Unacceptable

October 8, 2012 9:33 am

by Charlie · 15 comments

From the AJC:

A house shared by Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and senior linebacker Christian Robinson was “egged and rolled” Saturday, Robinson said on his Twitter account.

According to an Associated Press story, Robinson believes the vandalism was a result of the Bulldogs’ 35-7 loss to South Carolina Saturday night.  “Seems that people turn on you when you’re not perfect,” Robinson said on his Twitter account. “Thought we were in this together.”

I realize this is the action of a stupid one/few, but really people?  The expectations we put on others to fulfill our own dreams these days is unacceptable.  We see it in sports, and we see it in politics.  At least Robinson has the right perspective on it:

Six hours after tweeting about the ugly scene at his home, Robinson followed with another post that seemed to follow Richt’s advice.

“Still get to be a hero this morning to little kids at Athens Church,” Robinson tweeted. “There are more important things in life than wins and losses.”

Three Jack October 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

Robinson sums up the problem with Richt coached teams nicely, “There are more important things in life than wins and losses.” Go to church, no worries about getting your ass kicked Saturday night…just another game.

The only problem with the eggers is they hit the wrong house.

saltycracker October 8, 2012 at 11:30 am

Down the important list is not the right response from a player.
Richt needs to read the Fortune article on Nick Saban.

Leadership lessons from Nick Saban

What really separates Saban from the crowd is his organizational modus operandi. In Tuscaloosa they call it the Process. It’s an approach he implemented first in turnarounds at Michigan State and LSU and seems to have perfected at Alabama. He has a plan for everything. He has a detailed program for his players to follow, and he’s highly regimented. Above all, Saban keeps his players and coaches focused on execution — yes, another word for process — rather than results.

Says Saban: “It all goes back to helping the players, but individual players being successful makes the team more successful. Now, everybody always says there’s no ‘I’ in team, but there is an ‘I’ in win, because the individuals make the team what it is, and how they think and what they do is important to the team. So when you act like the individual is not important, well, it is damn important who these people are and what they are.”

http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/07/news/companies/alabama-coach-saban.fortune/index.html

debbie0040 October 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Roll tide !!

I think Spurrier and company will go to Death Valley in Baton Rouge this weekend and get spanked by LSU so there will still be a chance for Georgia to go to SECCG

debbie0040 October 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm
Bloodhound October 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I wish there was a way to organize a group of fans to go clean up the house.

Calypso October 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I read that was already taken care of by some folks.

Howard Roark October 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

BLoodhound I was thinking the same thing. I would gladly load up my mower and do their yards as a small repayment for what some nitwits did this weekend.

Doug Deal October 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Other than conjecture, how does anyone know the motiviation of the incident? Did someone leave a note?

Don’t people do pranks like that anymore randomly to their friends and sometimes strangers? I had friends whose apartments were egged and rolled in college and I can assure you that they were engineers and incapable of losing a big game to a rival. (except maybe in chess).

drjay October 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

in abscence of any evidence to the contrary, occam’s razor strongly suggests this was a related event to the the football game…

Doug Deal October 9, 2012 at 11:22 am

I don’t think that follows.

griftdrift October 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Doug needs direct evidence. Inference in his world is just another word for fairy tale.

Doug Deal October 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Much like how this site inferred a lot about the Lt. Governor and his back problems and the big book of Oxendine that had secret evidence of his corruption.

Pardon me, if I Deal in fact and not fantasy like some Maine state house candidate.

P.S. IT was clearly the right call.
;-)

ricstewart October 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm

“If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have a lot of problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot.”
-Coach Dean Smith

Three Jack October 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm
Trey A. October 9, 2012 at 9:40 am

Pretty sad. And what about Chiefs fans cheering when Matt Cassell was lying injured on his back Sunday? What’s the matter with these people?

You’re supposed to egg the other team’s houses–and before the game. And hit Spurrier’s place, not Lattimore’s.

By the way, Navy beat Air Force Saturday. I don’t care what the Tech and UGA fans say, Saturday was an amazing day.

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