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    Some thoughts and questions on HB

    I know people are sick of it, but it has been a big part of Iowa State basketball for 3 years. I am in my angry phase of grief. :) I couldn't watch the press conference and I will avoid any and all media attention for a long time.

    1. Was Mac aware that the internet thing was going to be used? So was there a point where Harrison said that he would bring in the next coach and Mac suddenly knew he was out? That would suck pretty bad.

    2. I think that Barnes knew that by opening the thing to the public and not just limiting to their friends, family, and even the school, he would be getting Iowa State fans there who thought we were in this race. He said as much last week when at Hilton for his visit and talking about how the fans wanted him here.



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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    I know people are sick of it, but it has been a big part of Iowa State basketball for 3 years. I am in my angry phase of grief. :) I couldn't watch the press conference and I will avoid any and all media attention for a long time.

    1. Was Mac aware that the internet thing was going to be used? So was there a point where Harrison said that he would bring in the next coach and Mac suddenly knew he was out? That would suck pretty bad.

    2. I think that Barnes knew that by opening the thing to the public and not just limiting to their friends, family, and even the school, he would be getting Iowa State fans there who thought we were in this race. He said as much last week when at Hilton for his visit and talking about how the fans wanted him here.
    Maybe he thought fans would support his decision and not bash him. I guess he was wrong.



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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower02 View Post
    Maybe he thought fans would support his decision and not bash him. I guess he was wrong.
    Whoa - I was there, and there was no "bashing" going on; no boos either. Actually there was polite appluse and cheering.
    It was a very classy audience. Don't know where you get that the fans assembled there did not support him - you're wrong.



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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower02 View Post
    Maybe he thought fans would support his decision and not bash him. I guess he was wrong.
    Or maybe he knew that his press conference wouldn't get nearly as much attention locally if he didn't have ISU in the running.



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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    First, some fans are supportive of his choice.

    Second, more would be if he hadn't handled it in the manner he did.

    I am not an apologist for all scorned fans, but can you even see why some are less than pleased?

    Giant ******* Roy Williams head in Ames? Lead ISU coaches to believe ISU had a shot the night before announcing when by his own admission he'd made his mind up a day or two before that?



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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower02 View Post
    Maybe he thought fans would support his decision and not bash him. I guess he was wrong.
    I was there, and while I didn't like his decision, I still golf clapped and wish him luck at North Carolina.



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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower02 View Post
    Maybe he thought fans would support his decision and not bash him. I guess he was wrong.
    Why the heck would an ISU fan ever be happy he chose to play at UNC?


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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    It is one thing to be unhappy with his decision and another to be insulted by his behaviors. You are correct that no ISU fan would be happy with the result but that doesn't excuse the way it was handled.



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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower02 View Post
    Maybe he thought fans would support his decision and not bash him. I guess he was wrong.
    This makes no sense. Noone denied this kid his moment. People applauded when everyone knew that he was going to UNC.

    I agree, some of the bitterness has been a bit over the top. But the HB apologists aren't making a good case for the way he handled this either.

    He has shown to be a shrewd calculating young man. It will make him successful. That doesn't mean that the way he went about the whole process, and the way he treated people that have been there since day one before he was Harrison Barnes number one hs recruit, was right.

    We're 1-0, lets continue to play aggressive basketball, and see if this season can become a special one.



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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Why the heck would an ISU fan ever be happy he chose to play at UNC?
    Support =/= happy.



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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    I wasn't able to catch the news conference... only heard a little on the radio about how he had chosen North Carolina. I was fine with the choice up 'til now. Did he really set up a Skype voice chat with Roy Williams for the audience?

    Really, what the **** is this **** move?

    I can identify with the fact that he might have needed to get out of his hometown. Especially if academics were involved. Hell, a nice little "thanks for everything, Cyclone fans, but I really would like to play for UNC" would have been nice. But getting the giant Roy Williams head on the monitor like he's trying to recreate the 1984 Apple Macintosh commercial is like pouring salt in the wound. Like your girlfriend breaking up with you, and then pulling up her new boyfriend up on video chat to talk about how great their future will be together.

    Whatever, I'm over it now. I stand by my statement that we should expect some great things out of the men's basketball team this year with or without Barnes' commitment. Plus, the football team is on the verge of becoming bowl eligible. These are the things to be praising and looking forward to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCowbell View Post
    Support =/= happy.

    Support != happy


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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Why the heck would an ISU fan ever be happy he chose to play at UNC?
    As an ISU fan I am not happy he chose UNC. However, what good does it do to be mad about it? What end does it serve?



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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    I know people are sick of it, but it has been a big part of Iowa State basketball for 3 years. I am in my angry phase of grief. :) I couldn't watch the press conference and I will avoid any and all media attention for a long time.

    1. Was Mac aware that the internet thing was going to be used? So was there a point where Harrison said that he would bring in the next coach and Mac suddenly knew he was out? That would suck pretty bad.

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    I almost vomited in my mouth when I saw espnu list every team HB was considering but us. Unbelievable.


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    Re: Some thoughts and questions on HB

    Quote Originally Posted by akclone View Post
    As an ISU fan I am not happy he chose UNC. However, what good does it do to be mad about it? What end does it serve?
    Not mad, just not gonna wish him or UNC "good luck". I hope they lose...just as I hope many other teams lose and ISU wins.


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