Think any UK/high profile coaches are out there lurking on the web?
BTI sends his deepest regrets. Last night, a disgruntled KSR reader broke into his home. BTI, luckily, awoke and cold-cocked the guy, knocking him out.. Problem is the guy happened to be carrying his laptop, which now sits in 100 pieces. We only employ enslave badasses here, people.
Anonymity on the web isn’t just for the fans. The always funny Everyday Should Be Saturday posted about Nick Saban’s quote above about posting on message boards incognito. When it comes to college sports fan bases, there two major groups that comes to mind. For basketball, it’s Big Blue Nation. For football, it’s Alabama. Here is Saban’s full quote from Friday, sparked by injury rumors (emphasis added):
“Every time somebody posts something on a message board … I’m gonna start messing with you,” Saban said. “I don’t know how to do that, but I’m gonna start doing it. Every day I’m going to post something that’s just total B.S.”
Does Nick Saban really not know how to post on a message board? Speaking of B.S., I’ll go ahead and call him about on that. There’s no way a smart coach like Saban does not know how to work a computer, especially in a day in age where recruiting has seeped into every digital form of communication. I’m not saying Saban is out there trolling, but he’s no fool. This reminds me of this article that said Coach Cal does not OWN A COMPUTER. The man has his own website…there’s no way he doesn’t have a computer.
But the question is: Do you think there are any UK/high profile coaches out there who are actually posting anonymously on the web?
Personally, I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility. Nowadays, coaches (high profile and low) have Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, websites, etc. There is large a coaching presence on the web…so do they need to troll message boards? Not at all. But humans do plenty of things we don’t need to do. Who knows, some of these coaches could just be out there having a little fun.
Some coaches’ tweets even go through a filter, like Coach Cal with SID Peevy. With media scrutiny, guys like Calipari can’t just say what they want or mean all the time. (We saw what happened when Cal said a mere line about phone calls last week.) Why not go out and vent a little on the web? During football and basketball season, nearly everything posted by fans is some form of anonymous venting.
Maybe even the assistants could get in on the action? Lurk around, release information they want out. Strategic information leaks have been a common practice since the dawn of intelligence operations. Not to mention misinformation campaigns. #wrongonpurpose
EDSBS did some great work on their post by providing hilarious “if Saban trolled what would he say” lines. You guys got any good lines for an incognito Coach Cal? What would his net-handle be? Would he photoshop Pat Forde and Pete Thamel? Better yet, is a smirking Billy Gillispie is out there somewhere with a glass of bourbon next to his keyboard, scheming his next post?
Drop some gems in the comments section and I’ll add the great ones to the post.