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  1. 3 points
  2. 3 points
    Well put, BK. I would also suggest that one of the reasons there are only a few replies to this thread in particular is the blatantly transparent animus the originator has towards the football program (and probably the basketball program as well). It’s a free country (sort of) & he’s entitled to his opinions, but, speaking for myself, I generally simply choose not to respond to his posts, which should not be misconstrued as a lack of interest on my part in the program, a sentiment I dare say is not unique to me. However, as a public service, I will endeavor to sum things up in my own inimitable style: there’s this pesky pandemic, which has resulted in cancellation of the football season. It’s highly questionable whether there will be a basketball season and/or spring football. Meanwhile, I’m comfortable in assuming that otherwise, the day-to-day affairs of the programs are going forward, even in the absence of bulletins to that effect. What else, rhetorically speaking, is there to know right now?
  3. 3 points
    I disagree and think a number of people will miss the team not playing this fall. I would assume RA has spoken to the most important people, the players, coaches, etc. Otherwise, I'm not overly concerned about statements from the Admin, etc. regarding football or any sports right now during this very crazy and fluid situation. I don't think it's unreasonable to sit and wait to see how shit plays out before making public statements. Look at Big 10 and Pac 12, they were all about going forward with football within conference and making alternative plans, but it was never going to happen. Everything is upside down. I'm not sure what kind of bubble you all live in, but there's a whole lot more pressing issues than whether Towson football or any football is played this fall. Millions of people are out of work and/or are working at reduced salaries wondering how they will make ends meet. People with children are worried whether their children will be safe at school this year and if they are not going to be in school, how will they work while also watching their children. Nobody cares about any sports right now. I'm a diehard Mets fan and have maybe watch 4 innings total this year. Sports of any kind is the last thing on my mind. I live in NYC and it's a fucking ghost town. Sorry, I just need to vent a little. Hope you all are well.
  4. 3 points
    10 years from now us fans won’t care that the 2020 season got cancelled. What we would remember is if multiple college athletes got sick and spread it to their vulnerable family members or if an athlete died from COVID. As much as if sucks horribly for the finances and the players, you have to prioritize human life.
  5. 3 points
    I personally like to stir the pot and engage others in dialogue, especially since even those I don’t agree with on here never get personal. It is a message board after all; ideally should have a cross section of opinions, some of which we’ll like; some we won’t. So, that being said, the “look how bad the program was 10 years ago” argument is falling on completely deaf ears with me. That’s a decade ago-way in the rear view mirror. Defend him or excoriate him, but the current coach has to stand or fall on his own record. Also, don’t agree that we should blithely dismiss stats. Stats are the lifeblood of sports. It’s how we measure individual and team performances, as well as the performance of coaches. There’s an old saying that goes “there are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics.” Means that we can usually manipulate stats to stand for whatever proposition we support. However, some stats are not susceptible to manipulation, such as Skerry’s record in the CAA tournament
  6. 3 points
    I don’t blame him for keeping a few bad eggs. I’d just like to see him make all the eggs, good or bad, into a winning soufflé
  7. 3 points
    Other than having NE in the first round, these are prob the best match-ups for us to advance. Having CofC, Del and Hofstra on the other side of the bracket was ideal. The only way this could have been better was if Elon finished 6th and NE 7th. Although W&M had a good season, I can't help but think that team is all Knight and smoke and mirrors. I believe they are the weakest of the top 5 teams. Whoever gets to the championship game from our side of the bracket is going to get a very tired CofC, Del or Hofstra (all of whom have little depth). I'd like to get payback for the 2014 TU team and knock out W&M in the semis.
  8. 3 points
    We shot 1-11 from 3 in our first meeting with NE. Split the series and I’m very confident we get it done again a week from today. 13-3 since the 0-3 start.. nice job players & staff. PS sounds like a man with a plan in the postgame these days and we couldn’t say that earlier in the season. Our leading scorer shot 11-21 combined in that DC tournament for a total of 37 points. And Fobbs is averaging 19.3 points in our last 3 wins We are gonna be a tough team to beat and win or lose.. get there freshman in a tournament of some sorts. Gibson and Thompson are gonna take us dancing before their careers finish.. Very impressive freshman
  9. 3 points
    On the road victories at Hofstra and Northeastern to finish the conference season on a 12-3 run. Where are all the pitchforks now? People are so quick to reaact and say the sky is falling. I said early on this is one of the most balanced teams Towson has had in a while and was an early fan of Gibson, even though he had many detractors. Of course the cries thst it means nothing if they don't beat NE next Sunday will dominate this thread. That's the nature of the internet. But I say enjoy it for a week and give these kids and the coaching staff credit, for the turnaround.
  10. 3 points
    One other thing and as much as critique, including myself, losses. Praise needs to be thrown at the coaches for some nice adjustments during the game. I thought+ we did a nice job mixing up defenses in the first half, playing some zone. Even though it didn't work, they got out of it but mixing up the defenses helps. Mixing up the personnel as well. Using Dottin against Buie and going back to the small lineup when Sanders picked up two quick fouls and Tunstall was well ineffective on offense. The small lineup is a must esp. with Gray out. When you can spread the offense with Fobbs and Timberlake up front instead of having Tunstall (sorry) shoot bricks from the outside, it makes us tougher to guard. We should go small a min. of 15 minutes per game, but also depends on matchup. Tough to do it against W&M.
  11. 3 points
    Joe D. doing great work. But hey, at least he gets a lot of nice selfies and practices with all the women's teams.
  12. 3 points
    Towson's best season under PS was in 2013-14 when they went 25-11 (15-1 at home). They shot 36% from long range and 45.4% overall. Four McGlynn shot 41% from beyond the arc, but you also had Guthrie, Damas, and Burwell who all shot a respectable 35% from deep. None of those three was known as a great three-point shooter. That was a good but not great defensive team (40.5% FG, 31.4% 3pt, 68.8ppg), but they were +5.3 on the boards thanks to Benimon (11.4rpg). One thing that team didn't do particularly well was shoot free throws (68.8%). Now, flash forward to 2019-20, some six years later. The three-point shooting is slightly worse (34.4%), the overall field goal percentage is much worse (43%). The rebounding is about the same (+5.1) as is the defense (66ppg, 40.5% FG, 32% 3pt). If this team is going to go far, they need to get to the foul line. Unlike 2013-14, they can shoot it from the line, averaging 77.4%, which ranks 15th in the country. In the past, you might say, "oh boy, all they do is rebound and try and draw fouls". But now, of course, the game has changed some due to the three-point shot. But wouldn't you want Fobbs (83.9%), Betrand (88.4%), Gibson (88.1%) and even Sanders (69.7%) go to the line. Even Tunstall's numbers look ok (71.4%), though he's only gone to the line 21 times this year and made 15. That's after going to the line 40 times and making 25 last season. Getting Gray back would be nice, but it's hard to believe he'll be an 83% FT shooter until next season with that broken right hand. One thing you have to give credit to this squad is their improved foul shooting. Last season, they shot just 69.5% from the line so they did make huge strides.
  13. 2 points
    No shame man. Just be real. Your son was a beast at Seneca Valley. Hopefully he can get some meaningful playing time.
  14. 2 points
    I like him also and looking forward to his getting more opportunities. If I were advising him the first thing he should do is hire Godfather18 as his agent.
  15. 2 points
    Just watched his highlights. I think you can compare him to Knudson or going back, Jay Amer, in terms of size and arm strength. But I think he puts a better touch on the ball than both of those guys. Puts more air on those deep balls. Some of the shorter passes, seems like he has to throw it a bit lower. Might sail them a bit. But the touch, the size, and his ability to move in the pocket are impressive. He looks a little faster on film than 4.9, but maybe that's the competition, but he runs better than I expected. It looks he had some designed runs from the spread. I can see a little bit of Grant Enders, in terms of his ability to make people miss with his shiftiness and or just stiff-arm them away. I doubt that he can run past a lot of guys at the FCS level. At least not many DBs or LBs in our league. But I do like him a lot. I've said now that without Shane Simpson, our receivers might be our strength. Jabari Allen has a chance to be special if he can stay healthy. Darian Street, Charles Murphy, Ty Granger, Daniel Thompson, Ryan Rutkowski and Caleb Smith all are 6-1 or taller with size and strength. Murphy, if he gains some weight, could be a vertical threat. It's nice to see a QB to add some competition in the spring. He's here and he'll be for whatever type of Spring Football we have, be it practice or some games.
  16. 2 points
    I’m gonna take the unpopular contrarian stance here. I don’t like it. He left us because he thought he was gonna find greener pastures and when that didn’t work, he tucked tail and wanted to come back to his first love. That smacks of selfishness in my mind and someone who will show that selfishness on the floor. One thing that may go in his favor is that the majority of the roster wasn’t here when he was here so they won’t have experience with his personality. I hope he proves me wrong and I’ll root for him like anyone else who wears our logo on the floor. But I have a lot of reservations about this.
  17. 2 points
    Was down to Texas and Virginia. Good for Shane. He was a great Tiger.
  18. 2 points
    A number of more prominent basketball programs than ours offered this guy, so they must have seen something in him. Will he be the 2nd coming of MJ? No, of course not. Might he be a positive contributor next season? That possibility certainly exists. I swear 2012, sometimes I think that if you saw a guy walking on water, you’d say, “see, I told you he couldn’t swim.” 😆
  19. 2 points
    Our funding in NOT at the bottom of the league. Towson is spending on the top 3 of the CAA. The program has every resource that the other teams do. Remember, Towson was the first program to offer COA in the CAA.
  20. 2 points
    I could not agree with you more. When you have the list of Mt. Rushmore of "cheating"....at least they won. The old saying is if you are going to cheat, you should at least win. As far as Skerry, I have no idea how anyone can defend his time at Towson. Every year is a new excuse as to why he fails at tournament time. You can talk about graduating and being a nice guy...supposedly... But you don't get extensions because a team has a 3.0. You don't get extensions because you are chummy with donors. You get extensions because you win important games....and we are still waiting. As far as I am concerned his years have been better than Coach Kennedy, but it total, his time has been unsuccessful. Coaches in this, a rather mediocre CAA, have been replaced after accomplishing much more. I look forward to the day that the Tigers hoist a CAA Championship trophy. I don't think it will be during the Skerry tenure.
  21. 2 points
    Sorry, but stats matter whether your like them or not. Facts over feelings. We have been the worst team in the CAAT under Pat Skerry. FACT. We have won a good portion of our OOC and CAA games under Pat Skerry. FACT We have beat up on bad teams in and out of conference, and lack a "significant/big" win under Pat Skerry. FACT We have done a great job of graduating our players under Pat Skerry. FACT Our attendance, fan support and moral is slight (very slight, like not noticeable) better under Pat Skerry. FACT We play in a much easier conference now, than 10 years ago. FACT Pat has really good resources and advantages and we still fall short every year of expectations. FACT Players have and are coming and going at a higher rate than our peers under Pat Skerry. FACT I get that the role players transferring happen all the time and people don't care, but the ones getting a lot of the shots and PT transferring is concerning. We could be better than last year if Holland can play. Who knows. The CAA should be a real stinker next year. The Skerry Cycle: Players leave- New team and tons of new faces- Skerry talks them up "I like them, they love being here, tight nit group"- False hope- Something weird happens- Season begins- Beat the crappy local schools- Lose to the halfway decent and good teams- Something weird happens(injury, transfer, ineligible player, someone quits)- CAA play begins and we start off poorly- We bitch on here- Skerry makes a change and tells us they are just gelling- We win a few in a row and peak- Lose in first round of tournament- 1/2 on here want to throw Pat a parade down York road, the others deem the season as a failure- Players transfer and it begins again. Like clock work
  22. 2 points
    I'll say this... I guess it's a good thing that we lost and didn't make it to the Dance. We all would have wanted to be there and as of now there won't be fans..
  23. 2 points
    I fear we’ll be having these same conversations each March for the foreseeable future. Truly is Groundhog Day
  24. 2 points
    https://towsontigers.com/news/2020/3/6/mens-basketball-five-tigers-named-to-all-caa-hoops-squad.aspx
  25. 2 points
    Not exactly "Bid Stealers," but... https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2020/3/3/21163611/march-madness-ncaa-tournament-bid-stealers

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