I don’t know much about UW-Milwaukee basketball, but I am dialed in right now. This is the correct way to leave a job – double birds.
Last night, the play-by-play man for the Panthers called it quits and made the announcement via Instagram which is the most 2016 thing of all time. Look at this fucking rant:
To quote Groucho Marx "Hello, I must be going!" Before the decision is made for me, I am officially announcing my retirement as the voice of Milwaukee Panthers Men's basketball. I would say it's taking the last life boat off the Titanic, but that would be unfair to the crew of the Titanic. Never have so many competant, talented people been run off by such a talentless group of entitled beaurocrats. No matter how much the coaches, players, and support staff care, they can't overcome incompetent administrators. UWM leads the world in incompetent administrators. I criticize awful athletic directors like Koonce, Costello, Geiger, and Braun. It's not their fault. Hell, if they elected me President I'ld take the job. If I suck at it, it's not my fault. I'm not qualified to be President. Should Amanda Braun turn down an AD job just because she's horribly under qualified? Hell no. She's a bad AD, and a deplorable human being, but those are the cards she's been dealt. Those in charge of the UW System have failed to hire effective administrators. Failed. F F F F! It has been my pleasure to work with the wonderful players and coaches for 17 seasons. The players, coaches, parents and the fans have been like my family. I will miss Panther hoops the rest of my life. Best of luck to my friends that are still imprisoned at UWM Athletics. Fight on, brothers (and sisters.) Keep your heads low and make us proud. Finally, best of luck to LaVall Jordan, his staff, and the players. As so often happens in the NCAA, it's not your fault. Win and get out quick, because long term is fatal at UWM Athletics. Panther Nation, it has been my pleasure.Cheers!
Dude went hard.
Deadspin reports that after finishing 20-13, the Panthers opted out of attending a non-NCAA and non-NIT tournament, a decision made by their AD. Oh, and after shit-canning their longtime coach, AD Braun fired off a text to the team recommending that they check their email. Classy move there. So it should be no surprise that the 16-year voice of the Panthers went scorched earth on the program.
Highlights for me:
I would say it’s taking the last life boat off the Titanic, but that would be unfair to the crew of the Titanic.
Never have so many competant, talented people been run off by such a talentless group of entitled beaurocrats. No matter how much the coaches, players, and support staff care, they can’t overcome incompetent administrators.
Should Amanda Braun turn down an AD job just because she’s horribly under qualified? Hell no. She’s a bad AD, and a deplorable human being, but those are the cards she’s been dealt.
1. We needed a good Titanic reference.
2. Probably should have utilized a little editing, but sometimes you have to pull the trigger on a heartfelt rant.
3. I hope I’m never referred to as a “deplorable human being.” That’s just scathing.
So shoutout to Bill Johnson for going out guns blazing. Hope you land on your feet..
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