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#104417 [MBB] Game #12: 12/12/17 - 9:00pm - @ Memphis

Posted by godanesgo99 on 13 December 2017 - 02:58 PM

I'm not trying to be critical either. I'm amazed at how well they are playing, and just a few years ago, I never would have had close to a negative thought about keeping a game against Memphis close.

We are getting high expectation syndrome!

#104395 [MBB] Game #12: 12/12/17 - 9:00pm - @ Memphis

Posted by godanesgo99 on 12 December 2017 - 11:00 PM

At least ESPN misspelled LCC as Sienna

#104314 [MBB] Game #11 12/09/17 7:37 vs Siena at TUC

Posted by godanesgo99 on 11 December 2017 - 11:12 PM

On a side note, One of my employees is a Siena fan. I got to the office early to leave one of my Beat $iena shirts on his cube before he got in this morning.

Since neither of my kids or the wife can wear an XL, I didn't have a need for 4 of them :)

#104216 [MBB] Game #11 12/09/17 7:37 vs Siena at TUC

Posted by godanesgo99 on 10 December 2017 - 06:51 PM

Can we do home and home but at the TUC? Let the UA announcers and graphics, get some replacement pieces of the court for TUC, and make it part of the season ticket packages for both schools? Let UA season ticket fans pick their seats at TUC based on GDAC standing and require an upcost if wanting better seats at the TUC?

I'd rather home and home, or end the series, but it is a great event for local basketball fans and both programs. I'd rather keep it going as long as it is equitable. At the current rate Siena might be begging for a 2 years at SEFCU for every year at TUC :)
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#104097 Terrible America East!

Posted by godanesgo99 on 07 December 2017 - 10:47 PM

Big fish in small pond, or little fish in big pond. As a fan, I'll take the big pond realizing that we wont be the favorites most years. But that is just me. I'd rather be 0-16 in the Big East for 5 years but be growing to a bigger future than 15-1 in the America Least fighting with UVM every year in relative obscurity.


Why do schools fund athletics and try to grow their programs? Most people would say that it is to build school spirit and enhance campus life, but the real reason is that national success brings name recognition to your degree and thus adds more value to your degree. 


I recently got into an argument with a casual sports fan in my company from another part of the state who didn't believe that UA was even D1.  

#104096 [MBB] Game #11 12/09/17 7:37 vs Siena at TUC

Posted by godanesgo99 on 07 December 2017 - 10:39 PM

I honestly don't have time tomorrow. Can someone call the city and ask them where people will be parking and how people will be getting to the TUC? I mean attendance normally sucks for this game right? It'll only be about 10,000 people. No big deal if all the roads are closed. 


I have to coach my son's basketball game that starts at 5:10 in Clifton Park, then rush as fast as I can to the TUC and hope to be there before tip. This is going to make my life miserable. 

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#104038 [MBB] Game #10: 12/6/17 - 7:00pm - vs Bryant

Posted by godanesgo99 on 06 December 2017 - 09:18 PM

I was there well after 5 minutes after the game ended tonight and no one said anything to me. Very strange.

Are you sure it is a new rule, or just some power hungry kid that wanted to go home and couldn't leave till the place was clear. I would have laughed at them had they said anything to me.
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#104007 [MBB] Game #11 12/09/17 7:37 vs Siena at TUC

Posted by godanesgo99 on 05 December 2017 - 08:34 PM

If you can't make it to the game, it just becomes time to shut down all electronics until it starts on SNY
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#103979 Recruiting - 2018

Posted by godanesgo99 on 03 December 2017 - 09:12 PM

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#103966 [MBB] Game #9: 12/2/17 - 7:00pm - vs Columbia

Posted by godanesgo99 on 03 December 2017 - 03:20 PM

They also mentioned the refs name on the broadcast. I forgot it already, but I'm hoping someone caught it so we can trash talk him by name if he is in SEFCU again
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#103964 [MBB] Game #9: 12/2/17 - 7:00pm - vs Columbia

Posted by godanesgo99 on 03 December 2017 - 01:38 PM

You can't use fouls advantage because the teams play different styles. Albany tries to get to the rim and force contact and fouls.

Re. The guy getting on the refs at the media table, you can hear part of it on the ESPN broadcast. I heard him say something to the effect of you will never work in this town again. It was funny.

Brown rarely gets Ts. You know it's bad when that happens.
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#103917 2017-18 Season

Posted by godanesgo99 on 01 December 2017 - 02:08 PM

RE: Hooley - I think we all did :(


My point was more that Healy seems to be an extremely good kid. He saw my son waiting to meet Brent Hank for our annual picture with the tallest player on the team (the one with Big Rich a few years back still makes me laugh) and Healy made a point to come over and say hi to him by name. I don't think a lot of players would remember some 8 year old from a summer camp, much less make it a point to say hi. That says a lot for his character, and something my son will remember for ever. 

#103914 2017-18 Season

Posted by godanesgo99 on 01 December 2017 - 01:54 PM

I've been worried about this with Healy all along. Next season the team is really only losing Anderson but adding Rizzuto at the 1/2 slots. Can a young kid like him wait 2 years to see real playing time? In the 2019-20 season he will be the man as a Soph, but I have to imagine he is itching to play. 


On a side note, my 8 year old keeps asking about him and when he will get to see him play. Apparently he assisted with his team at the UAlbany summer basketball camp, and when he remembered my sons name after the purple and gold game, his eye's lit up and he was in love. (this is the same emotional kid that cried when he learned he wouldn't get to see Peter Hooley play anymore) 


I am rooting for him to stay and keep the aussie tradition alive!

#103686 2017-18 Season

Posted by godanesgo99 on 27 November 2017 - 12:25 PM

Interesting Article from NYC Buckets. 




It’s a pity Albany couldn’t find a few more high-major opponents to play this season.Being a traditionally strong program can limit a mid-major coach’s ability to schedule and that appears to certainly have been the case for Albany. The Great Danes have one of the most experienced teams in the country and Will Brown could only nab games at Louisville and Memphis. Why? Because Albany has the potential to win games like that. Instead there are a number of traditional mid-major powers on Albany’s schedule (Iona, Yale, Monmouth). The Great Danes already took down two of those teams (they play at Monmouth tonight). BartTorvik’s site has Albany at 0.6 wins above bubble at the moment, which ranks around 30th in the country, but—even if they were to keep pace with Vermont in the America East standings—it’s nearly impossible to foresee the Great Danes being given an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

#103279 [MBB] Game #3: 11/17/17 - 7:00pm - vs Yale

Posted by godanesgo99 on 17 November 2017 - 08:53 AM

Game Day!