This story is appealing to me based on the ingredients alone ; Football, The Military, and Swearing. Yes this happened two weeks ago, but I was too busy spawning greatness to write. Still, an entertaining story to say the least.
The University of Wyoming did battle with the Air Force Academy on Saturday, but the real fight almost took place following the game.
Cowboys coach Dave Christensen verbally attacked Air Force coach Troy Calhoun following the game, as you can see here (Warning: video is NSFW due to multiple expletives):
Possibly because I’m of a younger generation than Christensen but I don’t really get the Howdy Doody comment… One thing I do get is the challenge of Calhoun’s integrity, as “Integrity First” is one of three Air Force Core Values. For those at work and who can’t watch the video here is the SFW version of what Christensen said:
• “F— you!”
• “Faking a f—— injury, nice ethics, man … That’s great f—— ethics!”
• “Yeah, right, look at me, Mr. F——- Howdy Doody!”
• “Get in your f—— locker room. That’s f—— bullshit … No f—— integrity …”
• “Get in your f—— press conference, fly boy!”
Great ethics yourself, Mr. f*cking 19-27 career record.
It’s worth noting that Christensen’s Wyoming Cowboys are 1-7 and the loss to Air Force may have destroyed their oh-so relevant season…right? No, it’s not. It is worth noting however, that this childish tirade took place on Military Appreciation night at Soldiers Memorial Field. This explains why Christensen is wearing an ACU ball cap despite never serving a day in the military.
Christensen has since issued a half-assed apology and been fined $50,000 as well as a one game suspension. I’d rather he be fired altogether as this isn’t the first incident he’s had with inappropriate conduct but, I doubt I’ll hear anything about Wyoming’s football program until AF beats them again.