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  1. Happy New Year to everyone at the HT and all decent bloggers out there and a really BIG Happy New Year to Coach V!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO IU!!!

    oh, be safe if on the roads and watch out for the crazies.

  2. FINAL: OSU 85, IU 67.
    IU: Watford 17; Oladipo 14, 6reb; Hulls 12; Jones 9; Sheehey 5; Creek 5; Rivers 3; Elston 2.
    IU: 25-52 (48%) FG; 9-25 3PT; 8-14 FT; 21 reb; 13 TO; 17 (30) fouls.
    OSU: 23-38 (61%) FG; 13-19 3PT; 26-38 FT; 27 reb; 15 TO; 10 (20) fouls.
    OSU: Buford 24; Sullinger 19, 9reb; Diebler 15; Lighty 11; Thomas 8; Lauderdale 3; Sibert 3; Craft 2.

  3. So much of any sport is mental. Many of our players facial expressions convey a feeling of frustration and resignation I’ve rarely seen from a Hoosier team in the past 25 years. I just don’t see the fire. I thought Pritchard had so much promise when he came to IU. I thought Elston would be a kid that could consistently put up double figures against most Big 10 teams by his mid-sophomore year. Where did their potential go? Do they quit when they realize they’ll never play the game beyond college? I’m beginning to slide dangerously into the same hopeless belief that many on the team appear to show with their disgusted stares returned into the eyes of Coach Crean. The body language our players gives the opponent immediate upper hand from moment of tip-off.
    It doesn’t take a very astute fan of the sport to recognize we were severely outmatched in terms of raw talent tonight. The Buckeyes have enough NBA-caliber players to make the Los Angeles Clippers envious. Is that disparity in talent the entire reason(no matter the group of five we have on the floor) we always look completely void of anything resembling a team? No continuity..no flow…no camaraderie..no picking up your teammate when he’s struggling…no talking on defense…no chip on the shoulder…no reckless abandon to race to the ball…no fight strong enough to get a hand in the face an opponent’s wide-open shot…no pride. Can there be effort without pride? Is that what I’m witnessing?

    And am I the only one affected by the constant smirk on Thad Matta’s face? It makes me sick. There is a sliminess in his grin that generates a vomit reflex nearly equating what I used to feel many years ago when the cameras would zoom in on this handsome fellow. Sadly, with each outing this season seemingly on the quick downward slide, I’m more and more convinced that few wearing candy-stripes give a hoot about Buckeyes and Boilermakers pissing on our front lawn and laughing in our feeble faces. Maybe it is just about individuals anymore. Those that don’t have the talent to make the millions in the NBA are merely a boring sideshow. Boring to us..Boring to themselves..They know it. We know it. Maybe the colors on the back mean nothing. Maybe they don’t care they’re playing for Indiana. Maybe the fight song sounds no different in Hoosier ears than “Happy Birthday”-blow out the candles and another game bites the dust..And maybe our infatuation with the almighty dollar tied to anything that walks with a one-and-done ounce of talent is why nobody cares to wipe that stupid smirk off Matta’s face that he brings to Assembly Hall.

  4. AGAIN..SAME OLD THING…CREAN OUTCOACHED AGAIN. AS SOON AS VICTOR MAKES A GREAT DUNK AND GREAT DEFENSIVE PLAY..STRAIGHT TO THE BENCH.THESE PLAYERS CANNOT GET INTO ANY KNID AO RYTHEM WHEN THEY PLAY 3-4 MINUTES AT A TIME THEY OUT THEY GO.LOOK AT THE PLAYER’S FACE WHEN THEY GO OUT..THEY KNOW THEY JUST PLAYED 3-5 MINUTES AND THEY ARE OUT.CREEK SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR..HE CLEARLY IS NOT ANYWHERE NEAR OVER THIS INJURY.TWO AIR BALLS FROM BEYOND THE 3 POINT LINE..CAN’T CATCH A 5 FOOT PASS…AND FOLK’S IF YOU THINK NEXT YEAR WILL BE ANY BETTER..YOUR JUST KIDDING YOURSELF..CODY AND AUSTIN WILL HELP ALITTLE…BUT THEY HAVE NO ONE ELSE WITH THEM..WATFORD IS TOTALLY LOST..JONES III IS GREAT WHEN WE PLAY THE PRESEASON BUMS WE PLAYED..BUT IN THE BIG TEN HE IS SCARED TO DEATH.HULL’S IS ALL WE GOT.WE WILL NOT WIN MORE THAN 2 BIG TEN GAMES THIS YEAR..AND NOT MORE THAN 4-5 NEXT YEAR.IN 2012 WE HAVE SOME MORE HELP COMING..BUT STILL WON’T WIN OVER 6-7 BIG TEN GAMES.WITH CREAN AS THE HEAD COACH..NIT IS AS ABOUT AS GOOD AS IT WILL GET.GLASS DOESN’T SEEM TO CARE MUCH..LOOK AT THE FOOTBALL COACH CHOICE..YET ANOTHER COACH WITH NCAA INFRACTIONS..THEY SHOULD FIRE GLASS..THEY DID GREENSPAN…THE ONLY WAY IU EVER GET’S BACK TO BEING THE POWER WE ONCE WAS..IS TO PAY THE MONEY AND GET STEVE ALFORD OR RANDY WITTMAN IN HERE.THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE’S TOOK THE FIRST COACH THEY COULD FIND AND HIRED HIM.WHAT MAKES IT WORSE IS THAT..KENTUCKY..NORTH CAROLINA..LOUISVILLE..THEY HAVE PICKED COACH THAT CAN WIN..AND THAT HAS WON..CREAN HAD ONE YEAR WITH A GREAT PLAYER..WADE..AFTER THAT NOTHING.INDIANA IS THE LAUGHING STOCK OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL..GET ALL OUR GREAT PLAYER’S IN HERE IN 2012…AND I BET WE STILL DON’T WIN 15 GAMES AND BOTTOM HALF OF BIG TEN..AND NIT AT BEST.GREAT PLAYER’S WILL DO YOU NO GOOD..IF YOU DON’T HAVE A GREAT COACH.

  5. Great comments Happy Birthday…Terry I feel your pain, but believe me we have a top flight coach, time will tell.
    This stat is killing them…FT’s look at the OSU game. IU 10 more fouls, OSU 24 more attempts and 18 more points at the line…exactly the margin of victory. Every game they have lost the difference is at the FT line.

  6. Hey Terry…..did you apply for the job when the oppurtunity was there ? You should have , you seem to have all the answers. Maybe you should contact Crean and add you expertise . People like you are a joke ! Go find another team to support , IU sure does not need your “type”. Fans like you will be the first to be on the bandwagon as soon as IU experiences a little success. So my suggestion to you…..GET LOST !

  7. OK BILL…TELL ME WHAT MAKES YOU THINK TOM CREAN IS THE RIGHT COACH? I WOULD LOVE NOTHING BETTER THAN TO SEE IU WIN AGAIN.I HAVE MISSED 4 IU HOME BASKETBALL GAMES SINCE 1994…I LOVE IU..BUT THE WHOLE PROBLEM STARTED WITH THE WAY THEY FIRED COACH KNIGHT.YOU CAN’T FIRE A COACH 1 MONTH BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS.IF THEY WOULD HAVE LET KNIGHT COACH THAT SEASON..THEN FIRED HIM AFTER THE SEASON…LOTS OF COACHS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WOULD HAVE APPLIED FOR THIS JOB AND WE WOULD NOT BE IN THIS MESS.DO YOU BELIEVE THE VERY BEST IU COULD HAVE GOT TO COACH US WAS KELVIN SAMPSON…THERE WAS A REASON HE WAS HIRED..ASK THE PRESIDENT OF IU WHO WAS FIRED ALSO…THEN CREAN..COME ON..A TEAM WITH INDIANA TRADITION..AND I DO KNOW FOR SURE..NOT HERESAY..FOR SURE..ALFORD AND WITTMAN BOTH WANTED THAT JOB..AND WE HIRE CREAN??MARK FEW WANTED THE JOB…CREAN??..NOW I WILL GIVE CREAN CREDIT..HE WILL RUN A CLEAN PROGRAM AND NOT CHEAT..BUT WE WILL NEVER WIN MORE THAN 15-18 GAMES A YEAR UNDER CREAN.NAME ME ONE BIG MAN HE HAS EVER HAD BEFORE…NONE…YOU CAN’T WIN IN THE BIG TEN WITH A TEAM OF 6-9 PLAYERS.AND YOU CAN SURELY SEE HE GET’S OUT COACHED EVERY GAME..A MAN 74 YEARS OLD SITS BY ME AND HE EVEN SAY’S CREAN GET’S OUT COACHED.A FEW PLAYERS WE HAVE ON THIS YEAR’S TEAM..WATFORD..PRITCHARD..ELSTON..ALL WERE HIGHLY RECRUITED HS PLAYERS…WE CAN’T BEAT PENN ST. AT HOME??ALL IU HAD TO DO WAS FIRE DAVIS..AND ALFORD WOULD HAVE BEEN OUR COACH FOR THE NEXT 20 YEAR’S…BUT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE’S WAS AFRAID HE WOULD WANT TO MUCH MONEY..THEY WANTED ALFORD’S AGENT TO TELL THEM HOW MUCH HE WOULD WANT BEFORE THEY WOULD HIRE HIM!!!A TRUSTEE TOLD ME THAT HIMSELF!!! IU COULD NOT AFFORD NOT TO HIRE HIM…SO NOW WE LOSE..AND WILL LOSE FOR THE NEXT 3-5 YEAR’S.ELSTON WANT’S TO TRANSFER TO TENNESSEE…PRITCHARD WANT’S TO TRANSFER TO CINN. SO PLEASE TELL ME BILL..I RESPECT YOUR THOUGHT’S..WHY CREAN??? THIS IS INDIANA..ONE OF THE TOP PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY..AT LEAST TOP 6…AND IS CREAN ONE OF THE TOP 6 COACH’S IN THE COUNTRY??ALFORD OR WITTMAN EITHER ONE COULD COACH THIS YEAR’S TEAM..AND WE WIN 18-20 GAME’S…WHY…BECAUSE THEY WOULD BOTH TEACH DEFENSE…SOMETHING WE HAVE NOT PLAYED SINCE CREAN HAS BEEN HERE..IF INDIANA PLAYED ALFORD’S NEW MEXICO TEAM NEXT WEEK…THEY WOULD BEAT US 20 POINTS..AND THAT’S AT ASSEMBLY HALL!! YEAH..NEW MEXICO NOW THAT’S A BASKETBALL POWER…NOT..GET REAL BILL…IU WILL NOT..AND CANNOT WIN WITH CREAN AS COACH..PLEASE TELL ME WHY THEY WILL.

  8. Just wanted to know where you heard that Elston wants to transfer and Pritch wants to transfer…where does this info come from? Mark Few was rumored to have been offered the IU job and was quoted in 5 newspapers as saying he was happy and would retire at Gonzaga, his home and all his family is there and he was not interested in IU…that is fact!!!

  9. iamahoosier,

    So correct about the discrepancy in fouls and resulting foul shots(which I refuse to call free throws).

    JP,

    Even with both ears to the ground I have never heard one iota of rumor about DE or TP wanting to leave. Sounds like Terry is in the manufacturing business.
    So true is your statement about Few and why would he leave the gig he has.
    Izzo has been doing damn fine playing 6’9″ players and smaller in a wing heavy offense with out a true B10 aircraft carrier in the middle. If IIRC Coach Crean is a disciple of the Izzo School of Basketball. 3 out of 3 years in the BE he had 20 wins or more, which a certain someone failed to mention.

  10. ELSTON’S FATHER MET WITH CREAN AT THE END OF LAST SEASON AND TOLD HIM DERRICK WAS TRANSFERING TO TENN. IF HE DID NOT COMMIT TO PLAYING HIM MORE..PRITCHARD NEARLY WENT TO CINN. BEFORE..BUT KNEW HE WOULD GET MORE PLAYING TIME AT IU…THAT HASN’T WORKED OUT REAL WELL.PLEASE DON’T COMPARE IZZO’S 6 9″ PLAYER’S TO OUR 6 9″ PLAYER’S…THERE IS A WORLD APART.CREAN DID WIN 20 GAMES A YEAR AT MARQ. BUT HE DIDN’T PLAY THE TEAM’S HE IS PLAYING NOW.I WISH NOTHING BUT THE BEST FOR COACH CREAN AND INDIANA..WOULD LOVE NOTHING BETTER THAN TO SEE US WIN AGAIN AND BE THE POWER WE SHOULD BE..WOULD BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT I WAS WRONG..AND TO COACH CREAN’S CREDIT..HE IS GETTING SOME INDIANA HS BOY’S TO COMMIT TO IU..AND THAT IS A GREAT THING..BUT WHAT HAPPEN’S WHEN THESE GREAT PLAYER’S GET TO IU AND WE STILL STRUGGLE AND DON’T GO TO THE TOURNAMENT?? WILL THEY STILL COME TO IU..DON’T THINK SO..THEN WHAT..NO INDIANA KID WILL PLAY HERE.IN ALL OF MARQ. TEAM’S HE HAD..1 FINAL FOUR…THAT LET’S ME KNOW HE PLAYED VERY BAD TEAM’S BEFORE CONF. TIME.I AM NOT SAYING CREAN IS A BAD COACH…JUST SAYING HE IS IN OVER HIS HEAD AT IU.MIKE DAVIS WAS IN OVER HIS HEAD AT IU…AT UAB HE IS WINNING 18-21 GAMES A YEAR.IU IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT GAME.18 WIN’S A YEAR WON’T CUT IT HERE. AT LEAST 22-24 WINS A YEAR IS JUST AVG…DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT CREAN IS THE BEST HIRE IU COULD DO?? IF YOU DO BELIEVE THAT..THEN COACH KNIGHT DIDN’T DO AS GREAT A JOB AS WE ALL THOUGHT.THIS IS INDIANA…ONE OF THE BEST 3-4-5 BEST JOB’S IN THE NATION.WHY NOT ALFORD..WITTMAN..SMART..STALLINGS FROM VANDERBILT..ALFORD GOEW TO NEW MEXICO WHERE THEY HAVE NOT WON IN YEAR’S AND HIS SECOND SEASON WON 23 GAME’S?? COME ON MAN!!!NOBODY EXPECTED ANYTHING FROM CREAN THE FIRST YEAR..WE WERE NOT ANY BETTER THE SECOND YEAR…AND WERE NOT ANY BETTER THIS YEAR…ONLY HAVE 9 WIN’S..BECAUSE WE PLAYED NO BODY..AND SHOULD HAVE LOST TO FERRIS STATE!!!DO YOU THINK WE WILL WIN MORE THAN 2-3 GAMES IN THE BIG TEN THIS YEAR??NO WAY..IF WE CAN’T BEAT PENN STATE AT HOME…WHO CAN WE BEAT??MAYBE IOWA..THEY ARE WORSE THAN US..BUT BARELY…SO WE FINISH THIS SEASON 10-22…IS THAT IMPROVING???WE QUIT PLAYING AS SOON AS IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT ZELLER WAS COMING…HAVE WE WON SINCE THEN??MAYBE ONE GAME.FORMER IU PLAYER’S WERE NOT REAL HAPPY WITH THE CREAN HIRING..AND IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT DE AND TP TRANSFERING…THEN YOU MUST NOT LISTEN VERY MUCH..DO YOU EVEN GO TO ANY GAME’S???I HAVE MISSED 4 SINCE 1994…THERE ARE ALOT MORE NOT HAPPY WITH CREAN IN THE HALL…THAN THERE ARE THAT IS HAPPY WITH CREAN.I’M SURE IU WILL NOT FIRE CREAN..THE BUY OUT IS UNREAL..BUT GET USE TO SUB PAR SEASON’S..15-18 WIN’S ARE ALL YOU WILL SEE FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT 3-5 YEAR’S…HOW LONG CAN WE USE ‘REBUILDING’…THIS YEAR’S TEAM SHOULD HAVE WON AT LEAST 16-17 GAMES…DO YOU SEE THAT ??

  11. You only repeat gossip you’ve overheard about Elston and Pritchard. Rumor is not verifiable without facts. You offer none at all. You are the one who specified a team of 6’9″ players could not win in the B10. I accurately corrected you by stating your statement was false as Izzo has won done it in the B10 many times, without an aircraft carrier. IU under Coach Crean plays same offensive style as MSU, albeit at this time with less talented players. 23 wins for SA in the MW is no big accomplishment. They were just beaten by Dayton. He surrendered the challenge of coaching in the big leagues. The entire New Mexico schedule offers competition on the level of the preseason opponents of IU. Go to some internet blog site that specializes in rumors and gossip so you and your buddies can work yourselves into a frenzy. On here, you are the one in over your head.

  12. New Mexico hasn’t won in years? New Mexico has 20+ wins 18 of the last 24 years. NOT winning 20 games at new Mexico would be news. BTW, the key you’re looking for is just above the shift key on the left. Glad to help.

  13. First of all, I read as much as I can get my hands on and I have never heard while living in Bloomington and being on campus now and again that Elston ever looked at Tenn or Pritch at Cinci. Second, I do go to many home games…all but one this year so far. Third, you never addressed Mark Few?? Fourth, why did Cheaney, Bailey, and Evans embrace Crean so quick…there were others too but those 3 are my favorite. Fifth, reading in all caps gives me a headache…change it please!

  14. I get on here once in a while and I can picture in my mind the jacka$$ next to me at Yogi’s with his pride and joy North Face jacket he bought off ebay and his new Iphone 4 and perfectly combed hair with gel in his banana republic shirt and slacks he spent his whole paycheck on with knock off pleather shoes, maybe earring in ear talking about how poorly Crean coaches and how IU will never be back and this guy wants to transfer for sure…cuz I read it on Peegs thats why, bs and this way and that while I sit there in my throw back 22 jersey in my Old Navy jeans with my new Nike air max I got from my kids for Christmas with my Franchise IU hat pulled down and my IU class ring on with my non internet and non texting free phone…I turn to my wife and say…”This jerk does not know the first damn thing he is talking about and GOD knows he is not a true IU fan”!!!

    People crack me up….I had to get that off my chest, never mind the run on, I enjoyed it! Funny thing is if you get out, you know the type of guy I am talking of.

  15. Are we going to dig up this Alford nonsense again? When he was asked about the Indiana job he always responded with “not interested” He has signed a VERY LONG TERM CONTRACT AT NEW MEXICO.4guards when are you going to tear down that Alford shrine you have next to your bed? Tom Crean is here for at least FIVE YEARS SO SAVE YOUR BREATH.Better yet hold it until you pass out.

  16. My comment is awaiting moderation? WHY? Did I hurt a staff members feelings? Thats what I thought.He’s part of the staff.

  17. The last few weeks were so pleasant. Now we have to put up with juvenile crap again. It is apparent the time out did no good. Now he is armed with a new dictionary received from his tutor for Christmas.

  18. Not the real 4guards. Real 4guards is gone.
    Ram — the reason why your comment went to pending is because actually typing the word “4guards” in the body of your post sends it there.

  19. HK,

    Thanks for the heads up on that topic. By the way what happened to your curls? Or are you just sporting a holiday motif to hurt less with a hangover?

  20. HC,

    No problem. I went to get a haircut, but made the mistake of going to one of the cheapo places. Told her what I wanted and that’s not what happened. I am OK with it — hair grows back, but I think my child had issues recognizing me.

  21. I’m trying to picture in my mind that “jacka$$” at Yogi’s using his new iphone 4 to take a snapshot of a gawking homeboy weirdo standing at the bar with his puppet-string wife.

  22. The quote from one of my previous posts are verified. But it should say “some” people. J Pat I would have a beer with you. At least I would know who the real fan was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and !!!!!!!

  23. Mass, like the exclamation points! I am bored and was heading in to a 3 hour meeting so I ran with it. I was in the meeting listening to my boss talk to hear himself talk and I was thinking that there is the other fan that is in their 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s that cannot get the motion offense by Knight out of their head. The fan that is such a Knight worshiper that the only coaches they can see at IU now are Alford, P Knight, or maybe DD and will not be happy with anyone else. The kind of fan that still complains about Assembly Hall selling out to companies putting banners up or flashing their logos on the scoreboard or complaining about the lights going out to introduce players or even the music selection. I got goosebumps last year when guns n roses was played coming out of a timeout….the drums came in on Paradise city and then the jamming and the Axl’s voice before he screwed it all up and what not. I read over and over that people complained and I have not heard it since…that was IU/UK last year. It is 2011 people, kids are different and times have changed. I have Bob Knight’s face all over my “man room” but his day is over…it is The Tom Crean era whether you like it or not…it is here to stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hate going back to work after vacation! I miss my kids!

  24. jack, not sure how to take the last post by you. Not sure about the term “homeboy”. My wife is my best friend, I am fortunate that way!

  25. JPat, I understand fully. I got to go to a game over Thanksgiving break.(Visiting family) I saw the same red sweaters and grey headed combovers and Mary K/Avon wives that sit in rows 5-40 thats been there since I was a kid. Yes I am profiling, and there are many, many great fans and supporters who are getting older. But it was more social awareness on my part than anyting wrong with them.
    My point is culture and attitude. It is hard to change. Football is a good example. But it seems that we may have the right guy for that. IU has made progress. And I believe we have the right guy with Crean. Kids are our future. You have to stay relevent and keep them interested. I think Crean understands this. Support when we lose, as well as when we are winning three banners. It’s always easy to back a winner. But more satisfying when you can say, I stuck with them, and then win. I won’t say Coach Crean is the best out there. But firing him now could be the death nail for IU Basketball. We are now just getting back to critical but stable condition.

  26. Mass, good comments…I opened myself up by writing what I did but I was kind of being cheeeezy more than anything. My way I think or my dress is NO better than anyone. I study the game, enjoy it, and figure to be a rational person.

    You are right about sticking with the team through thick and thin…the walk back to my car after A. Starr hit that field goal was fabulous!

    As far as Crean goes, I am upset with the defense being played but when I watch Will and Vic and how much more athletic and quick to recognize they are than others on the team, I know the future is bright. Can you imagine 4 Vic’s with Zeller…it is coming! The offense Crean runs if for athletes and I must remind myself of that. Should he change his style a little for the talent we have…maybe yes but would it hurt recruiting? I guess it would not totally hurt if he wins more but you know what I mean. The kids on the team now minus a couple are just really slow, too slow! I have questions as well but a lot comes down to the kids…not sure they played hard for 40 minutes the last few games! Who will lead and get in someones ear? anyway, take care.

  27. Good “cheeeezy” reasoning. Crean is about as relevant as Cheez Whiz.

    A long shelf life will be propped up by years of clever packaging and marketing. If you’re mostly crackers, you’ll never get enough. The creany Whiz in a can will benefit greatly by cute slogans and the backing a respected and well-known company. In every category(e.g service, politician, tangible good, basketball coach) there is a demand energized by a mindless and unsophisticated consumer that prefers the quick and artificially enhanced product with its forever inferior singular flavor spewing out promises a fun noisy nozzle with all the pretense the real thing.

  28. My wife reinforced to me that it was important for Crean to run what he wanted and stay with it. They will not learn or establish a foundation if they don’t. They will be slow and weak(interior) whatever offense they run. Crean knows what will win him games. Alot of these kids skills or disipline short comings can’t be blamed totally on Crean. They are just that, short comings. Kinda explains our record. IMO
    Didn’t mean anything about appearances either. Live and let live.

  29. JPat,

    Your references to Will, VO, and emerging athleticism for the future of IU BB are much like the now growing presence of Coach Wilson and staff put on the face of the future of IU FB.

  30. JPAT AND HOOSIER CLARION..YOU GUY’S STILL SMOKE TO MUCH DOPE…GET OVER IT…YOUR WISHING AND HOPING CREAN WILL SOMEHOW GET US BACK TO WINNING…NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AND YOU KNOW IT..SO YOU GO INTO SOME KIND OF..WELL..I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT WAS..MY MIND CANNOT COME DOWN TO THAT LEVEL…HAPPY TO SAY.SOMEONE SAID THEY SEE IU IMPROVING..WHERE AT???WE HAVE 9 WINS SO FAR…WE WILL HAVE NO MORE THAN 11-12 WHEN THIS SEASON IS OVER…IS THAT IMPROVING?? 11-12 WIN’S IS MORE THAN LAST YEAR’S..BUT WE HAVE PLAYED NO BODY THIS YEAR..NOBODY. AS FAR HAS LEAVING CAPS ON..DON’T WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT THAT..JUST LISTEN TO WAHT I AM SAYING..NOT SO MUCH AS WHAT IT LOOK’S LIKE.YOU THINK CREAN LOOK’S LIKE A GOOD COACH..HE IS NOT.IF YOU DON’T THINK IT’S TRUE ABOUT DE AND TP LEAVING..JUST WAIT UNTIL THIS 11-22 SEASON IS OVER AND WE WILL SEE.I WILL BE SURPRISED IF VO STAY’S AROUND..NOW I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THAT ONE..BUT WHY WOULD HE..HE HAS A GREAT TALENT..WE WILL NOT WIN IN HIS 3 MORE YEAR’S THERE.HIS HS TEAM COULD BEAT HIS COLLEGE TEAM RIGHT NOW BY 20.INDIANA PLAY’S NO DEFENSE..NONE..RIVER’S DOESN’T LIKE ANYBODY ON THIS TEAM..HE THINK’S THEY HAVE ALL TURNED THERE BACK ON HIM..WHICH MAYBE THEY HAVE FOR GOOD REASON.PRITCHARD DOESN’T LIKE THE FACT THAT DE HAS TAKEN HIS STARTING SPOT..YOU GUY’S THINK I WANT IU TO LOSE..YOUR CRAZY..I LOVE IU..SEASON TICKET HOLDER SINCE 94..DRIVE OVER AN HOUR TO EVERY GAME..SO I WANT THEM TO LOSE!!!??? YEAH RIGHT..BUT I AM SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW CREAN IS NOT THE ANSWER..I AGREE..HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE..LIKE I SAID EARLIER..BUY OUT IS TO MUCH..HE IS HERE FOR AT LEAST 4-5 MORE YEAR’S…BY THEN OUR PROGRAM WILL BE SO USE TO LOSING IT WILL BE TO LATE.NO TOP COACH WILL WANT TO COME HERE AFTER YEAR’S OF LOSING.ALL WE HAVE NEXT YEAR IS ZELLER AND AUSTIN…WHO WILL THEY HAVE TO PLAY WITH…WHAT WE HAVE NOW???OK..SO WE WIN 14 GAMES NEXT YEAR..ANOTHER LOSING SEASON..NO TOURNAMENT PLAY..THE NEXT YEAR WE DO HAVE SOME DECENT PLAYER’S COMING…SO WE MIGHT WIN 17 GAMES..MAYBE…THAT STILL WON’T GET US IN ANYWHERE.THAT’S 7-8 YEAR’S WITH NO TOURNAMENT PLAY…OH YEAH..WE ARE IMPROVING..KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK CREAN…HE MIGHT DESTROY IU BASKETBALL MORE THAT SAMPSON EVER THOUGHT OF.

  31. Any smart, happy, married adult male has a wife for a best friend. Those that don’t are sad little boys afraid to grow up. A smart wife can be a partner in a full, successful life filled with happiness and excitement. A great drinking buddy doesn’t vomit on your couch.

  32. Terry, as 4G was, your mind is made up. I think you do what he used to and read blog comments and watch games to see reactions/body language and then you make your uninformed decision/opinion. Not going to battle that. Take care.

    Chet and Mass, you are so right. I am lucky, most all of my friends don’t have the same luxury!

    Clarion, it is so much better when we agree, I love it! Thanks!!!

  33. J Pat-

    Going to come clean here. Though not the guy that writes in all caps, I am the immature dummy that posted that silly picture. I’m having a lot of personal problems. You sound like a good man with a good heart. Your wife is lucky to have you. Sorry.

  34. D-5, if you are serious…thanks and no problem. I was rambling today out of boredom so I kind of asked for it. Take care!

  35. Not meant for you D-5. Intended for the screamer with the broken caps button. By the way cheer up.

  36. WATCH OUR GREAT COACH IN TOMORROW NIGHT’S GAME.AS SOON AS VO..DE..MAKES A GOOD PLAY..A DUNK..STEAL..OR 3 POINTER..THEY WILL COME OUT OF THE GAME.WATFORD..HULL’S HE LEAVE’S IN ALITTLE LONGER..BUT MOST PLAYER’S PLAY 4-5 MINUTE’S AT A TIME..THEY GO OUT WITH A LOOK OF.”I JUST GOT IN”..WILL NEVER WIN BECAUSE PLAYER’S CANNOT GET INTO A FLOW WITHOUT GOING OUT.CREAN NEED’S TO QUIT BEING A CHEERLEADER AND START COACHING.FIRST BIG TEN ROAD GAME..GOING TO BE A NASTY ONE I’M AFRAID..MINN.75 IU 60

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