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Forum: College Basketball 04-03-2001, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,956
Posted By Tom Baker
Yes, Duke winning the title was completely...

Yes, Duke winning the title was completely attributable to the refs. It had nothing whatsoever to do with outplaying Arizona or the Wildcats not shooting well.

Honestly, a post like that really...
Forum: College Basketball 04-02-2001, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,956
Posted By Tom Baker
I don't understand your point. Sure I'm biased...

I don't understand your point. Sure I'm biased towards Duke because I grew up a few miles from the school, I've met the coach and I like him, and I've met several players as well. But everyone is...
Forum: National Football League 04-02-2001, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,942
Posted By Tom Baker
Well, I guess I can't say anything. Green's QB...

Well, I guess I can't say anything. Green's QB rating was a nice 101.8 last season in the 8 games he played (including 5 starts) with a 4 to 1 TD to INT ratio. BUT, how many of those games were...
Forum: College Basketball 04-02-2001, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,956
Posted By Tom Baker
Looking at raw numbers of fouls undermines the...

Looking at raw numbers of fouls undermines the argument by ignoring the following: for the 20 years of Coach K's tenure, Duke's motion offense has called for dribble penetration to draw the D, then...
Forum: College Basketball 04-02-2001, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,956
Posted By Tom Baker
That's interesting, but you're comparing teams...

That's interesting, but you're comparing teams across different conferences against different opponents with different officials, so what has been proven? Your data set is simply too large to pull...
Forum: College Basketball 04-02-2001, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By Tom Baker
Success breeds contempt...isn't it amazing how...

Success breeds contempt...isn't it amazing how teams that seem to win always seem to get the calls? There was some fishy stuff in Duke-Maryland IV--there should have been no foul called when Baxter...
Forum: National Football League 04-02-2001, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,942
Posted By Tom Baker
Boy, but aside from that one season with...

Boy, but aside from that one season with Washington, what has Trent Green done? OK, he was hurt in preseason, which led to the discovery of Kurt Warner, but I think even I could have put some decent...
Forum: College Basketball 04-01-2001, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By Tom Baker
Incredible comeback by Duke against Maryland. ...

Incredible comeback by Duke against Maryland. From down 22 to winning by 11...they are going to be extremely tough to beat Monday night, because even if they're down, they still believe they can...
Forum: National Football League 03-30-2001, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tom Baker
I think he should be entitled to some...

I think he should be entitled to some compensation from the Browns, as his career-ending injury wasn't a direct result of the play...I wonder what his contract includes? Surely there's something...
Forum: National Football League 03-29-2001, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tom Baker
Definitely worth it. And I even like the fact...

Definitely worth it. And I even like the fact that coaches can only challenge a limited number of calls per game. It becomes another element of strategy--when do you employ your review if you know...
Forum: National Football League 03-28-2001, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By Tom Baker
Hmmm, I don't know. With all the thuggery in...

Hmmm, I don't know. With all the thuggery in professional sports, trying to tighten things up a little and keep a decent image doesn't necessarily seem like a bad thing to me...but I don't know if...
Forum: College Basketball 03-27-2001, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,555
Posted By Tom Baker
Duke - MD

A tough game to call. There's more than one way to look at it.

Md might have confidence they can run with Duke. Really, they should be 2-1 or even 3-0 against the Devils this season. So there...
Forum: College Basketball 03-27-2001, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By Tom Baker
I didn't notice Walton commenting much on his...

I didn't notice Walton commenting much on his son's play (which wasn't particularly impressive anyway). I don't really pay much attention to the announcers anyway, since half of the stuff they say...
Forum: College Basketball 03-26-2001, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,357
Posted By Tom Baker
There's a lot of hearsay around Knight, but...

There's a lot of hearsay around Knight, but here's where I come down:

At worst, he's a bully and a tyrant and has no business coaching.

At best, he's a hothead who's lost touch with the game of...
Forum: College Basketball 03-26-2001, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,357
Posted By Tom Baker
But how many people are going to want to play for...

But how many people are going to want to play for him? No doubt that his hiring raises Texas Tech's profile dramatically in the near-term, there's no telling what long-term harm he could do. I...
Forum: College Basketball 03-26-2001, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,357
Posted By Tom Baker
I'm reminded of an old fable about the lady and...

I'm reminded of an old fable about the lady and the snake...a lady was walking by the road in winter and she saw a snake lying by the roadside, almost frozen to death. She picked up the snake and...
Forum: College Basketball 03-24-2001, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,357
Posted By Tom Baker
But weren't there something like 2000 people...

But weren't there something like 2000 people there?

It's hard for me to shake the feeling that Texas Tech (my mom's alma mater, BTW) has sold its soul for some notoriety. It's very interesting...
Forum: National Football League 03-24-2001, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By Tom Baker
Barry

No, he shouldn't come back. I'm not inside his head, but I think if he felt unfulfilled it wouldn't have been as easy for him to leave when he did, and to stay gone. He's one of the greatest...
Forum: College Basketball 03-23-2001, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By Tom Baker
I'm sure they will stay. Pitino didn't get...

I'm sure they will stay. Pitino didn't get courted by UNLV and spark a bidding war between Michigan and Louisville for nothing. He favors (or at least favored, at KY) a up-tempo style that college...
Forum: National Football League 03-23-2001, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By Tom Baker
That IS strange. Nobody's ever going to mistake...

That IS strange. Nobody's ever going to mistake Dilfer for a superstar QB, but it's very odd that he's on the outside looking in while the likes of Kitna and Leaf are still playing. What has Jon...
Forum: National Football League 03-23-2001, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By Tom Baker
Bledsoe has certainly never lived up to his...

Bledsoe has certainly never lived up to his considerable hype, although he's been stuck on some subpar teams.

In college, a standout player can carry a weak team. Doesn't work in the pros. ...
Forum: College Basketball 03-23-2001, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,555
Posted By Tom Baker
It just seems that even AFTER '98, if KY fans...

It just seems that even AFTER '98, if KY fans still hunger for revenge, it will never be sweet enough to erase that bitterness. I vividly remember watching the '92 Regional Final and hanging on...
Forum: College Basketball 03-23-2001, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By Tom Baker
Not being a KY resident or fan...seems to me Mr....

Not being a KY resident or fan...seems to me Mr. Rick is all about the $$. The definition of mercenary, but with an ego--word is he didn't like Michigan because even though the athletic dept. in Ann...
Forum: College Basketball 03-22-2001, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,555
Posted By Tom Baker
Didn't Kentucky GET revenge in '98? I remember...

Didn't Kentucky GET revenge in '98? I remember something about overcoming a 17-point deficit against Duke in the Regional Final in St. Pete, then going on to a National Championship in Tubby Smith's...
Forum: National Football League 03-22-2001, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tom Baker
There does seems to be something conspicious...

There does seems to be something conspicious about the DC-Baltimore area. But once upon a time the 'Skins and O's had something going. The Ravens don't seem to be quite as bad as those other...
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