At a University still struggling to leave Nolan Richardson and his discrimination suits in the past, last night’s Arkansas-Missouri post game press conference brought up bitter memories. Former Nolan Richardson assistant, and current Missouri Tigers head basketball coach, Mike Anderson seemed genuinely pissed off after his teams’ disappointing 94-91 loss at the hands of the Arkansas Razorbacks.
“Looky here. Do the math, white bread. Our team committed 30 fouls tonight and 25 of them were called against the brothas and only five were called on the white boys. So, go draw your own conclusions, you red-neck bumpkins.” (Reportedly, Anderson was staring directly at Wally Hall when he made this comment).
It was pointed out to Anderson that the foul ratio comes up to 20% against his white players and that his team is approximately 29% white. The normally mild-mannered Anderson shot back:
“Are you calling me a liar you chicken-farmin’, pig-lovin’, overall-wearin’ meth-smoker?”
A bit shaken by the remark, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden sat down while Anderson continued on his tirade as he went on to say that he consulted with Coach Richardson by phone immediately following the game and has also brought in Jesse Jackson to review the game film for obvious racial stereotyping calls made against his team.
(She'll make you take your clothes off and go dancing in the rain. She'll make you live her crazy life, but she'll take away your pain like a bullet to your brain. Come on!)
Another point of contention with Anderson seemed to be the fact that none of his white players were charged with any turnovers and that the black players on his team were credited with all 21 turnovers last night.
“That’s total honky-s***,” said Anderson, “Volkus, Lawrence and Safford (the three white players who logged minutes last night) are the worst ball-handlers on my team and constantly turn the ball over during practice. That’s primarily why I don’t play them that much. That, and the fact that they suck! Those three shot 4-10 from the field. That’s 40%! Our team shot 48% from the field overall. Those whities killed us tonight! I don’t know how the hell Lawrence ended up playing 29 minutes. That’s another reason we lost. He needs to play no more than about 9 minutes for us to win consistently.”
The Razorbacks (lame nicknames provided at no extra charge today) were led by Charles “Don’t Call Me Chucky” Thomas’ 21 points and 8 rebounds. Patrick “Instant O’”Beverley added 19 points and Sonny “Sweeter than honey” Weems added 16 points and 6 rebounds for the Razorbacks who are now 5-1.
Stefhon Hannah had 28 points for a Missouri team that looks like it could contend for a Big 12 title this season.
No comment from last night's officiating crew yet:
The Razorbacks host Oral Roberts on Saturday.