It’s tragic that the folks who rejected the traditional republican and democrat candidates because of their alleged corruption chose to support a candidate every bit as corrupt. Hard to believe we can’t find a decent person who can compete against the dregs for the presidency. How dysfunctional is our election process that the scum rises to the top?
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RE: WSJ: Trump directly involved with hush money
RE: University of Vermont Catamounts - Monday - 8 pm - ESPN 2
@Lulufulu I lived there for a couple years. I have fond memories of Nectars and their fries and gravy – poutine – not exactly a midwestern dish.
I’ll back you up on the music scene: I saw Blues Traveler play in a small bar in downtown Burlington in about 1990.
RE: Takeaways from the game
Vick is a streaky shooter as opposed to a pure shooter. Vick can definitely hit 4 or 5 in a game, but he also may go 0-7. He can go through long hot or cold stretches. That makes it tough to rely on him as a floor spacer because he can go cold for a while.
That has nothing to do with his concentration. He just isn’t a pure shooter like Svi. Pure shooters (the Reggie Miller’s, Ray Allen’s of the world) don’t really go hot and cold. They can get hot, but they don’t really go cold and missed tons of shots in a row.
Streak shooters run hot and cold. These are guys like JR Smith. They can really get going and hit a bunch of shots in a row, but they can also struggle and go on a long slump.
Svi is one of the former. Vick is one of the later. In high school I had a teammate that was a pure shooter. He could get hot, but he was consistent. I was more of a streak shooter. I could get going and knock in a few in a row, but wasn’t going to knock down shots like that every single night.
Maybe Vick read your comment and got some motivation from it.
RE: Bill Self Just Played a McDAA
Vick is way better than the scouts gave him credit… but this extra year is a gift because he can use it to get his head into the game properly. Tonight he showed what he is capable of.
I don’t think we would have won this game had Vick not returned.
As for the big guys – my take is that Self wanted to send a message with Doke playing more than 30 min. This is my complete conjecture, but I think he was sending a message to some member(s) of the officiating team who may be in the circulation for refs in post season. They nailed Doke for traveling twice early, so they were watching him closely. Self gave them plenty of opportunities to see him do his thing. I think it was a ‘game within the game’ move.
RE: Takeaways from the game
Grimes shot around 40% from 3 last year in HS and through all the extra’s he played in. Vitale labeling him as streaky really wasn’t the smartest of words to use. He’s a scorer. He will score and struggle at times, all players do, nobody is perfect every game and very few are not streaky. Mechanically his shot looks good and as long as he gets his feet set he’ll make a good amount of shots for this team. A few of his misses looked good, a few of his misses he wasn’t set and was off. I was happy he was aggressive looking for his shot. We haven’t even seen his midrange or his ability to get to the hoop and make floaters and those 6-8 footers. He’s got it all in his arsenal
Clay Thompson is streaky.
If Q is streaky like that, I’ll take it.
RE: Quentin "Big Game" Grimes
If Grimes and D Lawson turn out to be our top two scorers, who will be #3 for the season?
My money would be on Doke but this will be very interesting to watch unfold.
Yeah, he was my first thought too. If so, he will have to get even better from the FT line.
At the end of the game, a team that’s down single digits will happily trade 1 point for another possession where they can get 2 or 3.
Last night’s ending was too familiar and reminded me why Silvio was so valuable to the team.