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Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by psyclone, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    To be fair we dont know if they grouped several people into numbers for priority points, like 10 of us can be ranked #200 or whatever. Otherwise yes, agree.

    Who are you and did @sleeperpick hack into your username? haha
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  2. gmubrian

    gmubrian Starter

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    I agree that is the better way to do it. I think the reality is very different, though. We are in a time where analysis has to fit on a bumper sticker (tweet, FB, etc.). If you can't justify it in half a sentence, I don't see it selling well. Expecting people to buy an argument based on assumptions and predictions is going to be a tough sell while we are on the downward slope of our budget. It will go over much better if you can explain the expense of firing Paulsen early is almost immediately paid for by a savings in the new coaches salary.

    It also doesn't help that the same arguments were probably used to get rid of Hewitt and hire Paulsen and that has not panned out.
  3. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    The president who fired Hewitt is gone. You’d think the AD who hired Paulsen would want to stay good with his new boss, but who knows if Washington even gives a crap?
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    gmubrian Starter

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    I could be wrong, but I would think that this decision might have to be justified to the BOV. Don't know if they are still the same ones to which Brad had to justify the Hewitt payout.
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  6. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    I don’t think the BOV has to be involved. Kathy McKay could pay that buyout from her petty cash if Brad asked her nicely.
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  7. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    https://bov.gmu.edu/wp-content/uplo...pproved-12-3-2020-APPENDIX-REVISED-7-1-20.pdf:

    "ARTICLE VII Delegation and Reservation of Authority

    1. The Board delegates to the President the general authority to manage and operate the University; to establish policies and procedures (“University Policy”); to comply with executive and statutory mandates; to execute all documents and receive, manage and expend all funds on behalf of the University consistent with guidelines and authorizations established by the budget adopted by the Board, except as limited by these bylaws."
  8. tblack33

    tblack33 All-Conference

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    As I understand it they didn't. I spoke to several people from my section and we are all in the same range but at different numbers in the pecking order. Folks who bought a year or two after me are much further down the list than people who bought the same year as me. We just don't have a ton of season ticket holders.
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  9. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick Hall of Famer

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    100% under 1000... the plaque with all of our names was very very small last year... I would also guess around 750
  10. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick Hall of Famer

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    we are all right around each other in number so I think there are probably individual numbers.... which makes the scenario even sadder TBH
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  11. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick Hall of Famer

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    I really think any of the St Louis starting 5 would come in and be our best player.... Jacobs the only one I question
  12. GMU1983

    GMU1983 Sixth Man

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    SLU will kill us!
  13. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    https://www.blackburnreview.com/2020/12/29/sullys-annual-a10-preview/:

    "GEORGE MASON PATRIOTS (4-2)

    Best win: They’re all kinda poopy, to be honest

    Worst Loss: Norfolk State, which may have set their program back another 5 years, no joke

    What’s up with them? Truth be told, I grow a little more annoyed with George Mason every season now. This will be season #8 for the Pats in the A10, and they have never finished higher than 5th. In each of those seven seasons, GMU has lost multiple games to KenPom +200 teams (including Fordham) and never had an offense or defense break the top 100 in the nation at any point. Only one season have they been over 500 in conference play, and they have never made even the semis of the A10 tournament. But worse than that, sadly, GMU has lost most of its core fanbase that surfaced around 2006 when they ran to the final four. People who cared, no longer care, average fans are long gone and even diehards are beginning to question what they’re doing here. This will surely be Dave Paulsen’s last season in Fairfax, and I really wouldn’t be shocked if they let him go before the season is over, even though you lose very little by just waiting until season’s end. It’s safe to say at this point that the A10 jump has not been a fruitful endeavor for the Patriots, and my hope is that the administration realizes how dire things are immediately, because the road back up from the bottom takes a long time and you need the right coach, just ask Dayton fans. In the first few years I held hopes that GMU would get things turned around under Paulsen, for the better of the A10, but those days are long, long gone. The sooner you start over completely, the sooner the rebuilding can start, someone run along and tell the AD at GMU. The fans who have stuck around deserve better.

    Do they matter? The tone of the paragraph should’ve hinted to you that they do not.

    Can they win the A10? Obviously not, but today I learned that George Mason owned a ton of slaves and even bequeathed them evenly to his children in his will. The more you know!"
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  14. KAOriginal

    KAOriginal All-American

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    Can that be posted, copied and sent around to University administration?

    You couldn't write a better summary.
  15. gmujim92

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    Hopefully whoever is assigned to monitor this board will send it to Brad and Dr. Washington. It is absolutely spot on.
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  16. Pablo

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    Hopefully, someone on this board who still cares about the program sends it to them.
  17. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick Hall of Famer

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    Brad lives in his own self entitled bubble. He doesn’t read our emails
  18. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    It shouldn’t take an article like that for them to open their eyes. It took the debacle of the last few days just to widen them. If they don’t know what the issues are they never will.

    normally I’d send it to them, but it’s just pouring it on. They know they have to fix it. Perhaps this is good fodder to include in emails in February when the product continues to flounder in league play.
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  19. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    I’m not sending it to anyone, but I find it useful to read this type of analysis from a neutral party in our own league. He has no ulterior motive to do anything but tell it like it is ... and his conclusion validates what we are all seeing. It’s literally that obvious.
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  20. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

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    For reading and entertainment purposes only.

    We are shooting 58% from the FREE throw line. Obviously in last place.

    In DP's tenure here we have performed accordingly from the stripe,

    15-16 - - 67%....11th in A10
    16-17- - 74%.....7th in A10
    17-18- - 74%......7th in A10
    18-19- - 71%.... 5th in A10
    19-20- - 69%...10th in A10
    20-21- - 58% last place so far in A10
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