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by jbird
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Power 6 Teams at Redbird Arena
Replies: 18
Views: 1234

Re: Power 6 Teams at Redbird Arena

It's probably been 25 years, but Wisconsin came to RA.
by jbird
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Tax Law Change
Replies: 17
Views: 1981

Re: Tax Law Change

I know that prior to the change, a WSF donation was 80% tax deductible; apparently, there was an assumption or estimate (consistent with IRS guidelines) that 20% went toward the personal benefit of season ticket priority, and so that 20% was not deductible. But, if tax deductions and IRS refunds ar...
by jbird
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Tax Law Change
Replies: 17
Views: 1981

Re: Tax Law Change

I know that prior to the change, a WSF donation was 80% tax deductible; apparently, there was an assumption or estimate (consistent with IRS guidelines) that 20% went toward the personal benefit of season ticket priority, and so that 20% was not deductible. But, if tax deductions and IRS refunds are...
by jbird
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Loyola
Replies: 339
Views: 17721

Re: Loyola

Was Gerry Pollard reffing the Loyola-Kansas State game? I'm sure that I saw him over the weekend doing one of the Elite 8 games I've noticed over the years that refs we hate are apparently among the most respected by the NCAA.........at least they get prime Tournament assignments.
by jbird
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Rumors starting already
Replies: 306
Views: 27374

Re: Rumors starting already

Observation: Because of the Selection Committee's obsession with mediocre teams from P5 conferences, it is possible (even likely) that a Final Four team would not have been in the tournament field if they had lost in the championship game of its conference tournament on March 4th.
by jbird
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread
Replies: 96
Views: 5804

Re: NCAA Tournament thread

Valley record in the NCAA tourney: 2-0. Record of teams in the NCAA tourney that recently left the Valley: 0-2. This may have been mentioned back in December, after Loyola had already won at Florida and the 'Birds had wins over South Carolina and Ole Miss, but at that time Valley teams had won 12 a...
by jbird
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Rumors starting already
Replies: 306
Views: 27374

Re: re: Rumors starting already

looks like a shit ass conference for a basketball school And the MVC is more than a shit ass conference now? C'mon we've become marginalized over the years. We've lost Tulsa, Memphis, Cincy, Witchita State, etc. We've gained Loyola and Valpo... WOW!! So unless we expand and try to poach some school...
by jbird
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Welcome Josh Jefferson!
Replies: 152
Views: 8805

Re: Welcome Josh Jefferson!

Signed with Cal State-Northridge; released from that LOI after they fired head coach Reggie Theus.

A 6'-2" Juco point guard. I wonder if this means anything for Elijah.
by jbird
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: NIT Hopes
Replies: 62
Views: 3843

Re: NIT Hopes

PubIIDreaming wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:02 pm
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I agree. Even though we beat them twice, I think the Salukis have the best and probably only NIT chance among Valley teams.....finished second in the league and booked 20 wins. Nobody cares about RPI.
by jbird
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Rumors starting already
Replies: 306
Views: 27374

Re: Rumors starting already

I think y'all are misreading the original post in this thread; it never said that two players would not be back.......it said that two names will not be back. There was a time when Cassius Clay never came back to the boxing ring, and a time when Lew Alcindor did not come back to the Milwaukee Bucks.
by jbird
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: 24 Hrs Later
Replies: 143
Views: 6077

Re: 24 Hrs Later

We are all frustrated about the close-but-no-cigar finishes in the Valley Tournament, but to use 0-6 as an indicator that we are not getting talent is flawed logic. 0-6 during a regular season would be a measure of futility, but 0-6 in championship games means that our talent got us to where eight ...
by jbird
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Black shirt, white hat, loud mouth
Replies: 73
Views: 5053

Re: Black shirt, white hat, loud mouth

Hope his liver kills him soon and then the world will be a better place. Speaking of taking it too far... Sorry, but if you are entrusted with the welfare of a child and choose to get smashed while you are caring for that child you are less than worthless to me. I could give a flying F is anyone th...
by jbird
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: 24 Hrs Later
Replies: 143
Views: 6077

Re: 24 Hrs Later

We are all frustrated about the close-but-no-cigar finishes in the Valley Tournament, but to use 0-6 as an indicator that we are not getting talent is flawed logic. 0-6 during a regular season would be a measure of futility, but 0-6 in championship games means that our talent got us to where eight o...
by jbird
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: vs SIU 2/8
Replies: 244
Views: 9961

Re: vs SIU 2/8

Just asking:

Didn't Hein have half of our points in OT?

Did anyone who saw the CBS SportsNetwork broadcast notice that the Valley is #8 RPI?
by jbird
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: vs SIU 2/8
Replies: 244
Views: 9961

Re: vs SIU 2/8

Early in the game, and thus early in this thread, Hein was supposedly a bum for airballing a shot. Later in the thread, he gets no credit for nailing a clutch "3" because he was wide open. I saw other players from both teams MISS open shots from beyond the arc, so no poster should suggest that Hein'...
by jbird
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Football
Topic: ISU wins MVFC APR Award .. 3 straight Years
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: ISU wins MVFC APR Award .. 3 straight Years

If I'm not mistaken, Jake was announced as a 4.0 student last night at RBA when the halftime festivities included introduction of the Athletic Department Academic Honor Roll. So much for the privacy of academic information. [ LOL ]
by jbird
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Yarbrough
Replies: 172
Views: 9300

Re: Yarbrough

I think Sarge has the right perspective. If the tweet said some "in" the media are a joke, Muller would have been referring to one or more persons; but "some media" is likely a reference to social media, including message boards, where people speculate and opine in a fact-free environment; I'm not d...
by jbird
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: O'Shaughnessy today
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: O'Shaughnessy today

Late in the game, he had his only catch for maybe 5 yards.
by jbird
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: O'Shaughnessy today
Replies: 6
Views: 800

O'Shaughnessy today

Featured on a crunching block during Jacksonville's first series today.
by jbird
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: OT: Surfer Guy
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: OT: Surfer Guy

Not that us guys care........because the important things are the ladies' personalities and brains........but Valley dance teams dress WAY more conservatively now than in in the 1980s - early 1990s.