I’m sure you all have heard about Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino’s motorcycle accident and alleged humping around with football “assistant” Jessica Dorrell.
A lot of people – sports media members and fans – are calling for Petrino’s job. Meanwhile, this story has legs and is starting to get seedier and more scandalous by the minute.
First, let me pose the following questions. Is Petrino a scumbag?
You bet your ass he is.
Is he getting the deserved karma from what he did to the Atlanta Falcons a few years back? You bet your SWEET ass he is.
And while I take no pleasure of being a “Debbie Downer”, I would like to introduce you all to a friend named “reality”. And that reality is this: Petrino will not be fired because he has won a lot of games for Arkansas and has them relevant in college football again.
Petrino’s record at Arkansas is 21-5 over the last two seasons and was a loss away from playing in the SEC championship game. Arkansas can now recruit NATIONWIDE thanks to Petrino’s success. Boosters have pumped millions of dollars into the football program, also the result of Petrino’s success.
Let’s put it this way - if the athletic director and chancellor fire Petrino, the boosters will make sure that the university will have a new AD and chancellor.
The lesson to be learned is two-fold. First no matter how seedy and slimy the coach, if the dude wins he is not going ANYWHERE. Second, sex (and Father Time) is, and will always be, undefeated and untied.
Period, end of discussion.