I'm not much of a 'Monday morning QB', which involves looking at the past and claiming you knew how to do something better. And I'm not criticizing Barta's decision to open up when and how he likes -- you can make endless arguments one way or the other for any number of scenarios. I was commenting specifically on the athletic dept's inconsistent season ticket policy and their inability to even inform their staff of last-minute policy changes in a timely way -- none of which is rocket science or particularly complex. My point is, while Barta undoubtedly has strengths, administration and communication have historically been proven to be his weaknesses -- and I don't know anyone who would even debate that. Trust him with my health and life? Not a chance.Fine. Laugh. If you have the balls to take responsibility for decisions made by Barta and the large number of people around him, I will be more than happy to listen to you. Until then, you are just another of the population who loves to Monday morning QB.
The second guessing and criticism of the athletic department’s decisions will occur. When you look at the length alone of this transcript, consider the institutional risk/reward considerations, the vast number of unknowns, the purely human elements, the pressures from a huge number of sources, political, medical, social, monetary, and beyond, the blame game will have a field day.
I hope most of us will be smart enough to place their trust in those who know a hell of a lot more than we do. Yeah, I know. Probably a pipe dream on my part. But to mix a metaphor, I will continue to joust with windmills on this one.