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Author Topic: Typical Al  (Read 2425 times)

Uncle Rico

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Re: Typical Al
« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2020, 10:57:54 AM »
Al was the man.    He did amazing things at MU.     He was truly cutting edge.    He was at the forefront of BLM 40 years early.    He allowed self expression, protest, a player to cut down his part of a net with a switchblade, told his players to use basketball, not let basketball use them, encouraged a player to turn pro early to the detriment of his team, fought with players, rode Harley's....   the list goes on and on.

The exact same stuff that Al did 45 years ago would get him vilified by some on scoop today.    Compare the reaction to Coach Wojo and Todd Smith's words and actions regarding protests the past few weeks to the canonization of a man who was far more radical.   


Just sayin'.    aina


A great man on so many levels.

  https://www.facebook.com/AlMcGuiresWarriors/photos/al-was-a-visionary-a-pioneer-in-race-relations-he-told-us-were-going-to-respect-/1548630578582753/

https://www.chron.com/sports/college-basketball-men/article/Color-never-blinded-McGuire-s-love-1997725.php

https://medium.com/@timothyjlarose/how-al-mcguire-changed-more-than-just-a-basketball-uniform-734ad30ddaf6

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4everDawson

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Re: Typical Al
« Reply #51 on: June 29, 2020, 12:26:55 PM »
This, OTOH, sounds logical. Once elite programs will always, to a point, be haunted by their pasts. UCLA will never be the UCLA of John Wooden, Marquette will never be the Marquette of Al McGuire. I get that younger fans tire  of us old timers reminiscing, but I have no illusions we’ll become the MU of the 70s again. I only wish the younger fans could have experienced it - they (you) would have loved it.

That truly sets you apart from much of the board.
You actually have a degree from Marquette?

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No...and after reading many many psosts from people on this board that do...I have to say I'm MUCH better off, if this is the type of "intelligence" a degree from MU gets you. It sure is on full display I will say that.