I've been reading the message boards today and one thing is very clear, Razorback basketball fans are fed up, and they are growing more and more impatient with every passing day.
People have not only lost all confidence in Pelphrey, but they are starting to think Jeff Long is thumbing his nose at them. That can't be an impression Jeff Long wants people having. This is why I feel confident John Pelphrey will be let go this year.
With all the projects going ahead, Jeff Long needs to ensure ticket sales next year in basketball. Let's face it, if he brings Pelphrey back, even the allure of the incoming kids won't be enough to get ticket sales where he needs them to be.
The fans are without hope right now, and until Pelphrey actually does something, they're not going to waste their time or money. Most people are of the opinion now is the time for change.
If Jeff Long refuses to hear their cry and Pelphrey has another bad season next year. Fans aren't going to blame John Pelphrey for it, they're going to blame Jeff Long for it , you can count on it. People's confidence in him is already starting to erode. Firing Pelphrey next year won't restore it. The damage will already have been done.
Now, if you will, please give me another minute here. If Jeff Long is intended on making the move this year, and it's like I've claimed--- that Mike Anderson is to be avoided at all cost. The manner in which things progress from this moment could be very revealing. I'm going to write some more on this later in the week. I have a few hunches on how this might go down.
But right now let me just challenge you to take note of everything, and forget nothing. What fans need to realize is the media of this state isn't here to hold Jeff Long and the administration accountable to the fans, they're here to help Jeff Long and the administration sell to the public what they're doing. That's their vested interest---it's their job.
"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."