Patriots Local Newsfeed:

SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports

SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports

SOURCE:Boston Herald

SOURCE:Providence Journal

SOURCE:Providence Journal

SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal

SOURCE:Boston Herald





SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports

SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports



Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: Dolphins
Nov 26th
Right Now At
Work In Progress
When it comes to 3rd down, Tom Brady and Brandin Cooks are still having a tough time converting.

Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

Congratulations coach cal!!!

Discussion in 'UMass Sports Fan Forum' started by RayClay, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

    Are you saying that Big Bertha is Back? Awesome.

    On a somewhat football-related note, WTF is Kraft doing hanging w/ that greasy slimeball Calipari?
  2. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe Supporter Supporter

    I don't know ... Who's leading the Western Division in Roller Derby?

    THELAWFIRM226 On the Game Day Roster

    Oh you must be mistaken, Bertha and her girls were stripped of their title last year for using corked croquet balls. I'm sorry to report but they are on probation this year and won't be defending anything

    EDIT: It appears that Bertha also may been videotaping her opponents walkthroughs on the croquet course.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  4. letekro

    letekro Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Some of these posts make me want to vomit. Coach Cal doesn't pretend that college bball is anything other than a developmental league for a certain portion of kids. He caters to those kids. He develops them in a matter of months and gives them a better chance at success then had they not gone to him.

    The NCAA is a quasi-criminal organization. The fact that he is their number 1 target should be evidence enough of his virtue.

    EDIT: The people complaining about the "stain" on Umass are full of it. I bet they enjoyed the ride when he was here. The only stain on Umass is the inability to draw coaches with a reputation for developing NBA players, like Calipari.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  5. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe Supporter Supporter

    April 1 was two days ago. Nice try, though. The Crapapari legacy is intact and gearing for another championship run. :singing::singing::singing:
  6. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Love the babe 3rd from right ..................................................Here!
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  7. captain stone

    captain stone Pro Bowl Player

    You mean you don't know? Wassamattawichew?
  8. Nunchucks

    Nunchucks Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    He was an egotistical douchebag that made a mockery of Umass basketball and forfeited the season. I was there, I witnessed the entire mess, up front and personal like.
  9. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    You don't understand, he's evil. All of those upstanding programs like Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky (when they were virtual holy, as opposed to evil now, obviously) attract 8-10 of the top 50 recruits in the country because of their fine academic programs and their enthusiastic booster clubs.

    These booster clubs are full of fine, upstanding millionaires and billionaires whose only mission is to cheer on the team and make sure they get to the arena. Sometimes they give them rides and forget to ask for the cars back. Sometimes they are concerned with their home situation, sometimes with their family situation. Sometimes their families end up in new homes they don't pay for, the better to foster that spirit of amateur competition.

    All those dirty non top fifty recruits are just ghetto, picking up cash from unscrupulous "agents" interested only in latching onto NBA stars, unlike boosters who are interested in players homes and cars and academics. Yes, boosters are very interested in academics, often providing tutoring services out of the goodness of their hearts to top fifty recruits who haven't had the time to study, being that they are top recruits, not ghetto scum.

    These tutors, mindful of their time issues, often provide fully written term papers for the various academic subjects, so that these scholar athletes will have a template to follow when they write their own papers. Often students merely turn in these templates, to better gauge what the teachers are looking for. Tutors may even provide test answers, so students can learn to test better if they ever actually have to take a test without the answers provided.

    That is why these fine schools have so many outstanding scholar athletes, some of whom even stay through their sophomore years. So please, don't be a cynic, or an excuse maker. Calipari and those ghetto kids are scum. The top recruits with established booster programs shouldn't even be forced to play in the same division as them. Excepting Kentucky, of course, which is now evil.
  10. Fixit

    Fixit Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    No one said anything about the kids. Nice try, though.

    I think it's hilarious that you're crushing on a guy who has managed to get his most successful season at each of his previous two coaching gigs stricken from the record, as well as gotten the schools penalized whilst he jumps ship.

    Quick question: What if the same happens to this Kentucky season? Would your opinion change?
  11. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    No one from UMass, or Calapari, was accused of giving Camby anything, that was a guy from his neighborhood who was trying to be his agent. The Memphis program seemed to have some culpability in the Rose situation, but if you think these are exceptions rather than the rule, you are either gullible or misinformed.

    Read more: USC Trojans Get Black Eye Over Reggie Bush Scandal | NewsFeed |

    How many NCAA titles did Southern California lose? Or any of these other "established" schools?

    Wake up and smell the coffee bud. He's at Kentucky now, there's nothing illegal anymore.

    I could obviously fill up a page with teams with worse violations who didn't have titles rescinded, but we're sports fans and the hypocrisy of the NCAA when it comes to major programs should be fairly obvious.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  12. Fixit

    Fixit Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I hate what Calipari and other guys like him have done to college sports.

    You're fine with it; I'm not.

    It's a fundamental difference of opinion.
  13. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    By guys like him you mean programs much worse that get away with murder? NFL players have graduated four years and were found to be completely illiterate.

    I'm just judging the coach at UMass on his merits, he was never even accused of anything in the Camby situation.

    If you want to make a comment on the NCAA academic scholar situation, that's fine, but why not learn a bit of what's really going on and gone on for years?

    Here's a five page SI article on the Camby scandal. Calipari's name is only mentioned once, with no follow up.

    Many unscrupulous agents have preyed on poor kids, probably thousands and that's not an exaggeration. The "booster clubs" keep it all neat and tidy until it's so obvious they get caught and wrist slapped.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  14. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    And here's the top notch program he inherited. Exclusive: Pitino’s UMass Check for Calipari Got Him in Hot Water With The Wife |

    Pitino had to pay his salary out of his own checking account because Mass Aggie didn't even have enough money for that. Boo hoo UMassers, enjoy your current program.

    Congrats to Kellogg for a decent year this year anyway, nice to have a former player succeeding as a coach, though, as a triangle resident, i can tell you there's a big difference between East and North Carolina.:grin:
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012

    THELAWFIRM226 On the Game Day Roster

    RayClay, I think we all know John Cal isn't squeaky clean, and some of his doings are a bit shady. That said, I will defend him on the grounds that Calipari as an individual has never been charged with any wrongdoings, it's just that every program he goes to ends up at has some type of NCAA sanctions. Personally I'm a UCONN fan, so I'm used to hearing all types of **** about Calhoun, at the end of the day however, Calipari is a very good coach, as is Calhoun.
  16. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    Granted, and i said I believe he or the program had some culpability at Memphis. He did nothing at UMass except hustle his ass off and beat some much more established programs with players he had to find, rather than have handed to him. He also built a program out of nothing, including getting a real stadium. Figured this thread would be closed or moved by now, anyway, but I'm thrilled he won and feel he worked very hard and nothing was given to him.

    Of course, if y'all think those big college programs aren't down right crooked because they usually skate (size and influence have their rewards) I can't help you.
  17. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Wha? You think he's the only coach that can develop players that quickly? How many examples do you need?

    What people complain about is his relationship to WWW who funnels money to kids constantly. Those kids went to Memphis, they went to Kentucky. Kids take money when they play for him, they cheat on SATs (Derrick Rose), they get their high school transcripts doctored (Bledsoe) and people get paid to have this happen.

    NCAA quasi-criminal? Huh?
  18. letekro

    letekro Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    You ever wonder where the term "student-athlete" came from? Do you ever wonder why the NCAA bombards you with that term, spending millions on advertising campaigns playing up the "student" side of that equation, even when we know it is an illusion for many big-time college athletes? Do you wonder why college basketball and football are billion dollar industries but are considered "amateur" athletics?

    Here's a hint: Somebody is benefitting from the illusion that these kids are students and not athletes. Here's another hint, it's not the athletes. Whatever scraps the kids get from people like Worldwide Wes PALES in comparison to the haul that the NCAA's member universities take in from not having to pay these kids wages, benefits, workers comp, etc.
  19. blackglass3

    blackglass3 Supporter Supporter

    I like Cal and am glad he won, NCAA BS sanctions be damned. Stripping a team of a title is just ridiculous...imagine if Goodell tried to do that to us or the Saints.

    I look forward to Coach Cal getting paid gobs of money to run my Knicks for about 2 1/2 years and then get fired for not living up to expectations. I imagine after that he will take over a middle of the road college program and get them into the Final Four.
  20. NinjaZX6R

    NinjaZX6R In the Starting Line-Up

    I find it interesting that all the good/great coaches in college and in the NBA, are Italian Americans.

Share This Page

Search For Links: - CLOSE
For searches with multiple players
add commas (Ex: "Brady, Gronkowski")