4NUfans reacted to cipsucks in I need to give ya'll an explanation (update)
I just wanted to thank all the posters that have been here for years. You have made this a fabulous website. Way to go, guys! My lack of posting here over the last 18 months has nothing to do about anything political. I have given up following sports. There are more important things in life. Many here have supported my son Seth's battle with MDS with money and prayers over the last several years. Here's an update: Seth and Mrs. cip have been at Mayo since May 15. Seth had his blood marrow transplant last Thursday. So far, so good. If everything proceeds well, they will be back home the middle of September. It's been a long ass journey, and I thank everyone here for helping. The hardest part for me being alone is trying to cook for one. So, if anyone wants to come to Stromsburg for a steak or a burger, let me know. It's on me. GBR!
4NUfans reacted to Nebrasketball1979 in Bryce McGowens is N
One thought occurred to me driving home and listening to the radio. I don't know what Kent Pavelka's plans are but I really hope he is calling games through next season and beyond. If anyone deserves to see Nebraska win and win big, it's that guy!!! I really hope he gets to call our first tournament win and then several more after that.
4NUfans reacted to hhcmatt in Now that the season is done, here is a PBA memorable moment thread
Honorable mention: our last win of this season
4NUfans reacted to 49r in uneblinstu’s postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 11 vs. Purdue
Give Fred Hoiberg a raise and extension right now. I'm not joking.
4NUfans reacted to hhcdave in Six Quick Thoughts & The Southern Utah Thunderbirds
Saturday will be a special game for me, and let me explain why.
But before I do that, six quick thoughts on tonight.
1. Tonight will absolutely be rock bottom. Losing by double figures to a sub .500 Big West team without their best player at home was miserable. Cal Riverside will be lucky to hit 13 wins this year. We had no energy, couldn't hit the broad side of a barn and didn't look anything like a team on offense. It was individual play. We are young and don't have defined roles or defined leaders/letter winners yet. This will come with time.
2. We will get a LOT better as the season goes on. Because:
3. We have the right guy at the helm with a terrific coaching staff.
4. There are 4 guys on this roster who will be a big part of our NCAA Tournamen team in year #3. That's good news for the future but not good news for this year. Because:
5. The rest are mostly place holders and guys who wouldn't see the floor by then.
6. I love this team and program, and I hope negative energy Husker fans from football will stay the hell away. I heard a few boo's after a possession where we missed a few layups late in the second half. I heard mock Bronx cheers on made free throws. I get it, I get it. It's frustrating. It was brutal. But come the hell on. It's season one, game one and this has nothing to do with football.
Next, let's talk about Southern Utah.
I'm sure I made this same post a decade ago when we last played them, but here's the info.
From 1988-1990, I was 8-10 years old. My Dad was the Music Department Chair at Southern Utah University (SUU) in Cedar City, Utah. He directed the pep band and we went to ALL the football and basketball games.
This is where I fell in love with basketball as a kid. I became a ball boy for SUU.
1988-1989 was their first Division I season (as an Independent) and they struggled. Our second year there, 1989-1990, they won AT Xavier, who was in the Top 25. I'll never forget being 9 years old and listening on the radio. They also played Stacy King and OU and KSU and lost those by about 45 points each. Even lost to a D2 team at home that year. Go figure.
They had pretty good basketball teams for several years after that. Their coach at the time (Neil Roberts) got arrested for stealing a $15 tie during a road game at Idaho State and was fired. He was the coach when I was there. Bill Evans took over (now at Idaho State) for many years and took SUU to the NCAA Tournament in 2000-2001 where they almost beat Boston College as a 14 seed in their one and only NCAA Tourney.
Football wise, they've been REAL good in FCS. Several guys have gone into the NFL. Basketball, they've never had an NBA player. They're a Big Sky team. The Thunderbirds. This is a legendary Native American bird that didn't exist but in their tales, were "canyon birds." Pretty sweet mascot and the only Thunderbirds (or T-Birds) in existence.
Southern Utah University is in Cedar City and is 45 minutes from Zion National Park, 2.5 hours from Las Vegas. It's BEAUTIFUL and they play in a small arena that the Utah Jazz used for training camp a few times.
I have quite the cool connection to this small D1 school. I've always followed them from afar. From their times in the Mid Continent Conference to Summit League, to nowadays, the Big Sky.
They are much better than Cal Riverside and are expected to compete in the Big Sky this year. 3rd or 4th pre-season. I believe they'd beat Riverside by 10-12 points head to head.Their head coach is a very nice guy named Todd Simon who for a brief time was interim coach at UNLV. He's a great recruiter with a Big 10 background (he grew up in Michigan as a Big 10 fan).
That's way more info than you ever wanted to know about the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah. I'll be driving from KC for this game. Definitely going for the Huskers, but if one school has to beat us and have it help them (which their program could really use a shot in the arm), I'd much rather it be them than Cal Riverside.
Go Big Red but if not, let this be our last loss of the season.
Hoping the Hoiberg era sees its first win against Southern Utah. 38 year old me, 30 years after my first year of ball boy in Cedar City, thinks it would be quite ironic and quite the small world if that happened.
4NUfans reacted to MJW82 in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 2 - Southern Utah
I’m not going get upset over any losses this year but my biggest fear is that a really rough season keeps us on the roster treadmill in the spring and we don’t close the gap on the rest of the league from a coherence and useful experience standpoint.
4NUfans reacted to Faux Mike Peltz in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 11; ed 23 - vs Maryland
Classless fans can stay the efff home. I’m as frustrated, sad, and even angry as the next. I cut out of work early, busted my tail to go pick up my son, skipped dinner, sped down I-80 to Lincoln, parked up by the baseball field, and walked for ten minutes in the freezing cold to see ineptness and sloppy play. But I’m going to do it again. I did it under BC and DS, and I’ll do it again. But anyone who takes pleasure in seeing someone fail, lose their job, affecting families and kids, and then spouts off as a keyboard/twitter warrior calling Miles a POS and a loser, needs to look themselves in the mirror and ask “why am I a verified d-bag??”
4NUfans reacted to Norm Peterson in Rarefied Air
Didn't view this as an attack, so no sweat there.
1. We fans don't have much control over what happens on the floor, so whether we demand success or not, the reality is there are 350 other D1 teams who have fans out there saying they should demand success and enough with the loser mentality, etc. etc. etc. Doesn't mean they'll achieve success just because they want it.
2. Reality is seasons like '90-'91 happen once every ...
3. Take Illinois. I'm sure their fans don't have that loser mentality and demand high levels of success from their basketball team. How far has that gotten them over the last dozen years or so? They hired Bruce Weber to replace Bill Self and he had them in the Sweet 16 his first season and a national runner-up finish his second. His teams finished 5th in conference or better in all but 2 seasons. They finished 9th in conference his 5th season and again his 9th season. After his 9th season, they fired him. And hired John Groce.
Illinois reached the 2nd round of the NCAA tourney Groce's first season. Illinois hasn't sniffed a tourney appearance since then. Groce was fired at the end of year 5, after which Illinois hired Brad Underwood, who took Illinois to a losing season last year in spite of having a fairly talented roster. And they're 1-1 this year with a home loss to Georgetown in the Gavitt Games. Nice work there, Illinois.
Meanwhile, whatever happened to Bruce Weber? Oh yeah, he went to Kansas State. He's lead the Wildcats to 4 NCAA tourney appearances in 6 years, including a Great 8 appearance last year.
4. So, you can want shit all you want. You can demand it. You can eschew a loser's mentality. You can have high expectations. You can fire the underperforming coaches every 5 years and start over from square one twice every decade if you want (because that's what not having a "losers mentality" evidently demands). BUT ...
5. Do you realize -- do you have ANY notion -- of the confluence of factors that had to come together in order for us to be in the position we're in this year? I doubt many people have stopped and given this a lot of thought.
There are a lot of people out there who rip on Coach Miles for not using all his available scholarships every year. They say he's subjected himself to self-imposed scholarship reductions every year. But you know what? If he had filled all the scholarship spots for the '16-'17 season, we don't have room for Isaac Copeland. And if we don't land Isaac Copeland, we are NOT an NCAA tourney team, let alone a ranked team.
There are a bunch of national pundits out there -- not just the sunshine pumping, homer fans -- who have picked us high enough that we would certainly expect a decent seed in the NCAA tourney, would be a first-round favorite to win a game, get this tourney monkey off our back and, depending on who you listen to, we're a Sweet 16 caliber ball club.
I don't care what kind of effing expectations you have or how much you, as a fan, eschew that loser's mentality that says "give this coach another year or two or three," fan expectations =/= program success. If they did, every program would win a national championship every year. And they don't; only one does.
History says we don't win these things every year. In fact, history says we've never EVER won an NCAA tourney game. But if I was a betting man, I'd say that streak ends this year. If so, it will be the first time in program history for us to win one in the dance. And crap, we're equipped to maybe make a little run. Wouldn't be shocking, IMO, to see us win a game or even two. I don't think it's outlandish to see that as a legitimate possibility for this crew.
If that happens, it's a once-in-a-lifetime event in the sense that it's never happened before.
Maybe it'll happen again and we'll start having great success. But the odds don't favor that happening. Not because we're Nebraska, but because there are 350 other D1 teams who all want to succeed and it's a numbers game. Only 10% of D1 programs win a first-round game every year. It's hard to climb up into that upper echelon no matter how fortunate you might be.
So, like I said above, you better enjoy this ride. We hope it happens again. We hope it happens with regularity. But there's a good chance we'll never see another run like the one I'm hoping/expecting we'll see this year. Not in my lifetime and maybe not in yours either.
I stand by my point in the OP.
4NUfans reacted to Norm Peterson in Jeriah Horne will transfer
Most of you guys are overthinking this.
1. Jeriah is a great kid who did some very good things for us in some important games this year.
2. Jeriah's parents are good folks who raised a fine young man, and they should be proud.
3. It doesn't always work out. Nothing personal for either side.
Guards: Glynn, Evan, Anton, James, Nana
Forwards: Michael, Ed, Isaac, Isaiah, Jack
Center: Jordy Tshimanga
I think a redshirt year will do Jeriah a lot of good. I think he'll be a good player somewhere. I think he would have had to wait in line for a long while to crack the rotation on this particular roster. (I've been saying for a long time that we have a glut of players in the 6'6" to 6'8" range.) No shame in that to either side.
Best of luck to him and I salute him and his family and wish them all the best.
Nothing further need be said about either side. Everyone can and should follow the coach's and player's example and take the total high road. No aspersions need be cast.
4NUfans reacted to HuskerFever in 2016-2017 HHCC Final Standings
That'll be it for 2016-2017. It's been quite a rocky and stressful ride this season, but at least there's a little clarity already for next year. And hey, Husker4Life took a last minute lead over Ken Pomeroy! That's gotta be worth something!
Thank you everyone for making HHCC go smoothly this year. It takes a lot of coordination to manage and your patience was greatly appreciated! (That's gotta be worth at least 153 bonus points for me, right? )
Until next year, friends. Don't be strangers. Stop by HHC from time-to-time during the offseason!
This week included:
Game #31 neut. Penn State
2016-2017 HHCC Final Standings
1 Husker4Life 1036 U1 *
^2 KenPom 1040 D1 *
2 Crush78 1134 NC *
3 1sdpad2 1136 U3 *
4 hhcdimes 1141 D1 *
5 NUtball 1151 NC
6 trickey 1177 D2
7 colhusker 1184 NC *
8 HuskerFever 1188 NC *
9 huskerbaseball13 1199 NC
10 Buglem 1204 U1 *
11 Bugeaters1 1214 U1 *
12 4NUfans 1236 D2
13 UnicamMan 1271 U3 *
14 swoof 1279 U8 *
15 cjbowbros 1281 D1
16 MichHusker 1291 U8
17 jimmykc 1297 D2
18 aphilso1 1301 U10 *
19 REDZONEDAN 1304 U8 *
20 khoock 1305 D7
21 Silverbacked1 1307 D2 *
22 Ralph Wiggum 1316 D2
23 hal9000 1320 D2
24 Jugular 1330 D6
25 BjoeHusker 1337 U1 *
26 throwback 1340 D3 *
27 brfrad 1349 U2 *
28 Noah121 1350 D3
29 Busch Light 1356 D12
30 BugeaterZ 1361 U1
31 AuroranHusker 1371 D1
32 twinswingohuskers 1373 U2 *
33 NebrasketballJake 1397 D1
34 HB 1399 U4
35 huskercwg 1402 D2
36 northwillriseagain 1408 D1
37 emwilliams 1415 D1
38 TheNovice 1425 U1 *
39 Row6Seat10 1426 D2
40 Blindcheck 1456 U1
41 hskr4life 1499 U2
42 pmd9 1500 NC
43 jayschool 1517 D3
44 Red Don 1662 NC
45 Jurgey 1678 NC
46 SkersHoops 1711 NC
47 NeeandMe 1817 NC
48 bigred4 1922 NC
49 huskers29 1963 NC
50 HuskerPower #nato73 2117 NC
51 Neon Budreau 2119 NC
52 big red22 2182 NC
53 soxnskers 2260 U1
54 Nebrasketball5 2271 D1
55 ShortDust 2352 NC
56 BDL415 2515 NC
57 nuhusker7 2540 U1
58 bball23 2556 D1
59 Red Rum 2617 NC
60 Handy Johnson 2643 NC
61 ajb5856 2705 NC
62 NU Follower 2718 NC
63 NoladrianSephier 2734 NC
64 Boots 2846 NC
65 Vinny 2847 NC
66 efhutton 2851 NC
67 KearneyMan 2935 NC
68 basketballjones 2990 NC
69 BLB115 2991 NC
70 HuskerCager 2998 NC
71 Lifetimesker 3033 NC
72 KarlHessEatMy…. 3039 NC
73 husker8282 3077 NC
74 cornfed24-7 3079 NC
75 PimpMario 3123 NC
76 huskas4real 3130 NC
77 thattimeofyear 3201 NC
78 Nighthawk 3208 NC
79 GATA4Miles 3210 NC
80 ConkintheCorner 3213 NC
81 Donkey 3213 NC
82 Thattimeofyear4 3218 NC
83 Wolv77 3225 NC
84 mrjam 3228 NC
85 New huskers fan 3228 NC
86 jason2486 3239 NC
87 Cornhoopers 3243 NC
88 Hoops_Legend 3255 NC
Biggest Rise aphilso1 U10
Biggest Fall Busch Light D12
(U# = Up, D# = Down, NC = No Change)
^ = Celebrity member: KenPom (Ken Pomeroy)
* = Did not miss a game
4NUfans reacted to brfrad in Think we hit rock bottom fellas
Who was suppose to replace White and Shields this year? No one expected Tai to be 2nd in the conference in scoring this year. He averaged 10.0 points per game last year. Now, he is at 18.1 points per game. Watson, averaged 8.6 points per game last year, is now avg. 14.8 points per game. He shot 26.7% from 3 last year, and this year is shooting 42.5% from 3. Contrary to popular belief, players have improved under Miles. Turner is playing much better.
Next year, we will have more depth to help us withstand injuries.
We have a backcourt of: Watson, Turner, Gill, and Palmer.
We have wings of: Roby, Horne, McVeigh, and Nana.
We have a frontcourt of: Morrow, Jacobson, Jordy, and Copleand.
4NUfans reacted to Norm Peterson in uneblinstu's Post Game Chatter: Vol 9, Ed 14 - @ Maryland
I'm just thinking of a list of people I want to tell to just STFU and never offer another opinion about Nebraska basketball ever again.
And if I ever hear anyone make another snarky remark about our head coach tweeting at halftime, I'm likely to punch them in the mouth.
4NUfans got a reaction from nuhusker7 in HHCC Game #04 - neut. Dayton (Nov. 24, 7:30 PM CST)