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5 minutes ago, 5fouls said:

The establishment in question is not only in Sellersburg, but it is literally across the street from the school complex.  His hometown should support Trey regardless of his decision.  As hoosierfan34 said, imagine leaving school every afternoon and driving by that if the choice is not IU.  That's tough.

Since he is not from my home town I guess I don't see this as a problem.  Also if he picks Purdue I won't have any bad feelings towards him but I won't be following him either.

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1 minute ago, 5fouls said:

The establishment in question is not only in Sellersburg, but it is literally across the street from the school complex.  His hometown should support Trey regardless of his decision.  As hoosierfan34 said, imagine leaving school every afternoon and driving by that if the choice is not IU.  That's tough.

Just see things differently. Kid wants to walk onto any stage in life playing hoops at a Big 10 school.... a pizza joint is going to be the least of his concerns. Local support as you say or not. Shoot....McRoberts (Duke) and Hammons (Purdue) lived within a mile of my hood. You think I supported those kids when they left? Haha...

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Just now, IU Scott said:

Since he is not from my home town I guess I don't see this as a problem.  Also if he picks Purdue I won't have any I'll feelings towards him but I won't be following him either.

Okay.  Look at it this way.  Assume it's your son, grandson, or nephew and your neighbor across the street puts up a sign 'encouraging' him to make a life defining choice.  And, your son, grandson, or nephew knows that if he does not make the choice on the sign, he's going to disappoint and maybe even upset 50% or more of the people in the neighborhood.  It's not fair to the young man.

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1 minute ago, 5fouls said:

Okay.  Look at it this way.  Assume it's your son, grandson, or nephew and your neighbor across the street puts up a sign 'encouraging' him to make a life defining choice.  And, your son, grandson, or nephew knows that if he does not make the choice on the sign, he's going to disappoint and maybe even upset 50% or more of the people in the neighborhood.  It's not fair to the young man.

To that I would say welcome to life. No hard feelings to you just see things differently. Kid has a special gift and talent. Most likely he'll end up playing in the league wherever he goes....but I'm not going to apologize for IU fans being supportive (in whatever way) they seem fit. Won't apologize for that one bit. 

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2 minutes ago, 5fouls said:

Okay.  Look at it this way.  Assume it's your son, grandson, or nephew and your neighbor across the street puts up a sign 'encouraging' him to make a life defining choice.  And, your son, grandson, or nephew knows that if he does not make the choice on the sign, he's going to disappoint and maybe even upset 50% or more of the people in the neighborhood.  It's not fair to the young man.

If my son wanted to go to Purdue I would have a lot of trouble letting him go and would try to talk him out if it.  This is just part of the rivalry and Indiana kids probably have gone through this for years.  

Put it this way when I was in school and one of my teammates was going to play at Purdue I would have no problem telling him he was making a mistake.

 

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6 minutes ago, 5fouls said:

Okay.  Look at it this way.  Assume it's your son, grandson, or nephew and your neighbor across the street puts up a sign 'encouraging' him to make a life defining choice.  And, your son, grandson, or nephew knows that if he does not make the choice on the sign, he's going to disappoint and maybe even upset 50% or more of the people in the neighborhood.  It's not fair to the young man.

I look at it as a community embracing a maybe once in a life time player and they also just so happen to hope he goes to IU...it’s a process for the community as well as the player...if people didn’t take interest there would be pizza deals on the sign.

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6 minutes ago, HoosierJax said:

I look at it as a community embracing a maybe once in a life time player and they also just so happen to hope he goes to IU...it’s a process for the community as well as the player...if people didn’t take interest there would be pizza deals on the sign.

It is not like they will go to his house and destroy it if he chooses Purdue like community did in the movie All the Right Moves.  All this means is that they are IU fans and wants to see one of their own playing for IU.  It is not like the sign is saying anything bad about Purdue but wanting him to choose their school.

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24 minutes ago, 5fouls said:

Okay.  Look at it this way.  Assume it's your son, grandson, or nephew and your neighbor across the street puts up a sign 'encouraging' him to make a life defining choice.  And, your son, grandson, or nephew knows that if he does not make the choice on the sign, he's going to disappoint and maybe even upset 50% or more of the people in the neighborhood.  It's not fair to the young man.

I look at it this way.  If a player doesn't want the spotlight and attention of a decision than don't set a date your announcing.  Just tell the coach and be done with it.   If a sign makes a player uncomfortable than that's on him.

Go Hoosiers!!!

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36 minutes ago, Seeking6 said:

Just see things differently. Kid wants to walk onto any stage in life playing hoops at a Big 10 school.... a pizza joint is going to be the least of his concerns. Local support as you say or not. Shoot....McRoberts (Duke) and Hammons (Purdue) lived within a mile of my hood. You think I supported those kids when they left? Haha...

That’s really close to where I grew up lol

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33 minutes ago, IU Scott said:

If my son wanted to go to Purdue I would have a lot of trouble letting him go and would try to talk him out if it.  This is just part of the rivalry and Indiana kids probably have gone through this for years.  

Put it this way when I was in school and one of my teammates was going to play at Purdue I would have no problem telling him he was making a mistake.

 

I disagree with your first paragraph and I experienced it in high school with friends of mine who went to IU. I vividly remember being at my friend’s house (both parents are IU alums) in high school and they asked me where I was going to school.  When I told them Purdue, they couldn’t believe it. They were like, we told our son we’d pay his tuition at IU but if he went to Purdue, he’d be on his own. I almost started laughing. My parents are both IU alums and they wanted me to go where I wanted to go not where they wanted me to go. 
 

The rivalry is great but if my kids want to go to IU, I’ll support them in their decision. Will I become an IU fan? Highly doubtful but I wouldn’t actively try to persuade them to go to Purdue if it’s not the right fit. To each their own though. 

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14 minutes ago, Stlboiler23 said:

I disagree with your first paragraph and I experienced it in high school with friends of mine who went to IU. I vividly remember being at my friend’s house (both parents are IU alums) in high school and they asked me where I was going to school.  When I told them Purdue, they couldn’t believe it. They were like, we told our son we’d pay his tuition at IU but if he went to Purdue, he’d be on his own. I almost started laughing. My parents are both IU alums and they wanted me to go where I wanted to go not where they wanted me to go. 
 

The rivalry is great but if my kids want to go to IU, I’ll support them in their decision. Will I become an IU fan? Highly doubtful but I wouldn’t actively try to persuade them to go to Purdue if it’s not the right fit. To each their own though. 

I was talking about if he was good enough to play basketball and not just ad a student.  If my kids just wanted to attend school there I would not have a problem with that.  If they are students there that does not mean I have to be a Purdue basketball fan.

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3 hours ago, IU Scott said:

If my son wanted to go to Purdue I would have a lot of trouble letting him go and would try to talk him out if it.  This is just part of the rivalry and Indiana kids probably have gone through this for years.  

Put it this way when I was in school and one of my teammates was going to play at Purdue I would have no problem telling him he was making a mistake.

 

I wonder how many people from the Sellersburg/New Albany and Jeffersonville area actually hates Purdue?...I know people from up north feels different about them but I hate UK way more than Purdue....I only know a handful of purdue fans and only one person I graduated with went to school there

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11 minutes ago, dwtaylor1055 said:

Either this Rob Cassidy clown is the next Eric Bossi or Brian Snow or he's trying to bet his career earnings but his input gets around even on Sports illustrated.  

 

https://www.si.com/college/indiana/recruiting/crystal-ball-predictions-for-indiana-basketball-target-trey-kaufman

The fact that he ranks UNC ahead of Virginia is an indicator to me that he's not really plugged into this.  

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4 hours ago, JcityHoosier said:

I wonder how many people from the Sellersburg/New Albany and Jeffersonville area actually hates Purdue?...I know people from up north feels different about them but I hate UK way more than Purdue....I only know a handful of purdue fans and only one person I graduated with went to school there

Definitely different. My college friends from Corydon hate UK far more than Purdue. Trey Lyles remains their most hated recruit in last couple decades but the point still remains close. Don't choose IU and go to a rival? Yep...some blowback will happen.

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4 hours ago, JcityHoosier said:

I wonder how many people from the Sellersburg/New Albany and Jeffersonville area actually hates Purdue?...I know people from up north feels different about them but I hate UK way more than Purdue....I only know a handful of purdue fans and only one person I graduated with went to school there

I would say more than you think simply because that area has a lot of IU fans. You certainly have some UL and UK fans too, but a lot of IU fans....who are born and trained to hurt Purdue. Lol

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16 minutes ago, hoosierfan34 said:

I would say more than you think simply because that area has a lot of IU fans. You certainly have some UL and UK fans too, but a lot of IU fans....who are born and trained to hurt Purdue. Lol

See I wasn't. The 2nd Saturday in December was a much bigger deal than any conference game. 

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24 minutes ago, Seeking6 said:

Definitely different. My college friends from Corydon hate UK far more than Purdue. Trey Lyles remains their most hated recruit in last couple decades but the point still remains close. Don't choose IU and go to a rival? Yep...some blowback will happen.

I grew up in Charlestown(70's/80's).   Back then there were almost as many UK fans as IU fans there(lots of Kentucky transplants).  So that was always the big rivalry.  PU was just another game.  I can maybe think of one farm kid that occasionally wore a PU shirt and he could have cared less about basketball.  lol.  It wasn't until I came to Btown that I really felt and saw the PU rivalry.  Location really is key to a rivalry.  

Go Hoosiers!!!

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4 minutes ago, Indy1987 said:

I grew up in Charlestown(70's/80's).   Back then there were almost as many UK fans as IU fans there(lots of Kentucky transplants).  So that was always the big rivalry.  PU was just another game.  I can maybe think of one farm kid that occasionally wore a PU shirt and he could have cared less about basketball.  lol.  It wasn't until I came to Btown that I really felt and saw the PU rivalry.  Location really is key to a rivalry.  

Go Hoosiers!!!

Charlestown, huh?  Then you’d probably know my dad’s whole side of that family. 

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8 hours ago, IU Scott said:

If my son wanted to go to Purdue I would have a lot of trouble letting him go and would try to talk him out if it.  This is just part of the rivalry and Indiana kids probably have gone through this for years.  

I can see Scott limping up to the kitchen table wearing his IU gear and giving a "I don't have many years left" speech...😁

8 hours ago, IU Scott said:

Put it this way when I was in school and one of my teammates was going to play at Purdue I would have no problem telling him he was making a mistake.

I kinda went through something like this. I went to high school with Jerry Sichting. I remember Bob Knight visiting the old Glenn Curtis Memorial gym to watch him play. All the people in Martinsville I knew wanted him to go to IU. IU didn't offer though (I've heard Knight has said it was one of his biggest recruiting mistakes) and he went to Purdue.

I think everyone in Martinsville still rooted for him to do well. I did, except against IU. I remember the NIT final in 79 when IU was up by one and Purdue had the last shot. I was torn. I knew Jerry was going to get the ball. He did, and barely missed a corner jumper...

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