Chaney suspends himself for Sat

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Chaney suspends himself for Sat

Post by EBox » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:29 pm

Chaney suspended himself tonight for Saturday's game vs. Umass for using the "goon" comment and having him throw elbows in last night's game vs. St. Joes:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=1998200

Does this help us at all? Or hurt us?

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Post by Go UMass » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:14 pm

This hurts UMass.

Does "win one for the Gipper" ring a bell?

As if the Owls and their fans didn't already have enough reason to be pumped up for this game, the obviously missing coach will be a constant reminder.

Furthermore, how would you react if you lost the first three rows of seats because you were being too rowdy? You'd be rowdier just to prove that your effectiveness was not dampened.

Add to that how little respect Lappas seems to have in the Philly area, and how much fun they have taunting him, and you are looking at conditions for a very animated arena routing for a very motivated team.

Then again, maybe I've got this all backwards. As Freeman once said: UMass seems to thrive on adversity.


Well, they're in for a healthy dollop of adversity. I hope they're up for thriving!

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Post by Rocks22 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:17 pm

If Mike were here he'd probably point out that this is already being discussed in the all-encompassing Temple thread:

http://umasshoops.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=3810

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Post by Go UMass » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:30 pm

Rocks22 wrote:If Mike were here he'd probably point out that this is already being discussed in the all-encompassing Temple thread:

http://umasshoops.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=3810
Thanks for the heads up; I had stopped following that thread.

But,it's really NOT about this topic. Only one poster asked wht the impact would be, and there's been no real replies to that issue.

So, I think this thread merits its own space.

But, that's just my two cents. I leave the wisdom to Mike.

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Post by long time/first time » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:20 am

A shame that Temple continues to put up with that jackass. Even Indiana eventually tired of Bob Knight (who had a far more successful career than John "I'll KILL you!" Chaney.)

**Neither helps nor hurts. (OK, Go U?! :wink: )
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Post by Go UMass » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:48 am

long time/first time wrote:A shame that Temple continues to put up with that jackass. Even Indiana eventually tired of Bob Knight (who had a far more successful career than John "I'll KILL you!" Chaney.)
THIS is an example of the general topic of the "Temple" thread. And, generally, this is not a discussion I wanted to participate in. There's already too much coach bashing and coach-bashing bashing on this board.

What EBox asked about here was whether or not Chaney's self-suspenscion (sp?) helped us or hurt us.

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Post by MikeUMA » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:21 am

Go UMass wrote:
Rocks22 wrote:If Mike were here he'd probably point out that this is already being discussed in the all-encompassing Temple thread:

http://umasshoops.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=3810
Thanks for the heads up; I had stopped following that thread.

But,it's really NOT about this topic. Only one poster asked wht the impact would be, and there's been no real replies to that issue.

So, I think this thread merits its own space.

But, that's just my two cents. I leave the wisdom to Mike.

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Mike would have wanted you to put it in the original Temple thread, but whatever, we're here now.

TU's web site has posted Chaney's statement...
http://www.owlsports.com/sports/mbball/ ... E_ID=15984

I could have sworn when I first looked at it, I saw "I'll kill you!" It has since been revised, I guess. 8)

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Post by Feato » Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:36 am

add this twist: Hawks senior forward John Bryant (the one fouled hard on a layup and was on the floor for a bit) could miss the rest of the season after an MRI on Thursday showed he had a broken right arm...

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=1999175
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Post by MullinsManiac » Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:38 am

Can you say ... LAWSUIT???????
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Post by shovelhd » Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:50 am

Waiting to see if Linda Bruno believes that punishment should fit the crime. I won't hold my breath.

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Post by zuksnj » Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:00 am

I think this is great news for us consider Temple has been putting a hurtin on us when Chaney's out there.
And still heavyweight champ..Umass basketball!

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Post by DS Bruce Robertson » Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:03 am

If John Chaney doesn't resign after ending a kid's career, then he's been a complete fraud his entire life. Not to mention the shame he's saddled one of his own players with for the rest of his life.

This is unforgivable.
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Post by PintOGuinness » Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:11 am

MullinsManiac wrote:Can you say ... LAWSUIT???????
Yep, and here is your precedent:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/b ... ml?cnn=yes
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Post by SFL89 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:13 am

Geez, the "goon" fouled out in FOUR MINUTES..... Gotta be a record..

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Post by Louis Stools » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:22 am

If Linda Bruno was alive she'd do something about this.

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