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  1. They will still need the media setup for print media and camera setup for television. So I think they pretty much need to be in the Arena. By basketball time I am hopeful there may be fan attendance on a limited basis. I doubt it they can be a full capacity - but hoping maybe they use some sort of priority system to have limited attendance. I think the switch to mobile only tickets may be a first step in implementing such a plan if necessary. Saw something earlier about actually moving volleyball games to PBA so they could get more fans into the games only using some of the seats than would be possible at Devaney.
  2. Well first of all if you are doing a list of all-time best movies you have to really qualify it to say all-time best movies other than The Godfather & The Godfather II. Those are in a class by themselves and nothing else really compares. After that this would be my list: Caddyshack Animal House Bull Durham Lord of the Rings Trilogy (3 in 1) Shawshank Redemption Pulp Fiction Silence of the Lambs Field of Dreams Sons of Katie Elder A Touch of Class I am sure I am missing a few that belong on this list - but that is what I came up with off the top of my head in 10 minutes.
  3. Thanks that is what I thought - but just wanted to be sure I was not making an incorrect assumption.
  4. Maybe this will sound stupid - but seriously just want to be sure what your last sentence is intended to mean. Do you honestly consider that "no red tape" or was that an ironic statement? Sounds like alot of red tape to me - but I am not in the health care business so not sure what those in the industry view as "red tape".
  5. I agree (with the possible exception or at least a close 2nd - being in KC when we won the BIg 8 tournament there when Eric P. and Bruce C. were seniors). What made that Wisconsin game so special was not just that it was possibly the most "hyped" game in NU history in terms of pregame excitement and emotion - but also that the game lived up to the hype - both teams played at a very high level and game was very exciting - and would have been even without all the "no-sit" hype. Frankly I think it is a little optimistic to expect Hoiberg to recreate that experience. We certainly might get to that level - hopefully on a consistent basis. But having everything fall together at one time and for one game they way it did then is probably unlikely.
  6. Arop was about 1,000 times better than Cross in their limited minutes vs. NW today. Wish we had used him in the second half instead of putting in Cross for 2 minutes so NW could go on a quick 6-0 run.
  7. I think he did get it off - but the missed traveling before he took the shot was ridiculous.
  8. Was actually encouraged by the effort on Thursday night under the circumstances. We shot horribly and MSU shot the ball very well from outside. Given that and the rebounding differential it was amazing we were in the game as long as we were. Would be easy for the players to quit on the season - but that does not appear to be the case at least yet. As noted, was obviously a horribly officiated game. The charge on Green was as bad of a call as you are every going to see. Certainly could understand his frustration at the end.
  9. Maybe that is something he should explain to Kevin Cross :)
  10. Certainly did not expect a win today. Hoped to be competitive - but obviously that did not really happen. But there were a few somewhat bright spots - Thought we had a little better effort from Mack today - nice to see him get a couple steals. He needs a lot of work with his on-ball D (helps that against Iowa we let him play off of Toussaint so much) - but maybe the steals will make him realize he can also impact the game on the defensive end. Thought we got some very positive contributions from Green. He has lots of talent and I do think can be a key contributor next year. Really glad to see Arop get meaningful minutes - hope that continues for the rest of the year.
  11. I agree with the comments that Cam Mack has the talent to be a really special player. He can do things on the floor that are all-conference caliber and is the best passer we have had since Brian Carr. At the same time his lack of an interest or intensity on the defensive side of the court is infuriating. While his indifference to trying to play any defense may have peaked vs. PSU I would not agree with the comment that said his defense needs to be more "consistent" - frankly that has been the most "consistent" part of his game - unfortunately though it has been consistently lacking. (Drives me crazy also the way he constantly motions for the crowd to get more intense when we are on D - but then fails to play defense with any intensity at all.) From my perspective he has been given more of a pass from Hoiberg and the NU crowd for his play and behavior than he would have gotten anywhere else - where his talent and positive attributes might not stand out as much. He should consider himself lucky to be playing here where we know we need him on the floor - but at the same time he needs to dedicate himself to improving all aspects of his game and learn what it really takes to succeed at this level. Reminds me of all the stories we have been hearing in the last week about the work ethisc that Kobe Bryant had about basketball and the intensity that he had for all aspects of the game. Kobe Bryant had more talent for basketball than virtually anyone else on the planet - but he knew that did not give him a pass - but instead he dedicated himself to try to work harder at his game than anyone else did as well. Cam could learn alot from paying attention to those stories about Kobe.
  12. Great defensive game plan - at least as it worked out. Force them to beat us from 3 -and then watch them miss 16 out of their first 17 attempts - and 29 out of 33 overall. Certainly help that Bohannon is out for the year and the guy they have shooting 50% from 3 (23/46) - Frederick was injured and did not play tonight. But watching them play Penn State the other day Toussaint seemed very effective - announcers in that game were raving about him - and then we decided we did not need to guard him at all. Looked it up and realized he was just 4-22 from 3 on the year before tonight - so a good move not just because he doesn't hurt you shooting from there - but playing 10 feet off of him also limited his opportunities to drive to the basket which is what he wants to do - and also took away passing lanes to Garza. Had Wieskamp hit the jump shots he took in the first half the strategy likely would not have worked - but he wasn't hitting and they had no one else on the floor that would be considered a jump shooter. Not sure if it was Doc or who that came up with the plan but it worked brilliantly. Obviously also helped that we shot very well - at least in spurts - and hit big shots when we needed them.
  13. What happened ? I was just following live stats. How does someone shooting a Free Throw get a technical foul??
  14. NM St beat Colorado St in overtime in game one. Loyola up by 6 at halftime of game two. Got that off ESPN. Logged in here hoping someone had a good approach to getting this game on TV - or knew of some bar in town that was airing the tournament games - but looks like I may just do the radio thing too. Will bring back memories to listening to Kent on road games back in the years before pretty much every game gets televised.
  15. The idea that we are a team that plays to the level of our opponent is a really optimistic take :) Sure hope that is true, but kind of afraid that we may be in for a rude awakening when we get home from Cayman and start playing some of those better teams. This might well be the worst rebounding team I have seen in 50 years of watching NU basketball - although to be fair when you miss that many free throws you do pad the other team's rebounding stats a bit. But offensive boards were something like 25-3? Hard to comprehend that happening against anyone, much less a SWAC team. While the clock was running we did seem to find our shooting touch though - and the team is fun to watch at times, and they do play with enthusiasm on the offensive end. It does make it a little less stressful to watch games in seasons like this where expectations are low and any win against any team can be viewed as a positive. Let me preface my next comments by saying that I love watching Cam Mack play and appreciate his talent. Might be the best passing point guard we have had - at least since Brian Carr which is something I really appreciate as a fan. Love players who see the court so well. All that say - boy do I wish he would cut out all the hotdog celebrations and just play the game. I don't want to take away his enthusiasm - and I don't mind some celebrating as long as it does not detract from the game. But at times his show boating extends to situations where he should be focusing on the game and defense. The wicked crossover that broke the guys ankles was fun to watch - but after it happened he was more focused on pointing at the guy to emphasize what he had done, than he was at taking advantage of the situation and going past the defender who was on the floor. I would not have argued if the ref had blown a whistle and t'd him up for taunting on that play - and frankly in the long run it might have done him good if that had happened. The other thing that bothers me is how much time he spends waving his arms to try to get the crowd involved. That is a good thing for players to do in some situations - but again he seems more focused on waving to the crowd than he is on playing focused. Last night his guy just went right past him while he was doing that. As a fan I am more likely to stand and yell if I see players working hard and really focused on playing defense - than I am if the players seem focused on getting me to stand and yell. Again I love most of the things about Cam's game - just wish he would keep his focus more on playing the game - than calling attention to himself. If he plays hard on both ends believe me the people in the stands at NU will notice and appreciate him without him asking them to do so all the time.
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