khoock reacted to millerhusker in The View from out here on My Limb
I think it’s more of a Thor or Shamiel question. I don’t see any scenario that we’ll have two of our four bigs starting. I think it’ll be one big (Yvan, Walker or Lat), one guard (Webster or Trey, if eligible) and three ball players (out of Dalano, Teddy, Shamiel, Thor).
khoock reacted to throwback in Will they or won't they: A poll
OWH says all but 3 -- Thor, Yvan, and King -- are on campus and working out.
Thor & Yvan are still waiting for travel restrictions to be lifted.
King is waiting for academic clearance, but that's expected sometime this summer. He's still in Wisconsin.
Banton & Stevenson made it back from Canada several days ago.
Everyone who is in Lincoln went through testing and 48-hour quarantine & is cleared for workouts at this point.
khoock got a reaction from MichHusker in OT: CFB Realignment (Opinion Thread)
I have noticed that my affinity for college football has waned over the past few years (I used to be a fanatic). I think a lot of it has to do with these crazy and ridiculous conferences. I have started to enjoy annual matchups with Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota but still feel no appeal to playing Illinois, Indiana, Rutgers, Penn State, Maryland, Purdue, etc. And its not just bc some of them are bad teams as I had no problem playing Iowa St, Kansas, K-State, etc from the Big 8/12. I really just miss the regional appeal of conferences.
So I decided to give myself what I want... via X-box 360 and NCAA Football '14. I simulate college football seasons with my realigned conferences listed below. I roll with seven 10-team conferences that include all P5 teams and a couple top notch G5 programs. Everyone plays the same amount of conference and non-conference games and theres no silly conference championship games. Here are my idea for conferences (ironically, Nebraska gets stuck in the least regionally sound conference due to the small amount of Midwest and Mountain West programs):
ACC: Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, NC State, Duke, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Louisville
Big 12: Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Texas, TCU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Baylor, Houston, LSU, Arkansas
Big East: Connecticut, Boston College, Syracuse, Pitt, Penn St, Rutgers, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Virginia Tech
Big Ten: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan St, Ohio St
MWC: Iowa, Iowa St, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, K-State, Colorado, BYU, Utah, Boise St
Pac: Washington, Washington St, Oregon, Oregon St, UCLA, USC, Cal, Stanford, Arizona, Arizona St
SEC: Miami, Florida St, Florida, UCF, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Miss St
Would absolutely LOVE to see something like this in real life.
khoock got a reaction from jayschool in OT: NBA Restart
From there, I prefer the World Cup Knockout Round format for the quarters. With this, you preset the quarter finals and let the chips fall where they may.
G1 Winner v. G2 Runnerup
G4 Winner v. G3 Runnerup
G3 Winner v. G4 Runnerup
G2 Winner v. G1 Runnerup
For example, lets say the group stage goes chalk (which obviously wouldnt really happen), here are your quarterfinal matchups:
- Bucks v. Jazz
- Clippers v. Nuggets
- Raptors v. Celtics
- Lakers v. Heat
Alright, thats all i got. Hopefully you enjoyed my posts. Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas. I love talking NBA!!!
khoock got a reaction from jayschool in OT: NBA Restart
*FOR OUR NBA FANS*
The NBA's plan for a restart should be getting announced within the next week (NHL just released theirs). I wanted to share my favorite restart template and invite the boards avid NBA fans to to share their thoughts.
Here is my favorite template:
- Do not restart regular season or attempt to finish any games from regular season
- Take the top 20 teams and rank them 1-20 based off of what the record was when the hiatus began. These 20 teams advance to the post season. Twenty teams makes it so the teams that were just outside the playoffs but still in the hunt are included (since they wont get a chance bc of the last 20ish regular season games are being canceled). This also means the bottom ten teams can focus on the off season since they had no realistic chance of making the playoffs anyway
- From here take your top 20 teams, once again ranked from 1-20 based off record at date of hiatus, and snake draft them into four groups of five teams each. Conference affiliation will be disregarded
- The playoffs will begin with group play. Each team will play every team in their group twice (8 games total for every team)
- The top two teams from each group, based off of group play record, move on to what would be the quarterfinals. The remaining three teams from each group are eliminated
- Quarters, semis, and finals would all be best of 7
khoock got a reaction from Red Don in Fast forward a year
HCFH has adamantly stated that he will start the five most skilled players and work from there. And he has backed that up by playing games with no one taller than 6'7.
Thats just something to keep in mind. If Eduardo Andre is starting from day one that means we got an absolute steal in the 2020 recruiting class imo.
khoock reacted to Norm Peterson in Fast forward a year
I don't know shinola about the players who haven't suited up for us yet, except for the well-informed gossip on this board. And if that's all I have to go on, and assuming we have 3 sit-out transfers, I think I'm going to agree with what @khoock just said above about Arop, Mayen and Andre having the least chance of starting (or being in the rotation, frankly.)
So, starters ...
Banton (too much smoke around his name to doubt there's fire there)
Webster (someone has to be your primary ball handler and with Mack gone ...)
Allen (he got his 4th star for good reason: the kid is a baller who can score at 3 levels)
Thor (there might be a lock down in Iceland, but Thor can find a basketball hoop and launch 1,000 treys a day if he wants; he'll be ready)
Walker (I'm going with Derrick over Yvan because of athleticism and rumors about his developing offensive game)
That's just a wild-ass guess.
After that, I've got:
Shamiel (is our 6th man)
Yvan (gives us good rebounding presence in a reserve role)
Wait, there aren't a lot of guards to bring in off the bench if we don't get at least Kobe King cleared. So ... Lat Mayen because he can hit threes?
Having said all of this, probably Lat Mayen comes in, takes the world by storm, has us all saying "who the hell is this guy and how did he fall into our laps?" and gives us 13 and 8. OK, probably not, but ya never know.
khoock reacted to Navin R. Johnson in OT Baseball
It was put in place a few years ago to make the game more competitive. It really didn't work and it continued to be a game to get everyone an at bat and the stars were in and out of the shower by the 6th inning. Doubt Pete Rose likes the All Star game very much today.
khoock reacted to Blackshirt83 in Burke Gone!
Burke is done as far as college goes. He signed with an agent.
Most likely he's not really looking at actually being an NBA draft candidate, he's looking to garner interest for the international scouts. Meaning he decided it's better to go overseas and make money now than spend a year in a small conference where he isn't likely to improve his value by much anyway.
Frankly, he's probably not wrong.