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"As 'X' says: People are suckers for the truth. And the truth is on your side, Bubba."
He's jumping the shark on this one. He should have kept his argument focused on the hit and the rule instead of the thug comments. Now he just sounds like an old, out of touch former player.
The rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Selfish person, who feels the world owes him something. Examples, his comments about the NFLPA, a reminder, when he was a player they were just as weak, and How USC treats allumni, when he doesn't attempt to reach out to them. Forget his personal transgressions, none of us are without flaw. I just feel he in his heart doesn't want the program to be successful, because he feels it lessens him somehow.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by rmctacdmc 19 months ago
Putting aside the Medicare and bankruptcy fraud, he makes for boring radio.
He comes across as a bitter person that hates life. He is extremely negative about everything.
He is a whiney, condescending, bitter man who feels wronged by the University who helped make him who he is today. In addition, he is out of touch with the way the game is currently played and takes every opportunity to bash our young men on the field, all the while asserting that he played the game in an impeccable manner and with the utmost level of sportsmanship at all times.
He said that he would have been ok with DJ being suspended for the entire year if that gives any indication as to what he has been spouting off about today.
I think Rick should room up with Lenny Dykstra. Great minds think alike. Maybe he could just follow my momma's advice to me an just shut up.
Who sponsors he and Teddy? Me thinks its time for an call to the sponsors.
anyone who isn't really a doctor, but wants to be called a doctor, is a moron
I feel sorry for him. I think in front of a radio mike is the last place he needs to be given the circumstances.
I'm very disappointed with Rick. Unfortunately, his extreme bias toward our program and players is now a weekly event. He used the word(s) thugish in describing DJ. He dislikes DJ's talking on the field. Perhaps Rick is going blind because this happens in sports today.
He just went on WG's and KMac's program and tried to intimidate them for their opinions ..
He was so emotional he said he didn't care if DJ were suspended for the year. Tomorrow he will call for a lynching at the rate he is overreacting.
Perhaps his personal life is in such flux that he can not reasonably deal with situations. But I know his mean spirited attack on our program and players is just not warranted. DJ led with his head. The SEC has dealt with this. DJ will serve his punishment, the real question is how much longer will Dr. Rick berate a fellow Gamecock. He is bordering on character assassination. To demean DJ for radio ratings is sick and twisted. Maybe that is where the felon is now in his life.
who is the thug and punk ? who has a federal rap sheet!! nuff said!
The sad part is that he calls DJ a thug and he probably knows nothing of him. Expect that from Ron Morris, but I guess you expect it from Sanford too. I recall from his recruitment that DJ was a very good student and he's on pace to graduate on time. The grill is just an act thing. Also, who gives a rat's ass about the trash talking. I'm an old fart white guy, but I love listening to some of the NFL videos where the guys are miked - some trash talking is really funny, it's not all this "hateful" stuff Sanford rants about.
i never hear him now. i just read what y'all post. but i remember he was on sports talk for awhile. he is the one who first started calling kornblut "tiger phil" sanford was funny back then. i remeber phil didn't like being called that, but it just made sanford do it more. even skip holtz was interviewed one time and called phil, tiger phil. lol.
I agree, he use to be funny. Evidently his personal life has caused a drastic change in him. He really looks for negative things and is very mean spirited toward our players and program.
Teddy has helped him (as friends should do) and you think he would be thankful and would want to enhance the program. By pissing off 75% of his audience doesn't help. He is worse than Morris as he will not make his point and move on, he dwells over and over on a negative.
He will assassinate DJ's character now... Really shameful...
Once the renewal for broadcast rights come back up with USC, I will write letters and give money and whatever to see 560 never gets that contract.
What did he say to WG and Kmac for those of us that missed it? Thanks
I don't know why you guys waste time listening to these yokels. They don't know anything more than you do, about anything.
Given his legal troubles why is he even allowed on the radio to talk about anything?
same goes for corey miller
Neither Kmac or WG at first thought it was a play that deserved a suspension. Mainly because the Vandy play was not one. Both thought it should have been flagged, which it was.
Rick comes on the phone very emotional and starts in on both of these guys for their opinions. He goes on to say not only was the penalty right in DJ sitting this week, but as far as he was concerned DJ should be suspended for the year.
His big thing is "I played the game" big deal in this day and time. He played 20 years ago. The game has changed. He also has a problem with players that talk trash. He thinks because they talk they are thugs..
To WG's and KMac's credit, they tried to point out to Rick their positions. To no avail. If you don't agree with him then you know absolutely nothing about the game. You can not have an opinion. He is very rude as he constantly talks over the caller or in this case the guys.
On the morning program Teddy is forever having to ask him not to interrupt when Teddy is talking. He wants to talk over everyone.
Teddy is trying to help a friend. You would think his legal problems would have motivated him to come on the radio and try and rehabilitate his image. Instead of coming across as a good guy that made some mistakes, he comes on the radio talking over Teddy and others, his comments on most all topics are negative, but the tone to me and other listeners I have spoken to is the tone of just being mean spirited toward our players and coaches.
You would think he would want to make the most of the opportunity instead he shows he has problems which in time is going to cost that program. Really sad..
I only listen a little bit on my way to work each morning. From what I have heard my opinion is he is a man who thinks USC owes hims something. He thinks the NFL owes him something. He does not seem to appreciate the opportunities that both provided him. Seems like a bitter man.
He was a great player at South Carolina. The fans from that era appreciate that. But he is not owed anything for a lifetime from the athletic department.
But right now I think he is an enemy of the football program. He fits in with the rest of the ex athletes on that station.
Kubby are you going to share your thoughts. I assume you have some since you brought this up.
Jojo's summary covers it very well. I would add that he threw in at the end of his argument (after WG and KMac had put forth a very logical argument for the inconsistency in the rulings on these plays), "until you have been on the field with someone who was paralyzed, then you have no idea."
I am very sorry that he experienced that...but that has nothing to do with this argument at all. Once he stated that he would be ok with DJ being suspended the entire season, I knew that he was just emotionally spouting off without truly having any ground to stand on.
please do not insult the University like that!!!!!
Very true. It would have been more appropriate to say that the University helped open a lot of doors to him....how he chose to use or abuse those opportunities are on him.
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