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  1. IUCrazy2

    Swearing is breaking the rules

    They were worried about crowd incitement I think. I believe there was something specific that happened but cannot remember what it was.
  2. IUCrazy2

    Purdue post game

    Dude, can you just disappear for a few days. Your intentions may be to talk basketball but I don't really give a fig about how Haarms was treated. From where I sit he was playing dirty and chippy for most of the game and the crowd reacted to that. Your team won, why don't you give your salt rubbing a break for a few days.
  3. IUCrazy2

    Swearing is breaking the rules

    Doesn't the Big Ten have a rule now about coaches not being able to address the crowds? Thought that was implemented in the late 90's. The regular PA guy (still Chuck Crabb?--for some reason I am thinking he retired) can get on and tell them to stop but the coaches cannot.
  4. No need to apologize, quite a few of us are right there with you.
  5. IUCrazy2

    Purdue post game

    He is just marketing himself for his next job.
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    Purdue post game

    You and me both...I just miss his game planning in general. I have said it before but this year has been so deflating. On the rare occasions that I actually see a game (like tonight) I just end up pissed off. IU basketball has become like a verbally abusive girlfriend, you love her based on the good times you had but spending time with her now just makes you miserable. You know you should break up or take a break but you keep hanging around hoping to catch that magic again. I know that sports and IU basketball is a really insignificant thing in the scheme of things, so take that in this context, but I hate Myles Brand and all the idiots who have followed him for what they have done to this program. It is not even enjoyable, yet my stupid (expletive deleted) keeps showing up to get kicked in the balls every year thinking, "this is it, we should finally be moving in the right direction". What an idiot I am.
  7. IUCrazy2

    Purdue post game

    This game...ugh. It was nice to see some effort, a little more of that the past 10 or 11 games and we possibly would not be in this incredible hole that we are in. So that was "good". But we just lost to %$#@$% Purdue for like the 5th %$$-%^ time in a row, we lose on a tip in by a guy that had 4 %$##% fouls for the last 5 minutes of the game and we did nothing to try and foul him out. We once again did not play Deron Davis late in the game...a guy who may have been able to hold Haarms off on that rebound and who was one of our better offensive options in the game. And we lost holding our opponent to 48 points. The offensive prowess of this team is abysmal. So yay I guess for what should be the minimum requirement, they played tonight like they actually gave a crap, but my God this season just needs to end. I still want wholesale changes in the offseason w.r.t. scholarship players.
  8. IUCrazy2

    Swearing is breaking the rules

    I want to hit Haarms in his mother trucking face. Is that kosher?
  9. IUCrazy2

    Sean McNeil (JuCo)

    Probably be a solid pickup. We do not need a homerun right now, but a solid single would help. I think the guys we had this year were a single. Another single gets us in scoring position, 20 wins is the goal next year. Then with those baserunners on, you bring up the 3 and 4 spot hitter. 2020 and 2021 are where you look to hit the homeruns. You just have to have some singles to start w.r.t. recruiting. We got that. Brooks would be nice but I really just need somebody with some talent who can come in and act like they give a crap about losing. 20 wins in 2019-2020. Get whatever you can get to reach that goal.
  10. IUCrazy2

    Minnesota Postgame Thread

    Top 4 and a second round tournament would exceed my expectations for next year. That would he a resounding success given this year. Miller pulls that off and I will happily shut up and see what he can do over the following few years. My expectation for the first 4 years or so is continuous improvement and bulding toward regular tournament appearances. Then I expect to see us actually start advancing deep into the tournament. I am not someone who is expecting a Final Four every year but I absolutely do expect to be in the tournament 90+% of the time.
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    Minnesota Postgame Thread

    Yes, we have all heard of those last guys...and everyone that brings them up overlooks the hundreds of counter examples to that small handful of guys...most of whom saw gradual improvement over the time they were building their program as opposed to an absolute collapse in the middle of their rebuild. Based on the majority of your examples we should see massive improvement next year, no? Usually those guys take off in year 3. I will give my expectation for next year, 20 wins and some semblance that the team knows what the heck they are doing out there on the floor. What is yours? Where do you think we should be?
  12. IUCrazy2

    Minnesota Postgame Thread

    Just that he forced Miller to keep kids in the program.
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    Minnesota Postgame Thread

    And to be clear, I am not saying to fire Miller this offseason, but I am saying that there should be a drastic improvement next year before he should be given a chance at a 4th year. Also, if the rumors about Glass are true about tying Miller's hands, I want him fired ASAP. And if it comes out that is true, I wanted IU's policies changed and I might be willing to give some more slack. But after this year, I need to see some explanations beyond "we had bad kids". Because if we had "bad kids" they should not have been playing.
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    Minnesota Postgame Thread

    North Carolina, fired Matt Doherty after 3 years. Replaced him with Roy William's and won I believe 2 National Championships since then. Kentucky, fired Billy Gillespie after 2 years and hired Calipari. Have been a fixture late into the NCAA tournament since then and have a National Title as well. Tennessee got Cuonzo Martin to resign after year 3 and canned Tyndall after one, then hired Barnes. He won 26 games in year 3 and has had them in the Top 5 for a significant portion of this year. There is a current example of not waiting and 2 examples of programs that at one time we were peers of who did not wait and it paid off in Championships.
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    Minnesota Postgame Thread

    The outcome of the game should not ruin your day but IU has a big problem on their hands when people do not care to watch or attend no matter the outcome. See Indiana Football and how lack of interest in that sport, because of historical results, hurts the entire athletic department when compared to the rest of the Big Ten. I have said this and others have before as well, without the extreme loyalty this fanbase has shown to this program the past 20 years, we are on par with Iowa. Shorten that timeframe up a bit more and we are on par with Northwestern and Penn State. You like to blame the fans for the state of the program quite a bit on this forum and the other, my question to you Scott is, what kind of players and coaches do you think Indiana is pulling in without the fans? What kind of media attention do we get? What kind of games do we get in the Big Ten/ACC challenge? The games that get eyeballs and ratings or the games against Georgia Tech that nobody but the biggest Hoops fans and the fans of those two programs are watching? I think most of us realize this is just entertainment, so when you narrow the conversation down and leave it only in that context, we are a TV program that had a strong run and now the writing and acting have fallen off a cliff. People are starting to turn to other programs and other entertainment. If you are a fan of the show and think there is more story to tell, do you want the writing to pick up ASAP or do you wait 2, 3, 4 more seasons to figure out if the current writers can hack it? Will you even have a program if you wait that long? In basketball context, we are on the verge of the longterm program being cancelled and having to start over with a pilot to see if we can get anyone's attention. The IU football program has been running pilots for almost 100 years with 1 programs that hit paydirt for a year and another that was pretty solid for about 8. It has been struggling to get viewers ever since. Patience is not always a virtue in these types of situations. Patience has not helped the football team as fans (what are left) have been patient their entire lives and that is for anyone alive today. They have NEVER had a consistently good program. Patience did not work out with Davis and it did not work out with Crean either. Meanwhile, programs that have shown to not be patient, are reaping the benefits. We are resting on the fact that we had a pretty good "writer" for our program 20+ years ago. Reruns only hold attention for so long.
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