Common on man. Be honest for even a second. Your reply was atrocious kinda like how our players are playing now.The start of the other two games don’t ring a bell, but the start of the SHU game were scripted plays that the players executed and made the RAC explode. We basically punched SHU in the mouth and Powell got hurt and they couldn’t recover.
It’s not like we did any thing fancy after that early run. The game actually played out even afterwards.
Great post on how players should be not chastised for lack of effort ? Man you and RUTrini need to comeback to reality. “ You reap what ye sow “ . In this case the play and effort has been a total crap show . If you believe last season we were a NCAA team then you must admit we are not at this point even a middle of the pack B1G team. Keep feeding RUTrini and the pablum crowd over the next 8 weeks.RUTrini, great post !!!
Keep the faith !!!
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And you then are accepting mediocrity at best. Well I have been following Rutgers BB since 1960 ... many seasons of bad basketball combined with a few very good ones. Why because you can’t in 2021 criticize players in their late teens -20 somethings . No matter these are not 11-12 year olds we are talking about. These young adults are certainly more than capable. They are on scholarship and living away from home as many others have done before. Tell me this do you honestly believe teams such as MSU, OSU , Iowa, Michigan would accept ineptness and a lack of effort? This is why a little constructive criticism may be necessary . The fans and it’s alums pay for those scholarships and all the those niceties they get on top. Remember how the new center was a game changer according to the man in charge. If so they are not making use of it ... Free throws is just one example... I probably can still hit 6 out of 10 from the line as an 70+ and I haven’t shot one in over a year. Give them all a group hug knights1212.I believe RUTrini made a great post as well. Most of us are frustrated and feeling terrible but I myself am always 100 % behind our guys. I am certain they feel horrible as well but they wear the name Rutgers on their uniform and I will forever support them as I have for the last 49 years. Criticizing will not help anyone. They need our support.
Every single message board in the nation “trashes” their kids and coaches when losing. There is not one school that doesn’t.You want recruits to come here? Sure we are all disappointed and want to see better results on the court but my goodness...have some hope and belief in the kids. Don't complain about the kids quitting when you quit on them as fans. Talking about transferring??? These kids love RU and played hard for the fans when the RAC was rocking. Now when they need us to believe in and support them more than ever you want to kick them out of locker rooms??? They have earned some good will from us as fans and we need to hang with them sink or swim.
Very true statement. The frustrating thing is that last years team would wipe the floor with this years team. Same players. The only difference IMO, last years group had fight in them, this years group doesn't.I think Mike Rice could have been good if he could control himself, but..
last years team was way better than any Mike Rice team and this team is still much better analytically than any Mike Rice team was.
Don’t pile on the kids ? Theses are athletes who have trained for probably 15 + years . Do you believe they care what we say if they know it is factual and true . At this moment we lack the intensity and drive to succeed in a very strong conference. Perhaps the best in the USA top to bottom. I still talk to many young kids especially while dragging my old ass around a high school track with the wife daily. Most always ask me about Rutgers sports and know I still die a thousand deaths when they play like crap. These kids as you call them can take criticism or should be able to take our criticisms . They surely love it when we go crazy over the top when they win. So this “ don’t pile on “ whine is soft . Is that what you want? How they have played recently is soft and sorry it needs to be emphasized by all . The staff and team needs to make a big choice before the next several games. I don’t mind losses when we play hard . What I can’t stomach is some fans also excusing lackluster efforts As a legitimate excuse.