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Username Post: Penn again        (Topic#20069)
Tiger69 
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Reg: 11-23-04
03-10-17 03:59 PM - Post#226134    
    In response to palestra38

Across the Sea of Cortez on the west coast of the mainland. San Carlos is a pleasant ex-pat community of Canadians and Gringos, a relatively modest and unpretentious satellite of deep water Mexican port city of Guaymas . I call San Carlos a bottom feeders' paradise for its low prices and plentiful available housing arising from over development in the early 2000s and exacerbated by paranoia about travel to Mexico. Most of us who winter here can't believe our good fortune and feed the rumors about the drug cartels. I like to tell friends that there are drugs everywhere -- mostly Viagra. This is also a popular summer resort for native Mexicans during the oppressive summer months when most of us gringos/Canadians head north. No really ostentatious wealth here and few "gated" communities yet, except for a few former motor home parks. Good relations and cooperation with the local Mexicans who, as a group, are a warm and generous people. Of course, by contrast, all of us Canadians/Gringoes son ricos.

Trumpists need not apply. You would not like/be liked here

 
palestra38 
Professor
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03-10-17 04:06 PM - Post#226136    
    In response to Tiger69

Let me guess---you have regular pickup basketball games and everyone knows the Princeton offense.

 
TheLine 
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03-10-17 04:13 PM - Post#226138    
    In response to palestra38

OK, I'm jealous. I've been to Mexico twice and would love to visit again.

How is the food where you are? Real Mexican cuisine is the most underrated on the planet.


 
Tiger69 
PhD Student
Posts: 1987

Reg: 11-23-04
03-10-17 04:21 PM - Post#226142    
    In response to palestra38

I only wish I could still play hoops! But, I was NEVER any good. But, if you are referring to the pace, even that would be too fast for me.

But, with ample accessible coastline, both rocky and sandy, to explore, rugged volcanic desert mountains just inland to hike, the clear Sea of Cortez to snorkel, sail, or fish in, and, dirt cheap local taquila, fish, fruit and vegetables, who needs basketball?

 
palestra38 
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03-10-17 04:28 PM - Post#226143    
    In response to Tiger69

Sounds beautiful---I spent a week in the Sonoran desert a few months ago (near Tuscon) so I know its beauty.

But with all due respect, I need basketball---otherwise, do you think I would have kept my seats at the Palestra over the last 10 years of bad teams?

 
Tiger69 
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Posts: 1987

Reg: 11-23-04
03-10-17 08:42 PM - Post#226167    
    In response to palestra38

I admire your loyalty ... or stubbornness. I switched to hockey and women's bball in the Scott years.

 
Old Bear 
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03-10-17 09:35 PM - Post#226172    
    In response to Tiger69

Com'on T69, how much snorkeling do you really do?

 
Tiger69 
PhD Student
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Reg: 11-23-04
Penn again
03-10-17 09:49 PM - Post#226174    
    In response to Old Bear

From one carnivore to another, OB, I went snorkeling off my kayak one day earlier this week. The water is still pretty cold this time of year -- mid 60s -- but a wet suit makes it "refreshing". It is a lot easier on an arthritic body than pounding around the rugged mountains near here. I like that, too. But, I think that the time for a new pair of knees may be fast approaching.

 
SRP 
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03-10-17 10:40 PM - Post#226179    
    In response to Tiger69

Some pretty good stuff here from MH about the turning points in the season and how the team recovered from the losses of Brase and Caruso with its newer, slower, more defensive style.

http://www.nj.com/times-sports/index.ssf/2017/03/p...

And here's lots of happy talk by the Tigers about the wonders of the conference tourney:
http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/basketball/col lege/...

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
Reg: 11-21-04
03-11-17 07:48 AM - Post#226190    
    In response to SRP

Thanks for the links!

 
sparman 
Masters Student
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sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
Penn again
03-23-17 02:16 PM - Post#227997    
    In response to SRP

  • SRP Said:
(It's been a tough year for PU expat coaches--Thompson's seat is getting hot..



Thompson not returning to GU: JT III out at Georgetown

Some speculation GU will make a run at Amaker. Georgetown interest in Amaker?


 
SRP 
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03-23-17 05:05 PM - Post#228028    
    In response to sparman

Yeah, the wheels seemed to come off a bit with lots of players transferring out and the results on the court not being there. It made me laugh a little bit reading some of the articles and comments attributing his problems to the "Princeton offense." In the small samples over the last couple of years I've seen, they looked nothing like a traditional System team; frankly, they didn't seem to have much of an offensive identity at all. If I had to guess I'd say that JTIII is really more of a defensive coach and he got into a situation where he wasn't playing enough guys who could shoot, which makes any kind of spread-the-floor approach problematic.

 
sparman 
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sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
03-23-17 05:36 PM - Post#228034    
    In response to SRP

Yes, the knee-jerk references to the Princeton Offense heard regularly, and dismissively, from Georgetowners are pretty laughable. My GU friends mean well, but mostly they have no real idea what the Offense is, they just "know" it doesn't work for their "superior" level of play and expectations.

My impression is that JT3's players did not have much commitment. Look at this gif - how often would you ever see this from a Tiger player:

You passing to me? To ME?

Their defense - which to me means player interest - is to quote Charles Barkely, "turrible."


 
1LotteryPick1969 
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Re: Penn again
03-23-17 05:37 PM - Post#228036    
    In response to sparman

  • sparman Said:
  • SRP Said:
(It's been a tough year for PU expat coaches--Thompson's seat is getting hot..



Thompson not returning to GU: JT III out at Georgetown

Some speculation GU will make a run at Amaker. Georgetown interest in Amaker?




Amaker might jump for 3.6 million a year. And of course a job in the medical system for his wife. Oh, and a membership at Congressional.

 
sparman 
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sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
Re: Penn again
03-23-17 11:03 PM - Post#228055    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

As long as he doesn't join my club, although we already do have some former H bball players. So far we have avoided having the former pres join - I wouldn't object personally, but it's a logistical nightmare to accommodate the security requirements.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
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1LotteryPick1969
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Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
Reg: 11-21-04
Re: Penn again
03-24-17 07:29 AM - Post#228059    
    In response to sparman

  • sparman Said:
As long as he doesn't join my club



When it comes to club membership, I'm with Groucho.


 
sparman 
Masters Student
Posts: 777
sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
03-25-17 10:04 AM - Post#228106    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

A complimentary article on JT3:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/joh...

 
palestra38 
Professor
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-25-17 02:46 PM - Post#228118    
    In response to sparman

Well, sort of..."when he faced a moderately tough foe under pressure and all his coaching chops were in play, he was beaten too often with Hoyas teams that tended to look flat early or tense late."

 
Go Green 
Junior
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Age: 46
Reg: 04-22-10
03-25-17 05:02 PM - Post#228127    
    In response to palestra38


No question that he lost to some teams that he had no business losing to. Especially in the past few years...

 
sparman 
Masters Student
Posts: 777
sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
Penn again
03-25-17 09:36 PM - Post#228134    
    In response to palestra38

"His record stands just fine on its own."

Penn fans at least have bona fides to discuss basketball. The idea of a Dartmouth fan presuming to critique another ivy bball coach is just silly.

 
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