So yesterday I made the observation that Texas has a real athletic director (Chris Del Conte) and USC has a former football player who doesn’t know what he is doing (Lynn Swann).
And I included an article from CBS Sports that has a quote from one of Del Conte’s associate athletic directors: “Listen to your fan base.. I feel like the Texas fan has felt very distant from their own program.”
Can you imagine Swann or a lieutenant making a similar comment?
Case in point: Swann will be in Virginia on Saturday for an autograph show, where he will charge a minimum $220 per autograph. That is more than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ($110) or Mike Tyson ($125) will charge at the same show.
Here are Swann’s conditions for signing: “Lynn Swann will only do HOF or SB MVP inscriptions. He will not sign personalizations or do Photo Op’s. He will not sign trading cards, Goal Line Art Cards, unlicensed Jerseys, or jersey numbers.”
No photos for $235? Does this sound like someone prepared to listen to his fan base?
Or someone who just lectures the fans?