A note I just wrote and sent off to our dear friends over at BruinsNation.
Let me first apoligize to you for all of my sins towards you regarding the Dorrell situation. For all of my thoughts that might have been false or unjust or unclean about UCLA. For every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken about Dorrell’s never-ending tenure. For all the slander and the backbiting about Coach Karl. And especially this post.
Because now we know the pain of the Guest Who Will Never Leave. The coach who does just enough to keep his job and not enough to deserve it. The coach who probably should have gone 3 years ago, but, like the undead, he just keeps coming back. Every season of unyielding mediocrity has just enough for the coach’s boosters (Braunistas, to use your delightful terminology, I personally prefer Braunamaniacs, but that’s cool, that’s cool) to point to. Who could forget this gem (I’m sure you can’t)? Or just earlier this year, we were showcased this amazing shock.
But see, facing your own Braun, you guys fought for freedom, change, and awareness of environmental hazards!
Artists Rendition of Nest-or and the Bruins Nation Crew
We saw what you did: billboards, and website registration, and driving your armored jeeps aimlessly through the streets of Westwood, gunning down Dorrellistas in fierce house to house ground battles. Unfortunately, all of our street violence is being readied for local tree-hippies and members of the Berkeley City Council. We need new plans. New ideas!
Please write back with thoughts on how we can adopt your grassroots methods for some positive regime change in Berkeley. We can even do it Berkeley-style with a hunger strike or a "Be In." Hopefully, we can "Be In" the tournament next year.
Very Truly Yours,
T. N. Hook