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by fbiman
Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Lappas' inheritance
Replies: 297
Views: 61508

Anything you can do, I can do better...............
by fbiman
Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Lappas' inheritance
Replies: 297
Views: 61508

Firing Flint was a mistake. It's as fine and dandy as cotton candy if some folks want to believe that the results of a decision play absolutely no role in evaluating whether or not it was a good decision. I don't particularly care how people choose to delude themselves into feeling ok about being w...
by fbiman
Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Let's give Kareem a chance to coach at UMass
Replies: 53
Views: 13224

From Bill Simmons. Read the first section on Kareem. Pretty much says it all.

http://espn.go.com/page2/s/simmons/040123.html
by fbiman
Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Lappas' inheritance
Replies: 297
Views: 61508

Winning and losing makes second guessers of us all. When a decision is made with the intent to produce more winning, winning and losing gives us a guide with which to judge the wisdom of a decision. Of course it's hindsight. That's how you judge a decision. Good, I guess we agree. The decision to r...
by fbiman
Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Lappas' inheritance
Replies: 297
Views: 61508

I guess the real point here is that there are two decisions that were made that you seem to lump together into one. First, fire Flint? Second, who to hire? Blowing #2 does not make #1 wrong. Blowing #1 doesn't make #2 wrong, though if #2 ends up bringing a trip to the final 4, no one would care. Th...
by fbiman
Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Pros/Cons of Bobby Gonzales vs. Barbee/Kellogg
Replies: 61
Views: 14156

I'm sorry JJ, but I have to respectfully disagree with you here. I would much rather take a chance on an unproven aggressive assistant coach than an established head coach. With the UMass budget being what it is, no established coach worth their weight in salt is knocking on our door. Not to mention...
by fbiman
Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Lappas' inheritance
Replies: 297
Views: 61508

You asked for this. Now you get to eat it. I'll just sit back and snicker. How old are you? Yikes... Anyway, the record stands- whatever one thinks of the job Coach Lappas has done here to date (and I doubt anyone is pleased) he did not "suck ass" during his latter years @ 'Nova. Further,...
by fbiman
Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Possible Coaches Mentioned on HoopScoop
Replies: 39
Views: 11067

Just my opinion here, but I would prefer to go the unproven, aggressive assistant route. Look how well we are doing with a former Big East coach leading the way.
by fbiman
Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Lappas' inheritance
Replies: 297
Views: 61508

Jeff, I didn't follow his career at Manhattan, but I do know that he underachieved at Nova. Year in and year out, he had rosters filled with NBA talent(Kerry Kittles, Alvin Williams, Tim Thomas). Yet he only had one Big East title, and a bunch of early NCAA exits to show for it. And now we're seeing...
by fbiman
Wed Jan 21, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Let's give Kareem a chance to coach at UMass
Replies: 53
Views: 13224

Maybe someone could devise a plan to get Calhoun pissed off at the new AD at UConn. Then he could come to UMass out of spite and coach his last few years here and revive the program. Bottom line, how many people here wouldn't welcome him after years of pain. Did you come here simply to be an a-hole?
by fbiman
Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: What needs to be done
Replies: 76
Views: 19558

One of the most well thought out posts I have read here in a long time.

Take a bow, Z.
by fbiman
Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:17 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Lappas is fired?
Replies: 80
Views: 20352

You people are pathetic. Your anger has you so blinded that you are using cliches that don't even make sense given the context. 1. I did name my "sources". I wouldn't call them good sources, really, which is why I clearly stated that it might still just be a rumor. 2. How the hell does &q...
by fbiman
Sun Jan 04, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 11 - Tennessee
Replies: 119
Views: 26933

Wiggum, You are free to express your opinion on this board as you see fit. Far be it from me to tell you what and when to post. But all of your posts have basically been in the "Lappas sucks, Bruiser was better" vain. We all get the message. We know where you stand. If you can't come up wi...
by fbiman
Sun Jan 04, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 11 - Tennessee
Replies: 119
Views: 26933

What? The "we're young give him time" mantra or the "he's not a very good coach and the results are indicitave of that" mantra? Maybe if losing weren't occurring so often there would be different things to talk about other than assessing blame for continued losing or creating ex...
by fbiman
Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Marty Dobrow takes us down memory lane
Replies: 18
Views: 5438

I vividly remember this game. One of my best friends, a UNC alum, invited me over to watch the game. He was ribbing me, saying things like "I think it'll be close.........Heels will win by 20", stuff like that. Sure enough, as the game progressed, my friend grew more and more silent until ...