It’s been a while since we’ve heard a brutal coaching meltdown. Well, video has just surfaced of what can only be described as a cataclysm of sportsmanship. Air Force beat Wyoming last Saturday by a score of 28-27. At some point in the game, Air Force players took to the ritual which every football team in history has taken a part in, faking an injury to buy your team some time. This happens too often, especially when a team is running the no huddle offense. A defensive player will fake an injury to give the big guys on the line a break, or to sub out someone who’s exhausted. Think of it as the “flopping” of football.
Dave Christensen, Wyoming’s head coach, wasn’t having it. He exploded in an expletive laced rant directed towards Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun as the two met to shake hands after the game.
Well, actually, the video starts with the Wyoming coach turning and giving a nice “F you!” to a passing Air Force player.
Stay classy, coach!
There were many F-bombs dropped, and it was actually pretty funny. Any time a grown man screams at another “Look at me, Mr. F-ing Howdy Doody!” it’s a video worth watching. Towards the end of the rant, Christensen’s daughter actually comes to restrain him, but that doesn’t work out to well. By this point, the Wyoming coach was already retreating towards his team’s locker room. Of course, the whole time he was moving away from Calhoun, he was screaming at him to do the same. It was like a scene straight from the play ground at my elementary school. One kid yelling at another while walking away screaming “Hold me back! Hold me back!”
The video took a turn for the even worse.
Christensen then dropped the biggest bomb of them all. Now, the remark he made was aimed souly at Calhoun, but what he said can be seen as disrespectful to everyone who has ever been in the Air Force, and I would imagine, to some degree, every branch of the military. By telling Calhoun to “Go give your f-ing press conference, fly boy!” on military appreciation night no less, you have just pissed off at minimum, the nearly 500,000 members of the USAF, not to mention their families and friends. It crossed the line.
Way to disrespect an entire branch of the military that protects your freedoms every day, Coach. That’s something you want to show your grand kids someday, right? “Look, there’s Grandpa offending half a million people with 2 words.”
One of the main points Christensen harks on during his rant is the lack of ethics shown by Air Force. You shouldn’t do your best to match that lack of ethics after the game, coach. Lead by example. Ever heard of it? You’re only a head coach of a NCAA football team. Maybe that lesson slipped past you.
The video is below and contains graphic language.