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Vauxhall and IU

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  • Birthday 06/20/1985

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  1. Vauxhall and IU

    Negativity Thread

    So I guess the "no political talk" rule is out the window now? Good to know, I'll keep that in mind in the future. Ugh.
  2. Vauxhall and IU

    IUBB vs Rutgers Game Thread 1/15 7 pm BTN

    I know, I know, "it's the B1G" and whatnot, but let me just echo how unwatchable this game is thanks to the officiating. If I wanted to watch MMA, I'd watch MMA. This is just stupid.
  3. Vauxhall and IU

    Negativity Thread

    Pitino had his own set of criteria. Once he discovered the tabletops at Grazie weren't strong enough to support him and his mistresses, we were out of the running.
  4. Vauxhall and IU

    Negativity Thread

    The last few days I've been nursing an insane conspiracy theory that makes more and more sense the more I think about it. You know how news outlets will publish irrelevant, "controversial" junk stories on social media purely because it drives engagement (and subsequently, ad revenue), with all the negative reactions and arguing that goes on in the comments? Well, would it surprise anyone if it came out that IU somehow benefits financially from all the negative social media engagement? Every loss guarantees hundreds (if not thousands) of angry comments calling for Archie's job, and then hundreds of responses calling for cooler heads to prevail, and back and forth...could it be that there's some new media/social media "genius" in the administration pushing for this? We all know the administration doesn't prioritize basketball, and once I got to thinking about this, I just couldn't shake it. This is obviously a preposterous idea, and this post is mostly a facetious flight of fancy, but would ANYTHING truly be surprising at this point?
  5. The question isn't "would you accept this kind of record every year for the rest of your life." The question is would you accept it THIS year. Since our #1 objective this year is making the tournament, yes, I would definitely accept it. I wouldn't want that to still be the standard 5-10 years from now, but that's the whole point - ideally, making the tournament begets tournament success, which begets recruiting success, and so on. If we're making progress every year, not only on the court but also in terms of the overall health of the program, then I'm happy.
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    MSU....Heat on Izzo?

    "It's Michigan State...it's Michigan State."
  7. Vauxhall and IU

    FBI Corruption Investigation

    And the best part is, Pitino literally had a cameo IN Blue Chips! How does he not know better?
  8. Ugh, I remember that era like it was yesterday. All this crap happening over the year 2014, culminating in the DD incident and Troy/Stan's suspensions at the same time, was what REALLY had people calling for Crean's head by November of that year. That's what amazed me this year when people were saying "give him one more year, he's earned another chance." The fact that Crean wasn't fired for cause in 2014 WAS his second chance.
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    IU(5) vs UNC(1) Game Thread

    We should've known better than to think the refs would get within a mile of winning this one. At least our guys can comfort themselves knowing an IU degree actually means something unlike the glorified toilet paper from UNC
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    Former IU player arrested (again)

    I see all these people in this thread talking about how this arrest is of a pattern with our current issues, and I have the exact opposite reaction. To me, this puts our more recent off-court issues into perspective. Underage drinking, smoking pot etc are dumb college kid stuff. What Bassett did is something else entirely, and to try and conflate them in any way is completely myopic. I certainly agree that we need to do a better job of recruiting high-character kids, but I'd take Emmitt Holt's character any day of the week over Sherron Wilkerson (who played for and was recruited by Knight.) And while we're on the subject, I'd love to see a Venn diagram of the fans who say we need to recruit kids who "get it," and the fans who would be happy with Steve Alford as HC because he played for Knight and thus "gets it." There's probably a ton of overlap, which is hilariously ironic.
  11. Question: Is anyone actually getting these PMs? I threw in my request for one yesterday, but at this point I can't imagine someone's sitting there writing 500 PMs. Anybody actually get one?
  12. Late to the party but go ahead and count me in for this Davis PM if you don't mind.
  13. Here's my take: up to this point I'd said a lot of the same things I'm reading in this thread (knucklehead stuff, Crean needs to get control, no leadership, if you're gonna drink do it smart, don't s*** where you eat, etc, etc). But at this point, I feel like something - and I don't know what it is - but something else is going on. IU has 15-20 players at any given time. That constitutes what percentage of all the D1 men's basketball players in the NCAA, and yet we seem to account for 100% of the publicized arrests. And you KNOW good and well that kids are partying at other schools too. I'm not a conspiracy theory guy, but at this point it's honestly starting to look like our players are being targeted. I don't mean "the cops are Purdue fans" either, I mean something broader. Again, I have no idea what or why this would be, but it's starting to get beyond just a "pattern."
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    Conspiracy and far fetched tales topic