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Tom Crean sees paradise by the dashboard lights

Posted on: February 21, 2011 3:39 pm
Edited on: February 21, 2011 3:39 pm
 
Tom Crean starts the sarcastic slow clap for Big Ten schedule changes

Posted by Eric Angevine

Tom Crean is annoyed. His rebuilding Indiana team has to play two games in rapid succession.

Jeff Rabjohns reported on tweets from the IU coach's Twitter account this afternoon:

“I just heard the craziest thing. It must be Ashton Kutcher and his PUNKED show or a April Fools joke a few weeks early,” Crean wrote on his Twitter account.

“I heard the Big Ten network is moving us to play at Illinois after we play Wisconsin at 9 o clock Thursday at 11 on Saturday. IN THE MORNING.

“There is no way that could be true is it? What was the 8 a.m. slot taken?

“I feel like we should jump in some vans, put the 8 track tapes in, get some cheese sandwiches and have a old school road trip.”

“I am okay with 1 day in between games on occasion but 36 hours? In a rivalry game? That defies rationalization.”

Of course, this is the type of schedule one must follow in the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments, though we'll spot him the complaint about travel time in-between.

What I'm most intrigued by is the notion of which 8-tracks Crean would spool on his old-school road trip. My parents had a nice collection of Eddie Rabbit, Neil Diamond and Dan Fogelberg cartage back when I was a kid (oh, and you'd better believe we had an AMC Pacer, my friends), but something about Crean just screams out Rush, or an endless loop of Stairway to Heaven.
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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Tom Crean sees paradise by the dashboard lights

I couldn't care less about IU basketball, or Purdue or any other team from the BCS conferences. I just know that I would want the coach of my time to look at this as an opportunity to win two games in 36 hours and then be miffed that we can't play again the next day.


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Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 2:14 pm
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Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Tom Crean sees paradise by the dashboard lights

Hey Dumb#$# before you go off spouting about the Cubbies maybe you should get your facts straight.  We have won 2 championships.  Sure they were over a 100 years ago BUT it is still 2 championships. 



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Tom Crean sees paradise by the dashboard lights

Long before you catch us in NCAA Titles.  Do you know how many of those wins happened before the jump shot and dribble was introduced in the game.  Congrats losers....




Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Tom Crean sees paradise by the dashboard lights

Hey Big Daddy, be sure to let me know when IU catches up to Purdue in head to head match up......not in your lifetime buddy!



Since: Jun 19, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 11:14 am
 

Tom Crean sees paradise by the dashboard lights

I can see Creans point on this also. Teams should be able to have at least two full days of rest between games, even in the Pros. Why doesn't the Big Ten playon Tuesday's and Fridays one week the Wednesday Saturday the next. MONEY. This is the reason for these screwy schedules. I see that the Pacers play on Tuesday, Weednesday and Friday this week. That's a lot to ask from anybody's body in this kind of sport. But, MONEY rules and to hell with players school work load, body ailments and so forth, as long as the big shots get their money. No team, HIgh School, College or NBA should have to play these kind of schedules.



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 11:12 am
 

Tom Crean sees paradise by the dashboard lights

Why is he complaining, IU is garbage again this year and are now the 5th best team in Indiana behind ND,Purdue, Butler and Indiana ST. Valpo might even be better than IU.



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2011 10:07 am
 

Tom Crean sees paradise by the dashboard lights

actually he is not the reason they are sanctioned. He took the job knowing they are on probation. he was still at marquette when they got in trouble. This is his dream job one of the reasons why he took it.




Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 10:02 am
 

Tom Crean sees paradise by the dashboard lights

Always nice to see the Boiler fans seeing every thing so clearly... Were down but headed in the right direction.Basketball is a tradition rich sport in Indiana and we will get back to the top.. Definition of TOP===== NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BANNERS 5   Good Luck Boilers I hope you get your 1st its pretty much down to you and the CUBS.... Maybe next Year



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 9:19 am
 

Tom Crean sees paradise by the dashboard lights

Who's fault is it that they got sanctioned? IU hired him. IU let him run a muck. IU delayed addressing the issue. Is that the Big Ten's fault? Maybe Crean should stop crying and focus on getting out of the big ten cellar for the first time since he has been there. Another ass whoopin’ coming Wednesday night! We will try and help the Loosiers out the last game of the season by pounding Iowa. Crean and the Loosiers will have to do the rest! BOILER UP!


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