Well, after the terrible loss at LSU, Arkansas managed to squeak by a very mediocre Alabama team on Saturday. The win brings Arkansas' record to 12-4, and 2-1 in the Southeastern conference.
I suspect those desiring to keep Pelphrey feel as though they won a monumental victory Saturday. They will say, "We're tied for first place in the conference. This conference is down and Arkansas has as much of a chance to win the west as anyone. This is progress. Just wait til next year"!
To this I say, "yea, your tied for the conference lead at 2-1, but if you had a coach that wasn't a joke, you would be 3-0 leading the whole conference".
Just thinking about having to listen to them this week makes me sick. I'm going to be honest here. I don't pull for John Pelphrey and never will. I've seen all I need to see the last two years and no excuses are needed.
The facts concerning and surrounding the tenure of John Pelphrey at the University of Arkansas can be debated from here to the end of the earth. I don't care.... I know the facts, the real facts, and if every fan knew the facts, the fact is there would be no debating. The media in Arkansas can lie, skew, and make it up as they go all they want too. They might even get away with it. It's irrelevant to me as a fan and what I believe to be the best direction for this basketball program.
Two years ago, John Pelphrey played Courtney Fortson against Florida in the SEC Tournament knowing Fortson had been caught shoplifting with Jason Henry at Wal-Mart. One went to jail, the other one didn't. One had his picture in the paper next day, the other was allowed to board a plane and make the trip to Florida. One was suspended, the other one was starting for Arkansas the very next night. That's unacceptable to me.
Courtney Fortson was allowed to make the trip to Florida after having been caught for only two reasons. One is, Wal-Mart doesn't prosecute shoplifters if the items total less than twenty-five dollars. The second is, John Pelphrey was 2-14 and needed a win desperately. (check article below)
I still can't believe John Pelphrey did it, but he did. When a coach is 2-14 and the fans are screaming for his head, this is something that might seal the deal.... He had to know the media of this state wouldn't say anything about it. How did he know this? This is the question the fans of the University of Arkansas basketball program should be asking themselves.
It shouldn't have mattered to John Pelphrey if Fortson's goods totaled twenty-five dollars or not. Fortson was just as guilty from a principle stand point. The fact is, Fortson was more so because he actually had the money in his pocket to pay for his items. And don't get me wrong, I understand college kids do these sort of things. The issue here is not about their character, it's about John Pelphreys'.
I cannot and I will not support John Pelphrey, and frankly, I don't see how anyone else can either. It's a free country though and those that support Pelphrey are entitled to do so. I just wish they knew the whole truth about John Pelphrey and what this media base is doing to keep this bum afloat. A coach that is 2-14 and will so easily throw principle out the window to get win three cannot be our guy, nor should he be.... If he is, count me out. No thanks!
"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."