Start Ellerman (and Palo) on Senior Day

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  1. CornFedIABoy

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    The best time to let our bench seniors get their time on Senior Day is at the start of the game. Our first five minutes is unproductive even when we're playing well. Give Bubu and Tyler the spotlight of the starting announcement and put them on the floor at tip in place of Monte and Hogue. If they're a liability then replace them at the first dead ball. If they're holding their own, let them have their minutes.

    tl;dr Give them their spotlight and get it out of the way early.
     
  2. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    um no... and see bolded, we don't need to start in an even bigger hole than we normally do.
     
  3. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    And then when Niang comes in and scores a ton, it will help our all important "bench points" statistic.
     
  4. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    I doubt Bubu even sees a second of playing time.
     
  5. CynadoAlley

    CynadoAlley Well-Known Member

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    This happens often in high school. But the level of talent is like tee-ball to major league.
     
  6. IlliniCy

    IlliniCy Active Member

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    As special as Sr day will be for Ejim, it will be equally as awkward for Bubu.
     
  7. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

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    WIN THE GAME #1...............let seniors play if the game is won. Too much riding on this one for seeding. If we were 13-15, fine play the bench guys. But this means too much to lose an opportunity for even 1 extra point.
     
  8. CornFedIABoy

    CornFedIABoy Member

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    I don't think such a thing is possible.
     
  9. CapnCy

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    I go back and forth on this. i think the seniors deserve the recognition (and they DO get that with the framed jersey and stuff) as they all have worked hard in practice to make the team what it is, but it is about winning. Yes, would be GREAT to be up 20 with 2 mins to go and cycle them in (or cycle them out for a standing o), but I think even Ellerman knows that it's not about PT on senior day. Remember, he gets a NC ring too if we go that far, so seeding is what is needed now. :spinny:
     
  10. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, thats going to be very awkward in the building.
     
  11. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    This isn't high school. The number one goal is to win. And this is the type of opponent and game that Ellerman probably won't get 1 second of PT.
     
  12. ribsnwhiskey

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  13. CloneIce

    CloneIce Well-Known Member

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    No way. Game is way too important.
     
  14. abe2010

    abe2010 Well-Known Member

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    only if Ellerman goes all Skoglund on OSU
     
  15. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    Great idea!
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  16. ISUCY23

    ISUCY23 Well-Known Member

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    Won't be for me. I'll be cheering my loudest for him.
     
  17. Angie

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    This is not a good idea, no offense.
     
  18. CyStalker

    CyStalker Active Member

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    I just hope the fans are respectful. If you don't like him or disagree with him being on the team, just don't applaud. I hope the fans don't boo him. He is really good friends with many on the team, especially Ejim, and disrespecting him would just be low class IMO.
     
  19. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    How about we start Fred in an Ellerman jersey?
     
  20. bigdaddykane

    bigdaddykane Active Member

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    i would rather see bubu play more then ellerman
     

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