[quote=“Spades88, post:7, topic:1586”]First, I just want to say hi to all the folks on these boards. This is my first post ever on here, and I’m just relieved that I found this site. I can’t believe I missed it all these years. I finally have other people to talk to about PSU basketball, which is awesome! And thanks to the moderator for approving my request. I’m very grateful.
But now, as far as the team goes, I’m gonna have to say that I’m one of the folks who does still believe this team has an outside shot at postseason play. Call me naive if you’d like, but I have my reasons. Yes, last night was embarrassing. No doubt about it. However, I don’t believe for an instant that we’ll see that kind of shooting again from here on out, especially from the likes of Jackson and Buie. Bad losses happen. It’s just the way it goes. For us, the timing couldn’t have been worse, and I think that makes this game so much harder to swallow. Still, I really do believe this team is better than most folks expected before the season started. I expect Buie to improve as the season goes. I expect Brooks to continue to come out and play the way he has been in these first seven games (he did still have 10 rebounds last night, btw). And I don’t expect that the team will shoot like that again from here on out.
My expectations are definitely tempered by the lack of depth on this year’s team and DeChellis’ inability to consistently put together quality offensive game plans. But if Brooks keeps playing the way he has (when he’s in not foul trouble, obviously), and if Buie can get more comfortable out there as the season goes along, anything is possible, IMHO. I think making the tourney should still be the goal, even if the odds are clearly against us. And I just don’t feel like all hope is lost. Just gotta take it one game at a time and see how things unfold, I think…[/quote]
Welcome Spades! You have said more reasonable things in your one post here than the majority of posters here ever have.
It’s amazing to me that all these guys who rarely ever post suddenly show up when something terrible happens like last night, bashing the program and taking shots at anybody who still defends these guys as a fan. But it’s become the norm around here - there’s about 15 regular posters who follow the team all year round, and then another 20 who show up just to whine when something has gone wrong that season.
It’s so rare to have somebody in your position, showing up after the embarrassment last night to defend these guys instead. The last thing we need here is another negative crybaby, so I’m glad to have you on board and look forward to seeing you post more!
I agree with everything you just typed - people are overreacting. Maybe expectations were/are too high for this team this year, but we are not as bad as everyone is trying to make us out to be after last night. Not a chance.