Holy shit how wrong has this board been?

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by InGoodCo, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Knight78

    Knight78 Well-Known Member

    Jordan (100%) is a great player to have down the stretch because he's money at the line. However, JoeW (79%) and CM (90%) are also money down the stretch at the line this year. And not far behind them is JT (77%).
     
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  2. Ree4

    Ree4 Well-Known Member

    If you noticed in the MN game, they pulled Oturu, a much more athletic person 5 min before Garza. He was gassed and needed a breather. For a guy his size it's incredible how conditioned he is.
     
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  3. Knight78

    Knight78 Well-Known Member

    And how many noticed last night when Garza was down after JoeW's inadvertent elbow... that Jordan came up and picked something up off the floor and handed it to the trainer? My wife and I speculated it was a part of a tooth. Yikes.
     
  4. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    People are acting like Jordan was playing at the level we've seen him play the last 2 or 3 seasons....while I agree that taking him away from the mix does give the team a different dynamic, this stretch of games where Iowa has played well hasn't really been the result of great play by Jbo. If you take him off the team then you still have most of the ingredients still in the cake that has made this stretch as good as it has been. We'll miss his clutch shooting for sure....but you cats that are still around trying to sell impending doom, your days are numbered.
     
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  5. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    yeah, I saw that - it was definitely a tooth. That dude is just laying it out there and sacrificing. It's amazing to watch.
     
  6. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    I'm kinda surprised Garza isn't wearing a mouthpiece as announcers brought up... His style of play obviously just has is face being a magnet for others arms and elbows. Abdul Jabbar I believe got goggles not because he didn't like contacts and couldn't see but because he had his eyes scratched a couple times in a short period of time so he said the heck with that and got used to wearing goggles. Garza should consider getting a mouth guard..
     
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  7. Knight78

    Knight78 Well-Known Member

    Correct on Abdul-Jabbar. It happened while he was in college. His cornea was scratched the game before they played Houston, who was very good and starred Elvin Hayes. So when he played he could barely see out of one eye and shot 4-18.
     
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  8. HaydenHawk56

    HaydenHawk56 Well-Known Member

    I'm eating some crow. But, keep this in mind:

    -If JBo does not play, this makes things much harder for NCAAs.

    -Don't underestimate Fran's ability to have his team fall apart at some point. They look good now, but the history says keep it in the back of your mind.

    I'm just enjoying the overachieving at the moment. This could be a strong NCAA tournament team next year though if they keep Garza, get JBo back, and add some more pieces.
     
  9. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    So, enjoy it, but know that impending doom is right around the corner. Cool.
     
  10. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    So FIRE FRAN because a player got injured. GOT it.
     
  11. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    Should Fran get the blame for Bohannon's injury? Why is this even on the list of things that could change peoples' minds back to FIRE FRAN.
     
  12. HaydenHawk56

    HaydenHawk56 Well-Known Member

    Ahh, try not to cut this board short (yourself included :) lol). Fran has really not earned that much respect. He beat the softest ISU and Syracuse teams have seen in quite sometime. The Texas Tech win was very nice though. History says Fran will screw the pooch. The Big Ten is very tough.

    But, no question, it has been fun of late and there has been some unexpected wins. Garza has looked real good and Iowa has been hitting their outside shots. They are really hustling. Hopefully it continues.
     
  13. HaydenHawk56

    HaydenHawk56 Well-Known Member

    No, he should not be blamed. I'm not saying that at all with this. This is a separate issue. Fran's teams could fall apart with or without JBo.
     
  14. HaydenHawk56

    HaydenHawk56 Well-Known Member

    Teams will likely find a way to adjust on him. That is where it is going to be so key that they keep hitting from the outside. But, once they start facing tougher and quicker back courts (as well as front courts) in conference (and on the road) I think we will see us go back to the mean. Hope I'm wrong.
     
  15. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    right right, I get that ....those teams were good enough last week that most predicted them both as L's, but now that we've won them they are worst teams those programs have ever rolled out. I do understand that. I will wait around for the next L so things can get back to normal around here and I can be told about how bad Fran is and how we need someone better. History tells us and history has never been wrong about nuttin.
     
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  16. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    It turns out Garza is just as good, if not better, at getting shots up than Cook was. But he makes them at a higher clip. That's a big difference right there. CJ is an all around better player than Moss too. There's the rest of the difference. We are a legit to 20 team with a banged up Bohannon. We're about to find out what we are without him. And people are crazy for downplaying ISU. They are projected as just outside the tournament right now. Those are the types of teams bad teams are supposed to lose to on the road. We kicked their ass. I get more than most on here that basketball has huge swings game to game, but we have looked like a good team for 9 1/2 games out of 11 so far. Very few teams this year have looked like a good team for that high of a percentage of games.
     
  17. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    I can say with almost 100% certainty that we will run into a buzzsaw at least one more time this year and get smoked, probably closer to 5 more times. I can also say with about 100% certainty that every other team but maybe 5 will also run into buzzsaws and get smoked. When it inevitably happens again, we will once again suck and Fran will not know what he's doing. Well coached teams don't have off nights. They don't even have off stretches in a game.
     
  18. HaydenHawk56

    HaydenHawk56 Well-Known Member

    Hey, I will give them this, it is still nice, if not pleasant to go to Syracuse and Big Top and come out of there with wins. It was very enjoyable. Very enjoyable. But, I have seen this movie script before and I'm going to let that BITCH Lucy....or a Fran Mcaffery squad pull the football out from under me again.

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  19. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Double digit wins in Hilton have not exactly been administered by Iowa with regularity the last fifty years regardless of the team ISU is fielding that year.
     
  20. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    I’m not sure I agree with this.














    Schizophrenia more than bipolar?
    But I’ll have a different view tomorrow.
     
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