Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 45
  1. #1
    Publisher
    Points: 801,319, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 37.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    16,449
    Points
    801,319
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,047
    Given: 279

  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 160,002, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 44.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Here nor there
    Posts
    11,642
    Points
    160,002
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 545
    Given: 822

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Jay Bilas is one of the best commentators in all of sports. Professional, unbiased, well-informed, and very critical of Emmert and the NCAA's hypocrisy.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 119,829, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 33.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    Cycsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    9,543
    Points
    119,829
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 435
    Given: 372

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    On the Steve Alford matter, Vitale and Bilas seem to be missing a key factor. Yea, it is marginally unethical to recruit someone who is under contract, but these contracts have escape clauses. The contract isn't being "broken," but merely having its fineprint been "enforced" by the choice of Alford.

    While I generally don't like the idea of raiding a program to get its coach, I certainly like particular examples, such as Auburn raiding us to get Chizik.

    And the more that it happens, the better that Rhoads and Hoiberg look to our recruits and their families. We have two of the most believable coaches in the country when they say that they intend to stay.


    Last edited by Cycsk; 04-01-2013 at 10:49 AM.

  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 118,721, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Tornado man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,916
    Points
    118,721
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 108
    Given: 161

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    I agree - Jay Bilas is brilliant.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 400,780, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    59,328
    Points
    400,780
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 614
    Given: 389

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Life is Good. Life can get Better.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 67,582, Level: 80
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 468
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    erikbj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    hiawatha, ia
    Posts
    5,348
    Points
    67,582
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 222
    Given: 61

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    On the Steve Alford matter, Vitale and Bilas seem to be missing a key factor. Yea, it is marginally unethical to recruit someone who is under contract, but these contracts have escape clauses. The contract isn't being "broken," but merely having its fineprint been "enforced" by the choice of Alford.

    While I generally don't like the idea of raiding a program to get its coach, I certainly like particular examples, such as Auburn raiding us to get Chizik.

    And the more that it happens, the better that Rhoads and Hoiberg look to our recruits and their families. We have two of the most believable coaches in the country when they say that they intend to stay.
    don't forget Creighton stealing McD from us



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 341,913, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cyhiphopp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    16,558
    Points
    341,913
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,392
    Given: 2,902

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I agree - Jay Bilas is brilliant.
    Yeah, I like Jay. I can't think of a time where he's said something and my response has been "What the eff is he talking about?" That's rare with some of the sportscasters today. Most of them prefer to go with the sensational trying to make a story, even if they sound like idiots half the time. Jay keeps it real and I respect that.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 341,913, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cyhiphopp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    16,558
    Points
    341,913
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,392
    Given: 2,902

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Life is Good. Life can get Better.
    Agreed wesleybot.

    We are primed for a run in football, basketball, or both. We have coaches that players and the media seem to love. If they can get just enough talent, we could blow up and be that sweetheart team that everyone starts to root for.

    Some of that karma has to balance out one of these days.



  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 33,990, Level: 56
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 260
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    dtISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Boone (not Marshalltown)
    Posts
    1,334
    Points
    33,990
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 56
    Given: 85

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Agreed wesleybot.

    We are primed for a run in football, basketball, or both. We have coaches that players and the media seem to love. If they can get just enough talent, we could blow up and be that sweetheart team that everyone starts to root for.

    Some of that karma has to balance out one of these days.
    All hail JP!


    "If I've told you once, I've told you a million times - don't exaggerate!"

  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 56,526, Level: 73
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 524
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    acoustimac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Lamoni, IA
    Posts
    2,279
    Points
    56,526
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 91
    Given: 115

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Someone said it quite well in the WBB conversation.
    Coach Mulkey is a gracious loser.
    Signed,
    No one ever

    This is a coach whose team lived on beating other teams up physically. Griner, if officials actually would call fouls, could foul out of each game 2-3 times. I hate to admit it, but I got a certain degree of satisfaction seeing Karma rear her head in that game.



  11. #11
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 8,365, Level: 27
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 385
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    NotJustMagic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    233
    Points
    8,365
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 2

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    We have Fred and CPR locked down. You're April Fools joke is one of my greatest fears now. I have a feeling there will be a day when you are pulled up to ESPN or something. What does it take to get CW in a lifetime contract to CF???



  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 341,913, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cyhiphopp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    16,558
    Points
    341,913
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,392
    Given: 2,902

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    So CW, if some hawk site did offer you a big bag o money, would you bolt?



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 119,829, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 33.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    Cycsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    9,543
    Points
    119,829
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 435
    Given: 372

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    So CW, if some hawk site did offer you a big bag o money, would you bolt?

    Better check the "buyout" clause! I hear that Minnesota is throwing around a lot of money for Iowa talent.



  14. #14
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 81,700, Level: 88
    Level completed: 87%, Points required for next Level: 250
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    gogagig's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,800
    Points
    81,700
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 204
    Given: 55

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    If a school can fire a coach before the contract expires, I see nothing wrong with a coach leaving a school before the contract expires.

    That said, Alford signed a 10 year contract and left only 7 days later. But that's because he's Steve Alford.



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 341,913, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cyhiphopp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    16,558
    Points
    341,913
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,392
    Given: 2,902

    Re: Monday Musings: April 1, 2013 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by gogagig View Post
    If a school can fire a coach before the contract expires, I see nothing wrong with a coach leaving a school before the contract expires.

    That said, Alford signed a 10 year contract and left only 7 days later. But that's because he's Steve Alford.
    They should have put a doosh clause in his contract. If he leaves within 2 weeks of signing the contract, they get double the buy out.


    Last edited by cyhiphopp; 04-01-2013 at 11:30 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM