“If they fire me, they’re still going to pay me. I’m still a millionaire.”
Yep, that quote looks pretty damning. It doesn’t look good. That is, unless you actually listened to the interview.
Even before the outrage, I heard about this podcast episode and listened to it as soon as I could. I heard the quote and didn’t think a single thing of it. It is almost an hour long conversation about what it is like to be on the hot seat, his history, his family and his players. He even mentions what he believes to be the biggest mistake of his time here at Nebraska. I thought that was a pretty big deal, but you know what became the story?
A joke. A comment made in jest.
One of the biggest mistakes we make now is to believe that twitter outrage is any indication of real life. While 87% of Americans know about twitter, only 7% actually use twitter. It is a vocal minority.
But this is how it goes now. Somebody knew that quote would cause outrage, so it was time to put it on twitter and then here we go.
Coach Miles, tweeted out an apology. I wish it was a middle finger. He’s a better person than me.
"Earlier this week, my (sarcastic) attempt at humor during a podcast failed. Anyone who knows me understands that I got into coaching and remain a basketball coach for reasons far beyond money. I apologize to anyone offended or taken aback by my flippant remark.— Tim Miles (@CoachMiles) February 21, 2019
He is pretty much reiterating what he said on the podcast. That 98% of coaches are not in it for the money, but people didn’t hear that because they took the quote and ran.
Sausha, a producer for The Bottom Line said it best:
Tim Miles having to put out a set of tweets apologizing because people don't read or listen to context is why we'll never encounter other life forms in the universe. Blame yourselves— Sausha (@Sausha72) February 21, 2019
Here’s that interview if you’re actually interested.
Good ‘N Plenty pod:— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) February 18, 2019
A terrific, candid conversation with Nebraska’s Tim Miles on what life has been like on the Hot Seat.
Also, my take on the Kentucky Wildcats, Michigan State’s ceiling without Langford and Ward, and Zion in next year’s dunk contest. https://t.co/n0N0VYIrdv
Anyways, moving on I guess.
Devine Ozigbo Has Been Working Out It Appears
Who would want to tackle this guy?
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The last few days have been very good for Omaha Burke standout Xavier Watts. The two-way star has continued to see his stock rise as he picks up new scholarship offers daily. Just this week, he has picked up offers from Kansas, Iowa and Tennessee. That brings his offer total over double-digits.
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For the context here, Nebraska football, the name is “Dollar Bill” Bryant. That’s how his Cornhusker teammates, and at least one new-to-the-beat newspaper reporter, knew him.
Memories of the first Husker game you attended
There is something magical about the first time you walk into the stadium of a team you've watched for a long time. Now, maybe you're not going to raise yourself to the dramatics of Rudy's dad walking into Notre Dame Stadium, and say, "This is the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen."
Huskers build big lead, turn back Northwestern's push | Huskers | fremonttribune.com
This time the Nebraska women’s basketball team was good enough on offense for long enough that a bad stretch didn’t cost the Huskers a chance to win the game.
Nebraska had a good start to the game, and built a 20-point lead during a 71-64 victory against Northwestern on Thursday in Evanston, Illinois. Nebraska (13-14, 8-8 Big Ten) now has three wins in its last four games.
Miami punter's tattoos, size create viral sensation
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Georgia assessed critical technical foul after fan throws stuffed toy on court
A small stuffed bulldog toy tossed onto the court with the game tied and 0.5 seconds remaining was just the break Quinndary Weatherspoon and Mississippi State needed.
Syracuse's Jim Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway
Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man walking on Interstate 690 shortly before midnight Wednesday night, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard.
LeBron James shuts down notion of slowing down in 2nd half: Intensity level 'has been activated'
“It’s been activated,” James told reporters. “My level of intensity has to be [high], unfortunately for me, because I don’t like to do it at such an early time. But it’s been activated.”
Zion Williamson's Knee Is 'Stable,' But He Should Pack It In Anyway
Zion Williamson busting through his shoe and twisting his knee in the first minute of a storied rivalry game on national TV made for a neat encapsulation of everything that’s broken with big-time college sports.
“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.
Polar vortex may have killed 95 percent of invasive stink bugs, researchers say
A Virginia Tech research experiment estimates the polar vortex may have killed 95 percent of the stink bugs that hadn't found shelter to stay warm this winter, the National Pest Management Association stated in a release.
Grand Canyon radiation: Tourists reportedly exposed for years to uranium - CBS News
Tourists visiting the Grand Canyon's museum collections building have been exposed to radiation for nearly two decades, the Arizona Republic reports. A safety manager for the park says the exposure came from uranium rocks stored in buckets between the year 2000 and 2018.
The Most Mindnumbing of Office Tasks Made One Man $360 Million - Bloomberg
Takahashi’s firm provides so-called software bots for more than 500 companies, including Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., the largest lender in Japan, Nippon Life Insurance Co. and his alma mater, Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group. It helps them to automate routine tasks such as inputting data and checking invoices.
My Restaurant Was the Greatest Show of Excess You’d Ever Seen, and It Almost Killed Me | Bon Appetit
I was never falling-down drunk. I was never belligerent. I always got my work done. I was never unkempt. I was always clean, I was always shaved, I always performed at work. I was always kind and gracious in the dining room. But I lived in hell.
Anybody who has been around high school basketball in eastern Nebraska has probably seen this official. If you read the comments he’s earned his nickname. The guy just loves what he is doing. I was one of the coaches on the bench so I got a pretty good view.
The Best Thing I Saw On the Internet This Week x 3
This video always puts me in a good mood. pic.twitter.com/28bZq6zvlD— Yashar Ali (@yashar) February 20, 2019
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!