You may remember Ohio State president Gordon Gee making some waves earlier this week for tactless comments about the SEC, Catholics, and others. Well, things only got worse for the president in a bow tie. Full audio of his remarks was released Friday, which included the comment "They didn’t like [Bielema]. Barry Alvarez thought he was a thug."
The Internet dam immediately busted.
It's a start from Mr. Gee. Will take his apology and phone call soon. #1-0 twitter.com/BretBielema/st…— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) June 1, 2013
If you had any association with the Nebraska defense last season I could see how you might consider Bielema a "thug." #70
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) May 31, 2013
I think this makes Bielema the first white person in the 21st century to be called a thug.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) May 31, 2013
I'm picturing BERT more as a 1930s gangster movie thug, but if he wanted HAWG LYFE tatted across his belly I'd be good with that too.— Chris Driver (@Jerkwheatery) May 31, 2013
I hope Bert collabs with Jeezy on Thug Motivation 104 in coming months.— Lane Smith (@Lanentations) May 31, 2013
Gee should have just sent the lyrics to Crossroads. A Thug like BERT woulda understood. #missyouUncleCharles— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) June 1, 2013
Would get "Never Erase" status on the DVR RT @TeamSpeedKills Bret Bielema: The Thug Life MUST be a show on the SEC Network— Doc Harper (@doc_harper) May 31, 2013
SB Nation's dearly beloved, Spencer Hall wrote a rap titled "SHAWTY WANNA RIDE WITH BERT", which you can see in its entirety here.
I'm sixty point pimpin' on another team's home field
Just did what the card said, "Bert you gotta keep it real"
Your Twitter's pouty, my Twitter's rowdy
These h8rs got Bert snoozin', you losin', he's outty
Where those recruits at, I'm tryin' to take a blue chip home
You got a friend? Can he run a 40 homie bring him on
I'm tryin' to win a bowl, beat Bama, make some bacon promises
I'm tryin' to thug this shit, so fuck a Barry Alvarez
Let's go to a place you never won, that sounds fine
Last time Hawgs won the Sugar Bowl was '69
In case you were wondering, Alvarez denies all of it. He's always been on record as having a good relationship with Bielema, at least, you know, until Bielema ditched Madison in December.
Now if we can get anybody out there to do an auto-tune hip hop remix of the Arkansas fight song, I'd truly appreciate it. Maybe Liz Honey?
John L Smith could teach Gordon Gee a thing or two on public speaking— Doc Harper (@doc_harper) May 31, 2013