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Username Post: Penn Harvard        (Topic#21323)
Charlie Fog 
Masters Student
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Age: 50
Loc: Philly
Reg: 11-12-13
03-11-18 05:22 PM - Post#252032    
    In response to TheLine

Jefff, your snark has ran its course.

 
Jeff2sf 
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Reg: 11-22-04
Re: Penn Harvard
03-11-18 05:35 PM - Post#252039    
    In response to TheLine

  • TheLine Said:
That was a game for the ages. I can't say enough about this team.

I'm feeling real bad about Seth Towns. Hoping it's not the news I expect it's going to be.

And I love you Jeff, but when you miss the most important thing about the season then you can't say you nailed it.

PS - I'm trying to figure out anything Charlie said that was offensive. Or maybe has ever said.

PPS - Nice article, Kevin. And for all your articles all year - you're a must read.




I didn't say offensive, I just asked where he was going with his pointless "all that happened" bull. You're right, he's never offensive. And the next time he makes an insightful point about basketball will be the first.

I don't see how picking their KenPom rating, if anything being a bit optimistic makes it a bad prediction. I missed Harvard and Yale's best players missing the season. Sorry? We all guessed wrong on Princeton's severe mediocrity.

But this isn't about me, this is about Steve and the players winning a championship that no one predicted.


 
10Q 
Professor
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-11-18 05:43 PM - Post#252042    
    In response to Jeff2sf

I predicted it.

 
penn nation 
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03-11-18 05:44 PM - Post#252043    
    In response to 10Q

  • 10Q Said:
I predicted it.



Well, better than everyone else. I mean they didn't go 14-0, either.


 
10Q 
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03-11-18 05:49 PM - Post#252044    
    In response to penn nation

But by predicting 14-0 I predicted an Ivy title. Now go beat Cincinnati.

 
TheLine 
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Re: Penn Harvard
03-11-18 05:53 PM - Post#252049    
    In response to Jeff2sf

  • Jeff2sf Said:
this is about Steve and the players winning a championship that no one predicted.



For sure. It's their victory. We just get to bask in the glow.




 
pennsive 
Sophomore
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-11-18 06:25 PM - Post#252062    
    In response to Mike Porter

En route home to CT. This was an expensive weekend, but was it ever worth it. The Palestra rocked like it used to, and Foreman proved to be a classic Big Five guard who was at his best when the team needed him desperately. Great team win. Three more years of AJ. How sweet is that? Great coaching job by SD all year and especially this weekend. This weekend at the Palestra was one for the ages. Beautifully done, Quakers!

 
10Q 
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03-11-18 06:26 PM - Post#252063    
    In response to pennsive

2 more years

 
weinhauers_ghost 
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Loc: New York City
Reg: 12-14-09
Penn Harvard
03-11-18 06:55 PM - Post#252096    
    In response to pennsive

  • pennsive Said:
En route home to CT. This was an expensive weekend, but was it ever worth it. The Palestra rocked like it used to, and Foreman proved to be a classic Big Five guard who was at his best when the team needed him desperately. Great team win. Three more years of AJ. How sweet is that? Great coaching job by SD all year and especially this weekend. This weekend at the Palestra was one for the ages. Beautifully done, Quakers!



I just got home from Philly, too. This was one hell of a day, and a great weekend for Penn basketball.

The game was a rockfight from start to finish. But you know something? I was in the Palestra while the teams were warming up, and our guys looked loose and confident. Foreman especially had that "I'm not going to let us lose" look on his face. Sheer [REDACTED] determination.

And the first half was the Darnell Foreman Show.

I was relieved when we made that run to close out the first half with the lead, and startled when we opened the second with two shots to the solar plexus. AJ's flush from the left baseline off Max's feed was gorgeous.

I hope Towns' injury isn't serious. As much as you never like to see anything like that happen, my first two thoughts were that the game was ours, and that Harvard wouldn't go out without making a serious run.

Note also that Corey Johnson was held scoreless on 0-1 from three. The guards did a nice job denying him good looks.

It was great to feel the energy in the Palestra cranked up again. It felt almost more like a Big 5 game than an Ivy game, to be honest.

And now on to face Kansas.


Edited by weinhauers_ghost on 03-11-18 07:17 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
SomeGuy 
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Reg: 11-22-04
Re: Penn Harvard
03-11-18 08:39 PM - Post#252145    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

Agreed about both teams looking loose. I also liked the sportsmanship all weekend, as silly as it sounds. Thought the Penn guys reacted with genuine concern when Towns got hurt, and there were quite a few instances of helping opponent’s up, etc. Just a great environment.



 
OldBig5 
Freshman
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Age: 60
Reg: 02-18-18
03-11-18 08:55 PM - Post#252156    
    In response to SomeGuy

Just watched the replay; the best part might have been seeing the Palestra rocking again like it should.



 
penn nation 
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Reg: 12-02-04
03-11-18 08:57 PM - Post#252159    
    In response to OldBig5

Foreman’s 3 at the end of the first half with him sprinting with joy to locker room. With the Palestra going crazy.

The second of the two 3s by Wood. You could feel it even from home.

 
20Penn14 
Junior
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Reg: 02-26-12
03-11-18 09:07 PM - Post#252166    
    In response to penn nation

As a young alum, this is the loudest I've ever heard the Palestra. It was amazing and I am so glad I could experience it. I hope that all the students who showed up today come back next season

 
10Q 
Professor
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-11-18 09:11 PM - Post#252168    
    In response to 20Penn14

Penn is getting 15 points. That’s light. I thought 20.

 
Quakers03 
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03-11-18 11:50 PM - Post#252242    
    In response to 20Penn14

  • 20Penn14 Said:
As a young alum, this is the loudest I've ever heard the Palestra. It was amazing and I am so glad I could experience it. I hope that all the students who showed up today come back next season


Perhaps the most underrated part of today. They looked like they have the potential to be real fans, and it was a nice turnout. You could tell from the net-cutting that maybe 10% had a clue who they were looking at, but that's ok. It's how you build back a program.

 
Jay O 
Masters Student
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Loc: Philadelphia
Reg: 11-16-09
03-12-18 12:15 AM - Post#252244    
    In response to Quakers03

So so happy to have the old Palestra back for today. Just watched the telecast and couldn't help but smile the whole way through the last 4 minutes of the first half. I knew I missed it, but I'd forgotten just how much.

 
penn nation 
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Reg: 12-02-04
03-12-18 01:20 PM - Post#252406    
    In response to Jay O

Did anyone see the posted attendance for Sunday's game?

 
Chip Bayers 
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Chip Bayers
Loc: New York
Reg: 11-21-04
03-12-18 02:05 PM - Post#252435    
    In response to penn nation

Nope. Not sure anyone has it.


 
SteveChop 
Masters Student
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Reg: 07-28-07
03-12-18 02:18 PM - Post#252441    
    In response to Silver Maple

Yes, it is called the Bus MacDonald Inspirational Player Award, named after a Penn player from the 1930s. It's given to the "player who most closely approaches the example of unselfish devotion to the sport that endeared Bus to his teammates."

I have no argument with your nomination of Darnell, who has gotten better each season and really stepped up his game over the latter part of the season.

 
SteveChop 
Masters Student
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Reg: 07-28-07
03-12-18 02:21 PM - Post#252442    
    In response to penn nation

Not very often. Her seats are in the same row that I sit in. I think that she personally may have been to 2 or 3 games during the season though there are TWELVE seats which obnoxiously have "Reserved for the Office of the President" signs on them (and are often used).

 
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