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Thursday, February 15, 2007

MU vs. CCSU - post game comments

Please initially make them here...


Anonymous Anonymous said...


The radio station is a complete disgarace. How is it that you cant stay on the air for more than five minutes at a time? Honestly, please tell us fans, who are loyal and dedicated and could not get there to Boylan tonite. I dont know what to do anymore, the station is a complete joke. Please come and defend yourself.

7:49 PM, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Gene said...

How bright is Hallet? MU down by 9 with about 5 to go and this genius jacks up a three pointer off one pass with about 25 on the shot clock. Son, youre 6'10 go grab a rebound or do something productive, no?

8:37 PM, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Not a good night. Hawks lose again, the crowd or lack of was terrible and what was the deal with the yellow shirts? MU bleeds blue and white not yellow.

Is it going to get better or are we done for the season?

9:48 PM, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still trying to figure out how we were picked preseason #1? I am a huge supporter and I'm really starting to believe that we just aren't that good. Were Chris and Tyler that big of an impact on this team that we are really as bad as we are without them? I have been following this team for 13 years and this is about as frustrating as the 0-17 season. I sat in the stands tonight laughing to myself because it has almost become a joke. The coaching staff is totally frustrated because these kids just can't get it done. How do we give up so many 3 pointers? Did anyone notice that when we opened up the offense moved the ball a bit quicker and attacked the rim we were able to score?

10:28 PM, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let the M.U. bashing begin before you say anything at least the kids didn;t quit u will bash corey and shipman but at least they fought till the end...

10:32 PM, February 15, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

I just don't know what to say anymore.Even during the introductions we don't seem to be into it.Twenty eight team fouls just won't cut it.Going 4-13 from the free throw line in the first half seemed to take the wind out of our sails.CC was in the bonus by the 12 minute mark of each half and they shoot well from the charity strike(81%tonight).Instead of looking for a good seed,we now have to just get in the tourney,which is no lock.I know we need to improve in a lot of areas but our entry passing is just abysmal.I think Bunch's knees are totally shot and would like to see Marques on the low post a little more.It seems when Youngblood attacks the basket good things happen.Whitney needs to be more aggressive on O......he is just too good to be disappearing.Shipman is having a rough year and hopefully he can get it going a.s.a.p.....he's a great player who is just not playing to his potential.I really didn't think we would have to keep an eye on WAG and LIU but I guess we do.

10:34 PM, February 15, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

On a more positive note,Kevin Kenny(brother of Coach Chris)has attended 68 straight MU games.He's the Cal Ripkin of fans and a glutton for punishment.

10:43 PM, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Bob Curran did scouting report in the locker room. This of course refers to his comments related to Tristan Blackwood a few posts back, about letting him beat us. Well he did my friend.

11:16 PM, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry anon, they don't notice that opening up offense works for MU because it is not part of the "System". I guess you smart people still think that the "System" still works. Hey why not let the "Jet" loose on the runway. It seemed to work pretty good to me 15 in 5 sounds good to me.

11:25 PM, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it so amusing how nobody comments on our station when we have a good night? To anonymous, technical issues are beyond our control and can happen on any given night. They frustrate us as much as they do you. Central's radio crew were having technical issues tonight as well. It was just a bad night for connections, with all the power issues on campus and West Long Branch, I assume it has something to do with that. I think a disgrace and a complete joke is a little too harsh for this, but that is your opinion and you are entitled to it. If you would like to discuss this further, my contact information is on the WMCX web site.

11:28 PM, February 15, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

To anon:Yes,Blackwood did beat us and i'm sure that made you happy.At least you can blame me and you don't have to call for Calloway to be fired.It's got to be a nice change of pace for you....glad I could help.

11:38 PM, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Bob Curran,

I'm not sure what your relationship is to the MU Hawks, but I have noticed you at many games. You can seem to be positive on the boards here, but I've noticed your bad attitude and have heard your horrible comments at the games when things aren't going MU's way. You are no better than some of the posters on here who give the players and coaches a hard time.

Regarding the game, MU was in it for better or worse the entire time. I give credit to the team for sticking it out. It's been a tough season, but we do have talent. For some reason we're just not gelling. I do think that some of the refs calls last night were atrocious!

I'm a little nervous about the road schedule coming up. Mount's gym is cursed for MU, LIU, while not having a great year, is beating teams that we could not beat. The only sure win could be at St. Francis. It would be great for MU to get a bus running for the LIU game...crowd support at away games offers a boost for the team.

9:18 AM, February 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously what is the deal with the YELLOW and blue shirts? That's an awful job by the MU spirit coordinator. It's a disgrace. What does he think this is Michigan?

9:39 AM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: yellow and blue shirts.
1. I don't know
2. I don't care
3. But since you do I will ask
4. It just seems to me this team has other issues aside from whether the fans where yellow and blue, pink, orange, or turquoise shirts. But, hey, that's just me.

10:12 AM, February 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I don't know what the issue is with the yellow and blue shirts. I completely agree with you about not caring. Someone who complains about that either doesn't know anything about basketball and cannot contribute to this site or just wants one more thing to complain about. The school tried to have a "white out", with all the fans wearing white on Monday and it didnt work. it was up on the website five days before the game and on the day of the game and posters were put up and emails were sent out and I would say about 15 percent of the crowd actually wore white to the game. But as you might expect, what colors the fans wear doesn't make up for missed shots and bad perimeter defense.

10:19 AM, February 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how the one poster points out Bob Curran's behavior/comments during the game but at least Bob has the balls to use his real name on this site so you can point him out. It is easy to make comments about someone else when you hide behind a anonymous identity.

10:20 AM, February 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's what I'd like to know -- what's Ricky Crews doing on this team?

Because of his own misdeeds he's been APPROPRIATELY suspended multiple times this year. Now that he's off suspension, why does Calloway still have him 'suspended' -- on the bench? I wouldn't mind if we were winning, but this week, in 2 games where we needed a spark, do you think MAYBE he could've gotten some playing time to see if he could help? Could it have been any worse?

The thing that really bugs me is that going into these games Calloway's stated (as per Tony G's blogs) that Crews will not play. How can he make comments like that when he doesn't know what situation he may face in a given game?

Looking ahead to next year, Crews (if he's still here) is likely to start. With so much uncertainty in our front line next season, can Calloway stubbornly keep benching him and risk losing him?

I'm sure all the Callowites will begin attacking me now that I've said my piece, bring it on.

10:56 AM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: Crews. I agree with you to some extent. I think Dave will play him in a pinch where Hallet and Bunch are both in foul trouble, especially in first halves. He did this in the game a while back at SFNY and may tend to play him in blow outs when MU is winning (but there haven't been many of them lately).

But because Dave seems to feel RC may not be up to par yet, on defense especially, won't likely use him in a meaningful situation.

I agree that Dave could have played him, and Simpson for that matter, the last few minutes or so the other night vs. FDU. Wouldn't have hurt.

11:11 AM, February 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous I have to agree with you. Why is crews still on the bench? He's basically served his time and should get the opportunity to try and produce something for this subpar season. What could it hurt. The article referring to mental toughness speaks volumes about what our team lacks. I am proud of the team as well that they didn't give up last night, but they all still lack the mental skills to be a great team. And I do mean ALL of them.
"Know your role and shut your mouth" that is what these kids need to realize. Each of them has a role on this team and that is what makes the "princeton offense" work. The way the smaller, less athletic princeton kids were able to beat the bigger, stronger teams was by mentally knowing what their role was and excecuting their offense to perfection. Each guy knew where he needed to be and what his role was. If a guy is not the greatest 3 pt shooter he knows not to take a 3 pt shot with 25 seconds on the shot clock. Dave and the staff have given the team the tools to get mentally tough, they've taught them all that they can teach them. Mental toughness is something that is deep inside of you and clearly none and I do mean NONE of our players have that this year. I hope we can salvage what what is left of this season and limp in to the playoffs and not get embarrassed. My biggest question to my fellow bloggers is this...How do you teach mental toughness? What do you do in practice to get your players there? Is it playing loud noice over the loud speakers so that they can't hear each other which will force them to stay focused? What do the coaches at the bigger schools do?

11:39 AM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I don't think mental toughness is something you can teach. You either have it, or gain it through experience. Or you never get it.

11:46 AM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re - "The Yellow Shirt Controversy" Just got this from MU spirit coordinator Cliff Rowley...

He said - "It’s the same pantone color of the hawkeyes and it’s a little different. I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback and it was incentive for the students to come out which they did. We handed out 250 shirts last night."

11:50 AM, February 16, 2007  
Anonymous Hayward said...

I agree that if Ricky Crews is on the team and off suspension Dave should give him a couple minutes here and there. Even with his lack of experience it can be no worse than what is going on now - and give him a head start for next year.

I think Tony will be getting an e-mail from Ricky next year at this time telling what JUCO he's playing for and which D1 school's are recruiting him.

12:31 PM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

Dearest Anonymous:You are comical and may I say, a tad bit delusional.Can you please tell me what"horrible"comments I have made at games.It's easy to make a statement like that but please give me some examples.Since I usually only talk to Kevin K,Tony and Ed at games,I guess it must be one of you(lol).I guess when I lose my voice at games it's a result of me complaining and not cheering.Now that I look at it,I guess you're right.The reason I went to Charlotte,Orlando,Philly,as many road games as I can and to the Belmar League all summer was to root against MU.If shaking my head after 11 missed free throws and throwing my hands up after bad entry pass after pass labels me as having a "bad attitude",then i'm guilty as charged.I didn't realize as a passionate MU fan you weren't allowed to show emotion.I promise next game I will be like a Stepford Wife so I don't disturb you.

12:34 PM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

Can you tell Cliff not to give out green shirts to the students next time we play Wagner(Seahawks).

12:49 PM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

12:50 PM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To anon who's post I deleted. Stick to basketball related comments. It was fine until you stepped out of bounds.

1:17 PM, February 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:46 PM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Does Grandma have any eligibility left?

6:11 PM, February 16, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

The last guy was pretty funny.The fans are finally cracking......i'm getting close.

6:38 PM, February 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Bob but as you see Tony can't handle it. Even though he commented on it, he still deleted it and it didn't have anything bad personal or disrespectful in it. Tony you are the corniest. But what the heck you won't run this either but at least you read it. Get a life.

5:30 PM, February 17, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To last poster - what comment are you talking about?

6:52 PM, February 17, 2007  

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