Posted Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:46 AM
You know it's the middle of boring two-a-day practices when the subject of a female reporter's hat at a scrimmage press conference causes Bobby Petrino to resort to acting like a 6-year-old, the Arkansas sports information department using heavy-handed Gestapo tactics and a radio station to confirm it's stupidity.
Which is exactly where we find ourselves with the biggest topic being Bobby's classless comment at Saturday's press conference and resulting dismissal of Renee Gork from The Hog Sportsradio (the one in Fayetteville, not the one in Southeast Arkansas I have operated under the trademarked logo since 2006).
It even made ESPN news.
Later in the day, there was a report that Kevin Trainor, the chief Propaganda Officer at the Broyles Athletic Center (that is starting to resemble the Kremlin more and more these days), placed a phone call to the general manager of The Hog on Monday morning before Gork's scheduled co-hosting duties at noon with former Razorback Mike Reppond. She wasn't on the air having been let go by station management prior to noon.
Hog Sports Radio general manager Dan Storrs said it is the station’s policy not to comment on personnel matters. However, he did add, “I’d like to wish Renee the best in her future endeavors. I think Renee is very talented.”
Storrs did tell The Associated Press, "This radio station is Hog Sports Radio. We are very biased. We support the Razorbacks 100 percent."
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