WFAA Channel 8 sportscaster Dale Hansen can be a smug and egotistical blowhard at times, but I love it when he gets on his moral high horse and starts ripping into people. I’m not being facetious. I really do love it, whether I agree with him or not.
Last night, he gave Baylor University nine different kinds of hell for not dropping the axe on football coach Art Briles. The university is apparently reassigning its president, the morally icky Ken Starr, but hesitating to drop the bomb on Briles. To which Hansen says, “I like Art Briles, I always have. But he has failed the women at Baylor. He has failed the university. And you can’t win enough games to make up for that.”
Hansen has earned my ire more than one time in the past with his sports rants, but I applaud him this time. Keep giving them hell, Dale. We here at the Fort Worth Weekly do it all the time, but it’s expected of us. Your unplugged rants on TV aren’t expected, but they’re appreciated.
UPDATE on May 26, 2016: Looks like the axe is falling on Briles after all.