By Michael Rand
In the interest of fair play, we would be remiss if we did not note that Gophers football coach Tim Brewster’s official blog has been updated to more accurately reflect his coaching history. On the bottom, you’ll notice the rewording of his record as opposed to how it used to be (on the top). Strangely, the numbers don’t add up, but we’ll assume the assistant coaching record is accurate. The spelling of Mack Brown and Chris Simms have also been fixed.
Some folks took this issue fairly seriously, which surprised us even if perhaps it shouldn’t. We never thought of it as anything more than a fairly harmless bit of fun, though we are happy to see it has been updated. We imagine much of the blog is put together by folks working for Brewster, and even though he should have final authority on what goes on it, we hardly imagine he instructed his minions to stretch the coaching truth.
Our favorite comments from the original post? Glad you asked:
PantherHawk Licks [redacted] says:
June 10th, 2009 at 7:44 pm EDIT
So what? don’t see what the big deal is. wow rand! you are really living up to your job as a big city newpaper guy aren’t you?! spending your days reading the trash that gets posted on the iowa HOGEYE blog in the cedar rapids gazzette of all places?! if you are trying to make yourself appear pathetic and have no life like that little star wars costume wearing troll PantherHawk then you are doing a fine job of it. so this is what passes for news these days huh? can’t understand why newspapers are going out of business all over the country?!?!
the loon says:
June 10th, 2009 at 8:53 pm EDIT
Maybe this will enable the brewster apologists to finally see this guy is nothing more than hot air and smoke & mirrors!
Hmmm … probably a little too strong in the other direction.
Michael Rand is Pathetic says:
June 11th, 2009 at 5:04 pm EDIT
Hey Rand – I always thought you were kind of a pathetic jerk – most who work in the profession of blogging are. And after posting this lame, cheap shot blog against Coach Brewster – this is not even news – you have proven my point. Thanks!
You’re welcome! And thank you for curing our pathetic nature. Now we don’t even have the urge to point out that, while mostly fixed, the new bio does have Brewster’s Gophers record at 8-16 when really it’s 8-17 by our math. Again, an honest mistake — and certainly not something to make us wonder if that Iowa game still doesn’t count.
Let us never speak of it again … and instead fix our gaze on Sept. 12, which will indeed be a day to celebrate the first game in what looks like a spectacular new stadium.