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16  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Gleason rips UB, and especially White... on: April 12, 2015, 12:01:14 AM
Brook,

This is why I never say anything nice about you. You make it your mission to crap on other people in order to elevate yourself.

Here goes UB85.

My thoughts on this is that I have no idea what went on between the Muto Suite and the second floor (both second floors for that all that matters).  From reading both it appears that both pieces refer to sources who refused to go on the record.  If you are going to use anonymous sources you should at least give some idea where they are and why they cannot have their name used for attribution.  If the reason they refuse to allow their name to be used smells funny then do not use any information form them.

Brook I would love to tell people in a round about way who my source was but you know as well as I do that the circle is so small that I might as well blurt out their name. The 10K view is that they are close family to someone you would find on the departments contact page.

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Columnist are paid to give their opinions.  Sometimes people agree with their opinions and sometimes they do not.  Furthermore, using personal attacks against a person  i.e. calling them a clown, is not a replacement for substantive arguments against a person's opinion1.  Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but not their own facts. 2

1 - The dolts at the Blo news hide behind Columnist when it suits them and claim to be journalist whenever anyone else talks. We publish something on Bull Run and we get "Stop waving your blue flag".
2 - In his most recent adventure into UB assassination Gleason calls himself a "reporter" not a "columnist".
3 - No matter what hat you're wearing don't present your Opinion as fact. Thats exactly what Gleason did...

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On a side note using Rodney McKissic as an example of quality journalism is not a place to go. 3

That's good advice, remind me about that if I ever say McKissic is an all around example of quality Journalism.

What I said was McKissic gave UB a fair shake while working as a reporter.
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17  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Gleason rips UB, and especially White... on: April 11, 2015, 10:42:21 PM
Thank you for the kind words UB85. I would bet Brook has better sources on this than me but I have found over the past two years I am getting more connected inside.

TBN'so coverage has come full circle. Most if not all TBN reporters/columnists were royally upset that Reggie was fired. (Jerry Sullivan acknowledges that everything he knows about basketball he learned from Reggie) They were negative on Hurleys hire boasting that it was a marketing ploy to make a big splash. Well it turns out Danny proved them wrong when Bobby won the MAC East in consecutive years then the MAC championship this year. Even last year they were saying had only Reggie been the coach and with his experience we wouldn't have lost in the quarterfinals. It wasn't until late in the year that they hopped in the bandwagon and are now blaming Danny for letting Bobby get away. They want their cake and eat it to.

And this is the part that makes me wang to throw up in my mouth. They *SAVAGED* White for letting Spoon go and then they beat him up again for Hurley. It was "brash" Hurley was not experienced enough and a "gimmick hire". They also pointed out that if it worked out Hurley would bolt quickly. I guess that syaing about Broken clocks is right.

Now that Hurley leaves quickly, like they said he would they have to make White the villain again.

And to be perfectly clear I have evolved on some of TBN's coverage. Gaughan is great as a reporter and is deeply involved. The poop slinging monkies of Gleason, Buck, and Sully however are hardly ever seen at UB games or press conferences.

I'm most pissed that some other outlets have picked up TBN's tripe and ran with it.
18  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Gleason rips UB, and especially White... on: April 11, 2015, 08:58:41 PM
So we have rampant speculation based on unnamed "sources" with no attempt to follow up with the other party?

Journalistic skills at their finest ladies and gents.

I think Bull Run does a pretty good job breaking this one down.

http://www.ubbullrun.com/2015/4/10/8380999/the-buffalo-news-are-losing-a-punching-bag-but-they-take-a-few-shots

Which facts in Gleason's article are you disputing?

The contract offer of $551,000? - I have a Foil in for the proposed contract. But this is not the key point..
The false leak that Hurley was close to signing a deal? - ** THIS ** is utter Bull Shaq! The Buffalo news, Spectrum, and Bull Run all reported there was an agreement in principle. That is not "close to signing a deal". The words the department gave me were "there is an offer on the table and it is not yet signed".
White's refusal to negotiate with Hurley's agent? - This may or may not be the case but the thrust of the alleged anger was the 551 and not who it was offered to.

I'm guessing that most folks on this forum who defend White don't know him at all[/quote]

I don't know him but I know he is not a cheap fool. If he had 600k to pay Hurley then he would have offered Hurley 600K. I also talked to a few people close to the situation who all said there was no "bad blood" or "cold business relationship" between White and Hurley.

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and have no firmer ground to stand on than those who are willing to buy Gleason's thesis that White was the bad guy here.

I trust my sources and am very comfortable with teh ground I am on.
19  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Hurley Hired Away by ASU on: April 09, 2015, 05:53:04 PM


http://www.ubbullrun.com/2015/4/9/8274005/Univeristy-at-Buffalo-New-York-bulls-Coach-Bobby-Hurley-hired-arizona-state-sun-devils-jeff-capel

Damn..
20  General News and Announcements / General Discussion / Re: John Oliver on the NCAA on: April 05, 2015, 10:01:21 PM
I'd like to see workers comp or something like it if they get injured. Better working conditions etc.

I think at the least we need to go back to guaranteed 4 year scholarships and full cost of attendance. I'd also like a fund set up for students to pursue graduate studies after finishing, in good standing, a BS degree.

FInally I think the NFL needs to drop their requirement that kids go into the draft out of the NCAA.
21  General News and Announcements / General Discussion / Re: BSF isn't going to like this! on: April 01, 2015, 07:28:01 PM
Where has BSF been lately?

He comments on Bull Run. Though I usually end up cutting half of them becasue of the length.
22  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB Agrees in Principle to Extend Coach Bobby Hurley on: March 28, 2015, 06:46:21 PM
Depends... If White gives him a 10 year contract with favorable buyouts after year 4 or so.


if DePaul/St Johns offers Bobby 5 years at $2mil/year, UB would have to give him 15 years at $650k to match it.

Your assuming his UB pay stays the same for the whole contract. I would assume once you start taking 5+ years you have to put triggers in there for a raise in base pay.
23  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB Agrees in Principle to Extend Coach Bobby Hurley on: March 28, 2015, 12:43:35 PM
Danny would be somewhere between a gambler and a fool to stay at UB, as long as the MAC is a one bid conference.  No sport more than basketball can be influenced positively (by one 7 foot recruit?.....even as a one year wonder) than basketball.  And no sport is more influenced by one injury than basketball.......the star is gone; the team is gone (especially in a one bid conference).  One "big" get by a conference foe, or one big injury at UB, and it's Danny-who?

A wise man would take the money and run to a multi-bid conference.  Even just squeaking in keeps your name in the pub....more than you get for being an "just by a tiny, tiny bit" second in the MAC.

Depends... If White gives him a 10 year contract with favorable buyouts after year 4 or so.

I heard Dan Hurley once turned down bigger money because he wanted a longer contract.
24  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Football / Re: Streaming now on: March 25, 2015, 07:22:52 PM
I guess booking Strictly Hip for the UMASS game means it's being played at UB Stadium, not RWS. I really think that game should be moved. We drew well the last time.

I heard the players *hated* it.

Did they?  Is playing in front of 3,000 in an empty UB Stadium a better way to end your UB career?  That BG game drew 26K fans to RWS, the largest crowd at a UB game since Syracuse played here.  If it were me I'd be psyched to play in front of that many people in an NFL stadium.  We all just saw how the city rallied behind the basketball team. Why not get the WNY fan base, who are used to seeing football at RWS, a chance to cheer for UB? It's not like students are going to attend. They are home for the holiday.

I am just telling you what I have heard.
25  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Football / Re: Streaming now on: March 25, 2015, 05:42:22 PM
I guess booling Strictly Hip for the UMASS game means it's being played at UB Stadium, not RWS. I really think that game should be moved. We drew well the last time.

I heard the players *hated* it.
26  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Football / Re: Quinn to Notre Dame on: March 24, 2015, 06:51:13 PM
As an "analyst"... sounds like a good way to skirt some rules.

The school is at max number of assistant coaches.  Great way to work around the rules.  Jeff will have to watch the game from a suite. 

If he is an "analyst" will that not constitute the clause that takes him off the books? I am not sure of the exact verbiage in his contract and if it is any job with football or coaching only.

The exact verbiage is something like "a job commiserate with his education and experience". I think this job does it.
27  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB Bulls Basketball 101 on: March 16, 2015, 12:13:11 PM
Been doing some high level research on West Virginia. One stat that jumps is their ability to get turnovers using the press. I think the fact that we have three point guards in the starting five will be to our advantage.

I think all three guards will have to bring the ball up. I was also pleasantly surprised to see Xavier Ford at times handle the ball.

Bearden is lightening quick and I think can take advantage by driving to the basket for layups. He's got a strong handle so it'll be more mental with him in breaking the press. He needs to not be careless with the ball cause at times he gets a little showy with the ball.

I think we will do well against the press, it may play into our hands offensively as it speeds up the tempo of the game at midourt.
28  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Bull Run Braket Challenge on: March 16, 2015, 12:11:54 PM
Because I only care about one thing lol. I don't know if I can pick UB > Kentucky if I'm trying to win my bracket but there is 0% chance that I will be picking them to lose a single game.

So pick it and lose ;)
29  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Bull Run Braket Challenge on: March 16, 2015, 10:55:14 AM
I seriously don't know if I can do a bracket this year

Why's that?
30  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Bull Run Braket Challenge on: March 16, 2015, 09:55:34 AM
http://www.ubbullrun.com/2015/3/16/8224579/2015-ncaa-tournament-bracket-challenge-Bull-Run
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