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by rodfromcranston
4 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G - Omar Silverio
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: '18 NY G - Omar Silverio

We don't have a knockdown shooter on the roster.
When you recruit athletes to play defense first,
that happens.
by rodfromcranston
4 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 85
Views: 1703

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Gonzaga is no longer undefeated. BYU beat them, 79-71 at The Pound. Gonzaga has lost 6 games in 3 years there, and BYU did it 3 times. Also beat the Zags 4 years in a row. BYU has a terrific big in 6'10" Eric Mika, who can score from anywhere, and isn't afraid to mix it up under the basket. He ...
by rodfromcranston
5 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 85
Views: 1703

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Not getting how this turned into a PC hate fest?
Seven in a row by them, over us.
Three NCAAs in a row and a 4th a possibility.
We look foolish, slamming their program.
by rodfromcranston
5 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The question everyone is afraid to ask...
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: The question everyone is afraid to ask...

Gordie's dead, so he doesn't think much these
day.
Same with Tartaglia, BarzinnI, and all the heads of The Five Families.
Mo Alie-Cox is also currently collecting Social Security.
One serious question.
With all the foul problems, why did Akele
play only 2 minutes?
by rodfromcranston
6 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G - Omar Silverio
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: '18 NY G - Omar Silverio

Billyboy78 wrote:He played with Sid Wilson before Wilson transferred to Brewster. There's the forward we need.


Yes, too bad Wilson wasn't at the game.
by rodfromcranston
9 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2
Replies: 247
Views: 3847

Re: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2

Same here, Billyboy.
All the crap thrown at him on this
board.
Ramster sounds like Dowtin's uncle.
What Jarvis does isn't always quantified by stats.
The kid has a giant heart.
by rodfromcranston
11 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G - Omar Silverio
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: '18 NY G - Omar Silverio

Not much besides guards on the list we've offered.
by rodfromcranston
12 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2
Replies: 247
Views: 3847

Re: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2

Terrell, playing to his potential, is huge.
Days like today, show why his floor game makes him our best guard.
Wait, Iverson got a game ball, and not Martin??????????????
by rodfromcranston
12 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G - Omar Silverio
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: '18 NY G - Omar Silverio

So, we don't recruit any other position?
Give me a break!
by rodfromcranston
12 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2
Replies: 247
Views: 3847

Re: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2

FINALLY! Dan played a zone, we hit our free throws down the stretch, AND we held onto the lead! Best of all, a great crowd didn't go home disappointed. Huge games from my three favorites on this team, Hassan, Terrell and Garrett. Hassan17 points 17 rebounds, Terrell,20-10, and Jarvis, clutch 12-12 a...
by rodfromcranston
16 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G - Omar Silverio
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: '18 NY G - Omar Silverio

We definitely need more guards, so Hurley can go with his
dream of a 5 guard lineup.
by rodfromcranston
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 622
Views: 15849

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
by rodfromcranston
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Retired Jerseys
Replies: 43
Views: 682

Re: Retired Jerseys

I vote Keaney era. Keaney Gym era,
and Ryan Center era.
by rodfromcranston
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Retired Jerseys
Replies: 43
Views: 682

Re: Retired Jerseys

His junior year was when someone stole the team's home uniforms and they had to wear the road uniforms for the rest of the season. Only URI wouldn't pay for new uniforms. They were nationally ranked during that season, until their year end collapse because we didn't have a point guard. Everyone pres...
by rodfromcranston
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Retired Jerseys
Replies: 43
Views: 682

Re: Retired Jerseys

Agree 100% with comments on Frank Keaney, and the basketball memorabilia in the lobby of Keaney Gym. Now, as far as players from Keaney's era, I doubt anyone is around who ever saw them play, let alone judge their merits. Same is true of Babe Ruth and Joe Louis. It doesn't stop people in baseball an...
by rodfromcranston
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Retired Jerseys
Replies: 43
Views: 682

Re: Retired Jerseys

You'd need to go by eras. For instance, how do you leave two national scoring champion, All-Americans off any URI list? Meet Stan Stutz and Chet Jaworski, who played for Rhode Island and Frank Keaney. Guys like the double-double machine and high scorer,NE POY,John Fultz? Steve Rowell, just a tremend...
by rodfromcranston
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 85
Views: 1703

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Well, Oregon, my favorite non-URI team, won on the road against Cal. Down 16 points, the Ducks came back to win on another Dillon Brooks 3 pointer at the buzzer. He beat UCLA earlier this year, the same way. I figured out who he reminds me of. Paul Pierce. Same size, same inside-outside game. Brooks...
by rodfromcranston
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Retired Jerseys
Replies: 43
Views: 682

Re: Retired Jerseys

Ha! HA! Only Ernie Calverley's number 3 is retired for MBB. Back after Sly declared he was going pro, they decided to retire his number. I went to the ceremony, so I can attest to this. Well, someone at URI decided to be sanctimonious and unretired Sly's number 35. Why? Because he didn't graduate. S...
by rodfromcranston
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 85
Views: 1703

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

PC -Creighton is also on The YES network 9:00.Cox Cable.
by rodfromcranston
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: BLUEMAN'S ABSENCE, EXPLAINED
Replies: 24
Views: 730

BLUEMAN'S ABSENCE, EXPLAINED

Our good friend, Blueman had a very shocking thing happen to him Saturday. Some cretin blindsided him and bashed him in the face with a bottle. He has a broken orbital bone and eye damage. Luckily, his eyesight is not impaired, but he will need surgery when the swelling subsides. I'm sure all here a...
by rodfromcranston
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 622
Views: 15849

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Here's Jay Bilas's take on Rhody: 58. Rhode Island Rams The Rams have a great early-season win against Cincinnati, but there are no other top-50-caliber wins, which the committee seems to be mindful of. Rhody is good and capable of playing with anyone, but it might take an Atlantic 10 tournament cro...
by rodfromcranston
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 622
Views: 15849

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Did Rothstein mention Belmont played here
without their top player?
Nope!
He has zero credibility.
Same guy who said we were a "dark horse Final Four team."
Seriously?
by rodfromcranston
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #27: @ La Salle Tuesday Feb 21, 6:00PM CBSSN
Replies: 135
Views: 2091

Re: Game #27: @ La Salle Tuesday Feb 21, 6:00PM CBSSN

Nice to see Jared Terrell doing what most of us feel he could do more often. Scored half the team's points and gets pulled after his 11th point in the first half. Why? Why take the hot guy out? Shades of CFL. Play him as long as he's on a run. EC had 2 points until garbage time. Something not physic...
by rodfromcranston
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 871

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

In 2008, we were ranked IN SEASON, based on the accomplishments of
the team.
This year, we were ranked pre-season and a few week after, based
mainly on pre-season hype.
by rodfromcranston
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 871

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

The outside of RI media reminds me of whenever we'd be on TV during CFL's tenure. The announcers would gush throughout the broadcast, what a wonderful coach he was, and rattle off all his COY awards. Many who saw his work here, felt otherwise. Dan has his media cheerleaders, who see things at a dist...
by rodfromcranston
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN
Replies: 195
Views: 2894

Re: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN

Who knows? It's like a player in football who fumbles a lot,
or can't catch passes. (wind up as defensive backs for that reason),
a fielder in baseball with stone hands.
Can good hands be taught?
by rodfromcranston
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 FLA PF Sandro Mamukelashvili
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: '17 FLA PF Sandro Mamukelashvili

Boyle's team bombed St. Anthony in 2007 for the NJ state championship.
His teams competed against both Hurley's, and it wasn't a friendly rivalry,
from all accounts.
Notable players he had were, Kyrie Irving, Samuel Dalembert, Michael Kidd-Gilcrist,
and Al Harrington.

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by rodfromcranston
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Who is the starting PG for the A10 tourney?
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: Who is the starting PG for the A10 tourney?

Again, a HEALTHY Jarvis Garrett is the best passer-defender at PG. Funny, the PSA that they show during the games features Garrett's brilliant passing to Martin. He shut out Jones of Richmond, and contained Kris Dunn. Hassett said Jarvis made Dunn have to work harder, than anyone else did. Passing j...
by rodfromcranston
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN
Replies: 195
Views: 2894

Re: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN

As far as Langevine.... we don't play "inside-outside" basketball, with the offense
going through the post.
Langevine's bad hands would be even a greater issue if we did.
You can't coach up bad hands.
by rodfromcranston
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 FLA PF Sandro Mamukelashvili
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: '17 FLA PF Sandro Mamukelashvili

Monteverdi is coached by the Hurley's mortal enemy,
Kevin Boyle.
He's a former St. Patrick of NJ coach, who moved
to Monteverdi after St. Patrick's closed.
by rodfromcranston
6 days ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Let's Talk Politics - Election 2016
Replies: 1239
Views: 23188

Re: Let's Talk Politics - Election 2016

The orange clown needs to boost his giant ego
with bullshit "campaign rallies", and have his
goons kiss his fat ass.
Sickening. Did you see the buffoon he had on stage with him, yesterday.
"Every day, I salute my cardboard Donald tRUMP!"
Heil Drumph, der Fuherer!
by rodfromcranston
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1106
Views: 20258

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

The only person interviewed for the job besides
Hurley was Al Skinner.
Fact.
by rodfromcranston
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN
Replies: 195
Views: 2894

Re: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN

So now, it's the fan's fault the team stinks?
Sounds like something from the CFL school of
lame excuses.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Let's Talk Politics - Election 2016
Replies: 1239
Views: 23188

Re: Let's Talk Politics - Election 2016

He's trying to get the Intelligence Committee, which he's on, have public hearings on tRUMP's Russian ties/Mike Flynn fiasco. Far better than behind closed doors, as other GOP want. Idiot Chaffetz wants to go after HRC's IT guy, and doesn't want to look at tRUMP's involvement in Russian ties or Mike...
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Stan Robinson Is A Starter
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: Stan Robinson Is A Starter

Robinson had his Ibn Bakari moment today.
22 points out of the blue to beat Temple.
Robinson's game today reminded me of Ibn's.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN
Replies: 195
Views: 2894

Re: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN

Well, they did all they could to lose the game, but won in spite of themselves. Blew an 18 point second half lead! Robinson played a great game, his best of his college career. If not for him, it's a loss. Dowtin played well, too. Other than those two, P.U.! EC starts 4-4 and finished 2 of his last ...
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN
Replies: 195
Views: 2894

Re: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN

Well, Mason looks like a deer in the headlights team.
So, EC makes his first 4 shots and I guess he thinks he
has to only shoot when he has the ball.
0- his last 6.
Robinson playing his best ball in over a month.
Only problem I see is fouls.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3015

Re: FIRE ECR

Like we've never recruited anyone away fro a P5 school, right?
Check Matthews, Hare, and Terrell's recruitment.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Who is the starting PG for the A10 tourney?
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: Who is the starting PG for the A10 tourney?

I really like the idea of a Garrett-Dowtin backcourt.
When Jarvis is healthy, he's a great defender.
Shut out Jones of Richmond, last year. Nobody does that.
Dowtin off the ball could be great. Not a ball hog. Doesn't dribble,
dribble, dribble, or turn it over like EC.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3015

Re: FIRE ECR

How hard did we go after him?
On the surface, we should have had plenty going for
us at the time.
Playing time, his dad's alma mater, close to home.
I don't remember any buzz around his recruitment.

NC State is a big-time job.
They need someone with a winning resume.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN
Replies: 195
Views: 2894

Re: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN

Don't bury Dayton based on a 6 point half-time deficit.
Remember what they can do in crunch time.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3015

Re: FIRE ECR

More basketball players needed and less "athletes" needed. Not sure if we really went after him or could have gotten him, but look at Bonzie Colson Jr. Doesn't look like anything great, given the eye test. However, he is one fine basketball player. Does it all. Not flashy, but consistently...
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Wraslin' Talk
Replies: 47
Views: 3383

Re: Wraslin' Talk

RIP, George The Animal Steele.
One of a kind.
Very intelligent man outside of the ring,
in contrast to the Neanderthal he played inside the ring.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3015

Re: FIRE ECR

Want to laugh? Go to the recruiting page and look at the glowing comments on Mike Laysard. You know, the guy who was supposed to be the answer to the unending "stretch four" question. He's played in 5 games in garbage time. averaging 0.4 minutes of playing time! Wonder if Tertsea is killin...
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3015

Re: FIRE ECR

After next year, Terrell, Garrett, Matthews,and Robinson, all leave. Martin and Iverson, this year. That makes almost every significant player recruited during the Hurley era. Add Berry to that list. Given the overall level of recruiting the past two cycles, is anyone encouraged looking to the progr...
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Are we a good team or just well sold?
Replies: 43
Views: 1024

Re: Are we a good team or just well sold?

As usual, BAR gets it right.
The only flaw I see is, Hurley is oppposed
to playing zones.
Somehow, it's not macho to do so,
This is part of the inflexibility that doesn't lead
to change.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2121
Views: 128877

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Again, if i'm Christon Thompson, I'm otta here.
Kid has talent, and he has 3,000 guards in front of him,
and one more on the way.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Let's Talk Politics - Election 2016
Replies: 1239
Views: 23188

Re: Let's Talk Politics - Election 2016

trump dinner.jpg


Plus, he eats crap that makes him have to use long
ties to cover his gut.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #15 - Games of Interest
Replies: 39
Views: 1006

Re: Week #15 - Games of Interest

VCU beat Richmond with a big 2nd half.
Will Wade only had two years at Chattanooga
as a head coach.
Seems to be doing well by VCU.
Won 25 games last year, and is 22-5 this year.
I know. He inherited a solid program from Shaka Smart.
Shaka's 10-16 at Texas this year.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Let's Talk Politics - Election 2016
Replies: 1239
Views: 23188

Re: Let's Talk Politics - Election 2016

Did anyone catch the psychobabble yesterday, AKA press conference? What a pitiful performance by the Lunatic in Chief. He's still reliving his election win, but lying about it at the same time. He said he had the biggest electoral win since Ronald Reagan. A reporter pressed him, saying Obama had 365...

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