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Stromboli last won the day on September 1 2019

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  1. Stromboli

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Yes, as announced by IOC member, Dick Pound. https://www.syracuse.com/sports/2020/03/tokyo-olympics-postponed-likely-to-2021-ioc-member-dick-pound-says.html
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Sorry OF. Thanks for sharing about her, and these weird, unfortunate circumstances at the end. Dementia. It’s rough. Tonight I had my parents over for a bonfire happy hour. We kept our appropriate 6’ social distance, cracked beers and jokes and enjoyed the time. Just never hugged my mom or shook my dad’s hand. Everything is different.
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    College Bball Thread

    Brass... take a breather. I can guarantee cthomas wasn’t advocating for the death of your many employees. You should be able to admit there are competing interests at play. That’s how discussion and resolution works best. It’s fine to tell everyone where your line has been drawn between interests. Which you’ve done. Your point is well taken that a flippant attitude by an individual increases risk to everyone.
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    College Bball Thread

    Yeah and remember part of the strategy here is to not necessarily limit all cases, but to avoid the spike that over-taxes healthcare facilities. So, tens of thousands of intermingling fans is something very different than 100 essential personnel for the game to get played. Is the risk worth it? Basically entertainment over public safety? I don’t know. It’s a line-drawing problem. There is value to each. I think there’s legitimate argument and room for differences here as we all decide where we think the line should be drawn. Basketball games are, on the whole, not a huge percentage of human contact taking place. A little silly to take away that interaction, which provides enormous benefit, while there are restaurants and engagement parties and church services and globogyms carrying on without interruption.
  5. The pessimist in me sees us getting flummoxed by some gimmick defense. The fan in me wants these guys to play like they want to prove they don’t belong in a Wednesday game. Use whatever tshirt slogan you want, it’s time to win. This is how legacies get built. I don’t want to count on some anomaly like suddenly hitting 42% from 3. We are what we are at this point. So let’s be our best version of that. Play hard, throw our depth inside at them. Wear them down until they want to quit. I really don’t care about the BTT, but it doesn’t change that these are games, and therefore I want these guys to fight to win them. Then carry that to the NCAA. GO HOOSIERS!!
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    (2021) PG Khristian Lander to INDIANA

    You like this so much, you posted it in two threads? Your shtick is known. You have eyes only for Luke Brown, so you’re throwing shade at the FAR more talented Lander, who has committed to IU. We know you’re not an IU fan. There is no concern. Lander, in fact, has already played with Leal and Galloway (also far more talented than Brown), they enjoy playing together so much they’ve brought their talents to Bloomington. Leal and Galloway wanted Lander to play with them. Why would you not focus on that evidence that Lander is, in fact, a good teammate, instead of making this tenuous and speculative argument regarding Furst instead? It’s because you have an agenda. Anyway, thanks for posting outside of the Luke Brown thread.
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    (2021) PG Khristian Lander to INDIANA

    Does anyone else feel robbed of the excruciating weeks/months of build-up, false reports, pandering by Rabjohns, hedging, videos, and hot takes? What a letdown, man. Of course I kid. What incredible news. And a total turnaround from just two weeks ago. My own gut here was that Lander was a Louisville lean. And I really wasn’t thrilled with the other PG prospects we were looking at. Hard to imagine that this could have gone better. I truly don’t have a feel for who this kid is, but the nature of his announcement, his commitment to play with his friends, and his apparent disregard of the moneybag programs has sure helped build a positive picture of him. And don’t look now, but Archie is assembling himself a roster. If we can put a plus player at 3-4 positions on the court, we’ll see some success. Man this is great news!!
  8. Stromboli

    College Bball Thread

    He needed something nice to take out Sasha Obama? Word is they’re a thing.
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    Negativity Thread

    My favorite was the 34 point run we made at Michigan. I had access to that game at one point, but the video was taken down.
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    College Bball Thread

    In an overtime game with only 8 players, Keion got 7 minutes. After his supposed breakout game when Cal got ejected. In his 7 minutes he posted zeros across the stat line. You have to wonder if the 7 minutes was Cal’s revenge for that tweet someone from Keion’s camp posted. Looks like he’s getting pushed out. Maybe some of you remember Jahmius Ramsey. He was part of a trio Archie pursued with Kira Lewis and Tre Mann. When I watched him at EYBL I wasn’t real impressed, although he has largely proven me wrong. I think he ended up as the highest ranked recruit ever to go to TT? Anyway not a great game from him either. Look how many minutes those Kentucky kids are playing.
  11. Seems pretty obvious. Cassius threw his face right into Al’s hand to try to get the call smh Who guessed Al would turn into our enforcer? Also you guys may know, Brunk had a reputation in the Big East as a dirty/rough player. In the B1G he’s like a finesse guy.
  12. Oh look, another Winston foul that got a pass. That guy gets away with stuff every possession. They showed the replay of the Brunk foul (called on Joey early) and it was clear Cassius grabbed his arm to make it appear to be a foul. He had one feed where he stiff-armed our guy, just a blatant push to create space, then made the entry pass. Another replay where I think rob was showing the ref the hooking motion Winston was getting away with, and the replay showed it. The B1G trying to make him into a superstar has gone too far. Love the Izzo hate around here. Biggest crybaby in college basketball. I watched his entire postgame presser with as much glee as I did the game. And MSU fans don’t get enough credit for how insufferable they are. Loving these reports from those of you at “the Carnegie Hall of College Basketball” as Gus Johnson repeated at least 3 times last night. Guys saying best environment since 2012? Evidently reports of our demise are greatly exaggerated. Also, it’s a little thing, but just hearing Gus and Bill refer to us as IU was refreshing. For a loooong time when someone said “IU” it immediately meant the blue blood basketball program. You don’t hear it as much anymore. Not many comments on the game that haven’t been said. Al played a man’s game. He came out fired up. Our bigs dominated for us. Armaan looked like a guy that will be a plus player for us in the years to come. Justin was awesome, IMO. Great attitude, huge effort. Someone made the point that even without the two seniors, we might be returning all those guys next year. After a night like that, everyone will want to keep on being a part of this program, and hopefully recruits too. Everybody: we have people saying that going 5-7 over the next 12 would be a great overall result. We will be losing multiple games in the next month, and won’t necessarily look good doing it. Keep your cool. This team is delivering us a very satisfying season so far. Keep supporting them. Five more wins over 12 games won’t be fun, but that is 20 wins and a great resume. 100% chance I track down some grape Icebreakers before Maryland.
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    College Bball Thread

    Off topic:
  14. It’s not really accurate to say the B1G doesn’t compete well in the tourney. We’ve had 7 teams in the Final Four since 2012. We own the 3rd best win percentage against other conferences in tourney games since 1985. Many will agree that our failure to win since 2000 has a big luck element to it, because we get teams there. And it doesn’t help that we’re worried about fundamentals and points in the paint while much of the competition at that point has paid a 1 year lease on NBA talent. I think maybe a bigger factor is the talent drain. When Dawson Garcia knows he’s gonna get bodied in the B1G, he goes to the Big East. Guards don’t want to drive the lane in a conference where they might get the foul, but get bruised hips and elbows in the process. I agree it should get cleaned up. For consistency definitely. But a cleaner game is a prettier game. Like soccer with spacing and passing. To me the game in basketball is all about creating space for a good shot. Simply pushing a guy to create the space isn’t really how it should be played. Plenty of other sports for that. https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2018-10-05/best-conferences-ncaa-tournament-play-1985