Georgetown Kicks Off Big East Play

Georgetown Kicks Off Big East Play

There are 19 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Dec 29, 2008, titled Georgetown Kicks Off Big East Play. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

"In most places," Calhoun said, "I thought 11-0 was good." Well, 11-0 is perfect.

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FREDDYKOOL

Palm Coast, FL

#1 Dec 29, 2008
NOW WE START FOR ALL THE MARBLES, GOOD LUCK GUYS. YOU CAN DO IT.
swpaul

South Windsor, CT

#2 Dec 29, 2008
What record does Calhoun expect when all they play are bunnies?
bmac

Baltimore, MD

#3 Dec 29, 2008
3 ranked teams before Christmas is more than most teams play. It was not a given that they'd be undefeated at this point.
dchusky

New Port Richey, FL

#4 Dec 29, 2008
swpaul wrote:
What record does Calhoun expect when all they play are bunnies?
Another snipe from another selfish UCONN fan. There are too many of your ilk. Why don't you go watch a spelling bee?

Myself, I'M PSYCHED about the start of Big East play. Couldn't start with a better test. Bring on the Hoyas. Avenge the Hibbert dagger. go Huskies.
HuskyHead

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Dec 29, 2008
swpaul wrote:
What record does Calhoun expect when all they play are bunnies?
Why is it always the uninformed people who feel the need to comment? They've played 3 ranked teams before conference plays has even started! Let's take a look at the other teams in the top 5: UConn has played 1 more ranked team than UNC, 3 more than Pitt, 2 more than Oklahoma, and 1 more than Duke.
Do you feel like an idiot yet?? I can keep going. Here's a thought: how about next time you share an opinion, at least have a clue what you're talking about. Over a 1/4 of their schedule so far has been against ranked teams, in a season where they have 9 more games against ranked teams in their own conference and possibly a 10th if Michigan (out of conference) cracks the polls. I think everyone on these boards are sick and tired of ignorant people like you spewing unsubstantiated non-sense. "all they play are bunnies?"??? Moron
Resident

Farmington, CT

#6 Dec 29, 2008
Good luck to the Huskies! I hope they play their game - no matter of who's watching. Seems like knowing the NBA scouts were watching put them in a little bit of a tizzy against Gonzaga.
the bear

Concord, CA

#7 Dec 29, 2008
The way I look at it UCONN is 4 and 0. Let's face it--7 games were gimmees! Also, has Thabeet made anything but a layup or a dunk this year. Calhoun needs to explain how he is the most improved player he has coached in 30 years. Let's face it --his record at UCONN is primarily the result of having some of the best players in the country. Despite that he has coached 2 of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA years--George Mason and San Diego.
Jim

United States

#8 Dec 29, 2008
great post HuskyHead. haters need to get a life
UC Fan

United States

#9 Dec 29, 2008
the bear wrote:
The way I look at it UCONN is 4 and 0. Let's face it--7 games were gimmees! Also, has Thabeet made anything but a layup or a dunk this year. Calhoun needs to explain how he is the most improved player he has coached in 30 years. Let's face it --his record at UCONN is primarily the result of having some of the best players in the country. Despite that he has coached 2 of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA years--George Mason and San Diego.
You mean guys like Jake Voskuhl and Hilton Armstrong and Emeka Okafor? Players that were unheralded coming out of high school and are now in the NBA? Face it, Calhoun is an all-time great coach and a true Hall-of-Famer. What do have against successful people?
common sense

Wethersfield, CT

#10 Dec 29, 2008
the bear wrote:
The way I look at it UCONN is 4 and 0. Let's face it--7 games were gimmees! Also, has Thabeet made anything but a layup or a dunk this year. Calhoun needs to explain how he is the most improved player he has coached in 30 years. Let's face it --his record at UCONN is primarily the result of having some of the best players in the country. Despite that he has coached 2 of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA years--George Mason and San Diego.
Bear, you are clueless. Thabeet's job is to make layups and dunks. If he's shooting jumpshots, there's a problem. His game has miles to go without a doubt, but it has come miles already. Those who doubt that didn't watch him play as a freshman.

To your other (and worse) point about Calhoun's success. Did these great players decide to come to UConn because of it's scenic locale or the cuisine at Willington Pizza? Don't think so. They came because Calhoun got them to come, every single one of them left a better player than they were when they arrived, and most achieved a great deal of success in the NCAA tournament.

George Mason also beat Michigan St. and North Carolina in that tournamet, but I guess Roy Williams and Tom Izzo can't coach either. San Diego was a terrible loss, but let's not forget it was Calhoun's FIRST loss in the first round in 14 NCAA appearances at UConn.
FREDDYKOOL

Palm Coast, FL

#11 Dec 29, 2008
TO HELL WITH THE HATERS. GO UCONN GOOD LUCK TONIGHT, BEAT GT.
Jerk Store Owner

Baltimore, MD

#12 Dec 29, 2008
Only Gonzaga is still ranked. Miami and Wisonsin are unranked. A pretty cupcake filled pre conference schedule for a team that was #2 in the nation preseason.

Memo to Calhoun: you're not at Northeastern anymore. You can actually play good teams.
Jerk Store Owner

Billerica, MA

#13 Dec 29, 2008
UConn has played 1 team currently ranked: Gonzaga. Miami and Wisconsin are no longer ranked.

I hope the Huskies don't crash after feasting on so many cupcakes for the last 6 weeks. Memo to Calhoun: you're not at Northeastern anymore so you can actually schedule some tough games.
yo lo tengo

Medford, NY

#14 Dec 29, 2008
Jerk Store Owner wrote:
UConn has played 1 team currently ranked: Gonzaga. Miami and Wisconsin are no longer ranked.
I hope the Huskies don't crash after feasting on so many cupcakes for the last 6 weeks. Memo to Calhoun: you're not at Northeastern anymore so you can actually schedule some tough games.
he hasnt been for 20 years, what do you call the Gonzaga, Miami and Wisconsin games? Cupcakes? Tell us what store you own so we can be reminded where never to shop
matt0624

Livingston, NJ

#15 Dec 29, 2008
GET SOME, UCONN!!!
bookem dan-o

Hartford, CT

#16 Dec 29, 2008
hey husky head do you have a life outside of uconn athletics? you seem like a very intense individual you moron. take a chill and get a life with a sense of humor
Jerk Store Owner

Billerica, MA

#17 Dec 29, 2008
yo lo tengo wrote:
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he hasnt been for 20 years, what do you call the Gonzaga, Miami and Wisconsin games? Cupcakes? Tell us what store you own so we can be reminded where never to shop
Wisconsin and Miami are unranked, middle of the road teams.

Gonzaga has 3 losses and is overrated as they always are.
John

United States

#18 Dec 29, 2008
Is it too much to ask that you put the game time in your article Mike?
HuskyHead

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Dec 30, 2008
bookem dan-o wrote:
hey husky head do you have a life outside of uconn athletics? you seem like a very intense individual you moron. take a chill and get a life with a sense of humor
Great insight. You seem very educated. It's hard not to be intense when people make false statements. UConn has one of the hardest schedules in the country this year (including pre-conference play)..period. But, people will still come on here and claim otherwise.

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