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Freshman Kemba Walker Brilliant For UConn

There are 29 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 29, 2009, titled Freshman Kemba Walker Brilliant For UConn. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

G LENDALE, Ariz. - It was after the team meal Friday when Kemba Walker turned to Jelani Townsell with a request.

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Timster

Beacon Falls, CT

#22 Mar 29, 2009
Question Jerry- WHAT exact part of your first paragraph "sounded ridiculous"??????
Jerry

Danielson, CT

#23 Mar 29, 2009
Timster wrote:
Question Jerry- WHAT exact part of your first paragraph "sounded ridiculous"??????
The entire paragraph sounded ridiculous. If you or any UCONN fans seriously think the CT media should brush illegal activities by Calhoun under the rug simply because it casts negativity on the program, then you are ridiculous. Ever heard of Woodward and Bernstein? The media's job is to report the good, bad and ugly news. If it bothers some people who can't handle the truth that maybe the coach has violated some rules, too bad.

Look, you are all entitled to your opinions. But just remember, your opinions are biased because you are partial toward UCONN. I'm guessing Jacobs has no bias for or against UCONN. He believes what he writes, and that is what he gets paid to do. Nobody is saying you have to agree with what he writes or even like him.
uconn partisan

Mount Sinai, NY

#24 Mar 29, 2009
dchusky wrote:
agree...agree...agree...
Was going to post the same thing, but you got to it before I could.
What is the animus against JC all about anyway? When I left CT in the early 1990s, he could have been elected governor in a landslide. What the heck happened?
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It's a CT thing. People like being miserable I think. I'm really not sure that's it but I do think there is a confluence of factors that have lead to an increase in the negativity directed at Calhoun.
(1) The unmatched success of the women's program. Most people know that women's basketball is not nearly as competitive as men's or as highly regarded around the nation, but there are alot of people in CT, think old ladies and people who never played sports, drive mini vans and love easy listening music, who actually think the women could beat the men or that the men's notoriety is undeserved b/c they haven't won 5 national titles.

(2) Unemployable haters from other schools who moved back to CT to live with their parents and direct their dissatifaction with life on Calhoun.

(3) Calhoun's on court demeanor. Softies who don't get sports are actually offended by it. I love it. It's what the game is all about but people translate that to his actual real life demeanor. It isn't true. A bunch of my friends and I ran into him once. We couldn't have been more obnoxious in our excitement and he couldn't have been more gracious. He didn't hesitate for a picture even though we had so rudely interrupted his dinner. The details are actually really heart warming (yes, I wrote heart warming) considering the situation but too many for this forum.

(4) Some people are just bitterly jealous of his success.

(5) CTers having an inferiority complex and not believing anything from the state could be so good so they put it down.
uconn partisan

Mount Sinai, NY

#25 Mar 29, 2009
Jerry wrote:
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The entire paragraph sounded ridiculous. If you or any UCONN fans seriously think the CT media should brush illegal activities by Calhoun under the rug simply because it casts negativity on the program, then you are ridiculous. Ever heard of Woodward and Bernstein? The media's job is to report the good, bad and ugly news. If it bothers some people who can't handle the truth that maybe the coach has violated some rules, too bad.
Look, you are all entitled to your opinions. But just remember, your opinions are biased because you are partial toward UCONN. I'm guessing Jacobs has no bias for or against UCONN. He believes what he writes, and that is what he gets paid to do. Nobody is saying you have to agree with what he writes or even like him.
You just compared the Courant/Yahoo writers et al to Woodward and Bernstein. So Jim Calhoun is Richard Nixon now? You might want to take a step back. If you focus maybe you'll see it. It's called reality. By the way, Calhoun has not been accused of breaking a law. NCAA regs are not laws. Check the U.S.C. and CT General Statutes. There is no directive to the NCAA to promulgate rules and regulations based upon any statute because the NCAA is NOT A GOVERNMENT ENTITY FOOL!
dchusky

San Jose, CA

#26 Mar 29, 2009
beat me to the punch again.

regards from DC.
uconn partisan wrote:
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You just compared the Courant/Yahoo writers et al to Woodward and Bernstein. So Jim Calhoun is Richard Nixon now? You might want to take a step back. If you focus maybe you'll see it. It's called reality. By the way, Calhoun has not been accused of breaking a law. NCAA regs are not laws. Check the U.S.C. and CT General Statutes. There is no directive to the NCAA to promulgate rules and regulations based upon any statute because the NCAA is NOT A GOVERNMENT ENTITY FOOL!
Timster

Beacon Falls, CT

#27 Mar 29, 2009
uconn partisan wrote:
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It's a CT thing. People like being miserable I think. I'm really not sure that's it but I do think there is a confluence of factors that have lead to an increase in the negativity directed at Calhoun.
(1) The unmatched success of the women's program. Most people know that women's basketball is not nearly as competitive as men's or as highly regarded around the nation, but there are alot of people in CT, think old ladies and people who never played sports, drive mini vans and love easy listening music, who actually think the women could beat the men or that the men's notoriety is undeserved b/c they haven't won 5 national titles.
(2) Unemployable haters from other schools who moved back to CT to live with their parents and direct their dissatifaction with life on Calhoun.
(3) Calhoun's on court demeanor. Softies who don't get sports are actually offended by it. I love it. It's what the game is all about but people translate that to his actual real life demeanor. It isn't true. A bunch of my friends and I ran into him once. We couldn't have been more obnoxious in our excitement and he couldn't have been more gracious. He didn't hesitate for a picture even though we had so rudely interrupted his dinner. The details are actually really heart warming (yes, I wrote heart warming) considering the situation but too many for this forum.
(4) Some people are just bitterly jealous of his success.
(5) CTers having an inferiority complex and not believing anything from the state could be so good so they put it down.
Bravo!!!! Someone who has a head on his shoulders, has some background in sports, understands sports, and is a Husky Fan. I wish there were more folks like you on these threads, we seem to be inundated with the "know it alls" who have never laced up a pair of sneakers in their lives, yet they "know how bad the huskies are" or how short tempered Calhoun is. The unfortunate part of these blogs is the "posers" as I call them are like a bad penny....they keep coming back. Fortunately for us, the "upside" is that we're in Detroit, Final 4. Some of these bozos who post the negativity are trying to change their tunes and jump on the bandwagon. They can kiss my a@@, cause we're cuttin' down the nets baby!!! GO HUSKIES!!!
MrLogical

Milldale, CT

#28 Mar 29, 2009
uconn partisan wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a CT thing. People like being miserable I think. I'm really not sure that's it but I do think there is a confluence of factors that have lead to an increase in the negativity directed at Calhoun.
(1) The unmatched success of the women's program. Most people know that women's basketball is not nearly as competitive as men's or as highly regarded around the nation, but there are alot of people in CT, think old ladies and people who never played sports, drive mini vans and love easy listening music, who actually think the women could beat the men or that the men's notoriety is undeserved b/c they haven't won 5 national titles.
(2) Unemployable haters from other schools who moved back to CT to live with their parents and direct their dissatifaction with life on Calhoun.
(3) Calhoun's on court demeanor. Softies who don't get sports are actually offended by it. I love it. It's what the game is all about but people translate that to his actual real life demeanor. It isn't true. A bunch of my friends and I ran into him once. We couldn't have been more obnoxious in our excitement and he couldn't have been more gracious. He didn't hesitate for a picture even though we had so rudely interrupted his dinner. The details are actually really heart warming (yes, I wrote heart warming) considering the situation but too many for this forum.
(4) Some people are just bitterly jealous of his success.
(5) CTers having an inferiority complex and not believing anything from the state could be so good so they put it down.
Regarding point #2, why would anybody who left CT, ever want to move back?
dchusky

San Jose, CA

#29 Mar 29, 2009
Thanks for the reasonable answer. Others have noted it and agreed, at least partially, with your assessment. I can't say I disagree.

But I want to pull this thread a bit longer. Let's take Jeff Jacobs -- He's gotta cover on the court developments(which he did quite well, for example, it writing this piece about Walker, or the other day about Austrie), but he also can't hide his anger at JC when covering the off-the-court scandal.

I get JJ's need to cover and keep separate both issues--on court vs. off court. But it's like reading different writers. So, what motivates the fairness on the one hand and the hostility on the other?

Any takers? Jeff -- do you care to comment? I think this is a fair question. I'm looking for construtive anwers.
uconn partisan wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a CT thing. People like being miserable I think. I'm really not sure that's it but I do think there is a confluence of factors that have lead to an increase in the negativity directed at Calhoun.
(1) The unmatched success of the women's program. Most people know that women's basketball is not nearly as competitive as men's or as highly regarded around the nation, but there are alot of people in CT, think old ladies and people who never played sports, drive mini vans and love easy listening music, who actually think the women could beat the men or that the men's notoriety is undeserved b/c they haven't won 5 national titles.
(2) Unemployable haters from other schools who moved back to CT to live with their parents and direct their dissatifaction with life on Calhoun.
(3) Calhoun's on court demeanor. Softies who don't get sports are actually offended by it. I love it. It's what the game is all about but people translate that to his actual real life demeanor. It isn't true. A bunch of my friends and I ran into him once. We couldn't have been more obnoxious in our excitement and he couldn't have been more gracious. He didn't hesitate for a picture even though we had so rudely interrupted his dinner. The details are actually really heart warming (yes, I wrote heart warming) considering the situation but too many for this forum.
(4) Some people are just bitterly jealous of his success.
(5) CTers having an inferiority complex and not believing anything from the state could be so good so they put it down.

Since: Aug 08

Monomoy Island, MA

#30 Mar 29, 2009
MrLogical wrote:
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Regarding point #2, why would anybody who left CT, ever want to move back?
By your logic why are you still here? just asking.

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