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  1. Off topic: Moderation

    V-Time. 12 years of not withdrawing your registration on this Board does not make you a Billiken fan. Have you made some favorable Billiken posts over the past 12 years? Of course. But I would suggest that the overwhelming vast majority have been related to the promotion of local players to help get their names out not only to SLU but to any other college whether D1, D2, DIII, NAIA, etc. There for awhile, you were providing us with a watch list of over 40 local guys - most of whom had skills far below that of SLU. Recently, you praise for Coach Martin and Mizzou have been relentless - in part because of your love for Martin/Tigers but also b/c 14 additional roster spots at Mizzou are now open to St. Louis kids in addition to the 14 roster spots here at SLU for you to help get their names out. Do you offer something to this Board? Yes. Are you different than a regular troll? Yes. Should you be banned? No. But don't act like you have been some loyal Billiken fan these past 12 years.
  2. Off topic: Moderation

    It's not the fact that non-SLU fans come onto this Board with differing thoughts and opinions but it's the length of stay and extent of freedom they are given. I am reminded of our Chaifetz staff being "fair" and opening up the unused SLU student section to the MO State fans. No one is saying that someone is not allowed to buy a ticket and attend a SLU game or to come onto this Board with a differing thought, opinion or comment but their taking over of this Board and being allowed to out of fairness is not right. Moderate. Don't allow non-SLU fans to take over our Billikens board. Examples. I love hearing from A10 before and after our game w them but VCU's take over board and staying for months posting all about their players coaches and recruits under the guise that it is related to SLU got old. Allowing certain individuals who come to this board w agendas from anti-SLU soccer to self promotion of local AAU kids to Mizzou fans gets old. Again, it not their point of view expressed in their first 5 to 20 posts but their relentless agenda in posts 50 to 500 within a short span. Again. Moderate.
  3. OT: Austin McBroom engaged

    My sources tell me she she is already married to McBroom's teammate. No wonder she is surprised.
  4. SLU Soccer 2017

    Akron is not a Power 5 school. Other examples too. Of course Power 5 have bigger budgets and advantages but not every Piower 5 coach and program is good I do not believe McGinty is even the top soccer mind in town much less a top 20 coach nationwide.
  5. SLU Soccer 2017

    What skills of players and style of play will mow down the A10 each year other than building the best program you can - best coach, best recruits...? What skills are needed to mow down the A10 as opposed to beat Top 20 teams? Compete with ACC? Did SLU basketball do this? Is Coach Ford and are Goodwin and French A10 guys? Seems like they are best available who happen to be competing in the A10 Pretty obvious to me that McGinty is better at running his program than Jim Crews was but that he is no Bob Warming. A change is long overdue i
  6. OT: Cue Pitbull

    Joe Can you give us a short review of her other restaurant and how the new one may compare? My wife and I have watched the contractor vans parked outside for weeks turning the location from an Einsteins. We hope to dine there soon ourselves!
  7. SLU, Mizzou game talk thread

  8. SLU, Mizzou game talk thread

  9. SLU, Mizzou game talk thread

    Pistol. Did not realize the XU-Cincy rivalry went back that long. It's nice to hear, but as you know, is the exception. Personally, I have been aware of the series dating by to the Bobbie Huggins years at Cincy -- when both teams were strong. Now that I know the XU-Cincy series has gone on this many years, it actually makes my point: the series doesn't make the teams good but it is the good teams which make the series memorable. Now, let's just be honest. Mizzou does not want to play other teams within Missouri. I defer to posters on this Board with greater seniority to me but I go back to the late 1970's with Norm Stewart and Mizzou has never wanted to play these rivalry games. Their rival was Kansas which was a great rivalry nationwide and here in St. Louis but particularly on the western side of Missouri -- Kansas City where Lawrence is almost a not so distant suburb. Next, the St. Louis side of our state started another major rivalry game -- the Braggin Rights game against the Illini each year which gave Mizzou an annual trip to St. Louis play in front of recruits, local coaches, alums and donors. To many Mizzou fans, coming to St. Louis twice was too much. Think about it -- a loss to SLU would sure take away their ability to "brag" about beating Illinois. SLU was/is simply a small, private school which gets in their way. They want us to go away. They have wanted us to join the Valley with Missouri State so that they could write off both of us as being in inferior conferences to the Big 8, Big XII and now SEC. And I understand the timeline and that Chaifetz was not yet built in 2001. And no, I did not mean to say that Mizzou refused to play in Chaifetz in 2001. Instead, what I am saying is that Mizzou has only wanted a series on their terms -- 2 for 1 and home for them but neutral for us so they can pack the venue with as many alums/donors as possible. And to the younger generation of Billikens fans, trust me, Mizzou is not going to change their approach even with a new coach. Mizzou will not agree to playing the St. Louis game each year at Chaifetz. We have had multiple threads on this Board over the years lamenting the fact that SLU does not have a true rival, and therefore, my suggestion is not to put all our eggs in the "Mizzou is our new rival basket." Build our program. Schedule an opponent which wants to play us and is good for our program and move on.
  10. SLU, Mizzou game talk thread

    Goonaha and Pistol Nothing personal but I don't believe you have lived through all the bs about the series. Yes, the basketball games themselves were great. No, all the unreasonable demands by Mizzou, the backhanded compliments, the talking down to our program, drama, bs - call it what you want - by not only Mizzou alums/fans but also by the local media (most of whom are in the tank for Mizzou) was not great and frankly overshadowed the great games. Pistol. The X v. UC games and the Marq v. Wisc. games did not make the great rivalry. Instead, the quality of the programs is what makes great rivalries. When the rivals then get the opportunity to play, then the emotions flow b/c of the games. As you know and in your neck of the woods, our friends at Dayton would play Cincy every year, and while the games were good, they never rose to the level of X v. Cincy due to the lack of quality by UD. Yes, the games were certainly better than the likes of Wright State and Miami OH (outside of the Ron Harper years) -- just like we would like to watch something better than Coppin State, Savannah State, etc. Look. There is a reason we did not get invited to the Big East --- SLU needs to kick up its sports programs. We need to consistently produce good basketball programs and not have major let downs like the Jim Crews years and we need to be better than the Brad Soderberg years. We also need the rest of the programs, from men's and women's soccer to baseball/softball to be strong year in and year out, to be fully funded and to be fully supported by the administration -- and not simply be a program only as good as the latest head coach. SLU needs to get its act together - consistently - and not expect that scheduling Mizzou will replace this hard and expensive work. And generally speaking, Mizzou is used to coming to St. Louis not only for recruiting but for fundraising and to reach out its alums and friends. Mizzou is used to this with the Braggin Rights game where they come to St. Louis and are given 1/2 of the tickets for their recruits and big donors. Even when we played in the Scottrade/Kiel, SLU only sold 1/2 to 2/3s of the seats - thereby leaving alot of tickets for Mizzou, and that was not enough for Mizzou. Mizzou still demanded a game in the Dome. By contrast, very few tickets were alotted to SLU at Hearnes - and never will be at Mizzou Arena. And back then, when Scottrade/Kiel was our home (it is not anymore), even that was not enough for Mizzou. Following the 3 game series, Mizzou demanded future games in Scottrade/Kiel and in the Dome and said they would not play at Chaifetz.. And frankly, alot of SLU fans were willing to appease Mizzou. I am not. Even the great games on the court are simply not worth it.
  11. SLU, Mizzou game talk thread

    Do we need any further proof that you are not a SLU fan?
  12. SLU, Mizzou game talk thread

    Do we need any further proof that you are not a SLU fan?
  13. SLU, Mizzou game talk thread

    Well said. I have pretty much moved on as well, if for no other reason, being the overbearing terms demanded of SLU for the privilege of playing Mizzou -- 2 games at Columbia and 1 in St. Louis; or 1 game at Mizzou Arena and 1 games the Ed Jones Dome or Scottrade, etc. Home court makes for a huge advantage due to routine and comfort of playing in your regular home venue and should be a treat for students and loyal season ticket holders. Making our guys play in an unfamiliar, spacious venue (Dome or Scott trade) where Mizzou fans can equally get choice seating and making SLU students and season ticket holders switch to off-campus venues to the Dome or to Scott trade is really a "neutral game" and should not be consider our "home game." And to be clear, there is a no doubt that any game in Columbia would be a definite home Court advantage for Mizzou -- at Mizzou Arena.
  14. OT - NBA Draft

    8 replies on here to a local, once in a generation player and #3 overall selection in NBA after only 1 year in college, whose mother and father have deep ties to SLU and who could have been a local legend at SLU. Sad.
  15. Coaching movement that might affect SLU

    Not true. SLU has had strong leadership (Debbie Yow) and yet Fr Biondi drove her out. I also believe Cheryl Levick would have provided strong leadership had she also not been undercut and pushed out far too soon. No, we have had a micro-managing President who didn't truly support athletics.