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Old 02-21-2013, 05:24 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Re: 2/20 A-10 Games

Who give a schit about hte refs - you give up 90+ to anyone and you are losing 98% of the time.......
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:31 AM   #122 (permalink)
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Re: 2/20 A-10 Games

Here are my observations from being courtside at the Reilly Center last evening:

1. Chaz Williams is fast on TV, but even faster in real life. I could barely keep track of him, but that might be the result of one too many pre-game beers.

2. Coach Derrick showed more athleticism prancing about the sidelines than some of his players did guarding Mosley. Some of them would have been better served just waving a red handkerchief and yelling "Ole" when he drove by them. Oh, and I'm pretty sure you can pick up a necktie in Olean for about 10 bucks, so it wouldn't have killed him to wear one, unless he was fearful of choking himself on it.

3. Donnie Eppley is a good IAABO Secretary, but a not very good game official. He looked scared and timid all night long, and late in the game, had to be counseled by the others during each time out. Jeff Anderson had a great game, and we went out drinking after the game to celebrate the home town victory.

4. My favorite welder of all time is Jennifer Beal, and not Jamil Terril.

5. To the credit of UMass, they have been to the tourney since Flashdance was released.
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Now, your comments on Jeff Anderson are just flat out stupid. He is one of my peers and a stand up guy, the best we have.
You are an A10 referee?
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:52 AM   #124 (permalink)
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3. Jeff Anderson had a great game, and we went out drinking after the game to celebrate the home town victory.
Sure, but having kbatz show up, hurling obscentities at Jeff's wife probably put a damper on the festivities. A martini might've settled him down.

Sorry, I didn't watch I don't have anything useful to say, but since SpiderDave isn't around to put me in my place, maybe I can get away with it. What's the official Olean position on the dirty martini? I love olives, but I'm unsure about this. 87, love to hear your position too.
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What's the official Olean position on the dirty martini? I love olives, but I'm unsure about this.
There are only two people who live in Olean that drink martinis so I'm not sure there is one. However, speaking for the Olean diaspora and as one who learned at the knee of his father, who blessedly never lived to see the day when the concept of the martini was completely bastardized, I can say that a dirty martini is an abomination bordering on sacrilege. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with people drinking any cocktail they wish, just don't go around calling it something it's not.

A martini is gin and vermouth and can be garnished by olives or a twist of lemon. I will accept a pearl onion, but that technically makes it a Gibson. Mine must have an olive(s).

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Okay, I suspected as much. So all I need to do is upgrade that cheap Martini and Rossi vermouth I've been using and I'm well on my way to being a civilized man. Or ... effeminate half man, or whatever that was you called me earlier.
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Re: 2/20 A-10 Games

On refs, anyone remember Reggie Greenwood? He was at the GW game yesterday, I guess supervising the officials (he's been at a few this year). He had the Navy game open on his laptop and seemed to be watching that game instead of the GW-Fordham game.

I can't blame him, though, that was one ugly game. After a flat first couple of minutes, GW turned up the defense and the game was basically over.... except that GW couldn't make FTs. They shot 17-37, which kept Fordham in the game. GW had something like 17 steals, and even blocked two dunks (one when Gaston thought he had a breakaway and Patricio Garino ran him down and blocked it from behind. Sick.), and Kevin Larsen had a very nice game, including multiple spin moves and a soft touch off the glass.

However, that dismal FT shooting from GW took what would have been an 15-20 point route, and turned it into something ugly. Not quite a close game, as I don't think Fordham was closer than 5 for most of the 2nd half, but not a beat-down either.
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On refs, anyone remember Reggie Greenwood? He was at the GW game yesterday, I guess supervising the officials (he's been at a few this year). He had the Navy game open on his laptop and seemed to be watching that game instead of the GW-Fordham game.

I can't blame him, though, that was one ugly game. After a flat first couple of minutes, GW turned up the defense and the game was basically over.... except that GW couldn't make FTs. They shot 17-37, which kept Fordham in the game. GW had something like 17 steals, and even blocked two dunks (one when Gaston thought he had a breakaway and Patricio Garino ran him down and blocked it from behind. Sick.), and Kevin Larsen had a very nice game, including multiple spin moves and a soft touch off the glass.

However, that dismal FT shooting from GW took what would have been an 15-20 point route, and turned it into something ugly. Not quite a close game, as I don't think Fordham was closer than 5 for most of the 2nd half, but not a beat-down either.
The one younger official was a little questionable, though not game influencing by any means. I wondered if he was getting broken in so to speak b/c he would meet with one of the other two officials after almost every call he made.

As for the game itself, I think it felt like a bigger lead than it was b/c of what you said, GW's horrendous free-throw shooting. At some point late in the game GW goes 1-2 from the line and it brought up their %; that's never good.

It was one of those dangerous leads b/c it felt bigger. Fordham started the 2nd half down 4 and quickly went down 6. Cut it to 3 with 17:09 to go. Had it at 5 with 15:48, then GW started to pull away. Fordham cut it ot 6 with 8:22 to go, but then let it get away again with GW up 13 with 1:55 to go. Fordham cut it to 6 at the 1 minute mark though. Given the way GW was shooting free-throws, I would be surprised if many GW fans felt comfortable at that point.
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You are an A10 referee?
Yes. After Bona03 officiated the Bona-UMass game last night, he also went out for drinks with Anderson and Spils84.
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Okay, I suspected as much. So all I need to do is upgrade that cheap Martini and Rossi vermouth I've been using and I'm well on my way to being a civilized man. Or ... effeminate half man, or whatever that was you called me earlier.
Don't sweat the vermouth snobs, Martini and Rossi is perfectly acceptable.
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I thought it was GO BONA. No s.
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Apostrophe needed. Students, alums, and locals refer to the school as "Bona's".
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I thought I had read a story here by some SBU fan that mentioned the crowd at an NCAA game jumping on the Bonnies Bandwagon (see what I did there? ) and the guy being impressed when some Dayton fans were chanting Let's Go Bona. I must have misread that and it was Bona's that they were chanting while the rest of the crowd was chanting Let's Go Bonnies.

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The one younger official was a little questionable, though not game influencing by any means. I wondered if he was getting broken in so to speak b/c he would meet with one of the other two officials after almost every call he made.

As for the game itself, I think it felt like a bigger lead than it was b/c of what you said, GW's horrendous free-throw shooting. At some point late in the game GW goes 1-2 from the line and it brought up their %; that's never good.

It was one of those dangerous leads b/c it felt bigger. Fordham started the 2nd half down 4 and quickly went down 6. Cut it to 3 with 17:09 to go. Had it at 5 with 15:48, then GW started to pull away. Fordham cut it ot 6 with 8:22 to go, but then let it get away again with GW up 13 with 1:55 to go. Fordham cut it to 6 at the 1 minute mark though. Given the way GW was shooting free-throws, I would be surprised if many GW fans felt comfortable at that point.
Hope you enjoyed your first trip to the Smith Center (other than the outcome and GW's putrid foul shooting display). It's not always that dead. Not sure what was up with that. I do think its one of the nicest arenas for its size anywhere in the country.

As for Fordham, I do like Leonard and Thomas. Nice looking freshman. Pecorino really needs an athletic legit pg though.
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Charlotte fans know this story all to well: http://statsheet.com/mcb/games/2011/...bonaventure-92

28 fouls on Charlotte, 12 on SBU in that game. I don't think what happens in Olean can be called home cooking.
I watched most of the game last night. It was nowhere near as bad as that Niners game. The Bonnies got some homecooking, as most teams do. Umass was not allowed to handcheck, bump and reach as much as the Bonnies were, particularly down low (contact on the Umass end was not called, but it usually was on the Bonnies' end) but the problem for Umass is they just kept reaching in, and so they piled up the fouls. Doesn't mean it was evenly called, it's just not smart to fail to adjust to a road game.

I still think the flagrant 5th foul on Vinson was a bad call. Vinson didn't have his elbows "out", they were just bent because he was raising the ball up to get it out of the way. When someone is reaching in to try to tie up the ball, the player has to raise it up higher to protect it, since he can no longer clear out with the elbows. You can't raise the ball above your head without your elbows coming out a little though, it's unavoidable. Mosley had his face close, so the elbow may or may not have grazed him, but even if it barely did, it was not flagrant. I also think Mosley probably acted a little bit to get the call.
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