Just when I had finally managed to forget the afternoon I spent shuffling
with the crowd through the Bear Bryant Museum in Tuscaloosa, here comes
another one of those hero coaches. I never even HEARD of these guys. Note
that the link takes you to a Castro-length speech by this Hayes dude WHICH
IS APPARENTLY AN EDITED-DOWN VERSION. Ye gods.
“Mr. Derbyshire—I respectfully ask you to ignore the comments of Mr.
Miller and rise above the trash that is the University of Michigan. I feel
as though I must defend my proud university and have attached something that
I feel speaks highly of THE Ohio State University. No man in the great state
of Ohio is held in as high an honor as the late Coach Woody Hayes. He is
still loved long after his death not just for winning football games but
because of the man he was. You can tell a great deal about people by the
ones they admire and if you use Woody Hayes as a reflection on Ohio we have
nothing to be ashamed of. I think you’d find that those s.o.b.’s up north
don’t have as much to be proud of. Oh, and after your Alabama baptism I’m
just curious if Bear Bryant ever spoke about matters like Woody did. Thanks
and keep up the great work.