Jim Calhoun and Tipping | The Boneyard

Jim Calhoun and Tipping

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Sep 4, 2011
Messages
147
Reaction Score
91
With all the excitement surrounding the Drummond commitment, I've given considerable extra thought to all things UConn recently. Now that I know which number AD has elected to go with, it's time to address some of the burning questions that remain regarding the program.

First on my mind, what kind of tipper is JC? I'm thinking as an old, tough, Irish bastard who's earned everything he has through hard work, he's less inclined to dole out anything extra for service. I'm going with 12%. Other thoughts?
 

THC

Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
228
Reaction Score
361
No way his wife would allow it. 20% min.
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
1,503
Reaction Score
2,305
He never picks up the check so he doesn't have to worry about tipping.
 
Joined
Aug 29, 2011
Messages
279
Reaction Score
340
Being an employee at one of the area casinos, we have had many high profile athletes that have passed through the doors of sin. And many of them have left very little or for that fact nothing for a tip when it comes to service in the casino and restaurant areas. Not all are like that, but the attitude of these individuals is, I am MJ and I don't have to tip. Very sad that people can be so greedy and self absorbed.
 
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
4,073
Reaction Score
2,949
Being an employee at one of the area casinos, we have had many high profile athletes that have passed through the doors of sin. And many of them have left very little or for that fact nothing for a tip when it comes to service in the casino and restaurant areas. Not all are like that, but the attitude of these individuals is, I am MJ and I don't have to tip. Very sad that people can be so greedy and self absorbed.
Interesting...Does this include former UConn players who secured contracts in the NBA?
 
Joined
Sep 3, 2011
Messages
173
Reaction Score
419
Judging from my experience as a paperboy 60 years ago, it's the tough old hard-working bastards who are the better tippers. I always found the wealthier people on my route to be the stingiest when I showed up on collection day. Probably because they shared the mistaken implication in the original post that tips are not earned through hard work. Just sit and watch a good waiter or waitress for a whole shift and tell me they don't work hard for every nickle they get in tips.
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
13,939
Reaction Score
15,190
This is a very interesting thread, because things like personal interaction and stuff like tipping does give some insight into the real person. Just wondering if anybody out there has any verified stories. I'd like to believe most of our millionaire grads are good guys, like Donyell who made a big donation at one time.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
3,900
Reaction Score
11,443
Jason Whitlock's podcast with Norm Clarke from the 'Las Vegas Review-Journal' had some pretty hilarious celebrity tipping stories.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
7,131
Reaction Score
5,962
With all the excitement surrounding the Drummond commitment, I've given considerable extra thought to all things UConn recently. Now that I know which number AD has elected to go with, it's time to address some of the burning questions that remain regarding the program.

First on my mind, what kind of tipper is JC? I'm thinking as an old, tough, Irish bastard who's earned everything he has through hard work, he's less inclined to dole out anything extra for service. I'm going with 12%. Other thoughts?
Okay I have a story on that. Was playing golf in Hilton Head and the the bag guy at Palmetto Plantation asked where we were from and we told him. He said Calhoun's son and some of his friends were visiting the year before and his son's group was going to play the course. JC drove up before they got to the course and tipped the bag guys $200 and asked them to take care of the kids. I'd say he is a great tipper.
BTW, JC has had a home in Hilton Head for years and more than a few people commented on what a nice guy he was.
 
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
4,073
Reaction Score
2,949
Okay I have a story on that. Was playing golf in Hilton Head and the the bag guy at Palmetto Plantation asked where we were from and we told him. He said Calhoun's son and some of his friends were visiting the year before and his son's group was going to play the course. JC drove up before they got to the course and tipped the bag guys $200 and asked them to take care of the kids. I'd say he is a great tipper.
BTW, JC has had a home in Hilton Head for years and more than a few people commented on what a nice guy he was.
Interesting...:D
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
13,939
Reaction Score
15,190
Okay I have a story on that. Was playing golf in Hilton Head and the the bag guy at Palmetto Plantation asked where we were from and we told him. He said Calhoun's son and some of his friends were visiting the year before and his son's group was going to play the course. JC drove up before they got to the course and tipped the bag guys $200 and asked them to take care of the kids. I'd say he is a great tipper.
BTW, JC has had a home in Hilton Head for years and more than a few people commented on what a nice guy he was.
Excellent, that's nice to hear.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
687
Reaction Score
222
BTW, JC has had a home in Hilton Head for years and more than a few people commented on what a nice guy he was.

That home in Hilton Head almost cost UConn its basketball coach many years back when Odom left South Carolina.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
168
Reaction Score
123
This is a very interesting thread, because things like personal interaction and stuff like tipping does give some insight into the real person. Just wondering if anybody out there has any verified stories. I'd like to believe most of our millionaire grads are good guys, like Donyell who made a big donation at one time.

As a former manager at a restaurant downtown, I wasn't fortunate enough to meet Coach, but Geno used to come in all the time and he was a great tipper for whichever waiter served him. He was also a great guy to talk to and even remembered my sister (Played for Army) and that she had torn her ACL and was unable to play in a game against UConn her freshman year. He remembered her name and everything, and this was 2-3 years later on. UConn girls won 110ish to 40ish. Mel Thomas was a senior I think, and didn't miss a single shot if I recall. Additionally, we did the post game meals for the Celtics when they played their exhibition games at the XL. It was a team bill, but they didn't tip well at all. I think they actually put up a fuss over our delivery charge if I recall correctly. They did however let us hang out in the locker room and watch the game from the player entrance to the court.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
338
Reaction Score
364
I used to work as a server at a few restaurants in the area, and Geno used to come in a lot. He always treated the wait staff well and was a good tipper. Jimmy used to come in to Acqua occasionally, and even though I never waited on him, he noticed me notice him and smiled at me. It was kind of like he was saying "thanks for being a fan!". He could have just ignored me, but he didn't. I did wait Clyde Vaughn, and he and his wife werevery nice and tipped appropriately.
 
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
4,073
Reaction Score
2,949
As a former manager at a restaurant downtown, I wasn't fortunate enough to meet Coach, but Geno used to come in all the time and he was a great tipper for whichever waiter served him. He was also a great guy to talk to and even remembered my sister (Played for Army) and that she had torn her ACL and was unable to play in a game against UConn her freshman year. He remembered her name and everything, and this was 2-3 years later on. UConn girls won 110ish to 40ish. Mel Thomas was a senior I think, and didn't miss a single shot if I recall. Additionally, we did the post game meals for the Celtics when they played their exhibition games at the XL. It was a team bill, but they didn't tip well at all. I think they actually put up a fuss over our delivery charge if I recall correctly. They did however let us hang out in the locker room and watch the game from the player entrance to the court.
Interesting....sorry to hear about your sisters ACL. Those injuries are debilitating and can really destroy the prospects of a season for a team. North Carolina is very deep this upcoming season but they can ill afford to lose a guy like Harrison Barnes to injury. Geno seems like a good guy...

When I was in middle school and around 12 years old my best friends dad worked for the fire department for the city of Hartford. My favorite team was the Celtics as a kid and my favorite player was Larry Bird. The year had to be around 1981ish. Anyways when one of the Celtics games they were playing in Hartford was over my friends dad got us in the back near the locker room right in front of the bus the team was boarding to head back to the hotel or to Boston. The whole objective for my friend and I was for me to be able to get my picture taken with Larry Bird. The magical moment came about soon after as Larry Bird emerged from the team locker room (wearing a long light green trench coat) and headed for the bus. My friends dad had a camera and I rushed to stand next to the one and only Larry Bird right before he boarded the bus. Bird accommodated the picture request for this star struck youngster (me) by commenting to the gentleman taking the picture (my friends dad) "HURRY UP MAN I AIN'T GOT ALL DAY" I will never forget those words till the day I die. Trust me the pic taken with Emeka Okafor at the regional finals in San Antonio was a much different experience. :D
 
Joined
Sep 10, 2011
Messages
19
Reaction Score
26
Tom LaSorda: I grew up inNorristown,PA, which is just outside ofPhiladelphia. I’ll never forget going toShibeParkfor the first time to watch an actual Major League game. I found out that the nuns were going to take the local crossing guards to see a Phillies game so I became a crossing guard.

I stood out in the cold snow, sleet and hail to help kids cross the street. Finally we go to the game and we saw the Phillies play the New York Giants. The nuns took five of us. I bought a program for 10c. Can you imagine a program costing only ten cents?

I also made up a book for autographs. In the oldShibeParkthere was a twenty foot stretch where the visiting team players would have to walk with the fans to get back to the clubhouse. I asked one player for his autograph and he pushed me out of the way.
I was heartbroken. Major Leaguers were my heroes.

I looked up his number in the program and read his name: Buster Maynard.

Years later I was pitching in Sally League inSouth Carolinaand the PA announcer said the next batter’s name: Buster Maynard.
That’s the rat who pushed me out of the way and wouldn’t give me an autograph!
He stepped into the box and with the first pitch I dumped him. He got up, brushed himself off and got back in the box. I dumped him again. He yelled at me to stop throwing at him, and with the third pitch he went down again, but this time when he got up he came charging out after me.

I cleaned his plow in the free-for-all.

After the game was over someone came to our clubhouse asking for Tom Lasorda. I wanted to know who it was and the person identified himself as Buster Maynard. I told him that I cleaned his plow on the field and that I’d do it again. But he didn’t want to fight. He just wanted to know why I was throwing at him.

I told him the story, and he couldn’t believe it. When I became the manager of the Dodgers I would tell my players the same story about old Buster with the moral being that if a kid asks for your autograph you better sign it because he may grow up and come back to get you.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Online statistics

Members online
356
Guests online
1,019
Total visitors
1,375

Forum statistics

Threads
169,813
Messages
4,192,816
Members
9,085
Latest member
Jalan2121


Top Bottom