I LOVE my Razorbacks!
The definition of "winning" changed for me yesterday. Yes it was incredible to see my Hogs have an 11-2 season last year. We kicked some major booty! The Razorback spirit was at an all time high. But is the scoreboard really all that matters?
Yesterday Razorback nation was rocked.
Our Athletic Director, Jeff Long, fired our coach Bobby Petrino. Yesterday was a rare occurrence in the sporting industry where integrity trumped "winning". Jeff Long showed the world what it means to be a leader. Not only could you tell that this was a tough decision for him, but he did so with class and emotion. I am really not surprised that this happened. Bobby has never had a great reputation. I feel as though the sporting system never let him suffer the consequences for his actions, until now.
I hope now people start praying for his family. Going thru such an awful thing is hard enough as is, but going thru it on national television is another story. Bobby's actions hurt a lot of people, but his family is the one that is being affected the most.
As Jeff Long put it "no single individual is bigger than a team"