OTC: Wright Labels Mangino A Jerk / Is Alex Gordon 4A?

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34 Responses to OTC: Wright Labels Mangino A Jerk / Is Alex Gordon 4A?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Please, tell us more about Bill Self.

    Coach Self he has the best show in a 600 mile radius. We are lucky to have a real coach like him around here. Coach Self is a players coach, a fans coach and a sportswriters coach.

    He make me, and hopefully everyone, feel very happy, He really does:)

  2. Anonymous says:

    What’s interesting about Self is he could be a classic case of arrogance if he wanted to be: High school stud athlete, division 1 athlete, married a chearleader, tremendous success at every level of coaching. But he’s just a flat out great guy.
    And I don’t have a problem with Mangino. I think he’s just like Bill Snyder. Except Snyder has had a little more success and he’s an old guy….so being grouchy is more acceptable.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like the Star’s editorial cuts are also hitting KC Confidential. See the item on Ryan Lefebvre

  4. Anonymous says:

    come on, as long as it is an innocent typo, and we know what the point is, do we really need spelling nazis?

    I enjoy the natural flow of quickly typed/published comments. When too much analysis is applied, things lose uumpah. Bang it out, publish it, and get moving. Small typos are no big deal.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I can’t blame The Star for my typos but I do apprecite them being pointed out. It appears I have an addiction to them. Thanks.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ironic that Mangino has thin skin. Wright is correct. Friends and family in Lawrence agree on the comparison. Self is a proven entity. Mangino has a few more years to go in order to prove his success at KU is not schedule enhanced.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Fickel KU fans! They were ready to run Self out of Lawrence after the Davidson near-loss and most of them wanted him gone after the Bradley loss.

    What he needs to do is have that hair on his chin transplanted to his noggin’.

    Rock Chalk Chicken Hawk

  8. Anonymous says:

    “Fickel KU fans! They were ready to run Self out of Lawrence after the Davidson near-loss and most of them wanted him gone after the Bradley loss.”


  9. Anonymous says:

    LOL @ Ptolemy, where did you dream that crap up?, we love Bill Self, always have.

  10. Anonymous says:

    @ KU coaches: Thanks to the local AV Club for holding this b.s. high school popularity contest! Good work, guys!

    @ Alex Gordon: anyone care to tie this 4A status story in with the recent posts on JoPo’s blog and on Baseball Prospectus about the horrendous state of Royals player development? The Royals have had so many disappointments with high draft picks that it seems like they’re just starting to shrug their shoulders when another former first rounder fails to meet expectations. The problem in that is that they start expecting things to go wrong and never investigate WHY their drafts haven’t worked out the way they hoped. And I strongly suspect that the organization itself is the main culprit in those failures.

    To put it another way: say you have 15 rocks that give every indication that they are diamonds, and drop them in a hypothetical machine to clean them up, polish them, etc. And after the machine is done working, all you have is 15 pieces of gravel, what are you blaming, the rocks or the machine?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    You can always tell when somebody’s team sucks around these parts as soon as they pull out the Bill Self hair blast.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    Smartman, your skin would be thin too if it was being streched out by 600 pounds of blubber trying to escape. Dude has more chins than a Chinese phone book. This guys scares the shit out of Jabba the Hut.

  13. Anonymous says:

    HEY!! Mangino is NOT FAT, he is bigboned.

    OK,,, ok,,,He is the fattest freekin coach in the history of fat coaches ; ), but he is my coach, so I gotta defend his fat ass and fat chin and fat stomach and etc etc…

    I always wondered how Mangino pulled off the ole “get in shape speech” on his team. You know, like this shortimer interim Chiefs coach pulled this year?

    How does Mangino pull off the “you are too fat to play on my team” speech.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’m a huge Mizzou fan (in waistline and fervor) and I can without reservation say that Bill Self is one hell of a guy. I like Mike Anderson a lot … think he is a solid guy. But in my dealings with Self, he’s always been awesome. Really wish Mike Alden would have chosen Door No. 2 at the Airport Hilton some 10 years ago. A lot would have been different for Mizzou. Oh well, I’m happy with HCMA, but Coach Self would have been great.

    p.s.–I’m in no way, shape or form saying that I don’t hate Coach Self’s guts during the season, I’m merely pointing out that he’s a good guy and someone kU fans should be proud of.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    They better not do a “Star Wars” themed halftime show with cheerleaders dressed up like Princess Leia ’cause he’ll surely devour a couple of them.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, Ptolemy, but no KU fans wanted Bill Self gone after he’d JUST GOTTEN THEM TO A FINAL FOUR!! I’m sure a few loose cannons who wanted him gone after those painful losses to Bradley & Bucknell, but I’m pretty certain more MU fans wanted Gary Pinkel gone after a couplle of step-on-his-dick losses to KU than wanted Bill Self dumped.

    As for Mangino being arrogant, I am shocked, SHOCKED to hear stories about a football coach being arrogant and accustomed to thinking he is Lord of All He Surveys. Why, I’ll bet Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Bill Belichick, Bear Bryant, Darrell Royal and countless others would be or are clutcing thier pearls in horror and embarrasment over Mangino’s antics. Those guys were never disdainful of the media and were never ever arrogant or unreasonable in their demands of others. And, for the record, I am NOT comparing Mangino to those other coaches. I’m merely pointing out that an arrogant football coach is about as newsworthy and surprising as Whitlock eating a short end and fries.

    By the way, how was Mangino supposed to answer the question as to whether KU is the best team in the Big XII North? Deny it and send the message to his team that he has no faith in them? Accept it and give Bo Pelini, Gary Pinkel and Bill Snyder bulletin board material and the ability to play the “they don’t respect us” card? Yeah, I suppose he could have been cuddlier about it, but there is no good way to answer that question beyond not answering it at all.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Next time Wright attempts to speak with Mangino he should be armed with pizzas and cheeseburgers…same works with Pork Chop

  18. Anonymous says:

    Mark Mangino is doing exactly what he needs to do which is to coach and win football games. Every coach is not going to be like Bill Self. There are plenty of examples of good coaches who were not exactly media friendly.

    Would it be better for Mangino to be media friendly? Sure, because sooner or later he might like some support if times get tough.

    I think Mangino is a tough guy probably because he rose from nowhere to become a head football coach and being heavy I am sure that he has endured a lot of critical comments through his life which probably makes him even more guarded and defensive.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Old Man Kissel
    Maybe Mangino was rude to Wright because he doesn’t like white people from upper class areas of town trying to act black.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick as ALWAYS…FUNNY. Cartman loved the big bone comment. Good stuff.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Old Man Kissel…didn’t you forget something?

  22. Anonymous says:

    Old Man Kissel
    810 scoops 610 once again!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Rick, back at ya, loved your beer vending machine idea, that could be a money maker, but “the comment of the day” is the Princess Leia warning;
    uummmagumma grebar jabbawokie nookie nookie.

    btw- I am a BIG Mangino fan, but I gotta admit what I goota admit, no 2x4ways about it.

  24. Anonymous says:

    23 responses, and yet something is still missing. Any chance someone can throw together a poorly reasoned, gramatically offensive, 500-word post on how the negativity spewed from OTC will lead to the end of civilization as we know it? It would really help me get through the day.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    Mangino’s so fat Lawrence had to add an extra ZIP code.

    Good thing the school colors aren’t yellow. Little kids would think he was a school bus and get run over.

    Recently an obese guy smuggled a gun into jail in one of his fat roles. If they searched Mangino, they’d find Ameila Earhart, Jimmy Hoffa, the Lindberg baby, and the rest of Michael Beasley’s stash.

  26. Anonymous says:

    But Uncle dick where is Micheal’s original nose. Ross, Ross, Ross, you guys are going to get me fired or committed. People keep wondering why i laugh for no apparent reason. FREAKIN HILARIOUS!!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    MJ’s nose? jojo has it in his basement shrine, along with John Holmes’ schlong and Len Dawson’s first toupee.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick…me likey the idea of a Star Wars half time show with Mangino as Jabba the Hut. That would be fucking BRILLIANT.

    Maybe jojo got tired of posting with all of us low rent, negative, white trash, shit job, fat wives and girlfriends, kids with lice and bad teeth, no money in the bank, shopping at Dollar General, Chef Boy-ar-dee eating can’t afford a ticket to a Chiefs game, never accomplished anything in our lives and never will, stoner, AA dropout, can’t get accepted into an online class, smelly, off the rack at Walmart wearing, thirty year old car driving…with bad exhaust..right wing racist jagoff, card carrying NRA and trade union GREG HALL LOVING….LOSERS.

    I’m just sayin’

  29. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    You forgot us redneck, north of the river, Hamm’s guzzlin’, cousin bumpin’, horse theivin’. whore chasin’, cock fightin’,RedX shoppin’,one-eyed banjo pickin’, nut scratchin MF’ers that read Greg Hall losers.

  30. Anonymous says:

    WOW, did I actually see you call Mangina “Great”? That’s a bit of a stretch. Finishing above 3rd once in your tenure and no division titles are not exactly the stories of greatness. What quality opponent have they ever beaten? Please don;t give me VaTech. Any team that shuttles QB’s in and out has serious issues.

  31. Anonymous says:

    red-x shopping, awesome. You both should of put Greg Hall slams in their as that is a signature of a JOJO rant. I’ve never seen a guy write more about and to a guy he claims to hate so much.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    jojo no longer has internet access after yesterday’s incident at WalMart in Liberty.
    Noone cares.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    I root for the Beakers but this is pretty good:

    Apparently Mark Mangino got lost on some backroads out in rural Kansas, and while driving through a neighborhood, spotted an old man sitting in a rocking chair on his front porch. He pulled over, got out and walked up to the old gentleman.

    “Can you tell me how to get back to 435?” Mangino asked.

    “Eat more salad,” the man replied.

  34. Anonymous says:

    HILARIOUS Dexter. Great way to start the morning.

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