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    Tubby Smith

    Tubby is going to get a large dose of culture shock going from the 23,000 seat Rupp Arena to the piece of cra_ called Williams Arena!



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    Re: Tubby Smith

    Alrighty then.



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    Re: Tubby Smith

    I can't really argue that. "The Barn" does suck, especially compared to Rupp.



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    Re: Tubby Smith

    Thank you for your large, colorful opinion.



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    Re: Tubby Smith

    Steve Alford will as well, going from the s*** hole called Carver Hawkeye to The Pit at New Mexico!



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    Re: Tubby Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    I can't really argue that. "The Barn" does suck, especially compared to Rupp.
    The Barn is a good college basketball venue. Put a team that can play on the court and it will turn into one of the toughest courts in the Big 10 and college basketball.



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    Re: Tubby Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Steve Alford will as well, going from the s*** hole called Carver Hawkeye to The Pit at New Mexico!
    The Pit is a pretty nice arena, I think that is an upgrade in Alford's case.

    And people might not remember, Williams Arena used to be a tough damn place to play. Back in the day, you pretty much marked any trip there down as a loss.


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    Re: Tubby Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    I can't really argue that. "The Barn" does suck, especially compared to Rupp.
    Everyone up her in the TC (just as pretentious as calling Orange County the OC, huh?) talks about how great the Barn is. I of course am spoiled by Hilton, but I just laugh when they say that. I went to the Cyclone Men's game this year, and was up in the seats that have an overhang, so you can't see any of the big scoreboard. They installed these little scoreboards on the periphery of the seating so those as unfortunate as I could at least see what the score was. Add in the sheer absurdity of a raised floor, and Hilton seems even more like paradise. Everybody talks about places like this having character, bu come on! I keep trying to convince people to go to the game at Hilton next year to compare who's arena is better!


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    Re: Tubby Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lastuvka View Post
    Thank you for your large, colorful opinion.
    If you squint, his post looks like Beast-Man



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    Re: Tubby Smith

    perhaps it was the expectations of a program that sells out a 23k seat arena every game that made Tubby go to Minnesota.... hows that for deep, profound insight?

    I'm sure Bill's Arena can be a tough place when the team is playing well... just ask Steve Alford since he seems to be a favorite topic on this board in the last 72 hrs.


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    Re: Tubby Smith

    Guess I'm in the minority here but I really like Williams. I even made a trip up there specifically to see the place while I was at ISU. It's neat to see a place like that still in use...made me dream of how awesome it would be to have the Armory still in use. Guess I'm not a big fan of the new-style arenas...way too stale and uninviting. No character at all.



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    Re: Tubby Smith

    We're really spoiled having Hilton. I even saw someone write on the Hawk message board about how great an enviorement and how easy it is to create "electricity" at Hilton. Carver Hawkeye holds a lot, but I've seen Hilton only have 8,000 or 9,000 in it and still seem louder than a full Carver Hawkeye. I hope Pollards plan to add sky boxes doesn't screw it up.



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    Re: Tubby Smith

    The Barn will be a tough place to play with Tubby as coach of the Gophers. He just wanted to be somewhere where the fans would just show a little appreciation for his efforts. He averaged 26 wins in 10 years at UK and they have been planting "For Sale" signs in his front yard since his second year!



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    Re: Tubby Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    Guess I'm in the minority here but I really like Williams.
    Well I am in the minority as well. It is a great venue for basketball.

    Not only that but I like Tubby's decision. It must suck being from Kentucky where winning 26 games a year for 10 years in a row isn't good enough. I applaud his choice to leave.


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    Re: Tubby Smith

    Is anybody else fired up for Tubby to come to Hilton next year for our game? I think it will be a really fun time.




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