Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)

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Postby rambone 78 » 4 weeks ago

If the team is as overconfident as some on here, then they are in trouble.

History shows us we can't take anybody for granted. Even tonight's opponent.
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Postby ramster » 4 weeks ago

steviep123 wrote:Birdman confirmed on twitter WVA was the big news he was talking about:




First off - he knew this board went nuts with 9 pages and could have calmed the masses but chose not to for months
Second - he made this sound to be considerably bigger than it actually turned out
Third - it sounds like it's not even a home and home like most thought - it's just a single game at the Mohegan Sun. People didn't go ape-shit when other Big Name Teams were announced for the Mohegan Sun in the past or compare this announcement to Hurley making URI the Gonzaga of the East Coast with this announcement
Fourth - we STILL don't know for sure if it's just a single game vs home and home

In the time since this Huge news coming tweet of 2 months ago - there have been 2 announcements that I consider bigger that came with very little fanfare:

The Diamond Head Classic In Hawaii next Christmas - much more excited about that upcoming trip than a drive over to the Mohegan for West Virginia. Given a choice of one over the other I take the Hawaii Trip hands down

The news from Section105 posted that he heard on his visit to the Alumni Gathering in Sarasota a few days ago. 105 confirmed from President Dooley that The Dedicated Practice Center was in the planning stages and a formal announcement would be forthcoming. 105 calmly delivered the news in an unassuming fashion.

Little fanfare on either of those two announcements but both are very significant to this Program
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Postby adam914 » 4 weeks ago

Now you want to blame him for not coming on here and putting an end to the board blowing things out of proportion? This is insane.
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Postby ATPTourFan » 4 weeks ago

TruePoint wrote:Not if it is a neutral court game.


My understanding is the court is physically neutral (not the Ryan Center), but it will be managed by Rhode Island, and thus be a home game by RPI standards. It would be in the season ticket package.

Again this is just my understanding, but it could be incorrect and be a straight neutral game operated by a 3rd party.
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Postby section(105) » 4 weeks ago

.......ramster, accurately captured my MO in update on the practice facility....thx
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Postby TruePoint » 4 weeks ago

ATPTourFan wrote:
TruePoint wrote:Not if it is a neutral court game.


My understanding is the court is physically neutral (not the Ryan Center), but it will be managed by Rhode Island, and thus be a home game by RPI standards. It would be in the season ticket package.

Again this is just my understanding, but it could be incorrect and be a straight neutral game operated by a 3rd party.


If that is the case, then yes would be in the season ticket package. I understood that originally it would be a home game as part of a two game series, and so therefore would be in the package. But when the news came that it was a one game series at neither team’s home court, I assumed it would be a straight up neutral court game. Maybe that was a bad assumption, but if I were URI no way would I want a game played at Mohegan to count as a home game. My fans are going to go anyways. Making it part of the season ticket package isn’t worth trade off in terms of the neutral game on your resume.
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Postby Rhodyram » 4 weeks ago

I don’t know the ins and outs of scheduling/revenue but it’s looking like we will be getting less than the 16 Ryan Center games that we had this year on next years schedule. With the game being at Mohegan, wouldn’t it be a plus to have the ability to put this into the season ticket package- especially if the game is still considered neutral??
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Postby ATPTourFan » 4 weeks ago

If it's in the season tix package, the game cannot be considered neutral, officially speaking.
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Neuter it....
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adam914 wrote:Now you want to blame him for not coming on here and putting an end to the board blowing things out of proportion? This is insane.


No, that’s not my intent.
It sounds like you want to blame this all on some Keaney Blue posters who blew this all out of proportion

This started with Birdmanjrjr saying he had huge news. Posters imaginations started running to include many possibilities for 10 pages over 2 months
Sure you can blame boardmembers
He had me wondering for weeks
Turned out it was the WVU game that many already were aware of before this guy said he knew something we didn’t.
Even then he didn’t break the actual news.

But when he saw the board going nuts he could have said it was about the WVU game but didn’t.

Then after Rothstein airs it the Birdman tweets well what do you think of my news?

Guy has some kind of ego

But whatever. The guys and idiot and so am I for falling for reading his garbage. Hours of life wasted on this thread. Lesson learned. I hope.
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Postby theblueram » 4 weeks ago

I thought it was part of a double header? If that is the case I would assume it's not part of the season tix.
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Postby ramster » 4 weeks ago

section(105) wrote:.......ramster, accurately captured my MO in update on the practice facility....thx


Your welcome section 105. The news you shared that Plans in motion for a designated practice facility with a formal announcement upcoming that was straight from the URI President was front page headline news.
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Postby theblueram » 4 weeks ago

Next we'll have Birdman flipping out because we have a date with Xavier or Temple.
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Postby steviep123 » 4 weeks ago

ATPTourFan wrote:Totally... wow. Letdown city.

The WVA game was the worst kept secret around before he even tweeted.


I disagree. Not a letdown in my opinion. Unless people thought it meant a home and home with Duke or UNC, and this was overhyped, creating a false sense of letdown of "only WVA." Any chance you get to play a Big 12 team that is typically in the top 15, it's a great move!
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ramster wrote:
adam914 wrote:Now you want to blame him for not coming on here and putting an end to the board blowing things out of proportion? This is insane.


No, that’s not my intent.
It sounds like you want to blame this all on some Keaney Blue posters who blew this all out of proportion

This started with Birdmanjrjr saying he had huge news. Posters imaginations started running to include many possibilities for 10 pages over 2 months
Sure you can blame boardmembers
He had me wondering for weeks
Turned out it was the WVU game that many already were aware of before this guy said he knew something we didn’t.
Even then he didn’t break the actual news.

But when he saw the board going nuts he could have said it was about the WVU game but didn’t.

Then after Rothstein airs it the Birdman tweets well what do you think of my news?

Guy has some kind of ego

But whatever. The guys and idiot and so am I for falling for reading his garbage. Hours of life wasted on this thread. Lesson learned. I hope.


Yes, I do want to blame a post on Keaney Blue all on Keaney Blue posters. The only people that posted here were Keaney Blue posters, how could there possibly be anyone else to blame?

I don't even know the guy, so I feel crazy trying to defend him like this, but I literally have no idea how you are having this kind of reaction to a tweet from a fan.
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Postby ATPTourFan » 4 weeks ago

theblueram wrote:I thought it was part of a double header? If that is the case I would assume it's not part of the season tix.


BlueRam, good point. If part of a doubleheader, that makes it more of a Made for TV event than a RI home operation. Good news then.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 4 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure this was originally supposed to be a home and home. Something must have fallen through. That's probably why it took so long for this to be announced.
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Postby TruePoint » 4 weeks ago

adam914 wrote:
ramster wrote:
adam914 wrote:Now you want to blame him for not coming on here and putting an end to the board blowing things out of proportion? This is insane.


No, that’s not my intent.
It sounds like you want to blame this all on some Keaney Blue posters who blew this all out of proportion

This started with Birdmanjrjr saying he had huge news. Posters imaginations started running to include many possibilities for 10 pages over 2 months
Sure you can blame boardmembers
He had me wondering for weeks
Turned out it was the WVU game that many already were aware of before this guy said he knew something we didn’t.
Even then he didn’t break the actual news.

But when he saw the board going nuts he could have said it was about the WVU game but didn’t.

Then after Rothstein airs it the Birdman tweets well what do you think of my news?

Guy has some kind of ego

But whatever. The guys and idiot and so am I for falling for reading his garbage. Hours of life wasted on this thread. Lesson learned. I hope.


Yes, I do want to blame a post on Keaney Blue all on Keaney Blue posters. The only people that posted here were Keaney Blue posters, how could there possibly be anyone else to blame?

I don't even know the guy, so I feel crazy trying to defend him like this, but I literally have no idea how you are having this kind of reaction to a tweet from a fan.


This board going 10 pages deep based on one tweet from one fan is entirely on the board and not at all on the fan who made the tweet.

Further, there is nothing wrong with a message board filling 10 pages of board space about more or less nothing - that is what the internet is all about. There was also nothing wrong with the fan's tweet - fans are allowed to be excited, they're allowed to share their excitement via social media, and they are allowed to be as excited as they want and express that however they want. I understand the tweeting fan and I understand the speculating posters. The people who I don't understand are the ones who were psychologically tormented by this thread's existence. I didn't participate a lot here because I thought I knew what the news was, but I definitely was not BOTHERED that the thread existed.

Finally, like Adam, I do not know birdmanjrjr. But unlike Adam, I do not feel crazy defending birdmanjrjr here because I can tell you that I like the guy because his twitter name is birdman junior...junior. Pure gold. Love that guy. You're talking to a guy who named his first born son Truepoint Jr. and only half kiddingly lobbied to name his second born son Truepoint Jr. Jr. Birdman Junior Junior can play on my team any time with a name like that.
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Postby ramster » 4 weeks ago

adam914 wrote:
ramster wrote:
adam914 wrote:Now you want to blame him for not coming on here and putting an end to the board blowing things out of proportion? This is insane.


No, that’s not my intent.
It sounds like you want to blame this all on some Keaney Blue posters who blew this all out of proportion

This started with Birdmanjrjr saying he had huge news. Posters imaginations started running to include many possibilities for 10 pages over 2 months
Sure you can blame boardmembers
He had me wondering for weeks
Turned out it was the WVU game that many already were aware of before this guy said he knew something we didn’t.
Even then he didn’t break the actual news.

But when he saw the board going nuts he could have said it was about the WVU game but didn’t.

Then after Rothstein airs it the Birdman tweets well what do you think of my news?

Guy has some kind of ego

But whatever. The guys and idiot and so am I for falling for reading his garbage. Hours of life wasted on this thread. Lesson learned. I hope.


Yes, I do want to blame a post on Keaney Blue all on Keaney Blue posters. The only people that posted here were Keaney Blue posters, how could there possibly be anyone else to blame?

I don't even know the guy, so I feel crazy trying to defend him like this, but I literally have no idea how you are having this kind of reaction to a tweet from a fan.


And I have no idea why you are even trying to defend him.

You see him as having done nothing wrong, what can I say

We can agree on one thing that this is one of the worst threads ever.
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Postby steviep123 » 4 weeks ago

As far as the neutral vs. "home" game - if this is going to be part of a double header with another game, how can it be our "home" game?

Edit - blueman asked the same thing and ATP addressed this above.
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Postby ATPTourFan » 4 weeks ago

Right. TheBlueRam made that point and I tend to agree. It's one of those made for TV events.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 4 weeks ago

BTW, Birdman probably knows more about what's going on in the program than just about anybody in here. There might be a couple, that's about it.
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Postby ramster » 4 weeks ago

But he is here
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Postby ramster » 1 week ago

Now he is pissing off posters on the Friar Board. Negatively tweeting about their recruits

PC Poster referred to our famous Big News Thread to defend many of us.


https://247sports.com/college/providenc ... -114923894
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Postby bigappleram » 1 week ago

Love that post from the Darth dude, apparently his TV doesn’t tune in to espn, cbs or the local networks all who are fawning over our Rams. Same for Dickie V, Jason williams, rothstein, Bilas, Goodman, Katz, Borzello. But yeah besides that we are getting no publicity. I thought their colors were black and white, apparently green is the color of the Day there.
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ramster wrote:Now he is pissing off posters on the Friar Board. Negatively tweeting about their recruits

PC Poster referred to our famous Big News Thread to defend many of us.


https://247sports.com/college/providenc ... -114923894



He is just following in the trolling tradition of PC fans like Brian Laverty and the guy that used to constantly post anti URI stuff on GolocalProv.


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bigappleram wrote:Love that post from the Darth dude, apparently his TV doesn’t tune in to espn, cbs or the local networks all who are fawning over our Rams. Same for Dickie V, Jason williams, rothstein, Bilas, Goodman, Katz, Borzello. But yeah besides that we are getting no publicity. I thought their colors were black and white, apparently green is the color of the Day there.


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Postby eli#10 » 1 week ago

Hey BAR--he / she (more likely) used to post under Douche Friar which obviously is a more appropriate moniker.
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 1 week ago

ramster wrote:Now he is pissing off posters on the Friar Board. Negatively tweeting about their recruits

PC Poster referred to our famous Big News Thread to defend many of us.


https://247sports.com/college/providenc ... -114923894


I'd love to feel bad, but after all the shit Friar fans have been talking on Twitter this year they were bound to get some of their own medicine.
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Postby steviep123 » 1 week ago

I find it amusing that a fan base that claims to not care about URI at all has a post about when Dan Hurley is going to leave.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 week ago

I haven't read it, but hopefully Birdman is crushing Sean.
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Postby bigappleram » 1 week ago

Birdman didn't even do anything wrong. He poked fun at Providence as a city, and the Dunk as an arena.
Puhleeez if their fans are offended...go on any number of twitter posts about URI subjects (from recruits to game results) and will see a host of folks shitting on our program, our conference, saying our coach is gonna leave, etc.

Friartown is very Green these days. Not all are dealing well with the national attention being showered on these Rams. That said, they do have their fans like Bigsnoop here, and others, that are more than respectful about our accomplishments of late.
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Postby adam914 » 1 week ago

bigappleram wrote:Birdman didn't even do anything wrong. He poked fun at Providence as a city, and the Dunk as an arena.
Puhleeez if their fans are offended...go on any number of twitter posts about URI subjects (from recruits to game results) and will see a host of folks shitting on our program, our conference, saying our coach is gonna leave, etc.

Friartown is very Green these days. Not all are dealing with the national attention being showered on these Rams.


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