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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    While at ISU, I met with Bvdv on multiple occassions about casting a bronze statue to commemorate Cael Sanderson's accomplishments (159-0 and still at ISU). While the statue idea may look like a bust in hindsight, Bruce wasn't willing to invest in capturing the spirit and the excitement.

    The man has no vision and couldn't sell ice water to people in hell.
    I see what you did here, and I like it.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    I still remember BVDV getting booed at a football game, that was fun.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    This one time I was at Hardees and I threw some salt over my shoulder. BVDV happened to be right behind me, and he was so incensed that he challenged me to a duel.

    We went outside, counted off the paces and shot each other multiple times. I died, BVDV came close but did not succumb. I can attest that he truly is the badass that he portrays himself to be.
    Was he dressed like this?




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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I'm glad he and Geoffroy agreed to fire LE; not a popular, but in my mind a correct decision.
    I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with the ultimate outcome. I've gone back and forth on that. A leader would have investigated and acted swiftly one way or another after the allegations came out, was my only point.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    I agree that BVDV should have fired LE. My problem with the whole thing? He waited until it came out. He knew it was coming, because the Register came to him with the story before it was published. But he just sat there with his thumb up his *** and waited for it to come out. No attempts to minimize the damage to the school. No leadership. He just waited for Larry to get the bad press so that he could fire him and not take any of the responsibility.

    Back in the day, one of the buses that tailgated next to us had photocopied pictures of BVDV posted on the windows of their bus with PORN STAR slapped beneath the picture. That's how I'll always remember him.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    I love his wiki page! The ommissions are yummy...and sad.
    Bruce Van De Velde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Van De Velde was responsible, while at Iowa State University, for hiring Christie Martens (women’s golf)[10] and Christy Johnson-Lynch (volleyball, Big XII Coach of the Year)."





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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by CYlent Bob View Post
    I agree that BVDV should have fired LE. My problem with the whole thing? He waited until it came out. He knew it was coming, because the Register came to him with the story before it was published. But he just sat there with his thumb up his *** and waited for it to come out.
    Never mind that when LE was initially asked about the photos by Van De Velde, he lied about what they pertained to? Also, it was obvious at the presser that President Geoffroy was the ultimate decision maker in this.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    I love his wiki page! The ommissions are yummy...and sad.
    Bruce Van De Velde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Van De Velde was responsible, while at Iowa State University, for hiring Christie Martens (women’s golf)[10] and Christy Johnson-Lynch (volleyball, Big XII Coach of the Year)."



    I just visited that too. It's one of the most meticulously edited and cited wikipedia pages I've ever seen. By comparison, Jamie Pollard has no wikipedia page. Sometimes I think this board goes a little crazy bashing BVD and their love for Pollard. But there is definitely no comparison in who I'd prefer to be AD.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    You can't mean this. Believe me, getting fired is punishment enough.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by LivntheCyLife View Post
    I just visited that too. It's one of the most meticulously edited and cited wikipedia pages I've ever seen. By comparison, Jamie Pollard has no wikipedia page. Sometimes I think this board goes a little crazy bashing BVD and their love for Pollard. But there is definitely no comparison in who I'd prefer to be AD
    That page looks like it was edited as a resume.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    That page looks like it was edited as a resume.
    Of someone that didn't suck.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Some of the stories on here are incredible. Hate to see anyone lose their job but maybe he can do something else now. Hopefully it won't be as a big 12 official.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    I love his wiki page! The ommissions are yummy...and sad.
    Bruce Van De Velde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Van De Velde was responsible, while at Iowa State University, for hiring Christie Martens (women’s golf)[10] and Christy Johnson-Lynch (volleyball, Big XII Coach of the Year)."

    Well, at least now BVDV has even more free time to highlight his Wikipedia page.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsCy View Post
    I'll never forget when he was my seat mate on a flight from Atlanta to Des Moines, and he actually pulled out his budget to show me what he had to work with. It was a somewhat uncomfortable flight.
    Him and that damn budget. If he would have tried to find ways to make more money he would have had more money to work with. Instead he worried about how he was going to save a penny and almost ran the thing into the ground.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Its just amazing to look at Pollard's tenure vs. BVDV. Not sure how Bruce even got the AD job here.
    He was a good accountant and didn't cost much.


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