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by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 124
Views: 5661

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

That's the reality of the modern-day NBA. Lebron's dominance is impossible to stop, and the Cavs are more than strong enough at every other position. If Lebron will be Lebron for another 3-5 years, the C's might not be able to match his firepower, but they need to basically be better at almost every...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 124
Views: 5661

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I was very disappointed, I felt the other night was a complete F performance. If I had to scale: A: Win B: Competitive To The End C: Competitive For At Least a Half D: Competitive For At Least a Quarter F: Non-Competitive After a Quarter The way the game played out the other night, it was basically ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 124
Views: 5661

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

It's tough to say ... I like Josh Jackson, but he's a guy who made positive contributions on a team that probably would have made the Sweet 16 with or without him. If you put him on a bad team, or a team with a mediocre roster, would his interactions/reactions resemble that of Fultz? And vice versa,...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 124
Views: 5661

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I think the C's are destined for a draft-build, which I think I'm coming around more now on than I was before ... If the C's land a marquee FA (lets say Hayward), and can go IT + Hayward + Horford, and now they have the drafted guys that go Brown + 2017 Top 4 + 2018 Top 4, they might have a shot at ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 124
Views: 5661

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I don't know about you guys but I'm more excited to see which way the ping pong balls bounce tomorrow night than whether the Celtics can win game 7 tonight for the right to lose to Cleveland. I just want to see them competitive ... I know people keep talking about the Cleveland series as a known lo...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?
Replies: 33
Views: 1395

Re: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?

Yes, there is a huge illusion about that Villanova team. They had a legit bigs, for one. Daniel Ochefu, he was 6'11, 245lbs. His backup, Darryl Reynolds, was 6'9, 240lbs. So they had size and muscle to at least hold up against some bigger guys. Also, their "PF" would have been Kris Jenkins...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 256
Views: 11583

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Rhody83 wrote:
rhodylaw wrote:rebounding is the result of mentality more than physicality.


How many Sweet 16 teams started at least two players 6-7 or taller?


15 out of 16.
The lone exception was Xavier.
They went 6'4-6'5-6'6-6'6-6'9.
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

Billyboy78 wrote:You can redshirt somebody after 2 years without an injury?


Yes. Kelly Olynyk is the most recent example I can think of who did that.
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

URI doesn't have to beat Kansas or Kentucky for anyone. URI just has to consistently get a guy that can do things at an NCAA D1 level. They say that in the NBA draft, what CAN he do. The top picks are picked for potential and in the roles of star, all star, starter, bench/role player. URI just has ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

Sounds like today's athletes have to be pampered even more than the ones as recently as 10 or 15 years ago. Stuff like that makes me want to donate less, not more. It's not about being pampered, it's a direct result of the athletes not being paid. Because they're not paid and the top programs have ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

PC has survived for 45 years playing games off campus. They have Alumni Hall on campus for practice. The big reasons the practice facility was pushed: 1) They wanted something nicer. Alumni was recently renovated but would never be considered new or "state-of-the-art." 2) They wanted the ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016
Replies: 503
Views: 13401

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016

You're going to find dumbass fans everywhere ... Heck, have you seen the stories about fans of the Raiders and 49ers fans? I believe it was Real Sports with Gumbel a few years ago who did a profile on this ... Talking about how a dad and his two teenage daughters who were Green Bay fans went to a pl...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?
Replies: 33
Views: 1395

Re: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?

PC has a top 15 recruiting class, and their entire team back. We have major questions about the front court, not only with starters at the 4, but depth behind 4-5. Four guards is an absurdity. Maybe you can beat the GMUs and Richmonds, but OOC and NCAAs present problems with interior offense and de...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15347

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

You guys are too funny, you realize we live in Rhode Island, right? One of the beautiful things about this great state is the proximity to everything. A kid can go to PC and easily get to the beach, just like said kid who goes to URI can easily get to the city. I don't think PC is losing recruits to...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15347

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

How is Providence taking advantage of a good situation in hockey different than what Dayton did? Providence hockey could have been sent to a different region. The difference is that NCAA Hockey historically attempts to place teams geographically. All teams if possible, not just the top seeds. It's ...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15347

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Facts: I dislike PC at times as much as anyone.but i am not totally distorted in what actually happens either. Fact: 4 straight NCAA appearances. Fact: 2 NBA draft picks Fact: Beat us every year he has been there Fact: Will be one of best teams in BE next year , with most likely a 5th straight tour...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Think it's more important to have good NE connections, than good RI connections. Most kids who are any good from RI are prepping and playing AAU out-of-state. Are many of these RI kids playing for the Breakers or at St. Andrews or other local HS? Soon as they start to break out, they tend to go else...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15347

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

On Cooley recruiting ... PC did land Alpha Diallo last season, who while not a NE native, did play at Brewster which is one of the best prep schools in New England. I believe Diallo's commitment landed a long drought since Weyinmi Efejuku on Brewster players, and they had recruited quite a few in th...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

SP, anyone who can't acknowledge that has their head buried in the sand. However, I also don't think it takes a rocket scientist to see that the A10 has almost always been a Top-heavy league, at least as long as I can remember (outside of maybe 2013-2014). But you are right, for decades the BE has p...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

When did you ever see me even hint that the A10 was as good as the BE, at any point in their history. There has always been a clear disparity, the degree of the disparity has varied from year to year. Well, it was a hot topic in 2013, it was right to be. It was an even hotter topic in 2014, when th...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

"PC did not have good players around Dunn and Bentil" - not for nothing, but PC had all the key guys that led them back to the NCAA's this season around Dunn and Bentil...just a year younger. Bullock, Cartwright, Lindsey. May not have had depth, but either you don't think those guys are a...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Blinded by hatred? Again you couldn't be further from the truth. Given how much time you spend here surely you have seen plenty of positive sentiment towards the job Cooley has done, and PC's performance, in my posts. If there is any disdain it is for a guy who comes here to crap on our conference ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

A PC fan who spends an inordinate amount of time on a URI fan board, mostly defending his own team and conference, can call no one a whiny loser. That's laughable. I've been here almost from the start, sure talking PC, also talking URI. Not that I have to defend myself, I work in South County, I de...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Then why do you spend so much time posting on a lowly A-10 team's board so much? Beat it. A little sensitive are we? When did I see URI was a lowly team? Like I said, I (and basketball fans, not just Big East fans) can respect the accomplishments of individual teams, not not the conference in it's ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

It's about putting out the most competitive teams possible, doesn't matter where they come from. It's something you say because you have nothing else to fall back on ... You trash the "bad" Big East programs because they can take whoever they want and those teams will run along. You are t...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

It's about putting out the most competitive teams possible, doesn't matter where they come from. It's something you say because you have nothing else to fall back on ... You trash the "bad" Big East programs because they can take whoever they want and those teams will run along. You are th...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

That still does not change the fact that the BE were able to remain strong by stealing from the A10. Yes we do have to deal with it and the A10 has done this well. Down, but not out and continuously rebuild. My point remains if you're a big east fan knocking the A10 being weak, then acknowledge you...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I say again for all the times Big East fans say the A10 is weak and very far below them. If the A10 is so weak, why does the Big East keep having to steal A10 teams to survive? The Big East hasn't looked to expand with Fordham's and Duquesne's. They are taking the teams with proven track records. W...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Top 10? PC has no shot either........although with 3 top 100's committed for next season, we can only dream.....whether they work out or not.... No one in the A10 can match that...although St. Louis has 2. That team, if Ford can coach them up at all, will be a power again in the conference soon. I ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 124
Views: 5661

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I agree Rod but if you look at the big whose taken over in this series, it's been Robin Lopez whose on his 6th NBA team in 9 NBA seasons. Guys like him are out there to find, just have to be willing to invest in them which DA was not at the trade deadline. They also still have the 6'11 Zizic and the...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 124
Views: 5661

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I'm growing increasingly confident the Cs will not make a play for PG. The concerns of him leaving after one season will make it very hard for them to put together an attractive package. They'd have to give up Smart, Bradley/Crowder, and 2017 1st just to start talks. Depending on this series, it may...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 124
Views: 5661

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Celtics could be in deep trouble, assuming they don't come back this series. Last season, there was plenty of plausible deniability. Olynyk was hurt, missed much of the series. Bradley was hurt, missed much of the series. Crowder played, but had a bum ankle that limited his effectiveness. Now, they'...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4961

Re: Wichita State Moves to the AAC

The proper move for Umass is to wait it out until the AAC dies. If I was Uconn I would be working hard to create a new league that focuses on basketball first. The AAC was built for football and it will kill Uconn. In what situation would the AAC die? If there is massive conference expansion,I coul...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4961

Re: Wichita State Moves to the AAC

So Alabama forever will not put the same money into basketball that Kentucky does? Is that what you believe? Clemson will never invest in basketball the amounts put in by Duke and North Carolina? How do you know they never will? Why wouldn't I believe that? For nearly 100 years, Alabama has put alm...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4961

Re: Wichita State Moves to the AAC

RJ Are you confident that those schools who don't finance basketball to the level of their conference brethren will do so forever? Can you clarify for me? Schools where basketball is an afterthought to football will never put in the resources in necessary to completely demolish non-P5 schools who p...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4961

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

There is the Power-5 and everybody else. Anyone that thinks differently is being delusional. From a monetary standpoint, sure. If they are ranking basketball conferences, it really doesn't matter. If it did, every P5 school would be offering every coach $5+ million, have state of the art practice f...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: North Carolina Proposing a Law Which Could Require UNC & NC State to Leave ACC
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: North Carolina Proposing a Law Which Could Require UNC & NC State to Leave ACC

Sorry, I didn't tie it together with RR's previous post.
I honestly don't think the state would care much about UNC receiving NCAA sanctions.
Sure, UNC fans would be pissed, but in this case I think it really is all about the $$.
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: North Carolina Proposing a Law Which Could Require UNC & NC State to Leave ACC
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: North Carolina Proposing a Law Which Could Require UNC & NC State to Leave ACC

Well, the tournaments are a huge revenue resource for the state ... Not only do they get the ACC Tournament most years but they also get the NCAA Tournament basically every year. We've seen the economic impact the tournament has had on Providence from hotels to restaurants to shopping, I'm sure that...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4961

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

To quote Bob Dylan....money doesn't talk, it swears....when push comes to shove the will to win coupled with huge resources leaves most coaches in midmajor conference subject to poaching...Cooley seems to be an exception because he is home....every other coach will have a price that makes them head...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4961

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

To quote Bob Dylan....money doesn't talk, it swears....when push comes to shove the will to win coupled with huge resources leaves most coaches in midmajor conference subject to poaching...Cooley seems to be an exception because he is home....every other coach will have a price that makes them head...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4961

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

How much does the big east earn in tv revenues and bowl shares compared to the P5 schools.....it is a fraction....and the A-10 is an even smaller fraction...midmajors all.....but the big east is the best midmajor.... Of course if you look at a total revenue picture, P5 trumps all, but the real ques...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4961

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

If you don't have big time Bowl Championship football you are a mid-major....the big east is the best mid-major conference....the A-10 trails them... Unfortunately the media doesn't apply that mid major label when big east teams play in march. When I see PC/georgetown/seton hall/etc. with that labe...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Agreed. Trust in Dan, trust in the process. If he wants Fatts over Langford, then it was the right move, and we can enjoy watching this play out over the next 4 years. Umm, was he recruiting him? URI was never really associated with MAL, so I don't think it was a matter of taking one over the other...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer
Replies: 39
Views: 520

Re: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer

Decided to give OOTP a try, talk about addicting. A little bit of a learning curve, but very similar to the much cheaper iPhone version which helped with a lot of that. Made it easier working through depth charts, etc. Very easy to customize, can really create your own experience. The only thing tha...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Wasn't Langford going to UConn? And decommitted recently? Something's not right there....Ollie's got problems....and a top recruit going from the AAC to the BE......basketball wise, the BE has it all over the AAC even with the Wichita addition. One's thing's for sure, it's not the BB practice facil...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-2018 Predicting The A10 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 1995

Re: 2017-2018 Predicting The A10 Conference

@kenpomeroy: Just checked my preseason ratings by conf. Kind of interesting. 1. B12, 2. BE, 3. SEC, 4. ACC, 5. B10, 6. P12, 7. AAC, 8. MW, 9. A10 10. MVC
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4961

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Conference makeup will eventually reflect this, not too many years down the road. URI might have to either leave the A10 to join a better existing conference, or become part of a new one, in order to have any hopes of being a player on the national stage. You can't go 67% capacity in a small arena ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer
Replies: 39
Views: 520

Re: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer

I really wanted to like Heavy Rain and I loved the concept of it. I just couldn't get past the controls for the game and the camera angles. The content seemed really cool and interesting, but the controls and camera angles frustrated me too much to enjoy the game. If you like Game of Thrones or Wal...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer
Replies: 39
Views: 520

Re: Looking For Advice On Fun Video Games to KIll Time With This Summer

Before buying OOTP, if you have an Iphone you can purchase a game MLBM 2017. It's basically a $4.99 lite version of the game, if you find it interesting than the next purchase would be the more expensive OOTP. I like it from the management perspective, making coaching decisions, etc. All rosters are...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4961

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Conference makeup will eventually reflect this, not too many years down the road. URI might have to either leave the A10 to join a better existing conference, or become part of a new one, in order to have any hopes of being a player on the national stage. Where are they going? The problem with real...

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