What about Bo Jackson? He did win sports science greatest athelete. Tough one to overlook.
I'd like to pose a question of my own: Did anybody else just realize that we have an NBA team in Tennessee? 13 years later and that still sounds weird. What's our obligation to the grizzlies as tennesseans? Thoughts? Personally I'm all in. I love this team!
ooh, that did come off pretty harsh to jordanrules.. Rephrase The people that claim MJ to be head and shoulders over Lebron often remember the Jordan of the mid-90s when he had the best team, and best coach. The biggest reason for that is because that's the Jordan hoops fans grew up with. When he started his career, he was struggling in the playoffs.
Also, my personal theory on Jordan was that his teams were rolling off championships when the heavy weights (Bird/Magic) were getting past their primes. A lot of superstar transition in the mid-90s. Lebron began his career in the Kobe/Shaq/Wade era. Now in his prime he's up against the Durant/Paul/Kobe/Carmelos of the game. It's a tough argument.
TFP may delete my account if I post one more thing about UTC hoops lol.. But anyway, JordanRules sounds like a kid in his mid-twenties who was too young to remember Jordan struggle in his first few postseasons. Besides the fact, there were players that could play Jordan tough on defense. To me Lebron is bigger, faster, stronger, and more athletic than Jordan. He's also a better shooter, distributor, and the man plays hard on both sides of the floor (he has to lead the league in chase down blocks). I'm one to wax nostalgic about Jordan myself, but even I can't deny Lebron at this point..
Oh ok got ya so one highlight on ESPN a year ago and he deserves a job? There are middle school kids making ESPN highlights now. So stop it! Just because hes in your back yard doesnt mean he is qualifie. You obviously have never left this area long enough to know that you don't consider NAIA Tommry Brown when you have a country full of qualified D1 coaching prospects.
Basketball1486.. do you not watch collegiate hoops? In college ball the coach is the star. Therefore if you're an AD trying to make noise on the national level, your not looking at your local hometown no named basketball coach.
Forget Cleveland, or Chatt State. You chattanoogans keep going after hometown boys, really? Thats pretty small minded in my opinion. An NCAAB coach is a national position. Mocs hoops should really make a push to make themselves relevant on the national stage with their coaching hire. Get a Proven NCAA Division 1 coach! There's nobody here in this town that can do it, so stop it!
OOOOh.. I've been waiting all night for this 5@10! I haven't even read the article yet but I had to go ahead and throw in my two cents on Shulman.. Reading now.....
The human part of me hates to see anybody lose their livelihood, but you guys were right the firing was long overdue. For potential hires, I'd love to see Pearl but I'm sure he's a long shot at best. I'd really like to see UTC go after a younger up and coming coach (kind of like a Capel at App State or Wes Miller at UNCG) that can really energize the program. Also, you guys nailed it with the AD. Herron seems to be holding her own and doing a good job at it.
5-at-10: very well said on the Shulman response. Although I would have made more of a big stink about how disrespectful that was to Wes Moore and the Lady Mocs. But that's just me.
Objectively speaking, either JMC47 is John Shulman's mother or they just never watch basketball. Shulman's not a completely bad coach--and honestly I felt like his last two recruiting classes were really quite good. That being said, Shulman is a horrible developer of talent. His kids come in with loads of potential but they hardly ever improve year to year. That can't happen in college basketball. Also, if you watch any of his games, it doesn't take long to see that he just isn't a good motivator or X's and O's guy.
Last point which I just thought about. Think about these names: Chris Early, Farad Cobb, Ridge Mckeither, Q Waddell, Matt Gwynn, Josh Odom, Jasper Williams.. all of these guys, either transferred or kicked of the team within a year or two. And all of these guys were on the Mocs in the last four years..
It is such a crime to me that the Lady Mocs aren't ranked! They have a better W-L record then over half of the teams in the AP top 25.. I could rant about it forever but I guess the Socon just gets that little respect