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White Pelican

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  1. I'm planning on going Friday. Are they selling anything beyond popcorn? (It's around my dinner time.) Asking the important questions.
  2. It's good to have the LOY-CHI in our league.
  3. Wouldn't a gel be better for team chemistry?
  4. I've lost track. Is this a one year deal?
  5. I remember discussing a few years back. My contention is that the BB floor is 94 feet long, hockey is 200 so I don't think it's possible. Other posters said that the seats could be taken out, reconfigured etc. The practice gym is at one end, it likely would affect that. And now with the new addition planned, I just don't see it. And it would take $$$. To answer your question, it wouldn't be easy.
  6. That's my understanding too. A second transfer would require sitting out a year. I'm guessing the way things are going, that that will soon be eliminated too.
  7. I'm another old guy who knows about your Uncle Charlie. As a kid, I got a Cadaco All-Star Baseball game as a gift, probably one Xmas. It had player discs that fit on a spinner for the player's at bats. My game came with a mix of (then) current and also old-time players, including your uncle. I always had him playing second for me because his disc had enormous spots for hitting singles. I just looked him up, he had a .321 lifetime average on 2800 hits but also drove in more than 100 runs seven times while hitting very few home runs. I know, batting average and RBI's aren't much valued anymore. Also was considered a very good fielder. Very cool that you have a Hall of Fame relative!
  8. FFS, those were "intentional" fouls so they could put State on the line. Their eff-up was letting so much time bleed between fouls. And I think that was why McKillop looked so annoyed on the bench.
  9. Well, it's certainly been better than drinking bleach would have been as espoused by one of our top politicians.
  10. I didn't know where else to ask this. Has there been any official comment on when to expect Linssen back? He was on the bench today, is he day to day?
  11. FFS, I guess they're trying to get some butts in the seats for a not so attractive opponent and do some good in the process. What the hell does that have to do with games being canceled OR the reasons thereof? SLU reportedly has a billion$+ endowment. I think they'll do just fine.
  12. I'm with you on this one. The rule was 3 seconds when the "key" was a lot skinnier than it is now. Due to inflation of the key area ("paint" or "lane" for you youngsters), I think 5 seconds would be appropriate.
  13. I agree with this. I always thought he did the most that could be done with what he had to work with. Unfortunately, he just could not seem to recruit.
  14. Come on. He's saying they act like Dayton (in regards to how above us all they think they are) but are a public school. Gee whiz.
  15. Hey bozo, I'm just now catching up with this sh!tshow of a thread. My fuokin' diatribe had absolutely nothing to do with Covid or masks or getting jabbed. Learn how to read.
  16. I don't have too much of a problem with the mask mandate. I do wish however they would at least try to enforce it if they're gonna have it. I'm in that older demographic you mentioned and I've had 3 jabs and feel pretty safe anyway. Now, my beef: I originally wasn't gonna bother getting into this cuz it might seem too much "get off my lawn" but this seems like a good place to mention it. Anyway, the arena has walk thru metal detectors and a small squad of people with wands. I'm guessing none of that is cheap. We used to put our keys and phones in a bowl and walk on through. THIS year, they decided we would hold our keys and phones up like an offering to the gods and walk through. Last night, I was informed I now have to take off my coat and for some reason that I can't fathom, I was told to hold it over my head with my phone and walk through. I've got a mask on, my glasses are fogging up, I'm trying to not drop my phone while I take off my coat and while holding it over my head. I was asked about my keys, but I said they never set off the machine so they let that go. I walked on through without an issue. I get to games very early and walk the concourse for exercise. I watched the action at the gates last night and the "take off your coats" seemed to be unevenly enforced. By 6:30 or so, it wasn't enforced at all. Am I being discriminated against because I like to arrive early? Is there some data out there that says that college basketball terrorists only arrive early?? And what exactly does taking off my coat ensure? THAT is the kind of silly sh!t that's gonna help this old fogey decide whether to go to a game or not. I've already decided I'm gonna stay home Saturday and watch it on TV. I have a cheap season ticket (upper bowl, end zone) and I may just continue to renew it (in the unlikely event we ever play Kansas or Duke) but stay home in a warm house with cheap snacks, no gas or parking, no cold 6 block walk, no worry about getting mugged or car stolen, (although I'd miss that scintillating Plinko game) and just watch online or TV. I told the woman at the gate last night it's getting to be more trouble than it's worth to actually go to the game. I've noticed in my section, several season ticket holders have missed more games than they've attended. That may change during the conference season of course, but if we keep losing home games late, it may not.
  17. I'm sure it makes more work for you, but I would like to see the other teams on your probability list. Thanks once again for all the work you do on the stats and probabilities!
  18. I've tried to take the attitude that without Perkins, any success we have is icing on the cake. In other words, I'm trying not to get too down on losses and treat the wins as gravy. That said, I'm disappointed in Yuri's play and I don't know what I expected out of Okoro, but he just can't seem to get the ball over the rim in any kind of traffic. Now, he does get fouled and has been a pleasant surprise at the line but I think we'll have trouble with tall teams.
  19. Lower bowl much more filled than upper. I sit upstairs and thought we had about 6k.
  20. I don't always agree with everything I read on Billikens.com but I must say, after careful consideration, I can't argue with this sentiment.
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