Arkansas AD Jeff Long to Bert: "You've Made Being Around Football Fun Again"

By DJ Byrnes on August 22, 2014 at 2:33p

Bert Bielema's Arkansas tenure started off like a dream: 3-0. 

But then a trip to mighty Rutgers, in which Arkansas lost, 28-24, tombstoned the Razorbacks' season almost on the spot.

Arkansas went 0-8 against SEC competition for the first time in the school's history. Alabama punked them 52-0. Hatin' Ass Spurrier and South Carolina clowned them 52-7.

Their offense finished the season ranked 100; their defense finished 73rd.

It was an unmitigated disaster, by almost any metric.

It was also apparently some sort of improvement to whatever state Arkansas' program was in before Bert Bielema came home to the Ozarks:

What sort of dark magic is Bert Bielema harvesting down there in Fayetteville? Whatever it is, it's got a death-grip on ol' Jeff Long. 

Source: @NWARobbie


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Must be all that Pig-Sooie

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

Hovenaut's picture

Of course.

The jokes are on him.

Earle's picture

It had been a long time since they'd had a live mascot.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

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robobuck's picture

You win

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Yeti's have feelings too.

BeatTTUN's picture


Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

AndyVance's picture

Apparently in Arkansas, fun =/= winning.

Also, these kind of goofball comments do not make me feel warm and fuzzy about you being chairman of the CFB Playoff Committee, Mr. Long... 

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The Urban Legend's picture

Hate to be that guy but he spelled Bert wrong in his tweet...

The Legend continues

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CALPOPPY's picture



I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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Kurt's picture

Jeff Long, College Football Playoff Committee Member.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Well they did go through the Petrino shaggin' wagon motorcycle wreck with much younger blonde athletic department worker and endured a season of John L. "I slap myself and yo Mama" Smith running the show, so maybe having Bielema and sucking is an upgrade? 

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Bolt's picture

What in the world could be more fun than John L. Smith?!

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SAK's picture

This must be the AD: Squeal!

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Knarcisi's picture

Yeah, what's more fun than 9 loss seasons?

What Would Troy Smith Do's picture

It's the same dark magic that landed him the hot wife.  Okay, I suppose that was probably the high profile gig and the money but probably some dark magic too.

robobuck's picture

I'm happy for the Bielmas and for Arkansas. I'm not happy that our vacated win against an SEC team had to be them. I'm hoping Bert wins all the games because that would deflate the SEC balloon pretty quickly if not for #espnthenarrative

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

When Bert decides to retire from football, he's got a multi-million dollar book/speaking gig waiting for him:

Do you want to eat like a slob and still bang hot women?

Do you want to suck at your job but keep getting raises and new opportunities?

Do you want to act like a jackass but still have your employer love you?

Do you want to get through life on blind luck and Barry Alvarez's someone else's good will?

Then reserve your spot today for Bert Bielema's "Life Can Kiss My Fat Ass" world speaking tour.

Yeti's have feelings too.

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zacisone's picture

~~Arkansas AD Jeff Long got choked up at football kickoff luncheon while thanking Bret Bielema: "You've made being around football fun again."

I bet he meant FUNNY, instead of Fun?? Way to go Bart!