- Nov 16, 2019
- St. Bonaventure
Not a lot to say. We're on TNT at 1:45 this Saturday.
Yep. Everyone seems to be praising it, but I thought it was a shitty article full of the same old misconceptions and generalizations. As you said, his budgetary stats are WAY off (we spend in the top 1/3 of D1), and the facility comments are asinine. Spoken like a true P5 shill who hasn’t been around a lot of D1 facilities.I'm sure most of you have seen this article from Yahoo. A bit blunt, but not totally inaccurate.
While we don't exactly have start of the art facilities, I think saying we reflect more of a DIII school than DI seems to be a bit of a stretch. Compare us to non-football D1s and I would not say we are in over our heads by any stretch. He was also wildly off on the hoops budget (said it be $1.6M by Yahoo when it's closer to $4M.)
I guess I find it a little annoying when people are talking about ST. BONAVENTURE BASKETBALL, they seldom talk about what makes our hoops program attractive, but what makes our school unattractive. We've had bleak years as a school no doubt, but we had 2,000 undergrads in 1970 and now 1,900 in 2021.
Why do writers in Mass. take such offense to our success? Jeff Goodman, Bill Simmons and this guy?
Bill Simmons is a smug little Masshole, and anything west of the Hudson River might as well be Lewis and Clark's frontier.Why do writers in Mass. take such offense to our success? Jeff Goodman, Bill Simmons and this guy?
Oh, fuck... Goodman is the worst of them all. The guy never delves below surface level, and his tone is sooooo condescending toward almost anyone outside the football factories and select Big East programs.Bill Simmons is a smug little Masshole, and anything west of the Hudson River might as well be Lewis and Clark's frontier.
Dan Wetzel is a know-it-all hack who can't let facts get in the way of his personal opinions or politics.
I don't know enough about Goodman, but I'll decide he sucks too.
He had been with CBS, and then ESPN. His consistent downgrades in employer profile reflect his ability and critical thinking skills.Aha.. he's on Stadium. Where was he prior? I know the name, but since he's on Stadium that's probably why I haven't read much of anything he's bothered writing. He surely has a punchable face.
I mean, they want Bona to be Hoosiers (part 2) and they'll spin the narrative for that to be true.Everybody seems to be a liar nowadays. I hope I'm not catching whatever the fuck virus they've got. Whatever happened to the days of "just the facts, ma'am?" It's made me cynical, but I've got a bunch of other neuroses worse than that, so I guess I shouldn't complain. Anyway, that limp-dick writer was trying to build a case that we have something special by creating a false narrative that we're just a bunch of po' boy hicks. Believe it or not, he meant well.