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  1. JaybobHoosier

    Fantasy Baseball

    Would anyone be up for and free and/or pay league(s) for Fantasy Baseball. I use Yahoo and go Head-To-Head style. Always fun to get guys together to do this. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Random Archie/Basketball Talk

    Hey All, had to take a little break. I’m an emotional fan during the games. And with the way the team has been playing, I felt it best to take a break. I love my Hoosiers, always will, but it’s a struggle watching games this year with some of the lack of effort. I just don’t get this team at all. We’ve seen they can beat most teams in college basketball, but just refuse to go out there and give it there all. Anyway, I will be watching Saturday, but just really hope to see a MSU type effort. I don’t expect a win every time, but expect 100% heart and effort. There’s no excuse not to do that! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Inclined to Give Archie a Break

    You definitely said it way better than I could lol. With Moore, Anderson, and Forrester (forgot about him:(), they just need to work on being more comfortable and getting used to the speed. When they play, you can tell they really struggle with the speed of the game. If Moore could just move his feet faster, he would get a lot more time on the floor. That will come, but it gets him out of position on defense. He has a lot of potential as a good role player, just needs to get up to speed. To me, Smith is probably the most frustrating player to watch. In terms of potential, he is probably only behind Romeo on this team, he can just flat be a darn good ball player if he would just be confident. I think he is a decent shooter and overall player right now, but his confidence is so low. I also don't think it helps, just my opinion, that he feels the ball has to always go to Romeo and Juwan. Of course it should, but I mean in more of a smart playmaking area, if that makes any sense. He is so passive at times that he makes bad judgements. I have no doubt Justin can be a 12p and 7r average guy, and that's what this team really needs from him. Get garbage buckets because he is a good rebounder, and attack/shoot when appropriate.
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    Inclined to Give Archie a Break

    I agree and that's probably to biggest disappointment. We are a talented team and is underachieving badly. We beat very good teams in Marquette and Louisville, and they are both now in the top 25. That wasn't a fluke, this team has it in them every night to do that, but it's choosing not to and it's so difficult to watch. I don't blame Coach Miller a lot, but he does need to change things up because this team just isn't getting it. I say start benching starters right now. We are losing anyway, and it's time to start sending a message that the lack of effort and heart will never be tolerated. Doesn't matter if you play bad, but play bad with everything you got because the more you get down on yourself on the court, the more you let your teammates down. I highly doubt Coach Miller will bench some starters, but something needs to be changed to try and reach these guys.
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    Inclined to Give Archie a Break

    I agree completely. I know I get very frustrated and overract, but the majority of this team doesn't seem to mesh well with Archie's style of play. I do fault Archie some, but most of this is by far on the players. I've been in Archie's shoes (not near his level, but very competitive youth baseball), it's so frustrating when the team has so much potential, but for some reason it just doesn't click. Luckily for me, my team turned around an 0-7 start to finish t-1st. The team finally clicked and every team was doomed that we came acrossed. I agree with how I want the IU program built. It's nice getting some 1-and-done's, but I want a lot of the 3 and 4* talent that is needed to have as upperclassmen. Get the top talent when you can, but you can't sacrifice getting those lower rated guys that will contribute in years 2-4. Like a lot of fans right now, it's very irritating and hard to watch this team right now. Do I want Archie Miller tossed, heck no, but I am a little concerned because of this team. It was a little gamble getting him anyway, but I think next year will be the year he's most under a microscope if things don't go well. Two top recruiting classes back to back. However, I am looking for to next season if it looks like this: Starters: Trayce, Keion, Justin, Rob, and Al. Having DeRon, Race, Jerome, Clifton, Demezi, and Armaan on the bench seems like a very deep and balanced team. I am leaving Devonte off the list, I am curious if he will be around next season (I've heard nothing, just pure speculation at this point). I will always support my Hoosiers (unless there's a Pitino/Louisville type issue) regardless of how frustrated the team plays. Just tired of not seeing the boys giving all out heart efforts.
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    Prayer Thread

    Hey everyone, this is the place where you need to send out a prayer request, and to have it prayed about by fellow members. Doesn't have to be about you, it can be about anyone your close to, not close to, or something else. Prayer is very powerful, and a great tool!
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    Tree of Frustration

    Devonte Green is definitely a very frustrating player. He is very talented with his on the ball defense and offensive capabilities, but his selfishness with the ball is what really hurts him. He forces shots or passes because he tries to drive in traffic then gets jammed up. If he goes with a team first mentality then it would make a world of difference. He helps the team, but equally hurts us when he gets into his selfish mode. Verses Jones is another, but also feel like he gets a lot of unnecessary negativity. He was someone that was brought here in the worst time, and felt he was tasked to do way more than he was able to. No offense to Verdell, but he should of been a bench player on a normal Indiana type team, but he was needed to be much more than what he should have been. The frustration with me is because of his constant holding onto the ball at the top of the key for almost 20 seconds. That was beyond frustrating! Hanner was another one. So much athleticism, but could really do much else besides jump. Didn’t really improve much in his time here. Pritchard is another. He did well his freshman year, but seemed to really regress every year after that. Struggled to even make layups. We really needed him to backup Zeller and he was a bust. Never really got Pritchard. Those are what I can remember at this time. Probably the biggest one was Bracey Wright. My goodness was that a terrible time with IU. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Injury Updates

    Just saw this on Twitter. I feel he has been the missing piece to helping this team with his scoring/versatility. Will be curious if he actually plays this year, because with the season so far along, would it be wise to have him start playing immediately in such a good BigTen?! Just happy to see him out on the court playing the game he loves. Can’t wait to see him play! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Indiana vs Maryland - Gameday Thread

    Finally able to finish watching this game. Overall I was pretty pleased with the game, but of course hated losing. - It was good to see Justin Smith be more assertive against a tall/athletic front court with Maryland. Unfortunately foul trouble did him in. Having him as a good 3rd scoring option will really lift this team. - This loss is not on one person, but felt Devonte Green really hurt us in the 2nd half. He had some good looks that didn’t go down, but also tried so wild shots that really hurt us. He really needs to stay composed with a team mentality on offense. - Their length killed us in the rebounding game. - Maryland has a few lucky shots bank in that if normal percentage plays out, we may have one that game. I think there was a banked 3 and 2 banked jump shots. I do think this was a good game to see IU address it’s weaknesses. Even though it was a loss, I felt this game gave us a lot of hope going forward. Can’t wait to take it to Nebraska on Monday! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Mike DeBord Retiring

    I know I'm late to the party here, but I made sure and texted Natty once I got the notification lol. I do want to thank Coach DeBord for all his time here and his commitment to the program. With that said, I'm very happy that a change is coming with the offense. The offense needs a fresh mind to lead it, and I think this will help get IU to a bowl game next year. Really hope Canada will step up in a big way to take the offense to the next level, so we will see. I like college football, but I only watch IU so I can't speak about coaches and who we should have tried to get. Just want to see a consistent offense that doesn't leave me scratching my head more than I should be.
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    IUBB @ Michigan - 1/6/19 @ 4:30 ET

    Finally got a new phone to get back on here. Of course I’m disappointed that we lost, but it could have been way worse. Probably a good thing I didn’t watch it live though lol. A couple notes - We got back into the game with a terrible first half. Trust me, it’s extremely frustrating that this team keeps doing that, but they keep battling back. - Several misses bunnies and lose to the #2 team in there place by only 11. - Morgan didn’t let a really bad start to the game get him down. - IU REALLY lacks a 3rd and 4th option. This is where my biggest frustration lies with Smith, so much potential and athleticism to be very good, but just never goes for it. - Get healthy!!! Missing Rob and De’Ron really hurt. Let’s not forget about not having Hunter. Just assuming, but felt he would have played a significant role off the bench, and we could really use him at the 2/3 spot. - Lastly, if this team continues to grow on offense and starts quicker, this is a top 15 team. Getting healthy and getting a few more players to step up offensively will take this team to the next level. Shon Morris said it best on BTN LIVE, IU may have the highest ceiling of any team in the B1G if they could put it together offensively. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    (2019) PF Trayce Jackson-Davis to INDIANA

    Thanks Pap, I really appreciate it and it’s good to be back talking with everyone. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Indiana vs Butler Game Thread 12/15

    Wasn’t our best game, but any win is huge. Can’t say enough about Mr. Juwan Morgan, straight up stud! We really need to get contributors around him, but more than just Romeo on the offensive end. Some of the guys, especially Smith, need to quit only going through the motions. Smith could have been wide open so many times diving to the basket, but didn’t look for it. I was thrilled to see that 3 go down for him, because he is never looking for him mid-range plus shot. Hope that will give him much needed confidence, because we really need him to understand and utilize his crazy potential. Can’t believe Rob’s shot going down, but this kid always stays poised regardless the situation. Only wish going forward is to stop starting the games so slow. While we keep winning, just hate falling behind every time. Come out of the gate guns blazing. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Thoughts on Crean after one and one-third years of Archie?

    I first want to start off thanking Crean for coming here when the program was a dumpster fire! Some coaches turned us down because of it, but he wanted to coach here. Started off well and things seemed to be going in the right direction, but things started going south with IU’s Sweet 16 loss to Syracuse. To me, that was the downward spiral of IU and Coach Crean. I felt Crean should have been fired the year before he was, but I wasn’t surprised it lasted another year. I’m not saying Archie is the perfect fit (no way of knowing for a couple more years), but he brings a lot of qualities that IU fans appreciate. I really hope he can put together a proven winner at IU with post-season success, get us truly back to being a current elite program. I think everything points to him doing that, so hopefully the trend will continue. Plus, who doesn’t love that he’s constantly heavily recruiting the state of Indiana, which is so important to its fan base! If the offense can get going, this team will have success in the post-season, and can’t wait to see what the future holds. I think IU is in much better hands with Coach Miller than Crean! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Prediction League (Game 11 - Butler 12/15/18)

    76 - 68 IU +8 Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    IU vs Uof6 Game Thread

    Well, I feel like this should be in the off-topic forum, but don’t want to create a thread just for my dance lol. I’m the lucky guy getting married to a smoking hot bride (still happily married)! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    IU vs Uof6 Game Thread

    You all just jealous of my dance moves :) Almost as good as Hova Hugs! Back to the game, I know Durham didn’t have the best game, but I’ve been so pleased with his play this season. Very solid player that’s developing in a good all around player. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Indiana vs Butler Game Thread 12/15

    Of course the in-laws want to come over this weekend to do Christmas shopping..... really hope I can stay home to watch the game lol. Hope the Hoosiers can continue to get better and keep bringing those W’s. However, I would prefer something more than a 1 or 2 point win lol. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    IU vs Uof6 Game Thread

    Congrats!!! Greatest thing in my life are my wife and son, mean the world to me. Love everything about being a dad, and also love knowing I'm raising another die-hard IU fan :)
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    Injury Updates

    Thanks for the link. Just feel terrible for Race and Jerome. Hard to think what this team would be like if both of them were 100% this season. Get well soon guys!
  21. JaybobHoosier

    IU vs Uof6 Game Thread

    Good to see ya man! Hope you’ve been well! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Getting Rid of Cable...maybe

    The only thing I miss is not having the MLB Network (probably my favorite channel to watch). Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  23. Just really wish we would be talking about who will be the new OC. Don't get why he is still around.
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    AJ Moye Returns

    I rewatched the game (as I normally do when nothing is on the TV....lol), but tried to make it a point to watch moments of him behind the bench when IU scored. You could tell he loved every bit of it and was really into the game. One of my all time favorites for sure!
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    Daily MLB Banter

    Happy about my Cards getting Goldschmidt. Gave up good prospects that didn't have value at this time. Would like to see the Cards go all out for Harper, but I don't care if he signs (just want to see the Cards really put forth the effort). My main concern is getting rid of Fowler. Please find a way to trade/rid him. He needs a fresh start elsewhere. If the Cards can find a solid bullpen, that would help the most. Cards were good enough for the playoffs except their bullpen. Doesn't help that Ozuna had a bum shoulder all season. Can't understate the value of getting rid of Mabry as the hitting coach. He was terrible, and can't wait to see our new guy from the Astros get to work.