OT: Poor Lou Holtz

Submitted by urbanachiever on September 16th, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Apologies for breaking the in season OT rule, but this seemed too good to pass up. A little comic relief after this weekend from our favorite head coach.




September 17th, 2013 at 3:30 PM ^

What's it like to give off the subtle vibe that you are a complete and utter creep? Your passion for this topic is well intended but hopelessly misdirected. Clearly I've indirectly offended you. Well, my humor is my own and is by no means subject to your or anyone else's approval, but for offending you, I sincerely apologize.

Honestly though, you are absolutely dreadful at trying to prove your point and you honestly do come off as a snotty little child. Here's to hoping when we cross paths on this blog again, it will be under more civil circumstances.

Billy Ray Valentine

September 17th, 2013 at 4:53 PM ^

Fine ... I'm an utter creep ... I'm a child ... I'm misdirected.  I can live with those insults.  Those are fair insults in light of our debate.  Certainly, leaps and bounds more fair than the insult that started this debate.  Yes, I hate it when people ridicule those with birth defects.  Everyone has their thing -- making fun of birth defects is at the top of my list  If you're a parent, you probably get it.  If that's misdirection, consider me off course.             


Frankly, at this point, all I care about is that you have a moment's pause the next time you consider ridiculing someone's birth defect.  If you pause for a second, but still proceed forward anyway, I'll even take that. 


... until we meet again.


Go Blue!


September 16th, 2013 at 8:17 PM ^

Here's Awful Announcing's bit on this little drama - HERE

I actually think they asked the right question regarding the larger problem with this segment:

"Here's the real question - does anybody at ESPN think this is good television or makes the network look good? Watching a 76 year old man throw a temper tantrum like a child seven decades his younger after a pretend trial?"


September 16th, 2013 at 8:59 PM ^

It's all shtick, it's all an act.  Here we are talking about it at 9:00 PM on a Monday.  Those guys and their network are laughing all the way to the bank.  

I have no problem with their little routine.  I find it mildly amusing after a full day of CFB games.  But I would never take it seriously enough to actually care what they say.


September 16th, 2013 at 9:12 PM ^

I was not aware anyone watched espn until the ball was Tee'd up and assumed they switched as soon as player and coach interviews were over.  In fact, thanks for reminding me. I have Direct so I only pay for the BTN during fb season, and everytime I return back home after the spring, I forget to call and have my espn removed. I'm paying for that sucker for about 8 weeks-taking off in the middle of November now that's I've found the sports bars I need- of use.  Probably good for you guys that still watch the pro game or stay in the cold for winter to have. Not sure how many games of importance are covered by them. Like I said, able to watch games of importance in Mexico every winter so no need for me to have it in the home except for those first two months of cfb.


September 16th, 2013 at 9:43 PM ^

I hope none of you actually watch Corso and Holtz for serious college football discussion at this point. They're hilarious because they're old and crazy. That's it. I'll be sad when they're not on ESPN anymore. Then we'll just get more David Pollacks and Jesse Palmers. Blech. 

Billy Ray Valentine

September 16th, 2013 at 10:40 PM ^

to make fun of Lou Holtz's speech impediment, but, for whatever reason, you're the straw that broke the camel's back in my mind.  What gives you, or anyone for that matter, the right to act like a 4-year-old, and ridicule someone's speaking disorder?  


Let me ask you this ... do you think there might be some parent's on this blog who have children with some form of speech impediment?  These are your fellow die-hard Michigan fans on this blog.  The same people you hug and high-five at games like UTL2.  How do you think it makes them feel when low-lifes take cheap shots at someone with a lisp?  Do you think it may break their heart that their own children might suffer the same type of ridicule.


This isn't 11W with daily Hoke weight jokes.  This isn't RCMB with utter ignorance creeping from every thread.


What's even more pathetic is that there so much ammo to make fun of Lou Holtz without going pre-schooler.  It makes you look dumb, lazy and ignorant.


Here's a pop quiz ... which Michigan player was born with a speech impediment?  Would you make fun of his impediment to his face, or do you just make fun of a senior citizens over the internet ... Mr. Internet Tough Guy?


People like you remind me of Mauricio from Shallow Hal -- so quick to ridicule everyone else, when you're the one with the jackass tail.


Just stop.  Be better.  Be creative.  Be original, fergodsakes!  Be anything other than someone who makes a parent sad.




September 17th, 2013 at 1:24 AM ^

Welp, a couple days ago, you made a comment that was jokingly along the lines of being happy you blacked out for a bit due to alcohol.  Well, true story a friend of mine in from middle school died in an accident a little later in life due to a drunk driver who probably thought blacking out was fun too.  You are a moronic, ignorant child for glorifying and making a joke out of binge drinking.  It ruins so many lives on a tragically regular basis.

That was a buzzkill and pretty uncalled for, especially when what you said was clearly in jest, huh? (BTW, I honestly have no issue with anyone drinking one too many, as long as driving or important decision making isn't a part of the plan)

In comedy / humor, there's no such thing as a joke or topic that doesn't offend someone.  For every 1 joke that personally may offend you, there are a 100 that don't, because those other 100 jokes are offending someone else.  So to get on someone else's case and draft a 5 page long essay because a joke, not meant maliciously, struck a nerve with you, makes you the more childish one in this situation.  To calmly bring awareness to a condition such a speech impediment is one thing that would've been appropriate, to attack someone over it  lke you did is not.

If there was the slightest undertone of malice in the post you replied to, than it would be a different story.  But there wasn't.  Learn the difference between a topic worth fighting for and a statement made in good fun that was in no ways meant to be derogatory.  Besides, this is a message board on blog where a lot people go to just relax, blow off some steam and shoot the shit, not a workplace or a school. 100% full and strict P.C. compliance is not only voluntary, it is a buzzkill and for the most part is probably discouraged.