Originally Posted by Assembly Hall
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.
But, I recall Assembly Hall having fans disguised as empty seats, significant attendance drop, through the lean years. The only similarity is that both coaches like to grandstand