Re: How Can These Things Be?
posted at 3/15/2011 9:00 AM EDT
In Response to Re: How Can These Things Be?
[QUOTE]Mo, Stevie Wonder won 20 on the backs of Coach Skinner's players (though he was too insecure to mention that), nearly all of whom will be gone next season. His 2 recruits were wastes: one wound up not playing the last third of the year; the other shows little promise. So, he'll have to ride Reggie and the next class of marginal recruits he brings in. His biggest contribution was the Albany kid from the Plex, who hit an occasional jumper. The rest? Nice kids, who should be playing intramurals. His strategy, as Bob Ryan points out in his column today, was the three - a foolish reliance by any norm What y'all fail to grasp, apparently, is the big picture in football and hoops (hockey is a pleasant exception, and, happily, is not part of the mindless move to the ACC). In the two prime media sports, The Institute is sinking into near-permanent fourth-ratehood, while the unthinking lap dogs delude themselves into thinking it still has major status. Big time coaches have no interest in coming here; neither do talented children of alumni jocks; we can't get top-tier athletes. Hard as it may be to swallow, even ND hoops has left us in the dust. Georgetown and Nova did that long ago. And if they make a smart hire, the Friars down the road might just do the same in a few short years. And on the gridiron, we continue to flounder with unimpressive records, and are relegated to meaningless bowls. Spaz is a fine man and solid coach, but his hands are tied by the inability of The Institute to draw A-list players. Why did Tom O'Brien bail for an in-conference opponent? Why did Jags interview with the Jets? Simple. They both wanted out of the corrosive atmosphere here, which is skillfully hidden from the public. Despite all this, the "faithful" continue to succumb, dutifully paying rocketing prices as the product continues to plummet. Ah, the value of delusion to those in charge. The ONLY chance to right this ship is to replace The Gang of Two. Period. THAT would be Change We Can Believe In. Meanwhile, y'all eagerly gear up for our latest epic battle - in an NIT game at Lake Charles, Louisiana tomorrow night against - are you ready for this? - McNeese State. WHO'S GOT IT BETTER THAN US?
Posted by Longputter[/QUOTE]
First off all, well done on once again avoiding the question of if the program is dead under Steve's 20 wins, it must have been already dead under Al's losing seasons.
My issue with you, among many, is you take one single incident and try and use it as evidence for some grander conclusion.
You: Steve's only recruits did nothing.
Reality: He hasn't had a full recruiting class yet.
You: Our alum don't want their kids to play here.
Reality: The kid is good enough to PLAY AT DUKE!!
You: Tom OB wanted so badly out of here he went in conference
REality: He wanted to move closer to his home in the mid Atlantic
You: Jags interviewed with the Jets because it was so bad here
Reality: He wanted out of college and into the pros
You: BC football is doomed
Reality: We will see, but playing over 20 Fresh and Sophmores on a competitive team seems to me they are in line to have good season not to mention they had a top 35 recruiting class.
I am NOT saying that football or hoops are going to be #1 anytime soon, but when have they ever. At BC they strive to graduate 90%+ and be competitive in their conference. There is no reason why that won't continue.
You on the other hand take a small act or point and blow it up to mean the doom of BC or why the gand of two are evil doers. You are a sensationalist, plain and simple. No one believes your garbage. You are the only one who makes outlandish points and tries to argue them till our eyes bleed. everyone else is pretty basic saying "i liked what steve did this season, i'll wait to fully judge until he gets a couple more under his belt" You say "he lost to yale and harvard and can only recruit from the plex, he's terrible, no good, and is going to hell..."
My conclusion. Continue to spew your garbage. It's entertaining. No one take you seriously. Really dude, you are this board's Charlie Sheen. We enjoy to watch you flounder as you make an total a** out of yourself.
So continue away, talk like you are from the 1800s, take small tiny points to prove grander one's, and we will continue to sit here and enjoy the entertainment.
Keep on truckin Charlie Sheen!