Friday, June 06, 2008

Definition of a Boondoggle

Ever wonder what really happens when university presidents, athletic directors and coaches gather for their annual conference pow-wow at some posh location? The answer is not much. The Ralphie Report "recapped" a recent day at the Big 12 meetings held at the Broadmoor, above, a five-star resort nestled on the edge of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs:

"7:00 a.m.-12 p.m. — Tee Off on the East Course, the Course that the 2008 U.S. Senior Open will be played on. My guess is that Stoops gave everyone strokes and Mangino quit after nine. Leach got thrown off the course, Hawkins stopped over at a local school to talk to a recruit and Mack Brown tried to lure Darrell Scott back to Texas. Boone Pickens bought half of the hotel and hassled Bill Self to join the Pokes ... again."

And this:

"1:00 p.m. — 4th round of 'business.' Location — Penrose Lounge and Bar — Add more bowl games. (How many 5-7 teams can we get into the cash cows?)"

You get the idea. ...

Thanks to Jon.

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