"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequeces of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of it's powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state."
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Bo's up to his old tricks
Dave Van Horn cost Arkansas a game the other night when he refused to pull Bolsinger when it was obvious he didn't have his best stuff. This forced an elimination game, one Arkansas should never have been in, but Bo Mattingly refused to scrutinize the decision by Dave Van Horn to leave Bolsinger in the game. Rather, he came on air the next day talking about injuries and errors. Not a word critical about Dave Van Horns' decision when it was obvious to any listener or observer why Arkansas lost the game. That loss relegated the Hogs to coming back the next night for an elimination game. I pointed this out to him and he acted as if I was crazy for wanting him to tell it straight. Too me, a coach needs the scrutiny to be his best, but Bo thinks that would be out of line. Bo, if it's not your place to scrutinize coaches of the University of Arkansas who will? The fans can't, Jeff Long's refusal to act on Pelphrey has proven this. If you scrutinize Pelphrey, Jeff Long has to listen, and this fan base might be able to have hope as it pertains to the basketball team. We would have Mike Anderson as coach and the program would be in the hands of a guy that can coach.
Posted by Tim from Little rock at 3:49 PM