cipsucks

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  1. You need a fourth option. Get rid of the damned thing. We didn't need it in the sixties, when jimmy was hooping it up, or in the seventies when I struggled to play high school ball. My tongue is planted somewhat in my cheek, but not all that firmly. But what do I know. I just had chile with red Kidney beans....
  2. I've actually been giving this a lot of thought and I think PICKLE might have a point about the power of coaching. However, I think it's much more of a factor in 6th grade girls basketball than it is in the college game.
  3. Here's my dilemma, and what I think might be the curse on Nebraska Basketball; who's the right AD? I love and trust T.O., one of the greatest coaches of all time, but his three coaching hires as athletic director have been less than impressive. Did he get the Miles hire right? I guess we'll find out this next season. Our current A.D.? No one frickin' trusts him. Until he cleans house in the basketball administrative department, I question his decision making, thus questioning his ability to hire a great coach. But hey, Nebraska did beat Kansas and Wilt Chamberlain!
  4. Thanks for giving me a good CHUCKLE, PICKLE. You know, it's kind of refreshing to get a new poster like this every once in awhile. It makes me appreciate life in my world. I don't have to attack every post that doesn't agree with my world view, whether that be politics, religion or coaching abilities. Welcome to the Devaney Dungeon , PICKLE! That's the power of love.
  5. No thanks, necessary, colhusker.
  6. Chuck Berris also created the Newlywed Game.
  7. To take a break from basketball, I want to mark the passing of the person who I think truly is the "father" of rock and roll. Chuck Berry. He wrote all his songs, which were really, really good. He kicked ass on the guitar. He had a great stage presence. John Lennon once said, if you wanted to rename rock 'n' roll, you could call it Chuck Berry. When I heard the news of his passing yesterday, I was really bummed even though he lived to be 90. I'm sure Buddy Holly greeted him at the Pearly Gates and said "what took you so long?" Chuck replies, "Me? Ask Keith Richards that in another 40 years." So many Berry videos I could have posted, but I chose this classic to show what PBA ticketholders look like at a Husker game. Check out the people behind Chuck. RIP Mr. Berry!
  8. I'm being serious. Does Miles have a TV show? What channel? I guess I just need to get out more....
  9. My favorite Rams of all time; Roman Gabriel, Deacon Jones, Merlin Olson, Vince Ferragamo and the dad whose son just walked on at NU. Yeah, Rhode Island, too......
  10. 0-7 without a doubt. We now have bragging rights to futility. No Tourney wins, no conference championship in 101 years, the best facilities in basketball, 1 winning record in the last 5 years, a basketball administrator whose record in 13 years is abysmal, a head coach who kicks ass on Twitter but not so much on the court, but, the silver lining to this gawd awful cloud? A fan base including everyone here that still supports this cluster f*** no matter what. I'm not running out of patience, but I'm running out of time. I won't live to be 150.....
  11. If I'm Indiana, I'm not leaving the state for this next hire. My first phone call is to Indianapolis to see if the Butler A.D. wants to get back into coaching.
  12. Thanks, HB. My weaker brain cells have been attacking the stronger ones. God knows which side wins....
  13. I got a question. For the life of me, I can't remember what we used to lovingly give Doc grief for the term he used always. It wasn't calling Sek (Sack), I remember that. Was it "you know"? Every time he talked, it came out several times. I mention this because I listened to Miles on the clip Dimes provided. I've never noticed him saying "um" ever before. Couple 3 on this one.... I'm not suggesting anything. Maybe Miles always does, like I do, says um, when he's processing what he wants to say next. I've just never noticed it before. One other thing; around the 12 minute mark Miles mentions "nothing worse than malaise" when talking about a fan base and what could happen. This tired fan is moving from being patient to malaise. Very slowly, mind you.....
  14. My expectation is to get an administration and a coaching staff to be on the same page and to actually like each other. Let me explain. Devaney and Cipriano. They got along fine. Rumor has it they were drinking buddies, but who cares. Football was and is king, and before Joe came down with cancer, his teams were trending upward. 1977-78 went 23-8 and won a game in the NIT. But then, came Moe Iba. Moe's demeanor sucked, his offense boring, he had an affair with Mabel Lee and he couldn't win a game in the Big 8 Tourney to save his life. (Maybe a couple). When you hand in your letter of resignation right after you just took NU to their first NCAA Tourney game, relationship with your boss isn't good. Danny. My favorite coach. Great recruiter, great fit to be the AntiOsborne, (not a knock on Dr.Tom, Nee was just the opposite, which at the time, was refreshing). He had no problems with Bob, who hired him, and Bill Byrne, who actually supported him when most of the players walked. (Pussies...) But, Byrne, looking at attendance numbers, made a change after 13 years of good basketball. Thanks, Bill. Barry Collier. Byrne hires Collier and bolts. In comes Steve Pederson (the false prophet) and brings Marc Boehm with him. Instead of letting Collier go, he brings him back for another year and Mr. Butler bolts for safer havens in July and says screw you Nebraska. So, here comes Doc. I love this guy. He came into the coaching graveyard, and was always positive. He did his damndest. His record so far, is better than our current coach, and he never had the facilities. Tom didn't hire him, so.... Tim Miles. I'm not going to say anything about him one way or the other. His current boss didn't hire him, so I don't expect him to stay. That's understandable. It's the way of this current world. What we need is an administration and a coaching staff to be here for at least 7 years. Probably won't happen......
  15. Hard to foul when you're 5 feet away from the shooter.
  16. Dirk checked in with an opinion piece in today's OWH. Makes some good points. http://www.omaha.com/huskers/blogs/mad-chatter-how-tim-miles-can-prove-shawn-eichorst-right/article_ba5e618e-04eb-11e7-a3f5-5fac3855592c.html
  17. I've got another. What if after the 1999-2000 season when Nee was fired, Bill Byrne went waaaaay out on a limb and offered Bill Self a million dollars a year, guaranteed 7 years, to come coach at Nebraska? He'd have a statue outside the PBA. Of course, at the time, he would have been run out of town......
  18. They knew how good they were. They needed better team chemistry. Actually, they had one player who should have majored in chemistry instead of gynecology....
  19. Sorry this thread is starting early, but it's the only time I could get it in before tip-off. So, an occasional bump would be greatly appreciated. There's really nothing left to say about this game and season that hasn't already been discussed here, so I'm going to quote Coach Miles from yesterday's press conference and leave it at that. "Quite frankly, we're a team that has been punched, punched and bleeding...we're in triage. We're trying to stop the bleeding so they don't stop the fight." Let's see if they can make it out for another round. GBR!
  20. You might be over thinking this. If SE believes Miles is the right man for this program, he extends his contract tomorrow. If his contract isn't extended, recruiting for 2019 and beyond is over. Screw the finances, the athletic department has the money.
  21. Until there's a contract extension, I'm not sure Miles is back. He can take another job in the next couple weeks and not have the stigma of being fired. Not predicting that, just saying it's a possibility. Whatever happens, GBR!
  22. You a mortician?
  23. I see there's a person who doesn't like the Atlanta Rhythm Section.
  24. because the Russians hacked their Ipods just like they hacked the football teams' Ipods to make them collapse at the end of the season. Damned Russians say they will be the only Big Red in the world. I kid because I care. Norm, sometimes crap happens. There's not always a specific cause and effect.....