Bumped from the diaries. Drinking beers (legally of course) = always a great topic to discuss. GO BRUINS. -N
So here we are, it is May already. The (now yearly) vacation to the Final Four is over and beginning to fade from our immediate attention. Recruiting Big names in Basketball seems to be old hat at this point, and as much as we enjoy discussing how well certain players will perform, it pales in comparison to actually watching them in action.
Spring sports are fun and deserve attention, but are not as thrilling to the whole of BN as Football and Basketball. Plus they win with such regularity, we often take them for granted.
Football is still 4 months away, and there really isn't anything new to add to the discussion yet. Plus with the program firmly rooted in mediocre results on field, it is hard to get "up" for the new season.
We are fans wading through the Doldrums of college sports, and as the Silverlakebruin episode shows, we are all a bit sensitive right now. We don't have an outlet for our passion and frustrations.
I know what it has done in the past. 2(?) years ago I was mildly attacked for stating my opposition to Dorrell bashing without provocation. Basically people were going on and on about KD's flaws to the point I was sick of hearing it. As were others. That was misinterpreted as being Pro-KD when I just wanted to save the discussion for a better, more appropriate time, like when we get news of his latest blunders.
We all have to remember we are on the same page, and have to show each other some respect by not attacking just because someone thinks KD being in shape is a positive quality. It is. So are remembering birthdays and brushing your teeth at night. That doesn't mean anybody thinks it makes up for poor results on the field.
We need to get through the summer focused on holding KD's feet to the flame. In order to do that we need to avoid fighting each other, and remain honest about our program.
So that being said, I thought we could discuss what I saw in the Daily Bruin today. ASUCLA has approved a plan to put a Pub on campus. I don't know if it will happen (probably not with the current administrators) but it is an interesting point of discussion. Will the new Chancellor bring a more relaxed tone? Or will he continue the current trend of uptight, shortsighted Carnesale. The kind that hired KD and shielded Lavin and Dalis. I think we need that kind of establishment for camaraderie on campus, since there isn't really a destination like that in Westwood. Sure there are a couple bars, but not a campus landmark steeped in school pride.
Ok now discuss!