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Captain Kirk puts an embargo on Twitter traffic from his Football players.
I think Kirk Speraw & McCaffery need to do the same thing.
Mr 2 for 11 seems more interested in his Tweets than shooting the basketball effectively in
Big Ten games. Now I see Clemmons tweeting about a Team dinner, when they just came off
a dreadful defeat at West Lafayette........
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
Clemmons tweeted that they were eating at Red Lobster for Training table. Pretty standard stuff. While I don't have a problem with him tweeting that or the team eating out. I do think they should have made them eat at McDonalds based on how terrible they played. Purdue gave Iowa the game by playing so terribly. If Iowa had even played average, they would have won by 10. Frustrating.
I don't think a kid tweeting has much to do with how well he is shooting during a game
If he's also a bad speller, it may mean he can't hit the keys any more than the 3's. He may need a thumb transplant like Megan Fox does.
Its far harder to monitor the social media of 85+ individuals than say 12-15. As long as they're not tweeting at halftime or from the bench, it doesn't matter a whole bunch to me.
Actually, the ones to watch out for are the recruits. Last year, a web site monitored a bunch of recruits' tweets, including OSU's and Michigan's, and the disgusting things these kids were saying on twitter was inexcusable. I mean, I was embarrassed as a fan. Their parents should have been mortified. It wasn't the trash talking; I get that kind of bravado from teenagers. It was the racist, misogynist, homophobic filth.
These players have full ride scholarships to the Univ of Iowa.
My tax dollars and my Athletic contributions fund their lifestyle, while at Iowa.
During the very intense and pressure packed, (it would seem) season, where you're SUPPOSE to be
concentraing on achieving the highest level of success possible, I find it to be quite idiotic to be
worried about who is following you and reading you ******* tweets.
And it especially bothers me when you perform very poorly.
Watch that game yesterday and see if you can find any 'room for improvement.
The tax dollars portion of this statement is 100% untrue. Zero tax dollars are given to the athletic departments at any of the 3 major universities in the state of Iowa, they are 100% funded by private donations in accordance with state law. This is also the reason why State and UNI have been forced to cut multiple sports as they didn't receive enough money to continue some programs.
Sine Missione -- Never be a spectator for unfairness or stupidity, argue for arguments sake; the grave will give plenty of time for silence.
Just Win baby......and the Hawkeyes are not doing that.......
So, my tax dollars didn't help fund ANYTHING at the Univ of Iowa?
Me thinks not...........
I've talked with Bill Krause and he agrees with my train of thought on this.
The basketball teams athletic scholarships are 100% FUNDED BY DONORS AND ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT REVENUE. NO TAX DOLLARS. Iowa's athletic department is self-sufficient. So because Bill Krause donated a ton of money to the Athletic department, he automatically knows exactly where the funds come from to support the players? He of all people should know that he is paying for their scholarships, not tax dollars.
100% agree. Until any one of these guys post anything that crosses the line (line taking recruits to strip clubs, or calling out refs/coaches/teammates) there is nothing wrong with it. I'm sure McCaffery has talked to them about what they can and can't tweet. I've never seen a single one of the players say anything that I wouldn't say to my parents. I think the "twitter ban" that coaches put on players is a little overblown by the media.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
Student fees are given to the athletic dept. and are included in the budget. The yearly amount ranges from $1M to $500,000. I believe it is $500,000 or so for this year's budget.
If students qualify for Pell grants, those monies do go to the athletic dept. and I am fairly certain Pell grants are taxpayers' money.
However, neither here nor there. If athletes and recruits weren't put on a pedestal and had adults hanging on their every tweet and FB status, we wouldn't have to worry about any of it.
This post was edited by FG80 18 months ago
Well, I'd like a kid to be disciplined enough, at Iowa to be able to shoot the ball
effectively in Big Ten games. I don't see how tweeting all the time about stupid stuff like
what restaurant your Basketball meal ticket allows you to have Lobster at today, helps you
win BB games, or get into the Big Dance, or get to the next level.
BAN TWITTER NOW ! (for scholarship BB & FB players) We want winners.
How does it hurt their ability to play basketball? It's not like they can practice shots all day.
My Sports psychologist used to tell me, back in the NBA, that clearing your mind and concentrating on the
task at hand, focusing & visualizing, as well as putting aside petty, stupid distractions would lead to most success.
Or, if you like losing.........
I guess I don't see how clearing ones head a game involves not being able to tweet about a team dinner that is 3-4 days before the next game.
Pell Grants go straight to the student. Not the athletic department. They definitely find their way to the student. I know kids who were on full scholarships and came from pretty rough homes and always got their pell grant money on top of their scholarship. Whether it was through the athletic department or other.
I suppose this should have just been posted first and then we could have moved on
Oh my god, who the hell cares?!
Post this video on people's Facebook status!
I don't think discipline has anything to do with it. Sometimes guys are cold shooting the ball and I'm quite certain Twitter use had no effect.
Discipline doesn't have anything to do with it?
Guess I'll just have to Downvote all the other posters in this thread.
Quit being petty, like this is Not an elementary school message board.......sheeesh
Because------that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
This post was edited by Skyhawk52 18 months ago
DId I mention that if certain Hawkeyes men's BB are gonna run with their twitter foolishness, then
JUST WIN BABY
And if not, then shut your pie-hole
Generally speaking, when a guy shoots 40% from the field on the year and has a game where he goes 2-11 from the floor, he either had a bad shooting day or was going against a stud defender. Discipline has little to do with a player's shooting in any given game. Over the course of a whole season, yes, because being a good shooter requires lots of practice which requires discipline. Players had cold shooting days long before the days of Twitter and will continue to do so long after it goes by the wayside.
Also, no one is saying you can't have an opinion on the topic, merely that our opinions aren't the same as yours. Nothing wrong with that.
Just because you were down voted doesn't mean we did it. I certainly respect your opinion, which is why I posted mine. I never down vote people based on opinion. I'm glad you shared yours actually.
This post was edited by UI2015 18 months ago
there's a real legit generational difference of opinion on tweeting, i think. i can see tweeting something important that i wanted many people to know quickly--something like, "tornado missed the house. all r safe." reporting what i ate for dinner seems self-absorbed and foolish. but then, i'm an old guy.
i really don't care if the bball players do stuff i think is silly--within bounds, of course. really, sending out a tweet is no more distracting to a player than picking up an old-time pay phone and dialing up one buddy to give him a post game run down. the fact that 250 folks read the twitter feed doesn't multiply the effort to post it. ironically, the facts that tweeting is so easy and so often trivial are among the best defenses for letting guys do it. gracious knows, the fact that i think it is silly isn't relevant.
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