Sweatshirt guy sitting courtside

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by BGOLD, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. BGOLD

    BGOLD Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know who this guy is, or his back story?

    Obviously a big donor. Generally see him behind the bench at away games too.
     
  2. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

    I was wondering who the guy is that sits directly across from the bench on the floor? He was out of his seat and sometimes onto the floor gesturing wildly during the isu game. Even the announcers made mention of him. Thought for sure he was gonna get the team a technical foul or removed from the building at least. He was freaking out over every call.

    Sorry to derail your thread. No, I don't who sweatshirt guy is. Never noticed him before.
     
  3. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    He is a big donor, some anesthesiologist. Is a poster on Rivals pay board that obviously has connections in the program and drops some good inside info from time to time. The blonde next to him is his wife, she used to be married to a guy I know here in Des Moines.
     
  4. DP5555

    DP5555 Well-Known Member

    Yep. He's an anesthesiologist in Cedar Rapids. At least last I knew he was. I was in the operating room with him quite a bit back in the day. He's kind of an arrogant ass to be honest. At the time Alford was the head coach. He'd name drop constantly and he'd always be talking about getting to fly with the team. Don't get me wrong... that's pretty cool, but he didn't have any humility about it. Which sort of rubbed a lot of people I knew the wrong way (including surgeons whom I would hear mock him after he would leave).

    I have no doubt he's probably donated a boatload of money though.
     
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  5. eveningnewsteam

    eveningnewsteam Well-Known Member

    Brent and Ellen Feller from Cedar Rapids
     
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  6. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    Sounds like he acts like he posts, at least he is consistent then.
     
  7. DP5555

    DP5555 Well-Known Member

    He pays a lot of money to be close to the team. That's basically what I gathered from it. Huge Hawk fan though, and I'm sure the program can always use the money so it's a win win I suppose.

    To be fair, I should add that I didn't know him well. However, your reputation has a way of preceding you. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is your choice. Arrogance is hardly a rare trait in the operating room.
     
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  8. DJL

    DJL Well-Known Member

     
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  9. BGOLD

    BGOLD Well-Known Member

    I've heard his posts or insight on recruits can be taken to the bank. He's revealed a lot of future commits well before they were made public regardless of the sport. Alaric Jackson comes to mind last year, he revealed he'd silently committed about a week before Jackson announced. Was always curious who this guy was and how he was connected.
     
  10. DP5555

    DP5555 Well-Known Member

    I have zero doubt that his information is 100% accurate. He's directly connected. I'm not a pay board subscriber anymore though so not familiar with his SN or his posts.
     
  11. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member


    I'm sure the Iowa athletic department considers him a gem of a guy if he donated a boatload of money and put up with him regarding his personality defects.
     
  12. DP5555

    DP5555 Well-Known Member

    What is his sn over there by the way?
     
  13. moorejj4444

    moorejj4444 Well-Known Member

  14. lightning1

    lightning1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I know him. Funny thing is he usually wouldn't say shit if he had a mouthful.
    We used to run in similar circles in the late 90s. He's put on some weight. And his latest wife is a not nearly as attractive as his old one.
     
  15. docholihawk

    docholihawk Well-Known Member

    Not necessarily limited to the operating room, or other highly paid jobs. I had a friend in high school who was just a regular guy. Went to school to be a civil engineer and somehow had connections and ended up a vp at John Deere.
    Last class reunion we had to get a ladder to be able to breath the same air. I was going to congratulate him on his success until he started treating everyone else like dog meat.
     
  16. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    Thrasonical fellow...in time he will realize he is like everyone else...harsh reality for the "important" people of any age.
     
  17. hawkation

    hawkation Well-Known Member

    Really? That's pretty rude to post on a forum.
     
  18. NEIChawk

    NEIChawk Well-Known Member

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  19. NEIChawk

    NEIChawk Well-Known Member

    That guy drives me nuts, waving his arms like Koko the monkey
     
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  20. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    I would have to have $50,000,000 to justify donating a half million like that.
     
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