« on: March 26, 2013, 01:42:33 PM »
Good God, our fanbase
Re: Lucky to have Weber Reply
I've been following K-State basketball since the early 50's, and while I wouldn't claim to be any kind of basketball expert, I'm happy with Weber's job this year ... even after the disappointment in KC. I enjoyed the season. The drama was all on the court. The kids looked -- from my distant vantage in the 23rd row -- to be enjoying what they were doing and how they were doing it. They displayed the kind of grit and determination that I've always expected (demanded) of K-State teams. There were only a couple occasions where I went to the game to find players in street clothes and, as nearly as I can tell, it was never because of some injury sustained in a free-for-all practice. And no, I wasn't pleased when I heard Weber had been hired. I had just attended a family funeral, and even in that environment, felt the news turned the day downward.
I'm amazed at all the folks on this board with such clear vision of what the future holds. Most of the last 65-plus years have worked to convince me that I have little real idea what will happen five minutes from now. I have come to believe that I ought to earnestly support people who work hard and seem committed to do things honestly and above board. Everything I've heard and seen this season suggests to me that Bruce Weber is a man who continues to learn from the same school that's taught me most of the worthwhile lessons on life. As long as he follows that path, I will expect him to succeed more often than not and I will continue to support him.
On the other hand, I cringe every time someone posits the idea here that we should never have parted ways with Dana Altman. He was the man in charge the first time I ever saw a K-State basketball team that I believed had openly quit ... and I've never gotten over it. Guess I've never gotten past the idea that how you play the game is more important than the final score.