Ron Polk is Mississippi State baseball. Someone has to be. He retired at the end of the season, but he campaigned to have his assistant Tommy Razzo as his replacement.
New Mississippi State athletic director Greg Byrne sees things differently. Byrne? Where have I heard that name before? Ahh...he's the son of Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne.
Byrne decided to instead hire Kentucky coach John Cohen. Polk was not pleased.
"Now he's (Byrne) got me on the war path and all I can do is hurt him," said the crazy man. "I'm going to do everything I can to make his life miserable.
"Now our athletic director throws me under the bus, slaps me in the face, punches me in the stomach. Technically, he did the same thing with Tommy Raffo...and all our coaches, all our signees, returning players and their players who wanted Tommy all the way."
At this point I assume that Polk, like any right thinking Southerner, would challenge Byrne to a duel.
That's Polk on the left.
No such luck. Instead Polk has responded in a way that only a Byrne can understand. He said he will remove his name from the stadium, take down the banners with his name and number and use his influence to stop support for programs that benefit the baseball team. Oh, and he's taking the school out of his will.
Now we're not sure who is in the right. That's not important. What is important is that we make fun of both sides. Because if we don't,
the terrorists H.G. Bissinger has won.