Jim Riggleman is Awesome
I don’t love all of his in game tactics, but every time we get one of these locker room controversies, he comes out and says brilliant things. From Ryan Divish’s piece in the TNT, we get all kinds of awesomeness. Here’s one good answer:
Divish: Why would someone say stuff like this?
Riggleman: Pettiness, seventh-grade mentality, just pettiness of whatever jealousy, pointing fingers, deflecting responsibility, lack of accountability, just a lack of a character. These things happen when youâ€™re losing; youâ€™re not seeing that happen with winning teams now. But those winning teams go out and lose a couple games and youâ€™ll see it.
And then this is just tremendous:
Rats are the first one of the ship. When the ship is sinking the rats are the first ones off. Theyâ€™re the ones scavenging everything on the ship when itâ€™s floating good and going good, but when itâ€™s sinking the rats are the first ones to abandon the ship.
Go Jim Go.
Edit: KJR has the whole audio, and it’s so great. Listen to the whole thing. I might go start U.S.S. Riggleman.