I’ll be brief with this story about UNC basketball coach Roy Williams, but let it be known that I think his lack of pop culture knowledge is arrogant, miserable, and extremely obnoxious.
Exhibit A: He doesn’t know who Dr. Phil is.
A reporter began a question about the rivalry by saying "I don't mean to be Dr. Phil-esque with this, but ..."
When the question ended Williams looked around the room and said, "Who's Dr.Phil?"
Exhibit B: He doesn’t know who ‘Kramer” is.
"When I was at
, they had a contest among the students I was supposed to help judge about who looked the most like this one guy. I turned to (guard) Jacque Vaughn and asked him for some help. He said 'You never heard of Kramer?' and told me who to vote for. Kansas
Exhibit C: He knows nothing of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (which I guess I actually applaud).
We were in a group talking one day and somebody mentioned the latest 'Lord of the Rings' movie. Coach was amazed they made a movie about that and we had to tell him it was the third film in the trilogy."
Please, please, and please.
I remember watching a Coca-Cola commercial Williams was in awhile back and thinking two things:
- He should have said, “I’m Roy Williams, and I approve this message.” at the end of the commercial.
- This guy is the biggest hilljack I know.
I think my observations were spot on. I’ll let you decide.