Thursday, December 13, 2007

Point of Parliamentary Procedure!

Ladies and gentlemen, I'll be brief. The issue here is not whether Brinkhater broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with our female party guests - he did. *wink*

But you can't hold a whole blog responsible for the behavior of one, sick, twisted individual. For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole blogspot system? And if the whole blogspot system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of the Internet in general? I put it to you, Alex - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society?

Well, you can say whatever you want about Brinkhater, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America. Gentlemen!

Simply put Alex, if Brinkhater stops blogging, the terrorists win. If you don't like what he has to say...don't fucking read it! That said, feel free to flame on. Your page views are much appreciated.

Guys, this is a blog. Hawk does a phenomenal job of breaking down and presenting all of the information that's out there in very informational, concise posts. He's entitled to posting his opinion on top of that.

Brinkhater on the other hand, posts his feelings about all of the goings on in Cougar Nation with a very emotionally charged (and sometimes incoherent) style. Every publication needs it's lighting rod - just ask Jim Moore.


Now, I feel compelled to respond to Alex (and anyone like him) based on this quote: people like Brinkhater are the "EXACT people that Dobes addressed when the coaching thing went down. Its guys like Brinkhater that ruined a really good thing."

First of all, I don't know about you, but my definition of "a really good thing" is a good return on an investment. As in - I pay for my season tickets, make donations to the Athletic Foundation and then watch us beat USC, UW and the rest of the PAC 10 and go to BOWL GAMES!

When I first heard Bill Doba's quote about the Internet trying to "fire him", I stayed silent on the issue, though it was one that I found kind of funny; kind of ignorant; and more than anything, a horrible excuse for why we only had one commit - if that - at the time.

This is the world in which we live. The Internet has made every jackass with an opinion a published author (see McBoob, Hooty). For better or worse, this is who we are. We sit in our glass houses and cast stones until we require Tommy John surgery. Get used to it. Or better yet, adapt to it and use it to your advantage. Those who do not adapt, fall by the wayside.

One thing I have never seen on this blog, from Brinkhater or anyone else, are direct attacks on Bill Doba. We all think Bill is an absolutely wonderful human being and has dutifully served our university for many years. We appreciate everything that he has done but the simple fact is that given a fair chance, he had not elevated our program to where it should have been after 3-straight 10-win seasons. That's saying it nicely. To be blunt, the program is probably in the worst shape it's been since the Sweeney/Sherrill/Powers/Walden carousel from '75-'78. In this age of major college football, you simply cannot make it to Christmas with only 3 marginal recruits and expect to succeed - despite any amount of negative scuttlebutt on the Internet.

Perhaps this will help illustrate my point...

WSU Commits: 3

Defending National Champion Florida Commits: 14
Tennessee Commits: 11
Penn State Commits: 12
Notre Dame Commits: 21
Washington Commits: 23!

So I guess what I'm trying to say to all the Alex's out there - is "eat shit".

We at the WSU Blog thank Coach Doba for his many years of loyal service to WSU. He will forever be remembered as the architect of the original "Palouse Posse". As good as our offense was under Price, it was Bill's defenses that propelled us to greatness.

We wish him the best of luck in retirement and hope that he enjoys many days on the lake, baiting hooks and catching fish with his grand kids. Simply put, he deserves nothing but the best and I am sure his family is grateful to have him back.

We love ya' Dobes.
Now it's time to turn the page.


Sedihawk said...

Bravo McBoob. Home run (kind of the word of the day in a WONDERFUL day for baseball!). Seriously, that was really well written and appreciated. All things considered we are tame compared to the other drivel out there. Fire Urban Meyer? Are they serious?? Every school in America would hire Meyer right this second if they could. What a joke. I don't ever want to be a fan like that.

Hooty McBoob said...

I was 100% shocked to find a site dedicated to firing Urban Meyer - but that just goes to show you that it's possible to operate and succeed at the highest level despite your detractors.

GoCougs said...

Well written! I have no idea if the comments that were left by "Alex" and the others were players, students or just fans but blogs such as this are for people to sound off on. I think Cougar nation agrees that Doba is a great guy but for whatever reason he wasnt the guy to keep the program running at a higher level. For "Alex" and the others if you dont like what you are reading dont read it. Its really rather simple. Go Cougs!

longball said...

Wow, i picked a hell of a time to go under the knife and miss the blog for most of the week. Talk about things taking a turn for the bizarre! Between the knob job from StL and the "Alex" posts the comments section here has turned into a regular idiotpalooza. I guess the whole idea of a blog is lost on these unfortunate readers, but PLEASE dont let their comment posts (500? not quite) deter you from continuing to entertain and inform the rest of us.

I for one am psyched to see coach Wulf bring a new brashness and confidence to Cougar football. "Aww Shucks" was just a tired, tired routine, and i was sick of it. No matter what happens, i guarentee we wont lose any more games because of "aww shucks this" and "gee whiz that". I gaurentee that Wulf's presser struck fear in the hearts of more than a few Dawg fans. There is a clear shift in momentum on the horizon.

GO COUGS!!! (and hearty hoo rah for this blog and ALL its contributors, for what its worth)

glenn_stl said...

I said I would be done with y'all...but I lied. I can't quit you or whatever that queer says to the other queer in that movie....not that I watched it....and I wasn't turned all.....well....umm...ok maybe a teensy tiny bit...I mean Heath Ledger, hellooooo!

I am here to wave the white flag. It is a blog and I took you too seriously. But you should not pretend to be a major news organization and you guys take yourselves too seriously. You are not that great so stop acting like you are ESPN/SI/ETC. You are not even cougfan or the other one. But you are correct in that there are way worse morons out there and sir Mcboob does an excellent job of showing the light. But that sigma/brinkhater guy just drives me up the wall. I want to punch something every time he writes anything.

Sedihawk said...

Glenn, it's ok to quit us. We quit you. If you don't like us and what we're doing, don't read the site. Hooty nailed it last night. DON'T READ IT IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT! You got a reaction, you told us you don't like us, so what exactly is your point?

Hooty McBoob said...

Instead of punching something, Glenn, I suggest that after you finish reading one of Brinkhater's posts, you rub one out. Be rough with yourself if you're angry - it's OK. But after a while, maybe you'll start to associate his writing with that sweet, sweet love that only you can give yourself. Then you will come to appreciate him - probably to the point of developing a man-crush - and eventually even a little bit of innocent stalking. You can thank me for the advice later, buddy. Enjoy.

wsuhoops said...

Funny post. While I don't appreciate everything Brinkhater writes -- I think mostly because I'm too dull to get it -- I do appreciate the irreverent nature of this blog and think it's really starting to take its shape and find its personality. It's improved by leaps and bounds since the beginning of the year.

Keep up the good fight!

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