Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

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Re: Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

Postby XavierBob » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:37 pm

Muskieman,
You and I go way back we both have great love for this program. I appreciate and applaud your support of the University, but, at some point the three plus years of inconsistent and poor play has to fall on the coach. As I’ve stated many times I would have hired him too. Unfortunately I think he might fall into the Dick LeBeau, Bruce Coslet territory. They all knew the game but for some reason couldn’t get their teams to produce. The Muskies are making the same mistakes four years running, that’s on the coach. We seem to lack discipline and focus especially on the road. I hope I’m totally wrong, I realize this is one game in a long season, but it looks like deja vu all over again.
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Re: Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

Postby muskieman » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:37 pm

Anti-Homer wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:23 pm
muskieman wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:06 pm
Anti-Homer wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:01 pm

Brings in the best tree point shooter other than Jonhson down 13 with 2:28. That's like calling the paramedic 13 minutes after someone stops breathing. BTW, who won the GJ this week?
I was impressed with the best Three (Not Tree) point shooters, your words, D. Never bent his knees once. I guess standing tall is the new D. I also noticed his teammates don't seem to trust him but then all of them lost tonight and State was the better team on D and O. Best way to win is great D and decent O.
Muskieman,

My grammar is far from perfect, but you are the king on run on sentences and circular logic. Your spelling is also atrocious. Spoiler alert? Nah, any 3rd grader who reads any ten random posts of yours would see that. I did hear Steele is going to punish the players. Instead of five flavors during movie night at the hotel, he is only going to offer four. Also, they will only watch two Home Alone movies tonight, instead of three. Any idea who won the teal colored jersey tonight? Who got the Junkyard dog chain? Is he going to cancel Smore's Tuesday this week? I also heard instead of 500 water baloons for the fight tonight, he is only going to give them 490.

He just threw the team under the bus during the JV post game show. Funny, he never talked about a lack of coaching strategy & execution. Random thought: Does Sean Miller want to coach again? Oddly, I'm starting to think he was completely framed, and is not a horrible human being. #Daddyinlawmakesmeteflon.
SOOOO defensive. I guess you can dish it but can't take it. By the way, I could point out your grammar mistakes but I will not because I am sure you were frothing at the mouth as you scurried to write your "vicious retort". You know you ruined my Thanksgiving. I am sure your #daddyinlaw is upset as he was an English prof and told his daughter she was marrying a grifter. I think I have caught your rambling, stream of thought disease so I will stop now but hey, you have a great Thanksgiving and be ready to complain on Friday.
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Re: Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

Postby Anti-Homer » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:41 pm

muskieman wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:37 pm
Anti-Homer wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:23 pm
muskieman wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:06 pm

I was impressed with the best Three (Not Tree) point shooters, your words, D. Never bent his knees once. I guess standing tall is the new D. I also noticed his teammates don't seem to trust him but then all of them lost tonight and State was the better team on D and O. Best way to win is great D and decent O.
Muskieman,

My grammar is far from perfect, but you are the king on run on sentences and circular logic. Your spelling is also atrocious. Spoiler alert? Nah, any 3rd grader who reads any ten random posts of yours would see that. I did hear Steele is going to punish the players. Instead of five flavors during movie night at the hotel, he is only going to offer four. Also, they will only watch two Home Alone movies tonight, instead of three. Any idea who won the teal colored jersey tonight? Who got the Junkyard dog chain? Is he going to cancel Smore's Tuesday this week? I also heard instead of 500 water baloons for the fight tonight, he is only going to give them 490.

He just threw the team under the bus during the JV post game show. Funny, he never talked about a lack of coaching strategy & execution. Random thought: Does Sean Miller want to coach again? Oddly, I'm starting to think he was completely framed, and is not a horrible human being. #Daddyinlawmakesmeteflon.
SOOOO defensive. I guess you can dish it but can't take it. By the way, I could point out your grammar mistakes but I will not because I am sure you were frothing at the mouth as you scurried to write your "vicious retort". You know you ruined my Thanksgiving. I am sure your #daddyinlaw is upset as he was an English prof and told his daughter she was marrying a grifter. I think I have caught your rambling, stream of thought disease so I will stop now but hey, you have a great Thanksgiving and be ready to complain on Friday.
Warning: This year, when you come over for TGiving, bring back my casserole dish from last year. Also, feel free to bring back the 8 brass napkin holders you accidentally took home with you.
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Re: Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

Postby muskieman » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:45 pm

Anti-Homer wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:41 pm
muskieman wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:37 pm
Anti-Homer wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:23 pm


Muskieman,

My grammar is far from perfect, but you are the king on run on sentences and circular logic. Your spelling is also atrocious. Spoiler alert? Nah, any 3rd grader who reads any ten random posts of yours would see that. I did hear Steele is going to punish the players. Instead of five flavors during movie night at the hotel, he is only going to offer four. Also, they will only watch two Home Alone movies tonight, instead of three. Any idea who won the teal colored jersey tonight? Who got the Junkyard dog chain? Is he going to cancel Smore's Tuesday this week? I also heard instead of 500 water baloons for the fight tonight, he is only going to give them 490.

He just threw the team under the bus during the JV post game show. Funny, he never talked about a lack of coaching strategy & execution. Random thought: Does Sean Miller want to coach again? Oddly, I'm starting to think he was completely framed, and is not a horrible human being. #Daddyinlawmakesmeteflon.
SOOOO defensive. I guess you can dish it but can't take it. By the way, I could point out your grammar mistakes but I will not because I am sure you were frothing at the mouth as you scurried to write your "vicious retort". You know you ruined my Thanksgiving. I am sure your #daddyinlaw is upset as he was an English prof and told his daughter she was marrying a grifter. I think I have caught your rambling, stream of thought disease so I will stop now but hey, you have a great Thanksgiving and be ready to complain on Friday.
Warning: This year, when you come over for TGiving, bring back my casserole dish from last year. Also, feel free to bring back the 8 brass napkin holders you accidentally took home with you.
Good one. Maybe you have had an off night too! BTW I hate casserole but maybe your buddy took them.
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Re: Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

Postby gym from delhi » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:45 pm

The over/under on Hunter’s three point percentage this year is 10; any bets as to whether he’ll still be launching these bricks as the season goes on?
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Re: Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

Postby pdxmuskie » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:47 pm

Travis appeared to have figured things out against the Buckeyes but now it appears things just fell his way.

Scruggs had a horrible game. I can overlook the offensive issues as this just happens. Unless he was sick, there is no excuse for the defensive lapses.

Aside from Scruggs and Kunkel being unavailable the team should have been competitive. Iowa State is solid, possibly good. Xavier made a run in the first half showing they could play through the obstacles.

So many easy buckets scored by Iowa State. So many wasted possessions by Xavier. Every shot by Hunter is a turnover. The coach has not learned from his failures the past several years and refuses to value the basketball and shot selection. Xavier has struggled the past several years because of turnovers and shot selection. Travis actually has several guys on the team that understand basketball but others don't and he either doesn't or refuses to make it a priority.

Scruggs was the worst player on the floor but Hunter lost the game. Hunter has skills but he should never shoot 3s. It is the return of Q. Odom should also not shoot 3s. He took 1 today that I can overlook because of circumstances and him generally playing well.

I don't think this will be a bad loss but it feels bad because Travis refuses to understand the game of basketball. Jacking 3s and being sloppy is only forgivable when you completely outclass the other team. That will never happen in games that matter.
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Re: Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

Postby Anti-Homer » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:47 pm

X-Expert wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:36 pm
Keep in mind, X barely beat Niagara and were down big vs Kent St. OSU game was solid and Norfolk St is just bad. All I heard in the beginning of the year was how deep this team is and how they have nine (I believe) players who came out of high school as top 150 players. Who knows what the problem is but personally, would have loved to see some changes. Perhaps extend the zone-just try something different. It's early and maybe Steele can figure this out but based on the last three years, I have zero expectations. I only hope that i'm surprised come Selection Sunday.

To the Mods-AH. Muskieman (and anyone else)-any updates on recruiting next year-particularly any real bigs. I know they have two good guards but hoping they have a legit big. Nunge is a very good player and with Freemantle, they will be decent at that position but they will be Jr's. AH/MM let me know.
I'll take this. Mman left to play Keno at the casino, abandoning his post. X has an SG and wing next year, and you know Steele is going to coach the dad gum heck out of them. Serious point. I truly worry when potential recruits watch X games and see the offensive sets (or lack of), discipline (or lack of), defensive adjustments (or lack of) and player accountability (or lack of). When will this start to have an impact? Obviously not yet, because he is recruiting really, really, really, really, really good players, who he is going to instruct as good as any other assistant coach of the NY Gauchos. You can bet your dadgum Indian Chief Silver Dollar on that.
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Re: Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

Postby Anti-Homer » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:50 pm

gym from delhi wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:45 pm
The over/under on Hunter’s three point percentage this year is 10; any bets as to whether he’ll still be launching these bricks as the season goes on?
X apparently already received a bill of over $700 for bent rims from treys he shot during the game. I wish Steele didn't see Anthony Robbins in an elevator, who told him a missed three point shot counts as three points, and a made one five this year. Cruel, cruel, joke he played. He reprised his role from Shallow Hal.
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Re: Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

Postby X-Expert » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:52 pm

Anti-Homer wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:47 pm
X-Expert wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:36 pm
Keep in mind, X barely beat Niagara and were down big vs Kent St. OSU game was solid and Norfolk St is just bad. All I heard in the beginning of the year was how deep this team is and how they have nine (I believe) players who came out of high school as top 150 players. Who knows what the problem is but personally, would have loved to see some changes. Perhaps extend the zone-just try something different. It's early and maybe Steele can figure this out but based on the last three years, I have zero expectations. I only hope that i'm surprised come Selection Sunday.

To the Mods-AH. Muskieman (and anyone else)-any updates on recruiting next year-particularly any real bigs. I know they have two good guards but hoping they have a legit big. Nunge is a very good player and with Freemantle, they will be decent at that position but they will be Jr's. AH/MM let me know.
I'll take this. Mman left to play Keno at the casino, abandoning his post. X has an SG and wing next year, and you know Steele is going to coach the dad gum heck out of them. Serious point. I truly worry when potential recruits watch X games and see the offensive sets (or lack of), discipline (or lack of), defensive adjustments (or lack of) and player accountability (or lack of). When will this start to have an impact? Obviously not yet, because he is recruiting really, really, really, really, really good players, who he is going to instruct as good as any other assistant coach of the NY Gauchos. You can bet your dadgum Indian Chief Silver Dollar on that.
Thanks AH-still need a big IMHO. Keep us posted.
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Re: Iowa State game thread 11/24/2021

Postby Anti-Homer » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:53 pm

pdxmuskie wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:47 pm
Travis appeared to have figured things out against the Buckeyes but now it appears things just fell his way.

Scruggs had a horrible game. I can overlook the offensive issues as this just happens. Unless he was sick, there is no excuse for the defensive lapses.

Aside from Scruggs and Kunkel being unavailable the team should have been competitive. Iowa State is solid, possibly good. Xavier made a run in the first half showing they could play through the obstacles.

So many easy buckets scored by Iowa State. So many wasted possessions by Xavier. Every shot by Hunter is a turnover. The coach has not learned from his failures the past several years and refuses to value the basketball and shot selection. Xavier has struggled the past several years because of turnovers and shot selection. Travis actually has several guys on the team that understand basketball but others don't and he either doesn't or refuses to make it a priority.

Scruggs was the worst player on the floor but Hunter lost the game. Hunter has skills but he should never shoot 3s. It is the return of Q. Odom should also not shoot 3s. He took 1 today that I can overlook because of circumstances and him generally playing well.

I don't think this will be a bad loss but it feels bad because Travis refuses to understand the game of basketball. Jacking 3s and being sloppy is only forgivable when you completely outclass the other team. That will never happen in games that matter.
Wow! Outstanding first post. Don't be surprised if you get a $4.00 coupon for the Moderator's gift shop. Makes great stocking stuffers. We only have two posters left of Mman rolling Steele's trash cans up the driveway.

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