Governor Kirby Institutes Another Ridiculous Policy
And here we were thinking offseason writer’s block was permanent!
It has been announced that, as of today, Georgia will no longer be reporting injuries (even those witnessed by media in practice) until Kirby Smart is asked directly about them by reporters.
The benefits to such a policy are … hmm. Kirby Smart acting as the gatekeeper for all Georgia football-related information? Great. Nick Saban earned that leeway by winning football games first, and using the leverage earned to become an abhorrent dick.
From a Georgia fan perspective, this is another kinda gross move by the Governor. Remember, he got the state to pass a law allowing 90 days for FOIA requests from Georgia public universities last year.
From an outsider perspective, this is laughable. A small sampling of tweets from the internet:
Kirby Smart: “I’ll take questions.”
Me: “Injuries, I get, but may we report hedge abuse?”
Me: “November 26th, 2016.” pic.twitter.com/xiyCbZFwTf
— CONWAY TWEETY (@edsbs) April 18, 2017
It is so sad that the very dishonest media continue LEKAING Gov. Kirby ‘s secrets! He beat Nicholls by more PIONTS than any UGA coach EVER!! https://t.co/edkkc6GKPo
— jason (@JasonKirkSBN) April 18, 2017
Let’s all take a moment and appreciate the many programs who have attempted the Alabama Way with former Alabama assistants and succeeded
— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) April 18, 2017
I hereby declare it is okay to support a team and dislike its coach on a personal level. Hey, did you know Mark Richt’s class at Miami is ranked #1 in the country right now?