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Direct support for Coach Ben Howland

Bumped. GO BRUINS. -N

The haters bother me.

I know they shouldn't, but when the idiotic media says things that might hurt our program, it just bothers me.  It's not fair to our players or the coach.

I was tempted to write to the trOJan Times in response to its stupid trolling letter section, but smarter folks point out the fallacy of responding.  That's getting hooked, and I'm not supposed to stoop to that.  Don't debate with a drunk or a 5 year old.

But I hate thinking CBH or the players read those things and take them seriously.  I want CBH and the team to know that they have supporters out here, and we are proud and grateful for their accomplishments this year.

A while back, in response to another unwarranted hit-job, Nestor suggested hitting the buzz-up button for certain posts, to get our opinions here more widely viewed, and to make sure that the internet readership gets a better appreciation of how true Bruin fans view their team.  And I've done that a couple times.  But I don't know if that messsage gets to the ones for whom it's intended.

I want to make sure the message gets to CBH, and the team, and the AD.  So I wrote them a note:

Dear Coach Howland,

 As a Bruin alum and an ongoing supporter of all things UCLA, I want to thank you and this year's basketball team for another great season.  I was happy with the team's accomplishments this year, and was especially impressed by how this year's seniors conducted themselves on and off the court.  Your basketball program, in the great tradition of Coach Wooden, has reached a level of consistent success and class, for which all Bruin fans are very proud.

Although the controversy-mongering news media may print critical articles or letters, they do not represent the feelings of real UCLA fans.  I want you and your players to know that true Bruins are grateful for what this team accomplished, we are excited for what our basketball program has become, and we remain steadfastly supportive of you and the future.  

Enjoy the off-season, if you get one.  Go Bruins!

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I didn't want to highlight what the stupid paper published, but I do want CBH to know that the media crap isn't representative and counter it specifically.  This way, I don't have to deal with the stupid paper, but I can still let my voice be heard.

I'd encourage anyone on BN simply to send a note to CBH that real Bruin fans are behind him, and that the ulterior motives of the LAT and certain others in the MSM are not how we, his real constituents, see things. 

bhowland@athletics.ucla.edu

dguerrero@athletics.ucla.edu

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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