Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by twodaparty, Jan 12, 2020.
I think your memory is spot-on.
Remember people pulling their hair out on here in some of Donovan's later seasons, because we couldn't get a decent shot off in the final minutes of close games? People go berserk over common issues that pretty much all teams struggle with at times. And, of course, any loss in conference play spells the end of every season. And, hysteria reaches epic proportions if the team loses 2 or 3 SEC games in a row.
And, of course, the opposite positive reaction is often true when we string together a few SEC wins.
I'll be disappointed, too, if this team doesn't have a good season; doesn't continue the obvious (well, at least to objective outsiders) improvement trends; and doesn't become a very tough out in the tournaments to come. But, there's a lot of season left to write that story.
In the meantime, I'll continue to watch every game in real time that I can - pacing several miles throughout (according to my Fitbit) - shooting "air FTs" myself before each of our FTs - cursing loudly at every numb-nut turnover - cursing even more loudly at egregious referee calls (the dog has learned to stay out of the man-cave when I'm watching Gator games - somehow he just knows) - and egging "the boys" on as long as a comeback is at least physically possible (long after some of the guys on this thread have turned the game off)! Go Gators!
I like this attitude!
Can more aspire to be like regurgitator?! And not regurgitate (too much) while watching the gators?
Objective outsiders see improvement trends? We stunk in the first half against Alabama, played a good 2nd half against Alabama and a good game against South Carolina, and stunk it up against Missouri. That doesn’t look like an improvement trend to me.
Welcome to my thread. Appreciate the post!
What I've learned over the years here on NBN is that losing draws more fans to the forum than winning does. Why that is I'll let others decide for themselves.
Oh, and I've also learned that some fans change their minds like the changing of the wind.
The pitchfork & torches crowd outnumber the sunshine pumpers?
or, “wanna-be-coaches” want to display their sports/coaching acumen?
or a diaper.
Ultimately with any coach I ask myself, if I had my way would I give this guy/woman a 20 year contract (after I have had enough evidence on potential/results)? I'm not a 100% no on CMW, but it's definitely above 60%. He just puts off lack of confidence to me.
After year 2 with Billy my answer was absolutely yes. Even with the several 1 or 2 and done years and the Calathes NIT years. You knew he'd figure it out. Plus games were mostly fun to attend. I have season tix and I know it's not good when games start to feel a little like a hassle to attend. My expectations with basketball is the same as football, make it fun to watch the games, contend most years for conference title and be in the mix toward the end of the year for post-season success.
BTW, I'd answer yes for Mullen right now before we've won anything. I'm confident he will get us there.
Like everyone else I used to watch every game. Now if I need to do something else, I record and watch later. Other years I missed games as well but then if I recorded and we lost by 15-20 points I would watch to see what happened. Now I pretty much already know what happened and don't need to watch later.
That's the difference for me.
My pleasure. I just thought that this was a really interesting topic. I hope the team can turn it around.
It is funny to m,e we have a 4 page post and half the posters say they have lost interest in the Gators BB team but they still post about it. Many of them post about BB on a regular basis and even more it seems recently.
I don't look for meaningful "trends" over 3 or 4 games. As I mentioned, there have been many seasons where we might lose 2 or 3 games in a row, and many fans completely write off the team. Then, we turn it around and win several games, and many assume we've got it all figured out. I resist both ends of the pendulum swings. Basketball is almost as bad as golf in terms of how week-to-week and even round-to-round (or hole-to-hole), players/teams can go from looking like world beaters to complete losers, and vice versa, in no time.
But since the beginning of the season:
1. We have consistently risen in various computer polls (other than maybe some initial drops based on preseason rankings).
2. I think our metrics in most offensive (not sure about defensive) categories have "consistently" (in a herky-jerky stock market way as I would expect) risen.
3. I think all the non-UF analysts would agree (and have made comments along those lines) that we are improving as the season goes along. This isn't researchable like the first 2 items, but I bet they'd agree with that even if they weren't on tv.
I am seeing several things. First, the defense has gotten worse. Second, Blackshear is the only big man on the team with any offensive game. Third, AN is blowing hot and cold, and we are losing when he blows cold. Lewis has improved, but we have not figured out how to take full advantage of his skill set and the skill set of several other of our young players.
Well said. You should post more often.
Agree 100% . Unfortunately I'm afraid we'll be 0-3 this season
Personally I haven't lost interest. I just find them no fun to watch. Which is a shame because I was looking forward to rounds 1 & 2 in Tampa. Looks like f$u will be there instead...
Umm . . . what are you talkin' about Hall? I don't change my mind. Wait yes I do. Well, only sometimes! But not really.
Can you clarify which metrics have consistently risen? This was a #6 ranked team at the start of the season. Has the ranking somehow consistently risen? As for the offense:
Assist/TO - #207
Scoring O - #117
Shooting % - #169
3pt % - #208
Which of these rankings consistently rose?
You're obviously not being objective.