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  1. Attendance? It needs to be said, some real reasons: overall, county people have the money to go to games, not city people, it is a long drive for casual fans and their children (and we ain't The Cardinals, and it is a winter sport, cold weather, during the school year as opposed to The Cardinals) it is a war zone, safety is an issue, let's face it, take your woman, your kids down there? Not as well protected as The Blues parking isn't that good for some, the bars are a bit far to go to before the game then walk to the game and back... leave your car, "where"? no name recognition teams on the
  2. "I'd die if a basketball player ever came to a baseball game."
  3. It could be time for a change, the AD et al need to know what is really going on, I do not. The two most highly touted SOPH players, MY and DR, with offers from about a dozen power conference schools, who most everyone on this board had praised last year have regressed. If they were factors, especially MY if he played inside, rebounded, played "D", posted up, passed... we might be much better off. Everyone here trashes Crews... but Chaeney and others have responsibility, why don't the kids listen to any of them? Sometimes you recruit a kid and he just plain does not cooperate, does not go w
  4. some fan. roy you absolutely rip billiken coaches and players sometimes. i never have, never will. i take on some posters who do, sure. answer the question: do you think the 14 photos in the sl post gallery on last nights game almost all of which showed us falling, getting stuffed, on our asses, losing the ball, helplessly flailing, etc, are fair, and that the sl post has represented us well the last 20-30 years? yes or no. (bonanza?)
  5. the whole point is not that we are playing poorly, but that the sl post methodically misrepresents slu hoops all of the time. think. i agree we are not playing well. no sh*t. i have been a season ticket holder on and off since the late '80's, maybe 15-18 total years, traveled a lot so had to skip some years, once for 6-7 of those years bought tics under the name from a well known figure who is bantered about on this board occasionally, another time thru another alumnus, and on and off with my own name (trish the dish was a ticket manager i remember). and years ago my family made a formidab
  6. no I never said one picture, or all 5 pictures, and I never said I want the story/pictures to only cover the billiken good. nice try. i want a fair representation, not 90+% pics of billikens falling, getting stuffed, stumbling, losing control of the ball, that is not representative of what happened. i saw it, we didn't play as represented 90+% of the time, nothing to be proud of but we were in it til the end, and you know it. and again, they do it win or lose, back for decades, they must laugh their ass*s off, and men like you and bizzle and spaulding are oblivious. http://www.stltoday.
  7. Yes, but not one picture of Ash, or any Billiken doing anything right, and they did, though not right enough. Admit it. Look at the photos again, 1/2 of the pics with full player photos, our Billiken is literally slipping and / or falling down! This is not representative of what happened, we shot the same %, the same # of turnovers, we were in it. only 4 points down very late in the game. This is not fair coverage. It is horsesh*t. Look at the Davidson (win) photos, and the GM photos, not quite as bad but the same thing. We all are disappointed in the team this year, I get it, Bania
  8. Dude, we held them to the same... 38% shooting, forced 18 turnovers, they had 4 blocks, though.
  9. no roy i was not, saw it at home on a big screen, i stopped with the season tics a few years ago... i assume you were there groveling for customers for your business, as usual? yes another bad game, only big we have is reggie, jolly contributes a bit, throws his body in there, that is our biggest problem above anything else. yarbrough is needed to be an inside presence, that does not seem to be working out, injury or not. and we cannot set screens, terrible. not enough intensity on "d". if we do not hit our outside shots, we cannot win with this new offense. re: the st. louis post, do you a
  10. Look again. Most every picture we look foolish, clumsy, overpowered, completely disproportionate to being fair about it. We were in this game, down 4 points, with a few mins to go, we didn't look like assh*les on every play as depicted by the Post. And look at the other 2 games on the photo gallery (Davidson, GM), same thing. For years it has been this way. No coincidence.
  11. Photo gallery, bottom of sports page online. 95% of the pictures show SLU player in awkward position, falling, getting stuffed, out of control, looking foolish. > 90 % in Davidson win. > 90% in George Mason loss. The St. Louis Post pimps us all the time, win or lose, it is no accident (like pictures of Romney looking a bit cross eyed, 10,000 pictures to choose, they put one like that in). First time I mentioned it, this year. They have been doing it since I can remember; win or lose. I remember we were HOT, after a big win, hard copy before I DC'd by subscription, but they chose
  12. http://www.stltoday.com/gallery/sports/college/slu/slu-loses-to-duquesne/collection_3b0c2c94-8d79-56ed-a0f6-9968364aecc8.html#0 Picture gallery... look at all of them and tell me what you see.
  13. Yes he has the kind of background that is a possibility, he has a good profile in some categories, but who knows if he is head coaching material? There is so much more to it. Does he have head coaching X & O capabilities, leadership skills, overall demeanor, org skills, attention to detail, energy, all of that, who knows? But to come from a big program with big time recruiting success and pipelines is a good start. Who really knows how much of the recruiting can be attributed to him? Insiders would know, not us. And if he has all the attributes above, he might want a better gig than SLU, s
  14. It is an old habit of mine, I use A+ down to F- ratings to communicate sports, business, whatever, everyone identifies with it. Some of the new defensive metrics are not entirely credible, simple example is Molina's defensive WARs have been +1.5, 2 when we know he contributes more than that. Baseball people in town that I talk to occasionally including one well known insider are high on Piscotty in all 5 tool categories as an outfielder, and is a plus defender, but no, not saying he is definitely 5 tool, yet. For what it is worth, last year after spring training this guy was very high on G
  15. Wrong, as usual. Baseball people will tell you that Piscotty is a plus defensive outfielder, maybe our best now that Heyward is gone. He has outstanding instincts... moves immediately to the ball off the bat, good lateral and backwards movement but also has the rare ability to quickly go in for a ball in front of him, he has good speed (but not top end) / so good range, very good arm, and excellent glove skills. 5 Tools: Arm: B Range/glove skills/defense: B+ Speed on bases: B- Batting average/on base: B-B+* Power: B-* * too small a sample, TBD Every category Piscotty is a plus, above
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