Some of our best #content ideas must wait for the perfect storm of events -- like a close, well-played Indiana loss on the road to a Top 20 team. Surely, after such a hard-fought effort where the Hoosiers debunked most of the narratives around this specific team, no individual or fan could be too disappointed. Right?! WELL HAR HAR HAR YOU ARE WRONG. Many, if not most, Indiana basketball fans are very reasonable, measured individuals. These Indiana basketball fans, however, are the ones that should be locked inside a grain silo, forever.
What was the #iubb internet mad about yesterday? LET'S GO AROUND THE WEB.
FIRE SPENCER HALL
First up, Our own Spencer Hall wrote this fantastically hilarious piece over at the mothership on Indiana fans' irrational hatred of everything Tom Crean. Some good folks at BTOWNBANNERS did not take kindly to this.
Poster WAYNEFLEEKHOOSIER (wait, what) brings the article to the board and says:
This is ruthless and ridiculous. Horrible "journalism." This article should get him fired IMO.
*fire emoji* *100 emoji*
User Hovadipo follows up:
I think that's kind of SB Nation's thing. Wanting to be Deadspin in a way. They just suck at trying to be Deadspin. Hopefully it at least insures he doesn't go somewhere that big kids work.
OOPS TOO LATE. Nothing here needs further explanation. God bless this state.
TOM CREAN GOT "OUTCOACHED"
But, of course, there was a game last night -- one that ended in a close, difficult loss for Indiana. TWITTER, of course, would react rationally.
Tom Crean got out coached once again last night. We can't keep having this happen.— IUBB (@HistoricHoosier) February 12, 2015
@TomCrean what excuses you gonna use? #FireCrean— Debbie Weaver (@a517288eaf0248b) February 12, 2015
WHY THE FUCK DO YOU FOUL THEM THERE??? THERE WAS 8 EXTRA SECONDS LEFT HOLY FUCKING SHIT FIRE TOM CREAN #FireTomCrean— High, my name is... (@Odd__Fella) February 12, 2015
I've had enough fire Tom Crean— ANDRE ICE COLD 3000 (@_ChristianCruz_) February 12, 2015
zeisloft woulda hit the three smh @TomCrean— IUBB 17-8 (7-5) (@josephoconnell_) February 12, 2015
What was that play @TomCrean— Mitch Tanner (@mitchtanner4) February 12, 2015
Really Tom Crean? That's what you draw up? Really? Thanks for continuing to prove my point— Matthew Dlugie (@mdlugie) February 12, 2015
@TomCrean proves he's brain dead yet again fouling down 2 with a 7 second differential between game and shot clock. @firetomcreannow— Aaron Steury (@NDGrinder) February 12, 2015
These are comments, from fans, after a game that the Hoosiers' nearly won on the road against the 16th best team in the country. The final score was 68-66.
BENCH JAMES BLACKMON
Because, of course, with every loss, HEADS MUST ROLL in Indiana. A poster at Peegs.com succinctly states that the solution is to place Indiana's second-leading scorer after a poor performance on the road:
Sit JBJ. He is really shooting the ball terribly. Maybe he is wore out but whatever it is he isn't helping right now.
Of course, other posters just surmise that he's being INSUBORDINATE, of course.
I'd sit him if he's not doing what he's told.
James Blackmon is a freshman. He has had three twenty point games in the last four weeks. Benching him is probably a bad idea.
Add the HOT TAEKS you find across the web in the comments, if you'd like.