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Sick of Politics

Indianapolis, IN

#267 Feb 14, 2008
Here it is .....Tuesday night February 19, 2008...Purdue at Indiana.....It was announced earlier in the day that Sampson and Greenspan have been fired .....the teams take the court for pre game warmups....5 minutes later "the General" strides onto the court (red sweater and all) in a triumphant return to coach the Hoosiers and restore integrity to INDIANA UNIVERSITY !!! The noise in Alumni Hall is indescribable....the young Purdue team is so shocked and intimidated that they play like Miss Belle's kindergarten team. IU 66 Purdue 42. All is well in the world!! An IU Graduate & forever Hoosier
Miles McStinkelstein

Chicago, IL

#268 Feb 14, 2008
Quit cracking on the dad and go back to practicing your Bitter-Bruce-Webber-Face Illinois fan..
James from Chicago wrote:
It's a sad day when a Coach who cheats and lies gets caught, then the father of the controversial player who may have lied about his commitment backs up the Coach with such high praise as "coaches do all kinds of things." Such high standards ! Such integrity !
Got Sanctions ?
Miles McStinkelstein

Chicago, IL

#269 Feb 14, 2008
Nothing says quality like Gannett
noDuh wrote:
"Dan" Fife (front page typo, how nice) had the best response. Let the NCAA investigate, disclose, and deal out justice as mandated by the rules. Who cares what these other guys think?
IU Fan

Circleville, OH

#270 Feb 15, 2008
Before Mr. Benson throws stones, he should examine his own integrity or the lack there of. Let the process work and the process will determine Sampson's future. You are innocent until proven guilty Mr Benson, you of ALL people should know that.
1IU_FAN

United States

#271 Feb 22, 2008
James from Chicago
Harvey, IL
You must be one of those fans that were throwing things at the Gordon family during the game. The fact is James your just mad that Eric doesn't have your team ranked, see because without Eric Ill is nothing short of terrible this year so I guess you said it best but really it's your team and fans that " Such high standards ! Such integrity !" I'd love to say that we'll see you in the Big Ten Tournament but see the thing is I just don't see that being a possibility.
And one more thing James the last part of your post said "Got Sanctions ?" Nope but we do
"Got GORDON"
1IU_FAN

United States

#272 Feb 22, 2008
The Truth wrote:
Eric Gordon Sr. is a known cheater, so it's understandable for him think it is okay to pick and choose which rules apply.
NBA coaches are now going see EJ as a player with very questionable ethics. I wouldn't be surprised if it steered a good many away from him.
When you are brought up by a man (and I use that term loosely) who publicly lies, goes back on his word, and taunts crowds in the opposing team's stadium by flipping them off, you know the bar has been set pretty low for his kid

You have no idea what you are talking about, Eric's father did no such thing. You should really get your facts straight before you point fingers (or accuse someone else of doing the same) Grow up KID get your facts straight and then come back. Facts are facts and we'll see come draft time how much NBA teams care about a 19 year old changing his mind, and this much I do know to be fact Eric's father had nothing to do with Eric changing his mind that was a decision made by Eric and Eric alone.
1IU_FAN

United States

#273 Feb 22, 2008
Gary
Champaign, IL Said

"Obvious from Gordon Sr. comments that he basically just said in so many words that Mr. Sampson bent the rules to bring his lying son to Indiana. Put a picture of all (3) of them (Sampson & the Gordons)on the wall in the Post Office...What a circus at Indiana, put them in a clown suit. Just remember if Indiana makes a run for the title, it will be smeared with an asterik or even removed like the old Fab 5...Not an Indiana fan but you guys deserved better..."

Bitter, bitter, bitter man you Ill fans just can't get over the fact that Eric changed his mind. I can't wait for the day that you son grows up and changes his mind about something so small so we can all call him your lying son! Oh yea about the last part of your comment "you guys deserved better" actually we do have better, better than any player on your team, his name is Eric Gordon......
onewhoknows

Columbus, IN

#274 May 21, 2008
Truth is...Benson and several players were called and asked for their imput about who to hire. They were told there would be no decision until after the final four all the while Greenspan had already committed to hiring Sampson. Benson and several others made their objections known publicly. I agree it would have more weight if the objectors had the same integrity they spoke of even if this time they were correct.
Hedge Fund Boy wrote:
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I was there in 76. Were you? Yes, Kent Benson was a great player, there's no disputing that. But, as Abe Lincoln once said, "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it up and remove all doubt." You think all these great players from the 75-76 teams are great ambassadors for the IU B-ball program? Wake up, you're wrong. It's easy for guys like Kent Benson to criticize after something like the Sampson fiasco, but what was his stand before they hired Sampson? I would have respected him more if he would have said, "They should not hire him." What were his views about the firing of Bob Knight, or hiring of Mike Davis? Iím sure you would be shocked if I told you there have been a few players from the 75-76 team that have encouraged players NOT to go to IU. get a grip on how the real world works.
The Truth

Marysville, OH

#275 May 21, 2008
onewhoknows wrote:
Truth is...Benson and several players were called and asked for their imput about who to hire. They were told there would be no decision until after the final four all the while Greenspan had already committed to hiring Sampson. Benson and several others made their objections known publicly. I agree it would have more weight if the objectors had the same integrity they spoke of even if this time they were correct.
<quoted text>
Isn't this OLD NEWS?

Get over it, get a life and enjoy IU's new coach Tom Crean!
GoBigTen11

Columbus, OH

#276 May 22, 2008
1IU_FAN wrote:
Gary
Champaign, IL Said
"Obvious from Gordon Sr. comments that he basically just said in so many words that Mr. Sampson bent the rules to bring his lying son to Indiana. Put a picture of all (3) of them (Sampson & the Gordons)on the wall in the Post Office...What a circus at Indiana, put them in a clown suit. Just remember if Indiana makes a run for the title, it will be smeared with an asterik or even removed like the old Fab 5...Not an Indiana fan but you guys deserved better..."
Bitter, bitter, bitter man you Ill fans just can't get over the fact that Eric changed his mind. I can't wait for the day that you son grows up and changes his mind about something so small so we can all call him your lying son! Oh yea about the last part of your comment "you guys deserved better" actually we do have better, better than any player on your team, his name is Eric Gordon......
Got Gordon? NO

Got Anyone Left? NO

Got Sanctions? YES

Karma Baby
I I I

Indianapolis, IN

#277 May 22, 2008
GoBigTen11 wrote:
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Got Gordon? NO
Got Anyone Left? NO
Got Sanctions? YES
Karma Baby
Well, the Karma is that everything that happened led to the hiring of Tom Crean, a great thing!

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