Sunday, March 18, 2007

Guenther's "Apology"

Well well well. Ron Guenther is in full spin mode. It didn't take him long to respond to the accusations in the article by CBS Sportsline's Gregg Doyel about his poor behavior at Friday's game. Doyel's article is in the previous blog entry. Naturally, Guenther spoke only to Champaign News-Gazette writer Loren Tate (a homer for sure!)

"I didn't know who he was. He never identified himself. He never even
looked at me. It wasn't an interview, and I didn't intend for anyone to overhear
what I said. But like everyone else, I was pretty excited. If I offended
someone, I apologize. But my comments weren't directed at anyone in
particular."

Um, how about an apology to Warren Carter for calling him an idot? How about an apology to all of us Fighting Illini fans for the bad football you have caused? How about an apology for Theresa Grentz, 64-106-2 and 4 bowl games in 15 years? No, that would be too much to ask for the best AD in the Country!

And for cryin' out loud, if you are going to be emotional, sit in a private box and not on press row.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did he ever come out of his box with his entourage - they usually don't let him come out - everyone know what a temper he has. During the home football season you can see him stamping and ranting on the roof.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous -Seth said...

Detlef, long time reader, love the site...i was thinking it would be a great idea to start a petition to fire or oust Ron Guenther from his post ala Andy Kaufman (Professor who sent recruits negative recruiting material). I think the power of viral marketing nowadays is immense and this would add increased pressure on the Board Of Trustees to open their eyes and consider this.

10:35 PM  

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