Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Take on Pitt/Haywood

     Pittsburgh. God bless the Panthers. In this era of corrupt and ceaseless arrogance, the Pitt Panthers actually did the right thing. On the heels of the arrest of newly hired Mike Haywood, the University put their thinking caps on, and decided that Haywood was not right for their university, and was promptly fired.GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!
     The Pitt Chancellor stated that a head football coach had a reputation to uphold, and that he has a responsibility not to put himself in situations that could harm said reputation. What should be basic common sense was upheld and Pitt took Haywood out of play, just as Kansas did to Mark Mangino, USF did to Jim Leavitt, and Texas Tech did to Mike Leach. The case of Haywood was as bad as any of these cases, and worse than some. There is no example where it is ever ok to rough up a woman. Even a custody battle has lines that must be drawn, because at the end of the day you still have to be a father that your kid can look up to. And when you are a coach, you have about 100 kids, plus staff, that you have to set a bar for.
     My Wife's Grandfather had a saying. He said that you should never do anything that you wouldn't want to see on the front page of the paper that would put you in a negative light. Pretty simple lesson. Pretty easy to follow. Haywood ddidn't follow that, and Pitt is right by having him face the consequence, because they are right. It was not a good example, and it was not right for their university. It's not ok. Pittsburgh took a step that we can all look up to, a step in the right direction that we can admire.

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