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OT / Re: OT: Big Ten football
« on: July 31, 2015, 05:25 PM »
Don't be silly. These are the home and home series with schools like Pitt. We should have these games anyway.

What happens AFTER this 4 game series ends! I do NOT think continuing the series would be a good idea.
IF the league goes to a 9 game conference schedule the HC should have maximum scheduling flexibility! No silly Big 5 requirement!!
The HC should be able to schedule 3 home cupcakes  :D if he thinks it's in the best interest of his team!!   

Cupcake Man   8)
 

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OT / Re: OT: Big Ten football
« on: July 31, 2015, 05:04 PM »
Is not the league going to a 9 game conference schedule?? 
I think the Big 5 non conference requirement is out of line!!! 

I do football too.......,
Cupcake Man   8)   

P.S. Bottom dwelling Big 5 schools will now be in great demand and will be able to name their price!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: July 31, 2015, 02:22 PM »
Alex Kline ‏@TheRecruitScoop  44m44 minutes ago
2018 in-state wing Drew Friberg has been offered by Penn State.

Highlight video looked good. Sign him up!!!!!!!!!! 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: PSU hoops articles, videos, etc.
« on: July 28, 2015, 04:35 PM »
FILM ROOM ?   :o       

I thought stats eliminated all video needs!   ;)     ;)   

 

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: July 23, 2015, 05:15 PM »
ANOTHER ANOTHER thing. Maybe someone can call MBL and get an answer.
Also, when you have them on the phone ask actually WHAT is the correct strike zone????
Ask them if the strike in the rule book is the "correct" and "utilized" strike zone.  If not...ask them WHY and WHAT they are going to do about it!   
 :)    :o     :)     :o   

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: July 23, 2015, 05:07 PM »
ANOTHER thing:
http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/past/ForbesField.htm

Check out photos of old Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Very possible to hit balls off the SIDE (NOT the top) of the left field scoreboard, sides of the clock on the scoreboard and off the sides of the light towers with the balls bouncing over the fence. These were Home Runs! 

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: July 23, 2015, 04:26 PM »
Not trying to be a wise guy BUT the language ...... "Very top of the fence"..........sounds odd to me. ...if a ball hits JUST on the top but not the VERY top it's just a double? 
How about "Really the top", "Tip top", "Really really the top" , "For sure the top"  , Pinnacle of the fence.........well.............you get the drift!!!!!!!!! Are these HRs????
I guess "not so much the top", "almost the top", "pretty high up", "kind of the top" may just be 2 bases!!!
Just saying the "top" of anything can be subjective!

Fact is I understand the "concept" of the ruling I just think the ruling stinks. Now it looks like MLB is defending it!  Two wrongs but must make a very tip top
 right   ;)     ;)      ;) 

ONE MORE THING.  A few feet to the right (maybe 6 feet)  the same height of the wall the ball hit was the TOP.  What if the ball hit 1 inch (not 6 feet) away from the bullpen section and bounces in the same direction?
I just think the league has opened a silly can of worms!!

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: July 23, 2015, 09:27 AM »
SO.........................MLB umps now judge "funny" bounces????   Are MLB umps now to outlaw balls from bouncing sideways! 
The ball hit the wall...............and bounced at about a 20 degree angle OVER the wall on it's own. If it did it once it will do it again. Are all balls supposed to bounce at 90 degrees????  A batted baseball has a lot of spin and bounce in many different ways!! But I guess some bounces are now illegal!!!
 

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: July 22, 2015, 03:33 PM »
Errors happen, but the baserunning blunders and overall poor fundamentals are costing them games.
   
                  
Agreed!
                  

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: July 22, 2015, 11:36 AM »
Marte's overturned homer!  :o

http://m.pirates.mlb.com/news/article/137822024/starling-martes-home-run-overturned-to-double

Looks to me like a clearly incorrect judgment!!! Interested in league's action...........
But, of course WHAT can they do????     
Give Pirates an extra draft choice???? 


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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: July 22, 2015, 07:21 AM »
Thanks for the Staten updates!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: July 21, 2015, 08:58 AM »
WVU was fun to watch last season. Intense full court pressure defense!!

I thought they were the dirt worst and disagree that they were any fun to watch last year. It was like watching a football team try to play basketball, they were trying to be a bunch of bullies on the floor. They fouled at an alarmingly high rate (They were dead last in D1 with the highest Defensive FTA/FGA in the nation) and the quality of games they played just weren't there. Everything was so stop start, there's a reason they gave up so many points. I hope the era of coaches like Huggins comes to an end soon, cannot stand him even in the slightest.

But his argument that we're going to see less scoring when there will be more possessions per game is most likely going to be wrong. The NBA talk of his is just incorrect, if he thinks NBA teams are struggling getting shots up v. a 24 second shot clock, then he's wrong, just like if he thinks driving will be precluded by the new arc under the basket, he's wrong too.

The 30 second shot clock is going to up the tempo and create more possessions per game. That alone will create more scoring opportunities and almost definitely more points.

I've never been a big fan of Huggins and I go back to his playing days!
BUT, I did enjoy watching last year's team. They were on TV in Pgh fairly often last year. BUT the Kentucky game was a mismatch and not enjoyable hoops.
WVU had several quality small guards and I liked their big guy (Williams.) What I liked best was their hustle. Those guards guarded CLOSE.  Full court. That does lead to fouls. I don't remember them being a very good outside shooting team. I remember many drives to the basket and pull up jumpers.
In the past WVU has sent players to the Pgh summer league. The WVU kids seemed to go to extreme lengths to play team (ball sharing) basketball.

In general, the present college game has a romance with the 3 point shot. I think with the shorter shot clock we will see a large increase of extreme wild and lengthy fast shots. This is not basketball I enjoy watching!

P.S. Is Staten playing in the NBA summer league? How is he doing?   
P.S. #2  Another team I usually enjoy watching is VCU! Maybe I just like defensive hustle and pressure! BUT I never enjoyed watching Louisville and their press. Funny, huh.
 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: July 21, 2015, 07:19 AM »
Huggins take on the new rules:
http://triblive.com/sports/college/wvu/8774420-74/huggins-scoring-rule#axzz3gWRjZCkJ

I think he is correct.
WVU was fun to watch last season. Intense full court pressure defense!!
 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: July 20, 2015, 11:48 AM »
If I learned anything from our sweet 16 team's win over Kentucky, it's that making a bunch of 3's is a really good thing.


"Making"......................being the key word!   ;)   

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: July 19, 2015, 05:30 PM »
What a difference 3 games can make...... :-[.........
KC is next! Yikes!

Fingers crossed on Mercer's injury!!   

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: July 16, 2015, 04:21 PM »
I LOVE the idea of going back to "no name" jerseys!  PSU has close to the best looking football uniforms ever. Stick with this look!!!!!!!!
IF it also has a whole bunch of historic remembrances...........well....so much the better!
Most of more modernized uniforms I see make me want to  ;D   

IF only we can go back to "pre STEP" football ticketing days.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: July 14, 2015, 05:23 PM »
It could be based on how the RPI shakes out. I don't know. All I know is that the MW has a system in place to challenge their schools to schedule harder games because there has been a history (even this year) of schools scheduling the worst teams they can and still losing.
                  
                        
Wow, I wonder WHY HCs would schedule that way for their teams????

Just thinkin,
Cupcake Man  8)

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Big Ten hoops news
« on: July 13, 2015, 02:06 PM »
tundra would be proud of Nebraska's cupcake OOC home schedule

Mississippi Valley State (345)
Delaware State (RPI 213)
Southeastern Louisiana (331)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (298)
Miami (48) (B1G/ACC challenge)
Abilene Christian (324)
Rhode Island (61)
Samford (306)
Prairie View A&M (261)

That's for sure!!

Cupcake Man   8)
 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome Terrence Samuel
« on: July 1, 2015, 07:14 AM »
Welcome to the PSU family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: PSU hoops articles, videos, etc.
« on: June 30, 2015, 07:20 AM »

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: June 24, 2015, 12:12 PM »

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OT / Re: Golf
« on: June 23, 2015, 06:52 PM »
Fox cameras followed him walking from the 3rd hole to the 4th tee waiting for him to fall down, on a split screen while live action was going on...strange...

Odd indeed. But, that was a heck of a walk. How far was it? Seemed like a couple of hundred yards or so!

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