1st game was the best

There are 38 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 1, 2007, titled 1st game was the best. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Call Star reporter Mark Montieth at 444-6406. Mackey Arena opened with an explosion on Dec.

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R U Kidding

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Dec 1, 2007
"Of course, women's basketball is totally ignored by the ND football/iu basketball fools"

Yeah, because aside from IU and ND the rest of the country LOVES it's women's basketball! My buddies from California are flying in to watch the Purdue game this weekend. We're all going out to the bars. It's going to be SO FREAKING AWESOME. Seriously I can't wait. Those IU fans don't know what they're missing.
Turkeyneck Painter

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Dec 1, 2007
We like to call it Tackey Arena.
Please

Chicago, IL

#24 Dec 1, 2007
Anyone that trys to argue that Assembly Hall is a better place to watch a game than Mackey Arena is just totally ignorant. I have been to both many times and you can see really well from anywhere in Mackey, definitely not the case in Assembly Hall and it is not because of the banners...it is the poor architecture. Even Bob Knight used to admit that Mackey was a much better place arena than Assembly Hall.
Gene K Dee

Columbus, OH

#25 Dec 1, 2007
Mackey reminds me of my old high school gym. Thats why we schedule games against high school teams!
looks like IU is for real again this season.
Boiler Down Again!!!
Boiler

Michigan City, IN

#26 Dec 1, 2007
Old Roy wrote:
Mackey arena, what a dump, they should tear it down and get rid of the oder. I hope they are careful with the banners during the remodel.....never mind.
to Old Roy: STOP READING ARTICLES ABOUT PURDUE AND RESPONDING TO THEM, YOU ARE AN IDIOT, you don't even know how to spell "odor"...
Turkeyneck Painter

Indianapolis, IN

#27 Dec 1, 2007
What you guys don't "get" is that there's more to this than simply architecture.

Assembly Hall has an atmosphere and tradition that Tackey Arena will never be able to duplicate.
larry

Pittsboro, IN

#28 Dec 1, 2007
Mount, Keller and the ABA were my basketball heroes. As someone who did not go to either school but raised in Indiana it was these guys that made me a Purdue fan also.
allota fagina

Chalmette, LA

#29 Dec 1, 2007
Assembly Hall was rated 82nd best place to watch a game. Mackey was 67th (FanBaseStadiumRatings)
smarter than you

Cincinnati, OH

#30 Dec 1, 2007
Knowledge wrote:
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Funny...whenever IU plays on National TV at Assembly Hall the announcers always go on and on about what a great place the Hall is to watch a basketball game. Granted, the rafters are no fun but the lower 7 thousand seats are phenomenal. Once you get up any higher all of the banners start to block your view.
Speaking of banners, yeah..we haven't hung won in 20 years. But we did add another Final Four to our banner 5 years ago.
Since this article is about 40 years at Mackey, I'll ask this questions: How many banners have YOU hung in that time period. Oh what's that you say? Zero? Hmm. Interesting. Iu has 8 Final Fours on their banner. How about you guys?
This isn't an IU post idiots. You've got nothing and your trying to rub it all over us.
Purdue Ag Alumni

United States

#31 Dec 1, 2007
kjss wrote:
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Did Bavis lose a foot or have some health concerns that shortened his college career? I seem to recall Coach Wooden saying Bavis handled Alcinder better than anyone. Where did he play in HS?
Mr. Bavis lives about seven or eight blocks from my house-I believe he had some rather serious injury to one of his legs. I believe he played for the Garret Railroaders.
Purdue Ag Alumni

United States

#32 Dec 1, 2007
Please wrote:
Anyone that trys to argue that Assembly Hall is a better place to watch a game than Mackey Arena is just totally ignorant. I have been to both many times and you can see really well from anywhere in Mackey, definitely not the case in Assembly Hall and it is not because of the banners...it is the poor architecture. Even Bob Knight used to admit that Mackey was a much better place arena than Assembly Hall.
I have also been to both and it's to bad Iu couldn't have had someone do a better job designing thier arena-the small u is not a typing error.
blackhawk

Redmond, WA

#33 Dec 1, 2007
i like the way the strawberry shortcakes have to come up with these online names... turkeyneck painter, and gene k dee. keady's teams played 'em to a draw, and painter will do better than that.
its ok, boys, you can come out of the closet.....they post here because they want to be boilers....
only in bloomington do you get some guy that copies whats written on his dogfood bag for a handle-- that way he could spell it 'rite'... cum on roy, yu kan have mommy pruufreed 4 yu...
Mark

Chicago, IL

#34 Dec 1, 2007
The comment from "Old Roy" says it all for IU fans...he can't even spell odor correctly ("oder"). I actually went to IU for one semester, left because I hated the place, and have been a Purdue fan ever since. Yes, IU has banners, but in basketball and football combined Purdue leads IU head-to-head by over 60 games. Go Boilers, and long live Mackey Arena and Ross-Ade Stadium!
The Hunter

United States

#36 Dec 3, 2007
I was a senior at that time (and an actual Senior now), and had great seats for the game. We were at the top of the foul circle about 15 rows up from the court. Chuck Bavis was 7 feet tall--I know because he rushed our fraternity---and Alcindor was at least 5 inches taller than him. So any references that you see saying that he was 7'2' or so are false. We shoulda won----no doubt--but it was a great game and an even greater memory.
garrett grad

Baltimore, MD

#37 Jan 28, 2008
Chuck Bavis lost a part of a foot in a car accident. And yes, he attended High School in Garrett Indiana.
BrocktheRock

San Francisco, CA

#38 Aug 5, 2008
Luke wrote:
Rick Mount was a good shooter, but Pete Maravich was the best pure shooter. No doubt.
Rick is now recently living in his hometown of lebanon and is still shooting 500 shots a day. He is also working with the lebanon high school basketball team. As a sophmore on the basketball team at lebanon, i think he was the greatest shooter of all time. He still probably is a better shooter than most nba players percentage wise even today in his mid 60's.
GUNNER

Perrysburg, OH

#39 Nov 4, 2008
JKL wrote:
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Nice try...not an IU grad or fan. Just someone calling it like it is. And as far as rat hole's are concerned, I have been to Assembly Hall and Mackey, both are inadequate and outdated. To call anything a rat hole when you watch games in a darkened sewer is humorous.
p.s. women's basketball is ignored by almost everyone not just an IU fan. keep gripping onto that one for your history since the mens prgram has none.
The best coach in NCAA history - John Wooden - played at Purdue, All American and won a National Championship at Purdue!!!!!!!
GUNNER

Perrysburg, OH

#40 Nov 4, 2008
The best NCAA mens coach - John Wooded - played at Purdue, All American at Purdue and won a national championship at Purdue!!!!!!!!!!

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