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  1. Cold climate states run by the GOP are good for mineral extraction companies, oil and hunting/fishing and the tea party. All things the baby boomers seem to hold dear. They're dying off.
  2. Well we of course seek your opinion over the scouting websites.
  3. You need to get out more often.
  4. Done deal.
  5. Socialism seems to work in college sports. At least at the big kid's table where money falls on the floor. The petrie dish is still cooking with the G5's IMO. Not sure what model works, if any, if you're looking for anything more than survival.
  6. I see Rafter's got a hint now on the Corral board. Ignore Ph. He's a little man looking for attention.
  7. Can't recall his name because it's a tough one. Goes by a nickname. Out of the midwest and just tripped to Virginia and has a couple B10 offers too. Will visit Boise and then one of the B10's according to the rumor. Athletic 3/4. Saw it last week so I'll see if I can find it. Apparently Rice has been on this guy longer than anyone on his short list for what it's worth.
  8. Saw a rumor where Rice and company are on someone other than Popoola. Someone who's tripping here soon so it will get out. He'd be the star of the class if they land him too.
  9. Funny you used 'worked up'. It was a poke on the Pokes because of that claim. I knew someone would jump on it. Your fanbase reminds me of ours; hyper sensitive.
  10. Does Espin own the rights to that tournament?
  11. Did someone actually suggest that the CBI trophy was a 'Major' title? Extra practices, yes.
  12. You can't argue with the level of interest in him.
  13. Heard the Fordham radio guy a minute ago talking about him. He's been a starter since he was freshman in the A10 and is more prototypical Euro (back to the basket is a strength, using the backboard from odd angles, etc) but was asked to take more 3's in the style of game Fordham was playing. Not sure 3's are his strongest suit at all, but he adapted to become a good 3 shooter. So maybe more a typical PF than Duncan. Less stretch, more athleticism. Fordham fans are not happy he's leaving either. Have to hold off judging this class until we see them play. Not happy that Leon can't seem to find the missing pieces to compete with Nevada, San Diego, etc on an athletic basis.
  14. Boise has offered a 2018 SF from Oslo, Norway who is playing HS ball in Katy, Texas at Obra D Tompkins HS...6'8" 180 Kristian Sjolund. Only Rice and High Point are on him so far.
  15. He's just trying to make the MWC great again. And he's as effective in his 'planning' as the tool who made that phrase famous.
  16. That first one was impressive. Kid's got hops for sure.
  17. True, but I'm not flexing on Rice with this one. He's got to produce next year or I give up on him being anything more than an average head man who's really likeable.
  18. If Boise isn't top 3 at least next season then Rice has more questions surrounding his true abilities than we're willing to admit. That is if they remain relatively healthy next year. Should be his best overall team and better than this year's version was all over the floor.
  19. I'm thinking a battle at PG would be great. Austin seems disinterested sometime and maybe knowing his job is at risk gets him to play to his potential for 30 minutes a game. If not Broncos win because Dickinson has the tools. Hobbs can't sit IMO. He's going to bust out as soon as he gets the minutes. Waiting is counterproductive.
  20. Seemed like it took two shifts; Duncan had to realize his strength and it's not the 3 right now, it's knowing that when your guy beats you inside you don't foul you follow him to the hoop and block it. His inside D was a major shift. And second it took Rice to finally figure out how much a liability Reid is against an athletic team. The freshmen got a shot. Even if I would have given it to them a lot sooner.
  21. They need something if they're to improve. The top teams have something Boise doesn't and that's athleticism at the 4. Haney isn't improving on his D and that's keeping him on the bench. Wacker's probably a surgery candidate as soon as the season is over. Jorch is not a regular. Lot's has to fall in place for them to improve including Austin who disappointed with his defensive efforts more than a little this season. Hutchison has to be the man every game and not have that lost look in his eyes in critical games down the stretch. According to Rice the 2 floor generals are graduating. That might be the biggest need to fill. We have some softness that needs a butt kick during live play.
  22. Going into this season I figured Boise would get maybe 12-13 wins and maybe 18-20 in 2017-18. I think they just peaked early and it's hard to see a better record next year given the lack of talent at certain positions with no relief in sight. So, 17 wins next year and another hoops season looking forward to spring football.
  23. He needs to step up recruiting to get more athletic players. This year he got everything possible out of who he's recruited but it wasn't nearly enough.
  24. That's sums it up, And it seems with most Boise fans 'pretty well' is more than enough. Half the fans want to put a statue up of the guy. He's a good CEO and great guy. Players he recruits love him. Problem is the players he recruits. He'll jump on a 6'3" white guy who runs a 5.0 forty and has a 13" vertical, IF he can shoot the 3. But he doesn't even try for the type of athlete that's been destroying his teams since he got here. You'd think after 6 seasons of having your head handed to you in March would wake him up but he won't change and while he's here Boise will always be just pretty good. D Marks and James Webb are really the only athletes we've had who can carry a team and Rice didn't recruit either. Coach Woj found them, developed the relationship and signed them. Makes me think we're a year or two away from looking up at SJSU too.
  25. He also led in having offensive boards taken over his head while standing flat footed in perfect position. You could see SUDS players licking their lips when the man across them was either Duncan or Reid. Instant offense; for SUDS. I could care less how much Duncan scores when he gives them back and then some.