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thetorch

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    The Billikens, Mid Century Modernist Architecture, Kafka, & Stoner Rock

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  1. Goodwin had a great game in a win over Greensboro. 22 points on 9-12 shooting, 2-3 from 3 and FT, 8 boards, 4 assists, 3 steals and 0 TOs. Multiple highlight plays
  2. Here is a link to a twitter thread I made with some more news clippings
  3. Joe B. Hall passed away today National Champion as a coach and player at UK. Also a great all time Billikens what if. After Buddy Brehmer resigned after a 6-20 season in 68-69 SLU looked to make a big splash hire and steal top assistant and recruiter from Kentucky Joe B. Hall to be the head coah for the Billikens. Hall, all of 40 years old, signed a 4 year deal to be Billikens coach amid a lot of local fanfare. In less than a week UK had convinced to Hall to stay on as top asst and successor to Adolph Rupp. Hall took over UK two seasons later and coached for 13 seasons making 10 NCAA tournaments, 3 Final Fours, 1 NCAA title and NIT title as well. Here are some Post Dispatch articles to give you a sense of the buzz around the program at the time and the outrage at the spurning of SLU by Hall.
  4. Nade knocked off CBC in OT. BJ Ward led with 23.
  5. 10 month old Jameson will be participating. All other babies are playing for 2nd place.
  6. Bol could play U16 if he wanted to. This seems ridiculous. In my day most HS coaches ran AAU programs. Irons had a team, gameface, that was just made up of Vashon players. I don't particularly like the direction BBE has moved in, featuring more out of towners than ever, and not locking down the best STL players. They could also not hire HS coaches to coach their teams. They could just have full time coaches. Their are plenty of guys who would take that gig.
  7. Is this a relatively new rule because Tatum has coached Eagles for awhile, sine before his son was in the program. He's had other CBC players on the team.
  8. This just means the Wright brothers are flying under the radar.
  9. Thatch dunks it at the very least he gets fouled. He slowed down and waited to get blocked. The team as a whole plays to shot blockers. If we initiated contact more often and went strong into chests we would get calls at the rim instead of getting blocked. Thatch needs to dunk with both hands in that situation. He made a weak move and it cost us. No way he gets blocked going up with two hands with several steps on the defender. That play doesn't happen in the league.
  10. If we haven't offered this pair Ford isn't doing his job.
  11. Sometimes our team needs to follow the old adage and Just Dunk It. Thatch takes too many layups for a guy that has a 40 inch vertical.
  12. No flights out of Philly. Terrible snow storm.
  13. I wear my baseball hats backwards. I'm 42. I wear glasses. I'm bald, and shave my head. I'm also pale and burn in the sun. I have to wear hats to stave off skin cancer. I would wear cowboy hats but those are out of place in most social situations and at this moment i don't own a horse. So baseball hats it is. My glasses are large and chunky. Most bills don't fit over my glasses right so i go for the backwards look. Yes it makes me look like a kid. But it keeps the tumors away. Don't judge.
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