George Mitchell, President of the Co-op.
Have no mercy on his soul.
The email I sent to Plonsky and Mitchell:
Dear Mr. Mitchell,
I am writing you concerning the absurd statues that have been posted in the parking lot behind the co-op. As a former student and donor of the University and a frequent patron of the co-op, I am deeply disturbed and offended by the pathetic attempt at honoring those student-athletes. Not only do the "replicas" of our sports heroes conjour up images of "blackface", Al Jolson and lawn jockeys, but they in no way truly represent the spirit of our University. Perhaps we can have our black athletes do a little soft-shoe jig as a warm-up before games. These statues also reflect a complete lack of pride in craftmanship. Perhaps you have not attended many sporting events, but Kevin Durant is slightly taller than TJ Ford. I would also be curious to know how Nike feels about having the football stautes wearing Converse shoes; actually, Nike is probably happy to not be associated with these attrocities. It is a shame that the artist did not recognize that the black athletes that have so proudly represented our school come in more than the color Dark as Night. I truly hope that you will reconsider this embarassing and ridiculous display.
At the very least, please advise me, other affiliates of the University and patrons of the co-op on how the co-op representatives and officers are chosen, so that we can fill the board with a more competent committe that understands how to appreciate and respect our athletes.
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What about future UT legends? They're just going to keep mass producing these cookie cutter statues until an army that rivals China is upon us?
These bring out so much hate in me. What a huge cluster$#@! of ineptitude.
"So guys, we're going to create this Legends Walk. We got this great deal on some statues, and..."
"That's the worst idea I've ever heard in my life, Tom. "
"Yes, this is horrible, this idea."
jesus, don't even compare these abortions to the chinese terracotta army. each of the individual terracotta soldier are unique and crafted by hand unlike these POS pinata wannabes
Golf clubs are a bad idea. The hollow steel shafts easily bend and break and the graphite shafts are just as flimsy. What we need are aluminum baseball bats, crowbars, sledgehammers, hell even a regular hammer would $#@! the $#@! out of these. I suggest shaggy donates our softball bats for the destruction of this. They would be much more useful in that parking lot than they ever were at Havins field...
They look like chess pieces.
Can we get a mob to trash these after this voobortion of a game is over? I blame these $#@!ing statues for this bull$#@!!
These $#@!ing statues better not be in the condition they are currently in tomorrow morning..
If these angry fans dont destroy these abortions after today, they are here forever.
Kill it with fire.
I blame these statues for our loss today.
I also blame these coathanger abortion abominations for the loss. Someone must rectify this situation.
The wigs on the golf team are $#@!ing awesome! These were so much more horrible in person than online. You really all need to go down and check these abortions out in person.
I sent what I consider to be a well written and rational email to a former Chancellor of our University who is a personal friend. My ultimate claim was that the company that produced these should be forced to produce something of higher quality so as to not hurt our brand or potentially insult these athletes.
Now, if someone knew these things would end up looking this terrible that person needs to be fired and all matters regarding the use of images and likeness of our student athletes needs some serious re-evaluation.
Losing football season, $#@!ty statues, abortion "come early and be loud" posters.
The transformation to aggy is almost complete.
The baseball players look like Howdy Doody and throw like women.
THIS would be a perfect way to honor Mackovic's legacy by the way.
Are those Nike shoes on the baseball players?
why are we honoring Johnny Majors?
I saw these Friday when I took some visitors from England to the Co-op. They were speechless.
These things are worse looking in person than any of the pictures... Simply awful. I'm going to write, too.
At first I didn't think this was that big of a deal, but imagine being a high ranking official from UT walking by that Vince Young statue with an official from another University. Sends the wrong message.
So the football players get Converse, the basketball players get generic shoes, and the baseball players get Nike. Very racist.
The baseball players look like they played in the Blacksox days.
Holy $#@!! Here's the final piece to the collection:
$#@! man, these things got to go. I would not put one of these things in my house it would probably come alive at night.
I really want to know how much money was wasted on this joke. This is an embarrassment.
I'm not really one to write letters complaining about $#@!, but this is getting one. Embarrassing.
They're installing more of the cement foundations for more statues as we speak...
Did anyone get any replies from their emails to the Coop and UT Athletics?
Either Clemens injected such a massive amount of steroids he actually cloned himself or they made the Greg Swindell 'statue' right handed.
is that the kid from Powder?
I'll have our pledges take care of this chicken $#@! immediately
This is a chicken$#@! mockery.
wow just wow that is some embarrassing $#@! right there
Top 3 Worst People in the World:
1. Pontius Pilate
2. Whoever approved these mother$#@! statues
Football .. Basketball .. Baseball .. Other Sports .. RC Didn't Offer .. Gamboool
Varsity .. Hole in the Wall .. PCL .. Einstein's .. Nasty's .. GM Steakhouse .. NSAA
Bada Bing .. Can you help me with this? .. Shagslist .. Cloak Room .. Classics .. Bellmont