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by Rhode_Island_Red
17 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 670
Views: 29493

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

reef wrote:Jesse Newell is an absolute joke . Does he even watch college hoops ??


He and Li'l Kevie watch together.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Reynolds piece inaccuracies
Replies: 57
Views: 1350

Re: Reynolds piece inaccuracies

Excellent, except for one thing: You used too many multi-sentence paragraphs. His one-sentence grafs fill the space with half the words, meaning he can get back to his Lawrence Welk reruns in half the time.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Reynolds piece inaccuracies
Replies: 57
Views: 1350

Re: Reynolds piece inaccuracies

I hope when I'm in my 70s I can have a retirement job like Reynolds's. Guy should be a greeter at Walmart.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: How Dan Hurley Finally Chilled Out - by Matt Norlander, CBS Sports
Replies: 53
Views: 1875

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

What's interesting is it seems the fans are not as vocal on bad refs calls these days either. When Dan really went off, I think the fans fed off that and went after the refs. I still do...but I'm a nut. Likewise. But with all the manufactured noise during a game, it's hard to find an opening to yel...
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 670
Views: 29493

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

hrstrat57 wrote:We should not move down much as a result of losing a game in Olean when we had multiple legit shots to force overtime.

Unless of course the whole thing is a sham....


Cartel. We'll drop four or five places. And speaking of shams, I can't wait to see Li'l Kevie's ballot.
by Rhode_Island_Red
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #15 - Games of Interest
Replies: 156
Views: 3942

Re: Week #15 - Games of Interest

Obadiah wrote:Texas just handed #23 Oklahoma its 10th loss of season on the Sooners home court, 77-66. How can Oklahoma still be a top 16 pick in the NCAAT??


Because cartel.
by Rhode_Island_Red
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6675

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

Three hangovers:
-- I hate it when we stop playing late in games.
-- When nothing else is working, I wish Jeff would be a little more selfish.
-- Hopefully the selection committee and Obvious Nepotism Hire Gavitt were watching. That was an NCAA team we played last night.
by Rhode_Island_Red
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Recruiting scandal
Replies: 24
Views: 1162

Re: Recruiting scandal

It won't happen until the off season It will never happen to the level this article says. Slap on the wrist for most programs, maybe death penalty for one or two as an example but it will not be a blue blood program. Like in the 80s when the NCAA was so mad at Kentucky, they made an example out of ...
by Rhode_Island_Red
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30242

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

I don't see us getting anything higher than a 4 because we're not in the cartel.

OTOH, never in my wildest dreams did I think we'd ever get a 4 because cartel.
by Rhode_Island_Red
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS SBU
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS SBU

They could start five Franciscan nuns and it would still be a tough place to play.
by Rhode_Island_Red
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #15 - Games of Interest
Replies: 156
Views: 3942

Re: Week #15 - Games of Interest

wpbrown8267 wrote:PC took down Villanova, 76-71


I just threw up in my mouth.

If that makes me a non-fan, then so be it.
by Rhode_Island_Red
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6675

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

What's our record in them? What's our record in the navy blue? White: 15-1 (UVA) Keaney: 1(PC) - 1 (Bama) Navy: 5-1 (Nevada) Tough call. They won what we non-fans consider to be the most important game of the season in Keaney Blue. But 5-1 is tough to ignore. OTOH, the Brown Indians' gym has been a...
by Rhode_Island_Red
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6675

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

What's our record in them? What's our record in the navy blue?
by Rhode_Island_Red
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: EC Injury Watch
Replies: 76
Views: 3822

Re: EC Injury Watch

"Day-to-day ... and aren't we all." -- Vin Scully
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Garrett on Senior Night
Replies: 41
Views: 1364

Re: Garrett on Senior Night

Look at what the seniors have built here. Not starting them on Senior Night would be just plain wrong.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 670
Views: 29493

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

Any word from Li'l Kevie about his(ha!) ballot(ha!)?
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Teddy Bear Toss At Richmond Game Tuesday
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: Teddy Bear Toss At Richmond Game Tuesday

NYGFan_Section208 wrote:^ Hilarious.

It should be fine. They're doing a non-perishable items toss at a game down the road...funny, every seat in the last row of the 300's is sold for that one...

Hopefully the referees will be on the court for that. There are a couple who could use a can of tuna upside the head.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel
Replies: 1707
Views: 63036

Re: The Coaching Carousel

reef wrote:Plus Murph spent almost half of his life in RI so he may want to get his first head job in this state


How many of us got our first h... I can't go through with it.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30242

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

I can understand why the committee and obvious nepotism hire Gavitt would say they don't look at scoring margin -- that would incent teams to run up the score.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel
Replies: 1707
Views: 63036

Re: The Coaching Carousel

Rhody74 wrote:
Cameron_Dollar wrote:This looks like a great opportunity for Preston Murphy if they choose to go with a major D1 assistant. He looks to be ready for a low major job.

Would Tom Moore be a candidate or would he want a bigger opportunity?


Taking the Bryant job would be the same as going back to Quinnipiac.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30242

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Again, I don't care who is on the committee -- experience shows us that non-cartel teams frequently get screwed.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30242

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

ramster wrote:https://twitter.com/KevinMcNamara33/status/962755287701745664


And the AP poll needs more voters who watch games and fewer who read nothing but handouts from the sports-information office at the hideous, disgusting institution located in a mental hospital.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/13 | Richmond Spiders | 8:30PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 315
Views: 7495

Re: 2/13 | Richmond Spiders | 8:30PM (CBSSN)

ramster wrote:I have no worries about the crowd
2 Tickets plus 2 Popcorns for $20 Total makes the game practically free
8:30pm game ends by 10:15pm - so you get home 90 minutes later than you normally would


In what universe does a Division I college basketball game end in less than 100 minutes???
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)
Replies: 483
Views: 20233

Re: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)

Love that post from the Darth dude, apparently his TV doesn’t tune in to espn, cbs or the local networks all who are fawning over our Rams. Same for Dickie V, Jason williams, rothstein, Bilas, Goodman, Katz, Borzello. But yeah besides that we are getting no publicity. I thought their colors were bl...
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30242

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

eli#10 wrote:I will take a 5 or 6 seed right now.


I don't care who is on the committee -- experience shows that non-cartel teams have a much higher probability of getting screwed. A 5 would be just short of a miracle, especially with the sorry state of our league this year.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #14 - Games of Interest
Replies: 85
Views: 3131

Re: Week #14 - Games of Interest

theblueram wrote:
Rhody74 wrote:Too bad the Richmond Bonnie’s game isn’t televised. Should be interesting


I'm seeing it listed on the A10 Network.


With the Olympic nonsense tying up the NBC networks, our league loses a lot of television. I'm also annoyed at losing the Premier League.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 670
Views: 29493

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

For this coming Monday URI will likely set another record as the highest ever AP In-Season Ranking with the Current #18 being the best ever. Every week since the last loss, 15 games ago, URI has steadily increased standing, averaging about 3 spots per week. It gets tougher the higher we go since on...
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/9 | Davidson Wildcats | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 250
Views: 5894

Re: 2/9 | Davidson Wildcats | 7PM (ESPN2)

Appreciate all the metrics, but the eye test tells me to expect Nikola getting real minutes to guard bigs on the perimeter.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 670
Views: 29493

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

Rhodymob05 wrote:I'm getting really tired of this mid-major or not min-major talk, there needs to be a more accurate classification.


There's the cartel, and there's everyone else.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jeff Dowtin now #2 Nationally in Assist to Turnover Ratio - Tracking
Replies: 21
Views: 1017

Re: Jeff Dowtin #3 Nationally in Assist to Turnover Ratio - Tracking

For much of his career he's been too deferential to the seniors. He's finally starting to grow out of that.
by Rhode_Island_Red
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 670
Views: 29493

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

Some of the geniuses at ESPN include the Bigheaded East, Atlantic 10 and even the American-whatever-the-hell league the Storrs Leg-humpers play in as majors. As much as I love the Atlantic 10, in no way should be be included with the cartel.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #14 - Games of Interest
Replies: 85
Views: 3131

Re: Week #14 - Games of Interest

Obadiah wrote:With good ball control and great shooting including a barrage of three pointers (11 made in the half), Davidson is swamping Saint Joseph's with the halftime score at 52-28!


Couldn't happen to a nicer Frankenstein.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 670
Views: 29493

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

His kennel-masters must have forgotten Billy, Son of Little Ricky, no longer coaches there.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jerry West Award
Replies: 20
Views: 924

Re: Jerry West Award

Evidently the committee a) has never seen him play b) doesn't want two players from the same non-cartel team c) thinks Jared would be a lock for the Butkus Award.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Another RI Perspective on URI basketball
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Another RI Perspective on URI basketball

One of them (I think it's Jorge) is Rudy Cheeks, URI '73 and an alumni of both the Cigar and the late, lamented, legendary Young Adults.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 670
Views: 29493

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

Also interesting that roughly a third (8 of 25) of the top-25 is from non-P5. 2 from AAC 2 from WCC 2 from Big East 1 from A10 1 from MWC Just a follow-up on this: I looked at KMAC's voting specifically with respect to these schools. He has every single one of these schools ranked lower than their ...
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bill Reynolds Hurley Article
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: Bill Reynolds Hurley Article

He says we're "staring at a postseason bid." News flash for the senile old man: We're staring at a 6 seed in the NCAA tournament.

I hope I can find a job like that in my 70s.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/2 | VCU Rams | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 358
Views: 7544

Re: 2/2 | VCU Rams | 7PM (ESPN2)

Since there is nothing else to bitch about on this glorious morn .... I thought ESPN’s TV production sucked compared to CBSSN. The camera angles were terrible (maybe a product of Siegel’s sight lines) but they kept missing key plays. The announcers were too distracted by their “cleverness “. I know...
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: These are the good times.
Replies: 114
Views: 4380

Re: These are the good times.

Oh I made it out just fine...Tyrese Martin was in attendance. VCU fans were very complimentary of our team. Not for nothing, Ryan Center > Siegal Center. If we had their band it wouldn't even be close, the arena is nice but kinda small-ish. That's obvious on television. The VCU gym looks like a war...
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 179
Views: 4768

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

This is a battle of facts against emotion, and after 20 years in public relations I know that emotion wins every time.

My emotions make me hope that hideous, disgusting institution in the former mental hospital loses its next 200 games. And that's a fact.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30242

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Just keep winning, then watch the committee try to explain why they screwed over a deserving non-cartel team. (Of course, 1-percenter Jay Bilas never had a problem with it.)
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 670
Views: 29493

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

What would we have been if we had eeked out Virginia or Alabama? (very likely had we had EC/Cyril) I would say likely vs Bama, i would not say very likely vs UVA. Yes, played a great first half and then fatigue set in, but UVA's defense is unreal, it def would have been closer, maybe only a 3-6 pt ...
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA opening opponent fears
Replies: 27
Views: 909

Re: NCAA opening opponent fears

My opening-round fear? E.C., Stan and Jared get hurt and we don't make it.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Preston
Replies: 19
Views: 801

Re: Ryan Preston

Our lack of size can be a liability. If Dan trusted Preston, he'd be playing.
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Enough of the “We should” posts...
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: Enough of the “We should” posts...

Been living and dying -- mostly dying -- with this team since enrolling in 1976. I worry about every game, too, but as Mrs. Red reminds me I worry about everything, so maybe I'm not the best example to follow. But good lord, after living through the Claude English years, the Brendan Malone years, th...
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI Game Replays
Replies: 32
Views: 725

Re: URI Game Replays

Billyboy78 wrote:Have to watch that '88 Syracuse game and watch Kenny Green dominate Derrick Coleman.


Didn't he almost single-handedly foul both Coleman and Rony Seikaly out of the game?
by Rhode_Island_Red
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/30 | UMass Minutemen | 6:30PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 212
Views: 3765

Re: 1/30 | UMass Minutemen | 6:30PM (CBSSN)

UMASS shoots 51% fg, 56.3% from 3, 96% from the line and out rebounded Rhody, and Umass still loses at home. Resilient bunch of rams. Some morning-afterthoughts: -- Once again: Where would we be without Andre Berry? -- umAss made ridiculous shots all night. -- umAss played the last four minutes as ...
by Rhode_Island_Red
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30242

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

New bracket out today: http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2018/01/29/bracketology-virginia-pushing-for-no-1-overall-seed/ We're a 5 seed in Boise taking on Loyola-Chicago Virginia is a 1 Seton Hall is a 6 Nevada is an 8 Alabama and Providence are 9's UNC-Asheville is a 15 Florida Gulf Coast is ...
by Rhode_Island_Red
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 670
Views: 29493

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

Can't wait to hear how Li'l Kevie justifies dropping us one spot -- other than getting an extra treat from the Smith Hill kennel masters. Good boy, Li'l Kevie!

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