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cheeseman

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In Topic: Students: tickets for Friday?

27 January 2015 - 10:43 AM

VCU fans are freaking out about this apparent shove from a SLU student

 

https://v.cdn.vine.c...IHTj4orjY3ZAIx5

 

Discussion starts here

 

http://forums.vcuram...d.14449/page-63

 

Some comments from them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there actually any proof this took place or just someone saying it did?


In Topic: Chris Carrawell

27 January 2015 - 10:39 AM

Taj.

 

Honest question.  Yes, Fr. Biondi was not the right President for our men's basketball team (and probably the entire sports program) but wasn't he more controlling (I understand that he had to approve of nearly every expenditure) as opposed to cheap.  Often times, it seems like he eventually spent the same amount of money but that it was his ego, his terms, his control which pissed off and frustrated so many (from coaches to athletic directors) prior to approving the same expenditure of money!! 

That culture was truly in place during Biondi's tenure.  In times when money is tight everybody understands that approach but when things get better you have to loosen up.  I have told this story before but I will share it again - my son was doing research at SLU and they were working with several other schools.  The project required the sending of live specimens between each other.  Biondi had negotiated a deal with DHL that did not allow for overnight package delivery.  The specimens had to be sent overnight or they would not be suitable for use.  Biondi refused to let anybody send anything overnight - apparently SLU was getting a kickback of some kind from DHL for packages sent by SLU.  No matter how much you tried to explain the problem to him he would not relent.  Finally the research people decided to send the live specimens through another shipping company and paid out of their own pocket.  This was so silly because all it accomplished was pissing people off and eventually having them leave and taking their grant money with them of which SLU got a % of .  They lost more money that way then what they would have made off the kick back on the few items that needed to be shipped overnight.  Nobody stays in a situation like that if they have options - hence Spoon left.


In Topic: PD article about growing pains

27 January 2015 - 10:21 AM

 

Huh? This was a SLU article written by our beat writer.

 

 http://www.stltoday....8d051ca9b6.html

OK - my bad - I got the two mixed up.


In Topic: PD article about growing pains

26 January 2015 - 10:58 AM

This article was written as a Missouri one and by a Missouri honk who wants to calm the crowd down at his old alma mater.  This article could have been written just about any other team who has fallen on hard times in the last 4 years or so.  My point is that the PD allowed this honk to use them to do a public service announcement for Missouri - pretty pitiful in my opinion - I wonder if Missouri paid him to write it  like the Show Me think tank tried to pay journalist to write articles for them - just kidding.


In Topic: PD article about growing pains

26 January 2015 - 10:51 AM

Sophomores can transfer (that is what Ash did) and juniors can transfer (or graduate). I don't want anyone to leave, but just sayin' you can look at the full roster is you are looking at someone possibly leaving.

Right now, no new guards are coming in and two unknown quality 'post players' are coming. We are losing Manning, Glaze is TBD, so to me the 4 and 5 slots are where I look for future playing time being highly contested and thus a higher potential for the 'after season discussion'.

Of course Sophomores and juniors can transfer - who said they can not?  My point was specifically focused on the Freshmen because honestly who cares about the other classes at this point.  AM and AY are stuck here so we are only really looking at Freshmen and sophomores of which none would be of great loss to us.