Posted By LambChop
– Coach Burbach on the Michael Berry Show
Corbett Middle School (Oregon) football coach Randall Burbach was fired earlier this week for hosting the awards banquet at Hooters.
Coach Burbach’s company (he has a real day job) is sponsoring the event which will take place despite his firing after refusing to move the event.
A parent complained that the venue was inappropriate for the youngsters. However it turns out the complaining parent was none other than the previous coach who was fired for the team’s record – 1 win in 3 years.
JP Soulagnet, the school’s AD justified his decision writing, “I spoke to many people over the weekend regarding the location of the event and time after time they looked at me in disbelief. I started the conversation off with posing a question. Outside of a bar, tavern, or strip club where would be the next worse place in the lines of restaurants to take a middle school football team to? Time after time the reply was Hooters.”
Burbach continued to defend his decision even after being fired.
“[I'm] not allowing myself to be bullied by a vocal minority, is the war I want to win,” he said, via KGW-TV in Portland. “You stand up for what you believe in. I believe this is a proper venue.”
This controversy is much ado about nothing. If you have a problem with a 12 –year- old going to restaurant with horrible food named after tits, then don’t send them. The fact that one side justifies the action pretending it’s a “family restaurant” is as equally ridiculous as the other side pretending it’s a whorehouse. It is just another mediocre place with one hook (boobs) that reflects the crassness of our society. What a shame a coach would pick this issue to make a “moral” stand and lose his coaching job – it’s trivial, not courageous.