Saturday, March 16, 2019

"Texas isn't a basketball school" is a Bullshit-Ass Excuse

"But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’"
Luke 14:18

The Shaka Smart situation is a mess.  Personally, we're over him.  But we understand the numbers.  There are times when reality constrains you.

Nevertheless, there's one part of this discussion that bothers us: This notion that "Texas isn't a Basketball school" because "Texas is a Football/Baseball school."

Horse manure.

The reason why, historically, Texas' fan base has paid more attention to Baseball and Football is because, historically, Baseball and Football has been more interesting.

There's nothing wrong with the Basketball program that a decade of winning wouldn't fix.

Especially with a new arena.

We're not advocating any specific course right now.  As we said above, we understand the constraints reality is currently imposing.  But it is to say that those constraints are temporary.

It can be done.

Even with the challenges, Kevin Durant, Myles Turner, Jarrett Allen, Mo Bamba, and Jaxson Hayes sure seemed to think Texas was a Basketball school.  That's a sure-fire Hall of Famer and a whole bunch of All-Stars.  Imagine what could happen if the entire program were moving in the right direction.

Bottom Line: It's a matter of will....

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