Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I guess as an outsider everything that Crean has done off the court seems odd to me. To compound on what you have said, there have been many big time programs who have gone through what Indiana has and haven't reacted the same way. Don't get me wrong, I get the accomplishment especially when you take into consideration the path Crean has taken. I think its somewhat similar to what Cronin did at UC, albeit on a different level. IU basketball has a much bigger profile than UC does.
After hearing about the events of last night I am kinda hoping this happens. It was documented during the telecast that IU is going to hang a special B1G Championship banner for this season. From my perspective I think "Your IU basketball, your supposed to win B1G titles." But I am hoping they do lose to UM and there is a 4 way tie and they hang that special banner. Outright titles are something to be celebrated, co-titles are like kissing your sister, hanging a banner for a 4-way tie is kinda stupid.
I completely understand coming from an outsider. Even as an "insider" I have questioned quite a few things. My take on that banner thing is that Crean is trying to take a page out of the General's book. There is a banner in the Hall that stands alone pointing out a Big Ten Championship. It was a banner hung in honor of the fans. In 1983 the Hoosiers were pretty dang good and were waltzing through Big Ten play, Ted Kitchel went down and the Hoosiers did as well. Bobby told the fans that the team needed their support which they gave. In honor of that championship a banner was hung by itself for the fans. Me thinks that Crean is trying to play a hand similar to that.