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Old 10-01-2014, 12:06 PM   #136 (permalink)
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To be clear, the press is fine, but it seems like every year we hear 'this is the year' only until the next year becomes 'the year.'

I don't mind VCU's coverage at all. I'm more appalled by the rehashing of the same article by every sports 'news' site.

Like every school, I wait until my eyes tell me what I see with VCU. The perspective I brought up would be from the mind of a VCU fan, not one of an opposing school.

It's not that it's good or bad press, it's just that it's the same damn press over and over and over again, year after year.

EDIT: Bill's resummary of his words echo what I just wrote.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:07 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Alright, can we stop talking about the depth of VCU and Dayton or even UMass. VCU going to be fine. The better they are the better the league is. Dayton has question marks and UMass has a few as well but both could still be pretty good. We been over all these schools a million times. Move on.


Lets change the discussion. Taking a look at the midpack going into next season. What are people's feelings about URI, La Salle, SJU, and Richmond. Throw the Bonnies on that list as well. If anyone going to really surprise us its going to be one or two of these schools IMO.
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My issue with this article in particular is the fact that they say "every year we say this, but this year we mean it" which is EXACTLY what they wrote last year, and the year before...

(and not just about VCU--this happens with a number of programs which, for whatever reason, get a never ending benefit of the doubt)
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gmufan - your jealousy of VCU is unbecoming.
Why single me out? I'm not the only one poking holes in this "journalism."
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My issue with this article in particular is the fact that they say "every year we say this, but this year we mean it" which is EXACTLY what they wrote last year, and the year before...

(and not just about VCU--this happens with a number of programs which, for whatever reason, get a never ending benefit of the doubt)
AKA Kansas this year. The team lost so much has no leadership and never met expectations last year with Embiid and Wiggins. Talk about a team getting the benefit of the doubt just because of Bill Self.
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Lets change the discussion. Taking a look at the midpack going into next season. What are people's feelings about URI, La Salle, SJU, and Richmond. Throw the Bonnies on that list as well. If anyone going to really surprise us its going to be one or two of these schools IMO.
On paper they're all middle of the pack A10 teams this year. One of them probably will surprise and out-perform expectations, but I'd probably have a better chance of picking that team if I did it at random. URI and SJU are young (or at least inexperienced). URI is the trendy pick and I hate trendy picks. La Salle has a great duo in the frontcourt, but their guards don't inspire a lot of confidence. I can't get over Richmond's collapse at the end of last year. I hate SBU, but I respect Schmidt's ability to keep them competitive every year, but save Nicholson's last year they haven't been better than mediocre in a while.
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Why single me out? I'm not the only one poking holes in this "journalism."
Cuz I'm a dick.
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Cuz I'm a dick.
On that at least, there is unanimity of opinion. Just kidding UMASS.
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Cuz I'm a dick.
wouldnt that make you a dayton fan...
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Lets change the discussion. Taking a look at the midpack going into next season. What are people's feelings about URI, La Salle, SJU, and Richmond. Throw the Bonnies on that list as well. If anyone going to really surprise us its going to be one or two of these schools IMO.
One of those schools is likely to disappoint as well.
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Alright, can we stop talking about the depth of VCU and Dayton or even UMass. VCU going to be fine. The better they are the better the league is. Dayton has question marks and UMass has a few as well but both could still be pretty good. We been over all these schools a million times. Move on.


Lets change the discussion. Taking a look at the midpack going into next season. What are people's feelings about URI, La Salle, SJU, and Richmond. Throw the Bonnies on that list as well. If anyone going to really surprise us its going to be one or two of these schools IMO.
Oh, the Bonnies will do nothing. They lost Nicholson.
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One of those schools is likely to disappoint as well.
Or more. Agreed.
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Oh, the Bonnies will do nothing. They lost Nicholson.
Well, yes, Nicholson's senior year was the only time in at least the last 12 seasons that SBU had a winning conference record, so there is that.
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Well, yes, Nicholson's senior year was the only time in at least the last 12 seasons that SBU had a winning conference record, so there is that.
Not proud of that. Although, I do wish people would stop using the years following the scandal as the benchmark.
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Lets just pack it up. We cant win a game without Nicholson and havent been competitive at all since he left
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