I hate to be an I told you so, but...
I love this news
Except I’m going to hate hearing strap on manage to take credit for this is his weekly blog.
The Guerrerophiles will spin this too
and try to give him credit for this. The Chianti himself will write about it in his blog and take credit.
He'll say something vague like "We've been working on this for a long time"
Well, right on cue...in this week's
blog newsletter, Word From Westwood, here is what Dan had to say:
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and I have been in discussions about the possibility of this tour for more than a year, and, as a result, we were able to execute it with the help of the Pac-12 Conference.
So predictible, Dan. So pathetic, Dan.
Sorry I wasn't more specific about exactly how long a time Chianti had been working on this. I'm sure Commissioner Scott will be pleased to know that Dan and Block were able to "execute" this tour. Oh, and with help from his office, of course.
Never mind that Chianti desperately injects both himself, and even more laughably, our ever-so-interested-in-athletics Chancellor into the conversation. Still, Larry Scott and Ben Howland both managed to speak to the whole China tour, U.C.L.A. Basketball, the importance of our brand, and the Pacific 12 Conference, yet neither Scott nor Howland ever mentioned the name Dan Guerrero. Not once.
Notice that Chianti was mentioned exactly NOWHERE in the article
Not by Scott. Not by Howland.
That’s not by accident.