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Same boring game, different year

April 14, 2007 at 9:05pm By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

I wrote about it last year and my feelings still haven’t changed:

I still could care less about the Spring game.  The Red “won” today 38-0.  Wake me when September rolls around please.

I don’t even care that there’s a quarterback battle…please someone tell me the appeal of this game?

The Top 8 reasons why Dana Altman did not stay at Arkansas

April 4, 2007 at 8:22pm By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Reasons why Dana Altman did not stay at Arkansas:

8.  His children (one boy and one girl) would have had to become engaged.

7.  Nike has announced that they are canceling their sponsorship of Arkansas basketball when they learned that the players have been cutting the soles out of the shoes so that they can play barefooted and only wear the tops.

6.  He would have had to hire an assistant coach who was a parole officer

5.  The Arkansas offer was in Confederate dollars

4.  The Pope told him he couldn’t go

3.  He would have had to pull ½ of his teeth to stay there

2.  Arkansas would not allow any new DNA into the state

And the #1 reason why Dana Altman did not stay at Arkansas:....*drumroll*

1.  He saw the film of himself doing the hog call and realized how dumb it looked

So which is it Dana?

April 4, 2007 at 4:50am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Monday, April 2nd:

Dana Altman, head coach of (at the time) the Creighton University Bluejays announces that he is leaving Creighton for the head coaching job at Arkansas.  A press conference which included a weird strange “Pig Sooie” call with president, A.D, members of the media and then head coach Dana Altman all joining in.  And in the video you can see that Dana is either disturbed at the sight of what was taking place or had a really bad lunch on the flight to Fayetteville.  But he also said “And with your permission I’d like to finish my career at the University of Arkansas.”

Tuesday, April 3rd:

Dana Altman, head coach of (at the time) the Arkansas Razorbacks decides that he is going to come back to Creighton as head coach.  Sighting reasons of what’s best for his family and his love of “home”, talked to Creighton AD Bruce Rasmussen (who gladly accepted him back) and, made the decision to return to the Bluejays. 

Stay tuned for developments on Wednesday, April 4th…

In all seriousness, Dana has ended any chance for him to coach at any big name school after this flip-flop.  He has long turned down job after job after job to stay at Creighton and he has been well compensated for it at CU.  Which is what made the Arkansas decision so strange.  The Iowa job was out there for the taking and seemed to be the logical fit for Dana and even die hard Creighton fans shouldn’t have been surprised if he took the job with the Hawkeyes…but ARKANSAS?!!?!  A passion for sports yes, maybe even a little bit crazy, but why would the normally stoic and at times almost boring Altman go to Arkansas?  And we weren’t even to the most shocking news yet, he decides to come back.  He got cold feet.  He was at the alter, waiting to get married and he ran away.  He chickened out.

So now the big fish is back in the small pond and Creighton *cough*bandwagon*cough* fans will adore him until he retires.  Altman has the talent to coach a   “BCS” team, but obviously he doesn’t have the stones.  He has the talent to coach a team to the final 4, but now he will be lucky if he ever sees the Sweet 16.

Welcome back Dana. rolleyes

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