Re: Should uconn eliminate its athletic program?
posted at 3/2/2012 5:22 PM EST
In Response to Re: Should uconn eliminate its athletic program?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Should uconn eliminate its athletic program? : glad I have your approval!
Posted by Donnnn[/QUOTE]
Donnnn, in the spirit of your above post, can we all agree to just cool it on the personal insults - calling people morons, stupid, etc, that we ALL have engaged in on these boards. None of us knows each other so to question one another's intelligence based on whether we agree on what is stated here is just not productive and, frankly, a bit idiotic.
It always amazes me that all of us at times make disparaging comments on here that we would never make to each other's faces. The anonymity of the keyboard is not helpful, unfortunately.
On your comments about the lawsuit and BC's opposing Uconn in the ACC, I understand the perspective of Uconn fans. However, from a BC perspective, GDF and the BC President were sued personally
which, you would have to concede, is pretty vindictive and petty. During the course of the lawsuit, they were slammed as "masterminding a criminal scheme" by CT state officials. True, other schools were also plaintiffs in the lawsuit, but the bashing mostly came from CT officials, as did all of the legal summons, etc. It is easy to criticize GDF as being petty, but anyone who has gone through the nightmare of being sued would likely have a different take on this. All I am saying here is there are two sides to this story. Actions have reactions, and I think one can say that neither school has a monopoly on pettiness.
(BTW, I also agree that part of this opposition was a business move on the part of BC and I think Uconn would have done the exact same thing had the roles been reversed. I think it is also one of the reasons why I doubt Uconn would ever support an up and coming Umass program joining the BE which, in the opinion of many, seems like a no brainer. Again, just my view.)