How 'Bout Them BasketVols!

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by VolnTitan, Feb 5, 2008.

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  1. Ryan

    Ryan FREE WILLY!!!

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    Ramaar Smith is a great Dribbler, Chris Lofton is a decent dribbler, Jordan Howell is a productive Point guard who limits his turnovers.

    we look sloppy because we are a running team, Chris lofton is finally coming along, Tyler Smith is amazing, we have the best bench in the nation, we are gonna be dangerous come march.
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  2. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    The problem other than sloppy ball handling is the lack of a true point guard and the lack of any big men. All it takes is one off shooting night, and they're in trouble (see KY game).
    If you don't think they handle the ball very poorly, I'm not sure what to tell you. There's a reason they spend half the game going after loose balls and falling all over the place though.

    They shoot great. Especially now that Lofton is shooting well again. They just can't take anyone off the dribble.
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  3. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

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    Listen to gloat, he's seen three whole minutes of highlights of two separate games. Clearly, the vols are sloppy, only doing so well because no one has taken advantage of that obvious major flaw... yeah, they don't have a guard, big men, they just shoot well... honestly gloat, do you listen to yourself?

    I know you like to get a rise, but I just can't listen to you on anything anymore. It's sad.
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  4. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    Want to talk sloppy? Did anyone see the Duke vs. Carolina game last night? That thing got uuuuuuuuugly at times.
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  5. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    lol. I even gave a google search to where other vol fans say they're sloppy. My friend, who is probably the biggest vol bball fan I know (yeah, he actually started watching before they became good), says the same thing.
    Yet again, I'm just trying to get a rise?? It's not as if I'm saying they're a bad team. They just can't dribble. It's a single flaw.

    If I was trying to get a rise, why would I give them more compliments than complaints? Doesn't even make sense. Homers are the most annoying types of people. I can find flaws with Memphis, and admit them. Why can't you do the same??
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  6. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

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    I'm certainly capable of criticism, just look at my posts on pacman. I just sometimes do other things beside complain. I'm certainly not saying that the Vols are flawless, I just thought that your criticism was terrible. TERRIBLE. Yes, I'm sure you can find on the internet that someone else said they were sloppy. You can prove anything with internet searches. Google "Glenn Reynolds puppy blender" and you'll find dozens of stories about one of my professors, but they have absolutely no basis in reality. General "the internet" discussion/news/opinion is about the worst type of confirming argument you can make. You want to say they're sloppy? That's pretty subjective. My way to measure sloppiness would be turnovers, and you can't argue that they have a problem there. You might as well say that they're ugly, if it's not measurable, it's not a very good point.
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  7. VolnTitan

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    They can't dribble, yet they are #2 in the Nation in assist/TO ratio. Ok.
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  8. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Very true.
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  9. VolnTitan

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    Gloat...

    I certainly am not trying to say we are the best team in the nation and are perfect by any means. Like your buddy, I have been watching UT basketball for many, many years from back in the Mears' days. I am not one of those wishy washy "I love UT football and UK basketball". My favorite college team is UT...be it women's bball, football, lacrosse, etc. Trust me, in those years since Ray Mears, there has been little to be excited about. Pearl has brought excitement to UT and this is a fun team to watch, so you'll have to pardon our excitement...we're not really sure what to do!
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  10. KTOWN TITAN

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    Yes! Going out to Memphis for the game. Will be great road trip and game!
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