[quote=“UncleLar, post:1, topic:1133”]From the NY Times article “Football, Not Basketball, Could Determine the Future of the Big East”
[i]Boeheim said that players in recruiting hotbeds like New York, Philadelphia and Washington, the lifeblood markets for Big East universities, probably would not find playing in a Midwest-dominated league appealing.
“Say a couple schools go to the Big Ten,” Boeheim said. “Who’s to say a New York City kid would want to go there? There’s no logical reason for that kid to want to do that. But someone with a big ego in a football conference is taking over. I just don’t think it helps recruiting to be in the Big Ten.”[/i][/quote]
Just more propaganda being pushed forth from apologists like Uncle Lar looking to promote excuses after excuse why the basketball program can’t win.
This time, trot out some more crap from the same guy who was quoted as making similar asinine comments back in 1990. In fact, there was even a thread started about these comments recently.
Anyone with half a brain should be able to recognize the fear oozing from these comments. Boeheim is afraid that either his school will bolt to a better conference, or that many of the top programs will bolt, leaving his Orangemen as the best team in a crappy conference, like Memphis in CUSA. His statements are a precursor to his own survival, not some prescient insight to the inner workings of the Big Ten. Boeheim has had critical comments for Big Ten basketball since 1990, what makes anyone think he would have an enlightened opinion 20 years later?
Congratulations Uncle Lar. You have resurrected the apologist mantra and anointed Jim Boeheim as your spokesperson of the week. :