Saturday, December 06, 2008

Please end the United Center game for hoops


unless the Fighting Illini are playing a good team. Georgia is a bad team. Further, the fickle Chicago fan base (who can hardly hear the games on WIND Radio-LIBERALS HATE IT!) isn't going to attend a game against a bad opponent, especially when Illinois is not good. A whopping crowd of 12,139 attended today's beating of Georgia (for the Football Guy, Georgia is a football school.) Heck, you could have had your own seating section!!!!!

This basketball team, while not good, is trying hard and deserves better. Great job of marketing Chicagoland, Coach Guenther!

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll give you some more fodder for the Guenther hate fest. They guy pulls down six figures but has the audacity to cancel the Christmas party in an attempt to save money for the department. In previous years it had been located at the Urbana Country Club, but it would have been even cheaper this year as it was to be located within the newly renovated stadium. Yup, the department generates its own funds off of tickets and donations but somehow has to cancel a freaking Christmas party because of the tough economic times. This guy is a joke.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Fire Ron Guenther said...

To be fair to Saint Guenther, he did say during halftime of the Kent State game last week that "tough times are ahead."

Yet he still travelled to South Padre Island.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll give you some more fodder for the Guenther hate fest. They guy pulls down six figures but has the audacity to cancel the Christmas party in an attempt to save money for the department. In previous years it had been located at the Urbana Country Club, but it would have been even cheaper this year as it was to be located within the newly renovated stadium. Yup, the department generates its own funds off of tickets and donations but somehow has to cancel a freaking Christmas party because of the tough economic times. This guy is a joke."

I'm missing the point here. What does Guenther's income, which is one of the lowest for ADs in the B10 and which is determined by others, have to do with the need to balance the department budget?

What does the source of the income for the department have to do with the need to balance the budget?

Is there a problem with having the party at either the Urbana CC or the stadium, which has some very nice facilities?

BTW- where I work we haven't had a Christmas party in two years due to the economic climate.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There has been no request for cuts anywhere else. None. There has talk of a potential tightening of the belts but thus far the spending has been the same on computers, office equipment, name plates (yeah, you heard me) and much, much more. And if you think Guenther wenth to South Padre on his own dime I think that you are out of your mind.

And my point is that the Christmas party is a low cost, high yield event that keeps departmental morale and teambuilding going in a timeperiod where people are worried about continuing economic woes. You bring everyone together, blather on about the faux family way that we all are. Cutting the Christmas party before you attempt any cost savings anywhere else is just a silly act. I can tell you that the cost of the Christmas party is likely less than that of three or four new departmental laptops.

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There has been no request for cuts anywhere else. None. There has talk of a potential tightening of the belts but thus far the spending has been the same on computers, office equipment, name plates (yeah, you heard me) and much, much more. And if you think Guenther wenth to South Padre on his own dime I think that you are out of your mind.

And my point is that the Christmas party is a low cost, high yield event that keeps departmental morale and teambuilding going in a timeperiod where people are worried about continuing economic woes. You bring everyone together, blather on about the faux family way that we all are. Cutting the Christmas party before you attempt any cost savings anywhere else is just a silly act. I can tell you that the cost of the Christmas party is likely less than that of three or four new departmental laptops."

I'm sorry, it's just lame to complain about cutting back on the department Christmas party. The party is just being moved to a different location. How does the spirit of the event change due to the locale? And how is a party a "high yield" event?

I think you need to look around this country at what's going on in business and industry. Unemployment is skyrocketing and you're complaining about the location of the Christmas party! Lot's of people would be happy to have a job without the "company" Christmas party.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll give you some more fodder for the Guenther hate fest. They guy pulls down six figures but has the audacity to cancel the Christmas party in an attempt to save money for the department. In previous years it had been located at the Urbana Country Club, but it would have been even cheaper this year as it was to be located within the newly renovated stadium. Yup, the department generates its own funds off of tickets and donations but somehow has to cancel a freaking Christmas party because of the tough economic times. This guy is a joke."

As a comparison, where I work we had the Christmas party inside the warehouse, as usual. Added bonus was that the day before the party 130 people got told they wouldn't have a job in 9 months! Care to trade places?

7:20 PM  
Anonymous FRG's dark side said...

"To be fair to Saint Guenther, he did say during halftime of the Kent State game last week that "tough times are ahead."

Yet he still travelled to South Padre Island."

And if he hadn't been there you would have said he doesn't support the team.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Guenther Apologist said...

"What does Guenther's income, which is one of the lowest for ADs in the B10 and which is determined by others, have to do with the need to balance the department budget?

What does the source of the income for the department have to do with the need to balance the budget?"

The answer to both questions is "nothing", but then it makes it harder to make some stupid criticism.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous I work for the DIA and can't think for myself said...

So fans don't show up unless there are good opponents (C-U or Chicago), but when better teams are scheduled for football you against it. I'm sure that makes perfect sense in your mind.

9:12 AM  

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