Saturday, July 07, 2007

It's Never Too Soon for Sid Hartman to Kiss a Little Ass

There has barely been a Tubby Smith sighting in the Twin Cities since he was signed to his contract, but Sid Hartman, Apologist for Power, would like you to know that Tubby is a philanthropist.

All I can say is that its a good thing he's paid to coach basketball, because at his salary, raising $300,000 a year in a community that worships you isn't that impressive. One might be tempted to say, "How much are we paying this guy again?", if he were paid for fundraising, I mean.

For the record: I like Tubby; I wish him well in the Big 10, coaching a team that is right now, in a bit of a free-fall. I hope he can fix them, and bring them back to the salad days of Miles Tarver and Sam Jacobson. What I don't care for is all too easy to predict lionizing of incoming power brokers by Hartman.

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