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 on: Today at 12:41:40 pm 
Started by ace93 - Last post by charlietags
Good luck to someone who obviously deserves this opportunity.  Do great things Coach!

 22 
 on: Today at 12:17:18 pm 
Started by charlietags - Last post by 85
I tend to agree that making a spectacle out of the ceremony would not go over well for our program and would cause more harm than good.

Frank didn't accomplish enough to come anywhere near warranting such an honor.  As a result, they took this silly family legacy angle to try and justify the naming of the floor. Signing off by asking us to help their "friend" Frank sounds like a gofundme page to save a puppy. It certainly doesnt sound like a national university competing in a major conference, trying to raise money for athletics.

Save face. Raise the money, retire Frank's jersey and have a big ceremony, give him his night.  Save the naming rights for a huge donor or corporate sponsor.

 23 
 on: Today at 11:55:06 am 
Started by charlietags - Last post by DamnRam
We should all attend whatever dumb ceremony the school has planned and protest in some way.  My father, who didn't even work in athletics, is more deserving of the honor than Frank (this is not a request for that, as no of us WANT the court named for him, it is merely to illustrate a point).

Maybe we pool money together, buy every ticket to the game where the ceremony is, and not show up.  Or show up and walk out.  NOt sure.

Buying a ticket and not showing up or walking out is just enabling what you are then protesting.

Booing and turning backs is just embarrassing and low class.  Regardless of what we think of his tenure as AD, his pay, that his kids got a free ride, etc. this is just not the way to handle things.  It's not like Frank was a moral degenerate, a criminal, a hater of Fordham, etc.  Keep in mind that Frank was man working for an Administration with other priorities.  He did what he thought was right when he could, and in the course of that he did make some mistakes.  Regardless, there is no need make this personal and embarrass Frank in front of his family, whatever you may think of him.  Please act with dignity and allow an old man to maintain his.

The best way to protest this is to simply not show up, and to write letters to the Administration, alumni office, and student newspaper, etc.  Spell out your specific facts and problems.  Win by the persuasiveness of your case as many have done here.

Just so you know, I agree that this whole naming thing should not be happening.  However, my problem is not so much in the naming of the floor in our antiquated facility after an unsuccessful AD (there is some ironic justice in this actually).  My problem is that we still have the RHG as our venue with no apparent plans (even long range ones) committed to fixing the problem, and that these kinds of improvements to the existing venue make it that much harder to replace the venue.  The naming of the floor merely highlights the absurdity of this situation to date, to say nothing of the ongoing challenges into the future.  That's why if I were a friend or family of Frank I would have advised against this whole idea of the naming and association.

 24 
 on: Today at 11:35:55 am 
Started by charlietags - Last post by 85
Sorry, I thought it was implied. Nobody cares, meaning in the rationalization for the naming of the floor.  Not in the context of life itself.

Nobody cares about the family in a quid pro quo request to give money because they largely had zero affiliation with Fordham University basketball.  
2 of the 6 people didnt even go to school at Fordham and 3 of the 6 simply attended gratis The solicitation doesnt list any accomplishments whatsoever to warrant the family's worthiness of anything. If you want to solicit funds from people then you need to have a request that makes sense.

They are asking us for money to name the university gym after high school basketball players and 3 kids of the former AD. That just doesnt make any sense.   

You want to say hey, Frank was a Hall of Fame player and we are naming the floor after him.  Well, it would get heat but it would make a lot more sense than this disjointed proposal.

Compromise:  Retire Frank's jersey to the rafters ......have a ceremony and be done with it. ....I think that is  a fair resolve.

 25 
 on: Today at 11:07:16 am 
Started by RamAlum13 - Last post by Ram Rhythm
Can we clone Chase and have 2 of him?

 26 
 on: Today at 11:05:30 am 
Started by charlietags - Last post by ace93
I disagree that "nobody cares about Frank's family". Perhaps you meant to phrase that in context given your next sentence, but it being one sentence does not sit well with me. I think we should keep separate the ideas of what we think about the family and what we think about them being honored.

 27 
 on: Today at 10:32:26 am 
Started by charlietags - Last post by Chaka001
This is like getting a tattoo that says "Mediocre" on one bicep and "Incompetent" on the other.

hilarious notation was meant for this post not the other.
my bad

 28 
 on: Today at 10:30:45 am 
Started by charlietags - Last post by 85
I really hope we never have to get to that point.....but it appears inevitable.

 29 
 on: Today at 10:30:13 am 
Started by charlietags - Last post by shortshot
We should all attend whatever dumb ceremony the school has planned and protest in some way.  My father, who didn't even work in athletics, is more deserving of the honor than Frank (this is not a request for that, as no of us WANT the court named for him, it is merely to illustrate a point).

Maybe we pool money together, buy every ticket to the game where the ceremony is, and not show up.  Or show up and walk out.  NOt sure.
Turn our backs to the court during the dedication ceremony.

 30 
 on: Today at 10:28:06 am 
Started by charlietags - Last post by Chaka001
I am sure Frank and his family are really upset at all the criticism.  Regardless of what people think, he has had a career that most Fordham fans would shed their daily keyboard rants for ... 

hilarious Cheesy

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