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Everything posted by TheChosenOne

  1. While I feel you, this line at least made me chuckle so thank you for that: They smothered us with their D.
  2. Has anyone heard an update on Thatch?
  3. I suppose I don’t overly care, but not a fan of the jerseys nor was I fan of the crest or colors when they presented those with the team name. With the jersey it seems like too much going on and I can’t get behind the pink and don’t think the multiple colors really play very well together. The stadium looks great and I care far more about that than the colors, crest, or the jerseys, so I’m not a hater just would have gone a different direction. And Taylor Twellman is insufferable, so having him wearing the jersey certainly doesn’t help my opinion.
  4. I don’t see that comp. Nesbitt is more like a Jimmy McKinney type in my mind (although Nesbitt is taller than Jimmy), a lot of physical ability, but not quite sure what position he is. Can be dynamic, but you never know what you are going to get game to game. Pickett is much more of a glue guy and Ford knows what he is going to get from him game in and game out as far consistent play (maybe not the stats, but going to know the scout and be sound defensively). Nesbitt was certainly a local recruit I was really curious to see how he turned out because I just didn’t know (Mario McKinney being another), but candidly one like Gordon I wanted to watch from afar.
  5. Looks like a much better day today than yesterday to enjoy an afternoon of soccer and celebrate a championship! Boo hiss Dayton!
  6. It’s 11.5 on DraftKings if you are considering a trip across the river.
  7. I did a quick search and the first link I clicked on has us favored by 12.5. I find myself not as excited for the season as I had expected to be despite my expectations being thru the roof, but I am sure that will change once I get to my seat on Monday night.
  8. Looks like another dominating performance from the ladies! Keep it rolling Billikens!
  9. https://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/slu/after-slow-start-slu-billikens-mens-soccer-playing-for-a-10-title-saturday-night/article_72bae9bc-06f2-5c00-a79c-d79afbc8fa6a.html
  10. I really like the stuff, but candidly only could talk myself into a t-shirt. I really like the gym bag and replica game shorts, but as a 40 year old not playing ball anymore or getting many sleepover invites I had to pass. Really like seeing the additional options over the past year though regardless of whether it is something I purchase or not. I would note the stuff from Homefield I got was kind of sh!tty, variance in sizes and quality of the shirts (also variance in the size of the graphics on the shirt which was odd), so I’m hoping this t-shirt is a bit better. Also, thanks to our podcast stars for getting us discounts!
  11. Knees Over Toes Guy is a good follow and likely must watch for anyone playing any sport that puts a lot of stress on your knees.
  12. I like to think they are just poking ‘05 at this point!
  13. There is also a difference between guys squaring up and sucker punching a teammate like that. Definitely some scuffles when I was a student manager, but nothing remotely close to that.
  14. Ah yes, the interest in college soccer is rather comparable to BCS football….
  15. While I think Cuonzo offered him, Mizzou was not an option for him at this point. I was somewhat intrigued by him this winter, but seeing him a few times this summer I certainly didn’t see an in state kid worth SLU pursuing. Now I hope this post doesn’t come back to bite me.
  16. I don’t think much is considered improper at this point, likely lesson learned for those involved in the program financially. A lot of programs have the benefit of already doing this for years and can now do it on the up and up!
  17. I think I saw on another message board that Kansas State and Ole Miss are thought to be the leaders. Definitely a recruit I’ll be interested in seeing how he does in college as I truly have no idea what to think of him.
  18. Really frustrated with the lack of weekend away games which kills the potential for Billiken road trips for me. Although maybe that works out for the best and we can all make up for it with some March trips! Looks like most of our home games are Friday or Saturday, so at least that should be good for our attendance numbers. Some of those mid week games can be a bit sparse, but I’m only seeing three.
  19. Not an overly strong analysis in my opinion. Theoretically you would need to look at the talent of those rosters heading into the season. A lot of talented rosters that ended up around .500 in conference and as bubble teams. Not taking a shot since I don’t overly care, but a lot of underachieving teams at Oklahoma State that one might not see doing this lazy analysis of how his teams performed by their seed. I think you can still be excited about the prospects of this season and the chances of this group making a Sweet 16 though, but that analysis was a waste of time and not indicative of how Ford often underachieved at Oklahoma State which is why he was fired.
  20. Based on what I’ve found out the past few days, it sounds like the power 5 schools do in fact really like him. So I don’t think this is a case of him listing schools that wouldn’t accept his commitment although things can certainly change. Like potentially things changing here. I admit to questioning how his game translates to the collegiate level especially the power conference level, but it sounds like Kansas State and Mizzou don’t share my opinion. And at this point that discussion doesn’t matter since he will be skipping out of town for college.
  21. I am not sure how it works with regards to sharing information from pay sites, but someone posted on one that based on information from those who would certainly know, if choosing today the choice would not be SLU or Mizzou. But, he has not taken any visits, so things can certainly change and the school said to be the current choice would likely not be high on any of our lists to spend our college years.
  22. Local guys who played at Mizzou during the Cuonzo Martin era would include Jordan Barnett (transfer in from Texas), Cullen VanLeer, Jeremiah Tilmon (after committing to Illinois), Mark Smith (transfer in from Illinois), Javon Pickett (after committing to Illinois), Torrence Watson (after committing to Ohio State), Ronnie Suggs (transfer in as a walk-on from Bradley), Mario McKinney, and Yaya Keita. 6/9 of those were transfers or decommits, so it is hard to say any were true recruiting battles we were involved in and there is certainly a wide delta between the caliber of those guys as recruits or even transfers with the 3 non transfers/decommits being guys I do not think we were overly involved with if at all in some cases. I do recall Frank at one point saying Tilmon was in play for SLU while he was committed to Illinois which I thought was one of the times Frank should have kept some info to himself. It didn't seem like anyone covering Mizzou had a great line to the coaching staff with Cuonzo, so it was always hard to know too much about their recruiting beyond the results being poor. Like I have no idea how involved they were with an obvious upgrade to their roster in a SLU star like Yuri Collins.
  23. I know I could think thru it, but figure someone already has. With the guys above who is definitely out of eligibility after this season and who will still have the ability to use the COVID season after this spring? I know Perkins and Pickett are doing just that this season.
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