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derbyguy

  • joined May 03, 2010
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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To pay or not to pay

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We had a discussion on this blog in the comments about a month ago about paying players. John Silver writes out far more clearly what I was trying to say in our discussion.

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Derbyguy's Annual UConn Recruiting Summary

Well, I've chipped away at it and I've finally got together my Third Annual UConn recruiting summary. The conference realignment musical chairs meant I had to add in a whole bunch of new schools...

Ollie interview on Katz Podcast

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During the interview, Katz asks Ollie who he thinks the favorites are for the Big East Tournament. Ollie mentions Georgetown, Marquette, St. John's and Providence. No mention of Cuse. I <3 Ollie.

Catholic Schools to dissolve Big East?

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Outside of Cincy and USF, I now hate every team in this year's version in the Big East. I hope MSG burns to the ground while they are all there this year.

UConn Alum Sherman goes Beast Mode in Preseason Game

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After losing his helmet, the aptly named "Shermanator" by Revenge of the Birds, chases down a runner 40 yards down the field. In a preseason game.

UConn Alumna Gonzalez has stellar game in upset of #2 Ranked Argentina

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"Katelyn Falgowski (Landenberg, Pa.) and Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, NY) were key in keeping Argentine star Luciana Aymar silent throughout the match. Amy Swensen (Grantville, Pa.) made crucial saves in net and the defense was solid in shutting down Argentina’s attack" "I think our teams strength is defense," said captain Lauren Crandall. "We knew we had to bring our best performance to today’s match and we did. I think todays win was an all-around team effort but Katelyn Falgowski and Melissa Gonzalez were exceptional in holding the best player in the world (Aymar) from attacking. They both played a consistent match throughout the 70 minutes and they definitely had the tallest task for today."

Boyle commits to BC

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I thought Coach P was supposed to get us all the good Connecticut players? Wasn't that one of the big reasons why he was hired?

President Hogan resigns from U of I

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Looks like he was not very good at his job. After seeing this, kinda glad he moved on. I've liked what Herbst has done so far. "Last month, a group of 130 distinguished professors from the Urbana campus wrote a letter to the trustees asking him to step down, as they had no confidence in his leadership."

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Sunday NCAA OpenThread

If anyone else is watching, I guess we can use this as our thread for today's games.

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TUBBCBNT The Remaining Kansas 1 vs. 9

I have to get to that minimum 75 word count, so that comes after the jump along with the poll.

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TUBBCBNT Traitors 2 vs. 10

I have to get to that minimum 75 Word count, so that comES afTER the jump aloNg wIth the poll.

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TUBBCBNT True Fans 2 vs. 7

I have to get to that minimum 75 word count, so that comes after the jump along with the poll.

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TUBBCBNT True Fans 3 vs. 6

I have to get to that minimum 75 word count, so that comes after the jump along with the poll.

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TheUConnBlog Bracket Challenge Bracket Name Tournament

The first round is complete!! It's been a pretty chalky tournament so far with only 7 upsets, four of those were 9's over 8's. I expect there to be a lot more in the second round. First 4 games of...

TNIAAM is finally getting focused

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One of their editors will be at the game and gameday with a sign. He's turned to his Cuse community for some input. The one wining right now is a "Silence of the Lambs" reference. I wanted to post the one KWIMH made from last year, but I can't seem to find it. Inexplicably, it did not make into the .gifs, shops, and paint compilation Meachem created last year. So. This long winded post is just me asking for some help with getting that Lamb shop posted over at TNIAAM. Whether someone else does it or posts it here and I can do it. Thanks!

Anyone else think Anjelica Huston in 50/50 looks like President Herbst?

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Anyone else think Anjelica Huston in 50/50 looks like President Herbst?

Remember when UConn almost got Linsanitied?

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Lin's Stat Line that game - 30 pts, 9 rbs, 3 ass, 3 stl, 2 blk Dyson was an assist short of a triple double that game.

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Coach P Recruiting

Last year, shortly after Edsall left us for his dream job and subsequent dreamy 2-10 season (EdsaLOL) I wrote a fanpost summarizing Edsall's recruiting while at UConn. It included some nifty ...

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Beating Up on Bad Teams?

Part of the discussions regarding the "ranking" of the Eagles defense was that this defense was only ranked so high because it beat up on "bad" teams. As we've seen ad nauseam now, the Eagles...

Stop SOPA and PIPA

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Not UConn related, but very much internet blog related. SBNation is officially opposed to SOPA. Wikipedia has shutdown for the day in opposition. Google is also opposed. Please go to either the Google or Wikipedia links to learn more and (hopefully) sign a petition in opposition. Thanks.

Orlovsky living rent free with Brown

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"I've been living at his house for four months, rent free," Orlovsky said, offering a sheepish grin. "He told me the hip check was the least I could do."

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Drummond?

[I can't post .gifs as fanshots, so the purpose of my post is the first comment.]

Jay Wright talking about Twitter

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Clip from an interview with Jay Wright where he discusses how he had all the coaches and players sign off their twitter accounts for the season. Relevant quote for UConn, "They can be tweeting one of their friends and say ... the coach is an idiot, he's not playing me and they're just talking to a friend..." Interview from 11/30

Greg Lloyd activated by Eagles

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Only posting cause I've wanted a Husky on the Eagles for a while. Merging of my favorite football teams! This is also for fcmonk.

Don't forget to cancel the video service

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This is a reminder for those that signed up to watch the preseason games. You will need to sign in at the linked website and cancel the service before the 30 day period is up (which is December 1st if you signed up the day of the first game).

I hate Grantland

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Congratulations. You list the reasons you don't like UConn, therefore UConn will not win. I know I know, he wasn't being serious about those being "reasons" why Connecticut will not repeat. But c'mon, if you are going to write an article hatin' on UConn and try to be cute about it. Come up with a more clever way to frame it. This just continues the haterade articles about my favorite sports teams put out by this garbage site. See article about the Maple Leafs. And then the shot at the Leafs again in another article about fans using the term "we" when talking about their favorite sports teams. The best part about the piece hating on UConn is that all of those "reasons" were true last year as well. So f*&$ you, we're winning anyways.

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Road Trip?

Any interest in wandering over to The Smoking Musket's open thread for the 2nd quarter tomorrow since the team is on the road as well?

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