
    ===================================
    You have quite an imagination. I never touted a Big Ten education over an SEC education, nor did I even speak about the Big Ten in regards to winning championships. It’s quite clear that in the recent past, the SEC has been dominant in that area. It’s simply a better football conference than the Big Ten.

    Short temper there, huh bozos? You just tweak that thin skin and you go firing out without making any sense in regard to what was actually said.

    You said, “Lose the overblown arrogance about academics…”

    Show me where I was arrogant about academics. Please. I’d like to see that.

    Apparently, you can make this stuff up.

    __
    When I said “lose the arrogance”, I was talking in a much larger sense…as in both you and I KNOW that most Big 10 fans love to spout crap regarding academics (as witnessed by the guy that you were defending here, stairwayto7), mostly to deflect criticism from the fact that their athletic teams cannot compete with the SEC. Don’t feign ignorance in that regard, because no one is buying it.

    Apparently, you can pretend that this stuff isn’t true.

  65. frank booth says: Apr 9, 2012 7:34 PM

    bozosforall- You’re clearly out of your mind. I never defended stairway at any point.

    Your inferences and assumptions are dead wrong. I’m not one of the people that spout crap about academics, so your attempt to categorize and dismiss is futile. Just because some Big Ten fans do that, that doesn’t mean all of them do. I’m sure you’re smart enough to figure that out.

    All you’re doing is trying to categorize me based upon your bias against Big Ten fans.

    I know where my school stands in football and academics. I went to Minnesota, where they haven’t fielded a competitive team in years, and while academically, Minnesota has some very good programs, it’s not on the level of Michigan, Illinois, Northwestern, or Vanderbilt.

    I didn’t bring up the academics on this thread, other people did.

    My suggestion is that you end this discussion so you don’t look like such a BS artist. You’re working off of faulty assumptions and shaky inferences.

  66. teedraper says: Apr 9, 2012 11:11 PM

    @teedraper …

    I guess the fact that you’re not an SEC or Arkansas fan is why you think Petrino is in trouble over some extra “pu-nanny” No, idiot. He hired his extra into a high-paying football job she didn’t merit and has left the university open to a harassment claim. Plus he used his position to pull police off their duty stations to help cover up his hijinks. I don’t care what the old goat does in his off time. But he can’t hire it to run recruiting for his football team. Duh.
    ——————————————

    Yet NONE of that is a crime you freaking peasant. Take the self righteous act & shove up your perfect a$$.

    Nepotism has been running wild forever so now Arky runs risk bc he hired someone he was screwing?? Bwhahhhahalololol Are you a fool or do you just play one on TV.

    & sorry to tell you but all gig profile football coaches have certain entities of police at their disposal you tool.

    Wake up & STFU

  67. frank booth says: Apr 9, 2012 11:28 PM

    @teedraper

    You don’t have to commit a crime to get fired, and this has less to do with getting pu**y than it does with his lying and hiring of an unqualified person that he happens to be banging. He’s compromising the program. Look at how much negative attention he’s bringing to it right now. Most people that bring this kind of attention to an organization would and should get canned. The guy is scum, has been for some time, and always will be.

    And you’re worried about people making Petrino feel miserable. Do you think Petrino’s wife feels miserable right now? Do you think the coach that Dorrell was engaged to feels miserable right now? Do you think the cop whose job may be on the line now because of Petrino’s actions feels miserable right now? Petrino could care less about these people. He could care less about the individuals that he recruits to his program. If he stays, there will be plenty of material for rival recruiters to use against him.

    And since “all (high) gig profile football coaches have certain entities of police at their disposal”, does that make it right? Are you supposed to use them to lie for you? Apparently, you believe that.

    Actually, I don’t want him fired. I’d rather listen to the chants of the fans at Arkansas away games. Should be some good stuff. He’s an embarrassment to the university, and he deserves to be embarrassed in any way possible, as does the university if they retain him.

  68. cometkazie says: Apr 9, 2012 11:35 PM

    What happened at that big rally tonight?

  69. teedraper says: Apr 10, 2012 12:57 AM

    @teedraper

    You don’t have to commit a crime to get fired, and this has less to do with getting pu**y than it does with his lying and hiring of an unqualified person that he happens to be banging. He’s compromising the program. Look at how much negative attention he’s bringing to it right now. Most people that bring this kind of attention to an organization would and should get canned. The guy is scum, has been for some time, and always will be.
    —————————————

    He’s comprising a program that’s been perennial losers since forever! Are u kidding me with this self righteous act. Arky is lucky to have him & can thank Mike Vick getting locked up for that or else they’d NEVER EVER have this caliber of coach! NEVER!

    And you’re worried about people making Petrino feel miserable. Do you think Petrino’s wife feels miserable right now? Do you think the coach that Dorrell was engaged to feels miserable right now? Do you think the cop whose job may be on the line now because of Petrino’s actions feels miserable right now? Petrino could care less about these people. He could care less about the individuals that he recruits to his program. If he stays, there will be plenty of material for rival recruiters to use against him.
    ——————————————————-
    I’m not worried AT ALL about who he makes miserable bc I could care LESS! I do know that YOU are indeed miserable in your life based on the comments you wrote. You’re a joke man & you don’t know Petrino at all to judge who he cares or doesn’t care about. Know your place already. That man doesn’t know you & you don’t know him so save the personal statements about a man you don’t know. Maybe he & his wife are having problems that can’t be corrected & are only still married bc of the position he’s in. See, I take things like that into account which is why I don’t judge anyone bc I don’t know that man. Maybe you should try it whenever you step out of your perfect world.

    & Arky is nothing to recruit against. It’s a joke at best. You fans are so dumb & think you’re actually better than what you are. You fools have no idea it’s the coaching he provides is the sole reason why you’re even relevant.

    And since “all (high) gig profile football coaches have certain entities of police at their disposal”, does that make it right? Are you supposed to use them to lie for you? Apparently, you believe that.
    ———————————————–

    No fool, what I believe is the man was hurt & scared bc of the accident & called the officer that he’s known the longest bc in that time of need I’m sure all of us wants a familiar face. See, miserable people like you will always assume the worst bc it’s something your miserable self would. People like you that are corrupt at heart will always assume the worst about others.

    Actually, I don’t want him fired. I’d rather listen to the chants of the fans at Arkansas away games. Should be some good stuff. He’s an embarrassment to the university, and he deserves to be embarrassed in any way possible, as does the university if they retain him.
    ———————————————

    LMFAO@ the irony.

  70. frank booth says: Apr 10, 2012 1:41 AM

    teedraper-

    Odd that you would chastise me about making judgments, and then you make judgments about me, such as:

    calling me a “fool”, “dumb”, “corrupt at heart”, and “miserable”. And you speak of irony? How can you tell that I’m “miserable in my life based upon the comments that I wrote.?” I love it. Why don’t you tell me about my life?

    All you’re doing is engaging in an ad hominem attack. You don’t have the ability to talk intelligently about the issues, so you resort to name calling. Nothing more, nothing less.

    I find you amusing. I like your childlike observations and your inability to realize that you’re doing the very things that you accuse others of. But don’t be discouraged- it shows that you have plenty of room to grow up, and that’s a good thing.

    Wipe your nose and get some sleep.

  71. bozosforall says: Apr 10, 2012 10:18 AM

    frank booth says:
    Apr 9, 2012 7:34 PM
    bozosforall- You’re clearly out of your mind. I never defended stairway at any point.

    Your inferences and assumptions are dead wrong. I’m not one of the people that spout crap about academics, so your attempt to categorize and dismiss is futile. Just because some Big Ten fans do that, that doesn’t mean all of them do. I’m sure you’re smart enough to figure that out.

    All you’re doing is trying to categorize me based upon your bias against Big Ten fans.

    I know where my school stands in football and academics. I went to Minnesota, where they haven’t fielded a competitive team in years, and while academically, Minnesota has some very good programs, it’s not on the level of Michigan, Illinois, Northwestern, or Vanderbilt.

    I didn’t bring up the academics on this thread, other people did.

    My suggestion is that you end this discussion so you don’t look like such a BS artist. You’re working off of faulty assumptions and shaky inferences.

    __
    Defend yourself all you want to. But as long as you don’t also callout stairwayto7 (now that I know that he and you are both Minnesotans, I can see why you let him slide), you look like a hypocrite.

    My suggestion is that until you do call out both sides, you need to STHU. And my “assumptions” are based upon the majority of my observations, which indeed color my opinion and will continue to do so until the arrogant attitude of the Big 10 schools regarding academics is toned down.

  72. Edgy is Under THEE Thumb says: Apr 10, 2012 11:36 AM

    Bozo/Edgy – still the same old Edgy, making it up as you go in dissertation format.

    My suggestion is that you need to STHU yourself instead of telling everyone (most of the CFT readership) that disagrees with your left field assessments that their opinion is not viable because you disagree with it.

    Your “A$$umptions” are based on personal observations formed after eating your morning cheerios that everyone else seems to have pi$$ed in, which colors every opinion you have as negative/black.

    Now show us your true “Edgy-like colors” and regress to your typical name calling – again – for being called out for whom you really are. You’re still not fooling anyone, we all know an Edgy post simply by the offensive style of writing – its easy to discern.

  73. frank booth says: Apr 10, 2012 12:35 PM

    Bozos- once again, bad assumptions. You seem very edgy. I don’t even know who stairway is, and I’ve never seen a post from him regarding Minnesota. Second, I’m not a Minnesotan. You can actually go to colleges in different states than the one in which you live.

    Second, I can respond to whichever posts I want, and certainly don’t have to choose which ones for your benefit. However, I don’t see stairway’s point in putting down the academics of SEC schools.

    Your bias in regards to the “arrogant attitude of the Big 10 schools regarding academics” is based on the comments on a select few and you’ve clearly made a blanket judgment on anyone else who attended a Big 10 school. That’s your problem.

    And no, I don’t need to STHU, and I’ll write whatever I want within the parameters of these boards. When you become a moderator, you can ban me, but until then, deal with it.

    You’re taking “wrong” and making it an art form.

  74. bozosforall says: Apr 10, 2012 2:10 PM

    Edgy is Under THEE Thumb says:
    Apr 10, 2012 11:36 AM
    Bozo/Edgy – still the same old Edgy, making it up as you go in dissertation format.

    My suggestion is that you need to STHU yourself instead of telling everyone (most of the CFT readership) that disagrees with your left field assessments that their opinion is not viable because you disagree with it.

    Your “A$$umptions” are based on personal observations formed after eating your morning cheerios that everyone else seems to have pi$$ed in, which colors every opinion you have as negative/black.

    Now show us your true “Edgy-like colors” and regress to your typical name calling – again – for being called out for whom you really are. You’re still not fooling anyone, we all know an Edgy post simply by the offensive style of writing – its easy to discern.

    __
    Still don’t know who this “edgy” is but he seems to have owned you so many times here that you have an unhealthy obsession with him. Or maybe it’s “edgy” that is pissing in your cheerios.

    Anyone with half a brain can see here on CFT that most of the Big 10 alums that post here obsess about academics, which is pure stupidity on an athletics website. Pure jealousy on their part and to deny this is also pure stupidity.

    The joke is on you, thumb boy.

  75. bozosforall says: Apr 10, 2012 2:23 PM

    frank booth says:
    Apr 10, 2012 12:35 PM
    Bozos- once again, bad assumptions. You seem very edgy. I don’t even know who stairway is, and I’ve never seen a post from him regarding Minnesota. Second, I’m not a Minnesotan. You can actually go to colleges in different states than the one in which you live.

    Second, I can respond to whichever posts I want, and certainly don’t have to choose which ones for your benefit. However, I don’t see stairway’s point in putting down the academics of SEC schools.

    Your bias in regards to the “arrogant attitude of the Big 10 schools regarding academics” is based on the comments on a select few and you’ve clearly made a blanket judgment on anyone else who attended a Big 10 school. That’s your problem.

    And no, I don’t need to STHU, and I’ll write whatever I want within the parameters of these boards. When you become a moderator, you can ban me, but until then, deal with it.

    You’re taking “wrong” and making it an art form.

    __
    Deny it all you want to, but the fact remains that most Big 10 fans who post here eventually attack the SEC regarding academics (I’ve been here long enough to know that this is true). The fact also remains that it is done out of sheer helplessness due to the fact that the SEC is a better athletic league than the Big 10 will ever be. Big 10 fans continually grasp at straws but there is nothing that they can do about it.

  76. frank booth says: Apr 10, 2012 2:39 PM

    Bozos- Most Big Ten fans here don’t attack the SEC regarding academics. Obviously, it’s a big hang up for you. And that’s fine that the SEC is a better football conference. So what? I prefer watching SEC games over Big 10 games because the athletes are better and the games are more exciting.

    I don’t really care as long as I’m entertained. I don’t really get the whole conference loyalty thing- seems stupid to me. If the SEC is better than the Big Ten in sports as a whole, it doesn’t matter one bit to me and really shouldn’t to anyone else. I suppose if one roots for a lower SEC team, they can always fall back on the superiority of their conference. And what does that get you?

    And if Big 10 schools are academically better than SEC schools, it doesn’t really matter. All of them are national universities and for the most part, they are all pretty good schools, although particular academic programs vary in quality.

    Quit being such a baby.

  77. bozosforall says: Apr 10, 2012 3:18 PM

    frank booth says:
    Apr 10, 2012 2:39 PM
    Bozos- Most Big Ten fans here don’t attack the SEC regarding academics. Obviously, it’s a big hang up for you. And that’s fine that the SEC is a better football conference. So what? I prefer watching SEC games over Big 10 games because the athletes are better and the games are more exciting.

    I don’t really care as long as I’m entertained. I don’t really get the whole conference loyalty thing- seems stupid to me. If the SEC is better than the Big Ten in sports as a whole, it doesn’t matter one bit to me and really shouldn’t to anyone else. I suppose if one roots for a lower SEC team, they can always fall back on the superiority of their conference. And what does that get you?

    And if Big 10 schools are academically better than SEC schools, it doesn’t really matter. All of them are national universities and for the most part, they are all pretty good schools, although particular academic programs vary in quality.

    Quit being such a baby.

    __
    The only baby I see here is you. As well as a hypocrite, given your admonishments towards “teedraper” regarding ad hominem attacks.

    And you would be absolutely wrong in regards to your observation that Big 10 fans don’t try and play the “academics” card. It is done here too many times to even try to deny that it is so. And just so there is no confusion, I didn’t go to an SEC school, so my observation isn’t one of bias but of simple observation.

    So get off of your high horse, because both you and the horse are lame.

  78. frank booth says: Apr 10, 2012 3:28 PM

    Bozos-

    I never said that there aren’t any Big Ten fans here that don’t bring up academics. It’s just not as prevalent as you want to believe, and it’s typically the same few that do it. You’re clearly biased against the Big Ten for some reason.

    “So get off of your high horse, because both you and the horse are lame.”

    Boy, you really got me on that one. And you even got the horse as well. Cute.

  79. bozosforall says: Apr 10, 2012 3:45 PM

    frank booth says:
    Apr 10, 2012 3:28 PM
    Bozos-

    I never said that there aren’t any Big Ten fans here that don’t bring up academics. It’s just not as prevalent as you want to believe, and it’s typically the same few that do it. You’re clearly biased against the Big Ten for some reason.

    “So get off of your high horse, because both you and the horse are lame.”

    Boy, you really got me on that one. And you even got the horse as well. Cute.

    __
    No bias at all against the Big 10…except for when I see hordes of Big 10 fans come here (and elsewhere) and start up with their lame “superior academics” crap. Deny it all you want, but my observations don’t lie.

    Maybe you should focus your energies on calling out your fellow Big 10 people whenever they do resort to bringing up academics on a sports website. Good luck with that one though, since you will more than have your hands full.

  80. Deb says: Apr 10, 2012 4:29 PM

    @teedraper …

    I’m sure when you’re old enough to get a job, you’ll discover quickly that you don’t have to commit a crime to be fired. Throwing tantrums, calling names, telling everyone to shut up, and being an all-around nut will get you terminated before you collect your first check.

  81. frank booth says: Apr 10, 2012 4:44 PM

    Deb says:
    Apr 10, 2012 4:29 PM
    @teedraper …

    I’m sure when you’re old enough to get a job, you’ll discover quickly that you don’t have to commit a crime to be fired. Throwing tantrums, calling names, telling everyone to shut up, and being an all-around nut will get you terminated before you collect your first check.
    ===================================
    Deb- in most cases, that’s true.

    But you just described Bobby Knight.

  82. bozosforall says: Apr 10, 2012 5:40 PM

    Word has it that mrs.lay ordered a dozen of these so that he and his local lo-rider bicycle club can wear them while cruizing the local bike trails.

    http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2012/04/10/bobby-petrino-motorcycle-club-t-shirts-now-available-to-amuse-your-friends/

  83. timh1955 says: Apr 10, 2012 7:49 PM

    Wonder if they will still have the event? LOL!

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