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by Blue Man
1 hour ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Recruiting scandal
Replies: 49
Views: 1752

Re: Recruiting scandal

Blueman - I agree with you, but I'd just point out that the FBI doesn't give any shits about the NCAAs rules. So there is something going here on that is a level deeper than the typical shadiness we all know exists around CBB. Understood. It's a corruption investigation. Business-type corruption. B...
by Blue Man
1 hour ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Recruiting scandal
Replies: 49
Views: 1752

Re: Recruiting scandal

Until the NCAA allows players to make money of their own likeness or get a SHRED of the money they make universities and shoe companies this problem will always exist. You have a multi-billion if not TRILLION dollar industry centered around college basketball. The back end game of shoe companies pro...
by Blue Man
4 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/23 | Dayton Flyers | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: 2/23 | Dayton Flyers | 7PM (ESPN2)

this team has elevated itself beyond the "just win" level. why is it a shock that a conference champion, top 20 team, projected 5 seed sitting at 22-4(14-1) has increasing expectations from the fans? Guess what? The more they achieve, the higher the expectations get. Pretty standard stuff...
by Blue Man
4 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Louisville and Pitino
Replies: 25
Views: 698

Re: Louisville and Pitino

I never believed that penalizing an entire program for something that a few individuals may have been guilty of is right. I think schools should be fined and any offending party fired or if it's a player banned from participating again. But don't completely ruin it for the thousands of fans and tho...
by Blue Man
18 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 226
Views: 3490

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Listen, I don't want to start another 'Dan is Leaving' conversation. I don't think he is either. But somebody tell why not Seton Hall? Not only his alma mater and his son's current school, but it would seem to be the next logical step. Take a middle of the pack Big East school to the top of the con...
by Blue Man
18 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/23 | Dayton Flyers | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: 2/23 | Dayton Flyers | 7PM (ESPN2)

Here comes the “expectation” train....just WIN. this team has elevated itself beyond the "just win" level. why is it a shock that a conference champion, top 20 team, projected 5 seed sitting at 22-4(14-1) has increasing expectations from the fans? Guess what? The more they achieve, the hi...
by Blue Man
18 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 226
Views: 3490

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Is that more important than Seton Hall possibly not making the tourney and Willard possibly being fired? Dan Hurley is not leaving the University of Rhode Island to go to Seton Hall. Period. End of story. And again...not for nothing but the higher a seed we get and the better we do in the tournamen...
by Blue Man
18 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Louisville and Pitino
Replies: 25
Views: 698

Re: Louisville and Pitino

UCH21377 wrote:Fine LVille 5 mil. No NCAA for 5 years. Allow their kids immediate transfers to any school. Just maybe they’ll think about it next time. Vacating past titles is ridiculous. Nobody cares


This is more like it.

Throw in a hefty fine for pretty ricky and I’m there.
by Blue Man
19 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Negativity talk
Replies: 40
Views: 915

Re: Negativity talk

BleedBlue87 wrote:Yet another thread complaining about other people complaining....


Would much rather read people complaining about people complaining than read people complaining about the basketball team nearing the conclusion of their greatest regular season in program history.
by Blue Man
19 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 226
Views: 3490

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

YAY PC LOST!!

WHO CARES THAT ONE LESS QUADRANT WIN IS WORTH A WHOLE SEEDING LINE TO THE COMMITTEE!?
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jeff Dowtin
Replies: 42
Views: 1192

Re: Jeff Dowtin

I think the biggest difference between “down” or rebuilding years and championship ones is the PG play. If you ask a young PG, like a pipkins, to lead your team and quarterback your offense...you will have up and down nights. We won’t have that problem as ball handlers 1 and 1a will have A10 and NCA...
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Louisville and Pitino
Replies: 25
Views: 698

Re: Louisville and Pitino

Pulling down banners punishes the coaches, the players at the time, and the fans. The coaches and athletes who were part of the program when the transgression occurred and the fans who looked the other way in the name of a championship season. The athletes are not innocent in this particular case. ...
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '20 MA SG - Demarr Langford Jr.
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: '20 MA SG - Demarr Langford Jr.

Rhody83 wrote:
reef wrote:David Duke is going to be a headache for us the next few years after I read this


Jermaine Harris is going to be a headache for the Friars for the next few years along with our other three recruits.


There’s some Fatts Russell kid...he’s probably gonna be a headache for the Friars too.
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 226
Views: 3490

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

TruePoint wrote:This may be obvious but just want to get clarification - the game will restart from where it was suspended, right? They aren't playing it over?


Yes. They will play the final 13:03 with the same refs and foul totals.
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Louisville and Pitino
Replies: 25
Views: 698

Re: Louisville and Pitino

Nobody says you can’t remember it, but the offending party simply gets no credit for the memory. Tell that to Kevin Ware. This is another short sighted punishment that hits the players instead of the offending party. Fine the schools money. Fine the coaches money. That’s the only thing you can do t...
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Parfait Bitee
Replies: 34
Views: 846

Re: Parfait Bitee

OK, now you're just f#*king with me. :| Lol Lazare was an early Baron recruit from YAYUMDE CAMEROOOON (how it was announced in the starting lineup). Also a great shooter. Played with a mask a lot of I remember correctly. Parfait threw some of the prettiest alley oops you’d see though. Since this is...
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Louisville and Pitino
Replies: 25
Views: 698

Re: Louisville and Pitino

I just hate the vacating of championships.

There’s no men in black memory eraser thing. It happened. They won.

Fine schools money. Taking away wins and saying things didn’t happen is dumb. You can’t legislate people’s memories.
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Waking Up As A10 Champs
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Waking Up As A10 Champs

I am posting this as much for the “we don’t share a championship with anybody” quote as I am the balloon jousting match in the back ground.

by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 226
Views: 3490

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

As for the game tomorrow...if you’re a uri fan and want the best for URI, we need a PC win. The committee showed last week that Q1 wins matter. Seton Hall will be a Q1 win no matter what happens this game. PC can only be a Q1 win if they win this game. Or the same people bitching about PC needing to...
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Parfait Bitee
Replies: 34
Views: 846

Re: Parfait Bitee

He was great. Point guard and good shooter. Also Lazare Adigono’s nephew or something? OK, now you're just f#*king with me. :| Lol Lazare was an early Baron recruit from YAYUMDE CAMEROOOON (how it was announced in the starting lineup). Also a great shooter. Played with a mask a lot of I remember co...
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 226
Views: 3490

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Wait are people so blinded by hatred of PC that they don’t get science? Yeah the optics are really bad on this but the reality is if you have an ice rink cooling a surface but temperatures that are significantly higher than that in the air, where they meet will form condensation. Thank God we have a...
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Parfait Bitee
Replies: 34
Views: 846

Re: Parfait Bitee

PeteRI wrote:OK, I barely followed the team once Baron Von Mediocre took over the program for what seemed like 192 years.

But we didn't really have a player named Parfait Bitee, did we?


He was great. Point guard and good shooter. Also Lazare Adigono’s nephew or something?
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 226
Views: 3490

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

I am pulling for Seton Hall tonight.....if they continue to free fall and don't make the tournament there is a possibility they dismiss their coach and make a run at Dan Hurley.....SH is a school I believe he would not turn down..... No question about it Should want Seton Hall Coach to remain in pl...
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Negativity talk
Replies: 40
Views: 915

Re: Negativity talk

I said it in another thread: There are a few fans who will find something to complain about no matter what. We could win a national championship and I guarantee SOMEONE will post about how we lucked out or didn't get a hard enough draw or SOMETHING. Adam pointed out that no one predicted a perfect c...
by Blue Man
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4649

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

To the point of sleepwalking in the beginning of the game, I think it’s a fair point but it’s something that happens for a reason I believe. Back in December, after the ridiculous emotional overload of the PC game - we went down to Alabama a few days later and did the same. Being in both atmospheres...
by Blue Man
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4649

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

For most Rhody fans, the last two games were disappointing. I've been trying to digest the reasons for my disappointment. I keep coming back to the lack of Senior leadership to play team basketball. When EC, Jared or Stan go one-on-one to the hoop they rarely pass off. They are gong to shoot and th...
by Blue Man
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Waking Up As A10 Champs
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Waking Up As A10 Champs

For the first time EVER, as in never been done before...the University of Rhode Island Rams are going to be at least regular season co-champions, able to clinch an outright title on Friday at home. This is no small task, obviously, and lost in the stress of a close game last night was us checking a ...
by Blue Man
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4649

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

adam914 wrote:I'm really confused why more people didn't have us going undefeated in the prediction contest. It sounds like most everybody thinks we should blow out every team by 30.


This.
by Blue Man
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4649

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

Does everyone remember when we weren’t a good team but would play out of our minds when a ranked team came to town? There’s no “disturbing trend” of us not being able to close out games. Not closing out games is what happens when you lose. Conference games aren’t easy. Conference games on the road a...
by Blue Man
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4649

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

Ugly wins count as much as pretty ones.

We used to lose these games.
by Blue Man
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 226
Views: 3490

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Oklahoma gets EMBARRASSED by 30. 6 in a row. 9 of 11. Shades of a Jim Baron season. Good God that's rough. Great pick by the committee for that top 4. They could honestly miss the tournament. 35 RPI and falling. 16-11 with 3 games to go. Wooooooof. http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2018/team-sheet?t...
by Blue Man
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4649

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

If you guys missed Fatts, Stan, and EC on IG live tonight shitting on each other and telling each other who they looked like, I feel bad for you.

Team is loose in Philly. Love these guys.
by Blue Man
3 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '19 NY SF - Ismael Massoud (Offer)
Replies: 18
Views: 1990

Re: '19 NY SF - Ismael Massoud (Offer)

rhodyblue12 wrote:New video from this year. Good player. Point forward type.



KI was considered a "point-forward" type. Those guys are matchup nightmares.

The more position-less basketball becomes, the more valuable guys like this and Tate become.
by Blue Man
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE

Da_Process_Survivor wrote:free money......

there isn't a chance in hell that LaSalle and Bonaventure are only 4 points apart.


Vegas always knows...

St Louis was a criminally low spread too. Vegas man.
by Blue Man
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29911

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Did any voters leave us outside Top 25 ??? Where Lil Kevie have us ?? Kmac had us at 18. Interesting that some voters ranked us HIGHER this week than last. Could be the effect of the nationally televised game - seeing how close it was, that Bonnies are a legit club no matter how bad the rest of the...
by Blue Man
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29911

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Solid, nice. St Bona should be encouraged as well that Rhody only dropped 2 spots. Bonnies always been hard to hate for me. Good to see them with a solid program. To be honest, as much as losing is never "good" that loss looks to have helped the A10 overall. We will get the benefits of ha...
by Blue Man
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 748
Views: 30917

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

This is a fact. And I’m not sure why more people don’t realize it. Just like you’re better off being an 11 seed than a 7,8,9 or 10. Seeding is so arbitrary and you can have a good matchup as a 10 seed just as easily as you can have a terrible matchup as a 4. I disagree with this. I think seeding ho...
by Blue Man
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 257
Views: 7708

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

Do you know the meaning of exponentially? Exponential — adjective of or pertaining to an exponent or exponents. Mathematics . of or pertaining to the constant e. (of an equation) having one or more unknown variables in one or more exponents. — noun Mathematics . the constant e raised to the power e...
by Blue Man
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6706

Re: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)

Da_Process_Survivor wrote:gave that one away. last made basket was with 4:37 to go, and only points after were 3 FT

oh well, shit happens


Da_Process_Survior 2.0!!!!!!
by Blue Man
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6706

Re: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)

Within 6 years Dan Hurley has taken this program from nothing to an NCAA tournament, national respectability, and now teams are storming the court against us.

I’ll take it and we’ll see them on a neutral court in March.
by Blue Man
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 748
Views: 30917

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

In the bracket matrix world - #1 rated bracketville has us as a 5 seed in the Midwest bracket, playing Loyola for the right to play West Virginia/Belmont.

Sign me up.

https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology/
by Blue Man
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6706

Re: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)

This season (and last) plus recruiting for next year has made life tough for our old friend seanmac.. https://twitter.com/BillKoch25/status/964211612960919552?s=20 https://twitter.com/72seanmcnamara/status/964190179274772485?s=20 EXACTLY why from the jump I said that thread was the dumbest, most em...
by Blue Man
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-2019 Rotation
Replies: 61
Views: 1946

Re: 2018-2019 Rotation

This whole class could/should be top 100 players nationally. It's absurd how good they are and that we are even considering overlooking Martin and Tate. Adams and Harris are definitely going to be as good as advertised - but it's wild that we have this class coming in. Adam, great find on that Hurle...
by Blue Man
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29911

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

rhodysurf wrote:Rhody has officially made it... into the best power rankings on the internet lol

https://www.theringer.com/2018/2/16/170 ... texas-tech


I enjoyed the hell out of this lol.
by Blue Man
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-2019 Rotation
Replies: 61
Views: 1946

Re: 2018-2019 Rotation

There is zero chance Fatts doesn't start. He's going to play 35 minutes per game (as I think someone said before), and if he can handle more than that he might even play more. It would make no sense to eat up 3 of the minutes he's going to spend on the bench at the very beginning and then play him ...
by Blue Man
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: How Dan Hurley Finally Chilled Out - by Matt Norlander, CBS Sports
Replies: 53
Views: 1891

Re: How Dan Hurley Finally Chilled Out - by Matt Norlander, CBS Sports

The best thing about this article is that it verifies what those of us who never lost faith in Dan being the right guy have said all along. He's a young coach, he's growing, he's improving. I've always thought what set him apart was his transparency and honesty. He's never bullshitted with anyone. N...
by Blue Man
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-2019 Rotation
Replies: 61
Views: 1946

Re: 2018-2019 Rotation

I think you'll see a freshman starting within the first month of the season. I know Dan really likes having a good PG coming off the bench, and you can see that that's the difference with us this year. So it wouldn't surprise me if Fatts was first guy in/spark plug off the bench. Dan hasn't really s...
by Blue Man
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 257
Views: 7708

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

Plus all the sales revenue you get on top of the gate... Clothing and souvenir sales. Beer sales. Food sales. The value coming into the building goes up exponentially the more people you get in the door. Do you know the meaning of exponentially? Exponential — adjective of or pertaining to an expone...
by Blue Man
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News
Replies: 1462
Views: 112139

Re: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News

Billyboy78 wrote:
Blue Man wrote:Thought this applied:


Awesome! We old timers remember the Stenhouse family. Dave's son, Mike, also played in the big leagues.


I believe his daughter was an elementary school teacher of mine

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