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Newsday makes basketball coach a drunk

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Perry White, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I guess the columnist just assumed that coaching Iona had to drive you to drink.
  2. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    I remember him as a very good player who was deadly from 15 and was one of the best players on a bad team. Sad his career was cut short.

    To answer my own question from above, I guess at his peak he'd be a $9 million/year player today.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    He and Rick Mahorn had some kind of nickname. Pretty good players.
    I've had Jeff Ruland mad at me, if only briefly. Not a lot of fun. Said "fucker" a lot. Long time ago.
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    If the Gaels don't win a game pretty soon he might start hitting the sauce. I think they're 0-20 and that's saying something in the MAAC.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Ruland and Mahorn were the Bruise Brothers.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Looks like Jeff Ruland and I have one thing in common. :D
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Yeah, his team is 0-20 and you're a bigtime looser, too.
  8. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    Called me a cocksucker.
  9. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Weren't Mahorn and Ruland known as McFilthy and McNasty? Not sure who was who, though.

    Didn't Ruland's career end because of an achilles injury caused (or exacerbated) by an errant luggage cart at the Boston Garden?
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Make that 0-21 ... and three of the last six in overtime. Ouccccccch.
  11. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    Where do you work for a living?

    Iona College.

    Wow. Where did you come up with the kind of money to start that?
  12. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    It was Johnny Most who named them McFilthy and McDirty. Ruland's mother lived in the Celtic radio listening area, and when she complained about the way Most would just rip her son, he opened his next Boston-Washington braodcast with, "Mrs. Ruland, if you are listening, change the channel."
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