The Devil Went Down to Mississippi
As you've probably heard, Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron isn't exactly the touchy-feely kind of "Mark Richty" coach that some would hope for. He's an in your face, tell it like it is, 4 red bulls-a-day, no excuses, old-school, crazy-assed defensive line coach who doesn't have time for your bulls**t.
So when some punkass five-year-old comes up to Ed at his son's little league baseball game looking for a "Coach O" autograph on his Florida Gators hat (excuse me?), Orgeron does what any of us would have done...He basically tells that kid to F**k off.
This is a letter to the editor of the Oxford Eagle. It appeared in the print edition but was unavaiable in the crappy online edition.
Mother Unhappy with Coach O's Actions
This summer, our family was at a little league baseball game at Batesville, and Coach Orgeron was there. Many children stood in line to get an autograph from this arrogant man. Unfortunately, my five year old was one of many who waited.
He waited until the game was over, so as not to bother him while the game was going on. He stood there waiting with his Florida Gator team hat (the five year old that is). When his turn came, he was very rudely turned away by Orgeron. He told my son he was not going to sign his hat because it was a Florida hat.
My five year old had no idea why he was denied by this person, who must have been a great man because everyone was standing in line to get his signature. The look on my child's face when he turned around to walk away, hanging his head, would have made any real man sad.
My heart hurt so bad for my little man. My mother always told me, "Give a man a little power and his true character will appear". Coach Orgeron's true character was seen that day, to be sure. Coach Orgeron is the little man, and that day my son walked away the bigger one.
A mother whose heart hurt that day,
Wow. Way to keep your rep, brah. That kid can s**t in his hat for all I care. I'm actually surprised Orgeron didn't slap the Gators hat off that little punk's head and call him a "traitorous pussy."
On the flip side, way to go, Sally. Way to think it through. Real smart calling out The Orgeron. Yeah, try not to sweat with fear as you start your minivan in the next few weeks, months or years. Next thing you know, Sally Summerman's gonna have a one-on-one fiddle playing showdown with The Devil.
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