Thursday, September 9, 2010

Derek Dooley takes his team's hygiene seriously. The internet? Not so much.

Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley was a little alarmed with the number of staph infections his players (notably defensive tackle Minor Bowens) were getting. For him, apparently even one was too much. So what does His Hairness do? He sat his team down and had a little talk about proper hygiene.

"We had, I told them, the worst shower discipline of any team I've ever been around. So we talked a little bit about application of soap to the rag and making sure you hit all your body. You know, you can neglect it trying to cut corners, and it shows in how you practice and elsewhere. I'm hoping we show some improvement in that."

Dooley's big mistake during all of this? Apparently talking to the media about it. The video of it's here. Naturally, there are those on the internet who think this is all funny. Namely EBSBS, who honored the speech by posting "The Aggie Dance" sequence from The Best Little W***ehouse in Texas. (Warning: Potential Freudian scaring possible with clip.)
But Staph infections are nothing to laugh about. (Unless you're making a joke about Creed's Scott Stapp, but that's never here nor there.) It's a flesh-eating infection, dangit! Remember that spot of staph infection on Matt Hammil's back?

Think that was bad? MMA fighter Cole Escovedo was paralyzed from the waist down due to a staph infection. And be lucky the list of "The Top Ten Staph Infections in MMA History" seems to be no longer anywhere on the web, because I would so link to it to teach y'all a lesson that would make Derek Dooley's (and the Vols') hair explode.

(via  WRCB)

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