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by ChicAggie
February 15th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Vote for Sam!
Replies: 137
Views: 9888

Re: Vote for Sam!

Looks like the Captcha has been improved/updated: today it required me to identify all the pictures with a specific object -- bicycles, buses, etc.
by ChicAggie
February 14th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: HJ news......wow
Replies: 28
Views: 2816

Re: HJ news......wow

HJ is embarrassingly uninformed.
by ChicAggie
February 14th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Anderson
Replies: 25
Views: 1814

Re: Anderson

Anderson should play more. Bean is averaging just over 6 points over the last 3 games and it is just a little better over the the last 6. Bean is a better rebounder, but he wasn't great against CSU. For a team that struggles on offense, we could use him. I don't care who he takes minutes from. He i...
by ChicAggie
February 14th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Anderson
Replies: 25
Views: 1814

Re: Anderson

Sl7vk wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 7:53 am
I would start Brito or a Anderson that can't guard the perimeter at the 3, versus Miller all day long.
Amen to that, brother.
by ChicAggie
February 13th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Can we win with only three productive players?
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

Re: Can we win with only three productive players?

Brito and Anderson are the X-Factors. Really interesting stat, and Brito's regression since the first 10 games of the season has certainly been a big factor in our losses since then (combined with Miller averaging 1.4 makes on 5.6 attempts from beyond the arc in conference play and sub-par play from...
by ChicAggie
February 13th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Can we win with only three productive players?
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

Re: Can we win with only three productive players?

Simple fact is Bean has not been nearly as good in conference a he was out of conference. Some off that is with Queta back he has fewer opportunities for rebounds and fewer shots, however he seems to be missing more inside/ layups that he was in OOC. OOC he was our MVP, in conference he is solid bu...
by ChicAggie
February 13th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Can we win with only three productive players?
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

Re: Can we win with only three productive players?

I should have been more clear about the question posted in the OP: "can we win" was not intended to imply "can we win a single game," it was intended to imply "can we win enough to make the NCAA tournament and perhaps win a game or two there?" I came into this season suggesting I would be highly dis...
by ChicAggie
February 13th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Vote for Sam!
Replies: 137
Views: 9888

Re: Vote for Sam!

Is there any way the fan voting was re-set? Markus Howard at Marquette had the lead just a couple days ago with well over 30% of the vote after several days of voting, and now he's down to 5.2%
by ChicAggie
February 13th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Vote for Sam!
Replies: 137
Views: 9888

Re: Vote for Sam!

Some posters here seem to know WAY too much about the BYU-P fan board. I think I've followed links on this forum over to their board a grand total of 3-4 times in the last 20 years. In my limited exposure, that forum sucks a$$ -- particularly compared to this forum -- and anyone who prefers that for...
by ChicAggie
February 11th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Vote for Sam!
Replies: 137
Views: 9888

Re: Vote for Sam!

Crap. Markus Howard has blown past Sam. One of you CS nerds needs to put some of your robot-tech to work fixing this problem.
by ChicAggie
February 11th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Can we win with only three productive players?
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

Re: Can we win with only three productive players?

Our 2 elite players and 1 very good player make us tough to beat. Interesting that you single out one player as not being on the same level as the other two. I assume you mean Bean -- though the advanced stats (both NetRtg and WS/40) suggest he has actually contributed more to wins than Merrill and...
by ChicAggie
February 11th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Can we win with only three productive players?
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

Re: Can we win with only three productive players?

most teams are relying on three very productive offensive players while the rest of the team fills in the gaps each night scrambling for rebounds and loose balls and few contributions on offense Most GOOD teams that are vying for conference championships have at least five players who could be star...
by ChicAggie
February 11th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Can we win with only three productive players?
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

Re: Can we win with only three productive players?

It is tough, but a little perspective never hurts. 2 years ago under Duryea if you could foresee to now and be 19-7 overall and coming off a MW championship would you take it? I am not downplaying that we have several players that are struggling. With that being said we are still by most standards ...
by ChicAggie
February 9th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: 2 for 19 shooting from 3?
Replies: 24
Views: 1507

Re: 2 for 19 shooting from 3?

Bairstow . . . [is] fulfilling all of my expectations. Really? While he is a true freshman, I had higher expectations after hearing so many great things about him. He often fails the eye test -- regularly looking overmatched and out-of-control -- and the advanced metrics support the fact that he is...
by ChicAggie
February 9th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Can we win with only three productive players?
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

Can we win with only three productive players?

Since our pre-conference schedule included a decent number of cupcakes, Queta was out, and two players who performed well pre-conference - Brito and Anderson - have struggled or been uneven in conference games, this discussion is intended to focus ONLY on conference play. In conference play, we have...
by ChicAggie
February 9th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Recruiting
Replies: 82
Views: 6290

Re: Recruiting

Both look like huge upgrades over our current situation.
by ChicAggie
January 23rd, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Darwin Thompson to the Super Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: Darwin Thompson to the Super Bowl

Looked like Mahomes was not happy with Thompson on the hot route when Thompson didn't get his head around to look for the ball.
by ChicAggie
January 22nd, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Porter
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: Porter

He also seems to get called for charging more than any PG in Aggie history. Not sure what it is exactly, but it seems to reveal some flaw in his ball handling/driving ability, i.e., he seems to just lower his head and drive at times rather than keep his head on a swivel seeking to avoid contact and ...
by ChicAggie
January 22nd, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Did anyone else, while walking to their car after the game
Replies: 24
Views: 2360

Re: Did anyone else, while walking to their car after the game

Or was it that word that starts with an "F" and ends with "UCK?" I think you know the word I mean. "Firetruck."
by ChicAggie
January 22nd, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Porter
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: Porter

I think Brito played better with Merrill, Miller, Bean, and Queta than he does coming off the bench. Totally agree. Brito looks better in the facilitator role than he does as a non-facilitating wing. He also looked better last night in that role than Porter has all season. Let's give that a shot . ...
by ChicAggie
January 22nd, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Miller's shot
Replies: 37
Views: 2299

Re: Miller's shot

How about that 1-on-4 25-foot attempt by Miller in the first half? I believe it was the one right after the Bean steal. I can't believe that is the shot Coach Smith wants on that play. Miller is .239 from beyond the arc in conference play (.216 coming into last night's game), which translates to onl...
by ChicAggie
January 22nd, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Miller's shot
Replies: 37
Views: 2299

Re: Miller's shot

AngusAg wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 8:09 am
Miller is trying to win at Battleship with a random number generator.
Why are you suddenly attacking my Battleship strategy!? Seems a bit personal.
by ChicAggie
January 21st, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Negative Contribution By Players Outside Top Three
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Re: Negative Contribution By Players Outside Top Three

TO be fair, though...the SDSU stats for WS/40 you cite above are for all games. USU's stats don't look that different with all games considered: https://i.postimg.cc/GBpqVsVg/image.png You're right, I should have compared apples-to-apples, but looking at USU's entire season isn't focusing on what's...
by ChicAggie
January 21st, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Negative Contribution By Players Outside Top Three
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Re: Negative Contribution By Players Outside Top Three

The win shares tell the true story. We can't afford to bench Brito or Porter right now due to bad shooting. They are contributing in other ways which help. Unfortunately, we don't have better options than them right now. You might be right regarding not having better options, but outside Merrill, B...
by ChicAggie
January 21st, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Negative Contribution By Players Outside Top Three
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Re: Negative Contribution By Players Outside Top Three

I wonder how much our coaching staff is into these advanced stats? I have to believe most coaching staffs these days are well aware and look at them often, but I wonder how many let the stats influence or dictate the personnel they have on the court? Some coaches definitely rely heavily on advanced...
by ChicAggie
January 20th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Negative Contribution By Players Outside Top Three
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Negative Contribution By Players Outside Top Three

In conference play, eight Aggies have averaged 10+ MPG: Merrill (37.7), Miller (31.4), Bean (30.0), Porter (29.6), Brito (26.3), Queta (22.2), Anderson (16.0), and Bairstow (10.9). Unfortunately, only Merrill, Bean, and Queta have been positive contributors for the Aggies, while the other five have ...
by ChicAggie
January 16th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: UNM player woes continue...
Replies: 18
Views: 1800

Re: UNM player woes continue...

mcaggie1 wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Rocky Mountain High-John Denver
(A little more easy listening...but it fits)
Actually it doesn't fit. This was an 80s list. RMH is a 70s song. It might fit on a 70s sing-along list.
by ChicAggie
January 16th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Bodie Reeder, the next OC
Replies: 59
Views: 5646

Re: Bodie Reeder, the next OC

Utilizing the run equally with the pass is passe. The offenses that score the most points are spread/west-coast/Air Coryell style offenses, not old-timey 3-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offenses. Offenses that move the ball most effectively get their best athletes in open space in on-on-one situations a...
by ChicAggie
January 15th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Bean
Replies: 33
Views: 3492

Re: Bean

But you can’t always have him and Queta on the floor both within 10 ft of the basket. It messes with the spacing. And I don’t think anyone is arguing for Bean to become a volume three point shooter. Just 1-3 attempts per game when he is wide open. 1-3 3PA/game for Bean "when he is wide open?" I'm m...
by ChicAggie
January 15th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: UNM player woes continue...
Replies: 18
Views: 1800

Re: UNM player woes continue...

It is a great f'n song, isn't it? In terms of 80s sing-along songs that have withstood the test of time, it's up there. Others that come to mind: Don't Stop Believin' - Journey Living On A Prayer -- Bon Jovi You Shook Me All Night Long -- AC/DC Take On Me -- a-ha With Or Without You/Where the Street...
by ChicAggie
January 15th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Bairstow is improving.
Replies: 32
Views: 3003

Re: Bairstow is improving.

My two biggest take-aways from the Nevada game: 1. Bairstow's confidence and play have improved significantly -- though he ended up with five turnovers (unacceptable), he had fewer moments where he seemed over-matched and out-of-control. He made his shots (1-1 3PA, 2-3 2PA), grabbed a couple rebound...
by ChicAggie
January 15th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: UNM player woes continue...
Replies: 18
Views: 1800

Re: UNM player woes continue...

aggies22 wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 9:00 pm
When a guy is bouncing from school to school it's always a bad sign.
The exception that proves the rule: https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/pl ... ney-1.html

And another one: http://bitly.com/1H9DQSz
by ChicAggie
January 15th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Merrill Eye
Replies: 44
Views: 3357

Re: Merrill Eye

USU78 wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 10:31 am
Just checked the online translate to confirm what I thought. Feminine dentist is dentiste (F f noun "dentist").
While that may be true in other parts of the world, it's not true in Utah. It's "dentresses." Story checks out.