Where is the testicularity?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Where is the testicularity?

University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh is outspoken and prickly, so much so that he has had a shelf-life of about four years... Uni­ver­sity of San Diego (three seasons) followed by four seasons each at Stanford Uni­ver­sity and the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.

On April 8 Harbaugh tweeted:

"Michigan Football will watch 'American Sniper'! Proud of Chris Kyle & Proud to be an American & if that offends anybody then so be it!"

This apparently was in response to an announcement that day that the university had canceled a screening of 2014's top grossing movie because it made some Muslim students on campus "feel unsafe."


To their credit, the University administration, which is pay­ing its football coach upwards of $5.7 million annually to win football games, rethought the cancellation and re­sched­uled the showing of "American Sniper," saying "It had been a mistake" to cancel it.

Supposedly, a petition with 300 signatures had been col­lected and presented to the University. It read in part:

"The movie 'American Sniper' not only tolerates but promotes anti-Muslim and anti-MENA1 rhetoric and sympathizes with a mass killer."

(The letter referred to the title character, former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, as a "racist.")

One Muslim student, who insisted on speaking anony­mous­ly, said that he'd lost all respect for Coach Harbaugh be­cause of his support for the Oscar-nominated movie.

Yet when a meeting facilitated by the Administration was held between Harbaugh and the offended students, only 15 Muslims and/or Arabs showed up.

All press was excluded from that meeting, and none of the attendees, including Harbaugh and an administrator would comment for the record on what transpired.

(One female attendee told journalist Robby Soave from Reason.com that his presence "was making the students 'unsafe.'"

There's that word again!)

And all this from a freakin. tweet!

  1. Muslim, Middle Eastern and North African.


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