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Tiger69 
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12-23-18 02:19 PM - Post#269975    
    In response to westcoast

Walton broadcast our upset of overrated USC last season and, with a son/alumnus, will treat us kindly.

 
Petrie 
Freshman
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Age: 65
Reg: 11-14-16
12-23-18 08:08 PM - Post#269990    
    In response to Tiger69

Walton definitely likes the tigers. I’ll be interested to hear to what degree he comments on the disappearance of the structure that used to define PU b-ball.

And Penn nation. - please, saying you didn’t think much of Walton as a player , at least when he was a Celtic, is like saying you didn’t care for willie mays as a player, at least when he was with the Mets. Walton’s college career and the few healthy years he had in the pros I think matches up with some of the best ever. A beautiful player.

 
penn nation 
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Reg: 12-02-04
12-23-18 08:57 PM - Post#269991    
    In response to Petrie

I was too young to see in him college, sadly.

And I definitely admire his approach to life.

Just never cared for his announcing or for his antics when on Boston.



 
Old Bear 
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12-23-18 09:00 PM - Post#269992    
    In response to penn nation

His play in the NCAA finals was won of the great all-time College games of all time.

 
penn nation 
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12-23-18 09:06 PM - Post#269993    
    In response to Old Bear

I know. He could have given the Penn BB guys some tips on how to shoot FTs.

I only saw him play live in person once--a classic game when on Portland vs the Bulls at a pretty lively Chicago Stadium back in 1978. There's a YouTube up of this game and finish, which Lionel Hollins won at the buzzer. Corky was also in that game--not that I knew who he was at the time.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/197...

 
Petrie 
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Age: 65
Reg: 11-14-16
12-23-18 09:17 PM - Post#269994    
    In response to penn nation

Btw I agree with you about his broadcasting - hard to take.

 
Old Bear 
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12-23-18 09:23 PM - Post#269995    
    In response to Petrie

Amen

 
AntiUngvar 
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Age: 64
Loc: New York City
Reg: 07-23-18
12-24-18 12:43 AM - Post#270017    
    In response to Old Bear

Like him or not , Bill Walton's carved a place for himself in college bball broadcasting, with a real following therein. But what I'd really love to know is what "antics" he's being associated with, as relating to his playing years in Boston? He was the League's 6th man of the year in 1986, following a championship Celtics season; playing for a team that won 40 out of 41 regular season home games, and which is general regarded as one of the four greatest bball teams ever.
Furthermore, Walton was 33 years old during that Boston championship season , and much closer to his personal best athletic self than Willie Mays was in '73, as a forty-two year old, stumbling NYMets, starting centerfielder- not accurate to compare these 2 sporting legends at those respective stages in their hall of fame careers.


 
SRP 
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Reg: 02-04-06
12-24-18 02:28 AM - Post#270023    
    In response to westcoast

Ugh on Bill Walton. Expect a fount of cliches and off-topic narcissism.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
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1LotteryPick1969
Age: 68
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
Reg: 11-21-04
12-24-18 08:25 AM - Post#270024    
    In response to SRP

  • SRP Said:
Ugh on Bill Walton. Expect a fount of cliches and off-topic narcissism.



What he said.

 
Eric Von Zipper 
Sophomore
Posts: 159

Age: 66
Reg: 11-11-17
12-24-18 03:12 PM - Post#270046    
    In response to SRP

Walton claims to have personally attended over 850 Grateful Dead concerts.

Explains a lot.

 
JadwinGeorge 
Senior
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Age: 71
Reg: 12-04-15
12-24-18 04:50 PM - Post#270053    
    In response to Eric Von Zipper

I enjoy Walton's perspective during his broadcasts, usually filled with fun back and forth with the play-by-play guy. I have always believed that the Ivy title in 2000 was one of the best coaching jobs in the storied history of the program. Nate Walton, who couldn't run very well nor shoot, was the MVP on that club. Nice kid, too.

 
SRP 
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Reg: 02-04-06
12-25-18 02:47 PM - Post#270091    
    In response to JadwinGeorge

Always up for a reminiscence of Nate's amazing job as the high-post hub of the offense that year. Proof that a range of players can fill that role if they and the coaches work on it. Also thought it was funny when he answered a reporter's question about inheriting his passing ability from Dad with "I don't think there's a gene for passing."

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
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1LotteryPick1969
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12-25-18 06:30 PM - Post#270095    
    In response to SRP

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900031390/big -...

There may be multiple genes involved.

 
SRP 
Postdoc
Posts: 3815

Reg: 02-04-06
12-27-18 07:58 PM - Post#270205    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Yeah, polygenetic causation seems to be the order of the day.

 
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