Shaddix wrote:pick6pedro wrote:Shaddix wrote:pick6pedro wrote:Shaddix wrote:pick6pedro wrote:Shaddix wrote:pick6pedro wrote:Did I hear right? VT has 6 scholarship players suited up tonight? Shaddix of course will claim this 2nd road win (if) of the last 2 seasons means they are officially over that hump.
That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying without that our team has played good ball, enough to get the job done with 95% of scoring coming from underclassmen. Did you think BC would be Clemson, VT, and a ranked FSU last year? Hell no, but they raised their game and they did. They are playing decent ball now.
Your main problem is that you take their high end of achievement as some kind of average. The horrible losses even those wins out and put them in a place far below their max potential over the course of a full season. Do I believe they can progress and surprise a lot of teams and that future years can bring a higher upside? Yes. Have they shown they can win in a top hoops league? No.
Just be a little more realistic and less cheerleader and you wouldn't have to go through this over and over.
And you problem is that you don't take into account youth. I went through this with teddy earlier int he week with Maryland. If you'd like to take a look, I listed every school's bad losses. Everyone plays bad games, realize that. Wins build confidence for young teams.
I did and have taken to account youth...guess you don't consider the talk of the future as a reference to that. Even in this short paragraph you're giving wins more credence than losses. You're fairly helpless in your blind optimism.
Because wins deserve more credence than losses, especially when your defense has improved ten fold since your last loss (not including NC State, we played great D).
People are quick to forget that the only person on this roster to win an ACC road game is Danny Rubin.
Teams should be judged on their work as a whole, not based on their best possible game against an opponent's worst.
No one has forgotten, that's part of how we got here, Junior.
You basically just proved my point. Your judging a team as a WHOLE that is ranked 5th youngest in the entire NCAA D1. Our record reflects that. But as of right now, BC is 1-1 in the ACC. There ya go, Pedey
Do you tend to forget who you're on the phone with in the middle of a conversation?