I wondered where you went in the other game post. Hey if your ranting brings that out every game, let's start again on Saturday!
hopefully this benching gets Amir focused and he'll take advantage of another shot.
Don't hold your breath...my CPR license expired. It's been 4 years and multiple benchings and Thurple sightings. Now all of a sudden it will work?
Where is the Optimistic Buck that was yelling from the mountaintops that D'Angelo was not a go-to scorer? I would like to enter this game as Exhibit A (or 'Z' after all of the points we made in the other post) that he is a go-to scorer. 12-17 will improve that FG%!
Keep Amir at the end of the bench.
I would be fine if he sat at the head of the bench near Matta......in the second row with the managers! Thank you, I'll be here all week.
But in all seriousness, I am at ease with this move. Even those 3 mins Amir did get, he used them exactly as you would expect. No heart/hustle/effect.
I guess I look at it as he may get avg 2 a game but he leaves 3 more on the court and that is more the frustrating part. I think everyone can see he COULD be so much better. So many times he lets easy baskets go.
Also, shooters and scorers are two way different things, as per my previous post. Can Russell score anytime he has the ball in hand? I would say yes. Could Loving? Not so much. Could Sam? Not so much. Is Russell the best scorer we have had? No but he is the best THIS team has this year.
No I am not comparing him to Jordan. You did, what was you said about inferring things? I am blasting your argument that since DRuss has a lower FG% he should not be shooting as much as someone else on the team. I am saying he is the only one on the team that can get his own shot and has the confidence to take those shots. He has faults, and I am not even that big of a fan of his, it's just your argument is so flawed in regards to FG%.
John Paxson also had a higher FG% than Michael Jordan. You telling me that Paxson should be getting more shots than Jordan? Your argument here holds no water, man. FG% is not the be-all-end-all stat. I'll take Jordan on my squad 100 times out of 100. You can have Paxson.
I totally disagree regarding Amir being a 'great rim defender'. There are numerous occasions where he stands flat-footed and just stands straight up, and gets scored on repeatedly. Yes he may get a block or two a game (think he may even lead the league with a little over 2 bpg). That being said, I don't think he protects the rim nearly enough to be a true 'rim defender'. I don't think anyone in the B1G is afraid to drive to the basket. Not to mention is is terribly slow on sliding over to help and on switches. It looks like he has cement feet inside the paint, which I guess would match the cement hands as well.
And I agree with your comments about this was a great supporting cast 2-3 years ago. But as a player, you are also supposed to develop. They are seniors now, they should be the focal points now and not still supporting players. Blame the coaches if you want, I think there is some validity to that. And I agree that Loving seems to get a pass, but you can't tell me that Amir is a top 'rim defender'. Watch Kentucky's bigs, hell watch Iowa's bigs. Notice how they can slide to help, but also recover and grab a board and/or alter the shot. Amir can do one of those things. If he commits to slide over, that is all he does. It's like he has one move and then it's done. I can try and block, but then I can't rebound. Just so much untapped potential.
Nice quote reference, but I was leaning more towards the less heralded Unbreakable, both in that the loss didn't break us, and the below quote:
Elijah's Mother: They say this one has a surprise ending.
Holy hell, not sure why, but this thing has me giggling like a teenage girl!
Thad mentioned that KBD was sick/ill which is why he hasn't been off the bench much. His absence was curious to me as well.
They just need to make it a title or an honor type of thing, like All-American. I think they still do the All-Pro teams, and I believe that is different than the Pro Bowl, is it not? Just keep it at ALL-PRO and leave it at that. I would rather watch the NFLPA QB Challenge (loved that old Nintendo game) than the Pro Bowl.
Personally, I don't know why Penn State, having won a huge battle with the NCAA, is not simply moving on. Except they appear to be stuck in the same historical cave, in which they live former glory over and over, to the point of where it is severely detrimental to their own current position.
This is a good take right here. PSU could have just been grateful their 'hero' and their program was able to get their wins back, and for all intents and purposes, their punishment is over. Instead of quietly taking the reprieve that the NCAA has given them, & indicating they have learned from this debacle, they have to blatantly publicize it and put stickers on helmets (hockey helmets at that, WTF?) and just bring back all of the negativity and monstrosities that occurred right back to the forefront.
For as revered as Woody is, I think most all of us fans would agree that his taking a swing at a player crossed the line and he was wrong for it. Stay classy PSU. Your idolatry of JoePa is truly amazing.
I like to consider myself a basketball fan, but I honestly had absolutely no idea who Penn St's coach was. Never heard of the guy, didn't know it wasn't the last guy (again, who I can't even remember who the last guy was. I think he was old, that is all I remember).
PONDERS?!?!?! Really only PONDERING?!?!?! I am so fed up with Amir that I wouldn't let him walk on the court to even put the stools down at timeouts! I want to see the student managers look next to him in the second row, wait for that timeout to come, and with fire in their eyes and a wave of the hand, tell him to stay seated. Those stools are THEIRS!
Honestly I see more fire, effort, heart and hustle out of every single student manager with stool in hand than I do out of Amir.
"everybody kills people, murders people"
Amir needs to sit. Plain and simple. Tate should get 80% and Lee and McDonald can split what's left. Keita needs mins too and if Sam isn't having one of his games, which you can tell when he is on, Keita needs those mins.
They do need to get over it. I steadfastly remain in the, If-You-Give-Up-60+Points-You-Don't-Have-an-Argument camp. That is how you get into the playoffs, don't give up 60!
I do agree that the whole 5 weeks of committee rankings is just idiotic. There should be one set of rankings at the end of the conference championship games, you know, once the season is complete! Since the whole objective is to get the 4 best teams from that season! If you want to do 2 weeks, fine, end of regular season and then the final after the conf champ games.
What's the over/under on his Wonderlic? 5?
Agreed. Vacating wins is such a misnomer. Regardless of what happened, those games were played and a result occurred. Fines, schollie reductions and the like, ok, those are punishments. But to say games that happened, games millions of people watched, just magically disappear is ridiculous.
Exactly, Tress gets his wins back, and oh yeah the ncaa should take whatever of that $60 Mil they have received and give it right back to Devier, TP, Adams and the lot for completely screwing them out of lost income from that 'scandal' that was Tatgate.
How completely asinine does Tatgate even look now. It still baffles me how that 'scandal' was portrayed, and the mafia kingpin known as Tress. Who could forget the rigged bingo game at YSU from 1952!
Low man wins. Cardale lowered the boom.
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