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Title: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: wesfau2 on November 09, 2021, 10:09:23 AM
First game of the season tonight against Moorehead St.

7pm CT

ESPN+
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 09, 2021, 10:37:32 AM
Don't look for a lopsided win tonight.  Morehead was 23-8 last season and made the tourney.  Auburn slopped around in their exhibition game against a Division II opponent, going down 9-0 before waking up. 

We have a butt load of new faces who haven't played together and may take a little time to gel. 
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Post by: Buzz Killington on November 09, 2021, 11:01:26 AM
More head good
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Post by: Buzz Killington on November 09, 2021, 11:01:54 AM
Don't look for a lopsided win tonight.  Morehead was 23-8 last season and made the tourney.  Auburn slopped around in their exhibition game against a Division II opponent, going down 9-0 before waking up. 

We have a butt load of new faces who haven't played together and may take a little time to gel.
They are no Barry though
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Post by: AUJarhead on November 09, 2021, 11:33:17 AM
Don't look for a lopsided win tonight.  Morehead was 23-8 last season and made the tourney.  Auburn slopped around in their exhibition game against a Division II opponent, going down 9-0 before waking up. 

We have a butt load of new faces who haven't played together and may take a little time to gel.

USI isn't a slouch of a D2 school, they were picked to win the GLVC, one of the top D2 basketball conferences.  They've got 5 guys who played D1 last season.

Their head coach, an alum of USI, was the D2 player of the year when Bruce was coach, in the year they won the national championship.  I love that Pearl gets places like USI some love by scheduling these games with them.

But like Buzzy said, they ain't no Barry.


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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 09, 2021, 11:38:37 AM
They are no Barry though

Thank God we were able to buy out that contract and get him off the schedule.
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Post by: wesfau2 on November 09, 2021, 12:18:25 PM
USI isn't a slouch of a D2 school, they were picked to win the GLVC, one of the top D2 basketball conferences.  They've got 5 guys who played D1 last season.

Their head coach, an alum of USI, was the D2 player of the year when Bruce was coach, in the year they won the national championship.  I love that Pearl gets places like USI some love by scheduling these games with them.

But like Buzzy said, they ain't no Barry.

Bruce said that he's scheduled USI at every school he's coached. 
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 09, 2021, 02:28:26 PM
Urinary Sack Infection?
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Post by: Buzz Killington on November 09, 2021, 02:33:53 PM
Urinary Sack Infection?
I thought it was that truck driving school.
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Post by: AUJarhead on November 09, 2021, 03:00:13 PM
Urinary Sack Infection?

Useless Snags Information
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 09, 2021, 03:13:39 PM
Useless Snags Information

Son of a.......
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Post by: wesfau2 on November 09, 2021, 03:48:06 PM
Useless Snags Information

Which is basically all of it.
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 09, 2021, 03:51:35 PM
You know, I haven't cut a bitch in quite a while.
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Post by: wesfau2 on November 09, 2021, 08:10:03 PM
This team makes me quite erect.
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Post by: wesfau2 on November 10, 2021, 10:13:55 AM
So...size all over the court.  Nice.

Aggressive defense from all positions.  Nicer.

Trio of guards with shot-creating ability.  Nicer still.

I'm amazed at how Bruce can get his teams to commit to defense, but he fucking manages that.  Lots of full-court press last night that paid dividends over and over.

I'm a little concerned about Kessler spending so much time out in 3-land cranking shots when he should live under the basket, but I guess he earns those shots with so much defense under the rim.

Almost had a heart attack when Smith went to the floor.

Future is bright, kids.  Gonna be a fun year.
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 10, 2021, 10:24:56 AM
I couldn't pick it up, so I have no idea how they looked. (Edit....just saw where Wes covered that)  Sounds like they stayed in control from the start.  It was nice to have a game on just about every channel, so I could flip around and check a lot of teams out. 

Tennessee looked good and rained 3's at a record pace.  Foggy Shit For Brains, Justin Powell, was right in the middle of it. 

Kansas looked like their usual athletic self in a fairly easy win against Michigan State. 

Duke and Kentucky beat on each other all night.  UK has a beast under the boards.  Wide body bro who transferred from West Virginia and had about 8 rebounds in the first 10 minutes.

Heard Jay Bilas say UCLA is the best team in America.  Horse hockey.  They just got on a Cinderella run to the Final 4 last season.  Gonzaga has their usual 28-3 regular season team that will get that shit packed at some point in the tourney.

Memphis officially has the worst looking court in all of basketball.  Even Scott Van Pelt was making fun of it.  Pure ass!

 
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Post by: wesfau2 on November 10, 2021, 11:33:18 AM
I couldn't pick it up, so I have no idea how they looked.

Surprisingly Hulu had the ESPN+ games (I think it came with a Disney+ subscription).  The quality of the broadcast was pooooooooooooooooooor, though.   Bad lag/buffer, horrible commercial/half breaks.  Just ass.
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Post by: AUJarhead on November 10, 2021, 11:41:08 AM
Good first game, lots to build on.  Little concerned that from the 4min mark of the first half, Morehead went on a 30-15 run, and judging by how loud Bruce was during a timeout, he was a little concerned, too.

Thought we gave up too many offensive rebounds - was a little shocked that Kessler didn't box out better - but I think all of that is fixable, and have complete faith in Bruce to fix it.

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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 10, 2021, 12:16:26 PM
Surprisingly Hulu had the ESPN+ games (I think it came with a Disney+ subscription).  The quality of the broadcast was pooooooooooooooooooor, though.   Bad lag/buffer, horrible commercial/half breaks.  Just ass.

 Rain and GH were railing on some screeching hyena of a woman close to the broadcast table all night.
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Post by: wesfau2 on November 10, 2021, 12:20:36 PM
Rain and GH were railing on some screeching hyena of a woman close to the broadcast table all night.

God she was fucking awful.

At least she wasn't joined by that asshole who hollers during the entire broadcast.  Though, I presume he'll make an appearance as the season progresses.
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Post by: Saniflush on November 10, 2021, 01:19:26 PM
God she was fucking awful.

At least she wasn't joined by that asshole who hollers during the entire broadcast.  Though, I presume he'll make an appearance as the season progresses.

I didn't know Dickie V was back to broadcasting?
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 10, 2021, 02:25:45 PM
I didn't know Dickie V was back to broadcasting?

The dream team of Beth Mowins and Dick Vitale.
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 10, 2021, 02:39:48 PM
Friday, the Warhawks of Louisiana Monroe come to town.  It might be a game to get err'body gellin' like a felon, since they lost last night to LSU....101-39. 
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Post by: wesfau2 on November 10, 2021, 04:06:55 PM
I didn't know Dickie V was back to broadcasting?

He's wiping his own diaper, it's dandy, BAYBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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Post by: Kaos on November 10, 2021, 06:48:01 PM
He's wiping his own diaper, it's dandy, BAYBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Take this to the political board where it belongs.
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Post by: Kaos on November 10, 2021, 06:49:15 PM
Question:

I was flipping around looking at different stuff last night and I ran across part of Bama's game.  The announcer was screaming "Shackleford goes to the rim..." 

Shackleford?  Isn't that guy like 45?  He's been there since the 80s.
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Post by: wesfau2 on November 11, 2021, 10:33:28 AM
Question:

I was flipping around looking at different stuff last night and I ran across part of Bama's game.  The announcer was screaming "Shackleford goes to the rim..." 

Shackleford?  Isn't that guy like 45?  He's been there since the 80s.

Take this bama content in my AU basketball thread to the shitter where it belongs.
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Post by: AUJarhead on November 11, 2021, 11:57:10 AM
Take this bama content in my AU basketball thread to the shitter where it belongs.

Please don't insult shit like that.
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Post by: wesfau2 on November 14, 2021, 01:23:42 PM
Friday, the Warhawks of Louisiana Monroe come to town.  It might be a game to get err'body gellin' like a felon, since they lost last night to LSU....101-39.

93-65 good guys.

Smith had himself a night.
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Post by: AUJarhead on November 15, 2021, 10:59:03 AM
And the ladies dropped their second game of the season to
ODU, 57-44. Could be a long year on the women’s side.
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Post by: Buzz Killington on November 15, 2021, 01:12:08 PM
And the ladies dropped their second game of the season to
ODU, 57-44. Could be a long year on the women’s side.
#firejoeciampi
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Post by: AUJarhead on November 16, 2021, 09:03:39 AM
#firejoeciampi

I didn't know they still had a team!
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Post by: Buzz Killington on November 16, 2021, 09:14:00 AM
I didn't know they still had a team!
Yeah, they got uniforms and everything
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 22, 2021, 04:43:09 PM
After a lackluster performance against the South Florida Bulls, the 3-0 Tigers take the show on the road to face Connecticut.  The Huskies are ranked #22 at 4-0.  Their closest win has been by 24 points, but they've played who's who of nobody's from Binghamton to Coppin State.  Still, they've taken care of business like a good team should.

Time to see if Bruce's boys have the chutzpah to come out with a win against the Pups.
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Post by: Kaos on November 22, 2021, 04:54:16 PM
After a lackluster performance against the South Florida Bulls, the 3-0 Tigers take the show on the road to face Connecticut.  The Huskies are ranked #22 at 4-0.  Their closest win has been by 24 points, but they've played who's who of nobody's from Binghamton to Coppin State.  Still, they've taken care of business like a good team should.

Time to see if Bruce's boys have the chutzpah to come out with a win against the Pups.

When is Tigerwalk?
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Post by: GH2001 on November 22, 2021, 05:12:03 PM
When is Tigerwalk?

Gate A.....of course.
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 22, 2021, 05:12:23 PM
When is Tigerwalk?


2:37 Pacific Time
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Post by: wesfau2 on November 26, 2021, 12:02:05 PM
So, 1-1 in Atlantis with a 3rd game today at 3:30.

This team obviously needs time to gel, as they are making tons of unforced errors and just generally are not in sync.

That said, each individual piece is very exciting.  The guards are tenacious defenders and WG and KD are fearless shooters.  WG loves that Jared Harper 26 foot 3-ball.  Can't wait til Allen Flanigan gets to join this group.

How about this lineup at forward: Jabari Smith (6'10"/220), Jaylin Williams (6'8"/230), Chris Moore (6'6"/240)...and then THIS guy runs with them when he's not swatting shots under the rim: Walker Kessler (7'2"/245).

And camped out low: the aforementioned Walker, along with Stretch (6'10"/245) and Dylan Cardwell (6'11"/250).

All that size out there makes me moist.

We took UConn to double OT and lost, then rebounded with a relatively easy win over Loyola-Chi.  Syracuse will be another legit test today and another chance for these guys to build chemistry.

This team will make a LOT of noise in the conference this year, so get on board early.

Oh, also Bama lost to Rick Pitino's Iona squad (ranked 140 by KenPom).  So, HAHA.
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Post by: Buzz Killington on November 26, 2021, 02:54:04 PM
So, 1-1 in Atlantis with a 3rd game today at 3:30.

This team obviously needs time to gel, as they are making tons of unforced errors and just generally are not in sync.

That said, each individual piece is very exciting.  The guards are tenacious defenders and WG and KD are fearless shooters.  WG loves that Jared Harper 26 foot 3-ball.  Can't wait til Allen Flanigan gets to join this group.

How about this lineup at forward: Jabari Smith (6'10"/220), Jaylin Williams (6'8"/230), Chris Moore (6'6"/240)...and then THIS guy runs with them when he's not swatting shots under the rim: Walker Kessler (7'2"/245).

And camped out low: the aforementioned Walker, along with Stretch (6'10"/245) and Dylan Cardwell (6'11"/250).

All that size out there makes me moist.

We took UConn to double OT and lost, then rebounded with a relatively easy win over Loyola-Chi.  Syracuse will be another legit test today and another chance for these guys to build chemistry.

This team will make a LOT of noise in the conference this year, so get on board early.

Oh, also Bama lost to Rick Pitino's Iona squad (ranked 140 by KenPom).  So, HAHA.

Really anxious to see how well we do against that Syracuse 2-3 zone.
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Post by: eagleair89 on November 26, 2021, 06:37:32 PM
War Eagle

This a good looking bunch of players...

Jan-March should be enjoyable to watch!
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Post by: Kaos on November 29, 2021, 10:29:30 AM
Really anxious to see how well we do against that Syracuse 2-3 zone.

Pretty good, I'd say.
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Post by: Buzz Killington on November 29, 2021, 10:51:54 AM
Pretty good, I'd say.
Yessir.  Wasn't sure this group could shoot their way through that zone.  Very good sign for the season imo.  And they have done all this without Flanigan too. 
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 30, 2021, 11:26:14 PM
UCF comes in tomorrow night.  This team is pretty damn good.  4-1 with a win over Miami, and the only loss being a 3 point win for Oklahoma.  Better bring that A game.

The last 5 out of 6 are at home before starting the SEC slate against LSU.  Hope Flanigan is back and ready to contribute by then.
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Post by: Snaggletiger on December 01, 2021, 11:34:50 AM
Quotes from Sir Bruce on tonight's game with UCF

"This will be the second-best team we've played against behind probably UConn, and it's the best defensive team we've played against so far," Pearl said. "They're one of the oldest teams in college basketball – a lot of juniors and seniors, a lot of fourth- and fifth-year guys. Last year we didn't play Darius Perry, who is arguably their best player.
"This is a much better team than we played a year ago. We'll have to continue to improve."
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Post by: Buzz Killington on December 01, 2021, 02:16:11 PM
Quotes from Sir Bruce on tonight's game with UCF

"This will be the second-best team we've played against behind probably UConn, and it's the best defensive team we've played against so far," Pearl said. "They're one of the oldest teams in college basketball – a lot of juniors and seniors, a lot of fourth- and fifth-year guys. Last year we didn't play Darius Perry, who is arguably their best player.
"This is a much better team than we played a year ago. We'll have to continue to improve."
We owe them a beatdown though.  Do it for Gus!
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Post by: GH2001 on December 01, 2021, 10:11:29 PM
We owe them a beatdown though.  Do it for Gus!

And a beat down it was. Good lord just give this dude a lifetime contract and football coach level money at this point. I think we’ve seen enough sample size now to know that this mfer is legit. He’s a program changer. All hail lord Bruce.
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Post by: Snaggletiger on December 02, 2021, 04:27:45 PM
One assistant corch for UCF last night was our very own, Mamadou Enzyme.
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Post by: Buzz Killington on December 03, 2021, 08:45:00 AM
One assistant corch for UCF last night was our very own, Mamadou Enzyme.
Because nobody loves you like ya Mamadou
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Post by: wesfau2 on December 12, 2021, 03:22:44 PM
Well, that was a total dismantling/pantsing of a B1G opponent.  I don't know much about Nebraska as a bball program, but Hoiberg is highly regarded as a coach.

With Bruce serving the first of a two-game suspension, Wes Flanigan stepped in and led the guys to an entertaining win in fertile recruiting grounds.  I'm amazed at the pace at which these guys are gelling.  Yesterday they looked completely in-sync, loose and dangerous.

Two questions (one of which is serious):
1. How do you work AF into this rotation without upsetting some chemistry?
2. Has Bruce been holding us back?
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Post by: Buzz Killington on December 13, 2021, 10:00:53 AM
Well, that was a total dismantling/pantsing of a B1G opponent.  I don't know much about Nebraska as a bball program, but Hoiberg is highly regarded as a coach.

With Bruce serving the first of a two-game suspension, Wes Flanigan stepped in and led the guys to an entertaining win in fertile recruiting grounds.  I'm amazed at the pace at which these guys are gelling.  Yesterday they looked completely in-sync, loose and dangerous.

Two questions (one of which is serious):
1. How do you work AF into this rotation without upsetting some chemistry?
2. Has Bruce been holding us back?
I'll answer the serious question...

#firebrucepearl
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Post by: Snaggletiger on December 13, 2021, 10:56:36 AM
I'll answer the serious question...

#firebrucepearl

^^^This right here^^^
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Post by: wesfau2 on December 13, 2021, 11:00:54 AM
Let's take a moment to recognize Wes Flanigan as the all-time winningest coach (by W/L %) at Auburn.
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Post by: Buzz Killington on December 13, 2021, 11:10:25 AM
Let's take a moment to recognize Wes Flanigan as the all-time winningest coach (by W/L %) at Auburn.
And Steven Pearl is destined to join him tomorrow night.  We finna roll 3 deep with all-star coarches.
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Post by: Snaggletiger on December 13, 2021, 11:27:17 AM
Speaking of perfect, does anyone know who the all-time passing leader is for Auburn?

That's right, Will Appleton.  His completion percentage is 100%.  8.5 yards per pass and a 171.4 QB Rating. 

Suck it, haters.
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Post by: AUTiger1 on December 13, 2021, 11:46:38 AM
Well, that was a total dismantling/pantsing of a B1G opponent.  I don't know much about Nebraska as a bball program, but Hoiberg is highly regarded as a coach.

With Bruce serving the first of a two-game suspension, Wes Flanigan stepped in and led the guys to an entertaining win in fertile recruiting grounds.  I'm amazed at the pace at which these guys are gelling.  Yesterday they looked completely in-sync, loose and dangerous.

Two questions (one of which is serious):
1. How do you work AF into this rotation without upsetting some chemistry?
2. Has Bruce been holding us back?

Slowly work him in until he is 100% and has knocked off all the rust.  If the rust sticks on him then you work him off the bench.
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Post by: wesfau2 on December 13, 2021, 11:49:28 AM
Slowly work him in until he is 100% and has knocked off all the rust.  If the rust sticks on him then you work him off the bench.

That's probably the ticket.  I was thinking moreso about ego/PT/chemistry.

Luckily, this team seems to lack the first element of that equation.
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Post by: GH2001 on December 13, 2021, 05:35:47 PM
All Hail Lord Bruce and this machine he hath blessed us with.
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Post by: Snaggletiger on December 14, 2021, 12:17:49 PM
The Tiggers face off with North Alabama tonight at 8:00 CT.  That's 4:37 p.m. Pacific Time. 

The Lions are 6-3 and riding a 5 game winning streak.  They got slapped around by 26 in their opener against Mississippi State, and also lost to Iona (Who gave Bama their lone loss) and Manhattan.  Since then, they've registered wins against a who's who of who the fuck is that?

No real stars on N.A. with their leading scorer hitting 11.7 ppg.  For Auburn, Jabari Smith is putting up some damn impressive numbers all around. 

17.3 ppg

6.9 rebounds per game

2.6 assists per game

Shooting 85% from the charity stripe

44.7% from 3-point range

I don't have any idea how good this team is, or what will happen down the road when they get into conference play.  But right now, they look as good as any team in the country.  What would really bring about some chronic chub, would be to go all Braves on em'.  Winning the World Series was a huge fuck you to Major League Baseball.  Bruce Pearl winning it all would tell the NCAA to kiss his entire ass.
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Post by: Buzz Killington on December 14, 2021, 01:01:54 PM
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Post by: GH2001 on December 14, 2021, 01:40:05 PM
The good Lord Bruce's heir, prince Steven gets the call tonight. N.A. should prepare thy anus for the coming of Lord Bruce's progeny.
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Post by: Snaggletiger on December 14, 2021, 02:03:27 PM
The good Lord Bruce's heir, prince Steven gets the call tonight. N.A. should prepare thy anus for the coming of Lord Bruce's progeny.

Pass the lube around, boys.  Don't let em' go in dry tonight.
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Post by: GH2001 on December 15, 2021, 09:39:04 AM
Pass the lube around, boys.  Don't let em' go in dry tonight.

Its nice to be able to sleep walk through a half, shoot 30s-something percent for the game, without a key player (Jaylin), without our great Lord Bruce almighty, against a shit team we don't care about, with the students done for the year - and still be able to win by almost 30.

If this is what our bad games will look like? Im ok with it.
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Post by: wesfau2 on December 15, 2021, 10:08:57 AM
Its nice to be able to sleep walk through a half, shoot 30s-something percent for the game, without a key player (Jaylin), without our great Lord Bruce almighty, against a shit team we don't care about, with the students done for the year - and still be able to win by almost 30.

If this is what our bad games will look like? Im ok with it.

Fuckin A, Cotton.
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Post by: CCTAU on December 15, 2021, 02:12:13 PM
Its nice to be able to sleep walk through a half, shoot 30s-something percent for the game, without a key player (Jaylin), without our great Lord Bruce almighty, against a shit team we don't care about, with the students done for the year - and still be able to win by almost 30.

If this is what our bad games will look like? Im ok with it.

They did look a bit disinterested.
If we could talk the tall white guy into pounding as many buckets home with a dunk as possible, I think he might turn into one of the greats.
Cambridge started to have al little fun at the end. If he had hit all of those dunks, I think the roof would have caved in! 

Still has me concerned about the dry spells though.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 15, 2021, 05:03:26 PM
Good test on the road Saturday against St. Louis.  The Stork Looking Birds are 8-3 and coming off a win over Boston College.  I have it on good authority that AUJarhead will be in attendance.  Okay, good authority means he told me he was going.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: AUJarhead on December 16, 2021, 11:31:35 AM
Good test on the road Saturday against St. Louis.  The Stork Looking Birds are 8-3 and coming off a win over Boston College.  I have it on good authority that AUJarhead will be in attendance.  Okay, good authority means he told me he was going.

Man, I can't wait for this game.

SLU is a good mid-major team, and will be a good test.

Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: wesfau2 on December 29, 2021, 10:06:51 AM
Big one tonight, boyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 29, 2021, 10:14:37 AM
Big one tonight, boyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Yugely Big!
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on December 29, 2021, 12:22:12 PM
Big one tonight, boyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Please pass the bourbon early weskie. We may need it tonight.

But no DCP. Sorry Snags.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: wesfau2 on December 29, 2021, 03:12:59 PM
Please pass the bourbon early weskie. We may need it tonight.

Amongst other things.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 29, 2021, 04:12:02 PM
Amongst other things.

What time are the pre-game festivities?
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: wesfau2 on December 29, 2021, 04:18:09 PM
What time are the pre-game festivities?

Oh.  You're presuming they haven't begun.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 29, 2021, 04:29:36 PM
Oh.  You're presuming they haven't begun.

Noice!!
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on December 29, 2021, 10:35:15 PM
Ass beating on the corn dogs. Maybe should have been worse. These boys good. Not perfect. But they’ll be very hard to beat come March.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: chityeah on December 29, 2021, 11:53:52 PM
This is a TEAM sport! Never seen one like this at Auburn before.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: CCTAU on December 30, 2021, 01:38:10 AM
Nice to see Flanagan easing back into things just in time for league play.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: eagleair89 on December 30, 2021, 03:24:03 AM
Well, that was fun!

 :wave:
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 30, 2021, 09:22:23 AM
They've got the total package.  Size, length, shooting, great guard play etc.  Tough match up for anybody in the country.  They're also out of control and sloppy at times when you're thinking, just slow down a little.  Every rebound doesn't have to result in a fast break slam or 3-pointer at the other end.

But that's always been a trait of Lord Bruce's teams.  Not a lot of structure, and players are free to create and do day thang.  Fortunately, there's a lot of talent out there doin' day thang.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on December 30, 2021, 10:16:59 AM
Nice to see Flanagan easing back into things just in time for league play.

shocked me a little he played 29 mins. That may have been too many....either that or bruce is really trolling the public about his readiness which is ok too.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on December 30, 2021, 10:20:49 AM
They've got the total package.  Size, length, shooting, great guard play etc.  Tough match up for anybody in the country.  They're also out of control and sloppy at times when you're thinking, just slow down a little.  Every rebound doesn't have to result in a fast break slam or 3-pointer at the other end.

But that's always been a trait of Lord Bruce's teams.  Not a lot of structure, and players are free to create and do day thang.  Fortunately, there's a lot of talent out there doin' day thang.

some of the ball movement they used to feed Jabari basket opportunities on the perimeter was a thing of beauty.

Snags, were talking basketball. Not the movement of balls from sack to purse. Just wanted to clarify.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on December 30, 2021, 10:37:32 AM
some of the ball movement they used to feed Jabari basket opportunities on the perimeter was a thing of beauty.

Snags, were talking basketball. Not the movement of balls from sack to purse. Just wanted to clarify.

She does not keep them in her purse.  They're in a mason jar on a night stand by the bed.

So there!
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Buzz Killington on December 30, 2021, 10:37:45 AM
shocked me a little he played 29 mins. That may have been too many....either that or bruce is really trolling the public about his readiness which is ok too.
He looked tentative at times out there.  I don't think he plays that many minutes if Cambridge isn't out, but it was really good to see him out there and somewhat close to the old Flannigan.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 03, 2022, 09:59:28 AM
Next up is a trip to Columbia, Sakerlina.  The Cocks are 9-3 with a couple of, what I assume are quality wins, over FSU and Georgetown.  Have no idea what those teams are like this year.  They also got blown out by Coastal Carolina and handled easily by Clemson.

Here's to beating the cocks.   
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: wesfau2 on January 04, 2022, 09:41:27 AM
9.5 point favorite on the road against a Frank Martin team is respect.

5:30 CT on the good ol' SECN.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 04, 2022, 09:55:53 AM
9.5 point favorite on the road against a Frank Martin team is respect.

5:30 CT on the good ol' SECN.
I would be giddy if the Orange Pearls come out of there with a 9-10 point basketbrawl win and no significant injuries.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: CCTAU on January 04, 2022, 09:12:53 PM
I would be giddy if the Orange Pearls come out of there with a 9-10 point basketbrawl win and no significant injuries.

You is giddy huh?
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 05, 2022, 09:27:39 AM
Frank Martin coached teams are very hard to beat at home and are very physical. Impressive win even with the really bad 5 min stretch between 9 and 4 mins left to play in the game where we kid of went full tard. This team has to learn how to play with a huge lead.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: CCTAU on January 05, 2022, 09:37:43 AM
Frank Martin coached teams are very hard to beat at home and are very physical. Impressive win even with the really bad 5 min stretch between 9 and 4 mins left to play in the game where we kid of went full tard. This team has to learn how to play with a huge lead.
To be fair, the refs allowed usce to hack the hell out of us. Only when they held us down and went through our pockets did the fouls get called.
Impressively, we got physical also and did not lose our cool.

This team is kind of hard to watch. You can’t focus on your favorite player because it’s a free for all,out there. The talent Bruce has in that arena is phenomenal.
But can a ten man team stay gelled long enough to go all the way?
I’m not sure, but I’ll watch.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 05, 2022, 10:05:52 AM
To be fair, the refs allowed usce to hack the hell out of us. Only when they held us down and went through our pockets did the fouls get called.

Impressively, we got physical also and did not lose our cool.

This team is kind of hard to watch. You can’t focus on your favorite player because it’s a free for all,out there. The talent Bruce has in that arena is phenomenal.

But can a ten man team stay gelled long enough to go all the way?

I’m not sure, but I’ll watch.

While the first point was indeed true, we also played super sloppy with ball handling, especially in the post. I said this on an earlier post too in Dec - but if this is a bad game (Jabari was off, KD was off, Flanny not playing), on the road, against a Martin team? I'll take it all day. Solid Quad 2 win. We had almost everything going against us last night and still cruised. Never thought I would see this. I don't know of a better front court in CBB right now. And the back court is coming around with WG/ZJ/KD.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 05, 2022, 11:09:35 AM
You is giddy huh?
Like a school girl

Flannigan was out, Smith went to the bench early with a couple fouls and I think only had 5 points for the game.  Yet this group still won by 15 at cackalacky...that's reason to be giddy.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: CCTAU on January 05, 2022, 04:27:04 PM
Like a school girl

Flannigan was out, Smith went to the bench early with a couple fouls and I think only had 5 points for the game.  Yet this group still won by 15 at cackalacky...that's reason to be giddy.
Smith still got his 10 points. They came late. usce made it a point to cover him up. That allowed others to get shots.
This team has many weapons.
Now that Kessler seems to be getting more aggressive, this will be a hard team to stop.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: wesfau2 on January 05, 2022, 05:45:21 PM
Depth.  It's a killer.

Really says something about Lior Berman getting quality minutes.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 06, 2022, 12:12:32 PM
Depth.  It's a killer.

Really says something about Lior Berman getting quality minutes.

Jaylin, Cardwell, and Moore as well all starting to see their roles and where they have an impact. I LIKEY.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: CCTAU on January 06, 2022, 01:05:46 PM
Jaylin, Cardwell, and Moore as well all starting to see their roles and where they have an impact. I LIKEY.

Moore was perplexing. At one point, he was involved in 3 turnovers in a row.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 06, 2022, 01:12:47 PM
Moore was perplexing. At one point, he was involved in 3 turnovers in a row.

He can be a bull in a china shop for sure. But when he's playing like he knows his role, hes an asset. Same with Jaylin. Im not sure Jaylin even realizes how good he COULD be.

Moore is an example of 3 steps fwd, 2 steps back....hes a net asset off the bench but the negatives can be frustrating. Ive literally seen him steal the ball, come up with it, handle it sloppy, get it stolen from him, just to reach back in and steal it again, all in a matter of 12 seconds.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: CCTAU on January 06, 2022, 02:13:08 PM
He can be a bull in a china shop for sure. But when he's playing like he knows his role, hes an asset. Same with Jaylin. Im not sure Jaylin even realizes how good he COULD be.

Moore is an example of 3 steps fwd, 2 steps back....hes a net asset off the bench but the negatives can be frustrating. Ive literally seen him steal the ball, come up with it, handle it sloppy, get it stolen from him, just to reach back in and steal it again, all in a matter of 12 seconds.

All the while we are screaming “What the hell, Moore!”
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 06, 2022, 02:22:25 PM
He can be a bull in a china shop for sure. But when he's playing like he knows his role, hes an asset. Same with Jaylin. Im not sure Jaylin even realizes how good he COULD be.

Moore is an example of 3 steps fwd, 2 steps back....hes a net asset off the bench but the negatives can be frustrating. Ive literally seen him steal the ball, come up with it, handle it sloppy, get it stolen from him, just to reach back in and steal it again, all in a matter of 12 seconds.

You sure you're not talking about KD Johnson?
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 06, 2022, 02:30:34 PM
That stuff is just what you get with a Lord Pearl coached team. Freedom to be the bull in a china shop.  Pull that shit with most great coaches, and you're pulled and sitting on the bench with a coach in your face telling you to get it under control.  With Lord Pearl, he's screaming at you for not taking that 30 footer when you were clearly not open.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 06, 2022, 02:39:47 PM
You sure you're not talking about KD Johnson?

May explain why he sat on the bench and pouted in Columbia. I like his passion though.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 06, 2022, 02:42:18 PM
May explain why he say on the bench and pouted in Columbia. I like his passion though.
Same here.  He's definitely a spark plug when he's in, but sometimes he just plays waaaaay out of control on offense.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: wesfau2 on January 09, 2022, 12:36:00 PM
Tha Gusty Gatahs are Bruce's latest victims.

Well, the Gatahs had previously been victimized by the team barber.  Not sure WHAT in the fuck is going on in G'ville.

Up next: Nate Oats and his Crimson Chodes.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Kaos on January 09, 2022, 06:45:34 PM
I have no complaints.

As I heard a rival fan say… “close your eyes and imagine how good you think the Auburn basketball team is.  Now open your eyes and double that.  Then realize you still aren’t there in terms of the reality.  That’s how good this team can be.” 

It’s amazing. And disgraceful that we haven’t rained money and hookers on Bruce Pearl’s head. 

If I did have a little minor complaint though?  It would be the tendency to slack off with a lead, and then press when the opposition cuts into it. 

Sequence against UF with a couple of bad turnovers, including one on an inbounds comes to mind.  Made some really sloppily frantic turn overs. Had several chances to run them out of the building.  Got in our own way.  Seen that quite a few times.  Terrible turnover  right after getting a turnover that could break it open.

But that’s nitpicking.  How many times in your life have you had the ability to say “this team could go head to head with any in the country and have a good shot.”

Doesn’t mean I’m not worried about playing in Coleman Mausoleum.  They’re wounded after playing terribly on the road. 
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: chityeah on January 10, 2022, 02:43:59 PM
#4 in country! It's not #1 sooooo....#firebrucepearl
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: wesfau2 on January 11, 2022, 11:01:42 AM
Let's hand the turds two Ls in two days.  Big one in that dump in T-town tonight.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Kaos on January 11, 2022, 12:11:19 PM
Let's hand the turds two Ls in two days.  Big one in that dump in T-town tonight.

That might break them. 

Will they be without their two best receivers?
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 11, 2022, 12:16:42 PM
Let's hand the turds two Ls in two days.  Big one in that dump in T-town tonight.
I have a bad feeling about this one.  I hope it's just gas.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 11, 2022, 10:14:55 PM
I have a bad feeling about this one.  I hope it's just gas.

Taco Tuesday strikes again
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: wesfau2 on January 11, 2022, 11:46:17 PM
Great win against the refs and Bama.  This team just finds different ways to win.   I think J Dykes is right: best team in the nation.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Kaos on January 12, 2022, 12:07:55 AM
Oddly enough I had a Bama fan text me within seconds of going final to ask how much we had to pay the refs to fuck them over. 

They never lose. 

Running them out of the gym would h have been fun but there’s something just as satisfying as letting them have hope and then snatching it away.  Hurts them more.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: CCTAU on January 12, 2022, 02:35:58 AM
Oddly enough I had a Bama fan text me within seconds of going final to ask how much we had to pay the refs to fuck them over. 

They never lose. 

Running them out of the gym would h have been fun but there’s something just as satisfying as letting them have hope and then snatching it away.  Hurts them more.

Their fans are delusional. There would have been no comeback without the refs getting caught up in the emotion of the game and calling every slight tick on AU and then letting the turdsknock our guys down with no foul at all. I thought they killed Green at one point
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 12, 2022, 09:14:09 AM
Oddly enough I had a Bama fan text me within seconds of going final to ask how much we had to pay the refs to fuck them over. 

They never lose. 

Running them out of the gym would h have been fun but there’s something just as satisfying as letting them have hope and then snatching it away.  Hurts them more.
How does he justify them getting 15 more free throws?  Aah...nevermind.  Fuck him and the rest of the crimpsum lot.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Kaos on January 12, 2022, 10:32:02 AM
Their fans are delusional. There would have been no comeback without the refs getting caught up in the emotion of the game and calling every slight tick on AU and then letting the turdsknock our guys down with no foul at all. I thought they killed Green at one point

Exactly.  There was one point they called a foul when somebody nearly decapitated Flanigan from behind.  I went into the kitchen to grab a drink, was gone for like less than 30 seconds and when I came back the turds were at the free throw line.  I was like ... fuck.... did he miss the shot and we foul on the rebound?  What did I miss?  So I rewound it to discover the ref had actually called the foul on Flanigan's back, apparently. 
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 12, 2022, 10:42:26 AM
Exactly.  There was one point they called a foul when somebody nearly decapitated Flanigan from behind.  I went into the kitchen to grab a drink, was gone for like less than 30 seconds and when I came back the turds were at the free throw line.  I was like ... fuck.... did he miss the shot and we foul on the rebound?  What did I miss?  So I rewound it to discover the ref had actually called the foul on Flanigan's back, apparently.
Guess he, Jaylin Williams and Kessler were just lucky they didn't get called for all those times their backs got in the way on rebounds.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 12, 2022, 11:59:44 AM
Exactly.  There was one point they called a foul when somebody nearly decapitated Flanigan from behind.  I went into the kitchen to grab a drink, was gone for like less than 30 seconds and when I came back the turds were at the free throw line.  I was like ... fuck.... did he miss the shot and we foul on the rebound?  What did I miss?  So I rewound it to discover the ref had actually called the foul on Flanigan's back, apparently.

Almost entire game without Kessler too. They were calling him for breathing too hard apparently. And well, hes now a target for the zebras going forward.

As an admin on a premium site I won't name eluded to last night well, underlined:

Center Walker Kessler was severely limited by foul trouble for the second consecutive game. Auburn people will fuss all day about the calls and whatnot, and some of them in Tuscaloosa were iffy at best, but the bottom line is that Kessler must find a way to stay in the game. Auburn's defense is at its best when perimeter guys can play more aggressively for deflections and steals knowing Kessler can clean up messes at the rim. When he's out, those perimeter guys must change their defensive paradigms — and it weakens the Tigers' defense significantly.

Were a very different team when Kessler is in the game.

But yall are correct. Bama was in the Double Bonus halfway through the second half. Thats pure nuts. But the above writeup is correct - Kessler has to find a way (in spite of the bad calls) to stay in games. Although Cardwell - defensively - did an ample job.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Kaos on January 12, 2022, 12:58:36 PM
Almost entire game without Kessler too. They were calling him for breathing too hard apparently. And well, hes now a target for the zebras going forward.

As an admin on a premium site I won't name eluded to last night well, underlined:

Center Walker Kessler was severely limited by foul trouble for the second consecutive game. Auburn people will fuss all day about the calls and whatnot, and some of them in Tuscaloosa were iffy at best, but the bottom line is that Kessler must find a way to stay in the game. Auburn's defense is at its best when perimeter guys can play more aggressively for deflections and steals knowing Kessler can clean up messes at the rim. When he's out, those perimeter guys must change their defensive paradigms — and it weakens the Tigers' defense significantly.

Were a very different team when Kessler is in the game.

But yall are correct. Bama was in the Double Bonus halfway through the second half. Thats pure nuts. But the above writeup is correct - Kessler has to find a way (in spite of the bad calls) to stay in games. Although Cardwell - defensively - did an ample job.

About the only thing he could have done last night was to escort them to the basket and lift them up so they could lay it in more easily.  And then get called for reaching.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 12, 2022, 01:59:07 PM
We seriously need to enjoy this era. Its a golden era.

Bruce is 60+. He won't be around forever. And his regal heir the good Prince Steven just doesnt have the same tenacity, charisma and marketable persona that Lord Bruce does. Although Ive read he's an excellent scout and x's/o's coach as far as game planning.

It won't be like this 20 years from now most likely. Even now, we will lose some games. Thats the nature of 35-40 game round ball schedule with 18-21 year old student athletes. You can't be "on" every night. We may even lose to a few teams that are lesser than us.

But that aside, and for now......we really need to be enjoying this team, this coach and these good times. I never thought I'd see this in my lifetime. Not even half of what he has made us even. Bruce Pearl deserves to be the highest paid coach in CBB....PERIOD. The job he took was one of the worst in the country, and he turned it into what appears to be on the verge of a dynasty if he keeps this trajectory. Or at least a perennial powerhouse program at worst.

All hail Lord Bruce. Anything less than a damn statue and naming the court after the guy would be a travesty.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 12, 2022, 02:20:00 PM
We seriously need to enjoy this era. Its a golden era.

Bruce is 60+. He won't be around forever. And his regal heir the good Prince Steven just doesnt have the same tenacity, charisma and marketable persona that Lord Bruce does. Although Ive read he's an excellent scout and x's/o's coach as far as game planning.

It won't be like this 20 years from now most likely. Even now, we will lose some games. Thats the nature of 35-40 game round ball schedule with 18-21 year old student athletes. You can't be "on" every night. We may even lose to a few teams that are lesser than us.

But that aside, and for now......we really need to be enjoying this team, this coach and these good times. I never thought I'd see this in my lifetime. Not even half of what he has made us even. Bruce Pearl deserves to be the highest paid coach in CBB....PERIOD. The job he took was one of the worst in the country, and he turned it into what appears to be on the verge of a dynasty if he keeps this trajectory. Or at least a perennial powerhouse program at worst.

All hail Lord Bruce. Anything less than a damn statue and naming the court after the guy would be a travesty.

 :hammer:
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: AUJarhead on January 12, 2022, 02:26:45 PM
:hammer:

He win a natty, and I'd be happy to let the NCAA name the death penalty after him.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Kaos on January 12, 2022, 02:44:10 PM
He win a natty, and I'd be happy to let the NCAA name the death penalty after him.

Ohhh... you just got Pearled.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: CCTAU on January 12, 2022, 05:42:01 PM
Guess he, Jaylin Williams and Kessler were just lucky they didn't get called for all those times their backs got in the way on rebounds.
When they finally did call over the back on #2, he acted like it was a travesty. Hell that was the fourth time he had done it in the last 5 minutes. We got away with a few, but not nearly enough to even out. 
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 13, 2022, 09:54:20 AM
:hammer:

All that talk really died down....

Ga Fans: Kirbys playin the gayyme now y'all. Yuck yuck yuck.....we gots us a bag man down yonder near Albany and Columbus. Don Leeburn gonnnn make shore of it.

Also Ga Fans: Bruce Pearl is a slimeball cheater. Oh, and Scam Newtunnn!!!
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Kaos on January 13, 2022, 11:20:18 AM
Thinking today about where we are versus where we were. 

Tony Barbee was in Auburn four years.  Only once a team he coached win more games in a season than Auburn's already won so far this year.

Jeff Lebo was in Auburn six years.  Only twice did his teams win more than 14 games in a season. 

Barbee's Auburn teams won a total of 49 games. Lebo's Auburn teams won a total of 96 games.  Combined, that's 145.  Average 14.5 per year.  Between the two of them, a total of four seasons with more than 14 wins, only one season with more than 20. 

That's a whole decade of suck. 

In seven years, Pearl's teams won 139 games.  Only two seasons out of eight (including this one) where his teams won less than 14 games.  Six seasons over 14. 

AU has been ranked in the final AP poll eight times in history (since 19-fucking-05). Of those eight, three were under Pearl.  *There is a travesty there, finishing 14th in the season AU made the Final Fucking Four.*

Cliff Ellis and Sonny Smith (considered AU's two best coaches of the modern era) had a combined total of five 20-win seasons over the course of 21 years.  Pearl already has three and an almost certain fourth this season.

GF is right.  What we're seeing now is unprecedented.  AU should give Bruce Pearl anything and everything he wants.  Forever.  If at some point in the near future we aren't playing in The Pearl with his statue out front and a 90-foot tall painting of him with a halo around his head hanging from the rafters.... well.... we deserve what we get. 
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 13, 2022, 12:40:56 PM
Thinking today about where we are versus where we were. 

Tony Barbee was in Auburn four years.  Only once a team he coached win more games in a season than Auburn's already won so far this year.

Jeff Lebo was in Auburn six years.  Only twice did his teams win more than 14 games in a season. 

Barbee's Auburn teams won a total of 49 games. Lebo's Auburn teams won a total of 96 games.  Combined, that's 145.  Average 14.5 per year.  Between the two of them, a total of four seasons with more than 14 wins, only one season with more than 20. 

That's a whole decade of suck. 

In seven years, Pearl's teams won 139 games.  Only two seasons out of eight (including this one) where his teams won less than 14 games.  Six seasons over 14. 

AU has been ranked in the final AP poll eight times in history (since 19-fucking-05). Of those eight, three were under Pearl.  *There is a travesty there, finishing 14th in the season AU made the Final Fucking Four.*

Cliff Ellis and Sonny Smith (considered AU's two best coaches of the modern era) had a combined total of five 20-win seasons over the course of 21 years.  Pearl already has three and an almost certain fourth this season.

GF is right.  What we're seeing now is unprecedented.  AU should give Bruce Pearl anything and everything he wants.  Forever.  If at some point in the near future we aren't playing in The Pearl with his statue out front and a 90-foot tall painting of him with a halo around his head hanging from the rafters.... well.... we deserve what we get.

He speaks for all of us

Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: CCTAU on January 13, 2022, 02:31:52 PM
He speaks for all of us
He don't speak for my. I do not like the halo.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 13, 2022, 02:50:12 PM
He don't speak for my. I do not like the halo.
Are you kidding?  That's the best part.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 14, 2022, 11:29:59 AM
CBS just put out their Top 25 poll.  Guess who is NUMERO UNO????  Go ahead, guess.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 14, 2022, 11:35:46 AM
CBS just put out their Top 25 poll.  Guess who is NUMERO UNO????  Go ahead, guess.
Barry?
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: Snaggletiger on January 14, 2022, 12:14:06 PM
Barry?

No, Father McGivney
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: GH2001 on January 14, 2022, 09:33:39 PM
He don't speak for my. I do not like the halo.

Its very appropriate  He's Lord Bruce, after all.
Title: Re: Itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt's Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Post by: chityeah on January 16, 2022, 12:25:13 AM
81-70 good guys. Chit! They have a chance. Fuck #1(and georgia) but they could win it all....