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    Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Bernstein: UCLA Hired A Scumbag CBS Chicago

    Sad, but near complete rehash of the Alford / Pierce coverup. I complained during the fiasco about the local press being unwilling to actually cover the story. They chose to be enablers of rapists instead of publishing stories that put a negative light on UofI. I don't blame Iowa for recruiting dirtbag, lots of schools do that. I don't blame their coach for defending their player, every coach has to try to. Alford crossed a line and used an organization supposedly affiliated with religion, to attempt to get the victim to recant her story. I hope Alford goes down as the worst coach in UCLA history and is fired soon, as he should have been fired 10 years ago for his attempted coverup. What a jerk.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    It's not just Alford, the whole U of I organization is set up to protect itself. Like I said in the thread yesterday, that athletic academic advisor was just as skeezy, and they covered that up as well.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    sadly, this is how I found out about UCLA's next coach. More sadly, people are obsessed with hating on anything Iowa related.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    the Iowa media ALWAYS acts as enablers when it comes to UofI's mishaps. Rhabdo, team drug testing, multiple rape cases, etc. They are afraid to lose access if they dig too deep and ask the tough questions that will make the university look bad.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Bernstein loves to write about this type of stuff, so this article doesn't really surprise me. You should see all the articles he wrote about Paterno.

    Alford is definitely a big scumbag. I hope he fails miserably at UCLA.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Between this incident and the football team assault - it's a rather pathetic reflection on the university.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    sadly, this is how I found out about UCLA's next coach. More sadly, people are obsessed with hating on anything Iowa related.
    It's sad if you think this has anything to do with Iowa. Sure, he coached there while this happened but I'd like to think people would have the same reaction to this if Alford coached at Stanford, Florida or any other school.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    sadly, this is how I found out about UCLA's next coach. More sadly, people are obsessed with hating on anything Iowa related.

    While I would normally agree with you Farnsy, the obsession with Iowa here is pathetic at times, I'm comfortable with my disdain for Alford and what the U of I will do to protect it's interests. It's not Penn State, but it resembles Penn State, and it's something that's wrong with big athletics. When something gets so big that protecting it requires you to be a horrible human being, it is too big and needs to be fixed or destroyed.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    It's not just Alford, the whole U of I organization is set up to protect itself. Like I said in the thread yesterday, that athletic academic advisor was just as skeezy, and they covered that up as well.
    Read: eastern Iowa media in general.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    sadly, this is how I found out about UCLA's next coach. More sadly, people are obsessed with hating on anything Iowa related.
    I hate Iowa obsession more than most. But that's not the issue here. We know about it more because it happened in this state. That's all.

    Alford can rot in a pile of maggots.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    sadly, this is how I found out about UCLA's next coach. More sadly, people are obsessed with hating on anything Iowa related.
    inappropriate thread for a comment like this



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Quote Originally Posted by stevefrench View Post
    the Iowa media ALWAYS acts as enablers when it comes to UofI's mishaps. Rhabdo, team drug testing, multiple rape cases, etc. They are afraid to lose access if they dig too deep and ask the tough questions that will make the university look bad.

    Oh, you ain't kidding. There were 2 local media places that broke that advisor thing...one was the paper (Press-Citizen) and one was a local radio station that is a bunch of hawk homers that want an upstanding school to be proud of so they outed it. The whole machine was out to hang them, but it got out too far, too quickly.

    *edit, there were, not there was.


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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyFive View Post
    Read: eastern Iowa media in general.
    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    There were 2 local media places that broke that advisor thing...one was the paper (Press-Citizen) and one was a local radio station that is a bunch of hawk homers that want an upstanding school to be proud of so they outed it. The whole machine was out to hang them, but it got out too far, too quickly.

    The media is only complicit in the fact that they know without access to the U, the Iowa fans don't pay attention to them. Without eyeballs or ears, the traditional media is dying a slow death. So they shut up and go along.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    The media is only complicit in the fact that they know without access to the U, the Iowa fans don't pay attention to them. Without eyeballs or ears, the traditional media is dying a slow death. So they shut up and go along.
    That might be true. Or maybe they're just raised as homers.



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    Re: Alford and his troubles at UofI

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyFive View Post
    That might be true. Or maybe they're just raised as homers.

    A little bit of both is prolly the closest truth.



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