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(Deadspin)   Mike Krzyweksi goes on buzz-word filled hissy fit over Maryland moving to the Big Ten. Duke sucks   (deadspin.com) divider line 42
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2013-01-16 08:28:07 AM  
I wish the ACC would focus more on the fact that Syracuse appears to have issues with student eligibility, something the ACC typically does not have in basketball.
 
2013-01-16 08:31:50 AM  
It's easy to talk about tradition when you're rolling in a pile of Nike cash. Get farked.
 
2013-01-16 08:33:05 AM  
Dear conferences with numbers in your name,

Please come up with a new non-numbery name, it make you look stupid.

Love and kisses,
Conferences who can count and have change-tolerant names

/Big 10 has 12 teams, Big 12 has 10 teams
 
2013-01-16 08:56:05 AM  

bighairyguy: Dear conferences with numbers in your name,

Please come up with a new non-numbery name, it make you look stupid.

Love and kisses,
Conferences who can count and have change-tolerant names

/Big 10 has 12 teams, Big 12 has 10 teams


I'd tend to agree, but then again... the names they came up with for the divisions are "Legends" and "Leaders". Imagine the level of suck they could come with for the conference name.
 
2013-01-16 08:57:40 AM  

bighairyguy: Dear conferences with numbers in your name,

Please come up with a new non-numbery name, it make you look stupid.

Love and kisses,
Conferences who can count and have change-tolerant names

/Big 10 has 12 teams, Big 12 has 10 teams


It wasn't funny the first 86 times I've heard this...still not funny

You don't seem to care that geographically-challened conferences like The Big East have teams west of the Mississippi
 
2013-01-16 09:03:06 AM  

japlemon: You don't seem to care that geographically-challened conferences like The Big East have teams west of the Mississippi


He's an American. Counting to twenty is possible, barring childhood injuries to the digits, but geography is college-level elitist bullshiat.
 
2013-01-16 09:10:30 AM  

bighairyguy: Big 10 has 12 teams


Oh boy, do I have news for you
 
2013-01-16 09:11:04 AM  
Boston College and Miami entering the ACC less than 10 years ago? WELCOME, BROTHERS!

Pitt, Syracuse, Louisville, and Notre Dame headed to the ACC, destroying one of the greatest college basketball conferences in the process? DELIGHTFUL! I LOOK FORWARD TO NEW-FOUND FRIENDSHIPS AND RIVALRIES!

Maryland leaves? HOW CAN YOU TURN YOUR BACK ON SUCH TRADITION? HERE'S YOUR 30 PIECES OF SILVER!

What a choad. Just go get your $40 million contract for coaching the Bobcats for a few years and retire, you disingenuous bastard.
 
2013-01-16 09:22:22 AM  
Is this the guy who pronounces his name "sheshefsky"? If so, how the fark does that work and why do people allow that nonsense?
 
2013-01-16 09:22:37 AM  

thecpt: bighairyguy: Big 10 has 12 teams
Oh boy, do I have news for you


Sorry, I forgot to put an asterisk on that: * Subject to change, check back for daily updates

Im_Gumby: bighairyguy: Dear conferences with numbers in your name,

Please come up with a new non-numbery name, it make you look stupid.

Love and kisses,
Conferences who can count and have change-tolerant names

/Big 10 has 12 teams, Big 12 has 10 teams
I'd tend to agree, but then again... the names they came up with for the divisions are "Legends" and "Leaders". Imagine the level of suck they could come with for the conference name.


The Big 10 has always been a very arrogant conference, but they can't back it up like they used to.

japlemon: You don't seem to care that geographically-challened conferences like The Big East have teams west of the Mississippi


Everyone is east of somewhere.  The Big East is like the tag-along little brother conference, trying so hard to act all grown up.
 
2013-01-16 09:24:19 AM  
Humans are strange beings. Every businessman I've ever met always talks about "embracing change" where the most successful ones either "adapt or die" "If your not moving forward your moving backward"

But politics are just the opposite. Nobody wants change, you hear things like "tradition" "the way things are supposed to be" and "it's the right thing to do."

The common theme in both is money. The stance someone takes seems more based on who is getting money and who isn't, not on what is morally or ethically correct.
 
2013-01-16 09:45:19 AM  
It's easy to grin
When your ship comes in
And you've got the stock market beat

But the man worthwhile
Is the man who can smile
When his shorts are too tight in the seat
 
2013-01-16 09:48:46 AM  
I agree! What is this Duke crap?! Trinity, biatches! Does no one care about tradition?!

And what's with all this scoring?! In my day the over/unders were 45!
 
2013-01-16 09:57:22 AM  
I think it is time Delaney makes a big power play and goes hard after UNC to see if Chefchefski's head willexplode.
 
2013-01-16 09:58:44 AM  

jayhawk88: Just go get your $40 million contract for coaching the Bobcats for a few years and retire, you disingenuous bastard.


Do you not know the long history of K and the pros? Every 5 years or so he listens to overtures from some pro team and extorts more salary from Duke to stay. He's 65 years old and he makes up to $7 million a year at Duke - he's not going anywhere.

Kryshevski's 2010 compensation.
 
2013-01-16 10:05:51 AM  
I hate him.

I agree with his points.

The reality is money trumps all in this case, so just accept it.
 
2013-01-16 10:05:56 AM  
How about Wisky going into IU and winning? Impressive.

Once again Illinois looks poised to seed false hope in nonconf then collapse in B10 play, can't wait to get some new players in once Weber's guys are done. I'm liking what I've seen out of Groce generally. Beating OSU and losing to Wisc seems slightly less painful after they beat UM and IU respectively, but I don't see ILL winning too many more games. Here's hoping they can maybe at least scrape a NCAA bid...
 
2013-01-16 10:59:00 AM  
BS. He's just pissed that Maryland leaving may make Duke's run through the ACC schedule a little harder and it removes a potential away game from an area with a lot of Duke Alumni.

Maryland leaving for the Big Ten is probably good, in the long run, for the ACC and Maryland. Time will tell if UMD opens up enough oh the DC market to make it worthwhile for the Big 10.
 
2013-01-16 11:04:00 AM  

treecologist: jayhawk88: Just go get your $40 million contract for coaching the Bobcats for a few years and retire, you disingenuous bastard.

Do you not know the long history of K and the pros? Every 5 years or so he listens to overtures from some pro team and extorts more salary from Duke to stay. He's 65 years old and he makes up to $7 million a year at Duke - he's not going anywhere.

Kryshevski's 2010 compensation.


Didn't he also take a season off due to "health problems" a few years back (when the team wasn't expected to be very good)?

// and why am I remembering that he coached (in Athens?) during that time?
// also, why should Coack Krylfglasjfghoagorqugnoafgofanoiafdnhosgfbpsdifnbsonbpvnsignhkandfpafd npanfhainhcthuluftagnski care? UMD is "not [their] rival" anyway, right?
 
2013-01-16 11:13:54 AM  
There's a reason we are the only country with big time collegiate sports, it's a dumb idea.
 
2013-01-16 11:26:58 AM  
Wasn't this the same person who, a few years earlier, was saying "Conference realignment happens, deal with it?"
 
2013-01-16 11:31:47 AM  
I LOVE THAT GUY.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-16 11:36:02 AM  

The Smails Kid: It's easy to grin
When your ship comes in
And you've got the stock market beat

But the man worthwhile
Is the man who can smile
When his shorts are too tight in the seat


How did a Caddyshack reference get into this thread?
 
2013-01-16 12:00:06 PM  

moistD: I wish the ACC would focus more on the fact that Syracuse appears to have issues with student eligibility, something the ACC typically does not have in basketball.


Maybe they aren't following the UNC/ACC model of having all their athletes take no-show courses.
 
2013-01-16 12:06:35 PM  
Well, it's not like he makes millions off of free labor or anything.
 
2013-01-16 12:11:17 PM  
Krzyzewski still has the spare keys to the Sanduskys' basement.
 
2013-01-16 12:14:17 PM  
This complaint might be more legitimate if it wasn't coming from Duke, which has been systematically trying to wring every last cent out of its Basketball program for years, and from Coach K who is not shy at all about receiving the profits based thereon.
 
2013-01-16 12:16:21 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: It's easy to talk about tradition when you're rolling in a pile of Nike cash. Get farked.


Maryland has the full backing of Underarmor, yet they were almost $50 million into the red a few years ago. If their athletic department prior to Debbie Yow had been worth a damn, they wouldn't have needed to take B1ood money.
 
2013-01-16 12:20:09 PM  

macadamnut: Krzyzewski still has the spare keys to the Sanduskys' basement.


Remember that fawning ESPN special featuring "the two most respected coaches in college sports" maybe a couple of months before the whole Sandusky case blew up?
 
2013-01-16 12:23:43 PM  

cefm: This complaint might be more legitimate if it wasn't coming from Duke, which has been systematically trying to wring every last cent out of its Basketball program for years, and from Coach K who is not shy at all about receiving the profits based thereon.


Duke is one of the few schools (along with Kentucky and UNC and perhaps UConn) that rely on basketball to fund their athletic department. Of course he's going to be upset; playing Maryland was part of Duke basketball's value.

If this had been Va Tech or FSU bolting for the SEC/Big 12, I doubt there would be this much outrage. But Maryland was a charter member of the ACC, and this is college basketball-first territory. And that was Maryland's biggest sin; they were honest about taking the college football money for no reason other than to balance their books.
 
2013-01-16 12:25:37 PM  

The Third Man: macadamnut: Krzyzewski still has the spare keys to the Sanduskys' basement.

Remember that fawning ESPN special featuring "the two most respected coaches in college sports" maybe a couple of months before the whole Sandusky case blew up?


I know I saw one last fall about Krzyzewski and noticed his wife looks just like him and goes by "Mickey".
 
2013-01-16 12:30:43 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Yanks_RSJ: It's easy to talk about tradition when you're rolling in a pile of Nike cash. Get farked.

Maryland has the full backing of Underarmor, yet they were almost $50 million into the red a few years ago. If their athletic department prior to Debbie Yow had been worth a damn, they wouldn't have needed to take B1ood money.


Prior to Debbie Yow? She's the one who ran the athletic department into the ground.
 
2013-01-16 01:15:29 PM  

UNC_Samurai: cefm: This complaint might be more legitimate if it wasn't coming from Duke, which has been systematically trying to wring every last cent out of its Basketball program for years, and from Coach K who is not shy at all about receiving the profits based thereon.

Duke is one of the few schools (along with Kentucky and UNC and perhaps UConn) that rely on basketball to fund their athletic department. Of course he's going to be upset; playing Maryland was part of Duke basketball's value.

If this had been Va Tech or FSU bolting for the SEC/Big 12, I doubt there would be this much outrage. But Maryland was a charter member of the ACC, and this is college basketball-first territory. And that was Maryland's biggest sin; they were honest about taking the college football money for no reason other than to balance their books.


Kentucky does not rely on basketball to fund its athletic programs. In fact, its football program is almost twice as profitable as basketball.
 
2013-01-16 02:23:43 PM  
I know it's a very difficult name to spell, but would it have killed subby just to look it up before submitting the headline?
 
2013-01-16 03:58:17 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: UNC_Samurai: Yanks_RSJ: It's easy to talk about tradition when you're rolling in a pile of Nike cash. Get farked.

Maryland has the full backing of Underarmor, yet they were almost $50 million into the red a few years ago. If their athletic department prior to Debbie Yow had been worth a damn, they wouldn't have needed to take B1ood money.

Prior to Debbie Yow? She's the one who ran the athletic department into the ground.


Um, no.


"When Debbie Yow was named Maryland's athletic director in 1994, she inherited more than $50 million in debt and an operating budget that had not been balanced in 10 years. Her five predecessors lasted an average of three years. Addressing a flailing athletic department as one of only two female athletic directors in major college sports was no small task."


The problems in College Park are systemic and beyond just one AD. She did a noticeably less terrible job than her predecessors, and at least was able to pay down that debt from $50 million to about $5.5 million. Now, she had to raid their reserve funds to do it, but they were better off not having to pay interest on their debt.

Cataholic: Kentucky does not rely on basketball to fund its athletic programs. In fact, its football program is almost twice as profitable as basketball.


That surprises me. Kentucky is always among the top merchandising sales figures for basketball. I guess it's more proof that the arms race in college football has poisoned college basketball.
 
2013-01-16 04:15:49 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Um, no.


"When Debbie Yow was named Maryland's athletic director in 1994, she inherited more than $50 million in debt and an operating budget that had not been balanced in 10 years. Her five predecessors lasted an average of three years. Addressing a flailing athletic department as one of only two female athletic directors in major college sports was no small task."

The problems in College Park are systemic and beyond just one AD. She did a noticeably less terrible job than her predecessors, and at least was able to pay down that debt from $50 million to about $5.5 million. Now, she had to raid their reserve funds to do it, but they were better off not having to pay interest on their debt.


Who the fark do you think you're talking to? Reading one article doesn't make you an expert on the subject, particularly when you stopped reading once you found a paragraph that barely supported your claim.

She paid down the debt with their coffers, then immediately went to work rebuilding the debt by funding renovations to Byrd Stadium, building the Comcast Center and other projects, and spent foolishly to build the reputation of the non-revenue sports at the expense of the basketball program that was driving the department. Maryland's women's bball assistant coaching budget exceeded that of the men, partially because Yow was engaged in a public fued with Gary Williams. Maryland could NEVER support 27 athletic programs, even with the LOWEST PER ATHLETE SPENDING IN THE ACC, yet Yow insisted on it, at the expense of the revenue sports.

Then, once the money she spent was all gone, including every last cent of the $25 million Comcast naming rights deal, she packed her bags and left the department in an even worse mess than she inherited.
 
2013-01-16 04:19:08 PM  

El Brujo: Is this the guy who pronounces his name "sheshefsky"? If so, how the fark does that work and why do people allow that nonsense?


Valid point.
Next thing they'll be saying is he wasn't born in this country. I mean, how can you be the farkin president of the country if you weren't even born here?

To quote Lombardi, "What the hell is going on here?"
 
2013-01-16 04:25:20 PM  

upndn: El Brujo: Is this the guy who pronounces his name "sheshefsky"? If so, how the fark does that work and why do people allow that nonsense?

Valid point.
Next thing they'll be saying is he wasn't born in this country. I mean, how can you be the farkin president of the country if you weren't even born here?

To quote Lombardi, "What the hell is going on here?"


Also, "chone" can't be "shawn". New rule.
 
2013-01-16 04:49:11 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Who the fark do you think you're talking to? Reading one article doesn't make you an expert on the subject


Who IS he talking to? Not being snarky but I'm a B10 guy and interested in Maryland as they prep to join. Your profile lists MD alum, are you involved with the athletics dep't or something? Some reading makes her sound like a biatch, throwing MD under the bus after she left AD position.

Of course, dysfunctional ADs would fit right in with the B10 tradition.
 
2013-01-16 05:03:25 PM  
Maybe Lehigh can take their spot.
 
2013-01-16 05:46:57 PM  

Electromax: Who IS he talking to? Not being snarky but I'm a B10 guy and interested in Maryland as they prep to join. Your profile lists MD alum, are you involved with the athletics dep't or something? Some reading makes her sound like a biatch, throwing MD under the bus after she left AD position.


I am a Maryland alum, and my remark was merely a response to someone making declarative statements without having a firm grasp of the situation. I have no official connection to the athletic department, though I'm quite sure that I've followed Maryland athletics much closer than our friend from UNC up there, given that I covered them as a member of student media while I was there, then as a member of the DC media after I graduated. I'm still friends with a few people who did work for Yow's athletic department, but even purely as a Maryland fan and Terrapin Club member, I've kept tabs on the state of the athletic department.

Yow inherited a mess, did relatively nothing but claimed credit for cleaning up said mess, then created another, larger mess. Then, she left.
 
2013-01-16 10:19:42 PM  
And I hope Debbie enjoyed tonight's game.
 
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