Bruce Weber: ‘Indiana Will Suck’

  • 06/20/2008 11:57 am in

Bruce Weber gave an oh-so-hilarious speech to a bunch of Illinois fans yesterday, and he closed with this gem:

– Weber, on the Big Ten race: “The league should be wide open and we can be right in the middle of it. I do know one thing, though. I think Indiana will suck. Don’t put that on the Internet.”

Awwww. Brucey still hasn’t gotten over losing Eric Gordon! Isn’t that cute?

For his own sake, Bruce’s team better not suck next year. If the Illini come anywhere close to that 16-19 record, Bruce will be stuck obsessing about Indiana on his free time. He’ll have lots of it.

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  • jgongora86

    I just wanted to reccomend a very good article at yahoo about Coach Crean.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/news;_ylt=AiTXM8N

  • jgongora86

    I just wanted to reccomend a very good article at yahoo about Coach Crean.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/news;_ylt=AiTXM8N

  • Ryan_Btown

    Another shot of how classy Bruce Weber and Illinois really are. You can see how much respect he has for a university taking the right steps to clean up their program. Stay classy Bruce.

  • Ryan_Btown

    Another shot of how classy Bruce Weber and Illinois really are. You can see how much respect he has for a university taking the right steps to clean up their program. Stay classy Bruce.

  • OnFireMattMeyer

    What a class act coward. I can't believe that a D1 coach would still try to drag something like that out. Could you even imagine what it would be like to actually know this guy? I bet he's the type of person that would hold a grudge for twenty years. Weber's probably more upset about Sampson and Gordon leaving than most Hoosier fans because he will never get to beat the people that brought him all that pain and suffering. At this point I hope Roth and Jones have career games against Illinois so he can cry about letting those guys get away.

  • OnFireMattMeyer

    What a class act coward. I can't believe that a D1 coach would still try to drag something like that out. Could you even imagine what it would be like to actually know this guy? I bet he's the type of person that would hold a grudge for twenty years. Weber's probably more upset about Sampson and Gordon leaving than most Hoosier fans because he will never get to beat the people that brought him all that pain and suffering. At this point I hope Roth and Jones have career games against Illinois so he can cry about letting those guys get away.

  • Bruce Weber's karma is so dark I had to throw my Weber grill in the dumpster.

  • Bruce Weber's karma is so dark I had to throw my Weber grill in the dumpster.

  • In one of the other postings of this interview I read, that was one of the reasons that Weber cited for calling Legion “Kobe” was the lack of defensive game.

    Don't shoot the messenger. 😛

  • In one of the other postings of this interview I read, that was one of the reasons that Weber cited for calling Legion “Kobe” was the lack of defensive game.

    Don't shoot the messenger. 😛

  • Kelin Blab

    I will honestly predict, Bruce Weber 09' vs IU will be a far far worse atmosphere for him than 08'………………

    Get ready for the “Suck this Bruce Chants” “Who sucks now” you may get some more hostile chants I cannot repeat………….

  • Kelin Blab

    I will honestly predict, Bruce Weber 09' vs IU will be a far far worse atmosphere for him than 08'………………

    Get ready for the “Suck this Bruce Chants” “Who sucks now” you may get some more hostile chants I cannot repeat………….

  • MikeinNC

    Wow, that shows that Brucey doesn't know the pro game either – Kobe has been lauded for defense and some of the pundits considered the Lakers to be the best passing team in the NBA this year…..what DOES Bruce no how to do well, besides whining?

    Maybe Bruce could ink an endorsement deal with Nike like the old Bo Jackson commercials, but instead of “Bo knows this and that” it could be “Bruce knows whining” , “Bruce don't know how to recruit”, “Bruce don't know how to be classy”, “Bruce don't know how to keep his players out of trouble”, “Bruce don't know how to let things go”, “Bruce don't know how to take a talented roster of Bill Self's players and seize his onetime chance at a banner”, “Bruce knows bad haircuts and bad suits”…and so on. Not that I have any hostility towards the guy or anything….

  • MikeinNC

    Wow, that shows that Brucey doesn't know the pro game either – Kobe has been lauded for defense and some of the pundits considered the Lakers to be the best passing team in the NBA this year…..what DOES Bruce no how to do well, besides whining?

    Maybe Bruce could ink an endorsement deal with Nike like the old Bo Jackson commercials, but instead of “Bo knows this and that” it could be “Bruce knows whining” , “Bruce don't know how to recruit”, “Bruce don't know how to be classy”, “Bruce don't know how to keep his players out of trouble”, “Bruce don't know how to let things go”, “Bruce don't know how to take a talented roster of Bill Self's players and seize his onetime chance at a banner”, “Bruce knows bad haircuts and bad suits”…and so on. Not that I have any hostility towards the guy or anything….

  • MikeinNC

    Yes, you wonder how he can ever mold his kids into a team that can handle adversity when he can't let something go that happened over a year ago….great leadership Bruce!

  • MikeinNC

    Yes, you wonder how he can ever mold his kids into a team that can handle adversity when he can't let something go that happened over a year ago….great leadership Bruce!

  • JerryCT

    the http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/news;_ylt=AiTXM8N… piece on Creean is great to read. Thanks to jgongora for alerting us.

    We may not win alot of games but our team will not suck, we wil be proud of where we are going

  • JerryCT

    the http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/news;_ylt=AiTXM8N… piece on Creean is great to read. Thanks to jgongora for alerting us.

    We may not win alot of games but our team will not suck, we wil be proud of where we are going

  • Ditto both the article and the comments. Absolutely nobody says IU sucks and most definetely not Mr. Weber better not be saying.

  • Ditto both the article and the comments. Absolutely nobody says IU sucks and most definetely not Mr. Weber better not be saying.

  • CutterInChicago

    A truly class act.
    Rick Bozich at the Courier Journal has this to say about Weber

    http://www.courier-journal.com/blogs/bozich/blo

  • CutterInChicago

    A truly class act.
    Rick Bozich at the Courier Journal has this to say about Weber

    http://www.courier-journal.com/blogs/bozich/blo

  • IUBBALL81

    Dear Mr. Weber, I cannot wait until you visit this winter!

    I hope the University of Illiterates keep you around for a while

    until we reload and kick your a**!!!!

  • IUBBALL81

    Dear Mr. Weber, I cannot wait until you visit this winter!

    I hope the University of Illiterates keep you around for a while

    until we reload and kick your a**!!!!

  • bz

    do i really need another reason to hate weber? no, but i'll always take another. good job brucey. your chances at beating a team that “sucks” as much as iu will just went down substantially.

  • bz

    do i really need another reason to hate weber? no, but i'll always take another. good job brucey. your chances at beating a team that “sucks” as much as iu will just went down substantially.

  • bz

    i hate bruce weber, but i don't know if i hate him that much!

  • bz

    i hate bruce weber, but i don't know if i hate him that much!

  • MikeinNC

    Wow, that shows that Brucey doesn't know the pro game either – Kobe has been lauded for defense and some of the pundits considered the Lakers to be the best passing team in the NBA this year…..what DOES Bruce no how to do well, besides whining?

    Maybe Bruce could ink an endorsement deal with Nike like the old Bo Jackson commercials, but instead of “Bo knows this and that” it could be “Bruce knows whining” , “Bruce don't know how to recruit”, “Bruce don't know how to be classy”, “Bruce don't know how to keep his players out of trouble”, “Bruce don't know how to let things go”, “Bruce don't know how to take a talented roster of Bill Self's players and seize his onetime chance at a banner”, “Bruce knows bad haircuts and bad suits”…and so on. Not that I have any hostility towards the guy or anything….

  • MikeinNC

    Wow, that shows that Brucey doesn't know the pro game either – Kobe has been lauded for defense and some of the pundits considered the Lakers to be the best passing team in the NBA this year…..what DOES Bruce no how to do well, besides whining?

    Maybe Bruce could ink an endorsement deal with Nike like the old Bo Jackson commercials, but instead of “Bo knows this and that” it could be “Bruce knows whining” , “Bruce don't know how to recruit”, “Bruce don't know how to be classy”, “Bruce don't know how to keep his players out of trouble”, “Bruce don't know how to let things go”, “Bruce don't know how to take a talented roster of Bill Self's players and seize his onetime chance at a banner”, “Bruce knows bad haircuts and bad suits”…and so on. Not that I have any hostility towards the guy or anything….

  • MikeinNC

    Yes, you wonder how he can ever mold his kids into a team that can handle adversity when he can't let something go that happened over a year ago….great leadership Bruce!

  • MikeinNC

    Yes, you wonder how he can ever mold his kids into a team that can handle adversity when he can't let something go that happened over a year ago….great leadership Bruce!

  • JerryCT

    the http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/news;_ylt=AiTXM8N… piece on Creean is great to read. Thanks to jgongora for alerting us.

    We may not win alot of games but our team will not suck, we wil be proud of where we are going

  • JerryCT

    the http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/news;_ylt=AiTXM8N… piece on Creean is great to read. Thanks to jgongora for alerting us.

    We may not win alot of games but our team will not suck, we wil be proud of where we are going

  • Ditto both the article and the comments. Absolutely nobody says IU sucks and most definetely not Mr. Weber better not be saying.

  • Ditto both the article and the comments. Absolutely nobody says IU sucks and most definetely not Mr. Weber better not be saying.

  • he's probably right, but with a new head coach of high moral caliber that is well-liked across the country, i don't understand why he needs to keep taking shots at IU.

    Sampson is gone, Gordon is gone – let it go Bruce. worry about your own team, and your Illinois program which has gone in the toilet just three years after a National Championship game appearance.

    if Izzo said it, then I wouldn't have had a problem. hell, if Painter said it, it would be OK. but coming from a guy whose team didn't even make the NIT? that's laughable.

  • he's probably right, but with a new head coach of high moral caliber that is well-liked across the country, i don't understand why he needs to keep taking shots at IU.

    Sampson is gone, Gordon is gone – let it go Bruce. worry about your own team, and your Illinois program which has gone in the toilet just three years after a National Championship game appearance.

    if Izzo said it, then I wouldn't have had a problem. hell, if Painter said it, it would be OK. but coming from a guy whose team didn't even make the NIT? that's laughable.

  • CutterInChicago

    A truly class act.
    Rick Bozich at the Courier Journal has this to say about Weber

    http://www.courier-journal.com/blogs/bozich/blo

  • CutterInChicago

    A truly class act.
    Rick Bozich at the Courier Journal has this to say about Weber

    http://www.courier-journal.com/blogs/bozich/blo

  • IUBBALL81

    Dear Mr. Weber, I cannot wait until you visit this winter!

    I hope the University of Illiterates keep you around for a while

    until we reload and kick your a**!!!!

  • IUBBALL81

    Dear Mr. Weber, I cannot wait until you visit this winter!

    I hope the University of Illiterates keep you around for a while

    until we reload and kick your a**!!!!

  • bz

    do i really need another reason to hate weber? no, but i'll always take another. good job brucey. your chances at beating a team that “sucks” as much as iu will just went down substantially.

  • bz

    do i really need another reason to hate weber? no, but i'll always take another. good job brucey. your chances at beating a team that “sucks” as much as iu will just went down substantially.

  • bz

    i hate bruce weber, but i don't know if i hate him that much!

  • bz

    i hate bruce weber, but i don't know if i hate him that much!

  • I don't know what part of NC you're in, but did you catch Bomani Jones on the radio this morning calling Brucey Baby the Dummy of the Week? Basically, he said the same thing we all are, about how Bruce should worry more about saving his job rather than insulting Indiana–and then asking for it not to be reprinted on the internet. It was beautiful, and refreshing coming from some Triangle-area sports talk types.

  • I don't know what part of NC you're in, but did you catch Bomani Jones on the radio this morning calling Brucey Baby the Dummy of the Week? Basically, he said the same thing we all are, about how Bruce should worry more about saving his job rather than insulting Indiana–and then asking for it not to be reprinted on the internet. It was beautiful, and refreshing coming from some Triangle-area sports talk types.

  • he's probably right, but with a new head coach of high moral caliber that is well-liked across the country, i don't understand why he needs to keep taking shots at IU.

    Sampson is gone, Gordon is gone – let it go Bruce. worry about your own team, and your Illinois program which has gone in the toilet just three years after a National Championship game appearance.

    if Izzo said it, then I wouldn't have had a problem. hell, if Painter said it, it would be OK. but coming from a guy whose team didn't even make the NIT? that's laughable.

  • he's probably right, but with a new head coach of high moral caliber that is well-liked across the country, i don't understand why he needs to keep taking shots at IU.

    Sampson is gone, Gordon is gone – let it go Bruce. worry about your own team, and your Illinois program which has gone in the toilet just three years after a National Championship game appearance.

    if Izzo said it, then I wouldn't have had a problem. hell, if Painter said it, it would be OK. but coming from a guy whose team didn't even make the NIT? that's laughable.