This is beautiful.
America Needs Fran
Barta frown will haunt my dreams.
"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull." - W.C. Fields
I never suspected that his snaggle-tooth grin would be so scary if flipped upside down.
Fran frown terrifies me more. It's like a steam shovel of an underbite
In this Athletic Department, 100% believable account of what actually transpired.
I didn't break my leg for no shit. -Drake Kulick
You forgot to add the detail where Barta actually didn't call Fran for a one-on-one, but instead simply included him on a fundraising conference call to deliver the news, and then made sure to delete his entire inbox before shutting down his comp for the evening, just for "due diligence."
A magical night in Cleveland.
and of course nothing was ever documented so the episode never really existed...
I'm just amazed Barta didn't manage to work some sort of branding into the suspension. The Kum & GO 2 Game Suspension sponsored by Pancheros just rolls right off the tongue
Just another garbage commenter spreading my *sshole all over the internet.
Love Fran's smile there. It needs its own word. How does Snirk sound? Half sneer, half smirk.
Formerly no one but currently someone - this has not been approved by Facebook.
Outstanding! Still laughing at this! Bonus points for using Edie McClurg's photo.
Cussin' the Hawks since 1971!
The latest news about her is pretty sad, but that woman is a national treasure.
CAUTION: May go on prolonged rants about Gary Barta and Bruce Harreld without warning.
My favorite part is maybe the phone's apprehensive "frown" after hearing where Jamie's been told to put it.
About the only thing I like about Barta is what he does and says in these fake prank calls on GIA
Waiting for the next time Michigan comes to visit
I certainly hope that when the UI hires a new AD, that they have each candidate display their prank calling prowess during the interview phase.
After spending years being bullied by the big ten, I decided to become the bully and go after Iowa basketball players. I also have no concept of what is real and what is fantasy, as demonstrated by my belief that I could coach.
With your bad knee sense of humor, Jaimie, you shouldn't be riding anything.
Every day after work she thinks about her boss and says, "Mm-mm-mm. What a little asshole!"
Nice subtle "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" reference.
Ring ding dong, ring a ding ding ding dong.
Keep their heads ringin'.
I never wanted to Fire Ferentz. Good bye and good luck, Gary.
I would love to see frowning Fran eat corn on the cob
I've missed these so damn much.
America, you're looking good: handsome, free and tall
I've been waiting YEARS for upside-down Barta to resurface.
Fran and phone? Icing on the cake.