Derek Dooley taking fire for comments about team, World War II and Germans

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Witch_Doctors writes:

Witch Doctor say this really getting sad.(Witch Doctor not referring to the Dooley comment)
Bones never lie.

Gart5 writes:

I watched this video and didn't think anything of it. People being offended by it is just stupid. They need to watch the video and realize that they are the idiots, not Dooley.

volll1 writes:

Get over it!!!!!

mountainbrook writes:

I agree with you. Most of those commenting are just sad fair weather fans.

Pompey writes:

....so this is the state of sports reporting today huh.....wow!

OrangeCounsel writes:

I'd say get over it, but that's like saying get over it to someone who had to listen to me say "oatmeal" out loud. Is there no football to report on? No Great Recession? Maybe the outlets could take the time they devote to nothings like this and dig up an update whether the NFL is really switching to flag football now that Favre got hurt, too.

jandjhome#228397 writes:

This poor guy has won two games. Stay off his back and give him a break.

volpreacher writes:

Everyone is offended at something now a days. Sue them. Oh forget that, don't need to put any ideas in anyone's mind. People walk around waiting for something to be said to offend them. Get over it.

volsfan74 writes:

Can we say Mountain out of a mole hill. What can you say anymore. I hope he doesn't issue an apology tell them to stick it in the ear hole!

orangecountyvols writes:

Vols,

Over on the other thread about this same subject, instead of what Derek said, it just made me think we kind of resemble Custer's 7th. Calvary at the Little Big Horn. We put up a fierce fight there but just didn't have the depth...........like our 2010 Vols.

Everyone who is a coach is always under a microscope
and just about everything said and written is under close scrutiny. All most of us want to do is recruit well, play hard, execute, and hopefully win some games down the road.

Tennessee is definitely getting the press...........whether that be good or bad. Still, I enjoy most of what we see written here, some very knowledgable fans for sure.

vol_fan99 writes:

I took no issue with his comments. Just a man speaking the truth which may be hard for some to grasp.

TommyJack writes:

Shame on KNS, talk radio, print media, ESPN, and all moronic media types. This is PC gone nuts.
Shame, shame, shame.
Keep it up, CDD. Don't let these pantywaists get you down!!

chrisw2967 writes:

Now DD knows how Bill O`Reilly must of felt.This has to be a joke.If I was DD I wouldnt apologize.

cpa writes:

Well, the focus is on DD not the players which is what he wanted after the game anyway.

shulessjo writes:

What a shame to make a spectacle of this comment. Got some advice for everyone: Just GET OVER IT.

LibertyVolance writes:

What is there to apologize over? Can you not reference WWII or Germans anymore? Is Erwin Rommel a bad name? People are beginning to make me sick with their flakiness.

UkJarhead writes:

Man ya'll can't get a break. I agree. the comment wasn't bad....

BillyVol writes:

I have watched the clip several times. I was shocked when I saw how the media has played this. I have laughed every time I watched it. I remember when every one said he was to dry, lighten up. We have a great coach, You cannot buy this type of publicity. It will help in recruiting. A 2-5 team getting national attention. Bring it on. The Dooley time just started.

wally writes:

nobody cares about true context or intent anymore. they're just looking to fan any flames they can...the response to his comments that all media representatives were laughing WITH him on at the time...is ridiculous.

thevoice writes:

Just as long as we're not trying to recruit Germans or WWII veterans, I don't see a problem.

reeceb73 writes:

it makes a nice, shocking headline -- Dooley compares team to nazis!!!!

Then you watch the video and see how funny and silly he was being. This is just stupid and ESPN and the media likes to run with these idiotic stories. There is nothing here..

jobrando#216494 writes:

Got to hand it to Coach when recruiting is not going to well play some Kiffin psychology on the potential recruits. Stir the media pot. The kids will eat this up. Three 4-5 stars in the pot soon.

CoverOrange writes:

If he was going to rip off a scene from a movie maybe he should have compared the team to 10 ft tall blue people. Of course, the blue people won their war.

mercyseat writes:

in response to vol_fan99:

I took no issue with his comments. Just a man speaking the truth which may be hard for some to grasp.

That's right! We are like the Germans, "WE ARE GETTING KILLED"!!!!!

mercyseat writes:

If anyone should be "taking fire" it's Chaney's play calling and Wilcoxs defense!

utfpmd writes:

This would be a non-issue if the moronic bloggers with nothing else to do had not made it one. The sheep then followed.
Just watch the video, enjoy the laugh as those present did, and move on.
To say he was making fun of Germans or invoking Nazis is just asinine. It serves as a reminder of how dim witted many have become.
Just move on for crying out loud!

murrayvol writes:

I wish I had a tomato.....a rotten tomato.

mercyseat writes:

I hate journalists that play devils advocate, or is that called yellow journalism? Anyway, they would sellout their mother for a dollar. They love to start a fight with the content of the context! Everyone of them are douch bags.

Bloodrunzorange writes:

The wussifacation of America! Is the new President going to step in and squash this BS? I have no problem with Dooley! Someone should step in for support! GBO!!!

SEC1 writes:

in response to jandjhome#228397:

This poor guy has won two games. Stay off his back and give him a break.

Give him a break, his team comes out for the second half of every game and lay down as if their letting the opposing team take a BIG SH*T On the power T Logo on the 50yrd line and the vols want defend their stadium

jwill33 writes:

If Anyone really got Offended by this comment, then they shouldn't read it or report it or spread it any further. Isn't it kinda like if you don't want to watch a TV show..............change the channel! Besides He is an American he can say what he wants. I don't think any Vol Fans were offended anyway! Get over it! Reminds me of when I was a Kid and we lived in Europe, this English kid called me an American Twit and I told him the Queen was a B&@*#, he started crying and ran home only to have his mom come talk to my mom so I got my AZZ beat when my dad got home! Its just about as simple as that! Report something meaningful or shut the hell up!

GreerVol22 writes:

Most bricks are red, most school buses are yellow, none of us understand hockey and the Germans got creamed. Most of the pu$$ies that think this was offensive would roll over and play commie at the first sight of a Russian with a gun. Its called an analogy and Webster gives it a great definition. Look it up idiots.

GreerVol22 writes:

btw....for those of you under 30 and think this is offensive....Germany started 2 World Wars, no, they really did, I'm not kidding. History ain't what it used to be...

reeceb73 writes:

Most people are saying he shouldn't have said it and he should apologize.

apologize to who and for what? Who could possibly be offended by this? If a person mentions WWII, he needs to apologize?? this is completely absurd!

This is what is wrong with our country. This is why most coaches are a boring interview. If we apologize for this, I will lose respect for the university

volfan2002 writes:

A lot of people trying to make something out of nothing. What he said was nothing actually, but probably would have stated it better calling his team deers in headlights. As like he said they have no clue unless someone tells them every move over and over again. Hopefully soon some of them will get it.

GreerVol22 writes:

in response to KingFulmer:

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...need some cheese to go with that whine?

PepperGrinder (Inactive) writes:

You've got to love the age of soundbyte reporting. You know the media will not report the full quote just what they deem controversial.

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to KingFulmer:

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Why dont you sign on Kiffin's USC blog and be happy. Heck why be miserable on this site. We are all tickled coach is stirring the controversy pot. It's great for recruiting.

Clarkrm0706 writes:

in response to kcsbigorng:

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amen!

volfan1971 writes:

This is beyond stupid that a simple analogy should be so blown out of proportion. CDD, do NOT make any kind of apology. When you are having a tough season, that is when you need the sense of humor the most. The rest of you can stick it where the sun dont shine!

steamboatticket#484773 writes:

Maybe I'll comment about this flap, but I think I won't.

jman33163 writes:

Seriously?? A day later and this is still news????? You are right Witch_Doctor, sad, very, very sad!

Go Big Orange!!!!

VolsToTheWall writes:

in response to orangecountyvols:

Vols,

Over on the other thread about this same subject, instead of what Derek said, it just made me think we kind of resemble Custer's 7th. Calvary at the Little Big Horn. We put up a fierce fight there but just didn't have the depth...........like our 2010 Vols.

Everyone who is a coach is always under a microscope
and just about everything said and written is under close scrutiny. All most of us want to do is recruit well, play hard, execute, and hopefully win some games down the road.

Tennessee is definitely getting the press...........whether that be good or bad. Still, I enjoy most of what we see written here, some very knowledgable fans for sure.

HOW DARE YOU SIR! EVERYONE DIED IN THAT BATTLE! You sir, are ignorant and insensitive and should be reprimanded

CCLC writes:

in response to jman33163:

Seriously?? A day later and this is still news????? You are right Witch_Doctor, sad, very, very sad!

Go Big Orange!!!!

Vols 0-4 in the SEC....even lowly Vandy has a better record. Vols unranked at a time when Miss State, USC, and Ark are all ranked. Have the wheels come off and the bus caught fire? We all know what happened to the Germans......
just sayin'

TKO writes:

Weird

VolsToTheWall writes:

in response to steviejanowski:

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then who would write these awesome articles?

shulessjo writes:

in response to VolsToTheWall:

then who would write these awesome articles?

good try.. lame response.. after a lame comment

dvols writes:

haha, giving the media ammunition and they want to crucify him for helping them keep their jobs by giving liberal arts majors something to write/blog about.......

NobodyCares (Inactive) writes:

in response to back2z1:

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Well lil' zzgataboy, since your post will surely get deleted, let's see if I can join you!

Mark off a spot to bite, you're all honkey hiney!

Don't tell anyone, but for once I agree with you. I advocate that for everyone who is "sentenced" to sensitivity training, each one offended should be sentenced to "tolerance" training.

VOLnAthens writes:

This has to be the biggest load of S&*T i have read lately. What is wrong with everybody claiming to be 'offended' all the time?? I am so sick of people looking for a reason to bi&*h and moan. For goodness sake, you can't even have a COMEDY movie say that something is gay. Ridiculous....

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