Dear Coach Spurrier: What the heck was that about?

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

So there I was, packing up at the ballyard after Braves-Dodgers, when I saw an email from John Clay, sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. “Why are you always making Spurrier mad?” he wrote, and I thought … huh?

Spurrier? Steve Spurrier? I’d heard nothing from him since he answered — politely and thoughtfully and at length — a question I’d posed in Hoover, Ala., last Tuesday. (For the record, the question was about his possible retirement.) But that was, I note for emphasis, last Tuesday. A column I wrote about Spurrier ran in last Wednesday’s AJC. I’d had plenty of time since to make lots of other folks mad.

I got in the car and headed home. You know how people say, “My phone was blowing up?” Well, my phone has never blown up, literally or figuratively, because — to be frank — I’m not very interesting. But what happened in the time it took to get from the media lot at Turner Field to Cobb County was as close as this iPhone 5 will get to full-blown Blowing Up.

I got texts, calls, requests from radio stations. I was thinking, “What in the wide world of sports is going on?” (I was also driving in 5 p.m. traffic, which meant I couldn’t do a Google search to find out.) Finally esteemed colleague Chip Towers phoned to say, “Have you heard about this press conference Spurrier had to talk about you?”

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

“Before I answer your question, I have to ask: Are you an enemy?” (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

And I thought: Steve Spurrier, who’s no worse than the third-best coach in SEC history, had a press conference to talk about … me? Am I hearing this right?

Apparently I was. Apparently — I’ve since done some catch-up Googling — the Ol’ Ball Coach had a bee in in his ol’ bonnet over something I’d said to Josh Kendall, the intrepid journalist who covers South Carolina for The State. Last week Josh asked, “What do you think of South Carolina?” and held out his tape recorder. I answered thusly (and boy do I cringe at the thought of quoting myself):

I think they are a program on the descent, and I think it’s going to be interesting to see how long the coach stays. There are some guys you think, “Yeah, he’s going to be coaching when he’s 70.” Steve Spurrier was never one of those guys for me, and it’s hard for me to envision him coaching much beyond this if he doesn’t think he has a chance to win, and I’m not sure he’s going to have a chance to win the next few years the way he’s had it the last few years.

That ran in The State two days ago. I freely admit those are my words, right down to the last run-on sentence. Those sentiments were raised at greater length (and, I can only hope, with more palatable sentence structure) in the AJC of July 15. The headline on that column: “The Great Spurrier Is Surely Nearing An End.

So that’s what I said/wrote, and I stand by it. What I don’t get is why Spurrier would call a press conference — on a Wednesday afternoon in the dog days of July — to rant (and, having seen the video, I believe that word fits) about it. But that’s the thing with Spurrier: Even at 70 — even after working in Florida, a state overflowing with fine newspapers, and in Washington D.C., for Pete’s sake — he hasn’t grasped that the media isn’t his to control.

I don’t mind that he seemed to refer to me as “the enemy.” (I don’t consider myself as such, but I’ve been called worse — including a barnyard epithet in a postcard written by, er, Steve Spurrier.) I have no recollection of writing that he would “flame out” at Florida. (I never for a minute thought he’d fail there; he was a splendid coach in a bountiful setting, and he did a fabulous job.) I did write that he was cocky and arrogant, but sometimes the shoe fits.

I’m not exactly a disinterested bystander, but — I say again — I don’t get it. How can a man of such accomplishment not know that a certain amount of criticism comes with his high-profile (and high-salaried) job? How can he not have learned that such criticism is best ignored? How can a guy who has spent his adult life tweaking others, from Ray Goff to Can’t-Spell-Citrus-Without-U-T to Free Shoes U. to Dabo Swinney, feel he’s above the fray?

But enough. This is the enemy, signing out.

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GoldenHand
GoldenHand

"How can he not have learned that such criticism is best ignored?"


Do you read your stuff, Mark, or just hit "done" when you finish typing?

Aikendawg
Aikendawg

Naw we don't like that stuff, you, Granny Clampett and Urbine Mire

SaulK
SaulK

Steve's furious with bradley and the ajc!  he will not give any more interviews or answer questions from AJC writers at his pressers! He demands loyalty!

rooster0504
rooster0504

Big Wally,


Wow, you're so smart cluing South Carolina fans about a MOVIE reference (just so you know, it was a novel before being made into a movie but maybe you can't read).  Mouth breather. 

DawgWhistle
DawgWhistle

Lets see how many more years he 'plans' to coach when his team this year goes about five and something...fails to qualify for even The Poulan Bowl and his 2016 'commits' start bailing on him. His imaginary enemies will be real enough.

dawg fan
dawg fan

@DawgWhistle  That's some mighty big talk about a coach who has beaten us 4 out of the past 5 years.  Lets see if you're still talking this tough in December when its time to make excuses for Mark Richt after our 10th year in a row of failing to accomplish anything of significance.


Lets see how many crybaby excuses you'll be clinging to then. 

DawgWhistle
DawgWhistle

What I don't understand 'dawgfan' is why your comments are always negatively pointed at Mark Richt...not at any coach of a rival team, even those that criticize Georgia, and never in support of, I assume, your school. Is Georgia truly your school? Are you incapable of seeing positives and pointing them out? What is it about CMR that has made you such a nattering naybob? I can't imagine going through a football season and hoping my team fails just so I could say 'I told you so'. Why don't you just take up with another program cause we don't need you and don't want you. Although I'm willing to bet that if this season proves to be as good as some of us choose to believe, you'll never be heard from again...at least not with this 'handle'...that would be the cherry on top' of an SEC Championshi. No more of you.

Harlemdawg
Harlemdawg

Dear chuck in Alpharetta, i was just reading your back and forth with "dawg fan" I to am way sick of cmr. I, like many dawg fans am sick of watching our neighbors build 3 car garages while we get a new carport every 5 or 10 years. And to suggest that we are not true fans because we don't blindly support an obviously infereior coach is hogwash! We get as good of recruits as any school. Since spurrier has now won for out of 5. It won't be long until hes again asking why we don't bring them to the game......remember that on? Ray goof...the chicken man....taught us how to lose!

DawgVoiceofReason
DawgVoiceofReason

@Harlemdawg Your disrespect for our coaches is obvious.  You're entitled to your opinion, as you are entitled to show everyone your lack of class.  Coach Goff loves the University of Georgia, gave everything he had both as a player and a coach, but has not been active in many years with UGA football.  He is now a very successful business man (as you allude to in your own lowlife way).  Apparently, though, you associate him with the fact that you are a loser and dwelling in the past.  For that, you must take full responsibility and not try to blame anyone else for your shortcomings. 

dawg fan
dawg fan

@DawgVoiceofReason What a load of crap.  You Richt fans are the first to throw Goff under the bus whenever someone starts criticizing your hero.  "Remember the Goff years?" you will often say. 


Get off your high horse. 

DawgNole
DawgNole

@dawg fan @DawgVoiceofReason

What did DVoR say about Goff? Well, let's see:

"Coach Goff loves the University of Georgia, gave everything he had both as a player and a coach, but has not been active in many years with UGA football.  He is now a very successful business man . . . ."

And you call that "throwing Goff under the bus"???

Damn you're dumb!

DawgVoiceofReason
DawgVoiceofReason

The funniest part of that whole rant was when he quoted from one of his favorite authors, Atilla the Hun!!  I about fell out of my chair with that one.  Also loved how he says he's only going to talk about this one time and then walks off without taking any questions.  The guy is losing it.


And there are clowns posting here who claim to be Dawg fans (in name only) and think Steve Superior is the greatest thing ever.  They have lost it too.

dawg fan
dawg fan

@DawgVoiceofReason  I haven't said he's the greatest thing ever.  I've only said that he's been handing our choke artist coach his arse on a silver platter lately.


There are clowns like you criticizing Spurrier for not winning SEC titles with great players.  You might want to take a look at your hero Mark Richt there clown.  He's not exactly lighting it up in that department.


Please quit embarrassing UGA with your ignorance. 

DawgVoiceofReason
DawgVoiceofReason

I guess the OLD Ball Coach is mad because despite having two of the most talented players in all of college football (Clowney and Lattimore), ALL he could do was increase the win total.  NO SEC Championships to show for it and the one time they played in it, Auburn hung half a hundred on him and humiliated him and his team again, just like Nebraska did back at Florida. Yeah, he won one National Championship, but if he is to be considered one of the all-timers, he should have won more.  Just another underachiever, but he lives up to the Evil in Evil Genius.  The genius part, not so much.
 But, hey, he can still run his mouth with the best of them (can dish it out but can't take it!  LOL).

Big Wally
Big Wally

His next meeting will be when he dresses up as Captain Queeg and wants to know who stole the strawberries!.


For you South Carolina fans that is a reference to a Humphrey Bogart movie in the '50's  called the Caine Mutiny,

DawgWhistle
DawgWhistle

You forgot to add that he is surrounded by completely 'unreliable and disloyal' coaches (and players, media, fans...you know..'enemies')

DeaconBlues
DeaconBlues

I dunno, I'd kind of take it that the Ol' Ball Coach thought highly enough of your stature within the journalist community to specifically address something you said.  I mean, he wouldn't have done that if he'd thought your contributions weren't noted and worthy of attention.  A backhanded Badge of Honor.  Seems to me his teams always better when he's in Petulant Mode.  I'm not a fan, but I am an admirer, and I think the sport is better with a fully engaged Spurrier tweaking noses.

JerseyGator4966
JerseyGator4966

He's a master motivator.  He just needed to show people he's not too old yet.  I think he's excited to have his old DC back and at the likelihood of facing GA with one of his former QBs as their OC.


Yep, he's sensitive sometimes but he just loves to keep college football entertaining like Ali did with boxing.  I was quite upset with him when he supposedly whined about the refs after the FSU loss in 1996.  But his team was beyond motivated for the 1997 NC game against FSU in New Orleans.  He knows his players and knows how to motivate, albeit in really weird ways sometimes.

DoctorNo
DoctorNo

The Head Ball Coach is starting to display his senility. It's sad. Even though I hate it when he beats UGA, I always respected him and thought he was great for college football.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

One guy played the game and played it well. One guy coached them game has a NC plus he owned UGA while at Florida.


One guy never played a down but if you listen to him and the rest of the beatwriters you would think they invented the game. If Bradley put on a jock it would over his nose.


As Coach Bryant replied when asked if he wanted to make 10 buck  donating for the funeral expense of a reporter.


"Here is 20 bury 2"

DawgVoiceofReason
DawgVoiceofReason

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie While your reference to the Coach Bryant remark is pretty humorous (despite your mangling it), what is your point? Do you really want nothing but ex-jocks writing sports columns?   Some of them might do OK but unless they are skilled at writing, it would be pretty bad, as is some of the TV commentary of ex-jocks.  Think, Johnny Unitas (for old timers) or Warren Sapp (for younger folks).  While Steve Superior is pretty good at "zingers" and cheap shots, his column probably wouldn't be that good, unless you think this diatribe on film was "brilliant".  Also, I'm pretty sure Bradley played some level of sports and technically could be considered a "jock", as did most of us who follow sports.

reckingball
reckingball

Why are you messing with an old senior citizen like that for? Why don't you pick on someone your own age?


haha

RxDawg
RxDawg

Oh great... you just made USC one of our hardest games of the year. Thanks for poking the bear Mark!

dawg fan
dawg fan

@RxDawg  Yes, this is what makes USC one of the hardest games of the year and not Mark Richt's inept and half hearted coaching.  Sure thing pal.


No UGA fans before 2001 folks.  News to me. 

BigRedandBlackDawg23
BigRedandBlackDawg23

Spurrier better watch his mouth because the Dawgs are stacked this year.  In fact, I'm on record as saying that the Dawgs will win our 5th NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP this year. Our enemys don't think so but i guarantee it.  If you think I don't know what I'm talking about you should know that I played High School ball and would have been a Dawg but I blew out my knee my softmore year so I went to UGA but didn't get to play.  

DawgWhistle
DawgWhistle

This is the year that Steve Superior's 'enemies' put a stake through his heart...and for that, so-called, DawgFan here, I've got a different location in mind for you.

KingHusseinObama
KingHusseinObama

Are you saying the media takes things out of context?!? Get the F*$K out of here!!!


DawgWhisperer
DawgWhisperer

Congratulations, MB. In an otherwise uneventful and drab sports summer, you've managed to stir the pot and add seasoning. Well done! You deserve a raise.

dawg fan
dawg fan

I think it shows he's still got plenty of fire in his belly and I am very concerned.  He's won 4 of the last 5 against Georgia and is running circles around Coach Squib.  We DO NOT want this guy pizzed off.  It's hard enough for us to beat him as it is.


Contrary to popular belief, college football is not a Mr. Congeniality contest.  If it were guys like Mark Richt would have plenty of trophies.  This isn't a popularity contest.  It's football.  It's not Spurrier's job to make sure that you like him.  His job is to win for the University of South Carolina and I'd say he's done a pretty good job of that.  As college football has gotten bigger and bigger somehow people came up with this misguided idea that these coaches are almost like politicians who are supposed to say things to make everyone happy.  That's not what they are.  They are football coaches and their one and only job is to win in an ethical manner.  Nobody has done that better than Spurrier. 

ChuckinAlpharetta
ChuckinAlpharetta

@flagarantfoul


Nothing anybody says will change the fact that Spurrier spends the most time of the offseason preparing for UGA - Clemson maybe a close second, but UGA definitely gets the most attention.

ChuckinAlpharetta
ChuckinAlpharetta

@dawg fan


Bologna - if Mark Richt's team were the favorite to win the East in 2014 (which Spurrier's South Carolina program was) and his team finished 7-6 you'd be excoriating him.

flagarantfoul
flagarantfoul

@dawg fan If i was a uga fan,I'd be upset with MB. Sounds like SS will get his team fired up to play uga. Because ss knows which team mb pulls for!

dawg fan
dawg fan

@ChuckinAlpharetta Yeah because Mark Richt has never choked away the East when we've been favored to win it before.  Sure thing pal.   

dawg fan
dawg fan

@flagarantfoul Agreed.  Any rational Georgia fan would be concerned about a reinvigorated Spurrier. 


That's never been a good thing for us. 

ChuckinAlpharetta
ChuckinAlpharetta

@dawg fan


You're the self-styled crusader for absolute truth here. This is YOUR double-standard to explain away, not mine.


Odd that for a "dawg fan" you seem to reserve your venom entirely for "your" coach, and none for your alleged rivals.


Very fishy.

dawg fan
dawg fan

@ChuckinAlpharetta You just don't understand where I am at right now. Mark Richt is not my coach.  If it were up to me he wouldn't be there right now.  We'd be trying some new guy out who actually wants to put in the hours that are necessary to win big.  My passion for Georgia football should be obvious. 


I don't let my allegiances cloud my objectivity.  I respect great coaches regardless of where they are coaching.       

ChuckinAlpharetta
ChuckinAlpharetta

@dawg fan


What objectivity - you bend over backwards to praise Steve Spurrier, after posting a 7-6 record despite being the heavy favorite last year in the East.


That is PRECISELY the sort of crime for which you so often rage against Mark Richt.


The transparency of your "objectivity" is noted.


dawg fan
dawg fan

@DawgLover4u Can you imagine Richt getting this riled up about ANYTHING?  The guy has no pulse.  He's a zombie.  He looks like he just popped a bunch of quaaludes every time he talks about Georgia football. 


I've been to real estate seminars that are more exciting than a Mark Richt press conference.

DawgLover4u
DawgLover4u

@dawg fan @DawgLover4u

Spurrier squeezes every ounce out of every player and fan, and seizes every potential advantage and angle. 

With our superior talent, we should learn, adapt and do likewise. The stoic messiah doesn't like to change and get outside his worn out repetition of mistakes, however. He prefers to shrug and say things like,  "What, I have critics? Ha Ha", and "Winning isn't the most important thing."

That's how upsets happen.

dawg fan
dawg fan

@DawgLover4u If you think about it he's had a very charmed career.  He starts out at FSU under Bowden in the ACC.  What a break that was.  Not many coaches get to walk in to a situation like that starting out.  I always thought FSU was a little overrated in the 90's due to the creampuff's they were beating up on.  I know they handled Florida pretty good but it was a lot easier to do that being able to rest your starters all season against UVA, Duke, UNC, etc.  He's had guys like Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke to make him look good.  He parlays that into a nice cushy job at Georgia where he's got plenty of adoring fans who annually make excuses for him and a more than tolerant athletic department.  It seems that as long as the big bucks keep rolling in that's all we care about.  There is very little accountability beyond that. 


I guess what I'm saying is that he's never really had a real job.  He doesn't seem to live in reality. I think things have always come a little easy for him and he doesn't handle intense competition well.  He's a great guy and I have nothing but respect for him as man but we all have our flaws.   


Let the death threats begin . . .

ChuckinAlpharetta
ChuckinAlpharetta

@dawg fan


Gene Chizik and Larry Coker have won national titles, so clearly it's not the Certificate for Almighty Greatness that you have built it up in your head to be.


Apparently circumstances that have nothing to do with anything the head coach says or does can make it either happen or not happen.

dawg fan
dawg fan

@ChuckinAlpharetta @dawg fan I didn't say it was a "Certificate of Almighty Greatness."  I said they accomplished more than Mark Richt has.  Mark Richt has not won a national title and they have.


Can chew gum and walk at the same time? 

dawg fan
dawg fan

@ChuckinAlpharetta You don't have to bend over backwards to praise Steve Spurrier.  All you have to do is live in reality.  He has won and won big everywhere he's been.  He won an ACC championship at Duke, something they had never done before.  He won a national title at Florida, something they had never done before.  He won the SEC East at South Carolina, something they had never done before.  He's made South Carolina an annual contender in the SEC East and he won 11 games 3 years in a row.  This is a program that LOST 11 games in one season only about 15 years ago.


Here's what you Mark Richt fans cannot seem to wrap your heads around.  You love to take all these little pot shots at the great coaches to cover for Richt.  "Well Saban lost to Louisana-Monroe.  Saban lost 3 games in 2010.  Spurrier went 7-6.  Urban Meyer lost to Virginia Tech.  Blah, blah, blah.  Those coaches aren't perfect."  NO ONE is saying they are perfect.  What we're saying is they are better than Richt.  They have won national titles.  Richt has not even won the SEC in nearly 10 years.  And it's not even the legendary coaches like Spurrier, Saban or Meyer who are outdoing him.  Les Miles has won two SEC Titles and a national title since Richt last won anything.  Even Gene Chizik managed to accomplish more than Mark Richt has. 


Yeah, when you win a championship people tend to not harp on the bad stuff as much.  Thanks Captain Obvious for that.    

DawgLover4u
DawgLover4u

@dawg fan @flagarantfoul The Evil Genius is a lightning rod, as evidenced by the number of comments on this blog.

He is so psychologically superior to Richt, he begins planting seeds like this as incentives to motivate his team and fans well before the season begins.

Beware, my Dawgs, he has beaten us with his inferior teams and such tactics all too often...

DawgNole
DawgNole

@dawg fan: "He has won and won big everywhere he's been."

___________________

Oh really? You might want to check with the Washington Redskins about that.

Your problems go well beyond your fraudulent blog handle and your sole mission of berating Richt, in that you frequently undermine your obsessive posts with blatant untruths--like this one.

Nothing worse than a blog liar. GTBob also comes to mind. I expect that you two probably see eye-to-eye--shamefully.

dawg fan
dawg fan

@RxDawg Huh?  By your logic no one was a fan before 2001 because Mark Richt wasn't the coach.


I guess we had no fans.  The great Mark Richt wasn't around yet. 



dawg fan
dawg fan

@DawgNole Let me know when the NFL comes knocking on Richt's door and then you might have some semblance of a point.


http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/travis-haney/insider/post?id=3813


Uh oh.  Doesn't look like that will be happening. 



Put this in the "pot shot" category I referenced earlier.  It's real easy to criticize Spurrier's NFL record when our choke artist coach isn't even good enough to coach there. 

DawgNole
DawgNole

@dawg fan @DawgNole

I didn't criticize Spurrier's record. I criticized your propensity to bend the truth.

Spurrier has NOT "won and won big everywhere he's been."

Stop lying--that's the point.


dawg fan
dawg fan

@DawgNole My "propensity" to bend the truth?  Very well then big mouth.  Let's hear about all the other things I've said that were not true.


The floor is yours . . .



I can already hear the crickets chirping. 

DawgNole
DawgNole

@dawg fan @DawgNole

"Big mouth"? You run your yap on here a whole lot more than most others. Lying hypocrite.

You said we "followed up" the loss to fla last year with a loss to GT, when in fact we followed it up with three straight wins, including a 34-7 demolition of Auburn.

Yes, you have a propensity to bend the truth--and that's the very least of your problems.

Don't wanna hear about it? Stop lying!

The only crickets you hear chirping are in your head, fraud.

dawg fan
dawg fan

@DawgNole


You are a lying clown. 


"You said we "followed up" the loss to fla last year with a loss to GT, when in fact we followed it up with three straight wins, including a 34-7 demolition of Auburn."



I said that in response to some Disney clown who claimed that all of our embarrassing losses under our choke artist coach could be a good thing because, to use his words, they "get our attention."  I simply pointed out to him that this couldn't be true because an embarrassing loss to Georgia Tech followed our embarrassing loss to Florida.  What I said was 1,000% true and you are a liar.


While we're on the subject of half-truths why don't you point out that 2 of those wins came against Kentucky and Charleston Southern?  Auburn was 8-5 too.  Let's give Saint Richt a raise!!!


What else clown?  Since I have this "propensity" to lie I'm sure you can provide plenty more examples.  I'm sure you didn't at all make that up and are not lying at all.


So let's hear it big mouth. 

DawgNole
DawgNole

@dawg fan @DawgNole

Where did I lie, fraud?

I told you what you said and you admitted you said it. It's called bending the truth, and it's exactly what you did.

You said you welcomed Richt when he arrived here--and knew it was simply a matter of time before he won a NC. Now you criticize his background with FSU. Lying hypocrite.

Who the hell do you think you're fooling with your "dawg fan" ruse? You can barely contain your glee when UGA loses--that's been beyond obvious.

I've given you examples; I'm not going back to search for all the others. You just keep posting BS, and I'll point them out to you. It won't be difficult.

And where are your examples of my lies, a-hole? Still hearing those crickets, are you?

swb7
swb7

@dawg fan @DawgLover4u Ah, the chick and egg argument.  Good coaches(head coach + staff) need good players to win Natty's and good players need good coaches to win as well. You are basically saying in your argument that Belichick wouldn't be a good coach without Brady. Relationships like that go hand in had and you can't evaluate and discount a coach just bc they had a player or group of players. 


Take away MJ, Kobe, and Shaq from Phil Jackson and do you have a bad coach? You can't make absolute statements like that, bc you can't prove it is my point I guess.  

dawg fan
dawg fan

@DawgNole 


"I've given you examples; I'm not going back to search for all the others."



LOL.  You've given me ONE example which to anyone with half of freaking brain knows was not a lie after I explained it.  You are a liar.  You're mad because I criticize your hero mancrush Mark Richt so you're making up lies about me.  You said I had a "propensity" to bend the truth yet you cannot cite a single solitary time where I have ever said anything that is factually inaccurate.  Liar, liar paints on fire. 


You are a crybaby and a liar.  Mark Richt is a joke coach.  Go cry to your mommy about it clown.  I don't enjoy when we lose.  What I enjoy is listening to all the lame excuses you clowns make up for your hero coach after it happens.  I do enjoy that.  It's very humorous, in a sad and pathetic kind of way. 


DawgLover4u
DawgLover4u

@swb7 @dawg fan @DawgLover4u


Good, well paid college coaches recruit, motivate, develop and retain good amateur players, not the other way around. If the players play well individually and as a team, that's because the  paid, professional leader did his job and put them in the best scenario to reach their potential.

And I don't think Shaq would do as well paying Guard or Kobe playing Center, even if they might think they could, so this applies to a more developed pro team as well.

Spurrier excels in the above, getting the max out of whatever players he has to work with. He is driven to win, and maximizes his resources accordingly.

The eggs don't lay themselves in college football. It all comes down from the HC, who has the ultimate accountability.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@dawg fan @DawgNole

Hoping I wouldn't come back, weren't you, coward? Your days of spewing garbage unchallenged are over, fraud. I'll have you so obsessed with responding to me pointing out your BS that you won't have time to perpetuate your charade. "dawg fan" my as*, weasel.

And it's "pants" on fire, idiot. LOL Nothing worse than a hypocritical jerk who thinks he's smart.

I've given you three examples--not one, lying hypocrite. Here's another--and these are off the top of my head from just the past few days: You said UGA has not beaten a top 5 team "in years." Yeah, right--turns out "in years" is in the past two years. Conveniently overlooked the 2012 win over undefeated and no. 3-ranked fla, didn't you, slimeball. It's called "bending the truth," or in your case, twisting the facts to fit your perverse agenda. And like I said, you have a sick-minded propensity for it.

What do you mean I "cannot cite a single solitary time where [you] have ever said anything that is factually inaccurate"? Are you blind? You said spurrier has "won and won big everywhere he's been." You don't call that factually inaccurate?! If not, then you're even stupider than you've shown--and that's saying something. 

I haven't lied about what you said; I put your exact words in quotes. You're way out of your league, you miserable twerp.

I've given you four examples of your BS. Now you get busy finding just ONE post in which I've ever said I'm happy with Richt, or in which I've said something that's untrue. You'll never do it, lying blowhard. You can't do it.

Crickets gettin' to you again?

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  1. […] The response was immediate and varied. Most South Carolina fans lauded the coach’s speech and praised him for his commitment to the program. Clemson and Georgia fans predictably called him a crybaby and a desperate old man among other things. Much of the media response was positive (folks like Chris Low and Tony Barnhart pretty much love Spurrier no matter what he says or does). Folks from the main offending parties according the HBC – The State and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  – remained silent on the topic from what I could tell. (Editor’s Note: Mark Bradley published a very reasonble and measured response as I was writing this.) […]

  2. […] wrote this response, which makes great […]

  3. […] Steve Spurrier has exactly even been crazy about the media. This time, he called an impromptu press conference just to address some things said by one Atlanta Journal Constitution columnist. […]

  4. […] on the descent, and I think it’s going to be interesting to see how long the coach stays,” Bradley wrote. “There are some guys you think, ‘Yeah, he’s going to be coaching when he’s 70.’ Steve […]

  5. […] I have to admit that Spurrier’s “enemies” statement apparently directed at the AJC’s Mark Bradley did take me back to my college days and […]