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by rjsuperfly66
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #11 - Games of Interest
Replies: 65
Views: 1128

Re: Week #11 - Games of Interest

That is an interesting scenario if we don't dance and Gtown fires JT if DH will be in their short list. In that scenario it wouldn't bother me too much if he left as long as we make the next hire the right hire If DH doesn't make the tournament this year I don't think you'll have to worry about him...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn
Replies: 39
Views: 1614

Re: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn

It's called evolution though ... Men's college basketball became more competitive because they knew it was good for the sport. It's like professional sports introducing salary caps/open free agency, moves that were made to make professional leagues more competitive and prevent teams from stacking. G...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn
Replies: 39
Views: 1614

Re: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn

Yawn ... I love the product that is women's basketball, but I could care less about Geno and his accomplishments ... Neat, you can recruit a #1, #2 class every year ... You can keep them for 4 years ... And you can win because unlike other schools, you can pluck those top girls consistently. There i...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 777
Views: 33779

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show

I am guessing by "stud big" you mean a 4 star player at least....and a PF or C. With that definition can you tell me the last Stud big man to enter the A10? PG I will give you, there are lots out there. Focused on Top 100 rankings 2018 - St. Louis (Carte'Are Gordon) 5-star 2017 - VCU (May...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rod is in the hospital
Replies: 141
Views: 4298

Re: Rod is in the hospital

Thoughts and prayers, Rod. Get well soon!
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Martin and Thompson
Replies: 77
Views: 2938

Re: Martin and Thompson

Too late for a HM red-shirt. Nope, he played in 8 games. You have to have played in 30% or less of your team's games, which would be at least 9 games. To apply for a medical hardship, the injury must be season-ending. You can't just decide that you want to try to maximize the next year and shut a p...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: Desperation time??

That's because they pick the teams they want first and rationalize the selections after they are done picking who they want. Sometimes, but what did the committee gain with the inclusion of schools like Tulsa or Temple last year? Argument makes sense for the UCONN's and Syracuse's of the world, not...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: Desperation time??

I know people hated the BCS system for football, but that's essentially what it was ... Take a bunch of different metrics and have them seed people accordingly ... Other little incentives in there, like a bonus for a quality win, etc. Only difference was that football used a higher focus on human po...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: Desperation time??

What I honestly wish is for more transparency from the committee ... It's tough to say where teams stand because every year it feels like there is a slightly different alteration to what is important to the committee. Sometimes it's a heavy focus on OOC, sometimes it's a very heavy focus on finish, ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: Desperation time??

How many bids for the A10 do you see RJ? If you had to say today and estimate for March? If I had to guess, 2 or 3, with outside chances at 1 or 4. 1 could only happen, if Dayton went on an unreal run of like 16-2 or higher and a A10 Championship, and prevented teams like URI or VCU from getting re...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: Desperation time??

The only difficult part about each one of the PC/Valpo/Houston games is that it's one more win you need in conference, or one less loss you can avoid, defending on how you look at it. If 9 losses was the magic number that could be comfortably afforded, you're down to 5 more. Basically, need to split...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: Desperation time??

From an advanced metric standpoint, URI isn't in a terrible spot. RPI Forecast, KenPom, Sagarin, URI is ok there. I think a large part of it had to do with the fact, those metrics thought URI would lose by a few points in most of those games, and they did. The only place worth being concerned is the...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Tough Four game stretch ahead
Replies: 91
Views: 2090

Re: Tough Four game stretch ahead

The committee has come out in the last year or two and specifically laid out the fact that RPI is only a piece of the puzzle and that metrics like Ken Pom, BPI, etc. also matter. It's about building a complete resume, not just one that manipulates the RPI.
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Tough Four game stretch ahead
Replies: 91
Views: 2090

Re: Tough Four game stretch ahead

Idk, I think with a RPI around 25 and with what looks like at least one good win in hand, you're probably in good shape at 14-4 even if the four losses are the ones you identified. Again, that assumes at least one more neutral court win against a decent team in the A10 quarters. That puts you at 23...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: PC has beaten us 7 Straight - Got It
Replies: 34
Views: 1033

Re: PC has beaten us 7 Straight - Got It

Only PC fans are arrogant enough to assume they are our "Super Bowl." The showing in 2009 did nothing but help that assertion. It was an exciting game, but URI was the much better team (5.5 favorites) and ended up finishing the game up relatively comfortable (believe most of the last minu...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016
Replies: 491
Views: 10914

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016

Well Ortiz teased a return on instagram, doubtful to happen but you have to wonder... reports came out that he still works out at Fenway all the time.
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016
Replies: 491
Views: 10914

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016

Great great day to be a Sox fan. They saw their pitching in the playoffs be a disaster and had to do something. I think they were down on Moncada from his brief stint with the club and I'm not sold on Kopech, most flamethrowers put up flashy numbers in low-minors.
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI@PC Single Game Tickets now on sale
Replies: 28
Views: 1082

Re: URI@PC Single Game Tickets now on sale

There are about 290 tickets left I believe, included handicapped and single seating.
Many of the seats are located in the area behind the far basket nearest the visitors bench.
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 217
Views: 5708

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

My only surprise was the inconsistency in losing to certain teams ... Michigan St and Arizona both lost to quality teams, and both saw about 8 position drops in the polls. Florida and Iowa St both lost to a quality team, both went up in the polls. But Wisconsin gets DESTROYED by UNC, falls 1 spot. I...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 217
Views: 5708

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

It was tough to figure out where to place 18-25 ... But Butler is 6-0 with 3 Top 100 wins and 1 Top 25 win on a neutral court. I figured they'd probably catch a nice little bump. Similar to South Carolina except I think South Carolina has played a harder schedule which was why I had them a little hi...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 217
Views: 5708

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

RJ's Top 25 Rankings (Projected) 1) Kentucky 2) Villanova 3) North Carolina 4) Kansas 5) Duke 6) Virginia 7) Xavier 8) Arizona 9) Gonzaga 10) Indiana 11) Creighton 12) Baylor 13) Louisville 14) UCLA 15) St. Mary's 16) Purdue 17) Wisconsin 18) South Carolina 19) Iowa St. 20) Butler 21) Oregon 22) URI...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Tough Four game stretch ahead
Replies: 91
Views: 2090

Re: Tough Four game stretch ahead

Cooley always keeps those guys playing tough. He's a really good coach; should be getting looks from the P5 schools, which he doesn't seem to, for some reason. And they do have some talent, for sure. Uninformed opinion, I think he's gotten some looks, but they've been shut down pretty quickly, and ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Tough Four game stretch ahead
Replies: 91
Views: 2090

Re: Tough Four game stretch ahead

Cooley always keeps those guys playing tough. He's a really good coach; should be getting looks from the P5 schools, which he doesn't seem to, for some reason. And they do have some talent, for sure. Uninformed opinion, I think he's gotten some looks, but they've been shut down pretty quickly, and ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 5: #1 Duke 11/20 - Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Final - Mohegan Sun (ESPN)
Replies: 243
Views: 4285

Re: Game 5: #1 Duke 11/20 - Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Final - Mohegan Sun (ESPN)

KenPom even injects losses into overall record because shit happens that his algorithm cannot predict. Which is smart ... He could project that you win every game with a 51% probability, but if you play 30 games, your predicted record would likely be 16-14, not 30-0, due to the fact those games are...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 5: #1 Duke 11/20 - Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Final - Mohegan Sun (ESPN)
Replies: 243
Views: 4285

Re: Game 5: #1 Duke 11/20 - Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Final - Mohegan Sun (ESPN)

Okay, don't detroy me for this, but I don't think we should be losing a game until we play at Dayton. Sure there should be some good challenges, but if we are the team we think we are, we shouldn't be losing to these teams home or away. Gotta take care of business, win all home games and all away g...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 217
Views: 5708

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

I hope that people realize that there is no point in over analyzing why a voter or the collection of voters voted one team up or down in any given week. They just don't pay that much attention, honestly. It isn't just BJ Rains making a mistake - which he should be forgiven for, it happens - it's mo...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 217
Views: 5708

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

and then losing next day to #1 (or even #6) Duke by a respectable margin. Can't wait to see the individual ballots. At least we didn't get bumped out. It's easy to see why Texas improved in the polls, they weren't far behind URI last week and between comfortably winning both games and teams falling...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: SERGEI KOVALEV GOT ROBBED!
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: SERGEI KOVALEV GOT ROBBED!

I'm still a sucker and buy every fight anyway though. The internet is a beautiful thing :D Yeah, very true, I've done that from time to time for some of the lesser PPVs. But sometimes I just want something I know is going to work and won't have any issues. I think it's easier to do with the UFC fig...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: SERGEI KOVALEV GOT ROBBED!
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: SERGEI KOVALEV GOT ROBBED!

adam914 wrote: I'm still a sucker and buy every fight anyway though.


The internet is a beautiful thing :D
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3
Replies: 301
Views: 5100

Re: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3

How the don't stop the game is pretty baffling. If it had been a neck injury, every second counts getting out to him. Slow starts are killing us. Tie game after getting down 8-0. Rules state they don't have too, I'm also sure the refs did not know the severity of the injury given that he sort of tr...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3
Replies: 301
Views: 5100

Re: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3

I didn't see it, just going by twitter, but Garrett misses a layup, ends up hurt, and Cincinnati ends up scoring a 3 playing 5-4? Is that right? Did the refs blow a call? What happened? Garrett went up for a layup, there was a crowd of Cincy players around him and has he landed he sort of stumbled,...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3
Replies: 301
Views: 5100

Re: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3

Eventually someone will figure out the stupidity of having camera men sitting right on top of the court. There simply is just not enough room for a D1 athlete running full speed to stop and avoid contact. Garrett did not fall that far out of bounds either, but the contact was unavoidable. He had to ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '16 NJ PF Cyril Langevine (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 315
Views: 34866

Re: '16 NJ PF Cyril Langevine (URI Signed NLI)

Actually, reading comprehension was a strong point. Obviously, you skipped logic class. Here, let me quote for you ... Cooley wants 1 big. If he gave up on Gabriel, Keita, or Marfo and signed Cyril Langevine, he would be absolutely destroyed by fans. If they missed on those top guys and had to scra...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 112
Views: 2447

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

I don't even buy into the Projo conspiracy theories against URI, but I did voice my displeasure with today's treatment of the two games. And I agree with Blue Man: if we all read the URI stories online, the powers that be will notice! I think the Projo will give URI strong play this year. If they d...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 112
Views: 2447

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

I don't even buy into the Projo conspiracy theories against URI, but I did voice my displeasure with today's treatment of the two games. And I agree with Blue Man: if we all read the URI stories online, the powers that be will notice! I think the Projo will give URI strong play this year. If they d...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 112
Views: 2447

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

ramster wrote:PC can only envy right now where we are as a team.


The rest of your remark is true, but I'm going to going to have to ask you to settle down on that one. :D
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 112
Views: 2447

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

Last night, URI drew 4,100 fans. Top 25 team, huge expectations, 4,100 fans. PC played at the same time, under much less expectations as a team projected in the bottom half of the Big East and in a "rebuilding" year, and drew 8,300 fans. The results needed to determine story location and q...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

I think we'll see the ranking of player increase as starter minutes begin to become available again in two years. If URI is building a dynamic program as it appears, does that occur? Think about it, the depth appears strong, and many of those stronger "depth" pieces this year probably ass...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

Honestly I'm not so sure this is 100% correct. Obviously every kid is different and will perceive things differently but Dan seems to target and then hone in on a small list of players. Ed seems to target and work his ass of (credit to him) for every top 100-175 player around. If we make the tourna...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Looks like Cox is giving up on RI sports..?
Replies: 141
Views: 4640

Re: Looks like Cox is giving up on RI sports..?

Isn't it easier than ever though to be able to stream and view games from television and smart device? It may be a slight inconvenience to find an alternative means to watch the game than a random television station, but isn't it the greater good to maximize potential national exposure than make it ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ProJo Pick and Pop Podcast
Replies: 158
Views: 6748

Re: ProJo Pick and Pop Podcast

The fact is, the Dunk only filled at a 78.25% clip last year. That's with a lottery pick, second rounder, coming off multiple NCAA berths, with more media coverage, and in a location easier to get to, and more marquee opponents. If all the above was true for Rhode Island we'd be sold out with regul...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Looks like Cox is giving up on RI sports..?
Replies: 141
Views: 4640

Re: Looks like Cox is giving up on RI sports..?

I believe NESN has partial contracts to air misc ACC and CAA games, as well as Hockey East. And my guess is with the ACC and CAA games, they probably just air, I doubt they produce it and with Hockey East, they can easily schedule it around existing content. They only produce 16 regular season games...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Early Top 25 Lists for 2016-17
Replies: 493
Views: 23192

Re: Early Top 25 Lists for 2016-17

Great information on the Voters. Maybe as the Voters get to see what other Voters did and did not do will help them come to their senses and readjust once the season starts. Can't accuse Kevin of being a homer, that's for sure. One thing with the voters -- I don't think you'll see drastic movement ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: The Patriot Way
Replies: 357
Views: 16005

Re: The Patriot Way

I think the scheme has been "These QB's suck so play conservative and let them make plays." I don't think it would look so bad if they got any resemblance of pressure on the QB. When you play soft and continually allow the QB to move around for 3-5 seconds (and then some), I think the seco...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: The Patriot Way
Replies: 357
Views: 16005

Re: The Patriot Way

The organization has been great because of exceptional QB play ... BB struggled for many years after the early SB runs to build a competent defense ... From 08 to roughly 12 they were among the bottom of the league in nearly every category and you could argue that cost them a SB ... Then he went fro...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: The Patriot Way
Replies: 357
Views: 16005

Re: The Patriot Way

The comments on ESPN.com say that Collins wanted Von Miller eque money, so around 6 years, $100 million. I agree he's not that kind of player, but he was at least a very good piece on a defense hoping to be competitive for a Super Bowl. While I find the irony in "I don't think you're that good,...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Let's Talk Politics - Election 2016
Replies: 1098
Views: 20809

Re: Let's Talk Politics - Election 2016

Isn't there supposed to be a big wikileaks drop tomorrow with all 33k emails and various videos, etc.? What a shitshow
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016
Replies: 491
Views: 10914

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016

I definitely think that is somewhat true ... The sweep is easier to take when that team is on the verge of winning the WS. That said, I think it can also be true that the Sox big bats significantly underachieved compared to regular season stats and postseason expectations. I think the thing that mig...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 84
Views: 4116

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Jaylen Brown has been fine so far, but that play in the last minute he definitely was too caught up in the moment.
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 84
Views: 4116

Re: CELTICS Thread

Excited to see them get healthy, they looked pretty good last night but didn't have the depth to close out what should have been a comfortable finish. Things should get better when you slide everyone into more appropriate spots, I can't stand Jerebko but things look better with Olynyk in the picture...

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