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Postby JerseyWave » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:49 pm

Anyone attending the Tommy Bowden event at the Glazer Club? Since he bad mouthed Tulane on his way out the door I would like to hear if he has nice things to say about the place that launched his Head Coaching career. Also, why would they hold this event in March? Why not honor him during a Football weekend at Yulman?



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Postby tpstulane » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:52 pm

JerseyWave wrote:Anyone attending the Tommy Bowden event at the Glazer Club? Since he bad mouthed Tulane on his way out the door I would like to hear if he has nice things to say about the place that launched his Head Coaching career. Also, why would they hold this event in March? Why not honor him during a Football weekend at Yulman?

He's being honored by the QB Club. Tulane (really Willie Fritz) pulled him in Friday night because he's in town for his QB Club award and decided to do something as well. Too bad it will hurt baseball attendance.


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Postby Show Me » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:47 am

Why honor a coach that walked out after two years and fail to honor a baseball coach that stayed and had success for nearly 20 years?
Only at Tulane.



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Postby DfromCT » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:27 am

Show Me wrote:Why honor a coach that walked out after two years and fail to honor a baseball coach that stayed and had success for nearly 20 years?
Only at Tulane.


Rick Jones was a very good coach, and, yes, he stayed 19 years, showing success in most (but not all) of his first 13 seasons.

And he should be honored, given a baseball weekend ceremony coinciding with his induction in the Tulane Hall of Fame.


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Postby tpstulane » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:27 pm

DfromCT wrote:
Show Me wrote:Why honor a coach that walked out after two years and fail to honor a baseball coach that stayed and had success for nearly 20 years?
Only at Tulane.


Rick Jones was a very good coach, and, yes, he stayed 19 years, showing success in most (but not all) of his first 13 seasons.

And he should be honored, given a baseball weekend ceremony coinciding with his induction in the Tulane Hall of Fame.

For sure!


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Postby winwave » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:14 pm

tpstulane wrote:
DfromCT wrote:
Show Me wrote:Why honor a coach that walked out after two years and fail to honor a baseball coach that stayed and had success for nearly 20 years?
Only at Tulane.


Rick Jones was a very good coach, and, yes, he stayed 19 years, showing success in most (but not all) of his first 13 seasons.

And he should be honored, given a baseball weekend ceremony coinciding with his induction in the Tulane Hall of Fame.

For sure!


He most assuredly will get that. Not sure of the HOF rules for Tulane but there is probably a time limit like 5 years and w/the way things went at the end that is probably best. It let's everybody focus on the fun times. (I know some will say RD is in but he's not . He got an award issued by it which of course he shouldn't have. Thus the loud chorus of boos at the game .)


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Postby JerseyWave » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:26 pm

RJ might have to be brought back to save this Baseball program.



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Postby torbida » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:56 pm

Is there any video or story on the Tommy Bowden induction into the Glazer Club?



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Postby tpstulane » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:40 pm

torbida wrote:Is there any video or story on the Tommy Bowden induction into the Glazer Club?

He's was recognized and honored at the Glazer Club while in town for his New Orleans QB Club induction.
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Postby torbida » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:33 am

thanks for video.Those two years 97-98 were good times living in Jacksonville,florida and listening to games on wwl at night (97 vs Memphis and 98 vs La Tech ) were fun because the football team was crushing opponents.I hope we can have a few more years like that soon.



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Postby tpstulane » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:25 am

torbida wrote:thanks for video.Those two years 97-98 were good times living in Jacksonville,florida and listening to games on wwl at night (97 vs Memphis and 98 vs La Tech ) were fun because the football team was crushing opponents.I hope we can have a few more years like that soon.

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Postby golfnut69 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:33 am

tpstulane wrote:
torbida wrote:thanks for video.Those two years 97-98 were good times living in Jacksonville,florida and listening to games on wwl at night (97 vs Memphis and 98 vs La Tech ) were fun because the football team was crushing opponents.I hope we can have a few more years like that soon.

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Postby DfromCT » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:37 pm

Great video, thanks for sharing, Tim. Anyone notice the young Sandy B? Yes, Tommy was a great coach, but our teams had more talent back then than we do now, as well. Our Athletics Dept under Kevin White and then Sandy Barbour were well run.


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Postby GreenLantern » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:11 am

Whenever I think of Tommy Bowden, I can't help but recall an incident on his WWL call-in coach's show. A regular caller long before Bowden arrived was a man who identified himself as "Mr. Greenie". Mr. Greenie was a devoted Wave fan and was obviously challenged with a number of handicaps, the most obvious being a speech impediment. On Bowden's first show as head coach, he fielded a call from Mr. Greenie and handled the call without displaying a great deal of sensitivity (putting it mildly). I have always believed that how you deal with 'the least of these' is very revelatory about a person's character. In any case, it wasn't Bowden's finest moment.



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Postby tpstulane » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:46 am

GreenLantern wrote:Whenever I think of Tommy Bowden, I can't help but recall an incident on his WWL call-in coach's show. A regular caller long before Bowden arrived was a man who identified himself as "Mr. Greenie". Mr. Greenie was a devoted Wave fan and was obviously challenged with a number of handicaps, the most obvious being a speech impediment. On Bowden's first show as head coach, he fielded a call from Mr. Greenie and handled the call without displaying a great deal of sensitivity (putting it mildly). I have always believed that how you deal with 'the least of these' is very revelatory about a person's character. In any case, it wasn't Bowden's finest moment.

Lol. Mr Greenie was crazy. I remember Graff had to cut him off a few times or at least limit him to one call per show when he took over the show. I believe Perry Clark invited Mr Greenie to sit on the team bench for one game if he showed up at the game. I'd give Bowden a pass for that.


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Postby Highwave » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:03 pm

Never ceases to amaze me how many losers hate Bowden. Only at TU do fans bad mouth the most successful coach in the past 2 decades at TU (our only quick turnaround ever?).

He deserved to be honored by TU and I venture a guess that this wouldn't even be a discussion if Fat Cowen hadn't screwed him at the beginning of 1998 season by unexpectedly suspending players the week of the season opener.

Also, fwiw, the players at the event raved about him as a coach, mentor and as a man. Toney Converse gave a very moving speech.

We were lucky to have Bowden for 2 years and anyone blaming him for not staying longer needs to have their head examined. His boss(es) hired Scelfo over Rich Rod for goodness sake...



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