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Vandy’s football coach will joke about looking at your wife, and then apologize


It’s never a good idea to joke about looking at someone’s wife before offering them a job. It’s especially not a good idea to say it on the radio. I can’t even imagine someone doing it if they coach a college football team. But Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin did it.

“I’ve been saying it for a long time, I will not hire an assistant coach until I’ve seen his wife,” Franklin said during an on-air interview. “If she looks the part, and she’s a D-1 recruit, then you got a chance to get hired. That’s part of the deal.

Yup, he really did it.

Foot, meet mouth.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

34 responses to “Vandy’s football coach will joke about looking at your wife, and then apologize”

  1. Cogats

    OUR COUNTRY IS WAY TOO DAMN SENSITIVE

  2. ltylerj

    The media blows this stuff out of the water. They make it more than it actually is. The media starts shit hoping to get hits. If the media wasn’t around, sports would be so much better.

  3. Jim

    I would like to see some pictures of his assistants’ wives. I bet some of them are fat and/or ugly.

  4. Roland

    I call 4 potential coaches wife’s panties check 4 wetness.

  5. Roland

    Mostly, it is a desert out there.

  6. Duck Fuke

    misogynist much?
    Would this count as sexual harassment? As It creates a hostile work environment for spouses of the employees.

  7. lexslamman

    2.

    Yeah, just think about it, if the media wasn’t around, you’d have to buy a ticket to see the game, and if you didn’t, the only way you would ever know the score is by word-of-mouth. Damned media, informing people is just WRONG!

  8. Lane Kiffin

    This is why I can get any job I want!

  9. Harv

    Yawn

  10. mores

    @6 The standard is whether it would create that environment in the eyes of a reasonable person in the allegedly harassed woman’s shoes. That’s…not the case.

  11. UK FAN

    Don’t piss Franklin off he might beat us worse this year.

  12. SexnNursinHomes

    4- haha. I’d love to be the panty checker on that team.

  13. Scoddee

    So you’re the same Drew Franklin on air with Matt Jones ? The Vandy coach jokes about recruits and you have a Politically Correct hissy fit ? Are you a fun guy with a quick wit or are you a rudderless major media sycophant/wannabe ? I thought the former but fear otherwise. I’m still onboard but c’mon, lose the fake umbrage.

  14. Jbcat

    Exactly, #1. You can’t fricking say anything these days without hurting someone’s feelings. I can seriously not think of anything that someone could say to me that would offend me. I like to make fun of myself before anyone else can. Everyone…lighten up!!

  15. Mary Jo

    I guess UK doesn’t have to worry about Vandy trying to hire Joker as an assistant coach. LOL

  16. burger

    Who knew that having a wife is necessary to be a football coach.

    This is one of those memes that has no basis in reality and is spoken by people who want others to think they have some extra wisdom.

    If there is any job where a man has to realize he’s not going to be available to be much of a family man, it’s a football coach at the D1 level.

    It’s not for every woman.

    Yet for a guy to suggest your hiring is determined primarily by your wife is not wise at all. It’s actually quite close minded and only produces 1 result… shrinking the available candidate list to guys that have hot wives.

    His filter lets bad candidates in and good candidates out. Then again, at least he look at your wife if you bore him at dinner time. Was this guy born in 1920?

  17. catGrad7072

    15: I don’t know about that. Do you or the real Mrs Joker go to the interview?

  18. Biglaw Dawgin'

    He makes a good point, and that’s an interesting take on whether a coach has the salesman ability to sell a recruit to the program, just like they sold a good looking woman on their self.

    If you just read that line, it doesn’t make him look good. I’m sure the majority of people who got mad just saw the one-liner highlighted above.

    Moving past all of that, can we say discrimination lawsuits….

  19. Duck Fuke

    Googled his wife, she’s pretty

  20. MaryHo

    Joker us my man now he likes his women scanky and sports casters
    I like to wear my tops to low to show of my saggy bOoobs and my fried bleached blond hair looks great

  21. Maryhoparihooo

    Look at me am skacky dee bangin other women’s hubbies won’t go to bed unless he’s legally we’d I can’t I’m skacky dee

  22. Scoddee

    6-16-18 You obviously missed the implied joke that if the prospective coach’s wife was a 6’7″ 325 lb D-lineman that runs a 4.43 40 yd and has eligibility left then by golly, welcome to the team coach. Any other interpretation is a reflection of your issues not his.

  23. UpperSectionStudent

    I’d have to hear him say it, seems like a harmless joke from just reading it. Unless of course, he was serious.

  24. ribin

    Get a grip — he was asked a question — sort of in fun — -he answered – actually has a good point — listen to the interview before making these judgements — too many people looking to have a complaint about something.

  25. RC

    I think he’s got a good point on the confidence correlation. Why do people get so worked up about this stuff?

  26. Duck Fuke

    22 you obviously have a stick up your ass

  27. Dane Brammage

    My bitz (Vandy’s coach HO) says: he looks Scrotatious.

    Lovely, like a Peter “GLANS” Head.

    Dick Hoddy

  28. Dane Brammage

    Beeeooootchhh…Fokker

  29. MeganK

    ah, So men can work and be talented and as their reward, they get women born with genetically good looks. You don’t see the issue with that? Men are real people that can achieve and we are dipshits hoping we were born pretty enough. Why can’t a talented driven intelligent man deserve an intelligent driven talented woman? The only comfort is that most of the actually intelligent men I’ve met seem above this bullshit. But anyone trying to say this makes sense is basically agreeing that a woman is above all valued for her looks alone and a man may work to improve his lot in life to gain attractive woman as a prize. Don’t say it’s in anyway equal, fair or right. PS those prizes age. So good luck with that.

  30. JBR

    Well, I’d rather be in Franklin’s shoes, having to apologize for saying something stupid to a fan base that is all in, versus our alleged “coach” who has completely destroyed our program and lost the entire fanbase…except that Messenger dips*it over on BBK…

  31. burger

    #22 – Scoddee – You said, “Any other interpretation is a reflection of your issues not his.”

    The problem with your defense of this guy is his 3rd tweet.

    “If a man can convince the women of his dreams 2 marry him,he can probably do just about anything,that type of confidence along w/ coaching”

    His attempt to cover his ass highlights that he’s not standing his ground with an implied joke.

    In any event, representatives of educational institutions are responsible for their words and if you walk the tightrope of ambiguity, innuendo, or implied jokes then you should pay the price from the educated people around you.

    At Louisville, this conduct would be celebrated. At Vandy, not so much.

  32. Scoddee

    #31 – burger – I was aware of his backing away in subsequent tweets. That’s just a testimonial to the power of the PC movement. Your gratuitous shot at Louisville however, is testimony to the educated people around you, of “your issues”.(see #22)

  33. yeahright

    It’s o.k., James, some people can still read in context and think in the abstract. The rest of you., well, LIGHTEN UP, FRANCIS!

  34. Scoddee

    #33 – Succinctly sublime. You nailed it.