Is this woman capable of telling the truth?Archived Message
Posted by old glory on 3/21/2008, 7:22 am
In the Checkers speech Richard Nixon said: "My wife, her name is Pat, and she was born on St. Patrick's day and she's Irish." In fact her name was Thelma, she was Scottish, and her father nicknamed her Pat because she was born the night BEFORE St. Patrick's Day. Tricky Dick lied three times in one sentence. Over the course of the past few months it has become self-apparrent that for Ms. Gore-Mann the truth is likewise Plan B. Not only is she a congenital liar, she's not even good at it. The local sports press, which will never be confused for Woodward and Bernstein, follows just about every public statement she makes with a paragraph exposing its falsity. Today she tells us she hasn't spoken to Bill Cartwright about the head coaching job, but in the next paragraph Cartwright is quoted contradicting that. Her attorney writes a publicly released letter to Evans firing him for cause, and she tells the world the December 26 decision to do whatever they're calling it now was done to help the players grow as individuals and as athletes. It has gotten to the point that nothing she says is worth listening to because the liklihood of the truth working its way into her vocabulary is zilch. She's like Joe Isuzu and Baghdad Bob rolled into one. Since firing her is an even thornier thicket than firing Evans, they've got to keep her around in some sinecure and dismiss her discretely sometime after the dust settles. It appears that Jim Brovelli is about to become the de facto AD for men's basketball, no doubt with some diluted title to cover up the fact she's being demoted until canned. This is a necessity given the need to assuage the concerns of any incoming coach, and to get the Art Zief's of the world (aka the season ticket holders) back inside the tent, pissing out. This would explain why the search committee is so small. The three other members represent constituencies which have to have at least apparent input into the decision: the donors, the academic community, and the Jesuit community. Not that they don't all look strong in their own right, but my guess is that Brovelli will see alot of games in the next few weeks, chat alot of people up, and make a recommendation to the whole committee as to finalists. After interviews with the whole crew, the committe will then probably accept Brovelli's recommendation as the first among equals and send it upstairs for approval. Ms. Gore Mann will no doubt then announce the hire and claim it to be her own.