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Offline tomterp

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Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Topic Start: April 23, 2011, 08:42:41 AM »
What do you guys think of this?  Do we have Powerboater/Sportsfan on suicide watch?

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #1: April 23, 2011, 10:09:39 AM »
Miami is actually pretty similar to Mason in the way that the administration doesn't do enough to support their sports teams.

I'm not sure how much support Larranaga was getting after he took Mason to the Final Four, but in the one article I read, it sounded like this came down to money.

As for Miami, I think it's a dream hire. Larranaga has won on the biggest stage without an enormous budget. Larranaga gets to try to replicate the success he's had in one of the toughest conferences.

As a VA resident, this kinda stinks. Mason was fun to follow. I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do with Miami, though.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #2: April 23, 2011, 10:41:21 AM »
What do you guys think of this?  Do we have Powerboater/Sportsfan on suicide watch?

My current feelings are running along the lines of Philly fans @ Werth.  He took the money and ran, good for him, but how is his goofball persona going to play down in party central Miami?  And he's not a young guy anymore, he had a good bunch of kids returning to Mason, but now he's starting over.  Mason will win another NCAA tournament game before Miami.

Whenever the Patriot Center is torn down and replaced the new court should be named after Larranaga. 

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #3: April 23, 2011, 11:28:41 AM »
Whenever the Patriot Center is torn down and replaced the new court should be named after Larranaga. 

Even if it isn't torn down, he should be honored when he leaves the game.   I worry about him in Miami though.   I know his a tough experienced guy (life and basketball) but Miami is a different animal.   He's lucky it's U Basketball so he'll be working off the radar for awhile.   I hope he does very well.   He's a good guy.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #4: August 17, 2011, 09:16:22 PM »
Hey Jim, how's that working out for ya?

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #5: August 17, 2011, 09:19:15 PM »
Miami is actually pretty similar to Mason in the way that the administration doesn't do enough to support their sports teams.

I'm not sure how much support Larranaga was getting after he took Mason to the Final Four, but in the one article I read, it sounded like this came down to money.



Just wow :crackup:

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #6: August 17, 2011, 09:24:25 PM »
Not sure what you're inferring. Miami's athletic department looks more over their heads than ever.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #7: August 17, 2011, 09:25:13 PM »
Not sure what you're inferring. Miami's athletic department looks more over their heads than ever.

No just reading it with hindsight is funny. All about money,  not enough to support the team, etc.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #8: August 17, 2011, 09:30:34 PM »
At the time, Miami was being reported as a clean program that put academics first.   :lol:

Feel bad for Larranaga, though. Hope none of this blows back on the basketball program.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #9: August 17, 2011, 09:38:49 PM »
At the time, Miami was being reported as a clean program that put academics first.   :lol:

Feel bad for Larranaga, though. Hope none of this blows back on the basketball program.

The basketball program is absolutely being investigated and certain to be sanctioned.

Interesting that the most corrupt school in the country is run by an ex-Clinton administration official.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #10: August 17, 2011, 09:39:31 PM »
The basketball program is absolutely being investigated and certain to be sanctioned.

Interesting that the most corrupt school in the country is run by an ex-Clinton administration official.

Come on, it's fun to say Shalalalalalala.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #11: August 17, 2011, 09:39:47 PM »
 :roll:

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #12: August 17, 2011, 09:43:26 PM »
Come on, it's fun to say Shalalalalalala.

Clinton did have a fondness for fugly women.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #13: August 18, 2011, 12:12:32 AM »
Clinton did have a fondness for fugly women.

He also had a fondness for strong economies. I would take him back in a minute.  :lol:

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #14: August 18, 2011, 02:03:02 AM »
He also had a fondness for strong economies. I would take him back in a minute.  :lol:

Me too, as long as he is preceded by 12 years of Reaganomics.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #15: August 18, 2011, 06:31:03 AM »
There's a politics thread.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #16: August 18, 2011, 08:16:41 AM »
No just reading it with hindsight is funny. All about money,  not enough to support the team, etc.

hmmm that sounds familiar ... lerners anyone???

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #17: August 18, 2011, 08:17:02 AM »
He also had a fondness for strong economies. I would take him back in a minute.  :lol:

over our current president, oh hell yezzzzzz

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #18: August 18, 2011, 10:09:54 AM »
Me too, as long as he is preceded by 12 years of Reaganomics.

Yeah I'll pass on that.

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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #19: August 18, 2011, 10:51:49 AM »
Yeah I'll pass on that.


not a fan of trickle down economics


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Re: Larranaga leaves Mason for Miami
« Reply #20: August 18, 2011, 12:17:05 PM »
That's a good way of expressing it

not a fan of trickle down economics

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