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by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 271
Views: 11257

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
1 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 271
Views: 11257

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
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 40
Views: 1739

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
4 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Exhibition vs Buffalo for hurricane charity
Replies: 101
Views: 4180

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 21838

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 20891

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
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: ProJo Does it Again
Replies: 70
Views: 1500

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
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: ProJo Does it Again
Replies: 70
Views: 1500

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
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 20891

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
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 20891

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...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Transfer Eligibility Changing ?
Replies: 36
Views: 937

Re: Transfer rule changes

In most cases, you may not compete for one year after transferring from a four-year college to another four-year college. This year is an opportunity to adjust to your new school and focus on your studies rather than sports. However, there are exceptions that may allow you to compete during the firs...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Transfer Eligibility Changing ?
Replies: 36
Views: 937

Re: Transfer rule changes

There are two things I believe: 1) If a coach leaves a school, a player should have __ days to be able to transfer and not have to sit a year. 2) If a player accepts a scholarship to play college basketball, he should be guaranteed a 4 year scholarship, even if he is "brizzed." Outside of ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 SC SF - Jimmy Nichols Jr. (PC)
Replies: 38
Views: 2589

Re: '18 SC SF - Jimmy Nichols Jr. (Offer)

It doesn't appear as cut and dry. Nichols lives in SC and they have hosted him unofficially a few times. Don't know if Miami is a serious contender either. http://www.goupstate.com/sports/20170904/nichols-to-reveal-college-choice-on-tuesday Correct, the rumor for a long time was that if USC had off...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 91
Views: 3084

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

There are pros and cons to running a 4 guard offense. You can beat many teams simply by being more athletic than them, and you are probably better with a 6'6/6'7 athlete than a 6'8/6'9 stiff manning the paint. But let's not pretend there are not flaws ... People love to mention the 2016 Villanova te...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Practice Facility at PC
Replies: 69
Views: 2518

Re: Practice Facility at PC

It was because PC did not have to pay for an arena, due to the gift of RI taxpayers, that PC had the money to build their practice facility and upgrade many other athletics venues on its campus. In an indirect sense, RI taxpayers helped make their practice facility a reality. URI had to commit tens...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Practice Facility at PC
Replies: 69
Views: 2518

Re: Practice Facility at PC

PC can do what they want with their money. As long as the taxpayers don't pay a damn dime (like we were forced to with the Dunkin dump). It was because PC did not have to pay for an arena, due to the gift of RI taxpayers, that PC had the money to build their practice facility and upgrade many other...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Fun With Trolls
Replies: 46
Views: 466

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)

TBH, I want to see David Duke at Providence College. It gives Rhody fans a chance to see a great talent play at least once a year, if not more if they happen to catch more than the PC game vs URI. The school's in his top 5 don't affect us at all (other than playing PC once/year), not one of them is...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2860
Views: 180489

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

The notion that stars mean nothing (or very little) is very false. Yes, there will be guys ranked in the Top 50 or Top 75 who will be busts, and yes, there will be guys in the Top 150 or even Top 200 who will become stars. But the probability of getting a stud or key piece around 150 or 200 is much...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2860
Views: 180489

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

The notion that stars mean nothing (or very little) is very false. Yes, there will be guys ranked in the Top 50 or Top 75 who will be busts, and yes, there will be guys in the Top 150 or even Top 200 who will become stars. But the probability of getting a stud or key piece around 150 or 200 is much ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhode Island Basketball Tourney
Replies: 75
Views: 3302

Re: Rhode Island Basketball Tourney

There is really no way to make this work, not in RI. The only way it would work is if Brown-Bryant played every year before PC-URI, but even that does not work at all. Maybe something in New England -- but I think there would be too many teams that feel like they belong in that, and many of them are...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East, ACC, A10 and Colonial form officiating alliance
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Big East, ACC, A10 and Colonial form officiating alliance

My understanding of the initial plan was for conferences to better coordinate travel schedules for officials -- Rather than have Official A in Kingston on Night 1, Miami on Night 2, and Providence on Night 3, they work together on the schedule to make sure that their officials aren't flying back and...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 Canada PG Jaelin Llewellyn (Princeton Commit)
Replies: 16
Views: 1548

Re: '18 Canada PG Jaelin Llewellyn (Princeton Commit)

Rankings are subjective and based a lot on what school someone signs with. Many times it's assumed to be this, because the big updates come in the summer as tournaments play out. A guy who was previously ranked 100+ and all of a sudden has a breakout summer may get an offer from Duke, signs with Du...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 674
Views: 35216

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I guess I differ than you TP, since I consider a mid-major any conference that usually in an average season would have 2-4 bids. I would consider a low-major a conference that usually has 1 bid, and a major conference usually more than 4. I think P5 is a poor designation as it pertains to basketbal...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 674
Views: 35216

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I guess I differ than you TP, since I consider a mid-major any conference that usually in an average season would have 2-4 bids. I would consider a low-major a conference that usually has 1 bid, and a major conference usually more than 4. I think P5 is a poor designation as it pertains to basketball...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 674
Views: 35216

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

If Penn St. finishes 11-7 or better in the B1G and devours that OOC schedule, they are in and likely a 7-8 seed. If they finished 10-8 in the B1G, they are probably still in the 9-10 range assuming they have some marquee home/road wins. If they finish 9-9, they could still be square on the bubble 11...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win
Replies: 25
Views: 844

Re: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win

Interesting to see if elite programs change their scheduling. *cough cough* Syracuse *cough* If anything it might just reinforce it - in conference they will still play road games at some combination of Duke, UNC, Louisville, Notre Dame, etc. I think the big thing is that itll be harder to make a t...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News
Replies: 1407
Views: 104377

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

Delroy James is playing for Team Fancy in the TBT. They advanced to the Sweet 16 on Saturday by beating a Villanova alumni team. James scored 21 points in the Round 2 contest and added 8 rebounds. He was the high scorer in their Game 1 victory as well. Team Fancy next plays on Thursday, July 20th, a...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 271
Views: 11257

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I think Morris is a great fit to fill Amir's spot in the starting lineup.
Amir was a better rebounder, but not significantly so.
I believe Morris is a 36% 3 pointer shooter for his career, which should be a nice upgrade for a Steven's offense.
Should get plenty of open looks with IT and now Hayward.
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Basketball Practice Facilities Review
Replies: 50
Views: 5625

Re: Basketball Practice Facilities Review

ATP is right ... I believe I read an article that discussed the big donors for the new basketball facility at Gonzaga. I believe they just became fans 5 years ago, after seeing them play in Arizona. I don't believe they have any previous affiliation with the school. In the last 20 years, school enro...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 271
Views: 11257

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Anyone watch the summer league game the other night? My guy to watch is Zizic. We know Brown can play, and I think we know Tatum can score at this level, but at this point, Zizic is kind of an important piece. C's have no backup bigs with any NBA experience. It's Zizic and Yabousele in that role bat...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 271
Views: 11257

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

It's the beauty of the NBA... with $100 million salary cap and many teams unable to sign true top talents, teams need to sign guys to short-term, high value contracts to even make the cap floor.
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 271
Views: 11257

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

More Great News: Kevin O'Connor NBA Staff Writer for "The Ringer" Three league sources sense the current favorite for Gordon Hayward is Miami. Reasons: better lifestyle, Spoelstra, "feature scoring role." Things can obviously change after meetings. But Miami clearly should not be...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 271
Views: 11257

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

LOL, I've always said the way the NBA sets up free agency, it's a farce that all teams with cap space can offer the same deal Take this example ...You work as a marketing rep. A firm in LA offers you $250K to move to LA and work for them. At the same time, a firm in Billings, MT offers you $250K to ...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 271
Views: 11257

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

The Pacers definitely got screwed by George's public desire to go play in LA --- it's not that he owed Pritchard or Indiana anything, but you have to acknowledge it's very hard to swing a trade to another team for max assets when the other team is thinks there is minimal chance of retaining him. His...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 271
Views: 11257

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

It just continues to show, it's all about LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION ... The NBA salary cap structure with set maxes is a killer for many times ... If a player wants to maximize their money, they go to a state with no income tax ... If they want a great location, there are plenty of them out there. ...
by rjsuperfly66
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 271
Views: 11257

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Can't believe all is quiet here on the NBA front ... Hayward still at large. George to the Thunder. Griffin back to LA. FA has been live for not even 12 hours, and it looks like the big 4th of July spectacle we would have all loved has been rained out. Hayward will still help if he comes here, but t...

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