Your move Tom Crean

Posted: March 27, 2015 by jmklee in Uncategorized

images-38So Slim Pickens and I asked about the silence surrounding the Indiana basketball program the other day and guess what?  Fred Glass spoke.

What did he say?  Not much, he spoke about how he was not happy with the state of the program and how they strive to be better going forward yadda yadda yadda.  But there was one quote I found interesting and really it was just one word.

“Coach Crean has five years on his contract. I don’t expect him to go anywhere, and I don’t want him to go anywhere.”

Anyone else think it is odd that the AD used the word expect?  Why not just say he is not going any where.  This was not some reporter catching Fred Glass walking out the Hall after a game.  This was a prepared statement released to The Indianapolis Star.  To me this tells us nothing more than we already knew.  IU is not going to fire Crean and there is a chance that Crean leaves on his own accord.

So there we have it.  IU has made it clear they will not be firing Tommy boy and whether he is pacing the sidelines next year in Bloomington will be left up to Crean.

Your Final Four Court, red, really???

Posted: March 27, 2015 by jmklee in Uncategorized

Looks like Indy is pulling out all the stops to make going undefeated as hard as possible for Kentucky. A RED court? Really?

  

I know that I am dating myself a bit here but I actually remember a world before One Shining Moment.  Before CBS closed their NCAA montage with the classic we all know and love there was a time they used the sweet sounds of Christopher Cross – All Right.

From 1983

An inside look at the Cleveland regional

Posted: March 25, 2015 by jmklee in Uncategorized

Only one more sleep until the 2nd weekend of the tournament gets rolling again and all eyes seem to be on the Cleveland regional.  The four teams involved have done a great job of giving us an inside look at what the teams are facing and how they are preparing for the big weekend.  Let’s take a look.

NOTRE DAME

WICHITA STATE

KENTUCKY

WEST VIRGINIA

Unknown-86I have a question for Indiana basketball in my best Slim Pickens voice.  What in the wide wide world of sports is going on here?  

So let me get this straight.  Tom Crean is out recruiting.  Yogi takes up twitter and tells everyone thank you.  The first of the transfers is taking place and all of this while the Indianapolis media (Dakich, Sterling, Query and Schultz, Kravtz and the biggest of all Gregg Doyel) take turns telling us what is wrong with the IU program and what they need to do going forward.  Yes, I left out JMV because anyone with an IQ over 15 can’t listen to that show for more than 5 minutes.  And what do we hear from Fred Glass or Tom Crean???  Crickets.

Am I the only one that thinks it would be best for them to say something, anything?  If Crean is leaving then why is he out recruiting?  If he is staying then why the hell is IU not coming out and backing their coach?  You know every coach out there is telling Thon Maker and any other recruit that will listen Crean is on his last leg.

I don’t get it.  Maybe what we have been hearing this whole time is true and Crean is on his way out and the school is just waiting until things are in place to make an announcement.  Or maybe Crean is not going anywhere and Fred Glass doesn’t think he owes anyone a statement.  If the second is true then they are making a huge mistake.  All I am hearing on the radio is what is wrong with IU.  Over and over again!  Even this Kentucky fan is sick of the IU bashing, OK maybe not but come on, enough is enough.

If Crean is coming back for another run don’t you think the school would want to put out a statement to rally the troops heading into this important recruiting period?

You know I am rooting for Crean to return to the IU bench next year along with every other coach recruiting the state of Indiana.  I have been practicing my happy dance just in case.

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If you are like me you are fully engulfed in NCAA tournament but believe it or not there are other things going on in the sports world.  Like this great bit of spring training tomfoolery from the New York Yankees recreating a movie classic.

Up the road in South Bend the Irish basketball team isn’t the only one doing work.  Here is a look at Notre Dame spring football.

I know that Nick usually is the one to turn you onto bands you have never heard of but this is my post and he still owes me BWW’s so here is a band that my Aunt and Uncle turned me onto.  Enjoy!

I love this video and of course it reminds me of my favorite childhood TV show.