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    Default What keeps you off the MBB?

    This is the inverse of Reborn’s thread on the mbb, “What keeps you coming back”

    I use to love posting about basketball. I rarely do anymore. A few reasons. I won’t use names to protect the guilty.

    1. Some of the least knowledgeable posters are the “loudest” with their opinions. Much like life.

    2. The negativity. I also use to really like posting in the game threads. No longer. There are games where GU is up 25 and you’d think they were on an eight game losing streak.

    There are more. Too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    This is the inverse of Reborn’s thread on the mbb, “What keeps you coming back”

    I use to love posting about basketball. I rarely do anymore. A few reasons. I won’t use names to protect the guilty.

    1. Some of the least knowledgeable posters are the “loudest” with their opinions. Much like life.

    2. The negativity. I also use to really like posting in the game threads. No longer. There are games where GU is up 25 and you’d think they were on an eight game losing streak.

    There are more. Too bad.
    I've posted my last "Game Thread" OP; doing so made me feel like an enabler of poor behavior. They've become predictably toxic & hideous, especially the games that air on ESPN's networks (more viewers / posters ) Here's some examples from the Michigan Game Thread and the names are not redacted to protect the guilty:


    Timme's softness is shocking-- Goshzagit
    Woolridge driving game is awful, just a wasted possession every time-- Goshzagit
    Petrusiv is so weak. Can’t stand it-- U Zig, I Zag
    Team is soft. Skilled but soft -- Zags 11
    Wooldrige + Gilder might be the worst Gonzaga guard tandem in my lifetime. Those two are literally worthless -- pcm541
    Woolridge looks like a natural soccer player who ended up on a basketball court -- LTownZag
    Gilder like a Ghost and Woolridge like Wonka, looks like he can play but lives in a world of pure imagination -- Goshzagit
    Petrusev is garbage -- pcm541
    Our bigs are soft. Zero toughness going up. They flop-- Zags11
    Soft beyond soft our bigs are -- jazzdelmar
    Our bigs attack the rim with all the tenacity of box turtle -- U Zig, I Zag
    Timme is pathetically weak -- jazzdelmar
    Watson doesn’t like contact anymore than any of the others -- hooter73

    Your 1st bullet point is absolutely correct.
    Last edited by RenoZag; 12-06-2019 at 08:59 AM.

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    A triumph of experience over hope...

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    I definitely prefer the company of the folks on the Foo over the larger MBB crowd. I’ve only met one Fooster in person, but I suspect that I would really enjoy catching a game and/or a beer with any of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartruff1 View Post
    A triumph of experience over hope...
    well played

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    What's the MBB & where do I find it?
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    I thought this was my house....

    Where am I exactly?
    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZagPhish View Post
    I thought this was my house....

    Where am I exactly?
    Our house. You're home.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
    Mark Twain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    Our house. You're home.
    >clink<
    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    I like voting for the G Unit and posting in the what are you drinking during the game thread and that's about it. I find most of the topics uninteresting and many of them appear to be circular firing squads.
    Bring back the OCC

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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    I like voting for the G Unit and posting in the what are you drinking during the game thread and that's about it. I find most of the topics uninteresting and many of them appear to be circular firing squads.
    I can deal with the griping, so long as it isn't that mean-spirited, people are people.

    I just find that there's less analysis of actual basketball.

    I don't know a lot of basketball. Last organized team I was on was being 7th man for the Frosh team in HS, and I crapped out from there.

    So I learned a ton from people. That analysis seems to be missing, or scarce, anyway.

    Not a ton of information about other teams, what they're doing, either.

    I would never know what's happening to the other WCC teams without it, yet there is less and less.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    I can deal with the griping, so long as it isn't that mean-spirited, people are people.

    I just find that there's less analysis of actual basketball.

    I don't know a lot of basketball. Last organized team I was on was being 7th man for the Frosh team in HS, and I crapped out from there.

    So I learned a ton from people. That analysis seems to be missing, or scarce, anyway.

    Not a ton of information about other teams, what they're doing, either.

    I would never know what's happening to the other WCC teams without it, yet there is less and less.
    I agree
    Bring back the OCC

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