I wish that my work contract *required* me to make excuses for the folks that depend on me. Actually, that would probably breed mediocrity, so I don't *really want it. But it would be nice to have in the back pocket I suppose. Here's a list of some of the bizarre requirements contained within Anderson's contract with Mizzou:
_"maintain a mature and rational attitude, keep emotions in control and downplay defeats";
_"establish and maintain a frequent and systematic program of personal communication with the university's administration, faculty, staff and student body";
_make a minimum of 30 public appearances at booster lunches, alumni dinners and similar community events.
Whose standards are we using to define "mature and rational?"