Hanson's Son Knows UConn Tradition

Hanson's Son Knows UConn Tradition

There are 15 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jul 22, 2008, titled Hanson's Son Knows UConn Tradition. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

T ony Hanson, speaking with a hint of an English accent, seems to fear he is a little overbearing when it comes to having his son, David, get a feel for UConn tradition.

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Anchor

United States

#1 Jul 22, 2008
Sounds like this guy is a stiff.
Keith

Newington, CT

#2 Jul 22, 2008
Anchor wrote:
Sounds like this guy is a stiff.
What's the point of this article? Should I be interested in Tony Hanson who played for Uconn in the 70's? or Should I be interested in his son that isn't good enough to play for Uconn in 2009? If this a news worthy story please poke my eyes out with a stick.
Jensen

United States

#3 Jul 22, 2008
Keith wrote:
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What's the point of this article? Should I be interested in Tony Hanson who played for Uconn in the 70's? or Should I be interested in his son that isn't good enough to play for Uconn in 2009? If this a news worthy story please poke my eyes out with a stick.
If you know anything about UConn hoops you'd know Tony Hanson was one of their best players pre-Big East. If you're too young to have seen him play, fine, but why the cranky attitude?
Mick

United States

#4 Jul 22, 2008
bring your eyes over here fella, i'll poke them with this stick....Tony Hanson, Jim Ambromitas, Corny Thompson, etc etc...the ROOTS of UCONN Ball that got us to where we are now...now kneel down sonnyboy
Ballaholic

South Windsor, CT

#5 Jul 24, 2008
I've seen Hanson's son play and at best he's a D3 player. Nothing wrong with that but he is not a scholarship player. As for Tony Hanson, he is a UCONN legend. About 5 years ago or so I saw him run pick up ball and he was still bustin ass. He was a ferocious competitor.
keith

Newington, CT

#6 Sep 16, 2008
Mick wrote:
bring your eyes over here fella, i'll poke them with this stick....Tony Hanson, Jim Ambromitas, Corny Thompson, etc etc...the ROOTS of UCONN Ball that got us to where we are now...now kneel down sonnyboy
You have no idea what you're talking about!! Hanson and Thompson played over thirty years ago. They played in Europe and had a 1/2 cup of coffee with an NBA team. What does that have to do with anything?
Mick

East Hampton, CT

#7 Sep 21, 2008
keith wrote:
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You have no idea what you're talking about!! Hanson and Thompson played over thirty years ago. They played in Europe and had a 1/2 cup of coffee with an NBA team. What does that have to do with anything?
well, for one we're talking UConn and not post UConn....like you, you were good in the 3rd grade and then ended up serving fries for a living...doesn't mean your 3rd grade good efforts make you a bum...
keith

Newington, CT

#8 Oct 7, 2008
You wouldn't knowa news worthy story if it hit in the face. Go clean the toilets. They're beginning to smell.
Mick wrote:
<quoted text>well, for one we're talking UConn and not post UConn....like you, you were good in the 3rd grade and then ended up serving fries for a living...doesn't mean your 3rd grade good efforts make you a bum...
Mick

Morris, CT

#9 Oct 19, 2008
keith wrote:
You wouldn't knowa news worthy story if it hit in the face. Go clean the toilets. They're beginning to smell.
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i know there are many different types of stories out there that reach diffrerent people in different ways. The Tony Hanson story was a nice little piece of nostaglia - a sort of 'where are they now' type. It interested me, it didn't you - big deal. Now, what do you do with these hard hitting news stories you crave? You probably feel like a big boy and yap about them, but can you talk to anyone about anything in this world. It takes more than the "big boys news" to converse in this world.
keith

Newington, CT

#10 Oct 21, 2008
Why are you so interested in Tony Hanson. No one except you cares about Tony Hanson. Seriously. You are a joke!!!!!
Mick wrote:
<quoted text>i know there are many different types of stories out there that reach diffrerent people in different ways. The Tony Hanson story was a nice little piece of nostaglia - a sort of 'where are they now' type. It interested me, it didn't you - big deal. Now, what do you do with these hard hitting news stories you crave? You probably feel like a big boy and yap about them, but can you talk to anyone about anything in this world. It takes more than the "big boys news" to converse in this world.
Alex Hanson

Billingham, UK

#11 Nov 19, 2008
Tony is my dad n my brother is d1 potential he is a legend keith i bet u have never played bball anywhere near that level
Mick

United States

#12 Nov 22, 2008
keith wrote:
Why are you so interested in Tony Hanson. No one except you cares about Tony Hanson. Seriously. You are a joke!!!!!
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it seems that you are more interested in Tony Hanson than i am....i enjoyed the story and moved on.... you are bent on blasting him and making sure everyone else does too or else....in the end, YOU are the joke...
Mick

United States

#13 Nov 22, 2008
Alex Hanson wrote:
Tony is my dad n my brother is d1 potential he is a legend keith i bet u have never played bball anywhere near that level
i enjoyed watching you Dad play...i was a young boy playing bball myself and i certainly was influenced by his hustle and determination on the court....and i am still influenced by him when i go thru airport checks by keeping my mouth shut and not cracking jokes - i think of him every time at the checkpoint...
I remember Tony

Waterbury, CT

#14 Apr 20, 2009
Just seeing those old pictures of Tony bring back so many memories of high school. He made basketball look so effortless. He had that sort of a 'fro, but it wasn't round like the many of the other ones at the time. The ends were sort of stright so when he ran down the court it had this rhythmic bounce to it. Almost hypnotic. The Holy Cross gym was pretty small compared to the UConn fieldhouse at the time, so everyone was packed like sardines screaming...pretty wild. I miss the 70s :(
hartlepool uk

UK

#15 Jul 20, 2012
david hanson works at my school now, and his mom is the deputy head, and tony came in and did a speech about his life, great person :))

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