Rose honors Fab Five since no one els...

Rose honors Fab Five since no one else will

There are 5 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 16, 2007, titled Rose honors Fab Five since no one else will. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Jalen Rose is honoring his Fab Five basketball teammates at Michigan with a billboard near where he and former teammate Chris Webber grew up.

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Not a fan

Bridgeport, WV

#1 Oct 16, 2007
Rose is a fan of 'Queer Eye?' Kidding.

Fifteen years hasn't give me any warm fuzzies for the Fab Five. I think they ushered in an era of the worst in college (and NBA) hoops: over-the-top trash-talking, gross commercialism and, ultimately, shame for their program. I'd suggest we can credit much of the decline in sportsmanship in today's game to the Five. Any of Wooden's UCLA teams could've run circles around them, both in terms of class and playing style.
Jack Kirbyspencil

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Oct 16, 2007
didnt care for them then---dont care for them now.

Hey Jalen--how is that career holding out? What? Almost as useless as Michigan honoring you?


United States

#3 Oct 16, 2007
Fab Five? What a bunch of cheaters getting paid to play college basketball. Kind of reminds me of the UCLA players under Wooden.
Yankey-Livin-N-D a-Souf

Grovetown, GA

#4 Oct 16, 2007
While the federal charges against Chris Webber didn't help bolster the Fab5's image for college hoops, you really can't take what they achieved away from them. IMO, it's not their fault that they got taken in by all the glits and glamour the booster pushed upon them. Okay, so three of them essentially got "paid" to play college ball. But do you really think an 18, 19, 21 yr old young man fresh out of high school can pass up the money that was offerred - over $100,000 dollar to either himself or his family in one case? You'd think that after all that time they were getting "paid", somebody in accounting or even in the athletics department would have noticed something was up! I don't blame the boys; I blame the university!

In correcting their mistake, the univiersity took a big hit. Taking down the banner probably was the right thing to do, but I commend Jalen for doing something to honor the competitive spirit his college teammates displayed during that era of their basketball lives. Their achievement, though forever tarnish, was remarkable.
Marshall County

Argos, IN

#5 Oct 17, 2007
15 years from now maybe we can look back at the Sampson Era with the same nostalgia.

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