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Hangin' at the Al / Re: Recruiting as of 8/15/18
« Last post by We R Final Four on Today at 11:43:07 AM »
If anyone out there would like an example of a good neck, Dexter is exhibit 1.  Dexter uses that neck strength  and is a  solid defender. 
https://www.prephoops.com/2018/04/recruiting-report-dexter-akanno/

Dexter  is right up there with Jeenathan in terms of neck strength. Jeenethen is projected by some to be Mr. Lockdown of the freshman elite. So maybe MU gets a second bite at that apple via Dexter.

https://247sports.com/Article/College-basketball-recruiting-rankings-Superlatives-for-Zion-Williamson-Bol-Bol-Romeo-Langford-117476661/
Herman........you agreed not to discuss Jeenathen since he is no longer (or ever was) coming here.
I know it is difficult for you, but give it a try.
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The Superbar / Re: FDNY brawl
« Last post by tower912 on Today at 11:35:01 AM »
Hadn't heard a word.   

A google search revealed this

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-firefighters-brawl-at-bronx-bar-20180609-story.html

Drunk people shouldn't yell racial epithets at other drunk people.   I have little doubt there will be firings and jail time.     As it should be. 
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The Superbar / FDNY brawl
« Last post by rocket surgeon on Today at 11:33:26 AM »
Curious to know what led to this fight and even more curious why nothing has been done about it 2 months later.  short of 6 of them receiving a 1 month suspension (not sure if it was with or without pay) nothing else has happened. I haven’t seen the tape, nor do I really want to as it sounds like it was nasty violent and I can get enough of a visual. “They can’t believe one of them wasn’t killed”. That sounds to me right there that someone should be fired and jailed.  I don’t think I could do this to my neighbor, wife, kid, etc without some type of charge

Maybe brew or tower know more about this?


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/19/fdny-brawl-one-most-severe-beatings-seen-on-tape-insider-says.html
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bethune-Cookman Preview
« Last post by Herman Cain on Today at 11:24:58 AM »
Link: http://www.crackedsidewalks.com/2018/08/bethune-cookman-preview.html

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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
November 10, fiserv.forum

Coach: Ryan Ridder (16-14 record at Bethune-Cookman)
3-Year RPI Average: 308.3
3-Year kenpom Average: 311.3
2018-19 T-Rank Projection: 332
Projected Starters: PG Malik Maitland (5'9" Sr), SG Houston Smith (6'4" Jr), SF Isaiah Bailey (6'6 Sr), PF Cletrell Pope (6'9" Jr), C Shawntrez Davis (6'9" Sr)

Bethune-Cookman is a NIT Tip-Off campus game. The Wildcats lost leading scorer Brandon Tabb, but return four guys that played starter minutes as well as Pope, who led all NJCAA D1 players in rebounding in 2016-17. The stars will be Bailey & Davis. Bailey is a do-everything forward that averaged 16.1 ppg/5.3 rpg/4.8 apg & came within 1 rebound of back-to-back triple-doubles in February. Davis posted 13 double-doubles & is a force inside. Aside from Armani Collins, their bench is largely untested with a number of JUCO recruits joining the roster.

Coach Ryan Ridder led the Wildcats to their first winning D1 record since 2011. They did that by playing fast. Bethune-Cookman's 76.0 average possessions per game was 3rd in D1. As a comparison, Marquette only reached 76 possessions in 4 of their 35 games last year, and one of those was in overtime. Not surprisingly for a team that is always on the attack, Bethune-Cookman makes their living at the line. Both Bailey & Davis are excellent at attacking inside & getting to the line. Defensively, Bethune-Cookman gets after their opponents. They play a high-pressure style that limits good looks and works to create turnovers.

Looking at the T-Rank projections for other NIT Tip-Off opponents it's easy to feel disappointed by Bethune-Cookman. For instance, Kansas will play T-Rank #125 Louisiana-Lafayette & #138 Vermont. In terms of the quadrant system, the Wildcats will almost certainly be a Quadrant 4 game. In the past 10 years, only 8 MEAC teams have even qualified as Quadrant 3 road games. All were league champions. However in terms of RPI, the main factor is the W/L record of the team.

Bethune-Cookman brings back nearly everyone to a team that shared the regular season conference title. They will likely finish with a solid record & be a positive RPI opponent. They did also have their highest RPI & kenpom rankings (288 in both) in the past 3 years & if someone can replace Tabb's scoring, they should be in the mix at the top of the league.

Marquette Connection: The Wildcats have only played Marquette once before. It was an 89-53 victory for Kevin O'Neill's team in December of 1991. That season marked the beginning of O'Neill's turnaround at Marquette, & while the Warriors did not enter postseason play that year, they would go on to a pair of 20-win seasons with NCAA appearances both years.
Bailey and Davis are exciting Pogo Stick types. This should be a fun game. 
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The Superbar / Re: Has anyone experienced age discrimination?
« Last post by warriorchick on Today at 11:16:47 AM »
This would work out well for my 92-year-old father-in-law!

I have some single friends that fit that calculation.

How is his health?   ;D
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The Superbar / Re: Has anyone experienced age discrimination?
« Last post by MU82 on Today at 11:08:07 AM »
Sorry if I am hijacking the thread, but....What are the rules(guidelines) regarding romantic relationships with people that are younger than you? I have heard a seemingly  reasonable formula that was your age divided by two plus seven.

This would work out well for my 92-year-old father-in-law!
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Bethune-Cookman Preview
« Last post by brewcity77 on Today at 11:06:48 AM »
A few extra thoughts. Last things first, this is one of the weakest "Marquette Connections" I found by far. I'm confident when people see some of the other connections I was able to unearth about our non-con opponents, you'll understand it wasn't a lack of effort.

I think it's highly unlikely Bethune-Cookman will have a shot at being a Quadrant 1 game, but I do think they have a good chance to be a team with a winning record. They haven't announced their home non-con games yet that I've seen, but they do play a number of sub-225 non-con teams on the road that will give them a chance at some wins, & they look like a decent bet to win 10+ games in conference.

It's not a "good" opponent like ULL or Vermont, but it's also not the worst team on our resume.
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: Recruiting as of 8/15/18
« Last post by Floorslapper on Today at 11:04:47 AM »
To ask if people saw the color of his skin and say that if he looked like Zion Williamson maybe he would be starting at Duke or Nova but because he doesn’t he’ll be a nice bench player at any of the 4 schools he decides on and can’t be a one and done because there haven’t been a lot of white people who have gone one and done is racist.

It’s not racist to say “there are more African Americans in the NBA.” Nobody said it was.

It is racist to say, “This kid can’t be good enough to start at Marquette as a freshman because he’s white” is racist.

And it’s even more stupid than it is racist.

All true.  I wasn't commenting back to the original post that sparked the outrage, but instead Sultan's take - which on the surface is largely true, yet there are also components that need to be acknowledged on how some personnel decisions may be made - whether that be in sports or elsewhere.
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Hangin' at the Al / [Cracked Sidewalks] Bethune-Cookman Preview
« Last post by brewcity77 on Today at 11:01:24 AM »
Link: http://www.crackedsidewalks.com/2018/08/bethune-cookman-preview.html

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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
November 10, fiserv.forum

Coach: Ryan Ridder (16-14 record at Bethune-Cookman)
3-Year RPI Average: 308.3
3-Year kenpom Average: 311.3
2018-19 T-Rank Projection: 332
Projected Starters: PG Malik Maitland (5'9" Sr), SG Houston Smith (6'4" Jr), SF Isaiah Bailey (6'6 Sr), PF Cletrell Pope (6'9" Jr), C Shawntrez Davis (6'9" Sr)

Bethune-Cookman is a NIT Tip-Off campus game. The Wildcats lost leading scorer Brandon Tabb, but return four guys that played starter minutes as well as Pope, who led all NJCAA D1 players in rebounding in 2016-17. The stars will be Bailey & Davis. Bailey is a do-everything forward that averaged 16.1 ppg/5.3 rpg/4.8 apg & came within 1 rebound of back-to-back triple-doubles in February. Davis posted 13 double-doubles & is a force inside. Aside from Armani Collins, their bench is largely untested with a number of JUCO recruits joining the roster.

Coach Ryan Ridder led the Wildcats to their first winning D1 record since 2011. They did that by playing fast. Bethune-Cookman's 76.0 average possessions per game was 3rd in D1. As a comparison, Marquette only reached 76 possessions in 4 of their 35 games last year, and one of those was in overtime. Not surprisingly for a team that is always on the attack, Bethune-Cookman makes their living at the line. Both Bailey & Davis are excellent at attacking inside & getting to the line. Defensively, Bethune-Cookman gets after their opponents. They play a high-pressure style that limits good looks and works to create turnovers.

Looking at the T-Rank projections for other NIT Tip-Off opponents it's easy to feel disappointed by Bethune-Cookman. For instance, Kansas will play T-Rank #125 Louisiana-Lafayette & #138 Vermont. In terms of the quadrant system, the Wildcats will almost certainly be a Quadrant 4 game. In the past 10 years, only 8 MEAC teams have even qualified as Quadrant 3 road games. All were league champions. However in terms of RPI, the main factor is the W/L record of the team.

Bethune-Cookman brings back nearly everyone to a team that shared the regular season conference title. They will likely finish with a solid record & be a positive RPI opponent. They did also have their highest RPI & kenpom rankings (288 in both) in the past 3 years & if someone can replace Tabb's scoring, they should be in the mix at the top of the league.

Marquette Connection: The Wildcats have only played Marquette once before. It was an 89-53 victory for Kevin O'Neill's team in December of 1991. That season marked the beginning of O'Neill's turnaround at Marquette, & while the Warriors did not enter postseason play that year, they would go on to a pair of 20-win seasons with NCAA appearances both years.
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Hangin' at the Al / Re: Recruiting as of 8/15/18
« Last post by MU82 on Today at 10:57:34 AM »
Two stupid things:

++ An NBA team drafting a player because he is white to placate a racist fan base.

++ An NBA team "hedging its bets" by passing on a white player just because "odds" say the black guy would be better.

I'll bet a lot of NBA teams are happy they hedged their bets and went with the odds to pass on Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki!
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