Steve Spurrier is Still
Crazy After All These Years
Some say Steve Spurrier was a little schnockered on his weekly TV show following the Gamecocks’ win on Oct. 5 over Central Florida. Watch this snippet, and draw your own conclusion:
When he was asked by a reporter if he was impaired on the show, the Head Ball Coach said, “I hope not.”
And here’s what he had to say when asked if he had been drinking after the game:
“Whether or not I have a few beers after every game for the past 29 years I don’t think I need to get into all that. Most coaches that I know we probably do have a few beers after ballgames after building up all week and so forth.”
Is that classic Steve Spurrier or what?
The Head Ball Coach is a legend, and he’s a rock star at the same time. Not a lot of people fit into that category. And part of the reason he is in the position he’s in is because of his candor (or call it what you will, depending on how much he has beaten your team). Nobody really cares — or should care — if he threw back a few after the game. He probably should film the show first, but I digress.
Come on. Have you ever been to Orlando for the day with a bunch of kids? I know plenty of adults who need to take the edge off following a trip to the “happiest place on earth” — which is a relative term to say the least.
Steve would make a terrible politician, wouldn’t he.
Reporter: “Congressman Spurrier, have you ever accepted bribe money from the tobacco lobby?”
Steve: “Whether or not I did that for the past 29 years, I don’t think I need to get into that.”
That’s exactly what he would say, and dang it, I kind of appreciate that. We could learn a lot from Steve Spurrier. If you do it, own it. And convert 4th and 15 against who doesn’t like it. We need more terrible politicians like that.
Until next time,
Give me 20, slackers!
Coach Billy Jack Hoover