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Typical Iowa State: Paul Shirley.


You may recall ISU's Paul Shirley:  a hustle player who played for Larry Eustachy and Tim Floyd.  Shirley's best year at ISU included averaging 10 points per game and almost 7 rebounds per game.

 

He played a total of 18 games for three different NBA teams in three seasons, and I believe he played in some foreign countries after that.

 

At some point, he began writing for ESPN.com, often about his experiences in those foreign countries, and sometimes about other things.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=shirley_paul&id=2198685

 

Apparently, writing about those things began to bore him, as he recently wrote some posts for Flipcollective.com that basically questioned if Haiti's citizens were at least partially to blame for their misfortunes after the earthquake, and also questioned why people were donating money to alleviate those misfortunes.

http://www.flipcollective.com/2010/01/26/if-you-rebuild-it-they-will-come-by-paul-shirley/

 

ESPN.com soon fired him, and he then wrote another post that basically said "I'm not sorry, but I apologize if you were offended."

http://www.flipcollective.com/2010/01/28/a-reaction-by-paul-shirley/

http://backporch.fanhouse.com/2010/01/27/espn-cuts-ties-with-paul-shirley-over-controversial-haiti-remark/

 

Is this what we can expect of ISU grads?  Or is this way better than what we already expect of ISU grads? Discuss.

Unless otherwise expressly indicated by BHGP editors, this FanPost is strictly the viewpoint of the author and is not endorsed by BHGP in any way.

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