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    Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    I just cringed everytime Fred was interviewed this off season and basically kept hyping up this team like we were the most amazing team on the planet. There was almost no way for them to live up to the hype.

    We were amassing all this NBA level talent and we were just going to dominate people. And then we come out and lay an egg against possibly the worst team we'll face all year.

    All the so-called talent in the world can't beat a well-coached, hustling, and inspired team like Drake was tonight. If we played with even half the intelligence and emotion that Drake did, we win by 20 IMO.

    I just think a good "team" is a lot greater than the sum of all it's parts. Unfortunately, all we have is some parts, but nothing that resembles a "team" at all.

    Fred hyped us up because, yes, we are very talented. Problem is, we have very little coaching, discipline, intelligence, emotion, and role players that are needed for success.


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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    We MUST run the table and beat Michigan the rest of the Non-Con. Then all doubt for me goes out the window.


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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    We've had 2 games...


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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    Okay, I was very disappointed tonight too but these threads are getting ridiculous.



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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    Fred also pleaded with fans to be patient in numerous interviews. I am sure he did not expect to lose to drake in the 2nd game, but he did expect a difficult transition for this team of newcomers.



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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    I just cringed everytime Fred was interviewed this off season and basically kept hyping up this team like we were the most amazing team on the planet. There was almost no way for them to live up to the hype.

    We were amassing all this NBA level talent and we were just going to dominate people. And then we come out and lay an egg against possibly the worst team we'll face all year.

    All the so-called talent in the world can't beat a well-coached, hustling, and inspired team like Drake was tonight. If we played with even half the intelligence and emotion that Drake did, we win by 20 IMO.

    I just think a good "team" is a lot greater than the sum of all it's parts. Unfortunately, all we have is some parts, but nothing that resembles a "team" at all.

    Fred hyped us up because, yes, we are very talented. Problem is, we have very little coaching, discipline, intelligence, emotion, and role players that are needed for success.
    You heard what you wanted to hear. Fred didn't over hype anything, but it sounds like you did. I highly doubt Drake will end up being the worst team in the country. Simons and Rice had solid games b/c they're pretty solid players.


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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    We beat ourselves. Anybody who knows basketball who saw this game knows that something like 7 missed layups at a D1 level is complete ******** and a fluke for any high conference team (please spare me the "We are not a high conference team" whiny ********). We obviously had some non-fluke things go wrong, but in my opinion, this game was a complete ******* fluke. I'll bet real money on it.



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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    You're right Fred should have told everyone that all of his players suck nuts



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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by cy4prez7 View Post
    We've had 2 games...
    This was a fifty point turnaround from the .500 team last year. That is major disaster.


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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    Fred also pleaded with fans to be patient in numerous interviews. I am sure he did not expect to lose to drake in the 2nd game, but he did expect a difficult transition for this team of newcomers.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Okay, I was very disappointed tonight too but these threads are getting ridiculous.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonecy View Post
    You heard what you wanted to hear. Fred didn't over hype anything, but it sounds like you did. I highly doubt Drake will end up being the worst team in the country. Simons and Rice had solid games b/c they're pretty solid players.
    All of the above.



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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    maybe he thinks they are really good?



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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    Time for clonedude to demand another apology.




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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    Until we set screens, it will be a long season.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, 3sus, Hallice, Deonte, Dustin, Abdel, Monte, Matt, and McKaT.

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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    If we are going to be good this season its going to take time, I agree they have to play more as a team than individuals, but thats going to take time when you have a bunch of transfers who have never played in a competitive game together before the season started.



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    Re: Why did Fred hype up this team so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Time for clonedude to demand another apology.



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