What really astonishes is the petulant emptiness of the comments.
For the record, I assumed, when approaching this topic, that somebody would be setting me straight, at some point, about something. It’s a complicated subject, and I didn’t know much about it going in. I decided to write about it mainly out of frustration. It seemed to me I hadn’t read a piece that satisfactorily explained (to me) how you UConn could go from such a dominating position in men’s and women’s basketball to being a school that no conference wanted.
I’m still operating on the assumption that there’s a lot about this that I still don’t understand. And I would relish an encounter with just about anybody who had a good handle on it and wanted to enlarge my thinking. Or even prove me wrong about something. That would be fine, because I really am genuinely curious.
What did I get here? The invective of peevish children. I’m a moron, I’m lazy, I went to Yale. One person claims I said UConn would have been better off if there had never been a Calhoun era. (For the record: I didn’t opine about Calhoun. I mentioned that Harvey Araton of the Times ascribed UConn’s current problem to Calhoun’s behavior.) A number of the commenters seem to be unfamiliar with $1.6 million bowl game shortfall, which was a front page story around here and made national news.
So I ask The Boneyard: Is there anybody there who actually knows anything? Anybody with facts that might shed a little light on anything? Because I really am curious. And for any Boneyard visitors, there’s more material here with some interesting links.
And if you don’t have any facts, at least lay out your own explanation of how this happened. I’m really trying to understand.