Wednesday, February 13, 2013

We officially have our bizzare old-time sports story

Of the day:
"So I guess Ohio State had lost the bowl game, so Earl Bruce brings in Woody Hayes. I had been there just a week and I'm thinking, 'Holy, this is Coach Hayes.' I'm sitting in the back. Coach Hayes was not healthy at the time, but stands up and starts laying into the coaching staff about toughness. That we have no toughness in the program. That's why we lost the game. On and on and screaming, this old guy pounding the table. He says, 'We have no toughness, and the reason is because you're not tough. No one on this staff is tough enough, and that's a problem.' "He reaches down and grabs this box, slides the top and there was something in the box moving around. He reaches in and he pulls out this turtle. He reaches down, this turtle's snapping and he says, 'I'm going to show you toughness.' He unzips his pants and takes out whatever he takes out. The turtle reaches up and snaps at him. You see the veins and the sweat (on Hayes). He screams at the coaches, 'That's toughness! That's f'n toughness!' He reaches down, pokes the turtle right in the eye and it falls off. He wipes the sweat off his forehead and says, 'That's the problem. We don't have anybody in this room tough enough to do that right there. "(One assistant) raises his hand and says, 'Coach, I'd do this. Just promise not to poke me in the eye.'"
So, how about it Lindsey Graham?


jimmiraybob said...


Anonymous said...

I saw the game where Woody got tossed out of the game and out of football.

20 years later I'm on a plane and sitting next to the guy that threw the flag on Woody. Told me he would call his elderly mother (mid-late 80's) on game day to tell her time and channel so she could watch and maybe see him on the field. Sometime after the game he called her to ask if she had seen him on TV. She said she had, and added, "That man looked like he had nothing nice to say about you."

He told her, "Mom, he had nothing nice to say about you, either!"

One of the best flights evar!

MarkC said...

And then Joe Paterno bought the turtle's silence.

pansypoo said...

miss graham?

Anonymous said...

I sat next to a star football player at OSU whose first appearance in the classroom that quarter was at mid-term exam time. He stared out the window. The bell rang to signify the end of the period when he reached down, pulled out a pre-typed blue book and handed it into the prof.

This particular player was reported to be learning disabled. He couldn't even understand the playbook. Woody was a hypocrite and an asshole. He used people and was called a genius. He deserves to be forgotten.