Yes, this headline includes ALL CAPS because that’s required for this exchange between WSCR midday co-host Dan Bernstein and an idiotic caller. Dan Bernstein goes off on a Steve Alford apologist and UCLA fan who called in recently. The language is all SFW but remember it’s “LOUD NOISES!!!” as Brick from fictional KVWN San Diego would say.
During his time leading the Iowa Hawkeyes, Coach Steve Alford (@UCLACoachAlford) was basically a sympathizer to committing sexual assault. Actually, he was more than that- he advocated the character of a sexual assault recidivist. Alford was also a very powerful enemy to a sexual assault victim.
Steve Alford went even further and tried to paint himself, the Hawkeyes college basketball program, and his player who committed the act and served time, Pierre Pierce as the victims. Even though there was an actual legitimate victim in that situation- the young woman who Pierre Pierce sexually assaulted.
If you search for Steve Alford on this topic/situation today, you’ll find that he has said nothing good recently about Pierre Pierce. He has distanced himself from Pierce like a PR pro’s pro. However, at the time he was in Iowa City, he was all about defending Pierce at all costs. And it’s taken him 10 years to even apologize for doing that. CBS Chicago/670 The Score’s Dan Bernstein posted a MUST READ blog for all UCLA fans. It extensively details Alford’s role in the Pierce sexual assault case and attempt at cover-up.
A big time loser off the court, Steve Alford also kept losing on the court in Iowa City, and he was eventually forced to “resign” his post. So although he may have been a hero as a player with the Indiana Hoosiers, he is a punchline at another Big Ten school. And I know some smart Hoosiers fans- they find Alford to be just as much a disgusting, horrible human being as I find him to be. If you care to send messages to Alford, he is on Twitter now.
On to the call. Some highlights include:
“YOU STUPID STUPID IDIOT!!! YOU SHOULD GO TO JAIL TOO!!! I HATE YOU TOO!!!”
“YOU’RE DAMN RIGHT IT’S A WITCH HUNT!!! WITCHES SHOULD BURN!!! TIE HIM UP AND BURN HIM!!! I WILL NOT STOP!!! I WILL NOT STOP!!!”
“LET’S GO PRAY TO JESUS YOU DON’T PRESS CHARGES LITTLE LADY!!!”
Yep. I told you that was some kick ass sports talk radio right there. As an added bonus to this Steve Alford “witch hunt” post, I included the Boers and Bernstein mash-up of their poking fun at WBBM on-air personality George Ofman. It includes all the times Ofman has messed up on the air, with B&B making snarky comments along the way. The clip is as laugh out loud funny as the above clip is ANGRY!!!
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