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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Message from Tyson

(For those of you who don't want to hear about him any more - then don't read it. I feel there is still much interest around MU on how he is doing, now and in the future.)

Tyson sent me this -

"What a forum Tony G.

I see I'm stirring up a lot of talk.

First off.. for whoever said that to be a wish list of schools, you can add Texas A&M and Michigan St. to that list..

Secondly my first semester GPA was a 3.2..

Ok. I made mistakes at Monmouth. It happens, can't change it now right??

Only can improve. So for the people that have love for me I appreciate it and for you that don't I can care less.. I know I'm going to go to a school and be a big time player.

Can't believe someone said LIU.. HAHA.

Ok buddy. People like you just make me push even harder.

I came into Monmouth, not in the right frame of mind.

Anyway I wish Monmouth the best of luck this year still have a lot of friends there, hope they make the playoffs."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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3:32 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Sick of St Marys said...

Tyson: No smart coach at a big time school would touch you with a ten foot pole. Just the facts. Cant wait for your cronies to pump you up on here.

Tony: You honestly believe this joker is being recruited by schools such as Michigan St?

This is sad...Who cares about Tyson Johnson.

3:35 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony I see you also neglected my St marys post from the last thread on Tyson. Well it is all true. Some pipeline! I will give Byfiled a pass, although I didnt care much for him. Ager and Tyson really helped us out alot. That program is a smoke screen. JOKE!

3:36 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Uh Oh said...

Tyson you're a star man. Can you mail your autograph? Also can you send a picture of yourself on an 8.5 by 11 size paper. Wait double that, because you couldnt fit on that size paper. 6'3 270, what a build!

3:43 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a life Tyson!

3:45 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony if you censor this I will really be upset. This is what you call a humbling experience for Tyson. I know a D-1 coach at a low level, much lower than MU, and they are "LOOKING" at Tyson, havent offered him, but looking at him. His remarks to me were this, "The kid has basically nothing going." I have heard Iona is giving him a look and a few low schools like that. This kid is full of it Tony, part of the reason he is not growing up. He listed Indiana, Texas A&M, Michigan St., etc.


3:59 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing I like about Tyson is that he played hard, and he's mature enough to admit his mistakes. How many times do athletes (especially young ones)have it not work out at one school, and then leave really bitter about it. It'd be easy for Tyson to blame the coaches and say he hates Monmouth and not take responsibility, but he doesn't, and in today's sports world that really says a lot.

4:08 PM, February 18, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I first was going to delete this post..but then realized there was nothing in it that had not been already written by the Press...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Message from Tyson":

Tony who cares honestly. This is an MU sports board, not those who let us all down. I dont get you Tony. I used to respect you, now I question your morals. This kid:

a.) was a constant headache
b.) overslept for a PLAYOFF game, playoffs
c.) grades were poor
d.) the other incident, with a female student on campus

Wow your right we should still be talking about him.

To Tyson:

You will never, never be a big time player, and more importantly you are not a good person. There is a reason big time schools didnt recruit you out of high school.

Tony I am really disappointed in you.

5:26 PM, February 18, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

If no one wants to hear from or talk about Tyson any more - I have no problem with that.

But his name has been mentioned on this blog numerous times before now .....

People had been saying on the blog that he was not doing well..would be going to this or that school - so he wanted to set the record straight and I felt that was fair.. I said - if people would rather not discuss s him here - he will not be brought up...

5:31 PM, February 18, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re St. Mary's ....Well...I ran this one!

5:35 PM, February 18, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To the poster who knows the D 1 coach...

Well..this is a blog.. he or anyone can make various you are doing here as well ...I am not going to check them out.

When (if) he claims to be going to a D 1 school...I will then check that out with the particular school - as I would with anyone..

I wonder if wew are talking about the same D 1 coach?

5:44 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict Tyson and Rickie Crews will be on the same sinking boat come this seasons end.

5:51 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyson seems to like you. E-mail him and talk him into a return to the Jersey Shore and Monmouth University. Explain to him that we have ZERO bigs for next year and he could be the starting power forward next year and the year after that for that matter. Explain how Tyson, Rickie, JET, Whitney and Shipman could form the most athletic and exciting MU starting 5 ever. Explain that MU needs him now and to make his wrongs a right, he should return and help us. MU did give him multiple chances before he messed up, why can't he give MU another chance?

6:56 PM, February 18, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: talking Tyson into returning to MU

It would not be my job to do that - but you explained it vividly and he - as we have noted - reads the blog.

I am sure he knows the situation here anyway.

My question is - let's say, for the sake of argument, he wanted to return to MU. How would the fans greet him?

I'll answer that - in my opinion - most with open arms.

7:12 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the fans would RESPECT tyson if he went to JUCO and learned from his mistakes and then returned to MU to be the star they had hoped he would be.

7:31 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come back Tyson!

7:32 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Coach Calloway, there is your impact JUCO forward you were looking for!

7:32 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance you could ask the coaching staff if they would welcome Tyson back? I know Coach Calloway always talks about his young men growing up and maturing into grown men during their careers at Monmouth. It seems as if Tyson took a different route, but might still be able to get to that maturity level. So, would it be possible for you to ask the coaching staff how they'd feel about a reunion? With the types of bigs we've been recruiting, I would imagine they should at least try to go this route if Tyson was at all open to the idea.

7:36 PM, February 18, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I will do this at some point Monday.

8:07 PM, February 18, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

Tell Tyson I will pick him up at the car not bus.

8:24 PM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The forum is pretty rough on Tyson. Why wont he be a big time player? Are you following his life now? People are so critical sometime. Give the kid a break. Hes trying to better himself. I would love to see him back at Monmouth.

9:08 PM, February 18, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

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9:52 PM, February 18, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I just axed my own post because of spelling goofs...

Let's try again -

To last poster: Nice to see there are some reflective, understanding folks out there.

Aside from my own posts - the Tyson vote - if I have counted correctly - is eight fans are willing to forgive if not forget, and seven hope or predict Tyson winds up at Iona, or Prairie View, etc.

10:00 PM, February 18, 2007  
Blogger JMG1MON said...

I am definitely willing to forgive and let him come back but I'm not so sure the players and coaches will feel the same way.

11:43 PM, February 18, 2007  

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