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  1. TW Stats worth noting: EKU @. Duquesne on Dec. 22, 2018: 18 pts in 41 minutes (out of 45 in OT): 3 boards, 3 assists; lost by one point. Me like that...
  2. electric substation. old one (where they are now putting up steel for the STEM building) was too small... ps: if you have not been on campus recently: Pruellage Hall is no longer among the living. i.e., it is defunct, wiped from the face of the earth; demolished, like our competition in the recent A10 tournament!! Boom. It was a small dorm on the north side of Pine Mall, across from the Village apts. Not sure what they are making of it but heard a new classroom building?? we need it, especially down my way (west end of campus). Another in case you haven't heard, but we are expecting about 1900 freshmen next month, the largest class by far in SLU's history.
  3. ?? Wow that is one clunky reading of my post. I am saying neither of those things. Talk about a straw man! Re: eternal recurrence and the eschatological implications of "what I am saying" on SLU basketball as a symptom of history, a remnant of theology, and so forth: well... no, I'm not a fan of that approach. I've taught passages from Nietzsche, such as from Zarathustra, Gay Science, and various Camus works like the Sisyphus tale, of course. But we must counter such notions with a more hopeful approach, what is often called a transcendental view of history as actually going somewhere, maybe even getting better. This kind of hope provides a much more satisfying take on any potential futures, in my view. To grasp it, I would probably suggest you begin with Moltmann's challenging work, Theology of Hope; and from there try NT Wright, Surprised by Hope. Both masterpieces that will more clearly reveal my own eschatological tendencies...Or, if you don't have time or inclination, just take a look at Hoosiers, Glory Days, Remember the Titans, etc...in all of which, the past clearly does NOT repeat itself in an infinite series of bad events!
  4. Excuse me, but checking in to the board: am I delusional or are these some folks on here suggesting we should not be ecstatic about getting Tay Weaver in here?? Assuming his character, grades, personality etc. check out OK? I don't get that, at all. I am really hoping we get this guy to commit. Getting late in summer... After all the roster issues/ defections/ injuries the past few years, it's been hard to practice -- let alone play games with a rotation. I was out of country spring semester, meaning I missed the A10 tournament. How they won 4 games on 4 consecutive days, with our beat up roster and 6-7 bodies to play, is beyond me. What a coaching masterpiece!! I have to say, that is hard to believe. Overall, we still need a couple players. We are an injury or 2 or 3 away from what we had last year -- not enough guys for 5 on 5 drills! Tramaine had his issues getting acclimated but SLU would have been toast without him at season's end. I assume that's especially true in the final games. Tay should be a similar kind of addition... What if this guy can give us a more spread out offense, and the occasion trey?? Not to mention: significant experience and glue for all those practices. Please come, Tay!! I vote a very enthusiastic YES! ps: Just to confirm -- but I've also heard & seen some very good things about young Gibson...
  5. Does anyone happen to know if SLU has shown any interest in Jayce Catchings out at Liberty, by the way?? He's beginning to grow into his adult body (up to 6'3"), is lifting, and I think was 2nd in MO in scoring last year as a junior...avg. over 26/game! He can fill it up. & I happen to know from an insider he is being under-recruitedc -- I wonder why?? -- but anyway he has not blown up yet, for sure. Maybe some think he is not D1 ready?? I'm not sure. His older brother Kale plays at Harvard, who barely lost out to Yale this year for the dance. and yes: both are related to former 76ers Harvey Catchings.
  6. Yes, I can confirm that Lewis is enrolled, class has begun; and I think the NCAA stuff/ transfer credit situation etc. still being worked out. Does anyone happen to know if SLU has shown any interest in Jayce Catchings out at Liberty, by the way?? He's beginning to grow into his adult body, is lifting, and I think was 2nd in MO in scoring last year as a junior... His older brother Kale plays at Harvard.
  7. Kudos to Steve! nota bene: gaining tenure at SLU does NOT allow talking all the anything you want on this board. At least, not in my experience...
  8. Wow: Little Zagreb alert! B-town dining at its finest, and it has been for going on -- what? 40 years?? Amazing... their filet mignon is -- what's the word?? and the rib-eye! Sadly, Janko ("Little John") died a number of years ago in a house fire -- believe it or not he was cooking , if I remember correctly... If you ever feel hungry up in Indy, try out St. Elmo's, by the way.. Best done on expense accounts.
  9. Pistol: get a grip OK? Goodwin clearly needs a ton of work! I mean, like, a TON!! Just to state one obvious example: he only played 39 minutes!!! Where's the stamina?? Get in the weight room, do laps, whatever...
  10. I'm like my old man, I guess--I really resent being called a liar, even by the likes of you. Of course you aren't man enough to say it to my face... Just for the record -- yes, he missed much of the season, including by far the most important parts. He also got hammered punishment wise and it took its toll on him and his family. It set him back some. Also: a lie is done with the intention to deceive. You are clearly not the most intelligent poster on here but you must have had enough education to know that much. Nice job, Taj -- this must be one of the all-time a$$-hat replies on here. Thanks for reminding me why I rarely post on this site anymore, dude. You are a real piece of work.
  11. Personally I'm glad to have Jordan 2 more years. Super-glad! Simply stated: he will need to develop his shooting to get to the next level. Case solved. Anyone can see it, and he knows it too. 1000 shots a day all summer should help... SO: Why all the sturm and drang?? otherwise he's got all the tools, plus the HEART to compete. just a soph, and he missed much of season #1. over and out.
  12. Chouteau & Grand developers selected: https://www.slu.edu/news/2019/march/grand-chouteau-developer-selected.php
  13. YES -- certainly possible, though maybe not around here. trivia moment: did you know that 13 of the 15 largest HS gyms in America are -- where? (hint -- I've been in a number of the top 10...) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_high_school_gyms_in_the_United_States
  14. This thread is just really dumb. Gotta respond... This is Coach Ford's 3rd year, and the roster has been rattled to the extreme. The first 2 years were near disastrous, in terms of the roster. Some of the fault may be the staff taking chances on troublemakers, knuckleheads, or whatever, and privately I'm sure they might even admit that. But this kind of turnover is terrible for a team. Just terrible. Do you realize how difficult it is to not only play with just 6-7 players -- but to practice?? They cannot even go 4 on 4 in practice, let alone 5 on 5, with scholarship athletes! How do you practice with 7 guys, anyway?? As far as recruiting: by my count we have 3 strong recruits who came in as freshmen for Ford: 3! The 2 injured freshmen are wait and see, but I doubt if anyone would rank them so far as in a group with JG, HF, or FT. Bess was a genuine steal as an upperclassman, who has truly blossomed; and Foreman showed what he can do the other night vs. Dayton. So that's 5 keepers, 2 grad transfers who give us some good things, and at least 5-7 who could not cut it or could not keep it zipped up, or keep it off the web, or handle the competition and coaching, or whatever. Possibly all Knuckleheads, but definitely all gone now. That's about 50-50 by my count--at best. The horrible roster situation meant taking a bunch of chances, and 50% or less is the result... Also: lay off JG: Goodwin is far and away one of the keepers, and he needs to develop his shooting, anyone can see that. But how much do you think that $hitstorm called Situation 2 impacted his development? And how much under these wacked out circumstances can we really expect from a new kid? And yet he hangs in there and shows some leadership. Kudos to Jordan. Frankly the play on Tuesday was a godsend. It shows what can still happen, and we all needed that -- as did the team. But give it some time please. We need some fresh bodies who will commit to the team and to 4 years of work. Again, we got 2 sophomores and 1 freshman who look like they can be really, really good players. But we need a bunch more. I admit the losing streak was disappointing. But ... please stay TF! Hot seat! Give me a break...
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