Friday, November 13, 2009

You Be The Judge

Let's play America's (Wisconsin and Minnesota) favorite game: You Be The Judge!!!

Today's case: Is Mike McCarthy a dick?

You may have heard that some maintenance dude got canned for allegedly saying to McCarthy "don't lay an egg." Some maintenance dude says he didn't say it. McCarthy denies any knowledge of why he was fired.

On one hand, whatever he said to McCarthy was probably a lot worse than "Hey coach, let's get the boys ready to kick some butt this weekend". And even if it wasn't, if I was McCarthy, I probably would have told him "I don't tell you how to clean the shitters, you don't tell me how to coach". I have a hard time believing the Packers fired him for saying that. I also have a hard time believing McCarthy made it his personal mission to get this guy who was probably making like $8/hr fired. What would be his motivation? That and, if you make $8/hr, you probably shouldn't make stupid small talk with the guy making a few million. In a corporate environment, if a janitor talks to the CEO, he probably would disappear off the face of the earth.

On the other hand, McCarthy pretty much refuses to give any detail on an encounter that he clearly remembers, which makes him look guilty as shit. Someone needs to come to his aid, with details, and quickly. The problem is that I'm sure there is some sort of confidentiality agreement that the Packers are following and average white redneck didn't understand so he is talking to every media outlet he can find. It really pisses people off when someone won't answer questions. Also, it doesn't help that McCarthy is presiding over what is looking more and more like a steaming pile of shit of a season. And we are on the heels of a horrendous loss.

MY VERDICT? Kind of a dick. But not a terrible human being. And I don't think he had anything to do with a guy being fired. The guy probably deserved to be fired. And I'm sure there is more to this story.

What say you?

1 comment:

Bear said...

Following a terrible loss and preceding what will probably be another terrible loss.