|Fuck me? FUCK YOU!|
Former Iowa Mr. Basketball, Jarrod Uthoff, redshirted this season in his first year with the program. He decided that he wanted to go elsewhere because he didn’t think that he fit in with Ryan’s style of play. I’m not sure why he didn’t think of that before signing there but whatever. Wisconsin/Ryan informed Uthoff that he would not be permitted to contact (and vice versa) every Big Ten and ACC School, plus Iowa State and Marquette. Uthoff is appealing this obviously since that seems like a bit much. Recently, we learned that Wisconsin claims that the kid did not file the proper appeal paperwork on time. This claim is a lie because the letter was sitting in the associate AD’s mailbox the entire fucking time. Now, we wait for Barry Alvarez or somebody to rule. This is what we know. And now it’s time for my opinion.
First of all, let’s just get this out there; nobody is going to want a guy that looks like this.
|Colombine was awesome.|
Third, Bo Ryan is being a huge asshole that is out of touch with reality but at the same time, he has every right to enforce a competition clause. I sort of see where he is coming from. This kid knows what he likes to do and his tendencies so he doesn’t want him to end up somewhere where that knowledge could be used against him. I’m told that this happens in the business world all the time (the blocking of employees from going to a rival company). But throwing a massive net over 20-30 schools seems a bit harsh. It’s like using a sledge hammer to kill a spider. And why “all of the ACC and Iowa State” anyway? Wisconsin plays one game against the ACC every year; is he THAT paranoid? I’m all for Bo Ryan looking like a complete shithead and going insane on national radio but some times you just need to pick your battles. This is not one that they should be fighting at all. Wisconsin is getting MURDERED in the court of public opinion (much like Phil Martelli and St. Joe’s did earlier this year when a similar story came out about them blocking a transfer for no good reason).
It’s time to just meet halfway, block him from talking to Marquette and the Big Ten, and thank Buddha that this PR nightmare is over. What say you though? Should Bo Ryan stick to his guns, relent on his cocksuckerness for once, or swallow ten fistfuls of rat poison and do us all a huge favor?
FUCK! After I wrote this beauty, goddamn Barry Alvarez ruled that just the Big Ten restriction remains. Whatever, I'm not changing anything.
That’s it for me this week. As I have mentioned, I am on stay-cation all of next week (fuck yeah!). But Showtime is not showing this year’s AVN Awards for me to live blog (fuck no!). Yet I’m already working on my mock draft for Thursday (SICK!). But my in-laws are rumored to be staying over again next weekend (good for you, bad for me!). Make sure that you get here early and often on Monday as I have breaking site news that you all need/are dying to know (trust me). Love you, bye.