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Karl Malone rants after La. Tech turns down bowl bid

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  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Dec. 6, 2012 6:02 p.m.

    @Howard Beal

    Stockton wasn't the attention getter. He had his flaws but wanted privacy. Some respect that and find it refreshing. I have heard the surly stories, but Karl Malone has displayed his with brashness. Stockton is faithful to his wife unlike you know who.

    When Stockton announced his playing days were done, instead of letting John have his moment, Karl made a circus about himself, and how John should have told him first. Karl is the one with endless opinions that are nothing more than illusions of grandeur. He wants to be everybody's hero all the time. He bad mouths people who don't worship him and is a narcissist.

    Karl flopped and chocked in the clutch. John did not. In fact even though Malone was the scorer, John made all the biggest shots in Jazz history. Think about it. He staved off elimination in Sacramento with a buzzer beater down one to win. The Jazz won the series the next game. Of course we have 'THE SHOT' in Houston sending the Jazz to the finals. Stock scored 13 points in the last 3 minutes of that game. Malone chocked 3 Finals games vs. Chicago. Think missed free throws.

  • Apache Draper, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    Bruce Van De Velde is a fool.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Dec. 5, 2012 12:58 a.m.

    it would be nice if Karl was the strength and conditioning coach for the Jazz...

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Dec. 4, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    Karl has the pull, he should immediately organize a January 1st bowl game for the Bulldogs! But who could he invite to play against them? The Utes would be available with an NCAA waiver as well.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Dec. 4, 2012 8:43 a.m.

    A real mans man doesn't tweet....

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Dec. 4, 2012 6:11 a.m.

    @BigAlvin of Colorado Springs: the AD admitted that he missed a deadline and should have responded. He waited too long. I really like Karl Malone for sticking up for Coach Sloan even if the coach didn't want him to. I also do not understand why Karl is treated so badly.

  • ATiredDude Sandy, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 9:21 p.m.

    After all that Karl Malone have did for them, they do a 360 on him?

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Dec. 3, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    You gotta know when to hold, and know when to fold 'em.

    Too bad there isn't malpractice insurance for coaches and ADs. Then all the malcontents could have their day in court. Only, I'd make sure there was a stipulation of "loser pays."

    That MIGHT, just might, quiet the arm-chair quarterbacks who are positive they know how to do it right. After someone else did it wrong that is.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2012 3:13 p.m.

    Any AD who is so incompetent as to cost his team a bowl has no business being an AD.

  • goldcollar Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 3:04 p.m.

    The Hall of Famer and astute businessman has every right to comment this time (he always has a right even when he's wrong) but is actually qualified and distinguished alum. I would've watched the two Louisiana schools shoot it out, that could have been one of the more entertaining games. Not giving an answer is the same as declining the AD dropped this one. La Tech should listen they could use some donations.
    K. Malone can come teach AJ anytime not sure why he would want to coach full time though it interferes with huntin.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 2:19 p.m.

    @CWEB...why in the world should some other team bow out just because LaTech dragged its feet and missed out on a bowl game?

    AD should be at least reprimanded by the University for costing it $$$. This is a shame for the team that had a good season. But then all of College Football is messed up. Bowl season is a chance for schools that had good years to play one more game. Bowls get to pick who plays in them. If the only bowl that wanted LaTech was this one then it's LaTech's fault for not taking it. Messier still is the fact that GaTech, had they won the other night, would have played in a BCS game with a 7-6 record. Instead they 'can't' be excluded from the bowl picture. NCAA should be reprimanded as well for giving GaTech a waiver to play despite a losing record. It's all messed up...and LaTech should have accepted a good bid that would have created a fun, competitive, rivalry game. Shame on all involved and condolences to the LaTech players.

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2012 1:51 p.m.

    Karl is absolutely correct on this - La Tech's AD is solely responsible for costing his team a bowl bid and should be fired.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 1:49 p.m.

    There are too many bowl games anyway. The number of bowls should be cut by a third.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 1:34 p.m.

    I never have truly understood the love affair Utahns have with John Stockton and the disdain many (not all of course) have for Karl Malone. I mean, I had season tickets for the Jazz and literally saw Stockton run through and hurdle over children and other fans wanting his autograph. He was often surly with fans and never quite understood that his salary was only made possible if the fans adored him and find professional basketball interesting. Meanwhile Malone opened up his hearts to the fans sometimes wearing his feelings on his sleeve. He got in some beefs with Larry but usually he was on the side of right. He, like Stockton, played hard and for reduced salaries they could have got somewhere else.

    I don't want to come across as a Stockton hater by any means. I loved how he played the game, rugged and tough and a team player and a great family man. But one (Malone) let us in to his world and the other kept us at arm's length and I just don't understand why people in Utah especially make fun of Malone who did so much for our community.

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    Can't blame Karl for being upset. His passion for his alma mater is understood and unusual in this day and age when most professional athletes don't give a hoot about their university stepping stone to the big leagues: unless of course it's someone like Reggie Bush wanting to return the Heisman.
    The fact that LaTech's AD waited and held out hope for a bigger bowl offering was valiant on his part but misguided. The offer never came and the Independence Bowl offered the inviation to another school. LaTech got shut out much to the dismay of their fans, who know their players, especially their seniors, earned the right to play in a bowl game. The real losers are the fans. Instead of getting to watch the #1 offense in the country they'll get to watch losing teams like Georgia Tech, who BYU beat, play in a bowl game.
    Karl's upset as a fan and so would you be to if your 9-3 football team got shut out from going to a bowl game.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Dec. 3, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    Karl can have all the opinions he wants. The media can print them all. They're just not important.

  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 12:41 p.m.

    Hey folks, is dead right on this one. The AD should be fired and someone else needs to take over. Haters dont like Karl because he speaks his mind and does so without apology. Maybe they hate the fact that Karl is a uber rich man and can now do what he wants.

    Not taking a bowl bid is a stupid thing to do. It hurts recuiting, revenu to he school and fan support. Firing the AD is the only soultion to this mess.

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 12:25 p.m.

    Same old, same old--Karl should engage his brain before his mouth or in this case his blog. Question? Does Karl blog as badly as he speaks? After all he doesn't have John to save him.

  • CWEB Orem, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    My beloved BYU Cougars should bow out, as they really don't deserve a bowl bid, and let this team take their place. Really. BYU. Do it. Do what is morally correct. Get out. Let these kids who actually earned a bowl bid go. Our wins are against very poor teams, and we would avoid the embarrassment of losing to San Diego...Unless...unless you are going to start James Lark, then, well, maybe then you should go. But if you are starting Riley Nelson, then bow out!!

  • FredEx Salt Lake, Ut
    Dec. 3, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    Are you forgetting that Karl Malone once thought he should run for governor of Utah? He believes we all hang on every word that proceedeth forth from his mouth. Indeed, some may, but I honestly go for years without even thinking of him (only to be jolted from my bliss by stories like this).

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Dec. 3, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    It's a shame that the WAC's #1 team is stuck playing in a $325K bowl game, while the #2 goes to a $1 million bowl, and the #3 was at one point unofficially slated for a $1.15 million one.

    And it's a shame that the #3 team thought they would have been too good for it, and wound up getting NOTHING!

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Dec. 3, 2012 10:26 a.m.

    @ Dunkenstein, that was a classic take. Right on there.

    @Anne26, no I don't get my feelings hurt easy and I do understand basketball. I also didn't get offended when Karl went to the Lakers. None of that bothers me or is applicable here. I just got tired of Karl Malone's act a long time ago. When he played he flopped, whined, and chocked in the clutch. Karl's lack of grammar and mental midget opinions are so old.

    These latest comments Karl made sound familiar. He said the same thing to the Jazz organization about calling him to run matters as he did his alma mater. Dunkenstein was right, Karl coaching anything other than little league would be a disaster.

  • BobKjar Humble, TX
    Dec. 3, 2012 10:15 a.m.

    Way to go Karl. There is no excuse for the poor management on the part of the La Tech AD.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    @ yarrlydarb. If you carefully read the story Karl can and did have his opinion and we are now having ours. You have it backwards!

  • Dr. Dunkenstein Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 8:29 a.m.

    Sure, Karl can have an opinion, and he is free to tweet his opinion. Shoot, he can even sing it from the rooftops if he wants; but if La. Tech takes him up on his offer, they're nuts. He is too much of a drama queen to be the AD for any Div. I school (and we won't even start on how big of a disaster it would be to have him coach anything at a higher level than little league).

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 7:48 a.m.

    Karl can't have an opinion? Posters here have their comments, and often not loving and sweet. Why can't Karl post his own feelings?

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 7:19 a.m.

    Run Forest Run. Oh I mean Karl. I mean his mouth.

  • Anne26 West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 7:16 a.m.

    Love, love Karl Malone. We were fortunate as fans to watch him play; both he and John Stockton. I simply don't understand the haters. I have to think they either don't understand basketball, or they are quick to get their feelings hurt.

  • BigAlvin COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
    Dec. 3, 2012 5:40 a.m.

    Karl is just being Karl. Time to update the story - La.Tech coaches claim they didn't turn down any bowl bids.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Dec. 3, 2012 5:38 a.m.

    Karl has important opinions? Since when?

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Dec. 2, 2012 10:50 p.m.

    Is Karl Malone some kind of celebrity or something?

  • Utah_State_Fan Logan, Utah
    Dec. 2, 2012 7:51 p.m.

    I feel bad for the seniors on the La Tech team.