Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Monkeysquirrel Revokes Support of Mike Davis

I am just realizing, fifteen minutes before we play Northwestern, that the Mike Davis era of IU basketball has almost sapped my last bit of enthusiasm for the game. Used to be that a game was a big deal for me, I'd look forward to it for a couple of days, plan my evening around it, and enjoy watching a team win or lose playing its own style of basketball, a definable style, and one that I could feel proud of.

Now, even when they're winning, I'm usually bored. Our offense is so boring to watch, and out defense is not even really defense, and I dunno. I'm tired of it all.

Oh, I'm still going to watch tonight, don't get me wrong. I'm just saying that if Mike Davis's tenure at IU comes down to a vote and it's close and there is some wacky tie breaker where they have to call me at home and ask me whether he stays or goes, I might say "goes."

4 comments:

letsgothrow said...
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letsgothrow said...

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I definately say "goes". As I watch the game now, I don't see any spark from our players. Where is Tom Coverdale's fire, Dane Fife's grittiness, A.J. Moye's enthusiasm, A.J. Guyton's late game heroics? I get the feeling that no one ever knows who is going to start, who the role players are, what role everyone has. It feels more like a weekend league, where everyone gets equal starts and the outcomes don't really matter.

letsgothrow said...

I like to judge coaches based on halftime adjustments. Davis' strategy seems to be 1) we are winning; keep doing what we are doing. The other team will probably do the same. or 2) we are losing; keep doing what we are doing. Things will probably turn around for us.

Idiotic.

Mr. Hill said...

We won last night. I changed my mind. Go Davis!