Fired Bill Carmody: Meanwhile, some people refuse to let the dream die

Monday, March 09, 2009

Meanwhile, some people refuse to let the dream die

it's time for Mike Lopresti's annual March/Northwestern basketball article. this one is annoying not just because he just re-used many of the same lines from last year's piece, but also because of all the "our Wildcats" and "we beat them"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is bullshit. NU is not making the fucking tournament unless the 25 teams in front of them all get a case of fatal herpes and I don't think herpes can be fatal.

Carmody has to go. 9 years of incompetence is enough already. I am sick of it.

The NCAA Tournament started in 1939, and we have not been in it once. Think about that.

In 1939, if i made a bet with you and said "here's the deal, I bet you that before NU makes the NCAA basketball tournament:"

1. We will send a man to the moon
2. The Germans will kill commit genocide and kill 6 million jews
3. We will all have computers with something called the internet which will connect people all over the globe and introduce the world to things like
4. The US will elect a black president
5. The US will elect a mentally handicapped president (GW Bush)
6. China and India will grow to be world powers
7. Baseball will be integrated
8. Middle Eastern terrorists will fly airplanes into two 100 story buildings in the middle of New York City
9. The Soviet Union will break up
10. People will be able to live with artificial hearts

Now in 1939, is there anyway you take that bet? is there anyway you think all 10 of those things happen before NU makes a basketball tournament??? Isn't that like the biggest sucker bet ever? What if i said i will bet you one of these will happen before NU makes the NCAA basketball tournament? Don't you still take NU making the tournament first in a heartbeat?

It is preposterous that we have sucked so bad for so long and preposterous that this assclown 1-3-1 gimmick defense, 24 shot clock violation offense, coach Bill Carmody has a job.

Fuck Carmody

3/9/09, 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know the shot clock is longer than 24 seconds in college basketball. but you get the point.

fuck carmody

3/9/09, 9:23 PM  
Blogger Loretta8 said...

why are you blaming them not making it since 1939 on carmody? he hasnt been there for 70 years....

i also wouldnt say they have been incompetent this year. while they have been terrible for much of carmody's reign, they weren't this year. if they take a step back next year then definitely fire him, but i think he's earned himself another year.

3/9/09, 11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has sucked for 9 years. You think in year 10 he is going to figure it out? really??? My point was this is the exact kind of incompetence has led to us sucking for 70 years.

If in 2 full recruiting classes Carmody has not made an NCAA tourney, it is time to cut our losses (literally and figuratively). He doesn't deserve another chance. He has had 9 of them so far. It is impossible for me to believe another coach would do worse.

George Bush had 8 years of sucking at his job, you think he would be better in year 9? Replace 8 with 9, 9 with 10, and Bush with carmody and you get my point.

I am anxiously looking forward to our first round NIT defeat and 8 shot clock violations per game. And if you believe we are going to win an NIT game, i hvae plenty of bridges i can sell you.

You can enjoy worse than mediocrity, but i have had enough. I am done with NU until Carmody is gone. I've had it.

We either get rid of carmody or drop down to div. III. I prefer to play with the big boys.

Fuck Carmody

3/9/09, 11:12 PM  
Blogger Loretta8 said...

LOL at comparing Bush and Carmody, good lord. You are reaching badly sir. Every coach that came before Carmody has been as bad or worse than he has been. They won 8 Big Ten games this year and they haven't won 9 or more in a season since the 1930s. So I would say he did a pretty good job this year. You really think going 8-10 in the Big Ten with several very close losses shows incompetence? Are you watching the games?

I thought they should have fired him after that 1-17 debacle, but he surprised me this year and seems to have the program headed in the right direction. I think it would be absurd to fire him after such a big improvement. Now if you tell me there's some future Hall of Fame coach out there itching to take the NU bball job, then go ahead and fire him. But I don't see that happening.

3/10/09, 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, saying they haven't won 9 big ten games since the 1930s is ludicrous. We didn’t used to play 18 big ten games a year so as the denominator goes up, so should the numerator. But fine, not everyone took math at NU.

Secondly, if you want to give them credit for losing close games, then you need to take away credit for winning close games. They got just as lucky at purdue as purdue did at NU. It evens out, you are what you are. If I had a wings I could fly, but I don’t, and we still only have 8 wins.

Thirdly, not every coach before carmody has been as bad or worse. Kevin O’Neill got us to the NIT in 3 years. Ricky Byrdsong got us to the NIT in his 4 or 5 years. We are 0 for Carmody’s first 8 years and if we lose to Minnesota in round 1 of the Big Ten tourney, we may not even get an NIT bid and be 0 for his 9 years. So his ability to get us into the post season is much worse than even ricky birdsong and while I loved ricky, he sucked as a coach, expect when he refused to call dion lee Kenneth.

As for thinking he has turned the program around, he not only won just 1 big ten game last year, but only 2 the year before. I don’t call this a turnaround, I call this a fucking aberration, a statistical blip. Here are the number of big ten wins in the carmody error: 3,7,3,8,6,6,2,1,8. The average win total is 4.9. The standard deviation is 2.7. So 7.6 wins is one standard deviation above his shitty record. In other words, there is just about no statistical significance to his crappy 8 win season now (and I know they have only played 18 big ten games in the last 2 years as opposed to 16 in the 7 prior to that, so if you use win % his average win % is 30%, with a standard deviation of 16%, which means his 44% win % in the big ten this year is less than one standard deviation away from any kind of significance). His 9 years have been woefully incompetent.

His best year he went 8-8 in the big ten and didn’t even make the NIT. How is that possible? Has any other big ten team ever finished .500 in the league and not even made the NIT??????? We were 6-7 outside of the big ten that year so had a losing record overall and thus were not eligible for the postseason. How fucking embarrassing is that? Who has losing records in non-conference play?

Keep justifying this assclown all you want but the dy-no-mite shot clock violation offense of carmody doesn’t work now and never has at NU.

Fuck Carmody

3/10/09, 11:11 AM  
Anonymous Not Anonymous said...

Anonymous for President.

3/10/09, 1:12 PM  
Anonymous AC said...

Thank you. I didn't realize i could use a name here. I've just been clicking anonymous.

When i am elected president, i promise 2 things:

1. Bill Carmody will not coach NU basketball

2. Hummer wednesdays


Fuck Carmody

3/10/09, 1:19 PM  
Blogger buckyor said...

When i am elected president, i promise 2 things:

1. Bill Carmody will not coach NU basketball

2. Hummer wednesdays

That, my friends, is change we can believe in.

3/10/09, 9:42 PM  

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