As ChantRant and Scalp 'Em milk the Aubrey Phillips mess for another day, we risk looking like Curley and Moe with Larry on summer vacation. But bear with us for one last blast to clarify a point: Why the woman who sued McDonald's for hot coffee and big old Aubrey renouncing his FSU agreement are birds of a feather.
- Both agreed to a "contract" (the woman to a coffee purchase; Phillips to play at FSU).
- Both accepted the terms of the contract (the woman to the fact the coffee was "hot" as stated on the menu board; Phillips that he would be coached by one nasty S.O.B.)
- Both were unable to deal with the execution of the agreement as it was advertised (the coffee was hot; the coach was an S.O.B. -- especially when you provoke him by not holding up your end of the deal by showing up grossly out of shape.)
- Both showed lack of character by playing the victim card despite receiving precisely what they had agreed to (a pet peeve of ours).
So while their motives were different (greed vs. revenge), their actions were the same: "I've been horribly wronged."
At least Heather Dininch of ESPN gets it and agrees that "his method of telling it wasn't exactly wise."
While Heather didn't imply Phillips was a crybaby as we did (with a photo), we believe the term fits. That isn't hate speech, it's simply criticism of a man child who screwed up.
And if it's a crime to criticize an 18-year old, then Rick Trickett and every other college coach are in a lot of trouble.