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  1. Cyniclone

    The state of Ramnation

    Disingenuous. MR took over one of the worst programs in the nation in Rice — he'd have had an easier time making the D1 NCAA tournament from Randolph-Macon — and immediately made them competitive. Then after a rebuild year at VCU, brought them back to the NCAAs last year. Everyone agrees this...
  2. Cyniclone

    Turning the Page. New season starts 4pm at UR.

    Obviously, but I don't see how this has to be an event-horizon moment. My whole point is IF VCU beats Dayton, only the hardcore haters will respond "well so what, they lost to George Mason at home." The committee, if they know their stuff, will neither treat VCU like a title contender with a...
  3. Cyniclone

    Turning the Page. New season starts 4pm at UR.

    George Mason gets over 161, it's a Q3. heck, they're probably well on their way to that mark just on tonight's win.
  4. Cyniclone

    Turning the Page. New season starts 4pm at UR.

    Well, yeah, of course; my point is that a win over what could be a top-5 team by them is a paint that covers a multitude of sins. You beat a national title contender in February, people notice.
  5. Cyniclone

    Turning the Page. New season starts 4pm at UR.

    What, you don't think there's out-of-the-blue upsets late in the season too? The point is, one loss doesn't have to define a season unless you want it to.
  6. Cyniclone

    Turning the Page. New season starts 4pm at UR.

    That assumes that all the committee does is look at the NET like a seeding list. Obviously it's a bad loss but in the context of the season, people who both consider the numbers and their eyes should understand that it can be an aberration. If they suffer more bad losses, then yeah, it's panic...
  7. Cyniclone

    Turning the Page. New season starts 4pm at UR.

    Upsets happen, especially this season. Kentucky lost to Evansville. Duke lost to SFA. Charleston Southern, which might as well be a D2 this season, beat Missouri. Yeah, it stings in the moment and there's some legitimate concerns to digest, but I don't think a bad game has to extrapolate into a...
  8. Cyniclone

    The Official Beat the GooMoos (Again) in the Animal Thread

    Well, that was an exciting, if ultimately futile, final few seconds
  9. Cyniclone

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    So Duquesne is playing some of its home games at Robert Morris's arena, the UPMC Events Center, while its arena is being renovated. Next year they'll move back to their arena, which will be called the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. So the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center really wants to get its...
  10. Cyniclone

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    He doesn't deserve Jack, he should get the one with Charlie Sheen
  11. Cyniclone

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    They probably think they're one coaching hire and one recruiting class away from being competitive again, and to be fair, basketball is a sport that lends itself to quick turnarounds with the right people in place. Plus while they might be better suited in a lower weight class, they take a hit...
  12. Cyniclone

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    I didn't know tbh. I saw a basketball writer friend link the story and didn't know anything about the site or the guy who wrote it, but my friend is pretty trustworthy on things like this so I figured what the h*ck.
  13. Cyniclone

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    For all you folks who want to turf Fordham from the A10: This article encapsulates the case pretty nicely. I still think removing Fordham because of bad basketball misses the point about academics, institutional congruity and institutional relationships that all do more to drive...
  14. Cyniclone

    NFL Second Season

    I'm not sold on Kansas City, they only won because it was their Super Bowl
  15. Cyniclone

    Honestly, do you root for or against Shaka's Texas team?

    Better jobs? Definitely. But if he's more interested in rehabilitating his coaching reputation than taking the best-available job (which is what got him in his position to begin with), he might consider finding a program he can craft in his image like he did with VCU. Tubby Smith kept taking...
  16. Cyniclone

    Honestly, do you root for or against Shaka's Texas team?

    Life is really different in the athletic departments of P5 schools
  17. Cyniclone

    Honestly, do you root for or against Shaka's Texas team?

    If he gets terminated from Texas they'll still be paying him a ton of money, so the next school won't have to pay Shaka money for Shaka, at least not at the outset. The idea being he turns things around and generates enough of a boost in revenue between ticket sales and NCAA shares that they can...
  18. Cyniclone

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    Unless the AAC takes Dayton instead of VCU, I don't think the bolt factor is that strong. UConn moving to the Big East and the BE implementing a 20-game round robin takes the piss out of expanding to 12, unless that 12th is Notre Dame (which it won't be). Plus even if the BE was up for a 12th...
  19. Cyniclone

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    I agree that it's not especially likely, but it's been a strange season for the top teams. Where would a two-loss Dayton team be when they come to VCU? Having no prognostication powers (and they'd probably be shot to h*ck anyway with the sheer randomness of this season, I'd say 3 or 4. They...