UConn's New President: Thomas Katsouleas

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I think the only full game I have watched was Miss St. Don't get me wrong, I pull for them, albeit very dispassionately but the fan base is so insane that I can get some satisfaction after losses.
This 100%. Also, the occasional loss is necessary to keep the UConn fanbase as a whole grounded in reality. I'm convinced that the whole "going undefeated for four straight seasons" thing was very dangerous for the expectations of fans of other UConn sports. I think those who identify as MBB-first fans would have a healthier view of the college basketball world if such sheer dominance weren't in their peripheral vision.
 

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Judging from his otherwise impressive resume, I'm not sure he's ever been to a sporting event.
I'm not sure how you get 2 degrees from UCLA and teach there, as well as USC, Duke, and UVA, without going to a single sporting event.

Plenty of scientists/academics/people from that world have "normal person" hobbies too.
 
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I'm not sure how you get 2 degrees from UCLA and teach there, as well as USC, Duke, and UVA, without going to a single sporting event.

Plenty of scientists/academics/people from that world have "normal person" hobbies too.
Did you see the amount of research papers on his resume? LOL
 

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I'm not sure how you get 2 degrees from UCLA and teach there, as well as USC, Duke, and UVA, without going to a single sporting event.

Plenty of scientists/academics/people from that world have "normal person" hobbies too.
Two things I consider normal person things:

1. Sitting in a chair like a big boy
2. When being interviewed on camera, look at either the person interviewing you or the camera.

So I wouldn’t assume a ton of normal person stuff here.
 

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Two things I consider normal person things:

1. Sitting in a chair like a big boy
2. When being interviewed on camera, look at either the person interviewing you or the camera.

So I wouldn’t assume a ton of normal person stuff here.
I wouldn't assume much of anything from a ten-minute Twitter video.

But what do I know? I'm just one of thousands of brain-dead idiots on this site who's blessed by the presence of its only intelligent poster.
 

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I wouldn't assume much of anything from a ten-minute Twitter video.

But what do I know? I'm just one of thousands of brain-dead idiots on this site who's blessed by the presence of its only intelligent poster.
You made your assumptions off nothing. I made two observations off a ten minute twitter video.

Tell me why your method is better?
 
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Judging from his otherwise impressive resume, I'm not sure he's ever been to a sporting event.
For a person with multiple stated athletic interests, maybe, just maybe, Katsouleas actually has attended and participated in more than a single sporting event. In other words, more than some individuals may think or potentially not have participated in as university students. And, water polo ain't exactly a wimpy sport.

"In his spare time, Katsouleas enjoys sailing, swimming, surfing, water skiing, and other water sports. In fact, the former ocean lifeguard has jokingly noted that he competed 'briefly, proudly, and ingloriously' as a student-athlete playing water polo during his college days."
 

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For a person with multiple stated athletic interests, maybe, just maybe, Katsouleas actually has attended and participated in more than a single sporting event. In other words, more than some individuals may think or potentially not have participated in as university students. And, water polo ain't exactly a wimpy sport.

"In his spare time, Katsouleas enjoys sailing, swimming, surfing, water skiing, and other water sports. In fact, the former ocean lifeguard has jokingly noted that he competed 'briefly, proudly, and ingloriously' as a student-athlete playing water polo during his college days."
Sounds like a perfect fit for an FBS basketball, hockey, soccer & baseball school.

You almost can’t make it up. The school was funded by Connecticut taxpayers BECAUSE THEY WON AT BASKETBALL.

Our reward is bankrolling academics who won’t even give us decent basketball while they pay their cronies off.

Yet out of state chuckleheads lecture us every step of the way.
 
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For a person with multiple stated athletic interests, maybe, just maybe, Katsouleas actually has attended and participated in more than a single sporting event. In other words, more than some individuals may think or potentially not have participated in as university students. And, water polo ain't exactly a wimpy sport.

"In his spare time, Katsouleas enjoys sailing, swimming, surfing, water skiing, and other water sports. In fact, the former ocean lifeguard has jokingly noted that he competed 'briefly, proudly, and ingloriously' as a student-athlete playing water polo during his college days."
Maybe Sam Elliott took inspiration for the movie role after visiting President Katsouleas?


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Two things I consider normal person things:

1. Sitting in a chair like a big boy
2. When being interviewed on camera, look at either the person interviewing you or the camera.

So I wouldn’t assume a ton of normal person stuff here.
I noticed that too, comes from staring at and writing on a chalkboard all day. He definitely is a physicist, that's for sure. Maybe a little nerdy but I like him, I think he's a good choice for UConn President.
 

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I noticed that too, comes from staring at and writing on a chalkboard all day. He definitely is a physicist, that's for sure. Maybe a little nerdy but I like him, I think he's a good choice for UConn President.
You’d like any physicist.

Hopefully when he has to convince the legislature they need to provide him funding he doesn’t stare at their shoes.
 
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Just our lousy Football team is what we root against.
Shut up. And I say that as someone who doesn't care for football much anymore. Favorite sport is ice hockey. And I go to more Yale and Sacred Heart games than UConn hockey these days.
 

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He has no intention of getting us into a P5 conference. Awesome! Just great!!!! Yaaaaay!!!
 

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