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by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3533

Re: Any injury updates?

I never said a word about surgery. That was innuendo from other posters.
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 57
Views: 1318

Re: Attendance- Perspective

February 9, not November
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3533

Re: Any injury updates?

Hmmm, a sports hernia...i guess that drunk guy finally got to Koch.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 106
Views: 1723

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

These are the top two programs I would kick the tires on if the opportunity presented itself...Stony Brook and Siena. Stony Brook has proven to be committed to being good in athletics. Siena has a great arena, in a major market, and if they upgraded to A10 could see an uptick to the talent they can ...
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3533

Re: Any injury updates?

In mine too, Carson was going to deliver me a fantasy super bowl win!
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3533

Re: Any injury updates?

ace wrote:
bigappleram wrote:I'm shocked there hasn't been any news on this given the super coverage we supposedly get.


That doesn’t seem fair. This staff’s always cagey about injuries. Why let an opponent know something ahead of time?


C'mon now Ace, it's a slow Wednesday needed something to pass the time ;)
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3533

Re: Any injury updates?

I'm shocked there hasn't been any news on this given the super coverage we supposedly get.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: DiSano's chat with Preston Murphy.
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: DiSano's chat with Preston Murphy.

Agree and if the time comes where our job opens up I would expect Coach Cox and Coach Murphy to be two early front-runners.
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1805

Re: Projo Fairness

That is likely a "value add" to a large print/digital ad buy by the Friars with Projo. Not sure if we have the same type of spend with Projo to warrant something similar. I would assume not.
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1805

Re: Projo Fairness

Since this is a frequent complaint around these parts, I thought I'd post a link to the Projo's executive editor's column from yesterday: http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20171209/alan-rosenberg-fair-play-in-sports-and-politics Also to note, if the coverage has always been fair and balanced, a...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1805

Re: Projo Fairness

Sorry but I'm the furthest thing from sensitive, just not feeling as lucky as you are that a person that gets paid to cover URI, actually covers URI. Since this is a reply to me I will dare you to find 1 post I have ever made wanting to jump off the ledge after a loss, I am the biggest DH fan there ...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1805

Re: Projo Fairness

Again, his aim is the fans. Not the state house. Not the administration. "That means filling the Ryan Center on a regular basis, with home atmospheres like those in late-season victories over VCU and Davidson becoming the norm. Dayton set a program attendance record this season while VCU ran it...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1805

Re: Projo Fairness

Blue you make some good points, I for one have not once argued that we should get more billing in the PROJO, that has to be earned to your point and 1 win doesn't cut it...but Bill is blasting off to the very fans that account for the 3K at the shit hole Brown games in November. They aren't the prob...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1805

Re: Projo Fairness

And isn't tone a fairly important trait/characteristic for someone who is in the communications business? It's not like we are criticizing the tone of a dry cleaner, or mechanic, or the guy who scans your ticket at the Ryan Center. This is the person informing the general public about news, yes his ...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1805

Re: Projo Fairness

I for one think there is plenty of space between mouthpiece and condescending naysayer. Anywhere in the middle would work for me.
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1805

Re: Projo Fairness

Da Process for the win! +1,000
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 57
Views: 1318

Re: Attendance- Perspective

+1,300 fans per game for a team coming off 4 straight tourneys, in the state capital and in a higher profile league is meh. But Kevie won't write about that. If it were in reverse we would be getting lambasted by our wonderful beat reporter.
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1805

Re: Projo Fairness

What I don't get is when someone says we should feel "lucky" to have a beat reporter cover our games. ITS HIS JOB TO COVER OUR GAMES. Reward exceptional behavior not what he gets paid to do. Disano didn't go to URI, yes he is a fan but his objectiveness is without question, and his insight...
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9093

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Jeff when he is playing right is a better facilitator of offense for others, and protects the ball (enabling good possessions) at an impeccable rate. That said, Jarvis is the better scorer and far better perimeter shooter. And right now is playing better. The advantage of inserting JG is that you br...
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 57
Views: 1318

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Also for perspective, Rhody fans greatly outnumbered Seton Hall fans in Brooklyn even though 1 of those schools is based 4 hours away vs 30 minutes.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3893

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Right now Maryland is nowhere near the quality of win as Seton Hall...it's not even good as our Cincy win last year. Bonnies need to beat Syracuse and Vermont to feel good heading into A10.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3893

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

It looks much better than Cincy last year - they were a fringe Top 25 team. Seton Hall is looking like a legit Top 10-15 team with their only loss to us.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3893

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Seton Hall win will trump any wins we had last season
PC on top of that
Beat up Bonnies and we will be fine for at-large

Meanwhile on the PC board look for a Welsh 2.0 thead in 3,2,1.... :)
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3893

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

It has everything to do with road games and little to do with exams week. The other team has exams too, unless you think exams are harder on basketball players at Top 10 schools than at other schools...I'd say its actually the opposite, the Top 10 schools have all the benefits and accouturements set...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?

Rivas fight was season of 86-87. Temple and Mark Macon ranked #1 and coming to Keaney was 87-88, later that day Doug Williams became the first black QB to win a Super Bowl (beating Denver).
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?

Mark Macon
Howard Evans
Tim Perry
Mike Vreeswyk

And wait for it....

Ramon Rivas!

They beat us 3 times that year and finished 32-2 including 18-0 in a very tough A10.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?

That 88 game against #1 Temple in Keaney Gym is still the most hyped URI game experience ever. The #1 team in the country, playing in a glorified high school gym. The noise was deafening. Section 8.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?

A crazy happenstance of that game last night was the SEC+ sideline reporter, Ms Oppenheimer. Only the older fans will remember Josh Oppenheimer, who played on Tom Penders Runnin Rams team of the late 80s. Always loved him and Steve Lane though neither saw much time behind Silk and Tommy. Josh was ac...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9093

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Despite how poorly we played Jarvis Garrett (who played great) had a wide open 3 pointer to tie it in the last 30 seconds. When we play those few teams like Bama where our interior deficiencies get exposed it will be critical to get superlative play from our back court. We got that against Seton Hal...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9093

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Flat out their length completely bothered us. It took our guys 15-20 minutes of game action to get mildly comfortable. Similar thing happened in VCU v Texas game night before. A10 guys simply aren’t used to playing teams with length like that on perimeter and wings. Hands and arms in passing lanes t...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3893

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

4 National Championships
Resources that dwarf URI
And an existing relationship with Jim Calhoun all are cause for concern
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3893

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

UConn really in a down period, looked pretty lost vs Syracuse zone last night and though they have some high level talent (Adams, Vital) they don't have it in the quantity nor quality that they once did. That potential job opening is a threat to our future...would be dam near impossible to turn down...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9093

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Further to the above comment, wouldn't expect a very hostile environment at Bama. From the SEC games I have seen on TV they don't draw well at all for OOC games...can't imagine URI, without a number next to us, will be a big draw. Better for us.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 46
Views: 1212

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

ATPTourFan wrote:That should be the last straw, Ace. No more ESPN. They fired all their college basketball writing talent. I support CBS Sports and The Athletic these days.


The Athletic is excellent.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9093

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

I was shocked when PC went small, virtually playing right into our hands. They made little attempt to post up Bullock, who could have had a field day taking uncontested 8 footers. Watson scored easily on us but only got 3 shots and 19 minutes. Not a good game for big Ed. The flip side of that is tha...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12388

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

Sounds about right Blue. Your ambition was stonewalled, it's a RI thing.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9093

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Can you stop saying that though...we don't have a tendency to do that. In an earlier thread I posted how we have played from the lead in 100 of the 120 minutes against our last 3 Big East opponents (creighton, seton hall, pc). We led 75-80% of the game against Oregon. There is no data that backs up ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12388

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

Agreed. I blame him for no succession plan :)
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 46
Views: 1212

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

Since some think winning games (especially PC) and selling beer are the only things that drive interest and attendance can we find out how many mini plans have been purchased since Saturday? We do sell beer.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12388

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

Another great branding asset that has all but disappeared from the game experience, Rhody the Ram.
Old Rhody was 1 of our most marketable assets and was put out to pasture. Dumb.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9093

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Wake up call.... Look, it Cooley had been less worried about officiating, he'd have noticed Watson continually beating Berry and Langevine, down the floor, at will. Watson has a few bunnies doing that. Could have been a much different game, if they concentrated on that. Maybe our defense disrupted ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12388

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

You do yeomans work EZ and I can't imagine how dull the environment would be in there without you providing the leadership and spirit you champion every game. Keep doing you!
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 46
Views: 1212

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

The time to promote our current players has almost come and gone. We should have branding the program in the late summer and fall...and i would have created a campaign using Dan, EC and Jared as the face of the program. But we have been over this ad nauseum...a golden opportunity was missed between ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12388

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

The noise during the anthem unacceptable. Profanities, within reason, from rowdy and potentially liquored up college kids has to be expected and accepted. I think older folks could understand the occasional profanities more if they were also accompanied by more witty chants and expressions. For exam...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 46
Views: 1212

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

Fatts is another asset we could be using to "brand" the program. He is the epitome of our brand of basketball - tough, scrappy, challenger, fearless. On top of that he is already a fan favorite - the name "Fatts", the dimunitive size, the Philly swag, so much there to work with. ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 87
Views: 4286

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

Also of note, those are 3 of the Top 5 BE programs for last season and this one. Creighton team this year is the exact team we played, minus their NBA prospect Center (Patten) who is now gone to the pros.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 87
Views: 4286

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

In 120 minutes of action vs Creighton (NCAAs), Seton Hall and Providence we have been in the lead for approximately 100 minutes.
Or roughly 85% of the game time.

Basically, we own the Big East. :)
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9093

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

If we win out the rest of OOC we won't have to even win the regular season to dance. We will be in, barring unforeseen collapse. We will be playing for a seed line.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12388

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

Watson is a beast, and he will be a problem for teams for the next 4 years. I think PC has an interesting chemistry test at play for Cooley this season - their underclassmen are more talented and have higher ceilings than their more experienced upperclassmen. How he balances playing time and provide...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12388

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

Agree on RJ. Like his contributions, though I thought it was the kiss of death when he predicted a URI double digit victory. Fitting in EC is more difficult on the defensive end than the offensive side. It's no mystery that EC is not a defensive stopper, and his minutes have been re-distributed to S...

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