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by Crank
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2020 Season
Replies: 221
Views: 36759

Re: 2020 Season

If Sturgis can be held relatively safely, then I think that football games can be played. Based on the article below, I don't know if Sturgis can be considered a "Super Spreader". There's a John Hopkins review as well that questions the validity that Sturgis was a spreader. Although, knowing the au...
by Crank
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Pat Kelsey
Replies: 849
Views: 87207

Re: Pat Kelsey

This vague stuff gets tossed out here a lot whenever fragile Pat’s name comes up yet no one ever puts any details behind it. If it’s real, say so;if not it’s not worth throwing out there
by Crank
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 1748
Views: 182353

Re: 2020 Recruiting

I hope he picks Charlotte. Forgive me for my opinion here, it's just an opinion. It strikes me as very self-important when a player announces that he's gonna announce on some certain day. Like he's a McD's All-American and everyone is waiting to hear from him. He could have come here last year, but...
by Crank
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 1748
Views: 182353

Re: 2020 Recruiting

FWIW, Tony Bergeron liked his tweet announcing his 4:00 commitment.
by Crank
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 1748
Views: 182353

Re: 2020 Recruiting

TheInsider wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:39 am
If people who are in the know really think Femi is coming to Umass, why is he waiting so long to decide?
Probably waiting for the scholarship situation to resolve itself.
by Crank
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 28, 2019-20: VCU (2/26)
Replies: 133
Views: 18217

Re: Game 28, 2019-20: VCU (2/26)

I'm going to guess one thing that needs to be worked out is an available scholarship. These things tend to work themselves out but our scholly situation is trickier now with DD committing to a non-open spot already.
by Crank
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 196
Views: 24504

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

This is the quote that has me puzzled: "We didn’t realize that the team would quit on each game, the season, the staff, and each other. " As bad as it got, I didn't get this impression from anything else I read, the obvious exception being guys that left the team.
by Crank
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 196
Views: 24504

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

Yeah, the article was just left hanging there as if the writer had to go somewhere at the last minute and just hit 'send'. The one thing I wish he elaborated on more is the notion that the team quit. I checked out pretty early on this season for obvious reasons so I didn't witness much, but from wha...
by Crank
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)
Replies: 147
Views: 11640

Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Some unreal defensive stats from one of the Virginia boards...yikes: I've gotten used to the idea, partly through the top-line KenPom numbers, that we have our usual great defense this year, with more than usual struggles shooting from outside. Digging into the numbers a little more, I noticed how m...
by Crank
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)
Replies: 147
Views: 11640

Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

One positive to Virginia's style of play is that they tend towards low scoring games which helps teams hang around longer. Definitely gives us a punchers chance with the outside shooters we have-just need to get TJ and Carl on hot streaks.
by Crank
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)
Replies: 147
Views: 11640

Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

They are extraordinarily good at the pack-line defense and as a result they force a lot of late shot-clock 3 attempts. Quick, decisive and frequent ball movement will be paramount-if the ball starts to stick, you're screwed. When played well, this defense makes it very hard to get dribble penetratio...
by Crank
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Dan Shaughnessy
Replies: 43
Views: 12392

Re: Dan Shaughnessy

Things had gotten so bad that Temple went so far as to have the university president formally recommend disbanding the program to the board of trustees in 2004.
by Crank
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: A-10 / Mountain West Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 7092

Re: A-10 / Mountain West Challenge

My ‘guess’ is that all four Atlantic 10 teams left out in 2020 would automatically be in for 2021. I do think the A10 is intent in giving every member an opportunity to participate I'm not so sure about that. These matchups are about increasing the visibility of both conferences and giving each oth...
by Crank
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: State of the Progam
Replies: 1080
Views: 143316

Re: State of the Progam

Interesting comments from Bamford re: the AAC/independence. Not sure if it’s lip service or his real feelings on the matter https://www.gazettenet.com/UMass-footba ... e-29609334
by Crank
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: The flagship...
Replies: 34
Views: 9828

Re: The flagship...

US News uses the “official” names because they are ranking pretty much every school out there and need to be specific. Other than UCLA, for the most part any of those schools that are flagships don’t use the locator in any branding scenario.