Petrino's Temper Tantrum Unacceptable

By now, most everyone reading this should be familiar with Arkansas Razorbacks football coach Bobby Petrino's expletive-laced tirade directed against LSU Tigers coach Les Miles during the Tigers 41-17 whipping of Ar-Kansas in the Battle for the Golden Boot. He also refused to shake Miles' hand following the loss, which eliminated his team from consideration from the BCS Championship discussion.

If by chance you live under a rock or somehow otherwise missed this story, the videos are below:

Petrino's Post-Game Lack of Sportsmanship




Arkansas Coach's Choice World for Les Miles




Petrino (and every Razorbacks fan) should take it as a compliment that Miles did not consider his lead to be safe up by three scores late in the game.

As a former junior high school football coach, I can definitely relate. I once called a deep play-action bomb that resulted in a touchdown that put us up four scores in the league semifinal game against a team that had scored more than 60 points in its quarterfinal victory. I had previously pulled my starters earlier that quarter, but the opposing team had not --- and had quickly scored cutting my lead to 3 scores. After a failed onsides kick, I sent in my starters and told them to "put another one on 'em".

At that point in time, there was still one child on my team who had yet to score a touchdown, and I really wanted to get him the ball with a safe lead, however the opposing team was too talented offensively for use to let off the gas.

Thus, we scored another touchdown in hopes of securing victory, which would have allowed me to play backups in hopes of getting every child on the team at least one touchdown --- a goal we ultimately achieved.

In any case, the LSU-Arkansas rivalry looks to be shaping up into a good one, which is quite timely given the irrelevance of Tulane and the sudden death of Ole Miss as a competitive football program. With SEC expansion and no guarantee that LSU-Florida will continue to be an annual event, the game with Arkansas takes on added importance as a legitimate rivalry game.

Razorbacks fans should demand more of their coach given that their program has had enough success of late to have the public spotlight on it at all times, and moments like Petrino's two temper tantrums during his team's loss to LSU are the type of distractions that cost schools key recruits, which should be good news for LSU, but bad news for Arkansas and the SEC as a whole.

 
 

One Lucky Lady will Get to be Peter's Date for the Saints vs. Atlanta December 26 in the Dome!

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Peter Egan and Paige Bundrick at a Saints game in 2009.
Ladies, it is my pleasure to announce this morning that I have secured six tickets to the NFC South Division rivalry game between the New Orleans Saints
and the Atlanta Falcons on December 26, 2011.

The game could  very well determine who wins the division, or at the very least where the Saints and/or Falcons are seeded in the NFC Playoffs. In any case, it's a very  significant game.

The good news for at least one single, attractive lady  between the age of 21 and 30 is that at present, i do not have a date for the game, which also happens to be on my 30th birthday.

So,  whichever fine-looking female meeting above-specified criteria who would like to  accompany me and abour four of my friends to the game, and conveys that desire  to me before anyone else meeting said criteria does so, will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Saints final regular season home game as the date of arguably the world's most awesome guy.

It doesn't really matter whcih medium the lucky lady chooses to get in touch with me so long as she does so before any other ridiculously good looking women put in thei request(s).

I recognize that it's almost an entire month away, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for at least one luckly girl, so all you sexy ladies had better jump on the opportunity before someone else does.

For whatever it's worth, I did have two of my own top-choices as for which girl would have been my ideal date for the event, but neither of them has given me a definitive answer yet, so I'm opening up the bidding to any and all fine, single women in SE Louisiana who aren't crazy and don't have any other major baggage.