No Love for "The Cat"

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Mr Lisle
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No Love for "The Cat"

Post by Mr Lisle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:48 pm

While Brick Breeden and Max Worthington are duly enshrined, the leader of that team goes pretty much unrecognized. "Cat" Thompson is probably the greatest Bobcat basketball player of all time, recognized by one service as "the greatest college basketball player of the first half of the 20th century". The Helms Foundation named him the College Player of the year in 1928-29. Others receiving that honor are the likes of John Wodden, George Miken, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Jerry Lucas, Walt Hazzard, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar aka Lew Alcindor, Pete Marivich and Larry Bird. I believe somewhere on campus there should be a monument if there ever was one.

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Re: No Love for "The Cat"

Post by duelalumnicat » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:34 pm

Thanks for the reminder. I had totally forgotten about Cat Thompson. I agree that MSU should give him the appropriate recognition and celebrate his accomplishments because he was obviously a generational player for his time. And MSU should make it a big deal.



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Re: No Love for "The Cat"

Post by imacat » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:54 pm

I am in total agreement. Honor our heritage.



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Re: No Love for "The Cat"

Post by allcat » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:44 pm

The names from that team. Romney, Breeden, Worthington. Neat listening to the interviews.


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Re: No Love for "The Cat"

Post by BelgradeBobcat » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:09 pm

I always thought the story of the Golden Bobcats would make a great movie.



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Re: No Love for "The Cat"

Post by Mr Lisle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:47 am

BelgradeBobcat wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:09 pm
I always thought the story of the Golden Bobcats would make a great movie.
Great point. As a related....a movie about the 1941 football team and many of it's players seems like a natural. Other than West Point and the Naval Academy, Montana State 1941, and I believe Georgia Tech, lost more players in WWII than any other school in the country.



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