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by rjsuperfly66
14 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1637
Views: 58063

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I think Ollie and Mullen get another year. My understanding is UConn would have to pay a big buyout to Ollie should he be forced out. I have read it could be in the neighborhood of ten million. Ollie would be owed for 2019 - 2021 2019: Base $400K + Other Fees $2.9 million = $3.3 2020: Base $400K + ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 348
Views: 14712

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

I'm sorry but St Marys going from well unranked to #16 in the country is an absolute travesty. Anybody else agree ?? I'm equally surprised about Florida -- a week ago they lost to a bad Ole Miss team ... this week they beat a mid-level tournament team at home, and then went to Kentucky and won, but...
by rjsuperfly66
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 348
Views: 14712

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

Congrats guys, surprised there was as much movement as there was but surely a pleasant sight ... For a while they really weren't penalizing teams for losing games, this week teams got hammered. Solid change
by rjsuperfly66
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 348
Views: 14712

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

19 Top 25 losses last week makes this week extremely hard to predict ... In the known votes (Rothstein and Davis), URI only picks up 3 points, as Rothstein ranked them 22 last week and Davis had them 24. If I had to guess how it looks this week ... 1. Villanova 2. Virginia 3. Purdue 4. Duke 5. Michi...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 348
Views: 14712

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

The Win by Creighton over seton hall hurt our chances of breaking the top 25. I don't think that will make or break it - a lot of losses already this week from 15 down. 16 - Arizona St - lost at Stanford; at Cal on Saturday 17 - Auburn - lost at Alabama; home Georgia on Saturday 18 - Kentucky - los...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2569

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

[ problem is that's just lazy journalism...because despite the bolded above URI still has a better record against a tougher overall schedule. Rhode Island: 14 RPI, 13-3, 23rd in SOS, best win is #12, worst loss is #38, 3-3 vs Top 50 Creighton: 31 RPI, 14-4, 73rd in SOS, best win is #32, worst loss ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2569

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

I'm not justifying KMAC's inability to fairly assess a team in his own coverage area, but I do think the biggest thing that's probably hurt URI is that since December 1st, they really haven't had a win that excited "national" people. The only two wins that stand-out are PC and St. Bonavent...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week # 10 - Games of Interest
Replies: 131
Views: 3420

Re: Week # 10 - Games of Interest

PC at De Paul. 8:30 PM. On FS1 Just a note on tonights game: "When DePaul hosts Providence in a Big East men’s basketball game next month, cable’s Fox Sports 1 plans to carry the game with limited commercial interruption and both head coaches wearing microphones, Fox Sports announced Thursday....
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 282
Views: 13743

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

C's in a good spot -- 33-10, their next 10 really aren't that tough. #17 Philly in England, #16 NO at home - Davis out with ankle injury could be back, #17 Philly at home, #29 Orlando at home, #28 LAL on road, #19 LAC on road - Blake injured against with concussion but DTD, #1 GSW on road, #14 Denve...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 282
Views: 13743

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

C's are so frustrating yet also so exciting to watch. Talk about a range of emotions last night -- And it was also nice to see Harden meltdown in the clutch - He had a terrible 2nd half and while I respect his talents, his demeanor is so Lebron-esque and it drives me absolutely insane. Also some ter...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rod Carri has Passed Away
Replies: 116
Views: 5138

Re: Rod Carri has Passed Away

I never knew of RodfromCranston until December of 2013. The Big East was being ripped apart and there was a lot of chatter about what the fallout would look like. From the A10/BE angle, someone had directed me to check out this newer URI site, KeaneyBlue. Being the type of person I am, I jumped writ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 282
Views: 13743

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Fantastic win and finish for the C's tonite....10-4 run in the last 27 seconds to steal one (that they should have won earlier) Early in the season, they were the team that got down big early and clawed back late to win the game ... Last few nights, they've been unbelievable in the 1st quarter to g...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 2419

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

Why not a package deal with URI , Dayton, VCU and Davidson joining the Big East after next season. Marquette Creighton, Xavier and Depaul would gain a closer opponent in Dayton, and Georgetown would pick up VCU. I know the Big East definitely wants to expand. Providence Seton Hall and St. Johns wou...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 2419

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

AAC would make sense for URI from a competition standpoint but.... Their TV deal really isn't all that great, nowhere near what the BE schools make....which would impact a school like URI a lot due to what would be a huge increase in travel costs....the AAC has a huge geographical area to cover. I ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News
Replies: 1435
Views: 109925

Re: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News

Billy Baron was in the news today, being quoted in an article titled "What are LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Getting Themsleves Into In Lithuania?" Former American players say the rural Lithuanian town where the two teens have signed to play is like living on a farm. No restaurants, no malls, b...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 110
Views: 3345

Re: Attendance- Perspective

% capacity is the standard used across all sports to compare attendances because it normalizes for arena capacity. Unless you think the Red Sox have mediocre attendance because they only draw 38k a game. Well I think that's a pretty lousy comparison -- If URI was selling out the Ryan Center every n...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 110
Views: 3345

Re: Attendance- Perspective

% capacity is the standard used across all sports to compare attendances because it normalizes for arena capacity. Unless you think the Red Sox have mediocre attendance because they only draw 38k a game. Well I think that's a pretty lousy comparison -- If URI was selling out the Ryan Center every n...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 110
Views: 3345

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Not for nothing, but who cares about attendance percentage unless comparing to one's own performance YOY? The way you talk about attendance percentage, you would think URI is this small private school that produces only 200 graduates per year rather than the roughly 4,500 under/post graduates every ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 110
Views: 3345

Re: Attendance- Perspective

It's ok, you did only go to PC. Last year, URI was you best OOC attendance by 4000 people. And if you remove that 1 game, your OOC average attendance was 4,900 I'm sorry I didn't see anywhere where it specifically talked about OOC scheduling ... I'm pretty sure the OP said, and let me quote "B...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 110
Views: 3345

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Besides PC barely getting over 4K when opponents not in the top 30 nationally come to town and Uconn struggling mightily at the gate as well. Just out of curiosity, where was this number fabricated from? Since we are dealing with the here and now, PC has played 1 Top 30 team at home this season, Mi...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 10972

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

It was a disappointing loss in possibly our last opportunity to get a quadrant 1 win. Consider me interested -- per RPI Forecast ... To date ... Quadrant 1: 1-3 (at Nevada, vs. Seton Hall, vs. Virginia, at Alabama) Quadrant 2: 1-0 (Providence) Quadrant 3: 1-0 (UNC Asheville) Quadrant 4: 2-0 (Holy C...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14479

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

PC has talent, for sure. Diallo and Young are, good, too, which makes the win that much more satisfying. When/if they learn to play defense, they will be tough to beat. I gotta say...really loving Friar fans saying they own this in the future like Fatts, Jeff, and langevine are going anywhere...and...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14479

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

http://www.friartv.com/?m=1 https://youtu.be/ePO1iO09h9o Highly recommended to download this YouTube copy to your computer as there is no guarantee it stays available online if there is a copyright claim against the channel. 4K Downloader is a Free program for Mac or Windows that easily allows you t...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14479

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

reef wrote:Last year we got the NCAA tournament off DH back this year we get the PC monkey off his back
URI 76-72


Thank you for being generous ... I'll score this bout URI 74, PC 61, close until the 10 minute mark of the 2nd half, URI goes on a run to pull away. Hope I'm wrong :D
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 348
Views: 14712

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

A 1 point head to head win on a neutral floor won’t automatically place Rhode Island over seton hall in the polls. Not all other factors between those teams are equal. To say Seton Hall’s overall body of work is clearly better than URI’s is a stretch. Given that the overall body of work of the 2 te...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 348
Views: 14712

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

I think beating Seton Hall without EC and Langevine made the win less credible in the eyes of the AP voters. Based on their voting (SH 26, URI 37), the win was viewed more as a fluke instead of URI’s short handed team is better than Seton Hall. Maybe if we had beat them full strength, voters wouldv...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 282
Views: 13743

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I'd hope we'd all agree that the roster is definitely more dynamic than it was at this time last year, and not just that but basically everyone on the roster has the potential of improvements (some more significant than others) in the coming years. That said, at this point, they are probably 2 piece...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 282
Views: 13743

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

The Celtics may have a luck component on their side that I think a lot of people are overlooking. Regular season basketball is very different from postseason basketball, for one. Two, the Celtics are one of the worst shooting teams in the NBA. They are shooting 43.3% from the floor for the season, a...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 348
Views: 14712

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

One again K-Mac makes the strangest picks. Oklahoma K-Mac? Really? It's really not that strange -- KenPom has Oklahoma preseason #21. Sagarin has Oklahoma #28. BPI has them a little lower at #37. It's just like when people thought he was crazy for being on the FSU bandwagon last season ... Didn't t...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

I never got the hockey/soccer comparisons some make. Because they are low-scoring and feature goals and a goalie? Hockey is fast-paced, end-to-end, truly can score at any notice. Soccer is much more technical, often much slower-paced, it's no one's fault they play with their feet on a much bigger su...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Exhibition vs Buffalo for hurricane charity
Replies: 101
Views: 4480

Re: Scrimmage for hurricane charity

Would they rather play Villanova, PC, and Seton Hall or WIchita State, Cincinnati and SMU? That's the better question. I don't think it's the top that matters as much as it is the bottom. If UCONN played a 20 game schedule in the Big East last year, they would have faced KenPom's 2 (x2), 25 (x2), 2...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

Yes, the yankmes are closer...which sux, but facts are facts... desperately need a guy that can mash... The Yankees noticed they were in the midst of a time when they needed to rebuild and they went all-in on achieving that. They made some big mistakes in 2013 (Ellsbury and McCann) and very quickly...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

NYG, the concern has nothing to do with simply trading prospects. It's the fact that you have X amount of valuable prospects and the Sox rifled through them so fast that there was no possible way to replenish the system. Think about it, all the prospect trades basically came within 12 months of each...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

So, I guess he wouldn't be worth any kind of prospects in a trade, if the Dodgers lose their minds? Rod, please stop twisting my/our words. People aren't saying you shouldn't trade prospects. They (I) are saying you probably shouldn't trade all of your prospects. They (I) are also saying that you s...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

I'm too lazy, but maybe someone could do a recap on the "top" prospects that DD traded away and what they got? Seems to me, it really hasn't been a big number (Moncada, Espinosa, Koepeck...none of which has done anything yet). Like noted above, seems like all of their top prospects are on...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

How can anyone try to blame the Sox problems on Dave Dombrowski? I think it's a complex question. DD did not inherit a good situation -- He basically inherited a team full of a lot of young talent and a great farm system, but one that was also linked to several bad contracts given to veterans, and ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

This has nothing to do with Pomeranz vs. Espinosa. It has to do with Pomeranz in July of 2016 vs. a Top 15 prospect. Credit DD for seeing something in Pomeranz, its true, to this point it's been a very good move. And credit him even more if he saw things in Espinosa that made him feel he wouldn't be...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

RJ, It does not sound like there is any way, ever, that you would call the Red Sox winners in this trade, right? I liked the trade in the beginning and, as time has gone on I have loved it more and more. BUT, and this is the key, it really doesn’t matter to your logic, right? Does not matter if Pom...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

It was a great trade. Pomeranz has performed at an All Star level this year, has the best season of his career. Red Sox don’t make the playoffs without him. You say Red Sox should have gotten more for Espinosa than Pomeranz. Who did you think they could have or should have gotten instead? Here is a...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

SF, I still do not see how you can say the Red Sox overpaid for Pomeranz He was an All Star Pitcher for one year with San Diego. At the time people here against the trade said Pomeranz made the All Star team because San Diego needed a player on the All Star team. Basically it was a fluke. If there ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

The problem with your scenario is that every time you talk about making the trade, you say that they would not make the playoffs without Pomeranz, which is true. But you continue to ignore the fact that the Sox OVERPAID by trading a Top 15 prospect for a career journeyman having a career year. Could...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

So, what do you suggest? Shoot the pitching staff? There are two Cy Young winners, a king of strikeouts, supposedly the best closer in the game on staff. Yet, you go on about a guy who may never pitch in MLB. I'm not saying Espinosa was the answer, my only point about him was and still is that he w...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

Oh, and without Pomeranz, the Sox don't win their division. Regulars seasons matter, last I looked. You traded your Top 15 prospect for a guy who is a #3 starter on a good team ... Yes, he had a very good regular season. Yes, the Sox don't win the division without him. But could they have used Espi...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

Trading prospects for proven talent, like Sale and Kimbrell, is a no brainer. In his career, Cliff Lee was traded for a total of 13 prospects, most highly rated. Not ONE of those prospects ever made any impact in MLB. Prospects are suspects until proven otherwise. The list of highly rated busts are...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 24424

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

The Yankees may have a brighter future than the Sox......their farm system is loaded now....the Sox's not so much. That's a huge problem with the DD philosophy, he's all but gutted the farm system, there is really nothing left of tremendous value other than Jason Groome. If you look at the 2016 Spr...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 21938

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

Okay lets say there is an arrest of a certain player - That player has been involved in all team activities (pictures, etc) since the incident. The team is aware of what happened, no? What information should come to light that the team wouldn't be aware of currently? If nothing, then I'd think some...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: ProJo Does it Again
Replies: 70
Views: 1874

Re: ProJo Does it Again

I made the point in one of my posts in this thread that one of the reasons for the disparate treatment of the two game stories is that Bill wrote a big story on the Brown game and an algorithm wrote the URI blurb. But that is not an excuse, it is specifically part of my issue. If circumstances leav...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: ProJo Does it Again
Replies: 70
Views: 1874

Re: ProJo Does it Again

I don't think I would be using the Herald as a barometer for the coverage the Projo should provide -- The Projo is just another dying print media. In 2005, they did 164K on weekdays and 231K on Sundays. In 2011, they did 94K on weekdays and 129K on Sundays. Today they do 56K on weekdays and 72K on S...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 21938

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

9 days until the official start of college basketball, if there are player suspensions, they will happen soon. It's been almost a week since the event, Dan and Thorr are well aware of the happenings. If there were suspensions or external punishments you'd have already heard. IMHO, I don't think tha...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 21938

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

God forbid I bring up PC, but Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock were never charged at PC and their names were out there. Their names weren't announced until over 4 months later. The report never named the players, but it was pretty easy to piece together when someone said two members of the team we...

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