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  1. HenryB

    Billiken Mount Rushmore

    Grawer, Easy Ed, Bonner, Harry Rogers
  2. “Actually coach”? Where have you been the past 2 years? Who could have done a better coaching job with what he had on the floor? Can we put this crap to bed that Ford is just a recruiter?
  3. HenryB

    Post Dispatch

    Anita should post more often!😁
  4. HenryB

    Post Dispatch

    BenFred just states his opinion on who would would win a Mi$$ou - SLU game. Of course, he tells us the scumbags to the west would win. https://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/ben-frederickson/quick-hits-benfred-on-stl-sports/collection_ad924ea6-7fa5-5dd0-8b44-bad6f8de9e7f.html
  5. HenryB

    101.1 Bernie Show Billiken Plans

    Criticism of managerial performance is one thing. Piling on with all the personal crap and mocking like Bernie has done for the past few years is quite another. It amazes me the level of viciousness some will accept as long as it is directed toward Matheny.
  6. HenryB

    101.1 Bernie Show Billiken Plans

    In general, we are very positive to fellow posters. I know most of us frequently run out of "likes" each day. That being said, we also recognize a tool when we see one. Bernie has done nothing but give us the back of his hand since Majerus died. Frank, meanwhile, is the only consistent source of Billikens info and respect in the media. Bernie has a loooong way to go to earn my respect.
  7. HenryB

    2018-19 season

    Much more significant to me is free throw percentage. We figure to be on the line a great deal with this roster.
  8. HenryB

    OT Cards fire Matheny

    Take a deep breath. Now count to ten. Answer to your question is yes...I am serious. Comparing Matheny to the man referred by many as "dead" is not fair. I am not telling you to agree with me. Feel free to wallow in the muck of the Bernie haters if you choose to. How did you like the game last night? I thought since Matheny was gone all the crap baseball would be ending. You know...3 errors, getting picked off first, not knowing when to pull the starter, and horrendous relief pitching. I guess you loved that Schildt plans to stick with Fowler. What a great game he had last night. I have said many times that managers are way overrated...it takes players...we don't have them. But if it makes you feel better to blame all problems on Matheny, go for it. You will have a lot of company. Now to quote Bernie after he writes an attack column, thanks for reading!
  9. HenryB

    Ingvi on live

    Going waaay back, Travis Tadysak. There was a lot of hoopla about him when he signed....couldn't play a lick.
  10. HenryB

    2018-19 season

    What excites me most is the depth behind that group.
  11. HenryB

    OT Cards fire Matheny

    I didn't say they didn't have any good players. I pointed out that he lost the second best player in team history and arguably one of the 5 best pitchers in team history.
  12. HenryB

    OT Cards fire Matheny

    So many ways that comparing Matheny to Crews is so unfair. Let me just list a few. 1. You say Matheny inherited a stocked team put together by a hall of fame manager. Tony LaRussa had the benefit of a full season of Albert Pujols, Chris Carpenter, and Lance Berkman. Matheny did not. You don't think those 3 made a huge difference? Even with them the Cardinals barely squeaked into a wild card berth. That isn't at all like the situation Crews inherited... Crews did have a great, great team.. 2. Jim Crews was directly responsible for acquiring talent for future teams and he failed miserably. Mike Matheny did not have that role. He managed the players Mo acquired. And increasingly Mozeliak made horrible acquisitions. 3. Under Jim Crews our basketball program became an embarrassment....one of the worst teams in Billikens history. Matheny was in the playoffs 4 times and went to the last week of the season in 2 other years before being eliminated. In his worst year, the Cardinals had a winning record. 4. Jim Crews gave every indication that he was just there to collect a paycheck. Matheny, on the other hand, worked his ass off. He always gave his very best effort. I sure never felt that way about Crews. I personally think managers are highly overrated. I can show you countless examples of managers, including those in the hall of fame, who had horrible seasons because their team sucked and some stiffs who won championships because of the overwhelming talent level (see Jim Crews). If you are happy Matheny is gone....great. Comparing him to Jim Crews and how he destroyed Billikens basketball, however, is over the top. Way, way over the top.
  13. HenryB

    2018-19 season

    BenFred shared a little in his chat yesterday: "Here's something: I would not be surprised if Carte'Are Gordon starts the season opener. Talked to someone who attended a recent workout and said there is some really good, competitive work going on in the low post. French and Santos are physical, and Gordon has not skipped a beat. Maybe he works his way over Santos, which is saying something, because the team really likes Santos. The Billikens are more athletic than they have been in some time. Stronger, too. I'd expect Jordan Goodwin to play a lot less PG this year, with the addition of grad transfer Isabell. That should facilitate Goodwin's scoring."
  14. HenryB

    Columbia Post Disgrace

    So...you agree with Bernie that using the word "kid" is disparaging and insulting to Martinez? You really think that comment deserved a multi week tirade from Bernie attacking Mike? You agree with Bernie that MIke is more interested in protecting his Bible Buddies than the team winning? Really?? You must not listen to Bernie much. He berates Matheny day after day with insults and mocking of his faith and character....and has done so for years. I have no problem with him being critical of Matheny as a manager if that is the way he sees it. The personal attacks, however, are deplorable. Any way, I have had my say on Bernie. I will be eagerly awaiting his next positive column about something we all enjoy...Billikens basketball! Oh...I forgot... even though his station carries our games he has no interest in us.
  15. HenryB

    Columbia Post Disgrace

    I like Matheny but I have no problem with someone wanting a new manager. Most managers are successful when they have good players and not successful when they have less talent. For the record Matheny has a career record of 589 - 470. Been in the playoffs 4 times and gone to the last week of the season before being eliminated the past 2 seasons. Bruce Bochy, who is a sure fire hall of fame manager has had 12 losing seasons compared to zero for Matheny. Was Bochy a bum in the losing seasons? Not hardly, he had lousy players. The Cardinals lineup this year is not good. Molina is the only Cardinal who would arguable start for the Cubs. I respectfully disagree that Bernie has given Mike a fair chance. The mocking of Mike's faith and disparaging comments about his character have gone on for years. Bernie continually accuses Mike of giving preferential treatment to his Christian buddies at the expense of winning ball games. That is complete crap. Bernie continually distorts the truth and tries to create a narrative that Matheny is a bigot. As referenced before, Bernie carried on a tirade for weeks insinuating that Matheny was a bigot for using the word "kid" when discussing Martinez . Go down to item 3 on this link to see the extent Miklasz will go to convince the reader Matheny maligned Martinez's character by using the word kid. He wants the reader to believe that the innocent use of the word kid represents a personal dig. I sent Bernie quotes of a dozen coaches and managers who used the word kid. I also posted examples of writers on his staff who used the word kid. I showed him an example of him using the word kid in a column. I asked if all those people, including himself were bigots? Of course, he had no response except more insults. Crap like that is only written when the writer has an agenda. https://www.101sports.com/2018/02/16/mike-matheny-look-mirror-taking-digs-carlos-martinez/
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