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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 19, 2017, 08:25:22 am
Well, this has been a fun trip down memory lane.  Heading to the house in Europe for the Fall, will have to follow our beloved Football RAMS from there.  Won't post again for a half year or so.  Bye.

Don't forget to write a check to cover the rest of the football offices before you go. 
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 18, 2017, 09:48:32 pm
Sure that will change.  Versus basketball, a better ROI for football donors. 

Maybe but I thought all the big donors love football?   As it stands now the head coach has to beg people at the jersey shore to help build offices. We are not talking major JCF renovations, it is offices and the well heeled football donors you brag about can't come up with 2.5 million?   They need a matching donation push to get there?   They need to pick the pockets of smaller donors for this project which in reality should be paid for by Fordham as maintenance?  Are these big donors and you that impotent that you can't get this done?   I thought the ROI is so good this would be a lay up?   

It could be worse , they could name it the Jeff Gray family court. Seriously, the real culprit here is the development office. They came up with this brain storm and the complaints / comments should go to Roger Milici for an explanation. Most schools would treat this "project" as an ordinary capex item and not make it a cause celebre which is what it has become. It's a reflection of the administration's and BOT's lack of commitment to athletics. Nothing more.

I agree the new floor is a maintenance project but naming the floor for Frank and his family is the brain child of the FOF listed on the website.  These guys are still mad Pecora and Frank were fired and this is their parting shot.  They are hurting the program. 
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 18, 2017, 05:48:56 pm
Just saw the football coach say they raised only 20% of 2.5 million needed for the offices. Not exactly showing the big donors are behind this. 
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Rothstein's A-10 Offseason Notebook on: August 17, 2017, 12:30:48 pm

Well who transferred? were they expected to be contributors? starters? last men off the bench? facts matter.

Newman played 15 minutes a game last year and was expected to play at least that this year if not more.  Tamara played 8 minutes a game last year appears to be less of a loss.  You are missing the bigger point it does not matter to some of the geniuses here if they are good or not, it would have been met with hysteria and rumors about our coach and endless facilities posts.  Mason fans shrug their shoulders say part of college hoops and move on.
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Rothstein's A-10 Offseason Notebook on: August 17, 2017, 12:09:40 pm
FYI Mason just had 2 guys announce they are transferring.  They will go into this season with 10 scholarship players. Note that Mason fans are not setting themselves on fire like people here would if this happened to us in August. 
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 17, 2017, 10:36:57 am
Interesting that despite the list of people on the website and realdeal who are apparently finincially well off Fordham still has not raised the money to redo the floor and name it for Frank and his family.  I've said it before if the people listed on the website and now realdeal want this done they can easily pay for it themselves. It is not that much money if you are truly wealthy and care about this project. 
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: San Jose State to hire Jean Prioleau as head coach on: August 11, 2017, 03:39:15 pm
You got nothing.  Trust me.

You're going to wager against the success of a Fordham man?!?!  Love it!!

I have nothing?  What does that mean?  You make no sense at all.  No one is betting against him the wager is whether he would rather be at Fordham.  You also have not provided one fact to support your SJS love, a school you did not know existed before this.  But other than that you are killing it in this thread good work. 
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: San Jose State to hire Jean Prioleau as head coach on: August 11, 2017, 02:40:49 pm
Sure ok got it.  Willing to wager on his preference how much? 
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: San Jose State to hire Jean Prioleau as head coach on: August 11, 2017, 01:27:22 pm
St. Jose State is down, no question. You can build a program, though.  Fordham is a dead.  The best you can do is string together a couple of years and get out.  Jean is a basketball lifer.  He understands the difference, even it its Fordham.

Like Fordham they have been down for decades.  You talk like their recent issues are a blip on the radar.  Sure he can do well for a few years and I hope he does but it is not a better job than Fordham.  You are telling us what Jean does and does not know when you never spoke to him. Hell you thought SJS was a great program until I gave you their record. Like I said I would bet a lot of money he would rather have the Fordham job. Ram71 is not taking that bet and for good reason.  Cheesy
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: San Jose State to hire Jean Prioleau as head coach on: August 11, 2017, 09:24:20 am
Good luck to Jean.  You have to take your shot and this is his.  He worked hard and earned this shot, I will be rooting for him and keeping an eye on his team.

With that said San Jose State has struggled like Fordham.  It's record the last 4 years 32-90.  It has not made the tournament since 1996.  No NIT bids during that time. One CBI in 2011.  It's coach resigned in July for personal reasons.  I guess what I am saying is that people need to educate themselves on a program before making grand proclamations about what type of opportunity it presents and how it compares to any other program.  Jean is taking over a struggling program in August so we may want to dial back the San Jose state is a great situation posts.  I would bet a lot of money that if he had the choice fordham or SJS he would take the Fordham job. 
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 24, 2017, 01:11:22 pm
Does this mean that Raut and Gazi, for example, were priority recruiting targets for us?  If so, then we'll see how well the coaching staff evaluated their talent.

If, instead, they came into play after we struck out on other recruits, then it is a failure in some sense.



International recruiting is as high a priority as local recruiting.  That is why Ali Ton was hired.  So it is to be expected that international players are as high a priority as some domestic players, higher priority than others and less of a priority than others.  They do not go overseas when domestic players do not commit.  They are there all the time evaluating players and will take some international players before some domestic players.  Vice versa is also true.  It all depends on the players.  What I am sure about is that they are not going to give a scholarship to someone who they do not think can play at this level to fill a roster spot.  I think they have shown that so far but of course there are no guarantees regardless of where the player is from. 
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 21, 2017, 02:44:23 pm
I am not sure some of you understand this staff's mindset.  They do not care whether they get players locally internationally from midwest etc.  They do not consider going international to get players a recruiting failure.  They look at one thing: will this player help us.  They always thought that way and have been operating that way.  Better get used to it because the days Fordham basketball having a roster of local players or all American players are over.  They judge recruiting success on getting good players that will fit into a team concept and they could not care less about recruiting service ratings, internet lists or impressing any of us in the summer. 
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 17, 2017, 10:52:57 am
Davidson also uses a lot of international players. 5 on this years roster
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 17, 2017, 10:34:38 am
I think we all know what Pecora will say since we heard the excuses for several years. Neubauer intended to go international on day 1.  He wanted to bring ton in the first year but could not do it for some reason.  When Neubauer was hired he said there is a reason a New York school hired a coach from EKU: what we were doing was not working. Neubauer was going to change everything from day 1 including recruiting.
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 14, 2017, 11:33:07 am
I care about one thing: winning.  It is only concerning if we don't get good players. Nothing else matters.  All this cow towing to local basketball makes no sense to me.  They have done nothing for us over 20 years.  I just don't care about them.  Get good players period end of story for me.  Local Midwest south west European I don't give a crap they will wear maroon which is good enough for me.
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Rothstein's A-10 Offseason Notebook on: July 10, 2017, 01:06:31 pm
I seem to remember people defending Rothstein picking us 303 in the nation our first year but I will concede this is not as egregious as that but it is still a superficial analysis.  I do not think we finish last but it is more likely that we finish bottom 4 this year than any other year so that fraud is of course not going to think about his ranking.  We will finish above Duquesne and George Mason.  Next up to get out of the pig are UMASS and GW.  Interested to see how Richmond handles the loss of Cline and Jones.  Buckingham is a really good player but those losses rival ours as their entire offense was run through those two guys.  Next up is how Lasalle deals with losing Price and Roberts.  Not as big losses as we or Richmond had but no walk in the park either.

Have a good summer hit them straight.   
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Should Fordham Deny Releases for Transfers? on: June 15, 2017, 08:53:12 am
I think this


Makes it less likely that this

The D-IA schools can have one set of eligibility/transfer rules that work for them and the I-AA schools would be more restrictive it that's what suits them.  Really not that much different than we have now.  The Power 5 and select major programs have most of the money and that has created a huge disparity.  It's never going backward.  Adjust to reality and move on. 

Happens. 
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Should Fordham Deny Releases for Transfers? on: June 14, 2017, 01:37:35 pm
So let the 1-AA conferences send their winners like they do now. The days of the giant killers are pretty much over anyqay. 

If they are sending their winners to the tournament then what is the difference other than labeling them differently?
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Should Fordham Deny Releases for Transfers? on: June 14, 2017, 01:16:25 pm
Sadly, the NCAA Tournament will hardly feel the loss of the mid and low-majors.  Tourny is becoming more elite every year, dominated by the Power conferences and a group of schools calling themselves The Big East.  Eventually the Power 5 may have their own post season tourny moving the NCAA one step closer to obsolete and then extinct.  Smaller schools aren't the ones driving t.v. viewership, ticket and merchandise sales, etc.

I think the tournament would miss the A-10 Mountain West AAC and other similar conferences.  I think they need to rethink the automatic bids for every conference.  Get the 68 best teams in the tournament and have them go at it.  I think that would ensure that the mid level conferences get more teams in and the lower conferences send their best teams who can compete as opposed their conference tournament champion which may be a team that got hot for a few days.   
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Conference Pairings Released on: June 07, 2017, 03:44:42 pm
Here is who we play during the conference season, bolded games are home and home.

Fordham

Home George Mason, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, Davidson, Duquesne, La Salle, Saint Joseph's, VCU

Away Dayton, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, Davidson, Duquesne, La Salle, Saint Joseph's, VCU


Would prefer to see George Mason as a home and home as they are going to be down this year however getting them and UMASS at home is good news. I am tired of losing to Richmond would like to see that change this year now that Kline is gone. 
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 06, 2017, 01:14:13 pm
At this late stage New Guy #1 and New Guy #2 will have minimal impact if any on the starting lineup unless one of them is a 5th year Grad Student.  What we currently have is what we have as far as starters go.


and you know this how?
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 05, 2017, 01:05:25 pm
Understanding we still have two ships to give here is an ideal lineup for me:

Chartouny
Evans/Havsa/Hicks
Ohams
Bunting
Slanina

Having Ohams at the three with his size and length would be great.  For this to happen we need his offense to improve and Bunting to become a solid defender and rebounder at the 4. 
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Pre Pre Season X & O on: June 02, 2017, 12:52:50 pm
   The point of this defense is to disrupt the opponent's half-court set plays, get the ball in the hands of a non-ball handler, and force errant passes.  I like the approach, but I think you use less of it than we did.  That fixes some of the fouling issues.

+1.  If a team is looking for you to trap and you do not that is disrupting because they are not prepared to face straight man to man or a zone. 

How about the fact that they try to block every single shot, wherever they are on the floor. Should be drilled into their brains not to leave their feet. Fundamental 101.

They are not trying to block every shot, they are running teams off the three point line.  They want to force teams into taking long 2s the most inefficient shot in basketball.  The defense focuses on turnovers and not allowing other teams to make threes.  They are willing to trade some lay ups to avoid teams taking threes and creating turnovers.
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: 2017-18 Out Of Conference Schedule on: June 02, 2017, 11:55:12 am
It should be noted that Fordham is NOT included....

Yes we and 6 other A-10 teams are not included in this hypothetical series thrown out there by Rothstein that will likely never happen.   Roll Eyes

West Virginia game along with Rutgers is plenty of road games against Power 5 teams.  Return Home games against ETU Harvard and Manhattan should be fun.  interesting to see how rest of schedule shapes up. 
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: All time best Fordham Starting five on: May 26, 2017, 10:10:38 am
Green over Herzog?   Must be potential interesting call.

By the way this is a great fun thread.
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: All time best Fordham Starting five on: May 25, 2017, 06:11:19 pm
Nice work on other NBA players Danny O did play in the NBA.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_O%27Sullivan
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: All time best Fordham Starting five on: May 25, 2017, 02:59:57 pm
I think I could come up with many combinations, but I think I am going to just go with this one. I started watching FU basketball in the Fall of 1989.

C - Damon Lopez
PF - Bryant Dunston
SF - Fred Herzog
SG - Bevon Robin
PG - Jay Fazande

Dunston and Robin would be playing where they truly belonged. Lopez was a beast on both ends of the floor. Herzog was, in my opinion, the most complete basketball player I have seen at Fordham.  Fazande would make that group run like a well oiled machine.

I have to replace Bevon with Smush.  Pure talent wise Smush was the only NBA player we've had.   It is also really tough leaving Prioleau and J-Rock off the team. 
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: MANNY SUAREZ 44 on: May 24, 2017, 03:14:08 pm
He would have fit in excellent.  Can shoot threes which is most important thing in JN's system.  Sometimes people get busy.  I root for Fordham to win all the time no matter who is the Coach. That is transparent.

Drunkle gave the numbers on shooting threes so I will address the people get busy.  You had plenty of time to post on multiple days multiple times a day when we were losing.  You suddenly got too busy to post when we won at Davidson (you posted the morning of that game but not after) and had some good wins down the stretch?  You could not find a minute over the next 2.5 months to post after one of our wins?  Not one post? Come on I get many of us post a lot and probably too much but the I was too busy to post for 2.5 months after joining in the fray as we got our clocks cleaned is nonsense. 
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Tre Evans Commits to Fordham on: May 24, 2017, 10:22:07 am
Local news story on Evans journey to Fordham. 

https://twitter.com/leebensonnews9/status/867109875406516224
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: May 23, 2017, 03:20:59 pm
https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/867073470898810880

Lehigh grad transfer Brandon Alston told ESPN he will visit UMass on June 1 and Georgia Tech on June 6.
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