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About Str8Hoosiers

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  1. SHHHHHH..... nobody even knows this game exists.... what are you trying to do here?
  2. Hey if you get this 1 right, with triple points, nobody will be able to catch you all season long....
  3. Just for you this game counts Triple Points! (no changing your prediction now)
  4. IU - 96 Gannon - 62 (Score from last years Exhibition Game)
  5. How does this work? Each week I will create Prediction League threads for the weeks game(s). It's a simple concept: Each week you start with 100 points (only if a prediction is made, otherwise 0 points for the week) +25 PTs if you guess the winner -25 PTs if you pick the loser +10 PTs if guess IU score correctly +10 PTs if guess Opponent score correct -The # of points different between the actual and predicted score of IU (over/under doesn't matter) -The # of points different between the actual and predicted score of opponent (over/under doesn't matter) *** Reminder if you post a prediction and want to change it, please just POST a NEW Prediction, do not edit a prior post as I may miss those edits. The person with the most points (MINUS 2 LOWEST GAMES) at the end of the season wins. THIS WILL NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS!!!! But it will get everybody's feet wet and ensure everybody understands the process!
  6. Str8Hoosiers

    IU Basketball Alumni Wall

    Are they all signing the state near their home area? That is a pretty cool touch if they are all doing it... of course some areas will quickly fill up....
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    Prediction League RESULTS Thread

    Thanks... Guys I am SO very sorry I let this slip through the cracks... I am incredibly busy this time of year and I honestly don't watch much/any College Football.... @LIHoosier is you have this under control you are MORE than welcome to run with it, however if you need me to step in or do anything send you any spreadsheets I used etc just let me know....
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    Ed Schilling Leaving, Mike Roberts Arriving

    I don't care about DD 1 little bit, I don't hate him but I don't like him either... I believe he loves IU deep inside, but will do everything in his power from his pulpit to degrade IU and hurt IU because he is disgruntled like a jilted lover. He may love the program and want nothing more than for it to get back to the winning culture etc but nobody would ever surmise that from the way he acts and speaks. Your narrative is that he is such a great guy, a great person, a great IU ambassador and every chance you get you try to convince the world (or at least the BTB world) of this.... but when somebody questions you then no details can be given. Many people have had many interactions with him that have soured them and they are not afraid to talk about it. There have been entire threads and many others derailed by conversation of DD and if he is a good person or not. I just find it amusing that you get so irritated of people having a negative opinion of him through either their own experiences or what they heard or read, but you want everybody to have this grand opinion of how great he is because you say so. Everybody can see he is overly anti-IU (even if that isn't how he feels deep inside), but you say he isn't and we should all just believe you. Many people say he is upset because he didn't get a long term job, or because Alford didn't... but we shouldn't believe any of that because you say constantly how great a person he is....
  9. Getting ready to get started. Got my IU bucket hat on sitting in section 202... stop and say hi if you see me.
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    College Bball Thread

    We weren't ranked preseason... we had votes in the others receiving so we can say we were 28th... at the end of the season we weren't ranked and had no votes, 36 teams had votes so at best we were #37. Maybe it is revisionist but I definitely never remember us being picked 3rd in the Big Ten... 5 Big Ten teams were ranked in the preseason and we weren't but we were projected to be better than at least 2 of them? So a few people thought we were tournament worthy preseason but not the majority or we wouldn't have been unranked. In my opinion we ALWAYS should expect to make the tournament, and because of that I believe we missed expectations... however I don't believe Mack or Holtman had these wonderful seasons full of blowing out their expectations and don't think we "missed" by not hiring one of them. We got off to a hot start in the season and many people CHANGED their expectations and then believed we failed by not making the tournament even though we weren't in good shape to do so beforehand.
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    College Bball Thread

    I am not even playing the what if game, I am saying those other coaches didn't do some great things and surpass all their expectations... they both barely met their expectations by your standards because they made the tourney... we met our expectations too because we weren't expected to make the tourney and we didn't... we almost surpassed like Mack & Holtman did.... Anybody can have concerns, but the factually stating that we messed up by hiring Archie instead of Holtman or Mack is the WHAT IF game you mentioned... what if we hired one of them and they did what Archie did here and Archie went to OSU and did what they did... would we be saying Holtman can't coach and we messed up by not hiring Archie? Things do need to change and we need to regain our spot in the national rankings/perceptions... but who says nothing is changing. Changes have been made... multiple players are no longer with this team, a couple of which are at least rumored to be part of the problem we obviously had with both team chemisty and shooting woes... we brought in another McD's guy, a gut with a lot of D1 experience, and another guard.... add that to whatever changes are being made by the guys who stayed and we can play the what if game all day.... Or we could have another terrible season and Archie could have everybody turn on him, Glass could get canned, new AD could go a new route... those are all What Ifs....
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    College Bball Thread

    Louisville Preseason Ranked as high as 16th (https://bigredlouie.com/2018/05/10/nbc-sports-has-louisville-basketball-ranked-16th-in-early-2018-19-top-25/) But per ESPN Unranked (#39 in the others getting votes) End of Season UNRanked (#32 in the others getting votes) Ohio State Preseason Unranked (no Votes) End of Season Unranked. (No Votes) So both teams made the tournament. Neither did well, and could argue neither deserved to be there. Neither Surpassed expectations, I guess you could say they lived up to them.... but by that logic so did IU (expectations were unranked, and end of season was unranked). I truly believe you all can only see this through glasses of exhaustion of fandom for our program... it sucks to lose, it sucks to not be in the tournament, it sucks to miss on a few recruits.. I get it... but to ready write off Archie as worse than Holtmann or Mack is premature... The conversation has been repeated ad-naseum but we were in a much worse position starting off with Archie than either Mack or Holtmann entered into. I don't care if it is year 1, 2, or 3... I am not making excuses for the program being down but I am not putting all that on Archie either. This Year: Preseason Ranks Louisville = #5 Ohio State = #24 Indiana = Unranked So if we end up improving more than them this year does that mean they failed and their coaches are worse than Archie?
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    College Bball Thread

    It is amazing how quickly somebody can go from "let’s not just look at records." to using records to prove their own narrative.
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    (2019) SF Trendon Watford to LSU

    LSU..... And NONE of the Hats on the Table