Richard Heckler

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merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

No more golden parachutes = they are not an incentive to perform and they suck too many dollars.

If the athletic dept can afford golden parachutes then that says golden parachute money should go towards many students in need of economic assistance = money better spent.

On Possible AD candidates for Kansas

Posted 22 May 2018, 1:56 p.m. Suggest removal

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Good game ........nail biter to say the least.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Where money is so will the problems be ....... and where a whistle blower might be.

Don't look for this type of activity to end anytime soon.

I do feel that any player that signs on to play college basketball should academically able to attend all classes to graduate and stay for at least
4 years. No preferential treatment.

Dark money is everywhere not only in politics.

On KU coach Bill Self: 'It's been a dark week'

Posted 29 September 2017, 4:50 a.m. Suggest removal

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Oregon dropped by played hard, fast, good and wherever a Jayhawk was a Duck was there yes in their face the entire evening with few exceptions.

Jayhawks thinking they would never lose this game explains the depth of the problem.

Then there was Jordan Bell who was having a lot of fun playing hard basketball.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

When people screw up no matter who they are ..... do not deserve preferential treatment.

The alleged behavior of jackson after a night on the town is not excusable. A boys will be boys position sucks.

How many Jayhawk basketball players were out drinking that night? KU athletics does not seem to care instead they look for how many ways to save the team at tournament time. It's the principle of the matter.

Is it appropriate for KU athletics to engage in bribery to save the team? I think not.

What the athletes have been learning over the years IS that athletes are provided preferential treatment no matter what thus reckless and irresponsible behavior goes
unchecked in addition to painting women as the primary violators.

All for a winning athletic team.

KU Jayhawks have many wins and titles under the belts why tarnish the Jayhawk name with bribery scams and turning blind eyes?

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

This game was a great game with a lot of physical stuff from both teams which kept me on the edge of my seat. The steals and blocks were clean for the most part combined with two fast moving teams...... what a game.

Hey early on there was trouble on the horizon. Villanova came in with a game plan I cannot remember ever being exposed to...

KU being down a few points in the first half and at half time never was a worry. Their second half power plays most always saw us through. They have the stamina.

During the first half when we had to sit and watch Villanova successfully keep the Jayhawks restrained by a "swarming" mechanism I began to believe Bill and the Jayhawks were in trouble. This swarming was when a group would swarm on wherever the ball went thus stopping KU ball handlers from playing their game. Our daughter described it as " moving in a pack" rather than something conventional like one on one.

Keeping the Jayhawks first half scoring way down the first half was also not a good
sign. Two of the watchers in this house were confident KU would bounce back as always. I was not so sure because this pack like defense was much too effective for my liking. In addition to a couple of big effective Villanova players.

This pack defense following the ball and effectively creating congestion in the paint
was killing the Jayhawks. I had strong reservations whether or not Villanova could keep this level of intensity throughout the entire game. I also feared for the Jayhawks if that level of intensity was the order of the day. Sure enough it was the order of the day.

How could anyone come up with a defense against the "pack tool" ? Nonetheless the Jayhawks as always won a lot of games... again .... looking forward to next season.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

This player from out of the USA speaking multiple langagues does not necessarily indicate above avergage intelligence. It is not unusual for those born and raised abroad to speak multiple languages for it is their home environment aka everyday life being surrounded by multiple languages from day one. Speaking USA english may be the most challenging to learn in which most of us know somone that teaches USA english as a second language when in fact it may well be the 6th or 7th language.

On the other hand.

--- That said what is Cheick Diallo’s ultimate goal? Professional basketball perhaps? Among other questions raised one that I have yet to read is why doesn't professional basketball sponsor their own training camps instead of the university community bearing the load?

There will still be fine basketball players available to college sports however these athletes are making it a point to obtain a degree for whatever reasons. What's wrong with that?

--- It seems there too much focus on universities being NCAA champions,Big 12 Champions or whatever tournament champion? What is the true reason for college level scholarships? NCAA championships? Big salary packages for the coach? or academic achievement?

--- Will Cheick Diallo be around on campus 4 years and graduate cum laude or will Cheick Diallo be around for two years then off to profesional sports thus burning off a scholarship that perhaps another fine player could have been awarded that intended to graduate from college.

--- Where is the pro team that should be more than interested enough in Cheick Diallo to step up and welcome him to their professional training camp? Seems this would quite a smart choice for any team paying attention.

--- Then again ....

Perhaps the NCAA is doing what it was set up to do in the first place. What's wrong with that? Of course the Jayhawks want Cheick Diallo for awhile anyway till he puts himself up for the draft.

--- A little food for thought...

On Notebook: Diallo sits out opener

Posted 15 November 2015, 12:45 p.m. Suggest removal

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

And thousands still turnout to watch college football .......no matter what.

It's the enjoyment of it all that matters. So be it.

Let the fans have fun and pump up local economies = win win win.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

More than 26,000 fans showed and had a good day celebrating Homecoming and all other festivities that are part of that fun time.

Lawrence retailers certainly did not mind 26,000 fans out and about.

Obviously lots of people enjoy watching football no matter what so I say enjoy all of the moments and get on with it.

Life is what you make of it on homecoming days and game days in general.

Let's carry on ......

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

More than 26,000 fans showed and had a good day celebrating Homecoming and all other festivities that are part of that fun time.

Lawrence retailers certainly did not mind 26,000 fans out and about.

Obviously lots of people enjoy watching football no matter what so I say enjoy all of the moments and get on with it. Life is what you make of it on homecoming days and game days in general.

On Unstoppable Sooners run away from Kansas

Posted 31 October 2015, 11:50 p.m. Suggest removal