THIS piece of "journalism" is in the Dump, but it's such a piece of shit that it's worth it's own post. Move over, Mac Engel, Kevin Sherrington's comin' through! Oh... oh boy. YOU DONE DONE IT! Kevin Sherrington is getting a sour grapes style take-down.The piece, in its entirety:
- Ok, so let's take this apart. Back in February when four football players were busted for selling drugs on campus, Gary Patterson talked about tough love and firm discipline... Eight months later he finally lived up to those words. WHAT????? Have the facts changed? Because if Ty Horn, Devin Johnson, DJ Yendrey and Tanner Brock were NOT kicked off the team, why the heck haven't they been playing??? Have you seen our O Line, Gary??? Are we watching the same game? Aviante Collins is going to be great, but Ty Horn has experience at right tackle!! Have you watched Joel Hasley, bless him, pass protect???? Tanner Brock was going to be Pre-season All Conference at the same position.. why aren't you playing him!?!? Wait... what? They are STILL kicked off the team? Carry on, then...
- This paragraph would be fine, except for one adverb - the BUT he tosses in, which suggests a comparison. Tanner Brock was kicked off the team because he was busted by undercover cops selling drugs. Casey Pachall was not kicked off the team because he was not caught by an undercover officer selling drugs. See the difference? Apparently Sherrington's editors do not.
- Yes, because "making college kid decisions regarding illegal substances," while morally questionable, isn't against any NCAA rules. And, last time I checked, it's considered an "unfair practice" to fire someone based on hearsay. For instance, I am going to make up a rumor right now that Kevin Sherrington hates puppies. PUPPIES!! Who hates puppies?? But, since the Dallas Morning News doesn't have a posted policy on canine opinions, he can't be fired because of it. KIND OF LIKE HOW CASEY PACHALL WASN'T FIRED BECAUSE ADMITTING TO POLICE THAT YOU HAVE SAMPLED MIND ENHANCING DRUGS ISN'T AN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION UNDER SCHOOL POLICY.
- WHAT IMPLICATION!?!? THE IMPLICATION THAT PATTERSON DIDN'T KICK A PLAYER OFF THE TEAM BECAUSE HE DIDN'T VIOLATE A TEAM POLICY???? DIE. I SERIOUSLY MIGHT HAVE TO STUFF MY STAPLER INTO MY MOUTH SO I DON'T START SCREAMING. I'M HAVING ANEURYSM... PLEASE SOMEONE CALL A DOCTOR.
- I'm guessing Kevin Sherrington has never made a mistake in his entire life such as getting behind the wheel after a few too many or forgetting to sit down before he pees. The self-righteousness of the media has got to be reined in a little in this situation. Apparently Casey Pachall is the only player in the history of college football to get arrested, or at least that's what I've gathered from the local media. Everyone is acting like they weren't a dumbass in college. Guess what, YOU WERE. You know all of those times you went to a bar, hit on girls and then got frustrated because they weren't taking your keys and driving you back to her place? IT'S BECAUSE YOU WERe A DUMBASS. Drinking and driving is bad, we all know this. Doesn't change the fact that we've all done it at some point. EVERY ONE OF US. Before you villify Casey, look in the mirror.
- So I guess we're not giving out second chances now. What is this, Russia?
- He STILL needs a QB and yet he removed Casey from the team. CURIOUS! Besides that, let's get real - is GP afraid for his job? Heck no - he's probably the least afraid for his job than anyone in college football. Even Nick Saban has a shorter leash. The whole, "HE JUST WANTED TO WIN!!" excuse is so off-base it's shocking. It is said that GP had a lot of pressure from the top to suspend Pachall. Do these people not realize that GP OWNS them? Had he genuinely wanted to give Pachall another shot, he could've - you seriously think Victor Boschini is going to fire TCU's milk cow for anything short of a Penn State type situation? Please.
- Yes, and he'll be able to live with them a lot better when he knows he can refer future athletes to the SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING CENTER HE FOUNDED HIMSELF JUST THIS WEEK!!! But that apparently wasn't worth bringing up in the article.