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Belmont fans think we don't deserve the pub we're getting

Posted: 1/31/2013 1:40 PM

Belmont fans think we don't deserve the pub we're getting 


"One of the things that bothers me most about MTSU is all the national and local press they are getting. Belmont crushed the Raiders, yet MTSU is getting all sorts of credit for beating schools above the red line who are having terrible years."



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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:44 PM

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I meant to post this in the basketball forum. Could one of you mods please move it. Thanks.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:05 PM

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TrueBlue147 wrote: "One of the things that bothers me most about MTSU is all the national and local press they are getting. Belmont crushed the Raiders, yet MTSU is getting all sorts of credit for beating schools above the red line who are having terrible years."



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They have been local media darlings for years. I remember local press giving them plenty of love even in the years where we were smoking them every year.

That loss really irritates me because if it weren't for it I think we could feel much better about a potential at large bid.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:40 PM

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Our freshman class is bigger than their entire enrollment. Blow it out your ears, Belmont.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:09 PM

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"Our freshman class is bigger than their entire enrollment"-Man you got us there. Still doesn't negate the fact that you have a less impressive resume than Belmont. Don't believe me? I will spell it out for you:

Belmont
RPI: 17
SOS: 22
Opponent SOS: 141
Non Conf SOS: 4
RPI Top 50: 1-2
RPI Top 100: 5-3
RPI Top 150: 8-4
RPI Sub 150: 7-0

MTSU
RPI: 35
SOS: 114
Opponent SOS: 130
Non Conf SOS: 15
RPI Top 50: 1-2
RPI Top 100: 2-3
RPI Top 150: 7-3
RPI Sub 150: 11-1

I'm not suggesting Belmont should receive an at-large but your resume is not that great and is not deserving of Top 25 votes. I'm fine with you being the media darlings quite honestly, it hurts you come tournament time.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:15 PM

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Why do we hate on every fanbase?  Belmont is a great school and has a very good basketball team.  The better they do the better that loss looks.  Let's just take case of ourselves and quit hatting.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:24 PM

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Why in the hell is everyone talking mess about the other team. We are both in the same freakin boat. We both have been medie darlings at different times. I would defanitely say that Belmont is the media darling for bball right now. We are the media darling for our entire athletic dept. Which is well deserved.

Both teams are very good.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:22 PM

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Belmont is a solid program. I respect them and Byrd. That said, our tourney drought is frustrating, but it's not like they've ever made the second round. They're always the @#%-major darlings, and all they have to show for it is an 0-5 NCAA Tournament record, with one moral victory against Duke. At least we used to occasionally win NCAA games when we made the tourney...
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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:10 PM

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I posted this in another thread a few days ago, but I really wish we could play them again. Belmont is good, but I think we are a completely different team than the one that laid a turd in the Curb.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:11 PM

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Let's play them in the Big Dance Sweet 16 !


ClarksvilleRaider wrote: I posted this in another thread a few days ago, but I really wish we could play them again. Belmont is good, but I think we are a completely different team than the one that laid a turd in the Curb.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:43 PM

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BlueHillbilly wrote: Let's play them in the Big Dance Sweet 16 !


ClarksvilleRaider wrote: I posted this in another thread a few days ago, but I really wish we could play them again. Belmont is good, but I think we are a completely different team than the one that laid a turd in the Curb.
That would be awesome!
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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:14 PM

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Belmont is a solid program. I respect them and Byrd. That said, our tourney drought is frustrating, but it's not like they've ever made the second round. They're always the @#%-major darlings, and all they have to show for it is an 0-5 NCAA Tournament record, with one moral victory against Duke. At least we used to occasionally win NCAA games when we made the tourney...

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Completely agree with this statement. They've streamlined a lousy conference every year to get beat in the first round. More than we can say at this point for the last 20 years, but they are by no means a Butler as many talk about them like.

Our game this year we shot 18% from three and 26% from the floor. You don't win a game EVER with those stats and you rarely play that bad. Mind you, this all happened in the second half. The game was a game of two-halls. Not the ass stomping like people make it out to be.
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Posted: 2/1/2013 9:44 AM

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To be honest, I don't really understand why they are mad that we are getting press. They are ranked higher with a better RPI. They are getting their props. However, at 19-4 and with the 6th highest number of wins, we should be getting a good amount of press. They are 18-4 and beat us but they lost to a team we beat by 14. Plus, we beat Ole Miss who is ranked 16th in the nation right now and we have wins over Vandy and UCF who beat Belmont. Belmont has 2 good wins. Stanford (who is having a down year at 13-8) and us.

I know they're mad about not getting the same amount of press as us but they also have to understand that they are in the OVC. Besides Murray St and EKU, who else is kicking up dust? This is in no way intended as a diss but we are playing well with our 2nd consecutive successful season. We went 27-7 last year with wins over UT and Marshall in the NIT and took Minnesota to the edge and Belmont finished 27-8 with a blowout loss to Georgetown in the "big dance" which doesn't matter that much IMO. I'd rather get postseason wins against good squads with big names than say we went to the NCAA tourney and got our a$$es kicked. If Belmont had to play UT, Marshall and Minnesota last year, they would have gone 2-3 with those 3 last year. No doubt in my mind. Those teams aren't North Forida, Florida GC and Kennesaw State.

This year, we are looking to possibly improve on last year's record. Why wouldn't we get press? We also announced our arrival to C-USA very recently. That's getting us a lot of press as well. Sorry Belmont, you're a good team with a great record in a weak conference. Enjoy your success and I hope you get to the dance again.

However, we are gonna get press. We had a game on ESPN2 last week with a packed house as we rocked a WKU team with a lot of history and credibility behind their name. Why wouldn't we get some love from ESPN?

We are both great teams. It is what it is. We deserve the press we are getting. Get used to it.
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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:42 AM

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blueraiderjt wrote: 
" I'd rather get postseason wins against good squads with big names than say we went to the NCAA tourney and got our a$$es kicked."
I thought I was the only person that felt that way. The way things broke for us, we were much better off to play in the NIT than NCAA last year. Look at some of the teams that played in the NIT last year... Minnesota, Ole Miss, Akron, Miami, us, I think Oregon was in there... A lot of schools that are having great years this year.
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Posted: 2/1/2013 1:11 PM

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As a devout non-believer I must say:

Proverbs 14:30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.
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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:30 AM

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Who really cares what a few Belmont fans think? Let's just enjoy our team and the season we are having.
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:19 PM

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I am proud of MTSU and Belmont this year and hold degrees from both institutions.  This Belmont fan is cheering for the Blue Raiders and this MTSU fan is cheering for the Bruins.  biggrin
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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:32 PM

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Im not a 50/50 guy but Belmont is defanitely my second favorite athletic program. I think we should play home and home every year.

FranklinRaider315 wrote: I am proud of MTSU and Belmont this year and hold degrees from both institutions.  This Belmont fan is cheering for the Blue Raiders and this MTSU fan is cheering for the Bruins.  biggrin
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Posted: 2/4/2013 12:10 AM

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Who do you pull for when MT plays Memphis in football? (not that it matters)

I thought you pulled for MT if not mistaken.

Love your post on the Tiger board, even though you get a lot of resistance. You seem to have a good head on your shoulders.


FranklinRaider315 wrote: I am proud of MTSU and Belmont this year and hold degrees from both institutions.  This Belmont fan is cheering for the Blue Raiders and this MTSU fan is cheering for the Bruins.  biggrin


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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:12 AM

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I also hold a degree from Belmont too, but The Blue Raiders are my team through thick and thin, even though I didn't attend school at MT. Went to the MT Belmont game this season and did not have an issue with wearing my Blue Raider gear.  Belmont is a great school with a very good hoops program. Proud to root for both.

GO BIG BLUE!!!!

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