This One is Petrino’s Fault

Remember back when the powers that be shamelessly blamed all the ills of the disastrous Steve Kragthorpe era on his predecessor Bobby Petrino?

Well, it was all a bunch of hoo hah. Kragthorpe couldn’t head coach his way out of a crowded elevator. It wasn’t Bobby’s fault.

But this mess he’s in now down in Fayetteville surely is.

I trust you’ve read about the motorcycle wreck Petrino was in over the weekend. The story went viral last night when the released police report indicated there was a comely, blonde 25 year old assistant named Jessica Dorrell with her hands strapped cross Coach Petrino’s engines when the bike went down on a country road.

Frankly I’m a bit surprised. Petrino is generally devoid of personality and more than a bit anti-social. That, even with the power that comes with being a big time SEC football coach, such a gorgeous young lass would be attracted to him is a stunner. That he went for the spoils of success is, I guess, not that big a surprise. But still . . .

Anyway, Bobby’s now suspended — with his exorbitant pay check still coming — until the Razorback AD can get a handle on the situation. Read: Do the big time Woooooooooooo Pig Suey supporters still want Bobby, even though he was philandering?

Bobby has kinda apologized, for his “previous inappropriate relationship.” (I guess, Ms. Jessica will have to move on, perhaps find somebody her own age to hang with.)

For more details about the situation, read here.

My hunch is that a soon to be suitably contrite, rehabilitating Bobby will be reinstated sometime in the not so distant future. I mean, come on now, coaches with talent on the sidelines like Petrino are not a dime a dozen.

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The most remarkable aspect of this story from a Louisville Cardinal fan’s perspective is how differently the University of Arkansas dealt with this situation of apparent marital infidelity compared with how U of L dealt with its basketball coach after a very public revelation of marital infidelity.

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On a totally different matter, but speaking of how Louisville Athletics deals with some situations, I must quickly reexamine something I promised to give up.

My buddy David mentioned the other day how the season ticket holder who got first dibs on tickets to the new Miami Marlins baseball stadium was not some corporation or interloping fat cat who came with the Benjamins. It was the fellow who bought the first season ticket when the franchise started years ago.

In other words, the baseball club honored loyalty.

Unlike U of L when it moved into the Yum!, where many were allowed to jump the line of priority seating points, if they could afford the exaction. While those who had supported the university and team for decades were cast aside in the name of “that’s how things work these days.”

– Seedy K


  1. cbcard
    Posted April 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    My first thought about the analogy of Krapthorpe and the crowded elevator was you did good guy. Then I realized that I can’t envision that many people willing to be that close to him. Even if it meant climbing 20 flights.

  2. Birdie King
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Whether you are in a booth in a bar after closing hours or on a motorcycle, earning Final Fours or a BCS game cuts you a lot of slack, Jack. That’s the way it is and that’s the way it should be !

  3. doug
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    I don’t think he’ll survive. His history of pathological lying, the young lady being an employee, and lying to his boss will be too much for the university to retain him.
    Pitino infidelity didn’t carry the excess baggage.
    Didn’t John L. take a head coaching job somewhere? Is he looking for an offensive (insert pun) coordinator?

  4. cbcard
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    To Doug.

    I think Petrino already did the inserting.

  5. bob
    Posted April 9, 2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Do you think Bobby and his “out of town coordinator” were ridding in the same position as in the movie Knight and Day?

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