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by JD
Wed May 18, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Cal buys a Sports Bar
Replies: 10
Views: 3858

Right you are. It was on the bottom floor of what is now Starbucks.
by JD
Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Ford interview schedule
Replies: 45
Views: 11464

Don't know if anyone mentioned this one, but the Springfield radio show that Bob Behler hosts (640 AM from 3 to 6 PM) said today that Coach Ford will be on for a full hour next Tuesday (I believe he said from 4 to 5 PM).

He said that you can email questions in....google for the web site
by JD
Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Hire Bruce Pearl NOW!
Replies: 56
Views: 15743

I must admit I knew very little about Pearl until he was mentioned as a candidate. I never saw his team play until yesterday. WOW. I thought I was back in the early 90's watching UMass play (Any Team, Any Time, Any Place. Refuse to Lose - you name the cliche). Talk about balls to the wall, never giv...
by JD
Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Is Cal doing the worst coaching job in history?
Replies: 67
Views: 15582

I hope our next coach at least comes near doing the worst coaching job in history. :wink:
by JD
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Players Reaction
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Matt V had an article in the Gazette yesterday about it...

Hope this link works. If not, it's in the free section under "UMass Basketball" in the Sports menu.

http://www.dailyhampshiregazette.com/um ... 1500242005
by JD
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Do you want UMass to make the NIT?
Replies: 88
Views: 18878

JD - Thanks for calling me a "HYPOCRIT", not being able to back it up and not even knowing how to spell the word. Nice work. :wink: We did not pay Don Brown not to coach. Look all you want JD, I told the administration that the settlement was BS. I had several discussions with McCutcheon ...
by JD
Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Do you want UMass to make the NIT?
Replies: 88
Views: 18878

JD - Brown sat out 3 games pursuant to the settlement of a lawsuit. He was still coaching throughout the week. That situation was not a buyout golden parachute separation package, it was a legal settlement. Are you seriously so thick as not to be able to discern the difference? (Oh and by the way, ...
by JD
Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Do you want UMass to make the NIT?
Replies: 88
Views: 18878

Matter of fact we did pay Don Brown not to coach football. Do you not recall what happened at the beginning of that whole fiasco and the first games of this year? Or is your selective memory kicking in?
by JD
Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Do you want UMass to make the NIT?
Replies: 88
Views: 18878

Here's a little real world economics for you: using 500K-650K of public funds to pay a basketball coach not to coach is an egregious example of fiscal irresponsibility. Especially when you are talking about a University system that is in dire need of a vast array of academic resources including mos...
by JD
Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Do you want UMass to make the NIT?
Replies: 88
Views: 18878

This from Matty V today (good column in Gazette about NIT and UMass' chances - may be in the free section): Mid-February is usually too early to be thinking about the National Invitation Tournament, but the New York-based also-ran postseason event could play a significant role in the future of the U...
by JD
Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Another Great Insight From Our Fearless Leader
Replies: 21
Views: 4145

Another Great Insight From Our Fearless Leader

This from Matty V's column yesterday in the Gazette regarding the Fordham losing streak: The Minutemen have now lost at Fordham four straight times, becoming only the second Atlantic 10 team to do that since the Rams joined the league in 1995-96. UMass coach Steve Lappas dismissed the streak as coin...
by JD
Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Television Ads
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

I've seen it a number of times, MassMan. They have been heavily advertising the Family Deal - 4 tickets, 4 cokes, 4 hotdogs, on the Springfield TV stations for a number of months.

Doesn't seem to help draw people in, does it?
by JD
Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Athletic Department Strategy on Coach
Replies: 31
Views: 8572

VOR: the basketball program is funded with tax dollars. paying a coach 500K not to coach, then paying some other coach to coach at a time when the University is struggling with budgetary constraints is the height of fiscal irresponsibility and that is why any buyout proposal was idiotic. Again, if ...
by JD
Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Athletic Department Strategy on Coach
Replies: 31
Views: 8572

McCutcheon made the correct decision last year. Buying out coaches is not a luxury UMass has. This may come as something of a surprise to some of you, but the University first and by far foremost mission is education, not basketball. Therefore when the budget is cut to the bone and employees are be...
by JD
Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: The Welders
Replies: 150
Views: 33750

Hilarious thread. Reality check: Winning basketball games = good. Some here are obsessed with the coaching situation and are actually rooting for losses in order to justify there antipathy towards the coach. That is bullshit. I hope they run the table, continue to kick ass and that Lappas earns a 3...