It Bugs Me That Mike Leach Shot A Bear
As an animal lover, I don’t get it. Take away my “man card” if you want, but I’ve never understood hunting. Then again, I’m a hypocrite I guess – if I was truly against the killing of animals, then I should be a vegetarian, but I’m not.
Explain how it should be considered some kind of cool feat, the fact that you’ve gunned down a bear in the wildnerness. Like we’re supposed to say: “Way to go, Mike! Way to get that bear in your scope and pull the trigger!”
What’s so sporting about that?
If you want a fair fight, take the gun away from Leach and have him go man-to-man or man-to-bear, and let’s see how that comes out. Or give the damn bear a gun so he can shoot back.
I know I’m taking this too far, way too far, but what the hell, it’s my website, and journalistic standards that I tried to adhere to at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer don’t apply here.
On some levels, I thought it was interesting that our new coach was going on a bear hunt when I first heard about it. But then when he posted the picture with his conquest, it just rubbed me the wrong way.
Then when he tweeted that the guide said it was one of the biggest bears he’d ever seen anyone gun down, well, what are we supposed to say?
“Wow, Mike, how cool is that that you killed a 7-foot, 350-pound bear in cold blood? Congratulations! Go Cougs!”
Leach went on the hunt with former Cal QB Mike Pawlawski, who’s involved with the Outdoor Channel. Maybe the Leach bear hunt will be on a show at some point. Can’t wait for that.
What I am excited about is this – Chris in Sumner tweeted that it’s 99 days until the Mike Leach Era begins in Pullman with a Thursday night game at BYU.