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About NashvilleHoosier

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  1. NashvilleHoosier

    Daily MLB Banter

    How about those Redbirds!!!!!! This has played out exactly as I predicted right?
  2. NashvilleHoosier

    Daily MLB Banter

    It was a bad strike zone....for both sides. Weird game. Almost reinforced my feelings that the brewers will just scoot on past while the cubs and cards beat each other a few times. Carlos was due for a WTF outing. Hopefully he got it out of his system.
  3. NashvilleHoosier

    Daily MLB Banter

    I honestly am in shock with how these series played out. It doesn't yet change my prediction as I still think the Cards are ripe for folding up like cheap lawn chair. Fascinating matchup tonight. Flaherty has been the best pitcher in baseball (I don't know if this is actually true but it has to be damn close) in the 2nd half but its hard to expect these results every time out. We tend to make Hendricks look like a perennial lock for the Cy Young. What a pivotal game to start the series. I love it and I hate it so much.
  4. NashvilleHoosier

    Daily MLB Banter

    I've been thinking the same thing about the Cards. I had high hopes for this season, especially when we traded for Goldy. But we showed overwhelming evidence that we are just an average team....who happened to get hot for a month. So, sooner or later, we are who we are. Big win last night to boost confidence a bit but it still doesn't change my prediction. The interesting thing is how well things have lined up for the Cards with the key injuries both the Cubs and Brewers have had. Though you can remove Russell from your list of "key" players you've lost :-), and Kimbrel hasn't exactly been lights out. Regardless, point taken, and losing Baez and Rizzo is devastating. Yet those are also situations teams rally around, which both the Brewers and Cubs seem to be doing. I sincerely hope that I'm wrong in my prediction. To be honest, the sports fan in me says it would be incredible to go into this weekend series tied for the central. At the same time, the Brewers have by far the easiest schedule left. We could just beat up on each other while the Brewers cruise on past. It should be fun, excruciatingly painful, exciting, and stomach churning all at the same time. Yay sports.
  5. NashvilleHoosier

    Daily MLB Banter

    I'd say go ahead and book this. I wouldn't be surprised if the Cards get swept by the Nats (Strasburg, Corbin, Scherzer) while the Cubs sweep the Reds and we go to Chicago in 2nd place. Momentum alone at that point would mean we blow even a chance at the wild card. Losing 2 to the Rockies against two miserable pitchers was a very bad sign. Yesterday was like confirmation. I've never felt more comfortable sticking a fork in a first place team. Yes, this is a very doom and gloom outlook. It just seems like the most likely outcome, even if Rizzo is (also) done for the regular season.
  6. NashvilleHoosier

    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    YEAH BUT.... he's pointing to the Stanford logo and just threw an out of date logo on there for us. We're screwed. BUT....the stadium in the background is Lucas Oil, so obviously he's staying home. We're fine.
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    Ed Schilling Leaving, Mike Roberts Arriving

    Do you know how many finalists are being considered? If this one (that you're pretty sure we'd love) doesn't get it, will you be able to reveal who it was? Ugh...so many questions!!
  8. NashvilleHoosier

    Ed Schilling Leaving, Mike Roberts Arriving

    This is certainly interesting. And could be amazing. Could also be a disaster. Could be bad optics. I think I'm all for it.
  9. Completely agree here. I live in Nashville, have several close friends that are Vandy grads and fans and I was 100% pulling for Michigan. The Big Ten has gotten much better in baseball but a national title for the conference would have been huge. Full disclosure, I've lived down here long enough to take in a little too much Joe SEC fan. I'll never cheer for any SEC team to win at anything, especially against a Big Ten team.
  10. I thought the ball 3 was most definitely a ball. It looked like it was at least a foot off the plate on TV, maybe more. I would not have been surprised if it was called a strike, but it definitely looked like a ball. (Side note, these games were my annual reminder as to why I have a hard time watching a lot of college baseball as the strike zone seems to consistently be called only marginally better than little league.) The bummer for me is I have yet to see the last pitch. My stream cut out and went to a blue screen, then to the ESPN logo for several minutes right before the pitch. It didn't come back until the teams were separated in the outfield. I didn't know until last night that it was a controversial call and there was a bit of a ruckus? Is there video available anywhere? I tried to watch the replay stream and got the same result.
  11. Best case scenario. No matter what we were going to have to beat Louisville if we were going to advance. I’d rather have to do it once, not twice.
  12. NashvilleHoosier

    (2019) SF Trendon Watford to LSU

    My completely uneducated opinion.....LSU. It appears to be the only one he bought a specific size fitted hat.
  13. NashvilleHoosier

    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    What about other grad transfers? They wouldn't impact '20 scholarship availability and we have certainly have room and needs to fill. Are we set with Brunk or do you see the staff pursuing others in the grad transfer market?
  14. NashvilleHoosier

    It’s that time of year again....

    The only thing worse is taking a WHOLE DAY off from checking the board, coming back to see 2 new pages on the Anthony Harris thread that is 99% arguing over who ruined Robert Johnson's 3-point shot.
  15. NashvilleHoosier

    2019 April Evaluation Period

    Sheesh, man. And Archie took Dayton to the Elite 8. Dayton isn't a basketball wasteland but he took them to as many NCAA tournaments in his tenure than they had been to in the previous 25 years. And the single point of why we look at Bennett and some other coaches records during their first few years is to show that there are GREAT examples of elite level coaches who had very unspectacular starts to their current coaching positions. Therefore it would be ridiculous to write Archie off at this point. Whew....it may be time to dive head first into baseball season.....or like....yoga.