UH predicament keeps the calls coming
WELCOME to K-HRM, where it's all Herman all the time! Now let's go to calls!
(Quick note: Am I making fun of the local radio guys here? No, those guys, God bless them, are doing everything they can to talk about anything but Hawaii athletic director Herman Frazier and his predicament: "Tell me about your bracket! Please, somebody call in and talk about your bracket!" No, this just seemed like a lighthearted way to address the issue without getting too serious about it. Because let's face it, if we get serious about it, there might be some pretty serious things to say. And maybe that's coming. So buckle up.)
Whoah, we seemed to have some technical difficulties there for a minute. Not sure what happened, but we're back! The phone lines are blinking like Nancy Pelosi at the State of the Union Address! Ha! I read that one on the Internet!
Line one, go ahead!
You're on the air!
Oh, this button? Sorry, I'm not usually a radio guy! OK, now, go!
"Hello? That was a fine column on Herman F. and the schedule. Thanks a lot for calling it straight. He can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."
OK. I don't even know what that MEANS. Next caller!
"Hello? I thought the football schedule should be done, as I can recall, three to four years in advance. Does Mr. Frazier have too much personal business at the expense of UH? Where are his priorities? Who does he answer to in this screw up? Mr. Wallace is available and Centenary is interested in him."
Didn't see that one coming! Give me another call!
"The thing I and many UH fans find so upsetting about Frazier's performance is his 'Hey don't worry, I know what I'm doing and I've got everything under control' attitude. He apparently has selective amnesia. A little humility and honesty would go a long way toward helping everyone accept what's happened so far. But he does not."
You, sir, sound like a very negative person! He could still pull out a miracle! The man has a gold medal! Wait a minute -- that could be part of the guarantee package to get an opponent to sign. The other athletic director would get to borrow the gold medal for six months, take it to parties ... oh, now I'm rambling.
I've had 14 cups of coffee!
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA, HELLO!!!
"Umm ... OK. Um, I say this as a big baseball fan. But folks are in a dither that football may end up with more than one 'subdivision' team on the schedule this year, but how come no one gets uptight when the baseball 'Bows schedule Chicago State and Wisconsin-Milwaukee? What's the difference? I'll take your answer off the air."
No problem. Well, you see, one was done on purpose.