We may be counting down the days until 2014, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to place an entry into the “best of 2013.” On Monday night, SIU coach Barry Hinson made his case for the most epic rant of the year.
Following his team’s 73-65 loss to Murray State, Hinson had a meltdown for the ages in the post-game press conference. He talked about snipers, his wife being a better baller, and how his team is full of “mama’s boys.”
For what it’s worth, he made the country pay attention to Southern Illinois for a minute.
First, we bring you video of the rant.
Now, here are fan reactions from around Twitter to Hinson’s legendary presser.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) December 18, 2013
If it makes the SIU coach feel better, the vast majority of the world – like, almost everyone – doesn’t care at all about SIU basketball.
— DJ Gallo (@DJGalloEtc) December 18, 2013
Quality post game press conference for Barry Hinson after SIU’s loss to Murray State last night!
— Chris Birnbaum (@ChrisBirnbaum) December 18, 2013
— VandyExile (@VandyExile) December 18, 2013
The best part of the SIU coaches rant, on rebounding – “I’ve been telling my wife this for years, size doesn’t matter”
— Gregory Pasko (@G_regPasko) December 18, 2013
Well…at least #SIU basketball is getting some publicity? Gotta love Barry Hinson.
— Jeremy Fieber (@SalukiFieber) December 18, 2013
I reckon my Racers put a hurting on SIU. Heh.
— Ky Reds Gal (@KyRedsGal) December 18, 2013
I’m going to guess SIU basketball coach Barry Hinson’s wife was none too pleased when she heard his presser. Hilariousness.
— Jack Adams (@jacknfla) December 18, 2013
I hate that the word meltdown is being used with the SIU coach. I found it honest and funny.
— Bret Strelow (@bretstrelow) December 18, 2013
— Riley Alvarado⚾ (@RileyAlvarado) December 18, 2013
That SIU coach’s rant was one of the best ever
— Joseph Nikitas (@JNikitas13) December 18, 2013
This SIU coach’s press conference is legendary.
— Alex (@Run_Alex_run) December 18, 2013
SIU coach went nuts during the press conference.
— Coach Melton (@WayneMelton1) December 18, 2013
The SIU rant gets better when you realize that Murray's media set-up is in weight room and there are probably less than 10 people in there.
— Thomas Beisner (@thomasbeisner) December 18, 2013
We will continue to update as fan reactions come in.