[Editor's Note: Throughout the day I participate in email conversations with friends about hot sports topics. One of my friends in particular is very active in these conversations. This is that friend.
Just turned on the TV and I am curious how it is possible we have 44 points in 38 minutes thus far and we’re now down 34. What started as a modest growing year (early Big 10 wins, Pitt win) is quickly turning into a nightmare. We may be less competitive than last year!!! We have not been within 20 points of a team since November, seemingly.
We’re better off playing with guys who came to IU on a field hockey scholarship than the heartless effort currently prevailing.
If you’re on the positive side of IU bball you would argue the youth is learning and growing. Coupled with an actual “inside presence” and the return of Mo Creek the team will be competitive in 2010-11. This point is understood.
However, considering the recent string of blowouts at what point do you start worrying about defections? What if Creek and Watford say “good bye” and move forward with another school? At this point IU would fall another 2 years behind, at least.
I can’t imagine Crean being around in 2 years if this is the case.
Unfortunately IU f—-d it up by committing a 13-year contract to Crean, thus making the buyout difficult. What AD proposes that contract? These guys (ADs) are f—–g idiots. If Crean signed a 4-year deal and he had success, would Crean leave IU for Bowling Green or Kent State? Crean showed his hand the day he signed — “It’s Indiana.” We’re stuck.
Who has more conference wins — IU bball with 3 or the aggregate of IU football over the next 3 seasons?
At this point I say dump IU athletics altogether and specialize in the spell bowl.
* – Tom Crean photo credit: AP Photo/Darron Cummings via Washington Post
Who is Wendell Willkie? Wouldn’t you like to know.
The pseudonym was inspired by the very Wendell Willkie who is an Indiana University legend and democrat turncoat who ran for president against FDR in 1940; however, the man behind the pseuodonym shall otherwise remain nameless.
Jerod simply posts WW’s ramblings here to help unclog his inbox (hence, the spam cleansing) and because there are occasional nuggets of insight that provide good jumping off points for conversation.
So go, converse. WW will undoubtedly be back soon with more email ramblings…