With two weeks left until the opening night it appears there is no clear information on whether Morgan Center is keeping the iconic center court "UCLA Circle" in the new Pauley. After we saw pictures of arena on Friday we have seen pictures that a replica of the circle may be moved to the floor of the team store (which would be tacky to say the least).
So what is exactly going on? No one seems to know. We now have pictures of a new Pauley with a tacky center court logo that looks like as if someone placed a giant refrigerator sticker and yet we have the Pauley page on official site showing the logo may remain where it belongs.
BTW note with just two weeks left until the opening of the renovated gym, the athletic department is still working on FAQs (lol). Anyway, the confusion around this is not surprising at all. It is par for the course of Chianti Dan's stumbling, bumbling athletic department, which would probably screw up making a cup of coffee.
Embarrassing incompetence all the way around. Yet Guerrero is still laughing all the way to bank, pocketing almost a million dollar salary per year.
We are turning posts on Morgan Center removing the UCLA circle from Pauley's center court into a "stream." This means we will be following this as closely as we can and incorporate new updates as we find them.
I REALLY wish I could be surprised at new embarrassments. But, Dan and company have so often bludgeoned the part of me that wants to assume the best in people into such submission, that my capacity to be surprised about the latest Morgan Center fiasco is running on empty. SNADFU-Situation Normal, Another Dan Eff Up.
66 has it right. To move a cherished symbol from its storied battlefield location to the floor that people walk on while shopping tells you everything you need to know about these peoples' understanding of "tradition." The only thing crasser would have been to place the symbol in the floor of a men's room. But, I don't want to give Dan any ideas.
Some things do not need to be updated, modernized, or made to appeal to shallow facebookers and texters who can't hold a solitary thought for longer than 30 seconds. A "new look" is not needed for the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution. Not only is it not needed for a symbol of the masterful symphonies composed and conducted by maestro Coach Wooden, it is hideously obscene to place it under retail shoppers. Talk about not even coming close to getting it...