ASU Game thread 11/24/17

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Re: ASU Game thread 11/24/17

Postby Anti-Homer » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:13 pm

madness31 wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:54 pm
I disagree with the comments about the ASU guards being less talented. Shorter, yes but less talented, no. ASU will likely prove to be a good to a very good team. I suspect they will not go deep in the tourney due to lack of depth and size but should have a good year. This was a terrible match-up for an X team that lacks speed and defensive intensity. Combine that with hot shooting and some poor officiating and you get a loss.

X4Life may be overstating the state of the team but he is right that this team has to start getting after it for 40 minutes. The defense is bad to terrible. Rebounding is disappointing to bad. Carelessness with the ball is also a problem. The offense has generally been good with the exception of turnovers but I wonder how the offense will look against athletic defensive minded teams. The offensive set is not great, which is likely a big part of why the droughts happen.

Coaching was very absent in this game. Yes the players have to put forth the effort but the coach also needs to either motivate them with a better game plan or with inspiration. To stop attacking from the post in the 2nd half when it worked so well in the first half is just silly. Having Q and Scruggs dribble up the court against pressure when they could simply pass to another player not being pressed is also dumb. Q could have been called for carry at least 10 times so every time he dribbled up the court was a gamble. If passing to another guard/SF resulted in a 2nd pressure player then possibly let the PG dribble against the pressure but at least test their reaction.

Congrats to JP on a strong performance. Kaiser and Kanter both also played well. Everyone needs to up the defensive intensity/positioning.
Q could have been called for carry at least 10 times so every time he dribbled up the court was a gamble.

I've always thought he comes dangerously close to carrying, but he hasn't be called for it with any regularity since coming to X, so it must not be an issue.
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Re: ASU Game thread 11/24/17

Postby MOSQUETERO » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:25 pm

Anti-Homer wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:42 pm
X4LIFE wrote:
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Muskieman, I've always ignored your attempts at humor or sarcasm. But, what in the world does watching Zona have to do with being frustrated by X's play? Sometimes I think you try too hard to be clever.
Mman has proof that SM had something to do with the Kennedy assassination, global warming, and the rigged elections in Nicaragua.
I think your reference is to rigged elections in Venezuela and not Nicaragua.
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Re: ASU Game thread 11/24/17

Postby Anti-Homer » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:30 pm

MOSQUETERO wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Anti-Homer wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:42 pm
X4LIFE wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:52 pm
Muskieman, I've always ignored your attempts at humor or sarcasm. But, what in the world does watching Zona have to do with being frustrated by X's play? Sometimes I think you try too hard to be clever.
Mman has proof that SM had something to do with the Kennedy assassination, global warming, and the rigged elections in Nicaragua.
I think your reference is to rigged elections in Venezuela and not Nicaragua.
You think I really knew? I assume all elections in S. America are rigged.
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Re: ASU Game thread 11/24/17

Postby muskieman » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:34 pm

Anti-Homer wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:30 pm
MOSQUETERO wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Anti-Homer wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:42 pm


Mman has proof that SM had something to do with the Kennedy assassination, global warming, and the rigged elections in Nicaragua.
I think your reference is to rigged elections in Venezuela and not Nicaragua.
You think I really knew? I assume all elections in S. America are rigged.
AH never was big on geography and he showed it.
I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em.
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Re: ASU Game thread 11/24/17

Postby Anti-Homer » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:49 pm

muskieman wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:34 pm
Anti-Homer wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:30 pm
MOSQUETERO wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:25 pm


I think your reference is to rigged elections in Venezuela and not Nicaragua.
You think I really knew? I assume all elections in S. America are rigged.
AH never was big on geography and he showed it.
You fell into my trap, my friend. My geography was correct; it was the poly sci part I screwed up.
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Re: ASU Game thread 11/24/17

Postby muskieman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:23 pm

You actually think Honduras is in S America.... next thing you will telling us that Mexico is in Central America!
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Re: ASU Game thread 11/24/17

Postby Anti-Homer » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:43 pm

muskieman wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:23 pm
You actually think Honduras is in S America.... next thing you will telling us that Mexico is in Central America!
OK,

Fess up. Who pm'ed you? You couldn't find Honduras on a map unless someone put a piece of bacon on it.
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Re: ASU Game thread 11/24/17

Postby muskieman » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:45 pm

Anti-Homer wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:43 pm
muskieman wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:23 pm
You actually think Honduras is in S America.... next thing you will telling us that Mexico is in Central America!
OK,

Fess up. Who pm'ed you? You couldn't find Honduras on a map unless someone put a piece of bacon on it.
I guess I hit a touchy spot on your education gap...next it will be your math skills.
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Re: ASU Game thread 11/24/17

Postby Pandinus » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:00 am

Let's keep this thread going all season....

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