Slightly off topic, but it’s Thursday, the Georgia-Tennessee game is just over 48 hours away, and I need a short break from Herman Cain’s new book.
So there was Tim Bryant this morning – the morning host for WGAU (1340AM) talk radio in Athens – gabbing with two Knoxville reporters, Andrew Gribble and Dave Hooker. One of them utters the deadly phrase that “the jury is still out” on Tennessee coach Derek Dooley.
The next thing Bryant knows, Barbara Dooley – she and Vince live around the corner — crashes through his studio doors and grabs a set of headphones in defense of her cub:
A partial transcript:
Dooley: Back when I was in coaching with my husband, the press was our best friends. Now all y’all want to do is beat the coaches to hell and back.
Hooker: That’s not me. That’s Andrew.
Gribble: That’s not me at all.
Dooley: Listen to me. I want you to listen about my baby. First of all —
Bryant: We’ve got to make it fast, because we’ve got a congressman standing by.
Dooley: Well, he can just wait. Football is important.
Note to Tom Graves: Nothing personal, but this is why you were on hold for so long.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider
- Photo by Hyosub Shin/AJC