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Rough signing day for Illinois basketball

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Recruiting Central' started by Buffnik, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I was watching a hoops game the other day and the announcers were talking up how Illinois was going to be bringing in a monster class.

    First, Quentin Snider switched his commitment from Illinois to Louisville. Oh no's!

    That was a tough loss.

    But they still were going to get Cliff Alexander, a consensus Top 5 recruit this year. Right? Everyone said he was an Illinois lock.

    Then this happened:

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    Ouch! Not that I'm an Illinois fan or anything, but as a fan and recruiting nut, I feel their pain.

    http://deadspin.com/cliff-alexander...source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
     
  2. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Duke fans must be giddy geez.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Kansas. Which, apparently, was the "best decision for him and his family". Hmmm.
     
  4. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    The Illinois fans' reaction was better.

    I still hate Illinois. With their 1000 3's a game
     
  5. rolandftw

    rolandftw Club Member Club Member

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    That was a very odd quote. I hate the hat ceremonies. If you're going to do it, do it right, grab the hat that you're planning to wear, and get it over with.
     
  6. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

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    I assume Luke was referring to the class Duke signed (which is sort of sick, btw).
     
  7. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    You left out the end of the quote where he says cha-ching
     
  8. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Good. **** Illinois. Something about them irked me last year, well before the game even started. Just last night in the Stanford game, the announcers were talking up Illinois likely having a monster class.
     
  9. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    They have the most boring fans I've ever encountered. (on a message board)
     
  10. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    [video=youtube;4dBiicxDymU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dBiicxDymU&amp=&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv% 3D4dBiicxDymU&app=desktop[/video]
     
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  11. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    [video=youtube_share;5qCYErpJTF8]http://youtu.be/5qCYErpJTF8[/video]
     
  12. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    It's funny seeing a lot of the reaction vids have the same quotes like "well he said the University of..., that couldn't be KU, wtf?!!" Yeah, they don't know that KU goes by the University of Kansas.
     
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  13. fatbuff

    fatbuff Well-Known Member

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    His pop's twin: z.jpg
     
    dply likes this.
  14. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Loved those videos. "Why would he do that?!"

    The Illinois fans that visited last year were so God-awful bland. It was as if those threads were being smothered by play-dough--but not even a cool color of play-dough. They lacked the self-importance of nebraska fans, and the misguided moral compass of Baylor fans. I couldn't put my finger on it...they just sucked in the most uninteresting way a group of fans could suck.
     
  15. Buffs@5345'

    Buffs@5345' Club Member Club Member

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    Speaking of which we need to step our AB game up, what is up with Dad(?) getting in a quick bump as his son shuns the IL hat? Yayo!
     
  16. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    Why were these kids filming themselves watching this announcement in the first place. Is that the thing to do these days?
     
  17. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    :36 black guy bottom left:lol:
     
  18. BuffHerd

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    Illinois fan = tool
     
  19. dyemeduke

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    I find this interesting that they were so disappointed on camera, because their message boards were calling KU before the announcement (of course, not everyone may follow the boards and rumors too much).

    I'd beg to differ - Alexander was always very interested in KU, and many thought it was a toss up between the two schools, some even calling a KU lean. Of course, this doesn't stunt Illinois fans' disappointment, but I'm sort of surprised they were so shocked. Okafor was also thought to be a toss-up between KU and Duke, and although 247 and many others thought he was a Duke lock, I think many Duke fans would not have been too shocked if he and Tyus Jones chose KU.

    Self is a monster recruiter it seems. I have been really impressed these last two years.

    Fun day yesterday imo.
     
  20. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    something tells me that video was staged, kids are so ****ing lame these days.
     
  21. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    get. a. life.
     
  22. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Are you talking to those guys in the video, or the collective 35-year-olds here on Allbuffs, reading your message in our mother's basement?
     
  23. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    In before Tini's mom basement joke!

    Semper Gumby
     
  24. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    all 3....
     
  25. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    Sweet zubazz, dude.
     
  26. DBT

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    These hat announcements are just so lame. I'm surprised he didn't say, "I'm takin' my talents to Lawrence."
     
  27. Highlander

    Highlander Club Member Club Member

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    I used to think these announcements were interesting and kind of fun. I've switched to viewing them as completely disrespectful to the schools the kids flat out diss. Horrible.

    But I did like the vids of Illini fan - too funny.
     
  28. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    My sentiments exactly. Why pull a mean-spirited prank on the recruiting staff that took interest in the athlete and spent the time to recruit them--presumably in a respectful manner. It would be more appropriate to quietly thank them for their interest, but they've decided to go in a different direction.

    But yeah, I share your hypocrisy in enjoying the pain of Illinios fans. I guess anybody who videos their reaction to an announcement kind of gets what they deserve.

    Was it my imagination, or were the folks somewhat complicit in those signing-day antics. Nice values to pass along...
     
  29. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    on the upside, there were a lot of tears flowing for an epic gang-bang.
     
  30. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    The dad looks like a lovechild of

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