Here’s a tidbit from a coworker who roots for the zeroes and went to their event this week on the Nike campus (where else?)… he found his way to the VIP muckety-muck section. This guy is pro-Yuck all the time, but he said as he watched PK and other big donors hugging players (and recruits?) he was thinking, wow, this just feels a little slippery. PK billionaire is here and these donors seem very cozy with these young guys. Is this how things go south with a program and recruiting violations? His words. Was honestly surprised he admitted that to me.
Uh yeah, a billionaire donor who seems to have personal relationships with players is a pretty obvious red flag. If I was one of those Oregon players, I wouldn’t be hugging Phil Knight’s old crusty ass unless he was paying me. Phil is Oregon’s owner and the players are his employees. Nothing new. Cristobal has just made it a lot more obvious by pursuing and getting recruits everybody knows are money recruits. Oregon is so easy to hate with that loud-mouthed, arrogant piece of shit running their program now. He makes Chip Kelly look respectable. And all quooks can do is bring up minor shit in UW’s history from 20 or 30 years ago while their program is waist deep in dirty shit RIGHT NOW and the few Oregon fans with brains know that. Sounds like your friend is one of the few with a brain.
You nailed it on him bringing up our stuff from 20/30 years ago. Honestly I’m still surprised he was honest enough with me to tell me it felt slippery watching the donors and players (employees) cozying up to each other. Funny sidenote, he can’t stand Rob Mullens – Rob gave him the cold shoulder and my coworker doesn’t take well to that. : )