Anybody else in Bama for tonight?

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Anybody else in Bama for tonight?

Postby Blue Man » 2 months ago

I know I’ll be there, as will RR96. Anybody else?

Hopefully no one cares about basketball down there because if this was football I’d actually feel in danger.
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Postby ElmCityRhody » 2 months ago

WOW... kudos for being a great fan... appreciate you representing !

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Postby Taylor Swift » 2 months ago

That's awesome you guys are down there! Go Rhody!
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Postby rhodyrudder » 2 months ago

Taylor Swift wrote:That's awesome you guys are down there! Go Rhody!

BlueMan, I know you're newly married and all...

But I hear the middle school girls down there are smoking hot!!!
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Postby steviep123 » 2 months ago

rhodyrudder wrote:
Taylor Swift wrote:That's awesome you guys are down there! Go Rhody!

BlueMan, I know you're newly married and all...

But I hear the middle school girls down there are smoking hot!!!


Too soon?
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Postby PeterRamTime » 2 months ago

I was thinking about going.

Would love to watch the sorrow of their faces while we whip their ass with our picnic basketball...
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Postby Seawrightspostgame » 2 months ago

steviep123 wrote:
rhodyrudder wrote:
Taylor Swift wrote:That's awesome you guys are down there! Go Rhody!

BlueMan, I know you're newly married and all...

But I hear the middle school girls down there are smoking hot!!!


Too soon?


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Postby Tom98 » 2 months ago

Way to represent Jay.....wish I could be there. That’s great that you made the trip.
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Postby ramster » 2 months ago

I had originally planned to but unfortunately work schedule got in the way. Should be a good size crowd for the game. Enjoy!j
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Postby Blue Man » 2 months ago

There were actually 5 rhody fans in the building, so that was cool.

I will say, the Alabama fans are the nicest, most welcoming people I've ever come across. Literally just coming up to us to say hi, ask if we really came all the way down from RI, welcome us, ask how everything was...a total and complete 180 of our friends up 95.*

Tuscaloosa is worth the trip. I'm lucky to know a kid who is a thrower at UofA and he gave us a tour of their facilities, and actually his throwing coach used to coach at URI 10 years ago. It's...um...impressive. To say the least. When I say impressive I mean that the Patriots would be lucky to practice and train in a facility like that.

For anyone who ever doubts what a successful, flagship sports program can do to benefit your athletic department, as well as all of your students and athletes, check out any major program. It's obviously apples and oranges, but we could have a similar-type (scaled down) thing at URI if we continue to win and invest in our program.

Next road game I'll make sure to pack our shooting in my carry-on so that we don't leave it behind in Kingston.

*I have a feeling if I said War Eagle and it was a football game all of that treatment goes out the window and I wouldn't be typing this today.
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Postby bigappleram » 2 months ago

A crazy happenstance of that game last night was the SEC+ sideline reporter, Ms Oppenheimer. Only the older fans will remember Josh Oppenheimer, who played on Tom Penders Runnin Rams team of the late 80s. Always loved him and Steve Lane though neither saw much time behind Silk and Tommy. Josh was actually my camp counselor at those URI basketball camps i went to as a kid and was a great dude. Was funny to see his daughter doing our game, strange coincidence...i thought he was a California kid? Maybe that is bad memory.
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Postby rodfromcranston » 2 months ago

He was from LA, but he transferred
West after Penders left.
He's coaching in the D league in L.I..
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Postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

I always wondered if Josh Oppenheimer was related to Jess Oppenheimer. Jess was a Hollywood producer with his biggest claim to fame being the brains and the producer of the "I Love Lucy" show. Yes, Josh was from L.A... Jess died in 1988 in, yes, L.A. I'm guessing they were related, grandfather, possibly? Oppenheimer isn't a very common name, I wouldn't think. So, just a bit of (potential) trivia there.
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Postby reef » 2 months ago

That was great seeing that cover photo of the 88 team

I was a sophomore during that season and went to all the home games

One time I didn't have a ticket and Mergin Sina let me in the backdoor of Keaney

I used to watch Jimmy Christian shoot jumpers in warmups he could flat out shoot but he had Tommy G and Silk ahead of him on the depth chart and could never get in
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Postby steviep123 » 2 months ago

reef wrote:That was great seeing that cover photo of the 88 team

I was a sophomore during that season and went to all the home games

One time I didn't have a ticket and Mergin Sina let me in the backdoor of Keaney

I used to watch Jimmy Christian shoot jumpers in warmups he could flat out shoot but he had Tommy G and Silk ahead of him on the depth chart and could never get in


Reef, I was a freshman that year. What a fun season. Hooked me for life.
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Postby reef » 2 months ago

Yeah I remember the first game I went to as a frosh in the 86-87 season we played Penn State and raced to a 22-3 lead, that hooked me for life
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Postby bigappleram » 2 months ago

That 88 game against #1 Temple in Keaney Gym is still the most hyped URI game experience ever. The #1 team in the country, playing in a glorified high school gym. The noise was deafening. Section 8.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

bigappleram wrote:That 88 game against #1 Temple in Keaney Gym is still the most hyped URI game experience ever. The #1 team in the country, playing in a glorified high school gym. The noise was deafening. Section 8.

I was there. Macon, right?
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Postby bigappleram » 2 months ago

Mark Macon
Howard Evans
Tim Perry
Mike Vreeswyk

And wait for it....

Ramon Rivas!

They beat us 3 times that year and finished 32-2 including 18-0 in a very tough A10.
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Postby rodfromcranston » 2 months ago

Ref Higgins took Tommy Garrick out of the game in less than a minute and a half.
Loudest arena I've ever been in.
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Postby reef » 2 months ago

I remember it well we played Temple 3 times that year and couldn't beat those guys
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Postby Ramtastico » 2 months ago

I will never forget Bonzie swinging that chair at Rivas!
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Postby bigappleram » 2 months ago

Rivas fight was season of 86-87. Temple and Mark Macon ranked #1 and coming to Keaney was 87-88, later that day Doug Williams became the first black QB to win a Super Bowl (beating Denver).
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Postby Ramtastico » 2 months ago

Thanks for clarifying! At my age I am just happy I remembered something happened that far back!
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Postby Ramulous » 2 months ago

"How long have you been a black quarterback? "
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Postby The Dude » 2 months ago

Blueman, saw you on TV a few times. The SEC TV coverage panned to you at least 3 times.
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Postby rhodyrudder » 2 months ago

bigappleram wrote:A crazy happenstance of that game last night was the SEC+ sideline reporter, Ms Oppenheimer. Only the older fans will remember Josh Oppenheimer, who played on Tom Penders Runnin Rams team of the late 80s. Always loved him and Steve Lane though neither saw much time behind Silk and Tommy. Josh was actually my camp counselor at those URI basketball camps i went to as a kid and was a great dude. Was funny to see his daughter doing our game, strange coincidence...i thought he was a California kid? Maybe that is bad memory.

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