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MUScoop => Hangin' at the Al => Topic started by: tower912 on July 20, 2019, 05:36:52 PM

Title: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: tower912 on July 20, 2019, 05:36:52 PM
https://247sports.com/college/marquette/Article/Theo-John-133777788/


Because that was a problem before.   
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: warriorchick on July 20, 2019, 08:42:22 PM
https://247sports.com/college/marquette/Article/Theo-John-133777788/


Because that was a problem before.

That was exactly my thought when I read your subject line.



Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: pbiflyer on July 20, 2019, 10:26:17 PM
That was exactly my thought when I read your subject line.

Mrs pbiflyer volunteered to check out the veracity of the story.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: source? on July 20, 2019, 11:11:02 PM
I really liked this

John:  “At the end of the day, it’s not my decision, whatever coach sees best.  If he sees me playing all 5, then I’ll play all five.  If he sees me playing the 4, I can do that, too.  Whatever helps our team, I think we’re all willing to do so.  I know we’re all in it for the same reasons.  We want to win.  Whatever coach draws up, we’re going to follow it.” 
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: TheManeTrain on July 21, 2019, 12:42:21 AM
I really liked this

John:  “At the end of the day, it’s not my decision, whatever coach sees best.  If he sees me playing all 5, then I’ll play all five.  If he sees me playing the 4, I can do that, too.  Whatever helps our team, I think we’re all willing to do so.  I know we’re all in it for the same reasons.  We want to win.  Whatever coach draws up, we’re going to follow it.”

A common theme from the players who have been interviewed by Dodds.  Jamal, Ed, and now Theo have all said some version of this.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: jesmu84 on July 21, 2019, 05:48:40 AM
A common theme from the players who have been interviewed by Dodds.  Jamal, Ed, and now Theo have all said some version of this.

Ya.. Definitely sounds like comments from players on a team with a poor leader for a head coach
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: warriorchick on July 21, 2019, 07:41:14 AM
Mrs pbiflyer volunteered to check out the veracity of the story.

Sounds like a two-woman job to me.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: TheManeTrain on July 21, 2019, 10:46:54 AM
Ya.. Definitely sounds like comments from players on a team with a poor leader for a head coach

Yup. Seems like the guys who bought in are still here and those who didn’t wrote a letter and left.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: fjm on July 21, 2019, 12:51:52 PM
Gees. As if I need another reason for my GF to love him and want to “touch his muscles!” more...
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: Lennys Tap on July 21, 2019, 04:52:02 PM
A common theme from the players who have been interviewed by Dodds.  Jamal, Ed, and now Theo have all said some version of this.

I'm happy the players are all on the same page. I'd expect that in July. I'll be even happier if a real journalist can write similar stuff in February/March.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: tower912 on July 21, 2019, 04:54:44 PM
No, you won't be.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: TheManeTrain on July 21, 2019, 05:22:45 PM
I'm happy the players are all on the same page. I'd expect that in July. I'll be even happier if a real journalist can write similar stuff in February/March.

Can't write an article in February/March when it's July.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: Lennys Tap on July 21, 2019, 06:57:07 PM
No, you won't be.

Yes, I will be.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: MU Fan in Connecticut on July 21, 2019, 08:10:30 PM
Yup. Seems like the guys who bought in are still here and those who didn’t wrote a letter and left.

Oh my good, LOL!
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: pbiflyer on July 21, 2019, 10:19:11 PM
Sounds like a two-woman job to me.

You two are so giving!
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: Billy Hoyle on July 21, 2019, 10:36:25 PM
https://247sports.com/college/marquette/Article/Theo-John-133777788/


Because that was a problem before.

On his way to becoming another Faisal or Harris? FT's are there already.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: ChitownSpaceForRent on July 21, 2019, 11:33:05 PM
On his way to becoming another Faisal or Harris? FT's are there already.

Who is this Faisal guy everybody mentions with Theo? Was he just as strong if not stronger?
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: MUHoopsFan2 on July 22, 2019, 12:02:44 AM
THEO JOHN LESS FAT MORE MUSCLE....IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE!?
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Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: herboturbo on July 22, 2019, 05:24:54 AM
Who is this Faisal guy everybody mentions with Theo? Was he just as strong if not stronger?

https://wiki.muscoop.com/doku.php/men_s_basketball/faisal_abraham (https://wiki.muscoop.com/doku.php/men_s_basketball/faisal_abraham)
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: tower912 on July 22, 2019, 09:16:00 AM
Faisal Abraham was an enforcer.  A bad man.  A banger.  A terrible free throw shooter.  Theo is bigger.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: Billy Hoyle on July 22, 2019, 10:06:52 AM
Faisal Abraham was an enforcer.  A bad man.  A banger.  A terrible free throw shooter.  Theo is bigger.

Great shot blocker too. Body fat percentage of maybe 2%. Pure muscle.

Also called for a BS foul on Sean Smith with .7 seconds left in the 1995 NIT final.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: Marcus92 on July 22, 2019, 10:23:05 AM
Here's Faisal blocking a shot as a senior during the 1997 Conference USA tournament. Both Faisal and Mike Bargen (lower right) were listed at 6-7 on the roster. But Bargen's arms look like pipe cleaners in comparison.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: ChitownSpaceForRent on July 22, 2019, 11:53:32 AM
Jeez, are those tricep implants?
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: Billy Hoyle on July 22, 2019, 01:10:30 PM
Jeez, are those tricep implants?

When he wasn't in the weight room at the Old Gym he was lifting in the Rec Center. 

Mike Deane had a very amusing nickname for Faisel too.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: hdog1017 on July 22, 2019, 03:02:23 PM
I have more fat and less muscle
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on July 22, 2019, 03:10:20 PM
I have more fat and less muscle

Wealth bellies are the new six packs.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: Afroman on July 23, 2019, 05:52:48 PM
I first read that as "he was lifting the Rec Center."


When he wasn't in the weight room at the Old Gym he was lifting in the Rec Center. 

Mike Deane had a very amusing nickname for Faisel too.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: rocket surgeon on July 23, 2019, 07:19:40 PM
  loved what theo said about matt-exactly what i saw.  if i owned a business that needed a "go-getter" matt would be at the top of the list. 

 theo-the guy is definitely a hard worker.  now he's got to play politics with the refs.  they are calling fouls on him before he even get's onto the floor.  he cannot get into a stare down with opposing player cuz that looks mean ya know.  everything is so volatile today.  good thing al had control over his players and they rarely got out of control ::) refs need to just let them play. call fouls a foul and chit won't get out of hand...let them play.  when the refs calls get inconsistent, players try to adapt.  then all hell breaks loose
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: The Hamberdler on July 26, 2019, 07:08:52 AM
  loved what theo said about matt-exactly what i saw.  if i owned a business that needed a "go-getter" matt would be at the top of the list. 

 theo-the guy is definitely a hard worker.  now he's got to play politics with the refs.  they are calling fouls on him before he even get's onto the floor.  he cannot get into a stare down with opposing player cuz that looks mean ya know.  everything is so volatile today.  good thing al had control over his players and they rarely got out of control ::) refs need to just let them play. call fouls a foul and chit won't get out of hand...let them play.  when the refs calls get inconsistent, players try to adapt.  then all hell breaks loose

While I don't disagree on Theo's "referee intimidation" fouls. I don't think that will be a huge storyline this year. I just don't see how it will impact wins and losses much given the rotation, I would rather him spend zero time thinking about that and instead spend all of that time doing what works.

If he can cut down on the actual bad fouls, great, but cutting down on fouls for him will necessarily include attempting to block/impact fewer shots. If you want one, you get the other.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: We R Final Four on July 26, 2019, 07:18:37 AM
Theo is not out of control.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: MU82 on July 26, 2019, 02:07:04 PM
Avoid the bad moving screens and he'll be fine. As Hamberdler says, I want Theo doing what makes him a valuable basketball player. A certain number of fouls go with that.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: News: Garcia dreams MU on July 28, 2019, 07:37:51 PM
Wow Theo is going to hurt someone

https://twitter.com/theojohn123/status/1155633179082051585?s=21
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: cheebs09 on July 28, 2019, 08:44:16 PM
Wow Theo is going to hurt someone

https://twitter.com/theojohn123/status/1155633179082051585?s=21

He’s just been preemptively ejected from a BET game.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: TAMU Garcia on July 28, 2019, 09:02:44 PM
Wow Theo is going to hurt someone

https://twitter.com/theojohn123/status/1155633179082051585?s=21

Damn, look at the guns on Bailey. He put in some work this offseason.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: We R Final Four on July 28, 2019, 09:13:18 PM
Avoid the bad moving screens and he'll be fine. As Hamberdler says, I want Theo doing what makes him a valuable basketball player. A certain number of fouls go with that.
Considering he only has four to play with per game, the moving screen 35' from the basket handcuffs TJ to be the valuable bball player that his team needs.  I hope those calls are essentially non existent as they were for the Milkman as he became an upperclassman.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: Marcus92 on July 28, 2019, 09:28:27 PM
If Isaac Haas said Theo was the strongest player he'd ever played against, the prospect of TJ getting even stronger is a scary one for opponents. What's far scarier is if he becomes a better defender and rebounder, while improving his offensive game.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: MU82 on July 28, 2019, 11:46:54 PM
Markus has quite the 6-pack.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: MuMark on July 29, 2019, 11:36:11 AM
Sacar had some very bullish comments about Theo in an interview on Dodd's site.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: News: Garcia dreams MU on July 29, 2019, 12:09:03 PM
Sacar had some very bullish comments about Theo in an interview on Dodd's site.
Was the interview excellent?
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: tower912 on July 29, 2019, 12:12:40 PM
Yes.  Better than those obtained by scoopers.
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: News: Garcia dreams MU on July 29, 2019, 12:16:58 PM
Yes.  Better than those obtained by scoopers.
Herman likes this analysis
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: MuMark on July 29, 2019, 02:17:14 PM
Was the interview excellent?

It was so good they are thinking if turning it into a movie

Dodds and Sacar's Excellent Adventure
Title: Re: Theo John, less fat, more muscle
Post by: Stronghold on July 30, 2019, 01:26:23 PM
If Isaac Haas said Theo was the strongest player he'd ever played against, the prospect of TJ getting even stronger is a scary one for opponents. What's far scarier is if he becomes a better defender and rebounder, while improving his offensive game.


This was as a freshman too.  Pretty nice compliment from Haas, especially that he did it during the game as Theo fouled out.