February 09, 2007

I don't have a dog in this fight.

They can do whatever they want to each other and I don't care, but still, this is just a bit much: LSU coach directs expletive at Tide

News staff writer

LSU football coach Les Miles used an expletive in referring to the University of Alabama at a public signing day party attended by several thousand people in Baton Rouge.

"We're looking forward to playing Florida," Miles told a large crowd at Wednesday's Bayou Bash recruiting party at the Baton Rouge (La.) River Center. "We're looking forward to playing Auburn. But we have a new rival in f--ing Alabama." [...]

Okay, look--I've been in enough locker rooms that this isn't a particularly shocking word, and to my detriment in the past I have been known to make effective use of its root form as a verb, noun, adjective, adverb, preposition, interjection, interrogatory, and several other things I'm not sure the name of.

But come on--was this really the time or place for talk like that? I know there's bad blood down in Baton Rouge over Saban's hiring at Alabama as well as some of his own recent comments where he used a slang name for Cajuns.

But, still, couldn't we have a bit less, Les? Yes, I realize there's a lot of crudeness that comes spilling out of the pop culture spigot every day, but not everyone is so enamored of it as you might think, and especially when it's there in front of a large, mixed-age crowd.

There was a time when a man who uttered such things would have been backhanded across the mouth. I don't guess I'm to the point of caring to see a return of such things, but still it would be nice to have at least a little sense of decorum, and cognizance of time and place and appropriateness.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 9, 2007 12:31 PM

That certainly seems unnecessary.

If he's going to talk like that, he should direct his expletives at Auburn.

Posted by: Janis Gore at February 9, 2007 12:53 PM

Now, now...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 9, 2007 12:57 PM