The Big 12 mess' big winners? Dan Beebe and Frank Haith
The Kansas City Star
So, I hate all this conference realignment talk. Maybe you do too. I hate the uncertainty, I hate the hypocrisy, I hate the helplessness, and most of all I hate the prospect of our Kansas City sports scene — still, even after what was supposed to be a renewal of vows last night — potentially harmed.
But I have thought of two people this is good for, besides the lawyers.
The first is Dan Beebe. Bless his heart. He is away from this mess with a heck of a parachute, able to go to a beach or a mountain or a fishing spot and get updated on this silly Jerry Springer show turned to life only for entertainment now.
The fake Dan Beebe had an epic Twitter meltdown yesterday, but I think if I was the real Dan Beebe, I’d be making prank phone calls to people like Brady Deaton and Dave Boren and especially Chuck Neinas, to ask them things like whether I should get another Mai Tai or go in for a massage.
The other person who this is good for is Frank Haith. Think about that. Before all this went down, his job security was the biggest question at Missouri. He ticked off his boss and the people around him by putting them into an impossible position, and now what?
The more this goes on, the more time goes by that people aren’t thinking about Frank Haith and Nevin Shapiro and $10,000 for a recruit and that awkward picture from the restaurant or the amazingly bad one from the bowling event.
Reminds me of the Chris Rock bit on Bill Clinton when he was going through all the Monica Lewinsky drama:
The world’s nuts, and it’s all good for Clinton. Any time something bad happens, it’s good for Bill Clinton. Just gets people off his ass. “Stop thinking about me? Good. Kids got shot? Good, good. People aren’t thinking about me. Tornadoes? Good. People ain’t thinking about me.
Big 12 still a mess? Good, good. People aren’t thinking about Haith.