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PURE NEGATIVITY THREAD: Otherwise known as our sad depressing reality

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Geez ... in one hour you guys went from mortal enemies to vacationing together.
Get a room

Hey man, I have seen pics of him. If he can say to my face what he wants to say I would be cool with him. I legit go down to Cape Coral twice a year so I have no problems stopping in to say hey. Plus I need to go out with Nips fishing. Who doesn’t enjoy Gulf fishing?


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17 minutes ago, Golfman25 said:

Ok.  Show me 10 conference wins.  

I'm not saying we will. But that wasn't the point of the post I was responding to. Just playing that scenario out. I personally think 10 conference wins are very hard to find right now. But if we do find them. We are in comfortably.

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He's never been an enemy of mine.  I'm not sure what happened today.  I'm so confused...

Nobody on here should be enemies lol. We are only sharing our meaningless opinions on a team we all want to succeed. If we all had the same thoughts this place would be boring and why people take offense to somebody else's thoughts is beyond my comprehension. The most controversial posters to the level headed all are interesting to read.

 

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11 minutes ago, mdn82 said:


Hey man, I have seen pics of him. If he can say to my face what he wants to say I would be cool with him. I legit go down to Cape Coral twice a year so I have no problems stopping in to say hey. Plus I need to go out with Nips fishing. Who doesn’t enjoy Gulf fishing?


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If u ask me, cocktails with Nips could solve many of the world’s problems

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If u ask me, cocktails with Nips could solve many of the world’s problems

I agree. I often think he is the most interesting man alive. That and he lives about 30 from my family in southern Florida. Who wouldn’t want to visit nips? Plus Naples. I know nips is rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.


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5 minutes ago, JaybobHoosier said:

Here’s my quick take:

I’m frustrated has heck right now with the program, Archie, players, etc. I was a huge Archie supporter, even during the horrible stretch of losses last season. However, I’m quickly being turned off of our men’s basketball program that we all love so much with how things are trending.

Do I think he needs to be fired, no, but missing the tournament this year will be a nail in the coffin. There is no excuse for missing the tournament this season. However, I’m also trying to give Coach Miller some benefit of the doubt because our upperclassmen just aren’t cutting it for this team.

Now, I do believe Archie’s system is slightly flawed and when you have these juniors and seniors on the roster it gets really exposed. Archie’s defense mindset first is great, but if all you want are defensive players that can really hurt your offense. This team needs shooters and playmakers, but does recruiting to defense and certain attributes for this type of ball kill any potential for a good offense?

You have to find balance to some degree, and this team has none. I do understand some of our best players have been injured and that does really hamper a team, but this is now year 2 of that. Is this a player issue, training issue, or what?

At the end of the day, Archie will be here a guaranteed 4th year and most likely 5th. I’ve come to terms with that and while I have quite a bit of pessimism going forward, I want nothing more than this team to turn it around. I don’t agree with cutting ties now or after this year, because I do believe there is reason for hope in the midst of my pessimism.

I feel like I represent a lot of Hoosier Nation right now, but maybe I’m wrong. I’m mad and frustrated, but believe Archie deserves a little longer. I want nothing more than for Archie to be the guy and make us a consistent B1G and NCAA Tourny contender (not just barely in, I mean a good contender) like this program can be capable of.


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Miller's a defensive minded coach but our defense sucks too.  We're just plain bad on both ends of the floor.

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38 minutes ago, JaybobHoosier said:

Here’s my quick take:

I’m frustrated has heck right now with the program, Archie, players, etc. I was a huge Archie supporter, even during the horrible stretch of losses last season. However, I’m quickly being turned off of our men’s basketball program that we all love so much with how things are trending.

Do I think he needs to be fired, no, but missing the tournament this year will be a nail in the coffin. There is no excuse for missing the tournament this season. However, I’m also trying to give Coach Miller some benefit of the doubt because our upperclassmen just aren’t cutting it for this team.

Now, I do believe Archie’s system is slightly flawed and when you have these juniors and seniors on the roster it gets really exposed. Archie’s defense mindset first is great, but if all you want are defensive players that can really hurt your offense. This team needs shooters and playmakers, but does recruiting to defense and certain attributes for this type of ball kill any potential for a good offense?

You have to find balance to some degree, and this team has none. I do understand some of our best players have been injured and that does really hamper a team, but this is now year 2 of that. Is this a player issue, training issue, or what?

At the end of the day, Archie will be here a guaranteed 4th year and most likely 5th. I’ve come to terms with that and while I have quite a bit of pessimism going forward, I want nothing more than this team to turn it around. I don’t agree with cutting ties now or after this year, because I do believe there is reason for hope in the midst of my pessimism.

I feel like I represent a lot of Hoosier Nation right now, but maybe I’m wrong. I’m mad and frustrated, but believe Archie deserves a little longer. I want nothing more than for Archie to be the guy and make us a consistent B1G and NCAA Tourny contender (not just barely in, I mean a good contender) like this program can be capable of.


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I agree I want Archie to succeed here.  I don't want to start over.  But I don't want to wander in the wilderness for two more years either.  Archie needs to pull his head out of his a$$ now and figure it out.  This is a huge week -- with NW and OSU at home.  If we are, in Don Fisher's words, "inept" in either game all hell is going to break loose.  

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The last few days I've been nursing an insane conspiracy theory that makes more and more sense the more I think about it.

You know how news outlets will publish irrelevant, "controversial" junk stories on social media purely because it drives engagement (and subsequently, ad revenue), with all the negative reactions and arguing that goes on in the comments? Well, would it surprise anyone if it came out that IU somehow benefits financially from all the negative social media engagement? Every loss guarantees hundreds (if not thousands) of angry comments calling for Archie's job, and then hundreds of responses calling for cooler heads to prevail, and back and forth...could it be that there's some new media/social media "genius" in the administration pushing for this? We all know the administration doesn't prioritize basketball, and once I got to thinking about this, I just couldn't shake it.

This is obviously a preposterous idea, and this post is mostly a facetious flight of fancy, but would ANYTHING truly be surprising at this point?

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The last few days I've been nursing an insane conspiracy theory that makes more and more sense the more I think about it.
You know how news outlets will publish irrelevant, "controversial" junk stories on social media purely because it drives engagement (and subsequently, ad revenue), with all the negative reactions and arguing that goes on in the comments? Well, would it surprise anyone if it came out that IU somehow benefits financially from all the negative social media engagement? Every loss guarantees hundreds (if not thousands) of angry comments calling for Archie's job, and then hundreds of responses calling for cooler heads to prevail, and back and forth...could it be that there's some new media/social media "genius" in the administration pushing for this? We all know the administration doesn't prioritize basketball, and once I got to thinking about this, I just couldn't shake it.
This is obviously a preposterous idea, and this post is mostly a facetious flight of fancy, but would ANYTHING truly be surprising at this point?

Would anything be surprising in social media? Not at all. It’s a junk place full of junk people and other junk.


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If we stopped turning it over our defense would be decent.  

And if our defense was decent we would be be either competing in these games or actually winning them.

14 turnovers for 25 points against Maryland. 25 freaking points! You could probably find another 15 or so from terrible shots. We’re not as bad as we have played in stretches. The problem is our window for beating above average teams is very small.


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