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by TheAsianSensation
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: Urban Meyer
Replies: 35
Views: 1430

Re: Urban Meyer

Honestly, I think Ohio State is pushing this story further into the media because they want the attention on this and not the brewing wrestling scandal that makes domestic violence look like tiddlywinks.
by TheAsianSensation
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Schedule
Replies: 173
Views: 16015

Re: 2018-19 Schedule

You may be right - but if 26 wins, a single-digit losses,a likely top 3 finish, and a title game appearance in a top 10 (likely top 6-7) league doesn’t get you NCAA consideration let alone NIT consideration...it ain’t the schedule that’s broken. When was the last time a single-digit loss Valley tea...
by TheAsianSensation
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Schedule
Replies: 173
Views: 16015

Re: 2018-19 Schedule

The non-con will be irrelevant if.. 1. If we win 10+ games including 2 of the 3 against SMU, Penn St, and New Mexico 2. Win 11+ MVC games 3. Win 2 games in STL We'll either be in the dance, on the bubble, or guarantee an NIT bid. Win games - especially conference games - and everything takes care o...
by TheAsianSensation
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Schedule
Replies: 173
Views: 16015

Re: 2018-19 Schedule

You have sound methodology in targeting top teams from other good mid-major conferences. I agree with that strategy. But you targeted the Horizon leaders and Southland leaders. I don't think they're good enough to make the strategy work. Maybe not even the Fun Belt. I like them and squirrel likes th...
by TheAsianSensation
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Schedule
Replies: 173
Views: 16015

Re: 2018-19 Schedule

Was it stated anywhere if UIC is a H/H with return game for next year? I know we were looking to do that for that date. If so, the only known games I believe for next year would be UIC and IUPUI at home, and then a MWC on the road for the challenge. It is so important to run the table in this non-c...
by TheAsianSensation
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Schedule
Replies: 173
Views: 16015

Re: 2018-19 Schedule

The non-con will be irrelevant if.. 1. If we win 10+ games including 2 of the 3 against SMU, Penn St, and New Mexico 2. Win 11+ MVC games 3. Win 2 games in STL We'll either be in the dance, on the bubble, or guarantee an NIT bid. Win games - especially conference games - and everything takes care o...
by TheAsianSensation
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Schedule
Replies: 173
Views: 16015

Re: 2018-19 Schedule

BradleyBrave wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:53 pm
Prediction - The schedule will end up better than many think.

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by TheAsianSensation
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Schedule
Replies: 173
Views: 16015

Re: 2018-19 Schedule

This is what we'll be staring at going into Arch Madness. Bradley (24-6) (12-6) RPI 85 SoS 225 Vital signs: 10-5 R/N, non-con SoS 345, 0-1 vs. Group 1, 1-3 vs. Group 2 Signature wins: none Bad losses: none Do you see Bradley a small a potential NCAA tournament team? I don’t. That’s why I’m not too ...
by TheAsianSensation
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Schedule
Replies: 173
Views: 16015

Re: 2018-19 Schedule

This is what we'll be staring at going into Arch Madness.

Bradley (24-6) (12-6) RPI 85 SoS 225
Vital signs: 10-5 R/N, non-con SoS 345, 0-1 vs. Group 1, 1-3 vs. Group 2
Signature wins: none
Bad losses: none
by TheAsianSensation
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Schedule
Replies: 173
Views: 16015

Re: 2018-19 Schedule

Actually, let's go ahead and fire off a solitary gif.

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by TheAsianSensation
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: 2018-19 Schedule
Replies: 173
Views: 16015

Re: 2018-19 Schedule

I'm self-censoring myself on this one.
by TheAsianSensation
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"
Replies: 59
Views: 2070

Re: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"

I am against any system that takes all human element away from the selection process. I question the accuracy of any computer-based system. As long as a human committee is allowed to determine (and periodically change) which algorithms to use in the formula it can always be skewed toward a desired ...
by TheAsianSensation
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"
Replies: 59
Views: 2070

Re: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"

I'm also thinking back to that Wichita team a couple years ago that had a non-con SoS approaching 200. It was a worst-case scenario for them that year; they scheduled tough but every team they played had a worst-case scenario play out. Most of the results-based rankings had them low as a result - t...
by TheAsianSensation
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"
Replies: 59
Views: 2070

Re: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"

Just to throw one example out there, kenpom. Prediction-based metrics. Tries to compare teams by determining who would beat who. Their system would result in mass amounts of .500 and below BCS teams making the field. Mass amounts. Conference record would become even more meaningless than it is now. ...
by TheAsianSensation
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"
Replies: 59
Views: 2070

Re: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"

First off, you can't do a BCS-style selection process with basketball. There's 350 teams, and so many are non-factors. There's little difference between RPI 175 and RPI 325 from an on-court talent standpoint, but the formulas would treat them so differently. Because of the bloated size of D1, you c...
by TheAsianSensation
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"
Replies: 59
Views: 2070

Re: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"

First off, you can't do a BCS-style selection process with basketball. There's 350 teams, and so many are non-factors. There's little difference between RPI 175 and RPI 325 from an on-court talent standpoint, but the formulas would treat them so differently. Because of the bloated size of D1, you ca...
by TheAsianSensation
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"
Replies: 59
Views: 2070

Re: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"

Hot take: I don't think conference/college affiliation of the committee members mean a **** thing in the selection room.
by TheAsianSensation
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread
Replies: 236
Views: 10169

Re: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread

Go home World Cup, you're drunk
by TheAsianSensation
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Bradley Braves Basketball Forum
Topic: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"
Replies: 59
Views: 2070

Re: Deadspin: Mid-Majors Uniting to Bust NCAA "Cartel"

I think people underrate the changes being made by the Fun Belt and CUSA. No, it doesn't change everything, but there is tangible improvement. One thing the NCAA has leaned on heavily recently is Group 1 wins (and to a lesser extent, Group 2 wins). We've seen the committee pick the team that went 5-...
by TheAsianSensation
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: St. Louis Cardinals 2018
Replies: 378
Views: 28205

Re: St. Louis Cardinals 2018

Happy Mike Matheny Liberation Day, Cardinals fans!
by TheAsianSensation
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread
Replies: 236
Views: 10169

Re: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread

squirrel wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:15 am
North America is done after Mexico loses 2-nil to Brazil.
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by TheAsianSensation
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread
Replies: 236
Views: 10169

Re: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread

by TheAsianSensation
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread
Replies: 236
Views: 10169

Re: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread

I ignore seeding because Russia's went way down because they didn't participate in WCQ, which inflates everyone's ranking.

:joker
by TheAsianSensation
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread
Replies: 236
Views: 10169

Re: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread

So everyone knows how this thing plays out for England, right? They win the group, followed by complaining about being in the same quad as Brazil and in the same half as most of the other heavyweights, followed by an upset loss to Japan, right?
by TheAsianSensation
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread
Replies: 236
Views: 10169

Re: Ongoing 2018 World Cup thread

In memoriam:

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