Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Bruce Pearl is surprisingly less hairy than we thought he'd be

That man there, that's Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl! And he's not wearing a shirt! And his chest has a V on it! And he's wearing a headband! And that's Bruce Pearl! And he appears to be leading a thunderous charge! And that other guy has an O painted on him! And that's Bruce Pearl!

See, Pearl, always enthusiastic about Volunteer sports, was at the Lady Vols' game against top-ranked Duke Monday. The Dukies won the game, 74-70, but we know you're not overly interested in women's basketball.

For some sick, literatury, Nathaniel Hawthornian kind of way, Pearl, with a giant letter on his chest, reminds us of Hester Prynne's adultery-committing ass from The Scarlet Letter. The big V on Pearl's chest is clearly for "Vagina." Clearly.

Pearl, going to a women's game? Vagina. Why else? Though we think the kid next to him has an O painted on himself as the middle letter of a sequence that spells out "Vols."

Though we kid here at The Big Picture, we think Pearl's gestures -- albeit a bit on the creepy, "I'm trying to nail a Tri-Delt tonight" kind of way -- are pretty cool. If we saw our beloved UW hoops coach Lorenzo Romar at a women's game all painted and shit, we'd be pretty juiced. Not that'd we'd be caught dead at a women's basketball game.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is amazing. If I were a highly recruited high school basketball player I would want to play for a coach that is so dedicated to winning that he would paint himself to cheer on the women!

NFL Adam said...

More college coaches should party with co-eds. Isn't that part of the perks?

Anonymous said...

That's true school spirit. Bruce Pearl just became one of my favorite D-I coaches.

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

oh man adam, how didn't i make a larry eustachy joke in this post?!?!?

insomniac said...

This was pretty cool by Pearl, but obviously not well thought out. What if Pat Summitt decides to return the favor when Tennessee hosts Florida in February? That would be horrific. I imagine everyone's eyes melting like in the last scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Anonymous said...

Please don't tell me you actually read The Scarlet Letter?

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

haha, twins. in high school they made us!!! AAGGHH!

Anonymous said...

Say what you want, this is marketing 101. He has been on ESPN more than ever.

Anonymous said...

Huuummmmm Sweet 16... guess the chest painted worked!

Matt Barker said...

Where's Larry Eustachy?

bri said...

I think bruce did a very nice job in think he looks sexy with or wihtouut the orange paint gooooooooooooooo vols !~

Anonymous said...

Bruce Pearl is THE MAN! GO VOLS ...

Anonymous said...

class!! Support is what it is all about. Bruce Pearl is a class act. We should find someone with this much pride and energy to coach the Football team,maybe they will start to win some games. Proud to have Pearl !