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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hogs lose; Hog fans lose it

Posted By on Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge MF: It doesn't mean mighty fine. Few charitable words were heard last night about Razorback Coach John L. Smith. - BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson
  • MF: It doesn't mean mighty fine. Few charitable words were heard last night about Razorback Coach John L. Smith.

MF: It doesnt mean mighty fine. Few charitable words were heard last night about Razorback Coach John L. Smith.
  • Brian Chilson
  • MF: It doesn't mean mighty fine. Few charitable words were heard last night about Razorback Coach John L. Smith.

Does Arkansas have an equal when it comes to fair weather fans?

The ugliness on social media last night after the Arkansas Razorbacks' overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe was unbelievable. Did anyone have even a sympathetic word for John L. Smith, lured out of bankruptcy for $800,000 to replace the fired Bobby MF Petrino? Jeff Long, the Arkansas athletic director, was nobody's darling either on Twitter and the chat boards.

Of course there's already a popular Fire John L. Smith Facebook page. Of course the ASU partisans are claiming a narrow victory over a mediocre Memphis team (after an embarrassing season opener) justifies rebirth of the call for a UA-ASU game. After all, how could a Hog loss to the Red Wolves have been any worse?

I'll leave the Xs and Os to the talk show-calling experts who are sure they could have done better. (And made the tackles, too, presumably.)

It was beautiful day at War Memorial Stadium until the sun went down.

I hope the injured Hogs heal and prosper.

Long was still right to fire Bobby Petrino. The talk of bringing him back after a year in the wilderness is wasted breath.

It is a game.

Smith would be advised to rent rather than own in Fayetteville.

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