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Hardwood83 last won the day on May 3 2016

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  1. Hardwood83

    21-22 Men’s IUBB Schedule

    So badly want sweep Wisconsin, then beat them again in the BTT and then have their bus break down afterwards so they miss their flight and ruins the whole weekend for them. Sick of losing to them.
  2. Hardwood83

    2021 Transfer Portal

    That would be disappointing. Brooks is a worse shooter than Hunter. I'm hoping for an upgrade with either Post-depth or a big wing that can shoot. Not necessarily directed at you, but I do not understand the fascination with Brooks- he's decent, but nothing special.
  3. Hardwood83

    2021 Transfer Portal

    I agree, love me some post depth along with 2yrs of eligibility. What confuses me is why did Brunk leave then? This guy looks like a pretty traditional back-to-the basket big.....like Brunk. Did the staff nudge him to go? Did he yearn to reunite with Holtzman? I don't get it why he'd leave if there are clearly minutes available. Hard to believe he wasn't a good team-mate. Have we gotten a good read on who initiated that move?
  4. Me too, I loved having him as a Cub, but you gotta bat higher than your weight.
  5. Hardwood83

    Corruption in College Basketball

    Answer: Whatever it took. Nike literally has a FREAKING STATUE of Krzyzewski in their HQ.
  6. Hardwood83

    (2022) - PF Kyle Filipowski

    Really does seem there is a paradigm shift in CBB. Ol Roy might be the first in a flurry of retirements. K, Boeheim, Izzo, etc. Not only are they old, they have underperformed recently- along with Self & Cal. Might be a temporary blip due to Covid...or might be changing of the guard. I like the look of Filipowski a lot, seems to be exactly what IU wants in a PF. Would love to lock him up.
  7. Hardwood83

    Strictly Hypothetical

    Based on your scenario I'd guess a starting line-up of Johnson, Stewart, Kopp, Thompson & TJD, with Lander & Bates as top rotation guys. I don't think Kopp is a 4 and don't expect either Lander or Bates to start, but hope they earn big minutes.
  8. Hardwood83

    College Bball Thread

    As mentioned, it was just a litany of complaints about Crean. THIS story about Crean: Link is worth your time though. Hilarious and I'm not even a real Crean basher. Ok not really a "story" but still funny. Here is one of my favorite quotes: "In all of them, it's not just that Tom Crean looked lost. He looked like a lost Tom Crean, a thing more lost-looking in the moment than most lost-looking things, tugging at his horrible pants, swatting around his hopeless haircut, and driving Indiana fans to the brink of madness by refusing to take timeouts."
  9. Hardwood83

    2021 Transfer Portal

    Ok, for the sake of argument, I'll grant Brooks is way better than Galloway. Still, as others have pointed out, it's not his minutes that are going to Brooks. It would make more sense to push out Race, Hunter or Geronimo from a PT perspective. They are the ones competing with Brooks, not Galloway. I suppose it will all work out, but I don't want Brooks at IU and if he does come I hope he (and his 21% 3pt shooting) ends up buried on the bench.
  10. Hardwood83

    2021 Transfer Portal

    Drama queen would have been more accurate. Seems from his recruitment until now there is always "something." As for the argument about upgrading talent, I would agree he is a marginal improvement over Galloway...but they don't really play the same position so not sure that matters. IU already has several guys with the same skillset as Brooks...so what is the advantage of having 4 similar guys at the same spot? Roster management is more than just accumulating bodies. 9, maybe 10 guys will play. The other few should be developing for the future and be good team-mates. Does anyone think Brooks fills either of those roles? I don't like him or see how he improves the team.
  11. Hardwood83

    2021 Transfer Portal

    Nope, you have me confused with someone else, I never said I was done with IU, although I did hate the hire. Also, not saying it's MY honeymoon- talking about Woodson's. Things have gone well his first few weeks and everyone seems happy with the direction of the program, right? = Honeymoon. Finally, I've always thought Brooks was a mediocre headcase, not just now. You're welcome.
  12. Hardwood83

    2021 Transfer Portal

    Ugh- if that happens it's the end of the honeymoon. Things have gone so well, this has the potential to really sour it. Kicking out someone that wants to be at IU for a mediocre head-case like Brooks? I really hope this is wrong or there is a lot more we don't know. DO NOT WANT BROOKS- open scholarship or not. But pushing someone out for him is crap.
  13. Hardwood83

    Next Season’s Expectations

    If he wins the BTT he should get a $500,000 bonus. Seriously. It's stupid how bad IU has been there.
  14. One of our own made the Indystar Link @brumdog45
  15. Hardwood83

    2021 Transfer Portal

    Absolutely. I didn't want him with open scholarships and I don't want him now. Stay at Kensucky, go someplace else, I don't care, but tired of being threatened with him coming to IU.