OTC: KK Claims Frank Martin “Insulted” By KSU’s Offer

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39 Responses to OTC: KK Claims Frank Martin “Insulted” By KSU’s Offer

  1. Anonymous says:

    dp
    Glad you wrote about this GH. I caught some of this on the way home…ever since Tim Fitzgerald, mouthpiece at gopowercat.com, announced on that website that Gary Patterson was offcially the next head football coach at KSU after Prince got fired, I’m skeptical anything I hear ‘out of Manhattan’, either from that website or from KK. More often wrong than right…

    My belief is that Currie will find a way to get Martin and company what they want. Martin stayed at KSU when nobody, even some KSU fans, wanted him..and then turned them into a top 25 team. Time to reward that loyalty. Glad Currie is trying to clean up the athletic department after what Krause, Prince, et al did, but this is not the time to be cheap. I think he’s asstue enough to know that and will get it done.

    One sidebar, the media and opposing fans love to point out Delonte Hill, KSU asst coach and key east coast recruiter makes about $400K a year, yet the ‘coach in waiting’ at Texas Will Muschamp gets $900K a year and nobody bats an eye. And nobody bats an eye when Bill Self hires Mario Chalmers Dad to carry water or whatever BS title he has with KU…double standard?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cliffy
    To say Martin was loyal and KSU should be grateful for it is kind of disingenuous imo. KSU offered him a job when practically nobody thought he deserved it — that’s why Martin might consider being loyal to KSU.

    Ponying up some cash might keep Martin at KSU for another year or two … but if he keeps putting teams like his current one on the court there’s no way he’ll remain in Manhattan long-term. Just no way.

  3. Anonymous says:

    bschloz
    F.Martin=
    Jim Harrik/Larry Eustachy waiting to happen.
    There be a reason he be in Aggieville.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy
    Here it comes…the smell of fear in the air wafting from Lawrence. Nobody in Manhattan questioned the Martin hire. That came from Larry. They attack who you hire, then when he recruits and wins, they hit the, “He won’t stay THERE!” button. They did it with Bill Snyder and they’re doing it now with Martin. I don’t know if KK’s claims are true or not, but I DO know that he does have connections to insiders at the University, and they wouldn’t use him as a communication tool unless they felt it was necessary. He is a tool alright. A communication tool.

    As for Martin, many things changed with that game Monday night. If Martin continues the win string into the UK2 game on the 30th, Currie’s hand will be forced.

    I’ve sent my email to Currie. Sorry Squawkers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Cliffy
    I’m not a squawker, pt. Just a realist. And I hope I’m wrong. I initially thought the Martin hire was complete BS. I’ve been shown otherwise.

  6. Anonymous says:

    DVD
    Pt – We said it about Huggins too. I notice you didn’t mention him in your “all our coaches want to stay in Manhattan” rant.

  7. Anonymous says:

    herb
    GH, I think you totally misinterpreted KK. Looks to me like he’s saying the 100K raise is what insulted Martin, not made him happy. You big dummy.
    In your zest to clown KK, you clowned yourself.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Will
    Instead of being such a blow hard dumbass and asking people to harass Currie, Kietzman should have asked people to donate to the Ahearn fund. He is SUCH an a-hole! Makes me sick.

  9. Anonymous says:

    John
    KK made headlines. He got the ratings. He won!

  10. Anonymous says:

    rick
    KK makes headlines the way Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan does. Something to be proud of huh? I say if K.K. wants Frank to stay so bad he should pony some stuff up. Maybe part of his salary. Let his wife give Frank some oral attention. Do your part Kev.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Chuck D
    Herb is right, I heard this on the air and it was the $100k raise that insulted Martin per his sources. He is currently making $750k and wanted to get to at least $1M annually. KK is claiming that the $100k raise to $850k is the problem.

  12. Anonymous says:

    KCFan
    You didn’t listen right. He didn’t say $100k would make Martin happy; he said an $100k raise insulted him.

    Also, comparing K-State and Texas is stupid. Texas football brought in $87 million in revenue. K-State’s entire athletic department brings in around $48 million, which is low compared to KU which brought in revenue around $82 million this past year.

  13. Anonymous says:

    orecalikan
    Herb and Chuck are right about the $100K raise offered. Get your sh*t straight before you write this stuff.

    ___

    GH: Something is not translating here for some. My column is in agreement that Martin was insulted by the $100K.

  14. Anonymous says:

    nick
    As a KU grad/fan, I truly hope Martin IS as good as he appears to be AND that K-State hires him to a long term deal.

    Hell, Mike Anderson appears to be a legit big-time coach, and I hope he stays.

    It’d be GREAT for Kansas to have both its rivals as good as possible.

    It’s to the point now that Martin might wisely decide to just wait until April before signing ANYTHING. Why should he? His leverage for BIG money is growing daily.

  15. Anonymous says:

    JOJO
    NICE POST NICK…NOW GO BACK TO YOUR
    CUBICLE AND WAIT TO BE CALLED TO LUNCH.

    I love this martin guy. Cuban head head…
    RICKY RICARDO…does he play the mariachis
    and the congas?
    The guy is on something…too many red bulls
    or monsters…seen his eyes pop out…maybe
    some good ganga from his homeland.

    Give the man credit…has a black wife in
    manhattan. That’s got to be funny with all
    those redneck wheat dogs in the little apple.

    Hope he stays forever. Better to watch than
    Bobby Knight..but I expect this latin live
    wire lunatic to choke a player or ref bevfore
    his time in ks. is over.

    THE GUYS COOL. THE GUYS GOT CLASS. SURE DOESN
    T BUY THOSE SUITS IN KANSAS.
    HE’S A MADE GUY. BUT WATCH OUT…HE’S A
    BAD ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.
    IF I WAS THE AD I’D PUT A CLAUSE IN HIS
    CONTRACT THAT IF HE BEATS UP MORE THAN
    2 PLAYERS OR CHOKES MORE THAN 1 REF THIS
    YEAR HE GETS A FINE.
    wow…THIS GUYS IS MORE FUN TO WATCH
    THAT JERSEY SHORE.
    GO KSU…GO FRANKIE…GO CATS.

  16. Anonymous says:

    JOJO
    ALSO..HOW MUCH MONEY DOES THIS CUBAN HOT
    HEAD NEED IN MANHATTAN.
    EVERYTHINGS CHEAP AT THE GENERAL STORE AND
    THE BIGGEST STORE THERE IS WAL MART.
    MAKING $750K IN MANHATTAN ALLOWS THE CUBAN
    HOT HEAD TO LIVE LIKE DONALD TRUPM IN NY.
    WHY GET THE CUBAN HOT HEAD ALL FIRED UP.
    IF YOU WERE THIS CURRIE GUY WOULD YOU WANT
    THE CUBAN HOT HEAD MAD AT YOU.
    i wouldn’t…the cuban hot head might
    wack ya…or tear your f*cking head off.
    ..or put ya in a coma…

  17. Anonymous says:

    JOJO
    also…rick..why all the constant associations
    in everythign your write to lindsey lohan
    or paris hilton.
    You got some kind of problem?
    Stop reading those gossip mags>

  18. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    I love this martin guy. Cuban head head

  19. Anonymous says:

    bschloz
    jj….funny blast
    F.Martin has about as much chance to coach in Big East..Pac 10..SEC…ACC …as as well as X.Henry will be a lotto pick.
    How does he get C.Kelly and Co. to Manhattan..now thats rich. RINGERS
    Do you think he’s ever bought envelopes to Tony at the Bada Bing?

    Lets see how KSU likes to be The Hunted instead of The Hunter..

  20. Anonymous says:

    HoneyBaked
    herb Says: “GH, I think you totally misinterpreted KK. Looks to me like he

  21. Anonymous says:

    jjskck
    GH – If you re-read the KK quote:
    “…I am also told that John Currie has insulted (Frank Martin) with an offer. Flat-out insulted him! I don

  22. Anonymous says:

    rick
    Oh geez……..no problem correcting Greg but does every poster have to do it. He misunderstood do we need to hang him over it. Stop overreacting. Jojo as always you are mistaken when you state all my posts are about Paris and Lindsey. Sounds like u are fantasizing.

  23. Anonymous says:

    HoneyBaked
    GH: When I heard KK

  24. Anonymous says:

    HoneyBaked
    rick: “Oh geez

  25. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    ROOOOOOOOOOOOOCCCCCKKKKKK
    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWKKKK
    JAAAAYYYY HAAAAAWKKKKKKK
    KKKKKKKKK – UUUUUUUUUUUUU

    dont miss the greatest show in college basketball, tonight on ESPN2 – just a friendly public service announcment ; )

  26. Anonymous says:

    Gavin
    I’m with Cliffy. Back when K-State hired Martin, I thought K-State had sold its soul to keep Beasley and Walker in the fold. I still think that, but I have to admit that Martin is a much better coach than I ever thought he’d be. But I think if you asked most K-State fans (as well as Wefald and Krause) and they answered honestly, they would admit that they’re surprised by how good Martin has turned out to be for K-State. Don’t get me wrong; I misjudged Martin and he’s turned out to be really good, I just think he exceeded the expectations of pretty much everyone. There was nothing, and I mean NOTHING, in Martin’s prior history that would indicate he would be able to do what he’s done. I say more power to him. He’s got those kids playing hard in-your-jock defense and I am impressed.

    I do have one question for K-Staters. I had no idea his parents were Cuban immigrants until I saw that on the game Monday night. That may be the only thing I learned from Brent Musburger. Anyway,”Martin” is a pretty “anglo” name. Does anyone know if his family changed thier name from, say, Martinez? It doesn’t mean anything either way, I’m just curious.

    As for keeping him, if Kietzman is right (an iffy proposition at best, I know) then Currie is an idiot. You need to go to Bob Vanier and get him to write a check and now. because this is his opportunity to hit the lottery and if K-State’s athletics department thinks he isn’t worth it or that they don’t have to pay him, they’ll be looking for a new AD and for a new hoops coach and he won’t be any good. Maybe you can get Danny Nee to come back to the league, but that’s about it.

    And as a KU fan I’m not sure what to think. I kinda like having KU be K-State’s daddy and I think Martin is a threat to that kind of domination. At the same time, it’s a lot more thrilling to play against his teams than those of Jim Wooldridge and Tom Asbury. This might be the chance to finally correct the error K-State made when they ran off Dana Altman for those two knuckleheads.

  27. Anonymous says:

    promises
    KU fears no one. I could say something here, but I promised, so instead, I will say…

    fking mu is the most pathetic excuse for a retard center as there has ever been. mu stands for MoronU.

    Good job KSU for taking out Tx.

  28. Anonymous says:

    JOJO
    hey ku gayhawks…
    remem,ber

    MU 41
    KU 39

    and many more asskickings in the big time sport
    of college football to come…a decade of
    mu dominance over the gay friendly ku gayhawks…
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOO MMMMMMMMMMM UUUUUUUUUUUUU

  29. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    oh Jo, you keep quoting a close game score, wtf? it could have gone the other way. Now, if it had been 41 – 7, that would be another thing, but I dont even mind losing 41-39,

    Hey, instead lets talk about how Moron U lost to Oral Roberts a couple of weeks ago? Now that is really embarrassing, some on.

    Oh Lucy, OH RICKY!!!! heheheehe ; )

  30. Anonymous says:

    JOJO
    Reasons you dont insult a cuban:

    1. On WC3 you always meet the little ghetto wannabe prick who swears he a badass and likes to say nigger to people. When you call a cuban a nigger they usaully kick your ass where I’m from.

    2. Usually after you tell somebody your cuabn after they tried using nigger to offend you they start calling you a cuban pussy. These guys are probaly from some redneck state that has somebody saying there “pure cuban” when their actually 50 or 25% cuabn and don’t even know how to speak Spanish giving the real cubans a bad name. A real cuban would have messed those people the moment they told them that .

    I put this up because i always encounter these type of people. The last one I met said I was a nigger then a pussy cuban and saying he has fucked up every cuban he has met. The funny thing about his story was that he was from Canada. Thats right C-A-N-A-D-A. You dont see cubans in Canada. If you do then they aren’t pure cubans. If you ever want to meet a real cuban come to Miami and the real cuabns will show you we ain’t pussys and we know how to have one hell of a time.

    currie…you better up that 100k real quick
    before this martin guy wacks ya.

  31. Anonymous says:

    rick
    I think you are being to harsh honeybaked. Just as you think Greg is making soothing out of nothing I think you might be as well. Just my 2 cents.

  32. Anonymous says:

    HoneyBaked
    rick, you might be right… except that this is the 3rd time in the past few days where GH has, IMO, taken a comment out of context and presented it in a manner to make it flesh with the intended narrative of his post AND to paint someone in a bad light. Both are HUGE failings on his part.

    And don’t get me wrong, I’ve been reading GH for a while now (back when he was posting to The Landmark (Platte County newspaper) and back when he was still w/ The Star) and I certainly don’t relish in calling him out on it, but all 3 instances are/were quite egregious. And even in this instance, his first response was to suggest that *we* were reading it incorrectly… and then I showed him the issue in my post above, he comes back to say it was simply “typo”.

    And even that I can forgive, but then I remember who the typo reflected badly against (KK) and the fact that just a few days ago GH took another KK comment obviously out of context (it was a comment about the BCS) and then when you lump in the known dislike that GH has for KK… well, the story quickly starts to paint itself.

    If GH wants to be like Tony and throw up posts that simply exist to disparage people/things he doesn’t like, then that is his prerogative. But he doesn’t get to be clean in doing it.

  33. Anonymous says:

    JOJO
    greg hall…don’t mess with the cuban.
    kk: send you wife over to do her thing on
    the hot head cuban…maybe settle him down
    a bit.

  34. Anonymous says:

    JOJO
    REMEMBER FRIENDS…
    MU KICKED KSU ASS…..

  35. Anonymous says:

    dln265
    Wow. This message board started with some fairly intelligent conversation and then devolved into juvenile drivel (JOJO). I weep for the future of our society.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    K-State fans are acting like they just won the National Championship. In order, this is what has gone down the past 11 days:

    1) Lose to Missouri
    2) Barely beat Colorado
    3) Beat Texas
    4) Frank Martin is a genius!

    It is amazing how one tiny sliver of success affects some people.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    Martin will be gone by the week after Easter.
    The fact that the 100K was even offered just sealed that deal.
    He was not born and raised in Liberty, Missouri like your Allah… Bill Snyder.
    This dude is going to land in Florida somewhere, or Connecticut, maybe even the Big Ten or California… UNLV maybe?

  38. Anonymous says:

    JOJO
    greg…obviously you flunked math and
    economics…
    stick to writing funny comments on this
    3 million hit website.

  39. Anonymous says:

    rick
    But HONEYBAKED his reputation in regards to typos and misspellings is even stronger then unwarranted attacks on KK. SO he gets my benefit of the doubt. I’ve been following him the same length of time. And trust me we disagree on issues. But I truly believe that he blasts everyone equally and while he dislikes K.K. he has respect for him and what he has accomplished. Again just my take.

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