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Should we even play the season in 2014-15??

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Posted: 8/14/2014 12:21 AM

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it's only August and I mean the way Jay Bilas and Jeff Goodman talk we shouldn't even play the season, just hand UK to trophy now. Why should all the other teams even waste time and spend so much time toward practice etc. It's already in the bag for UK. Sure they look good and look to be deep but geez! Listening to them and u would think nobody else should even show up. I will say this, that may apply to all the Sorry Easy Conference (SEC) teams on the schedule but I doubt the top teams just lay down for them this year. We'll see.

Last edited 8/14/2014 12:22 AM by Rrayraydr

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Posted: 8/14/2014 6:59 AM

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They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

Last edited 8/14/2014 7:03 AM by cardcrazyguy

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Posted: 8/14/2014 8:47 AM

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We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 8:48 AM

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no they aren't stop lying.  Butler was the only player on an actual professional roster and that was for 1 year before being released and floating around the DLeague and Europe.  
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Last edited 8/14/2014 9:01 AM by cardcrazyguy

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Posted: 8/14/2014 9:47 AM

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Goodman is easily the sharpest nail in the sport pundit nailbag.

When he talks, man, people listen up good.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 10:37 AM

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LOL TOV!!!    OMG UK is God.    So because UK can beat these foreign teams they must be great.  They have a very good team but no reason to extra hype them with lies.
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 10:53 AM

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TOV.... pitiful. Smh
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Posted: 8/14/2014 11:35 AM

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There is, however, a perfectly good reason to hype up a team with maybe 10 future NBAers.

All of you guys can say whatever you want, but that roster is stacked and you know it. Have more talented trams not won a title? Sure, but if I had a gun to my head and had to chose one team, I'd have a hard time not picking UK.


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--- mdreyer wrote:

LOL TOV!!!    OMG UK is God.    So because UK can beat these foreign teams they must be great.  They have a very good team but no reason to extra hype them with lies.
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 11:58 AM

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Sure there is, but they also had 9 NBA players on last years team and was 2 losses away from another NIT appearance and struggled in a weak SEC conference.   No one is saying they aren't talented but you don't get titles by what you have on paper
DonPitinoistheMan wrote: There is, however, a perfectly good reason to hype up a team with maybe 10 future NBAers.

All of you guys can say whatever you want, but that roster is stacked and you know it. Have more talented trams not won a title? Sure, but if I had a gun to my head and had to chose one team, I'd have a hard time not picking UK.


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--- mdreyer wrote:

LOL TOV!!!    OMG UK is God.    So because UK can beat these foreign teams they must be great.  They have a very good team but no reason to extra hype them with lies.
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 12:00 PM

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Very good team as I said. But no reason to lie and say they are playing professional teams and still whooping ***. They will be a top 5 team almost for sure. Let it play and TOV loves to sensationalize any negative he can to get reactions. So I give it him reactions.

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--- DonPitinoistheMan wrote:

There is, however, a perfectly good reason to hype up a team with maybe 10 future NBAers.

All of you guys can say whatever you want, but that roster is stacked and you know it. Have more talented trams not won a title? Sure, but if I had a gun to my head and had to chose one team, I'd have a hard time not picking UK.


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--- mdreyer wrote:

LOL TOV!!!    OMG UK is God.    So because UK can beat these foreign teams they must be great.  They have a very good team but no reason to extra hype them with lies.
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 12:04 PM

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Not to defend Variable or UK because I have no dog in this fight, but he's not lying. They most certainly played against professional ball players. Champagne Chalon-Reims is a Division A French Euroleague team.

They may not have been NBA players, but they are definitely professional ball players, that play in the top division of the Euroleague.

basketball.eurobasket.com/team...eims_Basket/416

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

no they aren't stop lying.  Butler was the only player on an actual professional roster and that was for 1 year before being released and floating around the DLeague and Europe.  
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 12:09 PM

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Wow. How electric.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 12:18 PM

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(Yawns) UK just had 11 losses with I think 7 McDonalds AA's on their roster. Oh yeah and this was after everyone was talking 40-0. Just think even if they cut their losses this year in half they still lose 5 games. You know how many teams have lost 5 games in a year and not won it all in the history of the game?!?! I think Kansas has done 40 times themselves. Lol UK will be good. They won't be undefeated or win it all though....
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Posted: 8/14/2014 12:34 PM

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I keep hearing the French team is a pro team, but are any of their normal guys playing? Or is this just a summer league squad of potential players like what we see in the NBA summer leagues?
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Posted: 8/14/2014 12:42 PM

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Right, and I know you aren't trying to defend him but that's a pro team in France.  It's basically the equivalent of beating Tennessee or a decent Mississippi St team.  That team in France wouldn't make it out of the first weekend of the NCAA tourney.   UK lost to NIT bound Arkansas twice last year.  
TarBabyBlueHeel wrote:
Not to defend Variable or UK because I have no dog in this fight, but he's not lying. They most certainly played against professional ball players. Champagne Chalon-Reims is a Division A French Euroleague team.

They may not have been NBA players, but they are definitely professional ball players, that play in the top division of the Euroleague.

basketball.eurobasket.com/team...eims_Basket/416

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

no they aren't stop lying.  Butler was the only player on an actual professional roster and that was for 1 year before being released and floating around the DLeague and Europe.  
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 12:56 PM

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So....as I was saying.....

Some of you guys really need to grow up.

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--- TarBabyBlueHeel wrote:


Not to defend Variable or UK because I have no dog in this fight, but he's not lying. They most certainly played against professional ball players. Champagne Chalon-Reims is a Division A French Euroleague team.

They may not have been NBA players, but they are definitely professional ball players, that play in the top division of the Euroleague.

basketball.eurobasket.com/team...eims_Basket/416

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

no they aren't stop lying.  Butler was the only player on an actual professional roster and that was for 1 year before being released and floating around the DLeague and Europe.  
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 12:59 PM

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No you need to stop trolling.  As I said that team they played is made up of a few former college Div I players that aren't professionals ie the equivalent of a decent middle pack SEC team.  We've played better teams in the AAC so quit talking out of your behind.   Is UK good?  Yes.  Did they beat a former NBA team?  NO!
TheOnlyVariable wrote: So....as I was saying.....

Some of you guys really need to grow up.

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--- TarBabyBlueHeel wrote:


Not to defend Variable or UK because I have no dog in this fight, but he's not lying. They most certainly played against professional ball players. Champagne Chalon-Reims is a Division A French Euroleague team.

They may not have been NBA players, but they are definitely professional ball players, that play in the top division of the Euroleague.

basketball.eurobasket.com/team...eims_Basket/416

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

no they aren't stop lying.  Butler was the only player on an actual professional roster and that was for 1 year before being released and floating around the DLeague and Europe.  
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 1:08 PM

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That's fair and all, but you can't really speak in absolutes like you are. You have no clue how that team would fair in the NCAA tournament, yet you speak on it as being a fact. That's not the case.

Look, I get the disdain for UK, I do, but the bottomline is that those guys play in the top division in Euroleague basketball, and they are professionals ball players, so he wasn't lying.

Plus, regardless of your opinion of how good or bad they are, and even though they don't play in the NBA, you still have to be pretty good at basketball to get paid figues six to play Div A Euroleague ball.

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Right, and I know you aren't trying to defend him but that's a pro team in France.  It's basically the equivalent of beating Tennessee or a decent Mississippi St team.  That team in France wouldn't make it out of the first weekend of the NCAA tourney.   UK lost to NIT bound Arkansas twice last year.  
TarBabyBlueHeel wrote:
Not to defend Variable or UK because I have no dog in this fight, but he's not lying. They most certainly played against professional ball players. Champagne Chalon-Reims is a Division A French Euroleague team.

They may not have been NBA players, but they are definitely professional ball players, that play in the top division of the Euroleague.

basketball.eurobasket.com/team...eims_Basket/416

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

no they aren't stop lying.  Butler was the only player on an actual professional roster and that was for 1 year before being released and floating around the DLeague and Europe.  
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 1:12 PM

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I had friends Tarheel that played in some of those leagues.  Good players but both are right.  Good teams but they wouldn't be a threat to go far in a tournament.  I don't know and neither does anyone else on this board but I'm sure there are 25 NCAA teams better than that team.  Not taking up for anyone.  I think UK is top 5 but that's not a good measurement.  The team that UK played wasn't even ranked as a top 25 team among the European teams.   I know everyone can keep arguing back and forth but the bottom line is the European teams are outmatched.
TarBabyBlueHeel wrote:
That's fair and all, but you can't really speak in absolutes like you are. You have no clue how that team would fair in the NCAA tournament, yet you speak on it as being a fact. That's not the case.

Look, I get the disdain for UK, I do, but the bottomline is that those guys play in the top division in Euroleague basketball, and they are professionals ball players, so he wasn't lying.

Plus, regardless of your opinion of how good or bad they are, and even though they don't play in the NBA, you still have to be pretty good at basketball to get paid figues six to play Div A Euroleague ball.

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

Right, and I know you aren't trying to defend him but that's a pro team in France.  It's basically the equivalent of beating Tennessee or a decent Mississippi St team.  That team in France wouldn't make it out of the first weekend of the NCAA tourney.   UK lost to NIT bound Arkansas twice last year.  
TarBabyBlueHeel wrote:
Not to defend Variable or UK because I have no dog in this fight, but he's not lying. They most certainly played against professional ball players. Champagne Chalon-Reims is a Division A French Euroleague team.

They may not have been NBA players, but they are definitely professional ball players, that play in the top division of the Euroleague.

basketball.eurobasket.com/team...eims_Basket/416

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

no they aren't stop lying.  Butler was the only player on an actual professional roster and that was for 1 year before being released and floating around the DLeague and Europe.  
TheOnlyVariable wrote:
We played club teams......UK is playing professional ball players.....

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--- cardcrazyguy wrote:

They (not Bilas but others) said the same crap last year . Just remember we won by 50 against the Bahamas team during a year where we lost 10 games
Last year before the tournament UK wasn't even in the top 25 in neither poll.

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Posted: 8/14/2014 1:16 PM

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UK has ridiculous talent (they can thank WWW for that), but their 1 Achilles heel is coaching.

Cal is a mediocre game coach. Sometimes talent overcomes it (2012 & March 2014 run), sometimes it doesn't (2013-Feb 2014, first UK team, etc)

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