We loathe Coach Mack Brown, we really do. Last night, the Clog found itself rooting hard against his Texas Longhorns as they played the Arizona State Sun Devils (to no avail).
But, his team winning the game, nor his non-stop whining following every call, drew our greatest ire. Nay, it all climaxed when he tried to steal the show after the final seconds had ticked off.
You all might remember Brown from 2004 when the Bears were perched at no. 4 in the BCS rankings with their sights set towards the Rose Bowl. In comes Coach Brown-noser, who pleaded with the media and coaches to rank the Longhorns ahead of the Bears.
Miraculously, Cal was even ranked seventh on a few of the following week’s ballots (Hmm, who could that be?). When the final votes were tallied, Cal found itself out of the BCS picture. Another year, another missed shot at playing in the Grandaddy of Them All.
Moving to the present, last night’s Holiday Bowl featured the most bizarre play the Clog has ever seen. A member of the Texas staff stepped in and allegedly touched the ball. This blunder led to an Arizona State touchdown, but did not have much of an impact in the grand scheme of the game.
Who was this foolish staffer, you ask? None other than Mack’s step-son, Chris Jessie. We would bet that the second this event happened, Mack was pondering, “How can I spin this in my favor?”
Since the Holiday Bowl wasn’t much of a game, Jessie was the big story of the day and was interviewed by ESPN. (You’re going to have to watch the video to make sense of the coming commentary.)
In the first few seconds of the clip, Brown-noser uses a strong strafe move to interrupt Lisa Salters’ question. Salters does an admirable job of giving a nice stiff arm to Mack to give Jessie a chance to speak. Not deterred, Mack manages to get on the butt-end of Jessie’s answer. This man is relentless.
Come on Mack, you already got plenty of face-time during your Oscar-worthy performance on the sidelines—let your step-son have his 15 minutes of fame. We guess at this point, you’re naturally inclined to pushing others out of the spotlight.
Tags:Chris Jessie, Mack Brown, Rose Bowl, Texas Longhorns
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