Thursday, March 01, 2007

An Intern Asks: How Long Is Too Long?

How long will it take for Scott Drew to rebuild Baylor men's basketball?

I've never been one to give too much thought to the murmurs of the masses. But it's become impossible to ignore the growing calls to fire coach Drew. I can't even begin to understand what possible justification they could proffer to make this a legitimate argument. I can only assume these ruffians have no historical knowledge to make
such outlandish demands. Drew is about to finish only his 4th and arguably least successful season. Really, what can you expect? How could anyone expect someone to turn around a sanction-riddled program in a mere three years six months? History gives us numerous examples of such failure.

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I'd like to see them win the Big 12 South.
An obvious example is the U.S.'s involvement and victory in World War II. It took us an entire three years nine months (December 7, 1941 - August 14, 1945) to defeat Japan, unlike the war against those pushovers Germany and Italy (May 8, 1945) which actually finished in the same time Drew's been running the Bears. But to Drew's credit, it it's a lot easier for the Army to recruit in Texas than for Baylor to recruit against Texas.

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Ol' Blue Eyes and JFK comparing notes.
Or perhaps JFK's 1000 days in office are more on target. In a little under three years, Kennedy only managed to inspire a generation, hook up with Marilyn Monroe, create the Peace Corps, and drop lines like, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Drew by comparison in four years has won 11 conference games, has a 1-31 conference road record including 25 consecutive losses, and describes a 40 point loss like this, "We were in tune the first five minutes of the game and really played well, but it looked like we were moving in quick sand the rest of the game" (emphasis added).

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I prefer a Jesus that looks like me.

And finally, no Baylor sports post would be complete without talking about Jesus. Talk about not getting anything done, Jesus' ministry only lasted thee years and in that time he manged to not only get betrayed by one of his closest apostles, but crucified. Really, other than being the instrument of humankind's redemption, being the foundation of Western Civilization's laws, culture, and philosophy and currently having approximately 2 billion devotees, what did he really accomplish in three years? Drew in comparison hasn't been involved in any sanction-inducing scandals and has kissable pouty lips.



  • The resemblance between you and Nubian Jesus is uncanny. Blog on, Good Judge, in your efforts to ensure six more years of Scott "Rebuilder" Drew.

    By Blogger Red Andrews, at 8:24 AM  

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