As some of you might already know, the University of Wyoming lost to the Air Force Academy on October 13 by the score of 28-27 after throwing away a 10 point lead at half time. Coaches hate to lose, especially by one point, but the Cowboys’ coach, Dave Christensen, took things a step further and decided to vent his frustration–post game–in a profanity-laden tirade against rival coach Troy Calhoun. Apparently Christensen thought Air Force had faked an injury late in the game to avoid using a time-out. And, while that may or may not be true, Christensen went WAY over the line verbally, yet still managed to shake Calhoun’s hand.
We’d post the video here, but it’s been pulled from YouTube and the only copy we can find is over at DeadSpin.com. An UNCENSORED version.
In addition to the F-bombs Christensen also manages to throw in a Howdy Doody slam, a “wooo!” and at the very end a “fly boy” crack.
And all of this on Military Appreciate Night at the stadium. Classic.
For his efforts Christensen has been suspended by the school for one game and fined $50,000.
We think it was the Howdy Doody part that sealed the deal.
After the phrase “when the truth comes out” (it never does) or next favorite sports/crime phrase has to be “we do not want to rush to judgment.”
As in, “we know it LOOKS like the guy on our team did something really, really awful, it was caught on camera, and there are 100 witnesses, but let the legal process take its sweet time and hopefully your outrage will have faded in the meantime or you will have found another shiny object to fixate on.” So please, don’t think badly of our program and stop spending your cash on us.
In this case, the plea for us to “not rush to judgement” comes from the University of Minnesota men’s basketball team after an assistant coach, and the son of head coach Tubby Smith, was arrested for DWI was pulled over at 2:20 am early Saturday morning after cops spotted him speeding on a highway and driving on the shoulder. Okay, so maybe there is a logical explanation for that, right?
Maybe, but young Saul Smith also blew a 0.18% BAC, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08%. Not enough to get him into our World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings (you need a 0.23% or higher these days) but if Mr. Smith is around 200 lbs, that means–according to our chart–he had to have consumed about 10 drinks in the hour before his arrest to get a BAC in that range.
Yes, we do always have to let the legal process work its way out, and the school has put Coach Smith on unpaid leave, but please don’t try and make us feel like he guy was framed or there is some other explanation for this behavior. It certainly appears the he had quite a bit to drink and got behind the wheel.
Source: Star Tribune
Susan Loberto, 50, of Audubon, NJ thought she had met the man of her dreams on the dating website Chemistry.com. The only problem? She lived in New Jersey and he was stuck in Africa trying to finish a construction project . . . but he couldn’t access his US bank account. Could she help and send him few bucks so he could finish the project and come back to the States to be with her?
Sure. But where would Loberto get the money? Her “boyfriend” needed thousands in cash–now!
So, Loberto did whatever any love-lorn middle-aged woman would do: she allegedly embezzled the money from a middle school group she served as treasurer for, the Oaklyn Cats Cheerleading Club. Besides, he’d pay her back as soon as the project was done and he was back home, right?
As you might have guessed by now Ms. Loberto’s boyfriend wasn’t just visiting Africa, he was FROM Africa, specifically Ghana, and the she is never going to see that money again. She now faces fraud charges.