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by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Team Progress
Replies: 124
Views: 4347

Re: Team Progress

the one definite in my book is that Gil Biruta will dominate A10 big men. i watched a good deal of his games at RU, he combines russian toughness with european big man skills. look what kanacevic does for st joe. no reason to think Gil wont be that and more, Kanacevic was a hofstra recruit, Gil a bi...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 101
Views: 2758

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

Henton fell in his lap when Gregory left Dayton. Easy on the credit there, extenuating circumstances similar to Dunn and Ledo.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Team Progress
Replies: 124
Views: 4347

Re: Team Progress

Trip to Italy to play some pro teams...will be a great experience for the team and our future!!!
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 101
Views: 2758

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

PC showing up today, thank god for Keno's boys - Cotton and Fortune.

I think it was superfly who downplayed Cotton's abilities, to excuse the season. For my money he is a very good college player, would take him on my team anytime. All the intangibles and a helluva shooter.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 101
Views: 2758

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

call it like it is sean...this season is a major disappointment for Friar fans.
If Ledo goes pro you guys are Facked!
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 20: URI @ #9 Butler - GameDay!!
Replies: 193
Views: 4959

Re: Game 20: URI @ #9 Butler - GameDay!!

Rod, have to disagree with you on Hare. Yes he gets pushed around on D, has bad footwork, no back to the basket game, appears lost at times...but his upside is through the roof. Its impossible to predict if he will reach his potential, but I am definitely not ready to give up on a long, athletic 6'1...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 20: URI @ #9 Butler - GameDay!!
Replies: 193
Views: 4959

Re: Game 20: URI @ #9 Butler - GameDay!!

go away friar fan or family member of the former coach. please
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 20: URI @ #9 Butler - GameDay!!
Replies: 193
Views: 4959

Re: Game 20: URI @ #9 Butler

ballsy Hoopz but i like it!! Go Rhody
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 101
Views: 2758

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

agree with that. great game.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 101
Views: 2758

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

that's a big leap sean, I have seen him play on a few occasions. it is VERY rare for any FR to have that type of impact. you are saying he alone would get you from the bottom of the big east to the upper middle or top of BE in order to be ranked. council has to be close to 90% from what i have seen ...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!

hahahaha you're becoming a joke more and more. we should fire Hurley and hire you.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!

listen to the coach, the offensive system we are employing this year is out of NECESSITY. he does not have the pieces to run the offense he would like, nor the defense for that matter. this year is a band aid, the only investment being made for the future is in the culture and how he wants our guys ...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 101
Views: 2758

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

I remember the talk was with Ledo you guys were a legit NCAA team, possibly ranked during the season? do you still feel that way, just curious.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 101
Views: 2758

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

i see things i would be concerned with half way through Year 2. you have 3 quasi PGs who are all talented and you guys committed 18 TOs against UConn, who is not the UConn they used to be. you say you are young, but you arent really that young this year. Your 3 best scorers, Council, Cotton and Batt...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 101
Views: 2758

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

i dont get the notion that this is a lost season for PC heading into it. you have a good amount of talent. experience in the back court. last year was the lost season, saying this year is too seems to be giving Cooley a long leash. so is next year the year for high expectations? i assume then that a...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 101
Views: 2758

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

VC just tweeted, Coleman and Giplaye I think responded to it, but I dont think VC tweeted to them specifically. Yes not a good idea for VC to air his dirty laundry on social media, but that is my point....a senior starting PG should not be a cancer unless there is something going on behind closed do...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 101
Views: 2758

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

seems like a little trouble on smith street a senior PG and program mainstay for 4 years getting benched, not a good sign. providence should be winning more games. what happened to Sidiki? has the preacher already worn out his welcome with his current team? would love to hear from the friar faithful...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!

what a dumb question....GBG is right 62.9% of the time, compared to DH who so far this season is successful less than 32.5% of the time based on our W/L record. furthermore, with a weighted adjustment that accounts for the fact that GBG is making his calls from 1000 miles away he would jump up to 71...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!

Frick and Frack? Now you have shown your true colors, get this non fan outta here please.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!

Geezus GBG, if Jordan Hare could establish position deep on the blocks and had a back-to-the basket game I am sure we would be feeding the ball to him all game long. I trust what the coaches see in practice far exceeds any notions you might have. If you listened to the pre-game with DH yesterday he ...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: TJ Buchanan
Replies: 69
Views: 2286

Re: TJ Buchanan

In his pre-game radio interview DH did say that TJ was the best pure passer on the team. However, in general I agree with the POV of 15yearlurker. TJ is not a PG. And for all those who think EC is going to tear it up immediately you should really table those hopes. Kris Dunn was a Top 20 player and ...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - In Game

i think they would call that fairweather fans!

some big mouths on here who bitched for years about Baron have vanished, and I am sure are not at the games as they said they would be.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - In Game

Agree, students get an A+ on this night. They actually got a pretty good game as well, helluva effort from the undermanned Rams.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - In Game

u have to LOVE Dan f'in Hurley. he has more energy than anyone in that building. we will win and win soon. just maybe not tonight.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - In Game

so far that was his "how do you do" moment.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: New Strategy to Get Students to the VCU Game
Replies: 55
Views: 1936

Re: New Strategy to Get Students to the VCU Game

radio said 2500 students

looked full behind the 1 hoop they showed

if so looks like the mktg tricks and vcu drew well
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - In Game

Welcome to Rhode Island Jordan Hare. 4pts, 2 boards and 2 blocks in opening 4 minutes.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - PreGame

If you are listening to DH on the pre-game he is confirming what many of us have said about this year's team...he is coaching them uniquely, and almost nothing strategically is likely to be similar next year. He has already said the way we play defense is to make the opponent take the worst shot pos...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - PreGame

Just checked out VCUs roster for the first time. Seems like they have a pretty tall team. I hope we can keep up with them on the boards, I don't want to see a bunch of second chance opportunities for a team like this. Not sure what you mean by "a team like this" -- but if you dont want to...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: New Strategy to Get Students to the VCU Game
Replies: 55
Views: 1936

Re: New Strategy to Get Students to the VCU Game

beer isnt the solution to an amped up crowd

all it means is more use of the bathrooms

fordham has a bar under the gym, enjoyed a beer there this past weekend.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving
Replies: 1359
Views: 60355

Re: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving?

TV contracts get re-negotiated all the time, especially if there is a just cause, like a potential realignment. The X factor for the A10 in this whole deal is the rights holder to our current TV contract. Clearly they do not want to see the 3-4 best programs jump ship to a competing network. The que...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving
Replies: 1359
Views: 60355

Re: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving?

exactly 78, what i believe is a logical result. they will get close to the same they get now, create a new league, and still have a compelling 3-4x jump to lure our biggest fish. the baloney about the 5MM/yr someone is going to pay to PC to televise basketball games is asinine. fyi the reason under ...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - PreGame

VCU -10 seems like easy money if you are a betting man if we lose in single digits we will likely have had to play a helluva game and i'll be happy. unfortunately i dont see that happening. saying they are a bad matchup for our current composition of a team would be the understatement of the year. I...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving
Replies: 1359
Views: 60355

Re: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving?

how much do you make in your current deal? I thought it was in the neighborhood of 1.3-1.5? Your math above paints a scenario where you end up flat, at 1.5. The net number is all that matters, if you are incurring a penalty within the payout then the gross number is irrelevant, because that money ca...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - PreGame

Alex and Ani are sponsors of the team....of course that is pre-determined. I dont understand that one.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving
Replies: 1359
Views: 60355

Re: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving?

double secret probation
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '13 PG MI EC Matthews (URI - Signed LOI)
Replies: 390
Views: 35536

Re: '13 PG MI EC Matthews (URI - Signed LOI)

i believe it was Herb Dixon that i was thinking about. awkward looking shot, but could jump through the gym.

i remember Cordell, but he wasnt a PG right?
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving
Replies: 1359
Views: 60355

Re: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving?

i am sure the C7 will get out of the steep exit fee, or at minimum they will negotiate the number way down. yes the network would bear the brunt of that expense, whatever it ends up being, and I am sure that is factored in the numbers. but i still think these numbers when they are actualized will no...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving
Replies: 1359
Views: 60355

Re: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving?

they were offering 500MM is an internet rumor that was never substantiated....then it became 300MM. No one knows the numbers unless they are in the negotiations, confident you are not present in those. but you also are refuting logic by thinking the C7 and 3-4 good A10 programs can command that numb...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving
Replies: 1359
Views: 60355

Re: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving?

do you hear yourself in that last line? and you think it makes any sense? so someone is going to pay 5X the amount because its more stable, even though the product sucks in comparison? the majority of the C7 is currently the crap at the bottom of the big east.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI Basketball Right Now
Replies: 98
Views: 3600

Re: URI Basketball Right Now

well if you look at it this way.... Reischel replaces Nik Minnis replaces Dre Biruta replaces Brooks right there you would seem to have a night and day exchange...add a year of development for Powell, X, Hare and Aaman. And then The Big O, Martin and Matthews are the cherry on top. We will have chem...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving
Replies: 1359
Views: 60355

Re: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving?

the most recent reports have the C7 trying to make next season their last in the BE.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '13 PG MI EC Matthews (URI - Signed LOI)
Replies: 390
Views: 35536

Re: '13 PG MI EC Matthews (URI - Signed LOI)

when's the last time we had a PG that could throw down like that.....um never!! there was one, name escapes me, wanna say in the 90s pre Tyson, great athlete so so PG. maybe Rod or some of the other historians on the site know who i am talking about. besides that cant think of one, Dawan maybe could...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving
Replies: 1359
Views: 60355

Re: Big East - Basketball Only Schools Leaving?

Sean i disagree in a major way on that point, the Big East name is part of the "brand" the network is buying. Yes its the sum of the parts, but the value of the new league is diluted to some extent without the name. Joe Public cares about Big East Basketball. I have said since Day 1 that r...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - GameDay!
Replies: 225
Views: 6655

Re: Game #19: Virginia Commonwealth University - PreGame

we would need everything to go right for it to even be competitive, their defense will give us fits Powell will have to play the game of his life, as he will absorb much of the pressure and burden of getting us into our offense amidst the HAVOC around him. Nik and Malone will have to both play above...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #18- URI @ Fordham
Replies: 193
Views: 4963

Re: Game #18- URI @ Fordham

Hurley is the coach who you love to hate as an opposing fan, but love as the coach of your own team. As URI fans you'll hate the way I put this, but the guy is a jackass on the sideline. He's stomping his feet, he's coming way out of the coaches box to voice his displeasure, he's screaming at offic...
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI Basketball Right Now
Replies: 98
Views: 3600

Re: URI Basketball Right Now

seanmc94 wrote:Biruta needs to keep it bottled up. With his size; he shouldn't ever leave the paint. Careful on looking fo rofense out of teh big O. Still very raw. I see him being a banger and a defensive presence first, offense later


have you ever seen him play?
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #12- Games of Interest
Replies: 58
Views: 2007

Re: Week #12- Games of Interest

Lasalle is much better than you'd think. Beat two ranked teams in 1 week for first time since 1952. Good back court and a 7 footer. They got blitzed in the 2nd half by the VCU "havoc" defense, withstood it and came roaring back to win.
by bigappleram
5 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hurley article in Winter 2013 Quadrangles
Replies: 107
Views: 3883

Re: Hurley article in Winter 2013 Quadrangles

there are plenty of formerly outspoken "fans" of URI who haven't shown their support for the new regime as they claimed they would the minute Baron was let go.
#talkischeap

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