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by Merlin Samuels
Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach in 2025-26?
Replies: 114
Views: 6257

Re: Coach in 2025-26?

There has only been one generational coach here since Cal, but unfortunately he never got the chance to head coach a game. His name was Vince Wahlberg. https://www.facebook.com/vince.wahlberg.9/ Former Animal Researcher & Human Behaviour at The Zoo But I think that you have the wrong "Zoo&...
by Merlin Samuels
Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:03 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2023-24 Season
Replies: 741
Views: 55268

Re: 2023-24 Season

So we weren't invited to any postseason tournament?
by Merlin Samuels
Mon Mar 04, 2024 12:56 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach in 2025-26?
Replies: 114
Views: 6257

Re: Coach in 2025-26?

There has only been one generational coach here since Cal, but unfortunately he never got the chance to head coach a game.

His name was Vince Wahlberg.
by Merlin Samuels
Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:47 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: First reaction: UMass to the MAC
Replies: 395
Views: 16363

Re: First reaction: UMass to the MAC

Yes, cut football. We all know FCS is a bad option. Should've cut football. No. Some of us support and enjoy football. Playing in a conference allows the team to compete for conference championships, awards, plus it offers the familiarity of opponents so they’re not playing a team twice (or once) a...
by Merlin Samuels
Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:43 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: First reaction: UMass to the MAC
Replies: 395
Views: 16363

Re: First reaction: UMass to the MAC

…the A10 is in decline Please elaborate. Bids are declining. This season it’s Dayton and possibly one other if they’re a bid thief in the A10 tournament. There are no A10 bubble teams. Davidson’s longtime coach retired. It’s yet to be seen if the new guy at VCU can keep the program at its standard....
by Merlin Samuels
Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:25 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: First reaction: UMass to the MAC
Replies: 395
Views: 16363

Re: First reaction: UMass to the MAC

I agree. Who you play only matters for rankings, attendance, national exposure and recruiting. Otherwise who cares. Rankings: A10 is a one bid league. I don’t care about NET garbage or anything else. It’s Dayton and the dwarfs. Attendance: our attendance stinks in the A10. Nobody cares about the te...
by Merlin Samuels
Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: First reaction: UMass to the MAC
Replies: 395
Views: 16363

Re: First reaction: UMass to the MAC

I guess I don’t understand why who we play matters. I’m not going to say “oh UMass is playing Ball State and not LaSalle, I’m not going.” I don’t go to games to watch Loyola or Davidson or even URI, I go to watch UMass. I’ve been to two away games in recent memory: Toledo and Dayton lol I agree. Wh...
by Merlin Samuels
Wed Feb 28, 2024 2:37 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: First reaction: UMass to the MAC
Replies: 395
Views: 16363

Re: First reaction: UMass to the MAC

I guess I don’t understand why who we play matters. I’m not going to say “oh UMass is playing Ball State and not LaSalle, I’m not going.”

I don’t go to games to watch Loyola or Davidson or even URI, I go to watch UMass.

I’ve been to two away games in recent memory: Toledo and Dayton lol
by Merlin Samuels
Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:26 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: First reaction: UMass to the MAC
Replies: 395
Views: 16363

Re: First reaction: UMass to the MAC

The WCC is clearly a superior conference, and in the years Gonzaga found success (mid to late 90s), you had BYU and St Mary’s there to pick up at-large bids. In other words, the competition improved. The MAC hasn’t had an at-large bid since 1999, and I doubt any other team in that conference was cl...
by Merlin Samuels
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: First reaction: UMass to the MAC
Replies: 395
Views: 16363

Re: First reaction: UMass to the MAC

The WCC is clearly a superior conference, and in the years Gonzaga found success (mid to late 90s), you had BYU and St Mary’s there to pick up at-large bids. In other words, the competition improved. The MAC hasn’t had an at-large bid since 1999, and I doubt any other team in that conference was cl...
by Merlin Samuels
Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:47 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: First reaction: UMass to the MAC
Replies: 395
Views: 16363

Re: First reaction: UMass to the MAC

My initial reaction is that I don’t think it is a good move as the emphasis on football over basketball is a mistake because the idea that we can truly be a competitive team nationally in football is a fantasy. At what cost will we go to go a meaningless Bowl Game as we will certainly not be playin...
by Merlin Samuels
Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: First reaction: UMass to the MAC
Replies: 395
Views: 16363

Re: First reaction: UMass to the MAC

And the MAC is not a one bid conference? What’s your argument here A few years back, Buffalo would have garnered an at-large as they were ranked all season, but they won the MAC tourney. I like the move because all things considered, it was the right thing to do. I don’t go to games to watch VCU or...
by Merlin Samuels
Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:03 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: First reaction: UMass to the MAC
Replies: 395
Views: 16363

Re: First reaction: UMass to the MAC

Pretty happy that we are finally leaving the A10. The A10 was good and a lot of memories, but has been sliding and revenue speaking needed to make a move. THE A-10 sucks now. its ONE bid. that's it. whoever wins the conf tourney goes, that's all. And the MAC is not a one bid conference? What’s your...
by Merlin Samuels
Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:56 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Festivus Holiday Post: Airing of Grievances About the Mullins Center (aka The Bill)
Replies: 121
Views: 5584

Re: Festivus Holiday Post: Airing of Grievances About the Mullins Center (aka The Bill)

I for one love the parquet floor and the 90’s logo. Both should be brought back permanently.
by Merlin Samuels
Sat Jan 13, 2024 9:55 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FBS, CFP, and Conference Media Contracts
Replies: 20
Views: 1774

Re: FBS, CFP, and Conference Media Contracts

This worries me. With talk of SMU being frozen out of the ACC’s playoff payout (at least until the new contract), that would mean if UMass isn’t in a G5 conference before the next CFP deal is done, we’re at risk of being frozen out. It think this needs to happen ASAP and is exactly why Delaware took...