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“Win at all costs” Briles Fired by Baylor; Hiding women abusers for success on the field bad judgment

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As predicted just a week or so ago, Baylor head football coach Art Briles was given his walking papers today by the school that he brought their most success in many years.  It was a move that the University had to make to stop the bleeding in Waco, one that will be met with mixed emotions as the football team and it’s run of greatness over the Briles years was something that was held in high esteem. Today, all the good that has been heaped upon the Bear program has crashed into the Brazos River and the program that has challenged for Big Twelve and national honors is trying to find a way to save itself from self-destruction.  As with many programs that have been sucking the crap off the bottom of the river for years, Baylor made itself into a powerhouse football program off the “win-at-all-cost” actions of Briles, something that other programs have done in the history of the game.  Briles, with a little common old fashion sense, could have avoided this embarrassment playing the “do right” card, not the hidden card trick of allowing scumbag players on his team, players that had a history of abuse toward women, and then working his magic of covering up the dirty. Briles is the complete opposite of Kansas State’s wonderful Bill Snyder, who built his program on good family values, a right over wrong way of doing business, and a moralistic way of being the good guy in all situations.   Briles is done as a football coach and any school that hires him in the future beware. This man is dirty.

 

Feature photo:  Ron Jenkins, Getty Images

About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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