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by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 11357

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

Further to the above comment, wouldn't expect a very hostile environment at Bama. From the SEC games I have seen on TV they don't draw well at all for OOC games...can't imagine URI, without a number next to us, will be a big draw. Better for us.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 48
Views: 1663

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

ATPTourFan wrote:That should be the last straw, Ace. No more ESPN. They fired all their college basketball writing talent. I support CBS Sports and The Athletic these days.


The Athletic is excellent.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 11357

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

I was shocked when PC went small, virtually playing right into our hands. They made little attempt to post up Bullock, who could have had a field day taking uncontested 8 footers. Watson scored easily on us but only got 3 shots and 19 minutes. Not a good game for big Ed. The flip side of that is tha...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

Sounds about right Blue. Your ambition was stonewalled, it's a RI thing.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 11357

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

Can you stop saying that though...we don't have a tendency to do that. In an earlier thread I posted how we have played from the lead in 100 of the 120 minutes against our last 3 Big East opponents (creighton, seton hall, pc). We led 75-80% of the game against Oregon. There is no data that backs up ...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

Agreed. I blame him for no succession plan :)
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 48
Views: 1663

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

Since some think winning games (especially PC) and selling beer are the only things that drive interest and attendance can we find out how many mini plans have been purchased since Saturday? We do sell beer.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

Another great branding asset that has all but disappeared from the game experience, Rhody the Ram.
Old Rhody was 1 of our most marketable assets and was put out to pasture. Dumb.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 11357

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

Wake up call.... Look, it Cooley had been less worried about officiating, he'd have noticed Watson continually beating Berry and Langevine, down the floor, at will. Watson has a few bunnies doing that. Could have been a much different game, if they concentrated on that. Maybe our defense disrupted ...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

You do yeomans work EZ and I can't imagine how dull the environment would be in there without you providing the leadership and spirit you champion every game. Keep doing you!
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 48
Views: 1663

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

The time to promote our current players has almost come and gone. We should have branding the program in the late summer and fall...and i would have created a campaign using Dan, EC and Jared as the face of the program. But we have been over this ad nauseum...a golden opportunity was missed between ...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

The noise during the anthem unacceptable. Profanities, within reason, from rowdy and potentially liquored up college kids has to be expected and accepted. I think older folks could understand the occasional profanities more if they were also accompanied by more witty chants and expressions. For exam...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 48
Views: 1663

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

Fatts is another asset we could be using to "brand" the program. He is the epitome of our brand of basketball - tough, scrappy, challenger, fearless. On top of that he is already a fan favorite - the name "Fatts", the dimunitive size, the Philly swag, so much there to work with. ...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29866

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

Also of note, those are 3 of the Top 5 BE programs for last season and this one. Creighton team this year is the exact team we played, minus their NBA prospect Center (Patten) who is now gone to the pros.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29866

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

In 120 minutes of action vs Creighton (NCAAs), Seton Hall and Providence we have been in the lead for approximately 100 minutes.
Or roughly 85% of the game time.

Basically, we own the Big East. :)
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 11357

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

If we win out the rest of OOC we won't have to even win the regular season to dance. We will be in, barring unforeseen collapse. We will be playing for a seed line.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

Watson is a beast, and he will be a problem for teams for the next 4 years. I think PC has an interesting chemistry test at play for Cooley this season - their underclassmen are more talented and have higher ceilings than their more experienced upperclassmen. How he balances playing time and provide...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

Agree on RJ. Like his contributions, though I thought it was the kiss of death when he predicted a URI double digit victory. Fitting in EC is more difficult on the defensive end than the offensive side. It's no mystery that EC is not a defensive stopper, and his minutes have been re-distributed to S...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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 bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5148

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

Your chosen screen name is a complaint. You are an internet cliche.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

A big guy to guard the in-bound pass (which he eventually stole) and then someone to foul.
It was an odd series of events that the kid ended up on the line.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #4 - Games of Interest
Replies: 77
Views: 3024

Re: Week #4 - Games of Interest

Rhody74 wrote:Nevada may turn out to be a good loss. We may meet again in March. Schmidt will have the Bonnies ready.


May? It was, is, and will be a good loss. They are a Bona fide Top 40ish team.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)
Replies: 99
Views: 3393

Re: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)

On Monday a giant billboard should go up in Providence with the headline

Changing of the Guard
Pic of Dan, EC and Jared
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

For most part their fans are taking it well. Except for little water boy who loves to read here and then post there what scum we are...so glad we drained the swamp of that little bitch boy.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5148

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

We beat PC and you’re over here posting in the Brown thread about Michael Johnson. I can’t.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

Whatever happened between Stan and PC players at that concert was certainly part of the on court banter. He seemed to enjoy this win as much as us fans. Clearly he was playing with a chip.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

Contain Kyron Cartwright and you beat PC. Worse game I have seen him play in years. Didn’t even know he was out there
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

Now Koch can foresee 2 decades into the future. He really picked the wrong career with those skills. Agree with Rod, with friends like that...contrast that with how KMac or Rooke cover the Friars. And then he has the gall to say the state doesn’t support the program, if their source of information w...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5148

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

I would expect that opinion from you PMM. The next time you express a positive sentiment would be the first, you must be a big hit at parties. The cliched internet contarian. Dan’s job was to make this program relevant again, get back to the tourney, and build something sustainable. Check, check, ch...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: Coach Cox insight into recruiting
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Coach Cox insight into recruiting

That's a great listen everyone should be sure to check it out. Goes through every recruit and their overall process for talent evaluation.
Sounds like they think Tyrese is a major steal, and that Jermaine, Brandon and Tate are ready to go from Day 1.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

It's not game attendance in a vacuum. It's everything. First, he wants his colleagues to be as ambitious as he is. Then he wants to see people put their money where there mouth is. He wants to be great, every year, does the rest of the administration?
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

Listen to our coach. "Branding the program"...hmm we have some talking about that in the marketing thread. Branding the program isn't via banner ads to sell tickets. Some people get it, some don't. Unfortunately the people responsible for that are part of the group that doesn't get it. If ...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 209
Views: 7116

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern

Hmm so Dan inferred they thought it was a hernia....was he drunk? :)
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14794

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

For me Kyron Cartwright, and containing him, is the key to beating PC. He absolutely destroyed us last year. He has a penchant for hitting big shots, and making big plays...end of shot clock, end of games, stopping runs, etc. Moreso than his scoring, we cannot let him penetrate and facilitate easy s...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 209
Views: 7116

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern

That philly swag...it's a thing.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5148

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

Dan has done a lot here, but I don't blame the fan that still needs it to be proven that this team is for real. How many years of hype have we heard about this team, and we only hit pay dirt last year because we got hit in the A10 tourney. Brown is about the least "sexy" opponent ever, I ...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3919

Re: Any injury updates?

Nothing was made up.
Nothing was told to anyone by a drunk person or whatever was inferred.
Let's leave at that, happy the kid is back on the court and seems good to go. We need him.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5148

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

Fwiw Akele didn't play poorly vs Seton Hall. He had 4 points in 9 minutes. And played solid D that game. He was awful vs UVA. Not much to takeaway from this game, Brown was god awful IMO. Good to see Langevine moving well, best he has looked this season. Jared and Stan have been our only two consist...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5148

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

That facebook money at work.
Agree production quality is great for a streaming product.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)
Replies: 99
Views: 3393

Re: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)

We need different tactics for different audiences (i.e. students, South County community, RI-based alums, general basketball fans). Let's make it even more granular...this board is basically the frequent flyer club for URI hoops, have we ever been engaged directly? What about a special Keaney Blue n...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)
Replies: 99
Views: 3393

Re: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)

Are we talking about Friartown (and our lack thereof?) That is your way of knowing it is making an impact. I can't even go there with the assertion that everyone at an airport is miserable. I wonder if a family returning from Disney world, or a soldier returning from Iraq, or a kid getting off a pla...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)
Replies: 99
Views: 3393

Re: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)

Yeah, why would the state university and their marquee sports program want to be the first thing you see when you land at the state's only airport. Blasphemy! It's a high impact placement, you aren't fighting with a million other ad messages at an airport, you take-over the environment and drive imp...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)
Replies: 99
Views: 3393

Re: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)

There are 40-50k alums...there are an additional group of thousands and thousands of casual basketball/sports fans. That is our market.
It takes more than social media to engage and entice them.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3919

Re: Any injury updates?

Good points, i thought it was mentioned in the post game something about a groin situation and i heard some whispers in BK
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ALL HAIL JARED TERRELL
Replies: 18
Views: 875

Re: ALL HAIL JARED TERRELL

They are different players. EC is a pure scorer whereas JT is more multi-dimensional and can beat you in different ways. Not sure we really need to pit one against the other, it’s great to have 2 prolific scorers, makes us hard to guard when both are in there. I think JT has earned the shot to take...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)
Replies: 99
Views: 3393

Re: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)

And Iggy that is because you are "cookied" and they are merely re-targeting you. I get 100 of them a day. But they don't need to market to me. It's the most cost efficient and targeted marketing they can do, due to the data that digital media provides, so it needs to be part of the mix. Ho...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)
Replies: 99
Views: 3393

Re: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)

Those are all direct marketing tactics. Yep we need those. But we also need brand building. Win games, build a brand, create long term equity...on top of meeting short term sales needs. We need both, not one or the other. The target market is simple: URI alums (50,000) and casual basketball fans in ...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3919

Re: Any injury updates?

They do and usually a 2-3 week recovery time post op. Maybe that isn't what it was if his trajectory is trending towards him getting back on the floor.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3919

Re: Any injury updates?

I heard it was a hernia for Cyril...but that is not 100%.
Also EC told someone in the BK hotel he wanted to be back in 2 weeks.

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