OTC: DeCourcy Says Aldrich Not Worthy

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18 Responses to OTC: DeCourcy Says Aldrich Not Worthy

  1. Anonymous says:

    I know I get a rep around here for being a spelling Nazi, but I only do it, Greg, when you misspell a guy’s name. I can’t explain why it irks me and I’m sure it makes me look like an asshole and I apologize if I do. That being said, the Sporting News hoops columnist you reference, spell his last name “DeCourcy.”


    GH: Gavin, thanks for the correction. You early readers are my copy editors. Thanks.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Johnny Utah
    to be considered an “analyst” you need to watch games, not just look at stats. Decourcy got the “anal” part right at least.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The only team to go 16-0 in the Big 12 this year wears Nebraska on their jerseys and will be dressing in the Muni this weekend, not the Sprint Center. I suppose KU fans have forgotten Stillwater already.

  4. Anonymous says:

    No, Bugeater, we haven’t forgotten. I imagine it is being used as motivation as I type these words.

    Given that you’d rather talk about your women’s team record, it seems you just as clearly recall that your own Bugeaters/Cornhuskers (Bughuskers? Corneaters?) were not the team that administered the lone league defeat KU suffered this season.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Only DeCourcy (and national writers/analysts of his ilk) has the perspective to be able to critically review their picks for All-American teams. We all watch way more Big 12 than other conferences. DeCourcy watches them all. I trust his perspective way more than I do Nate Bukaty’s. Alcrich wasn’t the player in the second half of the season that he was in the first, and that distinction makes a difference.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ray McKigney
    Contrary to his status as an “expert”, DeCourcy was reduced to quoting stats as if he had not seen Aldrich’s game as a whole. Bukaty should have asked him how many Kansas games he has actually seen, then asked if Aldrichs’ defense, passing skills and interior presence, not merely stats, qualifies him as all american material. Frankly I hope pro scouts believe his game needs improvement as well, so he’ll be back again next season.

  7. Anonymous says:

    greg…ku wasn’t undefeated in big 12…
    as far as aldrich…if the guy wants to prove
    something he’ll have 9 big games to show what
    he can do.
    If self is smart he lets this guy go on
    a rampage. Noone can stop him. He’ll eat
    everyone for lunch and get 20-24 points
    a game.
    But why won’t self let the guy go 1000%?
    Why is he holding this guy back. Manning in
    his year tore the rest of the centers in america
    apart..this guy can do the same so why even
    chance it to outside shooting..
    Cole will take ku far but if self thinks he
    can win itaall with these outside guys he’s
    How much pressure is on self right now to
    win it all…watch him…its intense…and
    he’s got the talent and all the ku fans are
    expecting it…so maybe in the end the
    hawks go down.
    it should be fun.

    GH: I have to admit brain lock on the undefeated comment. Thanks for the fix. jojo.

  8. Anonymous says:

    PT…You do realize Aldrich IMPROVED throughout the season, right? And he had some health issues and personal distractions the first part of the season right? No he didn’t put up 20 points a game but you name me one coach in America who would not choose him to be on their team and I’ll give you a bag of M&Ms.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    As usual no KU comments here without some negative slant, even if the author attempted to claim “not me” “not me” saying this ,,,, he quoted it, same as saying it.

    Who cares what some 5th rate sports idiot has to say about Cole?

    KU haters, that is who, they soak it up becasue it is all they have, it is sad and pathetic.

    I hope Cole comes back next year, but I understand if he does not. There are million and millon of dollars waiting for him, and I imagine the people who will be paying him could not give a sht what local haters have to say about him.

    On this team, Cole is a defender, not a scorer. IF ANY of the haters had actually watched, they would have seen the terror he puts in the other team. He is is Frankenstien defending the basket.

    As far as the haters focus on KU winning it all, or not. .. blabbing about the pressure?? you are dreaming. You do not understand. You have nbever had a wionning team. So sad for you.

    KU has already had a great season. We real fans have had a blast watching them, it is so much fun. My team does not have to win it all to be a success.

    My team kicked ass this season….. and lo and behold the KU haters keep hating. They keep blabbing BS, living in denial of what a great team KU has.

    I am so proud of THE MIGHTY KANSAS JAYHAWK MENS BASKETBALL … they are so awesome. They are the ONLY TEAM IN A 500 MILE RADIUS WORTH WATCHING.

    Anyone else notice?? Not a word about another embarrassment for moronU today. These jrBIg 12 schools are a joke.

    GO KU!!
    My KU team has already met my expectations. We have a #1 seed locked, we look great, it is so much fun. IF we make the sweet 16, that is perfecto….. anything else is nuts and cherries.

    I feel soory for you idiots who root for perpetually losing teams.

    Laughing my balls off at moronU losong AGAIN today, what a fking joke the moronU fans who ignore that, and instead blab about KU…. geeeezzzz…. that is so funny.

    never a word here about KU, unless it is negative.

  10. Anonymous says:

    who cares what that dumb sack thinks about a single player?

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’ve seen KU play several times and I realize what a force Aldrich is on defense. I’ve also seem him look like a complete goof on offense. Maybe that’s what others have seen, too?

    Why should All America status bother him? He’ll be a multi-millionaire next year if he’s smart enough to turn pro. Sometimes I wonder whether he’s smart enough.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    I gotta give props to channel 38.

    The HD picture for these Big 12 games is excellent. I dont know why it does not always look this good … BUT TODAY IT HAS LOOKED GREAT.


    GH: Agreed. I was thinking the same thing tonight as I watched the ISU/Texas game. 38’s HD picture is outstanding. Are they using different (i.e. better) HD cameras for the B12T than they do for the regular season? I have not been impressed with Metro Sports’ HD channel. Picture just looks stretched rather than HD. I think it all depends on the quality of the cameras being used.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Harry Balczak
    I’d love to see Iowa State upset Texas, they are witnin 3 at halftime. If Texas loses, I really think they should be NIT bound as bad as they have played over the last month or so.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    I didn’t even know The Sporting News was still in print.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I am a huge KU fan but I would say that Aldridge has not looked as good as last year. He seems a little slower and tenative instead of aggressive. I think he is hurt and it has been kept quiet. His father did say that he had a stress fracture. I think he is gutting it out and doing his best but something is bothering him and it is showing in his play. I still think he is a great player even not at full capacity.

  16. Anonymous says:

    There’s a difference between rooting for one’s team and writing objectively. I’ve never covered a team in 40 years as a broadcaster or reporter that I didn’t hope won — if for no other reason because it made everybody around the program happier and easier to deal with — but never felt that compromised a cold-eyed analysis of their play. Maybe it was my trainining in debate, but it isn’t difficult to separate emotion from intellect.

    And if you’re not a sports fan, why the hell are you writing about sports? That doesn’t mean you don’t have other interests, so don’t spend all your time watching sports, but if sports no longer holds any interest it’s time to get out.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    Regarding HD picture quality.

    I see that KU is playing on ESPN2 today, not ch 38, so maybe they were using (borrowing) EPSN’s cameras last night.

    If that is true …. why not buy thier own, how much can they cost? It is only the most important part of the TVmachine.

    This brings up the point of

    : ) not to yell in all caps or anything ; )

    but come on, they are in the TV broadcast business, the whole plan requires a camera, so why not invest the $100,000, or $500,000, and buy some good cameras? IT IS ONLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PART.

    Skip this 3D BS….until all braocasters have good HD cameras. ( going to 3D before that is like wanting to clone humans before they can cure Stevie Wonder’s blindness – it is like they are skipping a step,,,,or they dont know what they are doing)

    They sold us /they told us all to go out and buy these high dollar HighDef TVs, and we did …. and some of us are paying extra for HD feed, so wh yarent they doing their part and buying all quality HD cameras?

    I went a tirade ( surprise surprise ; ) a couple of years ago against the stupid NFL showing 2 games a week in SD. 14 were HD ,and 2 were SD??? wtf??? I went ballistic when it was the Chiefs turn ( remember the Chiefs, they used to be and NFL team) and they showed the Chiefs game here in Kansas City in Standard DefSD. I contacted everyone I could find and told them cut the SD. I dont know if I did any good, but I have not seen an SD NFL game since then.

    We have all moved up to HD, it is time EVERY TV broadcaster/network/staion did too. Maybe it will require an act of congress …. after all the enacted a law requiring digital TV …. and to this second I dont know why.

    tip for viewers. I still have the ole SD TV (sitting below the twin wall mounted HDs) in the corner, and when games are shown in SD, we trun on the ole SDmule,,,becasue SD looks better on and SD box…… and SD looks like horsepoopy on an HD TV.

    ok I am gonna get off my soap box, cuz I gotta eat my breakfast on it, cuz I sold my dinner table to buy the HD TVs. ; )

  18. Anonymous says:

    Anyone else notice how Ptolemy disappeared until he found something negative to say about KU. The pussy has no balls to post on here when his team gets swept to end the season.

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