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Monday, October 12, 2009

Who's steering this thing??

Famous captains:

Apparently, you can add 4 more to that list. Coach Chambers announced that Corey Lowe, Tyler Morris, Scott Brittain and Carlos Strong are BU's captains this year. This group contains all of the seniors who have played significant minutes every year since they were freshmen.

Congrats to all of them, as they have all been great contributors over their three years so far and they all deserve to be recognized.

However, and maybe I'm behind the times on this, but I have always been of the mind that there should be 1 captain per team. It's very cool for all the players if every significant player to go through the system becomes a captain at some point in their careers, but if every player is a captain does it really mean anything?

And if they really do have actual responsibilities, is it a good idea to have 4 guys trying to make decision or run drills? You know what they say about too many cooks in the kitchen.

Take Derek Jeter or Jason Varitek, for example. They are not the best players on their teams, but they lead by example and they lead by their words. It's not Varitek, Wakefield, Lowell, Ortiz just because they are the "seniors" of the Red Sox. President Obama is the "Captain" of America... we didn't choose the 4 guys who had been in the Senate the longest.

Regardless, I'm sure the guys will find some way to divide the captaining responsibilities. As long as it doesn't devolve into an ugly power struggle along the lines of Jim Halpert/Michael Scott.

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At 4:29 PM, Blogger The Hot Dog said...

It's times like these where we all should be missing Matt Wolff.

At 10:52 AM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

a true captain's captain...

At 12:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank Gawd BU isn't being led by a Wolff, Matt or Dennis.
Anyone see that Tony Gaffney is with the LA Lakers?
All A-10, A-10 Defensive Player of the Year and in the final 15 with the Lakers.
Yet not good enough for DWolff's BU because he needed to play MWolff. No wonder DWolff was fired and no one was lining up to hire him.

At 4:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gaffney got a big story in today's Boston Globe. Phil Jackson really seems to like him, unlike our former hoop sage, Dennis Wolff.
Once Gaffney plays a NBA game, BU will be able to claim him just like they claim Raja Bell. Of course, what they both will also have in common besides the NBA is that neither completed their college careers at BU. Something else that we can thank Dennis for not giving us.

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

I saw the story, great read! I thought about putting up something about it - I'll see if I can tonight.

Btw, you got your wish, DWolff is gone. Things are looking great this year. Are we going to have another whole year complaining about him? :)

At 1:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be a pleasure to have DWolff in the rearview mirror, and then completely out-of-sight once the season starts.
What will be amazing is any D1 team ever hires him as a head coach. Gawd help them.
So on to Chambers, and a new era that has so much promise like the Pitino and Jarvis years.
(Although even DWolff was better than the Bob Brown reign of error.)

At 10:55 AM, Blogger The Hot Dog said...

I really really really hope Binghamton hires DW. It seems like a match made in heaven.


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