Funny thing — while I was writing the previous post about the Brick Dick game, I was looking at stats from the 2011 encounter with the Emus when Drew Astorino’s name popped up. He was one of the team captains, but I remembered his off-field incidents, too. So, this morning, out of the blue, Sanguinarian and fellow Scorpio Joe sent me a BSD story about guess who? Yeah, that same Drew Astorino — gone but not forgotten — extensively quoted about some controversial team dynamics a couple of years ago.
The primary bad boy in the “tell-all” interview by Nikki Bowser: Jay Paterno.
The primary incident: Astorino yelling at Jay through the headset, “Get that motherfucker out of this game right now!”
The MF in question: Rob Bolden.
Bolden had been a special project of Joe and Jay, starting as a freshman and being bolstered at every step of the way in his battle for the starting position with Matt McGloin, now an NFL backup. The team felt it could win with McGloin and they were continually pissed off by the coaching decision to start Bolden. This incident was the culmination of that erupting frustration.
It almost provoked a physical fight, according to Astorino.
Read the story in Black Shoes Diary.