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It's not cherry picking...
… it’s his whole tenure. Trying to portray O as this guy who immediately lifted LSU out of this historic malaise simply isn’t true. His first two seasons were ROUGH, and largely a continuation of the issues of the prior administration. 2019 looks like a massive outlier from both directions, not just playing poorly afterwards.
Though I give Orgeron a huge amount of credit for 2019. He wasn’t some passive observor. He made that hapen, and deserves all of the credit for it.
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Miles’ last three seasons were:
Yeah, he started 2016 2-2, but he lost to Wisconsin and Auburn, two really good tams. In fact, O and Miles would end up with the ame number of wins over teams who finishes above 500 in SEC play in 2016: 0. He didn’t so much right the ship in 2016 as ease into the easier part of the schedule. The 2015 team was a cancelled body bag game away from being 10-3.
And in 2017, he started 3-2 with two bad losses and a near loss to Syracuse, who was horrible. He rallied, and that is to his credit, but 2017 was a white knuckle ride that almost ended in utter disaster and 2018 was largely a missed opportunity, which we give a pass because of 2019 and also, the A&M refs were f’n awful. He has the perfect storm od 2019, but 2020 was a tire fire, which we’re handing out a free pass to.
Really, he’s only had two seasons which inprised confidence, 2018 and 2019. In no season but 2019 did his program look to be healthier than the last years of Miles and in fact, has suffered from almost the same exact deficiencies. Worse, as effort rarely seemed to be a problem under Miles like it sometimes does under O.
2019 was awesome. I don’t think it happens without Orgeron. But it’s looking like the outlier from both before and after.
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I think he's Arnsparger
Arnsparger was a great coach, but he probably thought way too highly of hismelf. He’s responsible for the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows, usually in the same season. The team was loaded but woefully inconsistent. Good for 8-9 wins, but those losses were epic.
The Caps always have a late pick and repeatedly trade their second rounder, so it makes sense they have a thin prospect pool. what is encouraging is that their three first round picks from 2018-20 are their top three propsects, and all project as at least second line/pair level. Given their lack of draft capital, the scouting department has done a great job indentifying late first rounders who can actually contribute at the NHL level.
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Oates probably desrves to be on the list, but he did only play 6 season in DC, and they weren’t his peak years. He was still a great passer, but he had lost a bit of a step from his Boston days when arrived in DC, though he was still excellent. Kuzy has played 8 years and while their assist totals are nearly even, Kuzy has nearly twice as many goals and probably should have a Conn Smythe Trophy. I just don’t see an argument for putting Oates ahead of Kuzy, and I think Pivonka might still be holding both of them off simply due to the value of 13 seasons in DC, though that gap with Kuzy is certanly closing.
With deepest apologies to Ridley.
Even we olds have cut the cord
Cable is dead, it just doesn’t know it yet. Look, I don’t care that much about the savings (though cable had gotten ridciulous), but what I want is ease of use and plenty of options. And as more and more programming was pushed to streaming, I found I already had an ESPN+, Netlfix, and Hulu account, so why not cut the cord? I was already paying for most of the streaming universe anyway.
Really, the only downside is the Bally’s thing. Now, I don’t really root for my local teams, so who cares that much, but the fact I cant just pop open a beer and watch the Rangers game is pretty stupid. I was paying for NHL.tv for out of market Caps games but the underrated part of the NHL rights package is now almost all of their games will be on ESPN+. So I just saved myself $200 a year. ESPN+ is the best app if you like college sports, hockey, and soccer… which I do. It’s cheap, and there’s an overwhelming amount of options.
Who DVR’s anymore? Seriously, I’m genuinely asking. Almost every show is streaming, so there’s no point to it unless you’re saving old LSU games which… meh.
Hulu’s user interface is bad even if its not the unholy terror that Amazon Prime’s is. Prime has some of the best options if you’re a movie dork, but my God… finding anything is a chore. I know this is a YTTV site, but I’ve enjoyed Hulu. It’s cheap, has a ton of original content, a great library of classic TV (who has two thumbs and just rewatched The Golden Girls in its entirety? This guy), and it consolidates some of your other apps into one place (ESPN and HBOMAx have part of their libraries on Hulu for no additional fee if you subscribe to their service). For we lazy olds, Hulu is still the best option.