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RE: Disappointed and frustrated in a lack of AD support for MBB
(12-23-2017 10:11 PM)bopol Wrote:  <snip>
I find things these events today are just too loud. Like baseball. When I was a kid, there was an organist. Now I get intro music for all batters that mostly SUCKS. In between innings, more LOUD SUCKY music.

I went to my kid's high school and there was a kid playing Carry on Wayward Son on the guitar and I'm thinking, hey, this is a good song and the kid has taste, but the song is 40 freaking years old. There hasn't been any good music in the last four decades that you want to emulate? And, that's the problem.

And it's TOO LOUD.

Signed, Grumpy Old Man

PS- Stay off my lawn!

Yeah, hitting on my pet peeves too...but I agree with some of the other commentators, if you put a winning team on the floor, little else matters

[peeve #1 - about the batters in MLB and their music - yeah it's great to have his 'theme song' playing, but a 5-second snippet that no one can recognize, it's just noise]

[peeve #2 - "There hasn't been any good music in the last four decades" - yes there is good rock music put out, but the radio is just playing 40-year old music. There's a few good bands playing rock music out there, a few play the Kent Stage like moe., ecoustic hookah, Tea Leaf Green, etc - you just have to look for them]

And actually, the rap music I've heard at KSU Basketball games haven't had too suggestive of lyrics, pretty much PG-13 level at the worst.

Hey, and if you're a Grumpy Old Man and the music's too loud, don't worry, you should start losing your hearing soon and you won't care.

And one more gripe - the Record Courier just had a article about a 9-year plan for KSU to spend $1 billion on construction, and still no basketball arena - http://www.record-courier.com/news/20171...ng-9-years
12-26-2017 10:59 AM
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There was never going to be a new arena. The MAC Center was always going to be renovated. But they keep pushing the timeline back. Either fundraising must not be going well or they just can't secure that one big gift to get the (wrecking) ball moving.
12-26-2017 02:18 PM
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(12-26-2017 02:18 PM)JimJoyce Wrote:  There was never going to be a new arena. The MAC Center was always going to be renovated. But they keep pushing the timeline back. Either fundraising must not be going well or they just can't secure that one big gift to get the (wrecking) ball moving.

No. 1 .. Basketball budget

No. 2 ... practice court

No. 3 ... MAC Center

baby steps ????
12-26-2017 07:36 PM
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The bottom line is that all of Kent State's sports issues could be addressed if there were adequate financial resources. Sure, maybe the university didn't do everything right, maybe even not much right, but a lack of money is ultimately behind everything.
12-27-2017 07:29 AM
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I was talking to a Akron U supporter last night. He told me that MBB has a nutritionist and they will have at the minimum a GA that will work on analytics for the team. I wonder if Sendy has those resources? If not I am sure the football team has one that he can borrow. Cant wait to see Joels fake smile and how everything is turning the corner at the next game.
01-01-2018 10:19 AM
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Maybe Joel can re-allocate some of his salary $$ (since he is the highest paid AD in the MAC) and hire some competent staff/interns for the major programs vs hirering his daughter to a paid internship in the athletic department...Am I the only one who thinks that is poor form??
01-01-2018 12:30 PM
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(12-26-2017 07:36 PM)cleveland Wrote:  
(12-26-2017 02:18 PM)JimJoyce Wrote:  There was never going to be a new arena. The MAC Center was always going to be renovated. But they keep pushing the timeline back. Either fundraising must not be going well or they just can't secure that one big gift to get the (wrecking) ball moving.

No. 1 .. Basketball budget

No. 2 ... practice court

No. 3 ... MAC Center

baby steps ????

The new University "Master Plan" has 3 phases and phase 2 lists the renovation of the MAC Center. No details of the renovation but it also lists "basketball practice facilities." I believe the Board Of Trustees will vote on this in early March but I'm assuming that's a mere formality. I'm guessing we'll have to wait until the Trustees vote to get the details on the plan. Anyone have any info on this?

I'm surprised that this board has been so quiet on this as many of us have been begging for a new arena / renovated arena for years. The PD, Beacon and Kent Stater have all had articles on this...
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01-01-2018 12:35 PM
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(01-01-2018 10:19 AM)KSU93 Wrote:  I was talking to a Akron U supporter last night. He told me that MBB has a nutritionist and they will have at the minimum a GA that will work on analytics for the team. I wonder if Sendy has those resources? If not I am sure the football team has one that he can borrow. Cant wait to see Joels fake smile and how everything is turning the corner at the next game.

The football team doesn't have a nutritionist or a GA that works on analytics. Good try though 04-rock
01-01-2018 10:36 PM
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(01-01-2018 10:36 PM)KSU2012 Wrote:  
(01-01-2018 10:19 AM)KSU93 Wrote:  I was talking to a Akron U supporter last night. He told me that MBB has a nutritionist and they will have at the minimum a GA that will work on analytics for the team. I wonder if Sendy has those resources? If not I am sure the football team has one that he can borrow. Cant wait to see Joels fake smile and how everything is turning the corner at the next game.

The football team doesn't have a nutritionist or a GA that works on analytics. Good try though 04-rock

Well, lets get one!
01-02-2018 11:28 AM
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(01-02-2018 11:28 AM)KSU93 Wrote:  
(01-01-2018 10:36 PM)KSU2012 Wrote:  
(01-01-2018 10:19 AM)KSU93 Wrote:  I was talking to a Akron U supporter last night. He told me that MBB has a nutritionist and they will have at the minimum a GA that will work on analytics for the team. I wonder if Sendy has those resources? If not I am sure the football team has one that he can borrow. Cant wait to see Joels fake smile and how everything is turning the corner at the next game.

The football team doesn't have a nutritionist or a GA that works on analytics. Good try though 04-rock

Well, lets get one!

I say ... for any athlete ... let them take a fitness class and learn for themselves, pick up a credit or two in the process, and retain something that helps them for life ... instead of being a robot and just doing what somebody puts in front of their face ... use that $$$ for something else ... like a few chairbacks for the stadium
01-02-2018 03:43 PM
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