Posts must be at an in season low that rival the end of the Dunn era
TJB has not been heard from in weeks and while Lar, our most prolific poster is still posting, it is, as it is for most posters, at a rate far below his in season norm.
Even the Deadwood board that this seasons results are providing a ripe climate for naysayers to thrive, has had but one post topic started in the last two weeks.
Mhenry41 hasn’t done a roll call since the Purdue game now 4 games ago. There were only 13 participants for that game compared to 39 for the Big Ten opener against Minnesota and 32 for the Illini just a four days earlier. The positive vibe post from NittanyIllini is no longer a pre-game staple. Needless to say this season has been disappointing. Some of the drop off in posting is the result that many on this board try to follow a “if you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all philosophy."
JoePa often says that you are not as bad as you look when you loose or as good as you look when you win. I believe that, and perhaps the last 13 months of Penn State basketball demonstrate how true and sobering that viewpoint can be. That six minute stretch after we took a 46-44 leas against MSU of 8 empty and mostly inept possessions had me hoping that Paterno theory is correct.
Talor is the only player that has played at or above expectations. DJ probably comes closest to playing at the level expected, but then the fall off after that is pretty much across the board, some players more than others. When it is a single player not playing up, then the fault lies (IMO) 80/20 on the player, when it is over 3 players and more systemic (as it is with PSU), then I flip flop on the 80/20 rule-from the fault on individual player-to 80/20 fault on the coaching.
For myself I have not reconciled that this is the team that became the first and only team to accomplish a 3rd straight win for the Big Ten in the ten plus years in the ACC match up
Despite an NIT title, the regression this year leaves a pretty empty feeling. Year 7 and no dances and where we are at this point in time and being 2/3rds of the way through this BigTen season and no victories demonstrates that. My views are worthless, Tim Curley’s are the only ones that matter.