"Any time that I can be out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you're going to see a smile on my face." - Dan Wheldon
"It's crazy how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make you so emotional. I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in less than 24 hours." - Alex Tagliani
Couldn't resist, could you?
The wheels have fallen off. Hartman, OG, and Morgan are too much to overcome. Too bad.
Despite the taunting I will still enjoy Butler's games (been cheering for them since I attended my first game in Hinkle around '74) and I'm actually enjoying watching Purdue this year. 'Course I liked Painter back when all of the PU fans wanted to run him out of town.
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Hey, move to a state that thinks basketball is an even bigger thing here than it is in Indiana, with the fan base for one school in particular some of the most obnoxious, entitled jackasses on the planet. (And it ain't Wichita State. )
Suddenly, allegiance to Bloomington or West Lafayette or Terre Haute or Muncie or Insert Your College Town Here aside, you root for EVERYONE from the great state of Indiana to succeed. If only for the chance to put these dweebs in their place.
Somewhere along the way I realized that win or lose I still have a beautiful wife, a daughter about to graduate from college and get married, a son who is in college, and a mortgage to pay.
When we win I'm a little happier and when we lose I have to listen to little children whose lives are somehow better when IU loses. No big deal either way.
Senior Night at Assembly Hall and the Hoosiers go on a 22-0 run to end the half with one hell of a half court three as time expired.
It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...
And still needed a couple answered prayers to beat Northwestern.
A W is a W!!
Collin Hartman's senior speech was great but this was the highlight:
Well now we know why Collin came to Indiana... Or at least had to leave Michigan.
To find a good woman.
BTW Midtown made me turn to it. It was a W but it was a Fugly W.
But an even fuglier L for Northwestern fans. So I'll take it.
Tom Crean being floated as possible replacement for Kim Anderson at Missouri.
(Channel 5 in KC misspelled it "Creen." )
I really hope he leaves voluntarily and leaves IU and its pathetic fans in the lurch.
At least at Mizzou he could start with the dumpster fire put out (almost).
I don't pay a lot of attention to Missouri sports because I'm still irritated they went to the #$@#$@# SEC, but what I've seen about the program he inherited, Anderson is getting a bum's rush. They should have at least let him finish his contract.
Mess with me and you mess with the whole trailer park.
That well could be true; I'm just going off of what I've read and seen. I kind of hope you're right. That way, if Mizzou hires Crean, and Crean makes them a top-20 program in two years, weeeeelllll... let's just say you don't know what you got 'til it's gone...
I take from that... The players aren't saying much about Crean.
But is the Hoosiernet blowing up? Have the villagers reached for their Pitchforks?
I've read there isn't much of a recruiting class coming to IU next season (comparatively) and even Crean is retained for next season, his seat will be white hot. Does he cut ties now and get out on his own terms and for a soft landing job like Mizzou? Won't happen unless IU has Alford in the bag, IMO. Some say Sean Miller, but I don't see it. Tony Bennett would make the most sense, but there is some sour grapes there.
The vocal IU fans are decidedly anti-Crean.
Alford won't come and mysteriously isn't wanted by those same fans.
Why would Miller come?
Again, if it weren't for sour grapes, then I'd say Tony Bennett makes the most sense.
And I just don't discount the regular season titles like you are so willing to do. He's won the B1G outright 2 of the last 4 years. He's regularly in the Sweet 16. He's a class act and we owe him a debt of gratitude for coming here when nobody else would even consider it. I'm not willing to trash him just because I feel its my birthright to go to Final Fours.
I'm recognize I'm in the minority but I'm okay with that. And until i hear a reasonable replacement I'm not impressed with the calls to fire him.
It wasn't very long ago that everybody wanted Thad Matta, Shaka Smart, and the guy from Florida Gulf Coast. How are those guys doing?
Did you see Mark Few's comments on why he would never come to IU?