I'm not misinterpreting anything. He says 'an awful atmosphere at Verizon for home games'. Well when we played Louisville in '08, or Duke in '10, or Cuse in '13 in big games that mattered, Verizon was rocking.
He also calls out urban schools. Aren't Nova and Xavier urban schools? They're doing just fine....and we will too now that we upgrade at the coach position.
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Wilbon is embarrassing himself with these tweets. For example he continues to make the point that we don't draw fans. We drew fans when we were winning and the product was actually worth watching. So I guess he doesn't understand the link between performance and attendance.
Good article on Casual Hoya. I think it accurately reflects the mood of the fanbase - at least the fans that I know.
What gets lost beyond those tourney losses is the fact that we got blown out by Ohio, VCU, FGCU. Point differential is a predictive metric in many of the rankings - normally it's predictive for a team in-season, but I see it as predictive of the coach across seasons here.
Also, what about the fact that JT3 actually was hyping up this year's team in the preseason?
“I wish I could,” Georgetown Coach John Thompson III said when asked if he could pinpoint a common thread in the string of postseason disappointments. “Trust me, more than anyone on this earth I’ve tried to analyze it, think about it, look at it, think about what we should do differently. And I don’t know.” (2013)
He still doesn't know.
Last Edit: Mar 19, 2017 17:02:02 GMT -5 by sweetness
I don't have hard proof that John Thompson is still running things, just circumstantial evidence. For example if you attend a Kenner game in the summer you quickly get a sense for who is in charge....and it isn't Lee Reed. I'm pretty sure it's public knowledge that Big John attends practices. And we see where he sits during games, vocally getting on players, etc. And we know he attends press conferences and speaks up loudly when he disagrees.
Moreover, it's also common knowledge that DeGoia was a student when Big John was coach, and that they have a long history.....and with the age and power difference over time, it's not hard to determine who retains that 'psychological' dominance.
What's 'interesting' is that we would keep a coach we know won't be successful. But I guess when the University President is unwilling and unable to wrest control of the program from that coach's dad, that's what we get.