Sleep peels. Smile at the chimera. This morning I dreamed I found a black and white puppy–looked like an oreo cookie. He was quiet, didn’t smell, didn’t slobber. I wanted to keep him. I was going to keep him, but an intense anxiety washed over me and I knew I couldn’t keep him. So I put him back where I found him.*
I shall plod on with my sports(movies) contemplations after the Vancolympics have ended. In the mean time, I’d like to do my bloggerly duty and call your attention to three noteworthy entries from new and old blogging friends.
Do you like sports? Do you like basketball? Do you like college basketball? Do you like Georgia Tech basketball? If you answered “yes” to at least two of those questions, you may enjoy the chat I had with a friend and GT alum:
Friend: hey. do you see anything wrong with these tweets?
most fans are upset with his tweets, they think he is calling out the fanbase.
i don’t see anything wrong with them, he’s just trying to garner support.
me: I don’t see why it should mean anything to anyone who doesn’t cheer for GT basketball.
Friend: me neither! but the fanbase is tearing him apart because of it.
me: He might as well be saying “oh yeah, don’t forget to buy milk” or “don’t forget to bring 5 canned goods” or “don’t forget to come 30 minutes early.”
Friend: This made the AJC! in TWO separate articles!
Well I am ticked off at the fans who are making a big deal of the coach trying to drum up support. They are the reason this is plastered on ajc.com now, although mark bradley is outright criticizing coach hewitt.
me: there seems to be a disconnect btwn his intentions and the critical fans, as well as a chicken-and-the-egg situation.
“we’d support a team that at least won x number of games”
“they’d play better if they at least saw unanimous support”
Friend: I wonder if hewitt is going to stop using twitter after all this
me: One of two scenarios (or maybe two of two scenarios)
1. Coach didnt know the scope of his following. Sure, he can see how many people are following him but how active are the followers?
2. GT basketball wanted to stir up any kind of noise? good or bad?
2.5. Coach has lost a lot of confidence in his own abilities, his players abilities, or both and wanted to orchestrate a situation that would make a voluntary resignation the shortest route to an outcome? Flat out quitting would be too cowardly.
*I watched a few YT videos of baby pandas last night (possible explanation for the color of the puppy).