Tom Davis Interview and More....

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  1. SpartanDawgs

    SpartanDawgs Well-Known Member

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  2. BHayden

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    This interview is great. Tom Davis should never be allowed to write another Butler piece again. He clearly is lazy and very uninformed. I hope the coaching staff refrains from talking to him ever again. Embarrassing on his part.


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  3. BU_NeonHat

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    Now I want to hear Ari interview Michael Pointer...


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  4. seadawg

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    The fact Davis has had zero contact with Burton is all anyone needs to know.
     
  5. Dawgedd

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    One other point that I don’t think has been mentioned: Davis is wrong to place academics and athletics into two camps with a clear hierarchy. Many athletes may end up coaching/being involved with the sport for their profession even if they don’t turn into a playing pro. In essence, the athletic part is part of the ‘academic’ part because it serves as a kind of internship to careers in that field—it just so happens that the field is basketball instead of business.


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  6. butlerdude05

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    Nothing more frustrating than a person playing the victim. I think something is wrong when other fan bases (valpo, ball state) also do not like the N-S coverage/articles where as a mid major they should be happy with coverage from a newspaper 60+ min away. Quite frankly, I think them "shaking hands" tells me more about coach Jordan than it does about tom davis

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  7. Ignatius J. Reilly

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  8. ConnersvilleBulldog

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    Great interview Ari.

    It's still funny that Tom doesn't grasp the difference between being willing to speak critically about the program and actively damaging the coaching staff's recruitment of a player. Writing an article claiming a recruit lacks intelligence and tagging him in it, a day after his visit and the week of his decision is just dumb. I don't need a beat writer to pump rainbows up my butt or anything, but the tact and timing of this article were infuriating. And for what? So Tom can feel superior by stating he knows whats best for Butler and Burton more than they do? That's a special kind of arrogance that's only met by one other Butler fan.
     
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  9. Ignatius J. Reilly

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    ...sure, I called him and idiot, but it’s an OPINION piece....HELLOOOOO


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  10. mwall787

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    And I didn’t feel the need to reach out to him and verify because....it’s my opinion!!!!
     
  11. estar20dawg

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    What a piece of something, just cause you can write an opinion piece, doesn't mean you should...I could be wrong but I think you learn this skill as a child...
     
  12. Hinkle

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    I love that someone on the Butler staff (LaVall?) chewed his a** for that garbage.

    Have to give kudos to Ari for getting that set up and doing a good job with that interview.
     
  13. seadawg

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    The sad part is the damage is done. The only way it could rectified is if Burton picks BU.
     
  14. firedupkaren

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    Should I even listen? I don't want to give Tom Davis anymore of a platform than he already has...
     
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  15. Hinkle

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    The gist is, "it's my opinion," we should be grateful for his coverage, this has caused a headache for his supervisors, and Butler coaches aren't happy.
     
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  16. UDDawg

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    LOL cry me a river, Tom.
     
  17. Dawgedd

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    One more: he didn’t attempt to reach out to Burton to hear how he thought of his decision.


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    He is such a whiner. He is hiding behind the "It's a column, I can say what I want." Then, he says his supervisors are unhappy with any negative blowback they have gotten with regard to Butler, and that it isn't worth the headache. He obviously can't see the fact that he's the one causing the blowback. He just needs to go away. It is definitely not coverage that the university needs.
     
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  19. firedupkaren

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    We should be grateful? Give me a f'ing break with that noise.

    Sounds like a bitter man who realizes his job is becoming extinct.
     
  20. halftime_floor_sweeper

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    The inevitable outcome of a halfwit writing a "Think Piece".
     

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