Originally posted by scacchipazzo
Why so focused on other's appearance? Does misbehavior become worse solely because the person is obese. How childish on your part. These are football players. if they can't take a little heat they need to move to Canada and play tiddlywinks or scrape ice with brooms in front of a stone and hope not to stub their toe! So this coach does not like wuzzes? Big deal! Oh, and BTW, Kansas is not a professional team. It's a college team.
You don't think Mangino did anything wrong here?
You don't see anything wrong with his behaviour or how he talks to his players?
Nothing wrong with any of this:
"I dropped a pass and [Mangino] was mad," Brown said. "And I said, 'Yes, sir. Yes, sir.' The yelling didn't bother me. But then he said, 'Shut up!' He said, 'If you don't shut up, I'm going to send you back to St. Louis so you can get shot with your homies.'
Brown said another teammate had confided in the team that his father was an alcoholic and the player dreamed of becoming a lawyer. "One day, [Mangino] said in front of the entire team, 'Are you going to be a lawyer or do you want to become an alcoholic like your dad?' " Brown said.
Said Brown: "I don't know if poking and grabbing is physical abuse. Sometimes Mangino maybe goes over the edge. I have seen him run up to a player and push a player. Sometimes he gets in your face and you feel like, 'OK, now you're in my bubble.'"
Mortensen said Mangino told him he had been a bad friend to someone who had died. And that Mangino would repeatedly bring up his public intoxication citation. "He told me he'd send me back to Oakland where I could be drinking out of a brown paper bag," Mortensen said. "He told me, 'You were a s---- friend to someone I knew that passed away.' He called me a bum. He showed me no respect. He told me he'd send me back to the ghetto. I'm not a victim. I'm a grown man. I never let Mangino get to me. But you know what? I'm not bitter. I loved KU and I never let him break me."
"He'd say things like, 'I'll send you back to the street corner where you came from,' " Herford said. "He'd say, 'This is Kansas, you're not back home,' " Crawford said. "He'd say, 'You're not back with your homies. If you're not careful you'll be watching the game in the stands with your homies. You'll be back in that neighborhood.' "
To me, a lot of these comments smack of racism as well as abuse. Your bitter personal rejoinders aside, how can you defend actions like this other than saying HEY FOOTBALL'S A TOUGH GUY SPORT!