Posted on: March 15, 2011 10:44 pm

Sports and The Relentless Pursuit For Competition

As it is now a days alot of people just cannot stand watching sports, some of whom loved sports when they were little. Some people say they just grew out of the love for the game. Some claim they just don't have time to follow sports anymore, but most when it comes down to it would sit down and enjoy a game or two.

I believe the catalyst to getting people to watch games is beer; because with beer in ones system their nerves are numbed enough too sit down an watch a game. You must realize that deep down almost everyone can appreciate sports in some manner but most get turned off because of many reasons. Most of which I believe is frustration with plays, calls, or other things pertaining to the game which they might not understand.

I say it all has to do with foul calls myself or in some cases lack thereof foul calls. So using this NBA season and some other games throught the NCAA this season as examples. So what are the referees thinking or the NBA an NCAA for that matter. I mean for example the NCAA is a TAX EXEMPT organization who recieves tax dollars through state universities in order to setup a supposed fair system for schools too put their teams in and compete. We know they must be getting billions of dollars that can be wasted and probably are in some way.

So my question is do you think that something can be done to improve the officiating or is it fine how it is?
Also should we promote the idea that we should do away with private pseudo bureaucratic sports organizations or just establish new ones?
Posted on: April 7, 2009 4:20 am
Edited on: April 7, 2009 4:32 am

Now is The Time of Pastner

Just to answer the question no one seems to know here, there were other coaches and there were better coaches but these Memphis tigers end up with fresh meat, a noob, the rookie, or as some may say the man …Josh Pastner as their head coach. With John Calipari gone to another team of blue color it is time to rebuild.


Though the thought of rebuilding for one of the nations top programs is sad, it is just some peoples opinion. Most people who claim close ties with the Memphis Tigers and Pastner have been praising him and his abilities, as well as this some former tigers though not just transfers, some commits as well are excited about the possibilities. He has no college head coaching experience but, plenty of AAU curcuit experience and this kid really seems to understand the player psyche and could help with Willie Kemp for one. Only time will tell with this one here is to hoping those Memphis Tigers do not have to hire a new coach in 2 years.


If you needed to be filled in on whose who of the college basketball coaching association you can find a history lesson on this here device you are reading this but, just as a teaser here is what a real list of basketball coaches looks like.(With Josh Pastner used as the lowest possible choice.)


These are in no real order at all.


Darrin Horn

Randy Bennett

Bill Grier

Jim Boylen

Reggie Wayne Theus

Fran McCaffery

Rick Stansbury

Brad Stevens

Stephen Todd Alford

Billy Clyde Gillispie

Mike Brey

Jeffrey Allen Jones

Brian Gregory

Lorenzo Romar

Todd Bozeman

Edward Richard DeChellis

Paul Harrington Hewitt


Coaches who can build and retire while passing his program to an assistant


Ernie Kent

Ben Braun

Lon Kruger

Stew Morrill

Mike Montgomery

Coaches that where considering until Memphis let graf and Johnson screw things up


Ken Bone

Felton Jeff Capel III

Leonard Hamilton

Bruce Pearl

Scott Drew – the AD liked drew but the Memphis faithful did not.

Tony Bennett

Orlando "Tubby" Smith

Sean Miller

Tim Floyd

Anthony Grant

Mark Fox


Coaches that make people say “wow” no matter if it is good or bad


Lawrence Harvey "Larry" Brown

Avery Johnson

Kelvin Sampson

Nolan Richardson

Bobby Knight

Hubbie Brown

Jeff Van Gundy

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