Somebody Tell Jerry Kill to Shut Up

Minnesota Gophers head coach Jerry Kills resigns (Elizabeth Flores / TNS)

Jerry Kill, now the Athletic Director at Southern Illinois, had some things to say about PJ Fleck when handed a microphone and a platform Tuesday afternoon.

What’s bugging you, Jerry?

Jerry HATES us cause he AIN’T us.

Clearly, Jerry Kill’s diet since leaving the University of Minnesota consists of nothing but peanut butter and JELLY sandwiches and his physical activity includes a lot of putting KY JELLY all over his dick on a morning and nightly basis. Jerry made a fool of himself yesterday on national radio and I hope he feels like an idiot today.

This guy is so blinded by his envy and jealousy that he can’t see the real message behind PJ Fleck’s loud personality and inordinate amount of sayings. Make fun of him all you want, PJ Fleck uses his messages and his means to do good things on and off of the football field. He’s dealt with heartaches that we can only imagine in the worst of our worst nightmares. Yet, he came out the other side of those life-altering controversies to be the most positive person that most people come across.

To get serious for a hot second.

He’s positively affected lives all over the state and country. Row the Boat isn’t about being loud and obnoxious. It’s about always rowing, no matter what life throws at you. Because, at the end of the day, what other choice do you have? What’s behind you can’t be changed and you can’t see what’s next. So row.

That’s a powerful message that many people have taken to heart. And, if anyone should understand overcoming adversity, it’s Jerry Kill.

Ok, Jerry.

Kill thinks PJ is talking about changing the culture of Jerry’s program. He doesn’t realize that he’s not that fucking important. The culture that Fleck is trying to fix goes way beyond Jerry Kill. It goes back generations, at this point. It is embedded deep in the minds of Minnesota sports fans and especially Gopher Football culture everywhere.

PJ Fleck wants to rid us of the “we can’t win in Minnesota” culture. Too often, we hear “well, what do you expect? This is Minnesota. Nobody wants to come here” or “Minnesota Gopher Football will never be good again.”… and on and on and on and on and on. We’ve all heard it.

I’ll be honest. I still have a hard time forcing my imagination to go to a place where confetti is falling on the Minnesota Gophers after a Rose Bowl victory, let alone a National Championship. I still can’t fathom that in my petite-sized brain.

But that’s why we needed (and still need) someone like PJ Fleck. He believes it. He believes in Minnesota, he believes in himself and he believes in his culture.

PJ Fleck is our Moses. We need him to lead us to the promised-land.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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