Last Friday, and again yesterday, Dudley Dawson with all his lack of insight tried once again to convince Arkansas fans he is some kind of know- it- all. He wants fans to believe every word he utters pertaining to the current crisis of the basketball program, and to follow him without question because of his "thirty-years" of experience.
I would think Mr. Dawson, if he had half the intelligence he claims to, would have opted to keep his mouth shut in light of certain facts. But like all know-it-alls, the urge to be prominent in times of uncertainty and crisis grew to overwhelming for him. I would venture to claim Mr. Dawsons' arrogance has never let him once consider himself as part of the reason why things are in such a state. That kind of truthfulness with ones self is of course rather painful for anyone. But surely someone that has spoken deceptively several times in the past, and been caught without any great retribution, would consider themselves lucky and let it ride. Not Mr. Dawson though.
Mr. Dawson possesses a type of arrogance that is stupid. The only way to get Mr. Dawson to see the error of his ways is to cut a switch and bend his rather large rear-end over your knee and whip him like the arrogant school boy he is. That is what I'm fixing to do.
Last year, John Pelphrey spoke at the Little Rock tip-off club. That day during an interview with Justin Acri, Pelphrey said, "Most people forget that when I got here there were 12 of 13 ineligible". Later that day, about 2 hours later to be exact, Mr. School boy himself sat down with Bo Mattingly and claimed knowledge of those facts, giving credence to them.
I was listening when Pelphrey made those claims, and I said to myself, "That's a lie". And when I heard Mr. School boy with Bo Mattingly, I became convinced it was a lie. Bo Mattingly told Mr. School boy, "That's new. I've never heard that before. Man, I've got to look at Pelphrey in a whole new light" Mr. School boy replied to Bo by saying, "Yea, you have to, Bo. The grade point average when Pelphrey took over the team was 1.54".
Well, what Mr. School boy Dawson did that day, with his "thirty years" experience, is simply lie to the listeners. He lied for one reason and one reason only, he thought he could get away with it. People, the GPA was not a paltry 1.54, but rather a pretty decent 2.04. The fact is, the GPA didn't fall to 1.54 until 2008 after Pelphrey had been on the job a full year. I'm going to say that again. The Grade Point Average was 2.04 when Pelphrey arrived, and didn't fall to 1.54 until a year later in 2008.... Mr. School boy knew that most people would have a hard time believing the lie about 12 of 13 being ineligible if they knew the GPA was 2.04. This is why he took it upon himself to conveniently lie about it and claim the GPA to be 1.54... ( check my source at the end)
I suspected then it was nothing more than another elaborate rouge by Pelphrey and this media base to put Pelphrey in a better light. Let's face it, as fans we have seen the full gambit over the last ten years. Between Houston Nutt and John Pelphrey we have seen this media base exhaust themselves trying to prop this pair of lame coaches up.
I've said it before, and I'm going to say it again. It should be a wee bit peculiar that all these media people are of one mind and voice when it comes to John Pelphrey. Only recently have we heard Bo Mattingly take issue with the direction things are going, but your going to find it was only because he is trying to give that effect. We seen it Friday and yesterday. Bo takes the air, and comes out a little critical of the direction of things. Then Mr.School boy comes on and takes issue with it and then rants off a bunch of lies. Things like: Pelphrey was the fifteenth choice... No one wanted this job.... Dana Altman seen what was behind the curtain and ran for his life... Pelphrey's a good little disciplinarian.... Pelphrey had to take some chances and missed.... Pelphrey's not to blame.... Pelphrey's brought it up out of the ditch.... etc. etc. etc. Please, enough with this crap already.
The sum of the whole is simply this: Even with "thirty years of experience", Mr. School boy Dawson isn't particularly intelligent. Rather, he is remarkably stupid and possesses a very thick head. He essentially follows the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and then stick to it. He keeps to his lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.
I'm Tim from Little Rock and I have begged this thick-headed, arrogant twit with tears in my eyes as big as horse turds to come into the light. He simply refuses like the little school boy he is.
"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."