Who Made The SportsBusiness Journal Athletic Directors Of The Year List?

Sports Business Journal named its candidates for Athletic Director of the Year and one of the candidates was Washington athletic director Scott Woodward. For hiring Chris Petersen, no doubt. Pat Haden did not make the list. The Andy Enfield hiring didn’t push him on to the list?

Mike Alden, University of Missouri

Greg Byrne, University of Arizona

Judy Rose, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Kevin White, Duke University

Scott Woodward, University of Washington



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  • WEB_Dupree

    Wolf, you forgot to mention how Haden loves French cheeses, French wines, and French cinema, while Petersen is a rougher fellow who enjoys Velveeta, Bud, and the WWE.

    Or how Haden couldn’t picture dragging Petersen around the country club circuit to raise money, knowing that Petersen would just be wishing that he was at a monster truck show.

    Or how, when attending the Westminster dog show, Haden always roots for the graceful Italian greyhound, whereas Petersen, when he attends bare-knuckle brawls, always roots for “the little feller.”

    • Larry Harris

      I just caught a glimpse of Pat Haden as he was entering a very posh French restrauant in Manhattan Beach…Jacque en zee box. I attempted to get closer so I could thank him for keeping Coach Kevin O even after his drunk altercation with an Arizona fan…not to mention his outstanding rapport with his players and assistant coaches, but alas, his entaurage blocked the way.

      • WEB_Dupree

        No surprise there. Haden probably spent all day drinking cognac and conjugating Latin verbs on the yacht of some rich celebrity, while Petersen was alone in the North Woods freeing animals from inhumane steel jaw leg-traps and rescuing lost hikers.

    • Toejam For Life

      To put it more succinctly, Washington likes winners and Southern Cal likes Sarkiffen!

    • Toejam For Life

      To put it more succinctly, Washington likes winners and Southern Cal likes Sarkiffen!

      • WEB_Dupree

        No, Haden likes winners who win the right way, holding the fork in the left hand, pinning the piece of meat to the plate, while the right hand works the knife, and then transferring the fork to the right hand to spear the bite and eat it, before returning the fork to the left hand and repeating the process.

        Meanwhile, Petersen eats with his hands or, occasionally, a small sharp stick, but will take food from his own plate to help the homeless.

        • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

          excellent compare and contrast….so i take it you agree with the premise that Hadden jettisoned the Agin’ Cajun first chance he got based on the same principle: he just pictured Coach O sticking his petite little china cup–and his whole hand– into the punch bowl at some ritzy fundraising gala…and then making obscene slurping noises as he quaffed cup after cup.

          • WESTWOOD ROB

            If Haden couldn’t picture mountain man Petersen accompanying him when making the rounds at the country clubs, boating societies, debutante balls, charity auctions, polo matches, fox hunts, and secret “Eyes Wide Shut”-style perverted gatherings that are the daily grind for university presidents these days, what chance did Coach O have?

            Things have been quiet on the Coach O front lately. Too quiet. I suspect that Haden has kidnapped Ed O and forced him to fight for his life in one-on-one pit fights at a secret location in Pasadena, where callous rich white men smoke Cuban cigars and wager on the lives of ferocious brutes locked in deadly bloodsport.

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            ThaiMex enters those matches to unwind after a tough day. Sometimes he competes with one hand tied behind his back to make it interesting.

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            I thought he didn’t live anywhere near Pasadena

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            He doesn’t … He just goes there to blow off steam.

            Thai practices style of the Drunk Chimpanzee Kung fu.

            This fighting style creates such mayhem, it is outlawed in most countries.

  • john wolcott

    Geez, I know the Ugly Bucket does not have an ounce of mercy in his soul, but you other guys?– Just maybe Haden was busy dustihg off his player of the game award for the comeback victory over Ohio Stare in the 1975 Rose Bowl which won the National Championship for the Trojans

    And I bet he believes the Andy and Sark hires will work out

  • john wolcott

    “dustihg” and “stare” are “wolfisms”

  • B.Miller

    But he did hire Cynthia Cooper..