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West Region / Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« on: June 03, 2015, 02:02:44 am »
Congrats on having a Cat in the family!  Albertsons/Safeway, Dutch Bros, and Alfs are all good gift cards to get him.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« on: May 13, 2015, 02:29:24 am »
Can Bishop shoot midrange or is it all at the rim?  Good finisher regardless.

Linfield needs to start recruiting some size.  Some guys between 6'2"-6'5", shooters, good post players, and quick guards that can create space to shoot or pass.  Seems easy enough!


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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: February 25, 2015, 04:03:14 am »
Dude, I gotta go with the Whitworth guys on this one. You do not put your best foot forward in an argument concerning D3 men's basketball when you bring D1 comparisons into it.

The argument is not D1 vs D3, it's those that strive for excellence vs. those that don't.  You're telling me a school like Gonzaga (in the same city!) can compete with the best and the biggest schools in the country yet WW can't compete on a D3 level?!  You've all lost your minds.  The problem with Whitworth is that they follow the same safe system every year, which is only good enough to win the conference, not national level, and they're...oh how did Pinceone put it, "fine with that." (I know this is going to disappoint, but I'm all talked out on this one)

If a team was picked to finish last in the league by the coaches, and then turns around and makes the biggest jump of every team, does he not deserve to get votes for coach of the year blackhawks? Everyone was saying they were going to be the worst team, but became the 4th best team in the league, why not reward a guy for his improved team?

He should have been picked to finish last.  His team won 1 game last year.  But he's been at Willamette for 6 years.  He didn't inherit this team.  He recruited this team.  He made this current hoops program.  He's made his own bed.  Now he wins 8 games and finishes 4th and he's coach of the year? Come'on.
 

No, he took a really bad team and maximized their talent to win.  Good on him for doing more with less. 

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: February 24, 2015, 01:21:56 pm »
Best team's coach and best player should not be a lock for poy and coty.  Give it to who deserves it.  Kip has done a lot with little!  Nothing against Logie but look at what Kip has turned around

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: February 22, 2015, 01:52:30 pm »
Fun fact: Linfield didn't have a player average 10 ppg this year.  First time in program history.

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: February 22, 2015, 01:34:35 pm »
WW gets the title by not slipping up. The key to championships.

Winning the next two games is going to tough. Should be a fun league tournament. The Whits a both playing well right now. Nice to see Willamette back in the top part of the league. LC does not get much love on this board. Congrats to them for a great league season.

Playball, I was just trying to help get some LF fans at the game. All of your LF fans must of been at the Civil War game and tailgating afterwards. There were more Whitworth fans than LF fans at the basketball game that night.


Haha!  Touché!

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: February 22, 2015, 02:51:28 am »
Buc, rib as you will but at least I can point to something ridiculous that you thought would fly.  Civil war weekend and you wanted to see the game but we were scheduled at home against you guys.  "Well, we can get Gill coliseum if you wanted to reschedule."  Yes, Buc, we would love to reschedule our home game to a neutral site to appease the Rileys.  Makes sense! 

But yes, Linfield blows.  WW are perennial champs.  Congrats, you win. 

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: February 07, 2015, 01:43:02 pm »
Nwcsports.com has pacific at third.   I don't think they will hold that spot and believe they are swinging higher than they are at.  PLU was classic at that for the first half of the season in years past just to falter in the second.  Interesting year in the NWC!!

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: February 02, 2015, 01:43:28 am »
YESSSSS!  We beat Fox.  This tough season now has a redeeming quality. 

Side note:  George Fox calls Linfield, Sinfield.  Aren't they so clever!?  ::)

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: January 29, 2015, 12:25:56 pm »
My #2 is Linfield--for all the points that Rat brought up.  The football argument in nonsensical to me and I don't buy it.  I've never been around an athlete worth his salt who avoided a school with a good football program. In fact, when looking for a school, i think having more jocks around would be a huge attraction.

My niece plays a sport at Linfield and has talked about being a 2nd class citizen when it comes to football vs everyone else.  For example, when she was hurt last year she couldn't get any assistance by the training staff who told her to go away, that they only had time for the football players.  She ended up having to do her entire rehab stint herself off campus and going home on weekends to get her PT uncle to take care of it.

Totally believe it.  I had an inflamed disc in my back my sophomore or junior seasons.  I was told to deal with it and sent away.  It was a game day even! 

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: January 29, 2015, 12:23:54 pm »
Quote
9) LIN (football is king)

And National Championships in softball and baseball are chopped liver.

Bells! Geo Fox has two National Championships to Whitworth's how many?

Softball: football assistant is the head coach. (Who, if you didn't know, divorced his wife to marry a former player.  Not claiming indiscretion, but are you serious?)

Baseball: Carnahan is the AD and gets funding regardless.  What is he going to do, not feed himself?

Also, there have been moments in time when the football boosters have influenced linfield athletic department decisions regarding other sports by threatening to pull donations.  Rat was on it.  I wouldn't touch Linfields head coaching job unless there was an AD who had zero ties to Linfield.

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: January 29, 2015, 01:01:58 am »
Rat, spot on list!  GFU should be at the bottom just for the fact that they fired Sundquist who was reigning COTY!

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: January 29, 2015, 12:58:39 am »
...Playball is right...

Awe shucks!  Thanks Buc!  That's the best thing I've read on here besides Rat calling me a Sasquatch!

From my point of view as an outsider but with knowledge of the WW program, Hayford was an amazing recruiter, fundraiser, and game time coach.  I've also heard that the practice coaching load was mainly handled by assistants, and Buc let me know if I'm wrong on that or what David thinks.

Can someone explain how a team scores 38 points in a 40 minute game without point shaving being brought up?!  Just kidding, I know these kids are playing hard but damn! Tough to see.hopefully this season serves as motivation this off season!

WW will drop one resting some of its guys late in the season.

WM can get worse, we saw worse from them for years!  FWIW, that university has really infused it's sports with adequate funding.  It's nice to see that happen in the conference.  Amazing what a little bit of cash can do, right Doc?

Linf might steal one from someone, but it's a long shot.


Question for everyone on the board.  What do you feel your team does that other teams do not do in order to achieve success?  I'm curious to hear where this goes

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: January 13, 2015, 07:43:41 pm »
13 of 18 are listed as underclassmen?  That may play into it but I see 18 guys on a roster as an issue!  Good grief!  I hope they do a four team tournament at the end of the season at Linfield with a 6 man alumni team being one team! 

As for the state of the conference, is the conference down talent wise overall or is the talent just pooled in a couple teams?  That Whitman LF score has to be some sort of record...

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West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: December 13, 2014, 04:43:16 pm »
It's still Portland Bible!!! :o

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