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    I watched some of the game on the net. Looked...

    I watched some of the game on the net. Looked like they had about three hundred students, which is decent. And, maybe, a couple hundred other fans. The JS box score said over 1400. I guess the...
  2. Thread: Irony, defined

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    Jenny is a good person. I wish her luck in the...

    Jenny is a good person. I wish her luck in the future.
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    By mid-season they might need to give free hot...

    By mid-season they might need to give free hot dog vouchers to passing State Street vagabonds to get anyone in the door.

    Do the math on last season's total athletic department ticket revenue and...
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    Irony, defined

    “We want stability, but you don’t want to worry about that to the point that it compromises the quality of the person you hire,” Braun said. “Great people are going to get attracted away, and we need...
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    Is there anything obscure about it? It's pretty...

    Is there anything obscure about it? It's pretty clear the University administration has just washed its hands of athletics and said "don't bother us." What else could explain putting up with this?
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    No disinterested observer could look at what has...

    No disinterested observer could look at what has happened to our athletics program and not conclude that the University administration either doesn't truly care about it or is simply unable to...
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    The straight truth, unfortunately.

    The straight truth, unfortunately.
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    I got an e-mail yesterday inviting me to come...

    I got an e-mail yesterday inviting me to come meet the new coach at the dinner after the golf event.

    For $35!

    I swear it's as though they are actually trying to make this worse.

    You know...
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    Think of it this way: we're right-sizing our fan...

    Think of it this way: we're right-sizing our fan base to match the excitement level for the new Horizon League -- a/k/a the Mid-Con circa 1997.
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    The Excitement index

    The University hired a new basketball coach the other day. This is one of the most cataclysmically important events that can happen at any college program. At most schools it leads to message board...
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    By the way, correct me if I'm mistaken but I...

    By the way, correct me if I'm mistaken but I believe Pat Baldwin has been coaching since about 2002, and has never been associated with a single team that has won a championship. Ever.

    I'm...
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    Resources?

    Resources?
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    I'm tired of all the winning!

    I'm tired of all the winning!
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    That'll fire up the ticket sales! Seriously,...

    That'll fire up the ticket sales!

    Seriously, the greatest waste of money the department could make right now would be filling the ticket manager position. He or she would be like the Maytag...
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    Your riposte on the other board was classic, Nate.

    Your riposte on the other board was classic, Nate.
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    Jimmy, all due respect because I know you have...

    Jimmy, all due respect because I know you have lusted after the MVC for a long time (sorry, it does nothing for me -- at this point it's just another rapidly declining mid-major league with even...
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    The current problems. This Athletics program has...

    The current problems. This Athletics program has at least a half century history of being unable to get out of its own way. And in this incompetence and misbehavior it was often aided by the myopic...
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    All this tells me is that the MVC is a pathetic...

    All this tells me is that the MVC is a pathetic shadow of the league it was. In all seriousness, could you even imagine the MVC of five years ago considering an Omaha or a KC or -- take any blinders...
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    1,300? Did someone double count a game? I have...

    1,300? Did someone double count a game? I have very legitimate doubt that we had a single home game all year in which the ACTUAL attendance exceeded 1,000 people -- ushers, janitors, bandsmen,...
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    In fairness, by all reports Mone stepped in to...

    In fairness, by all reports Mone stepped in to the last hiring process and drove the decision to hire Jordan. Nothing wrong with that. His failure was in letting it ever get there. His continuing...
  21. Thread: What the...!!!???

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    I just posted this on the other board. I'm only...

    I just posted this on the other board. I'm only reposting it here in case someone twists an arm over there to start censoring again.
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    A note is too short for what I have in mind.
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    Jimmy, it worries me that I channeled you without...

    Jimmy, it worries me that I channeled you without ever having seen that column!

    I swear to God my first thought upon learning today that the women's team was playing in this tournament was that...
  23. Thread: What the...!!!???

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    What the...!!!???

    Okay, I just noticed that our women's team, which finished 20-11 overall and in FIFTH place in the HL, is playing in something called the "WBI," which sounds suspiciously like the CBI for men,...
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    Congrats to Austin and Akeem

    Both of these guys were instrumental in helping their teams to the tournament.

    It's almost impossible to overstate how dominant our team could have been in the HL and the HLT this year with those...
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    I'm heartbroken for Akeem. As good a kid as...

    I'm heartbroken for Akeem. As good a kid as anybody who has put on the Milwaukee uniform in the last dozen years. Nobody deserved to play in the tournament more than Keem did, but at least he can...
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