Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Text Talk: Fire Tubby, T-Swift > Bob Dylan and Dreamweaver



I was excited after last night's victory for the Wolves, so I shot a text over to Ken.  Hour and a half later this conversation had taken place, touching on the Wolves, Vikings, Wolves again, Gophers, Duke and Taylor Swift.  Pretty sure we both have carpal tunnel syndrome after this text-fest but it was worth it, we probably solved many of the world's problems.

Enjoy and take notes!

 

Ben

Big tpups win tonight, team is back on track...

9:24 PM


 

Big Ken

:-O (Yawn)

9:24 PM


 

Ben

we're comiiiiin

9:25 PM


 

Big Ken

nope, not at all. 

9:26 PM


 

Ben

Rubio though is hot right now, 14.4 ppg 10 assists in the last 5...he is back.  which is good.

9:26 PM


 

Big Ken

ohhhh gooooooooood for him ... told you, I'm over basketball.  Women’s lacrosse

9:27 PM


 

Ben

looking forward to the Twi....couldn't even finish it...lol

9:27 PM


 

Big Ken

more letters than I would have gotten

9:27 PM


 

Ben

Good god Kyrie Irving is good...he is so good, he has no idea how good he is.  He is better than Chris Paul right now, but just doesn't know it yet.

9:28 PM


 

Big Ken

yeah, kid is a stud

9:28 PM


 

Ben

it's just easy for him, he can get wherever he wants, can shoot the three, the mid range and finish at the rim plus can create for others...really wish Cleveland would've taken D-Will...

9:29 PM


 

Big Ken

wolves would have traded the pick....and another team would have gotten him anyway

9:30 PM


 

Ben

probably true...still MIGHT be better than D-Will for us.  I still believe D-Will could be good.  he's been playing better lately. 

9:31 PM


Trade Percy or no?

9:31 PM


 

Big Ken

he gone...he is gonna get paid and smoke even more

9:36 PM


 

Ben

I'm fine with it but we better get a good deal.  Look at the deal Atlanta made for Julio Jones and get that much back if not more.  Like 5 first round picks or whatever insane price they paid.  Percy is equal if not better than Julio...I know Julio is a stud but Percy was MVP worthy this year...until injured.

9:39 PM


 

Big Ken

yeah, they better get something great if they trade him.

9:40 PM


 

Ben

starting WR, and 2 first rounders...

9:40 PM


 

Big Ken

take it

9:40 PM


 

Ben

or LB...He'd look nice in a 49'ers uni...Give us one of those stud LB's, Smith and a 1st round pick.  Sign Dwayne Bowe or Mike Wallace, let the best QB win between Ponder and Smith and let's play.

9:42 PM


 

Big Ken

sounds reaaaaaal nice

9:43 PM


 

Ben

hope that whoever loses the starting gig between Ponder and Smith then has a Matt Flynn game during the season due to injury or just benching pre-playoffs and then trade him for a song and dance after the season and then build off the NFC title game appearance next year with a Super Bowl trip in 2 years.

9:43 PM


 

Big Ken

You can wake up anytime dream weaver

9:44 PM


 

Ben

AP wins the Super Bowl at his absolute peak, and then trade him after a Super Bowl MVP performance, shocking the world, but beating the Sean Alexander like decline that all RB's have, and continue to rack up assets.  Only QB's continue to be valuable in the NFL post their 30th birthday.  Ha...love that comment  (Dream weaver), missed it, was too busy dreaming

9:46 PM


 

Big Ken

You would give MLK a run for his money

9:48 PM


 

Ben

what is sad, I can't even come up with an equal story for the Tpups...that’s how sad it is...I go glass half empty with any scenario.  Resign Pek, he falls apart, is limited and not worth max money.  Don't resign Pek, we will not be able to find an equal C because there is only a couple C in the league I may take over Pek..(Gasols....um....Bynum?...Lopez?...Anthony Davis....skipping Dwight...)  Trade Love, we won't get equal value or find a player of his caliber for years.  Keep Love, he isn't elite enough to carry us anywhere past mediocre playoff team.  Only way this team wins a title is to get SUPER lucky in the draft and getting a go to wing scorer who can create for himself, that is a much bigger dream than the Vikings winning the super bowl.  Wait...JABARI PARKER!!!! HELLO!!!!!  TRADE LOVE FOR THE PICK TO GET JABARI PARKER!!!!

9:53 PM


 

Big Ken

......................sports suck

9:53 PM


 

Ben

after Jabari takes Duke to its 6th title next year....see what I did there?

9:54 PM


 

Big Ken

yes, yes I did

9:54 PM


 

Ben

In all honesty, will the Gophs make the tourney?

9:55 PM


 

Big Ken

only because we aren't seeing a ton of "great" teams out there.  8-10 gets them in.  Heck, maybe even 7-11.  13 RPI and 3 SOS helps.

9:56 PM


 

Ben

Home vs. Wisconsin, @Iowa, @OSU, vs. Indy, vs. Penn State, @Nebraska, @Purdue......honestly...1-6 is very possible. 

9:57 PM


 

Big Ken

yeah, it's not looking pretty right now, buy out Tubby get Shaka Smart or Flip, or some young dude with fire.

9:57 PM


 

Ben

I heard someone saying Shaka maybe the replacement for K....which would be sweet.

9:58 PM


 

Big Ken

yeah, but how long until k goes?

10:07 PM


 

Ben

yeah, good question...no clue.  It'll more likely be Wojo or Chris Collins...or maybe Johnny Dawkins.  Maybe after the title game against Butler, K told Brad Stevens he could have the Duke job if he wanted it and that it'll be 5 years....that's why Stevens has stayed at Butler....

10:09 PM


 

Big Ken

could happen I guess

10:10 PM


 

Ben

Oooohh DREEEEAMMWEAVA....I believe you can get me throuuugh the niiiiiiighhht.  Great song.

10:11 PM


 

Big Ken

that should be your theme song today

10:11 PM


 

Ben

If the U gets Shaka, Duke gets Stevens.

10:11 PM


 

Big Ken

that would be alllllllrrrriiiiiggghhhttt

10:11 PM


 

Ben

both set for the next 20 years...*shot coming*...if the U could hang onto Shaka.

10:12 PM


 

Big Ken

yeah, U sucks...it's over

10:12 PM


 

Ben

What is a negative song I could sing to you with all your negativity?

10:13 PM


 

Big Ken

hmmm, let's think

10:13 PM


 

Ben

We...Are never ever ever....getting back together...WEEEEE....

10:14 PM


 

Big Ken

that works

10:14 PM


 

Ben

T swift...lyrical genius on the level of Bob Dylan.

10:14 PM


 

Big Ken

I knew you were trouble when you walked in......actually not a bad song, ha

10:14 PM


 

Ben

I've bobbed my head to it...I admit it.  T Swift the first thing you've been positive about today....not sure what that says about you.

10:15 PM


 

Big Ken

lol

10:15 PM


 

Ben

Tyus Jones is a Junior?

10:24 PM


 

Big Ken

Not 100% sure. I believe so.

10:24 PM


 

Ben

2014 class...yep...ok so next year Tubby has nothing great coming in...with Rodney and Mbakwe out...yikes...Hope Tyus likes the new coach yall bring in.  Tubby ain't seeing the start of the 2014 season if MN knows what’s good for them.

10:26 PM


 

Big Ken

Yeah, it won't be pretty next year.....ahh, take that back. It will probably be about the same.

10:26 PM


 

Ben

Who ya got, Eliason and Ingram in the post? With Coleman/HollinsX2 outside...ok so your wings and PG are solid but you have 0 inside scoring.  Oof, Tubby needed a big class knowing he was losing Trevor and Rodney.

10:28 PM


 

Big Ken

Walker and EE are decent. That kid who redshirted this year is going to replace Rodney....so they say.

10:28 PM


 

Ben

10 loss Tubby, this year and next...when does he get the boot?

10:29 PM


 

Big Ken

I think with the new AD in there, it could be after this year if things don't get turned around in a hurry

10:29 PM


 

Ben

Not sure, I gain negative confidence in the U's direction when I hear Norwood interviewed...who knows, I've heard good things, but he is just full of excuses and apologies to the U fans and I leave very unimpressed.

10:30 PM


 

Big Ken

yeah, I haven't heard a ton from him, but 6 years of not being about .500 in conf play...yuck

10:31 PM


 

Ben

Exactly, I agree 100%, the results are in on Tubby, he won in Kentucky, which you or I could do, won a title with Pitino's guys, and left when the kitchen got too hot.  He is capable, but not elite as his title winning Kentucky pedigree would suggest.  At the U the true colors are showing, he is an average major D-1 coach, not elite at anything (recruiting, in game coaching, off court management...etc.)  If the U is happy being middle of the road in the B1G, then keep him, but the hiring of Tubby made it seem like we were looking to be elite, even if it was incorrect to believe he was the guy to get the U there.  Throw in the towel unless something major, as in winning record, happens over the next 7 games.

10:35 PM


 

Big Ken

yep, couldn't agree more

10:36 PM


 

Ben

I don't think Norwood has the marbles to do it.  You get a good fresh face in here, or a guy with credentials and hometown swagger like Flip, after this year, then you still give yourself a chance to land the big MN players in the 2014 class, and maybe get a late big commit for this class and maybe you have something.  Otherwise you are having another year like this next year and praying that Tyus has a girlfriend he gets guilted into staying close to and goes to the U...otherwise it's ovah.

 

10:42 PM


 

Big Ken

time to find a new team. 

10:43 PM


 

Ben

There is this school in Durham, NC...check em out...they aaaight.  Tyus will.

10:43 PM


 

Big Ken

Yeah, UNC is nice

10:43 PM


 

Ben

No not Raleigh...just Durham

10:44 PM


 

Big Ken

ohhh, close enough

10:44 PM


 

Ben

wrong

10:44 PM


 

Big Ken

but oh so right!  When do they play? I know it's this week

10:44 PM


 

Ben

Wednesday.  No not confident.  1 pt win over BC...2nd round exit (again) from the tournament becoming very possible for Duke this year unless they get Kelly back soon and get that early season swagger back...

10:45 PM


 

Big Ken

we can cry together

10:46 PM


 

Ben

I'll wipe my tears with a Jabari Parker commitment.  Hopefully you will with new coach’s contract.

10:46 PM


 

Big Ken

I have a feeling my cheeks will stay wet. 

10:47 PM


 

Ben

oof, that could turn into a rash.

10:48 PM

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