Bo Ryan went on national TV and did himself no favors
Bo, you can't win this one. After declining to speak on the issue for about 48 hours, Bo Ryan unlatched his muzzle Wednesday, then Thursday appeared on 'Mike and Mike in the Morning.' It was a disaster. You want to know why Phil Martelli never spoke during the Todd O'Brien saga? Because of bad PR like this.
After declining to speak with our Jeff Goodman on the issue of Jarrod Uthoff's entangled transfer situation for about 48 hours, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan unlatched his muzzle -- first with this story by ESPN.com's Andy Katz -- and then again Thursday morning, when he appeared on "Mike and Mike in the Morning." It was a disaster. You want to know why Phil Martelli never spoke during the Todd O'Brien saga? It's because of bad PR like this.
I commend Ryan for finally coming out from behind the bush, though, unlike Martelli, who hid behind the cowardly sheen of federal privacy laws, when such laws were never put into place to protect the ego and agenda of the Kapellmeisters running these programs.
You want to know why we get so worked up over this? It's not because Jarrod Uthoff's game is worth a damn right now, it's because we're keeping the everyman down. It's wrongly restricting what should be his choice. We hate when The Man does this, so we naturally and rightly go after those who get too arrogant and tipsy off the power.
Ryan says it's not about that, though. No, he's just doing what everyone else has done. This is happening everywhere, why are you coming after me! That's Ryan's stance. It's a wobbly one. Here's the interview (full audio here), which has already made big waves on the Internet.
H/T to The Big Lead for the video.
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