Originally Posted by jmac
This is a UK thread. Personally I sometimes talk with work friends about things like :
Would the original Dream Game been more classic if Master has missed at the end of regulation ?
What would UK looked like with a healthy Bowie for 4 years ?
Why didnt Pitino put a big guy on Hill ?
What kind of players guys like Randolph Morris and Jason Parker could have been ?
I guess while we entertain others, are we any different than other fan bases ? It's what fans do.
I am not a big Shabazz fan but sometimes we do talk of how different this team could have been with him or Bennett.
I have a feeling however Georgetown fans talk on forums of how much better they would have been if Noel had chose them instead.
Next season, one fan base will be saying "if only Wiggins had picked us".
Wonder if UNC fans ever discuss on their forums how they would look if any of their guys had came back ? Probably not...guess it's just UK fans who talk about stuff like that.
Recruiting is recruiting. You get what you get. As an IU fan I ask....what if May wouldnt have broke his arm in '75.......what if Benson would have been healthy in '77........what if Knight wouldnt have kicked 3 guys off in '79........what if Woodson wouldnt have got hurt in '80............what if Turner wouldnt have gotten paralyzed in the summer of '81........what if Kitchel wouldnt have went down in '83.....what if Robinson would have hit that shot in '84.......what exactly happened to the team in '85.........what exactly happened to the team '86...........what if Pat Graham was on the team in '92.....did Henderson's injury cost them a NC in '93........what exactly was Knight's recruiting philsophy during the mid to late 90's........What was Mike Davis' infatuation with Bracey Wright.....Kelvin Sampson?.........
Those are just a few of them. I picked the "highlights" out that go through my head all the time when discussing my team. UK fans are not alone on this, nor any other program. But blaming a lackluster season on not getting recruits or talking about all time wins is something different. You play the cards you got in your hand. Every fan is passionate about their school, but in my 45 years on this Earth I have never brought up missed recruits or all time wins as a reason to accept an NIT bid.