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  1. 8 points
    I think the response to this whole pandemic has been what the military refers to as a “clusterf***.” The hyper partisan politics and polarized media coverage have exacerbated everything. Every step or misstep is magnified and used for political advantage. The President runs his mouth when he ought to just shut up. The congressional leadership either remains silent or lies and uses inflammatory language. The so called experts change course on a whim or for a non medical reason. The models and predictions have been horribly wrong. The Gov made some horrible decisions and ridiculous forecasts of medical needs while NYC health officials and the mayor were pooh poohing the whole thing. Modeling a pandemic has been shown to be wildly erratic and overly sensitive to human behavior. No thinking person believes anyone in the media or leadership anymore. Now we’ve got a national movement taking advantage of the situation with often violent and destructive behaviors and local and state leaders allowing and encouraging the behavior. There’s ongoing efforts to defund or defang law enforcement. Monuments are being defaced or destroyed. I love sports and football, but against the backdrop of what is going on, whether or not there’s football this fall kind of doesn’t even register in my worries. Sorry if this is too political for the venue, but it had to be. I’m more concerned about the future of the USA.
  2. 7 points
    I'm actually pretty happy to be in my blue state, thankyouverymuch and think that the safety of the many supersedes the rights of a few. It's called the greater good. Maybe we should talk about climate change next
  3. 7 points
    Hello everyone. Wasn’t sure where to post this then I saw the questions about where is David. Looks like you all got most of it right. He is playing in Cyprus and doing well. Recently launched a business during his downtime between games and so far looks like his decision to pass on the G League for Europe was the right call. Wanted to post an interview David recently did as I thought (based on previous discussions) you may enjoy the content. At the 1:06 mark David is asked to compare the coaching staffs at UA and FSU. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hear-the-spear/id1277871274?i=1000464334984
  4. 7 points
    I’m glad this team didn’t give up on themselves as fast as you guys did.
  5. 7 points
    We have 3 losses by a total of 11 pts. (Lehigh by 4, Manhattan by 6 and Bucknell by 1) in those 3 games we totalled 49 turnovers. in these 3 games we managed to get off a total of 154 FGA. add in 49 turnovers and about 32% of the time we didn't get a shot off. We have to learn to value the ball!!! PS. We could really use Lulka, too. I think is importance is undervalued by most. We need another guard!!!
  6. 6 points
    Why don’t we just stop speculating? A PERSONAL matter means it’s PERSONAL and not public. It’s one more body that can’t play...add to the list.
  7. 6 points
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all! Hopefully Santa delivers some personal responsibility (effort), much needed shooting abilities, lateral quickness (defense) and basketball IQ (turnovers/shot selection) to our men and women's basketball teams :).
  8. 6 points
    Wow. I am taking a trip to Australia early next year. I may be on the plane longer than some of these coaches stay at low major maac schools
  9. 5 points
    I like to extend the happiest of days on Jamie's and Will's 20th Wedding Anniversary today. As a couple, they have done so much for our community. Wishing you many more great years together!
  10. 5 points
    Anyone who thinks the statement 'black lives matter' is racist, or is intended to make white people feel sorry for being white, has a fundamental misunderstanding of what the movement is about. Please, let me try to help you understand.... Right now, when you hear "black lives matter' you're interpreting it as "black lives matter more than white/blue/latino/asian lives", which is incorrect. That is *not* what the movement is about, but unfortunately many have been lead to believe this by people who want to delegitimize the movement. The correct way to interpret is: "black lives matter too". If you understand this, then there is no reason to respond with "all lives matter" because BLM is inherently about all lives (black/white/latino, etc) mattering. It is meant to reinforce that black lives matter as much as all other lives, and their issues should be taken as seriously as all others. Hope this helps.
  11. 5 points
    Ask and ye shall receive:
  12. 5 points
    Channel 13 has been filling in the sports segment with highlights in area history. Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of the Hooley shot. Today was eight years since Coach Abe's first championship.
  13. 5 points
    UMBC big guys may be more athletic but were brutal at the free throw line - 3 of 9. That hurt them down the stretch. Tough road win to bounce back after the Hartford loss. Healy and Ahmad go 2-12 from three and we win on the road. I'll take that. Great to see other guys stepping up, we're a different team when other guys score besides the two big guns. Love De Sousa posting up. Would love to see more of that.
  14. 5 points
    *If you count the Dampots game. A few thoughts so far: -the in-season play hasn't fully met the preseason expectations. -We haven't been able to put the team on the floor that created the preseason expectations. -We need another guard in the rotation in the worst possible way. -Cam Healy can do just about anything but we're asking him to do too much. -Ahmad Clark isn't driving me as crazy as he did last year. That's not to say he doesn't drive me crazy. He has reduced chucking up threes, more or less. If he takes more than 4 or 5, we aren't winning. You can basically chart that stat out. -Healy and Clark are playing way too many minutes. Did I say we need another guard yet? Both seemed worn down at the end of the Yale and Bucknell games. -de Sousa (if healthy) has no idea how could he can be. -Trey Hutcheson is so much better than I thought. I forget he's playing with a splint on his finger. -Lauderdale and Rizzuto have been two of the most mercurial players I remember in a while. World beaters one game, then very little the next. -We need another guard. Did I say that yet? -I still like this team a lot. I'm prepared to endure some slings and arrows over the next couple of weeks until we can bring some guys back.
  15. 5 points
    Recruiting is especially tough when two key players leave very late (18/19 - too late to get valued players) then follow that by having one injury plagued early part of the season (19/20) and panic sets in. Albany was coming off I believe seven 19+ win seasons (7 post season invites) before the Post Graduate departures which appear to be good moves for Cremo and Nichols personally but tough for UA. Both were lightly recruited and developed nicely enough at UA to become interesting to P5 programs. Should we be upset about losing games? Sure! Anytime you're not winning you should be upset. We are 6 and 7 with Lulka out most of the time, Anderson and Shafer out the entire season (so far), Rizzuto and DeSousa have been banged up and Trey Hutchinson is playing with torn ligaments in a finger on his left hand I believe. (Trey as a trues freshman has been asked to play the 4 at times after a preseason where he spent most of the time trying to learn the 2/3 position. Lets see if this team can get healthy and turn the year around.
  16. 5 points
    Clark's best game in a UAlbany uniform. 26 pts, 6 rbs, 8 assists, a steal, a block and sacrificing everything to take that charge late in the game. I actually thought that was a really entertaining game. Lots of scoring, both teams shot well and a former Duke player walked off our floor on the losing end. All it really lacked was Red Panda at halftime. We basically only played two guards in that game.
  17. 5 points
    Undercuffler finished 2nd in the Jerry Rice award for Best Freshman. Thats nuts considering how bad we've been at that position for the past bunch of years. Nice work, coaching staff. (see..i say nice things about coaches when deserved).
  18. 5 points
    I want to inject this comment as it is Thanksgiving time. We UA fans should be grateful for the state of the athletic program. I know some of us had high expectations for the men's basketball team this season, and we are somewhat disappointed that our Sagarin rankings are not as high as we would like, but I want us to look at the men on the team. Is anyone in any trouble with the law? Are they all doing well in the classroom? Do they face bright futures after they graduate? Brown tries to recruit high-caliber STUDENT-athletes, and I think he has done an excellent job in that capacity. If we looked at character as the only factor, how would you rank this team on a Sagarin scale of the 353 Division I teams? Some people in the league (particularly UVM fans) used to criticize CB for having a win-at-all cost attitude, but nobody can say that realistically at all today. He is not a Kevin Broadus, nor ever was. When I wish they we were doing better on the court, I then sometimes look at the young guys they are and am pretty proud.
  19. 5 points
    Guys, Let's Crowd-fund a thermos for Eli
  20. 4 points
    130,000 dead triggers me, including some close family friends. Ignoring science to own the libs triggers me too.
  21. 4 points
    While I still do believe that COVID-19 is more than a flu, I will say that my trust in the gubberment has deteriorated considerably, regardless of aisle. CDC/WHO can't seem to agree on guidelines, Cuomo sends thousands of seniors to their death thanks to his nursing home fiasco, we have reports that for every 1 confirmed case there is likely 10 not confirmed but for sure sick, we keep hearing that labs are screwing up results which is leading to false positives or false negatives (which is doing who knows what to the numbers which are then used to dictate policy), protests are allowed to go on (I realize it is a constitution right and all) with virtually ZERO social distancing (so what if they are wearing masks?) yet people can't have funerals for loved ones or up until recently graduations, etc....what are we doing here? The whole thing has been completely and utterly mismanaged. I'm not surprised that people are fed up and not being patient...the leadership has done a terrible job of having a unified message or maintaining order...they are using it for their various agendas. For my/our part, we only go out for groceries or drive thru (honestly, I've had drive thru probably more now than I did during non-COVID times lol) and use hand sanitizer/masks every single time. My wife works in retail (and was furloughed until like a month ago) while I work from home (have been for 5 years) and neither of us have shown a single sign throughout the whole thing (I did have a VERY bad case of the flu while in Vegas the first week of February at a work conference before stuff really hit the fan - 103 fever, all of that - ER doc said it wasn't Corona but who knows, maybe I did have it already). I don't think sports should be cancelled, personally...just televise it and keep teams somewhat under wraps! But I'm 95% of them expecting to be.
  22. 4 points
    Hey Ref! Your mother wears an army issue face mask! (Youngsters won’t get this one) Hey ref! Did that swab you had shoved up your nose hit your brain?!?! Come on ref! Fifteen yards for a high five?? Hey ref!! The coach was yelling for a sanitizer break before the clock hit zero!! Ilegal motion?? Cmon Ref! The nose tackle sneezed!!
  23. 4 points
    I’d have to see what the plan was and what the infection rates were at the time. If it can be done safely, sure. I was at some games last year where it looked like most of the upper deck was practicing social distancing anyway. The opposite stands are usually sparsely occupied. I’d give it a shot unless it was apparent people were taking unnecessary risks. I still see brain dead a-holes walking around stores without a mask.
  24. 4 points
    There's an interesting working paper that was recently published by a couple of economists that looked at the economic impact of social distancing and quarantine among different US cities during the 1918 Pandemic, which is the closest analogue to this pandemic. They found that cities that took aggressive and early public health measures to slow down the spread actually recovered quicker economically than cities who did not respond as quickly or aggressively. I guess having a few million people dead is not good for economic recovery. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3561560
  25. 4 points
    I could see fall sports delayed or cancelled, but honestly, if we as a country aren't back to normal by the time winter sports start practice we will have much bigger issues than college sports. We will be in the great depression 2.0 and it will be bad. Very bad. Like more people suffering and potential deaths than the virus could kill if every American caught it type bad.
  26. 4 points
    A simple 1-32 ranking doesn’t tell you how far apart conferences are. I used to argue this with $iena fans when they’d say the MAAC was so superior to AE. Leagues 14 and 30 were as close as 1 and 6. It’s like the Power 6 conferences are generals, there are about five leagues that are lieutenants, and the other 20 are arguing over who deserves to be Private First Class.
  27. 4 points
    Coach Brown was recently honored Coach Brown announced his gift after a phone call with his fellow college coaches where he was honored by Society CEO Gary Reedy with The Champion Award, an honor bestowed on coaches who have shown extraordinary leadership and commitment to the Society’s mission. For over 15 years, Brown has been a leader in this fight – since the inception of Albany’s Coaches vs. Cancer Basket “Ball”.. https://t.co/99aSUnoT4q?amp=1 UAlbany Coach Brown donates $10K to American Cancer Society, issues weekend challenge to fans and coaches by: UAlbany Athletics Posted: Apr 3, 2020 / 06:27 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 3, 2020 / 11:15 PM EDT Albany, NY — The lights on the court have dimmed, games are cancelled, and no fans are pouring into the arena to cheer on the best college basketball teams in the nation. But cancer hasn’t stopped, so University at Albany Men’s Basketball Coach Will Brown and his wife Jamie have donated $10,000 to the American Cancer Society’s continuing efforts to fight this disease. Plus, the Browns are challenging their fellow basketball coaches and fans nationwide to join them. This weekend, when college basketball fans would have been watching the best of the best advance through the Final Four to the ultimate National Championship, Coach Brown is asking coaches and fans to instead fill out a different kind of bracket at www.crowdrise.com/cvcfinalfour, where the loser is cancer. “When we learned just how much cancer patients are being impacted by COVID-19, we knew we had to do something,” says Will and Jamie Brown. “We know these are unprecedented times on so many different levels, but it’s incredibly comforting to know the American Cancer Society continues to fight cancer and support patients no matter what.” During this unprecedented time, the American Cancer Society is serving isolated and anxious cancer patients — answering tough questions and solving complex problems related to access to treatment. Although the Society’s spring fundraising events have been postponed, critical and lifesaving cancer research and advocacy continues. “We are so grateful for the way the Browns have stepped up to meet an enormous need, in the true spirit of Coaches vs. Cancer,” said Anthony Marino, interim executive vice president for the American Cancer Society. “The generosity of coaches, athletes, and fans is powerful and will help our communities recover.” Since March 8, the Society has received more than 25,000 calls to the 24/7 cancer helpline, with questions like: · “Is going to treatment work the risk of getting infected? Or should I delaychemo?” · “My treatment was postponed, what do I do?” · “I’m a cancer survivor that works in a healthcare field. Is it safe for me to go towork?” Coach Brown announced his gift after a phone call with his fellow college coaches where he was honored by Society CEO Gary Reedy with The Champion Award, an honor bestowed on coaches who have shown extraordinary leadership and commitment to the Society’s mission. For over 15 years, Brown has been a leader in this fight – since the inception of Albany’s Coaches vs. Cancer Basket “Ball”. Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Now more than ever, Coaches and their supporters are stepping up to make a difference. Coach Brown invites all to join in his efforts to continue the fight against cancer, at www.crowdrise.com/cvcfinalfour. Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  28. 4 points
    Not much point in arguing about Clark anymore. Yes, he often tried to do too much and yes he often made shaky decisions but watching him all year, he competed harder than any player in recent memory. If we had another PG to move him off the ball it would have been a different story but this whole season has been one if. Great to see Cam Healy look like Cam Healy.
  29. 4 points
    Great to see Ahmad get the recognition as he played all-out, all the time. Finished 5th in the conference in scoring, 4th in assists and 3rd in steals. Sorry to see the season crumble around him because he made great strides this year.
  30. 4 points
    Last game of the regular season. Team is on a slide going into game 30 at home vs. SBU. A loss there gives this game 0 value. A win might make this important for a home game in the playoffs (unlikely) . Starting the thread for this game early to share this article... http://www.therepublic.com/2020/02/26/a_shining_moment_speidel_to_take_court_for_senior_night_at_vermont/ Feel good story: UVM will start star recruit Josh Spiedel who was hurt in a car accident before attending UVM. He was never able to play again, but UVM honored the scholarship. Will Brown and John Becker have agreed to allow Josh to score the games first points. UVM will then allow UA to score to even the game, and Josh will come out. Hopefully UA will start Fruscio and let him get the first UA basket.
  31. 4 points
    (I'm sure they are all individually fine men but...) This team sucks so bad. Honestly, if every single player quit and left the team and we started from scratch, I'd be more pumped about the future than I am right now. Not a single bright spot to look forward too. I had business trips to start February and basically didn't follow UA hoops for a good 2-3 weeks as I was on the road and came back to this absolute horse $iena of a basketball program. Unwatchable. Undefendable. Unspinnable. Unmitigated disaster. As a Jets fan, I'm used to 'just end the season' chants...never thought it would apply to my Danes. Just end the season! Please!
  32. 4 points
    When I see Coach Brown waiving his arms to push the ball it warms my heart.
  33. 4 points
    Can't say enough about Hanson's performance. If this is what we get from him the rest of the way - we are fighting for the top spot all season.
  34. 4 points
    Agree. That's your captain being a captain. Ahmad was locked in. Thought he made a nice effort late in the game to get Rizzuto the ball and maybe get him going offensively. He's been a monster in conference play. Great energy from the seniors - Clark, Lauderdale and Hansen. Maybe Hansen's best game since he's been here. Would be great to see the seniors take ownership of their remaining game and go out a winner. Healy...just wow. Crowd was 2K but it seemed like more. Maybe just because everyone went bananas when Frusc hit the bucket to go over 100. That was a party.
  35. 4 points
    3 of the first 4 in the road... Road wins are hard regardless of who they are against. I'm shocked... Had gas can emptied on top 9f me... Match in hand. Today... Will Brown saved a life. Lol
  36. 4 points
    My favorite quote on the AE board - Binghamton now has more AE wins than Vermont, UMBC, and Maine combined
  37. 4 points
    So much for OOC. 5-9 UA beats 11-2 Bing for the 21st straight time 56-53.
  38. 4 points
    Only 4 turnovers in the first half? That is the stat that seems to determine if UA does well or not. Protect the ball and they will be in games.
  39. 4 points
    Foul shooting definitely cost the game, but that wouldn't have been the issue if the team didn't give up 14 offensive rebounds. That part was the hardest thing for me to see. So many second and third chances given up.
  40. 4 points
    Did the basketball football doubleheader. I waited to get home to read the threads, which I thought might be interesting. I'm on t football next. I expect it will be similar. We stink, we're lousy, things are looking better, we win. Wish we could play a complete game, but we'll take it. Put the gas can back in the garage (we'll need it for the snowblower).
  41. 4 points
    Just wanted to wish you guys a Happy Thanksgiving. Don't forget to get good position around the dessert table and remember to box out!
  42. 4 points
    No matter what happens the rest of the way, this has been an uber successful season and Gattuso needs a pat on the back for his job. He found a stud in the young Jeff Undercuffler who changed everything after years of ineptitude at that position and with Morfor back as well next year, our offense should be just as good. Usually at this time of the year the FB threads are barely looked at while everyone is on the BB train...who'd have thunk it that we'd be carrying gas cans for MBB than FB? Round of applause due to the FB team. Great season (that hopefully continues).
  43. 4 points
    And with tonight's home game with canisuis, Saturday completes a home and home with the middle of the maac. At least the part of the middle that isn't afraid to play us 😂
  44. 4 points
    “Connectivity is everything for a team — You’re either a “team” or a “group” — You get to decide which one you’re going to be.” - Minnesota FB Coach Last year and after 1 game this year I think we're a group. We need to see some leadership and some team emotion.
  45. 4 points
    Big win over UNH 1-0.
  46. 4 points
    Seems a tad low considering some national publications have us a solid second behind UVM. Guess that's why they play the games. Let's prove the coaches wrong and go 16-0 lol.😜
  47. 4 points
    Pfft. Shudda beat Spidies too. 6-1
  48. 4 points
    My final comments on this game: 7 sacks, 16 penalties, 2 INTs, 2 fumbles (neither lost) 1 missed FG, 1 missed XP = 29 times a lack of discipline, skill or execution derailed their efforts. The rose colored glasses tell me that they still only lost by 3. The reality is that they were playing a bad team that they managed to seriously out gain and yet came up on the short end of the scoreboard. For a change, GG seemed to put the blame on the head coach. For a change I agree with him. A totally undisciplined effort against the last team that they will be favored against. This same effort next week against Towson will equal a blow out loss. Let's hope they can coach them up. 14 net yards rushing and 7 sacks exposes the continuing weakness of the O Line against equal or better opponents. Considering the lack of support, Cuff did what he could do. I am not optimistic about the rest of the year. Oh, I forgot the botched on side kick. That makes 30...so once every two minutes they messed up. That’s inexcusable.
  49. 4 points
    Tomorrow camp opens for the MBB team. First official practice of the season is 10/4. Let's go!
  50. 3 points
    vt won because of UA's one cold stretch; rebounding in the second half, and shooting above their average. vt shot 53% overall 51% from 3; Lamb shoot 60% from 3 and 100% from the line. All those #s are considerably higher than their yearly average. UA had a slight rebound advantage in the first half, but down 9 for the game. UA actually shot pretty well overall also (45% & 46% from 3); but only scored 4 points in the first 8-9 minutes of the second ½, shooting 2 for 10 (or there about) in that span. Both teams had a respectable 12 TO,s. Also at one point UA missed 7 consecutive free throws. Except for 2-3 break downs resulting in wide open looks in the second ½, UA contested well overall; vt just shoot better. I hope we play them twice more; and I think we win one (hopefully the one in the tournament.) I also do not think 6-2 out of the question in the stretch. We play the tougher teams (except vt) @ home; and IMHO we get revenge on Hford even on the road.
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