"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."

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Arkansas didn't get robbed----they simply got beat.

I've seen the message boards, and to be honest, If I were a supporter of Pelphrey, I would be crying to. But people, Arkansas was the best team tonight, and once again they came up short. It's happened way too often under John Pelphrey.

I know some are blaming the refs, but the refs didn't cost Arkansas the game. I think they missed a goal tending call, but the call with Wade on the baseline could have went either way. If your going to tell me the ref standing by Darrin Horn across the court didn't hear him call timeout before the South Carolina player stepped out of bounds, I'm not buying it. In that situation, if Darrin Horn intended on calling a timeout, which the refs said he did, he would have been calling a timeout as soon as the South Carolina player established possession. It appeared to me as though it was at least the fourth or fifth step up the court before the player touched the out of bounds line. Plus, by Horn's reaction it's obvious he felt he called the timeout before the player stepped out of bounds. As for the backcourt call, it was backcourt. Sorry!

I witnessed Wade and Clarke both catch passes, and then switch their pivot foot right under the refs noses. This is when Arkansas was controlling the game and South Carolina was down five and seven points. South Carolina needed those calls, but they didn't get them. And there were other calls the refs missed that went against South Carolina.

What I don't like is the fact Pelphrey all but cried about it. That's not good. I imagine now his team feels as though they were cheated. That won't bold well for them going back out on the road Saturday against a better team. That's just my opinion. I will say this, I know Bobby Petrino and the football team has been cheated, but I never heard him cry about it. He held his head high, and when questioned about the calls answered, I didn't like it! There's a huge difference between him and Pelphrey. His teams respond after tough losses, let's see what Pelphrey's does.


  1. Why are you so sure Mike Anderson will want to coach here? He has established a respectable program at Missouri. If we fire the current coach in an attempt to hire Anderson and he declines, that only furthers the embarrassment of our program. I didn't know if you had some kind of secret information on anderson's willingness to return to Arkansas. Maybe y'all are pen pals or something. If you don't have any secret information then your whole cure for the current state of our team would be based on speculation.

  2. This is a good response and I will respond to it either later tonight or tomorrow. I had to work today and I just walked in the door.

  3. First off, there are several coaches around the country that would love to have this job. Anyone that believes the falsehoods our media have spread about this job being undesirable is pretty gullible.

    The only reason the media holds to that line is because they're afraid of a coaching search right now. Not because they believe we can't get a good coach, but because of what the coaching search will produce.

    This is also why none of them can find anything wrong with Pelphrey. That in itself should speak volumes to the validity of this, because John Pelphrey and his tenure here has been nothing but a joke. But all they do is make excuses for him, and spend their time trying to convince the fans this program is undesirable. And I mean even to the point of lying. I can prove it and will when the timing is right. This is what I'm all about.

    This leaves the question then: Who are they afraid of? The answer is Mike Anderson. They know any coaching search put together right now must include him. If they had a coaching search right now and didn't hire Mike Anderson, this fanbase would be livid and ready to lynch them.

    This leaves another question: Why would you not want Mike Anderson? The answer is simple. They know, as I do, if they hire him, he will have a big platform, a big microphone, and a long memory.

    Nolan Richardson was like a father to Mike Anderson, people. Coming back here and turning this program around would be sweet redemption for them. Not so much for those that had a hand in screwing them that are still in power around here.

    I'm going to stop here because I would really like to go on. I'm going to save it for later. But I will say this. The depths this basketball program has fallen to is because a few people were able to have their way and get away with it. They care little about the fans, and less of that program. They sacrificed it to have their way. I will not let it go. I know who's involved, why they did it, and how they did it. And they know it.

    John Pelphrey should have never been the coach here, and if you let them get away with it, they succeed.

  4. I guess what I do not understand then is why our own media base would want the program to be struggling. You stated that they don't care about the program but it seems that these people you are talking about are long time fans of the university. It seems highly unlikely that they would work with this media base for so long simply because they hate the hogs and want to screw us over. Why are they justified in their support for the football team but not with the basketball team? The obvious answer is that the football team is winning. To me this doesn't show a bias of any sort but rather a consistency in support for all of our sports.
    Furthermore, with the current state of the program and the lack of support Pelphrey has among the fan base, what would be a better time than now to release this valued information you claim to have?