Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Book Review

"An Epic Tale of Rank Douchebaggery" might be the best book review title I've ever read. In honor of my Easter weekend vacation, I have an analogy for you.

Michael Adams is to the University of Georgia what C. Ray Nagin is to the City of New Orleans. This means we shoureld never allow Mr. Leebern to meet Mr. Meffert. Bad things could happen. Very bad things.

Consequently, both Adams and Nagin were roundly and loudly booed by the Georgia fans before the Sugar Bowl in 2007. It was about that point where the Hawaii fans began to realize that there was just something different about us folk down South.


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2 comments:

Dante said...

The book is not about Dooley but the ire that Adams draws almost universally is. Sure there's the occasional $10,000 dishwasher or wife getting a stipend larger than most University employee salaries, but when it comes down to it, Adams wasn't getting booed at the Super Dome for using Foundation funds to remodel his house.

A far more interesting book topic would be what Adams is doing right. The guy is a frickin' pariah on campus (some deserved and some not so much). Students hate him. Employees hate him. Faculty hates him. Administration is split (about 50/50 last I was in the loop). But he has the Board of Regents willing to take a bullet for him (maybe literally). That's some serious devotion and I'm really curious as to why exactly that is (in some sort of not-out-to-destroy-Adams way). But that would be a second side of a story and today's press can't be bothered to cover something like that.

The Corwyn said...

"It was about that point where the Hawaii fans began to realize that there was just something different about us folk down South."


It's called "inbreeding."

:)