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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: Today at 10:59 AM »
Guys, I tried to save us the hassle. I'm so sorry.

OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: August 28, 2015, 03:05 PM »
To save some time:

"Rabble, rabble, rabble, weak non-con scheduling!"
"We're playing 9 B1G games in 2019 as of now and already have Pitt on the schedule!"
"Rabble, rabble, rabble, doesn't matter, need better non-con scheduling!"
"Rabble, B1G schedule more important, rabble rabble."

(end scene)

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: August 28, 2015, 11:36 AM »
No one could deny their success not too long ago, they were a Scotty Reynolds floater away from a date with UNC in the Final 4. Their problem has been getting players to the NBA and sustaining success. I think Izzo said that recruits would rather recent 1st round picks/Lottery selections over recent Final 4s when selecting schools. Or at least that it was a major factor in their decision making.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: August 28, 2015, 09:52 AM »
Jeff Borzello is reporting that Lamar Stevens won't be at Pitt this weekend (nothing on whether it's being rescheduled). Lamar also tweeted that he needed plans, which I assumed were for this weekend but that could be unnecessary speculation on my part, just seems to add credence to Borzello's report.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: August 28, 2015, 09:32 AM »
Ah, the ole silent commit?  Some smoke around this and plausible explanations from their posters..maybe he's being respectful to Pat or maybe the VU guy is making it up.  But that thread makes it seem like we missed on Dylan.

Wait, so a thread on a Villanova board saying they'll beat us for a player we both have interest in? Color me surprised.

How about we just wait for Dylan to announce? He's still taking his official with us 9/12, and I'm guessing will announce some time before the Hershey basketball season kicks off (I think he even said he was hoping to have his recruitment wrapped up before the season, which means he can sign his LOI when the early signing period comes).

This is when there needs to be a reality check into what people are really grasping at here. Dylan Painter would never publicly announce one of his life's biggest decisions via an updated twitter bio. C'mon now. Even if everyone saw the same thing that poster claims he saw, why would anyone think there's anything to it when he already gave an interview yesterday to the contrary?

Totally agree. It wouldn't surprise me if Dylan really enjoyed his visit to Villanova. It's a great campus, I went there for grad school for 3 years and Jay Wright is a great guy. (Though traffic is really bad in the area!)

But this idea that Dylan's mind is set in stone and made up before he takes his official visit with us (and considering how involved with his recruitment we've been) at the end of August when he hasn't even set up an announcement date is patently ignoring the very nature of how recruiting actually operates. These things ebb and flow, it's not over until he announces.

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: August 27, 2015, 09:36 PM »
We're due for a non 0-6 conference start!

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: August 27, 2015, 07:19 PM »
It'll be cool to be part of the Marathon Tip-Off!

OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: August 27, 2015, 07:14 PM »
I'm pretty sure I got his autograph at some point when I was a kid, but I would have no idea where that is at this point. The Lehigh Valley had an independent basketball team he was the coach of and I think they won the title for their Independent League once.

But he was an all time great Sixer and by the accounts I've heard, an all time great person, RIP.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: August 27, 2015, 06:11 PM »
Stephen Pianovich ‏@SPianovich 37m37 minutes ago

So... starting next month I'm going to be helping @jmverlin run @hooplove215. Thrilled at the chance to cover the world of Philly hoops.

that's pretty cool.  congrats and best of luck to you.

I don't think that's Tom. :)

« on: August 26, 2015, 09:17 PM »
Looks like everyone lost here. Political correctness is killing this country!

What a bizarre story. Find it weird that people would wear something like that in public.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: August 26, 2015, 11:37 AM »
Just for the sake of numbers... we could have 3 top 100 players in this class and 1 player right out of the top 100? Nice.

Come on Pat!

OT / Re: OT - Little League World Series
« on: August 22, 2015, 09:14 AM »
I can't believe how far Cole Wagner can hit the ball. Legit hit it over the bleachers in center field at the LLWS TWICE. I couldn't even hit a ball that far as a senior in high school probably haha.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: August 22, 2015, 09:13 AM »

« on: August 19, 2015, 10:42 PM »
Personally speaking, the best way to go against PC criticism is to just flatly ignore the PC bullies.

Good advice in theory.  In practice, however, you could be putting your job/livelihood at risk.

It depends how you would express those viewpoints and where.

« on: August 19, 2015, 08:06 PM »

First things first: there's no such thing as "political correctness." The term's in wide use, certainly, but has no actual fixed or specific meaning. What defines it is not what it describes but how it's used: as a way to dismiss a concern or demand as a frivolous grievance rather than a real issue.

"There's no such thing as political correctness but here I am writing an article about it."

« on: August 19, 2015, 04:08 PM »
Those can be its negative effects. My biggest issue comes from when people are making jokes or are comics. Even if the joke isn't funny, it should be the intent of the person saying it that is most important.

Personally speaking, the best way to go against PC criticism is to just flatly ignore the PC bullies.

« on: August 19, 2015, 03:43 PM »
I'm someone who thinks political correctness is both a good thing and a bad thing. The good thing is it gets people to accept other views and appreciate where others are coming from, even if they are ignorant to its origins. The bad thing tends to be the people who take it upon themselves to deride those who don't say politically correct things.

OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: August 19, 2015, 03:36 PM »
I can't remember who told me the story, but I remember someone telling me that a cousin's friend (or some other kind of similar connection) worked at the Subway Jared went to and that Jared was obsessed with her so he went there a lot. I can't even remember the source of the story or have no idea if it is true but I was told this story by someone.

OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: August 19, 2015, 11:30 AM »
That Jared story is so crazy. Just shows what we all (probably) discovered during the Sandusky scandal, you can think you know someone for what they've accomplished and what kind of charity they work/provide, but people are so much more than what they accomplished.

« on: August 18, 2015, 04:45 PM »

With these 6 questions, we can determine if you are mentally fit enough to own a gun!

Didn't DJ play on an overseas trip with the team back in like summer of 2013?

He did. I believe Tim in his "throwback Thursday" this past Thursday posted a picture of DJ, Pat and himself from that European tour.

Woah, that's gotta be a really scary situation. Hope everything works out in DJ's favor.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Off-Season Improvements
« on: August 16, 2015, 05:04 PM »
Like the new mobile theme!

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: August 16, 2015, 12:29 PM »
I don't think we need both Painter and Keita, but we do need at least one of them.

As for the Hughes v. Stevens debate, I'd rather us get Stevens, it's vital that we continue to establish ourselves in Philadelphia and landing the top 2 players in PA, who both happen to be in Philadelphia, would be a huge boost for our program and Stevens' shot isn't terrible. Sure, his shot isn't as good as Hughes' is but he's a better all around player, give me the better player, we'll figure it out later. Besides, we do have some shooters on this team going forward already, it's not like we'll be starved for it like we were in years past.

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