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Niner National

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#3256089 Charlotte Gets an ESPN 300 Commit

Posted by Niner National on Yesterday, 11:33 PM

Our students gave great support or many years in basketball. 10 years of suck though has taken its toll. The current coach has effectively killed the program. He has been a complete disaster. There is virtually no chance the staff is retained fortunately.

 

For years though, basically from the mid to late 90's to the 08-09 or so, we were in the top 25% of college basketball for student attendance.

 

It's asking a lot of people to watch a program that hasn't been fun to watch for years. Honestly, people supported the program for way longer than I expected and every year students surprise me at the beginning of the season by supporting the team, but at this point I can't blame them for bailing.

 

The AD deserves to lose her job, but it'll never happen. The basketball arena is named after a close friend of hers. That same person paid $2.5 million to name the football field house after the AD. Judy Rose is 63 years old with >30 years in the UNC system. She will probably retire in the next two years.

 

I still have hope for our basketball program. We have two of the best freshmen in Conference USA in Torin Dorn and Keyshawn Woods. We have a top 100 4 star recruit (247 sports) committed for next year. We return some other talented players as well. Our coaching staff is just terrible though. The right coach can win with our roster. We have played toe to toe with very good teams over the years, but they just can't seem to get over the hump. We overperform OOC most years, then tank in conference play.

 

In his time at Charlotte, Major has beaten programs like UT (ranked #7 at the time), Michigan (#12 I think), Butler (#10 or so at the time), Georgia Tech, Kansas State, South Carolina, Penn State, Xavier, and probably a few others that I'm forgetting, yet they've NEVER had a winning conference record. It's pathetic.

 

The reason I have reserved expectations for football is because college football has far too much disparity. It simply isn't realistic to expect to be relevant at the national level with any consistency in a conference like Conference USA. Can we have good seasons sometimes? Absolutely. Getting ranked from CUSA isn't impossible, but competing for a national championship or even a BCS bowl game is virtually impossible.

 

Charlotte has tons of basketball and football talent. The basketball team has done a good job either signing that talent out of high school or bringing them back as transfers the last 5 years. Lutz failed big time at keeping Charlotte talent in the city (with Curtis Withers being a major exception). Major has done well there, but he's a terrible coach.

 

I hope football can continue to get big time Charlotte players. We turned down a 4 star QB transfer from Tennessee this past season. Can't say I'm the biggest fan of that decision, but nobody else took him either, so there must have been some serious issues going on with that kid.




#3255485 Charlotte Gets an ESPN 300 Commit

Posted by Niner National on Yesterday, 03:51 PM

Not many Charlotte fans here I know, but local product Benjamin LeMay of Butler has committed to Charlotte. LeMay is ranked 293rd on ESPN in the 2016 class and is 1 point away from being a 4 star running back.

 

I don't know exactly what his offer list looks like, but all the recruiting sites only list SEC and ACC schools as schools of interest (other than Charlotte of course).

 

His brother, Uriah LeMay was a very highly sought after recruit as well. He ended up at UGA, but transferred to Charlotte last season after getting into some trouble.

 

Really big get for us. We'll see if it sticks, but his interview made it seem like it was a pretty solid commitment.

 

Normally I wouldn't make a thread specific to one player committing, but at Charlotte we aren't going to get many noteworthy football recruits with any kind of national rankings unless they are transfers.




#3254693 FCC's "Net Neutrality" introduced to highly regulate the internet

Posted by Niner National on 25 February 2015 - 09:11 PM

Yeah this needs to be stopped. Keep the Internet free and Unbias. Just like it should be.

That's what the intent of the bill is supposed to be. Who knows if it actually is.

 

It's the ISPs that don't want the internet to be free and unbiased.

 

In reality, this should be a 1 page bill thay says "All data being transmitted on the internet should be treated equally, regardless of the source of that data. A byte of data is a byte of data whether it is text, audio, or video"




#3223418 Advice-Buying Hardwood or Laminate Flooring

Posted by Niner National on 29 January 2015 - 02:18 PM

I put laminate in my house, but a pretty high quality laminate. The people that have seen it were surprised that it wasn't real wood. I have one with a handscraped look, so it looks a little more realistic than some of the cheaper laminates.

 

I wanted real hard woods, but the guy at the store told me that since I have cats I'd be better off with laminate because it wouldn't scratch as easily.

 

Laminate is pretty easy to install yourself as long as you don't value your knees or back. 




#3223405 Advice-Buying Hardwood or Laminate Flooring

Posted by Niner National on 29 January 2015 - 02:10 PM

I pro hardwood.  If you decide to go hardwood, never go thru big companies.  Find some brazilians and they'll do it for the half of price.  If you live in Charlotte area and can't find Brazilians, let me know... I'll hook you up.

is this offer only for brazilians that want to sell me wood or do you also have some brazilians I can offer some wood to?  :cool:




#3213054 Full cost passed by the Big 5

Posted by Niner National on 19 January 2015 - 11:20 AM

I'm okay with it as long as it is a uniform amount. If school x is allowed to offer more than school y, then it is essentially just another pro league where the big players will hoard all the talent even more than they already do.




#3202842 Ted Cruz now oversees NASA and science programs...

Posted by Niner National on 13 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

Loving the chicken littles....

While hyperbole is strong in this thread, you cannot with a straight face say that these were good selections.

 

The devaluing of science in America for political gain should be concerning for anyone that isn't sucking at the partisan teet.




#3186561 Crude oil may drop to $50 a barrel

Posted by Niner National on 08 January 2015 - 09:35 AM

Oil is at $47 a barrel. We got notice that if it drops to $40 the industry starts layoffs. Shell, GE, Anadarko, and Noble. I hope all of you feel good about filling up your cars for cheap.

I figured they would have started way before $40/barrel honestly.

 

Good luck to you.

 

I barely drive, so I don't really mind paying a little more at the pump to protect the domestic oil industry and all the jobs tied to it. I think people forget that there are millions of manufacturing and logistics jobs that go along with oil production.

 

At the same time though, it is nice to see Russia and Venezuela get fuged in the ass.




#3182770 2015 UNC Charlotte Basketball

Posted by Niner National on 06 January 2015 - 01:41 PM

Coach Major is gone indefinitely for medical issues. He did the same thing over the summer. I'm thinking he's done for the year.

 

Ryan Odom (Dave's son) takes over as HC.

 

It has been a disappointing year. We don't have any bad losses (Miami, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, George Washington, Old Dominion), but we really needed a couple of those wins to give ourselves a chance at an at large. Three of those losses were by a basket or less.




#3181144 More unrest in Eastern Europe. This time in Hungary.

Posted by Niner National on 05 January 2015 - 04:55 PM

Hungary have to be nice to Russia because Russian controls their natural resources.  What Russia is doing is pulling Hungary away from the West.  Putin knows exactly what he's doing... Destabilizing economies of NATO countries on border with Russia.  Hungary is first piece if the puzzle...  Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania are all other pieces.  Putin has a long term plan, I just don't know what it is.     

Putin can try all he wants, but he'll never get Poland. Poland is too important, geographically, and economically to the EU.




#3180853 Philly Brown - Subluxed Shoulder

Posted by Niner National on 05 January 2015 - 03:12 PM

I have loose tendons in my shoulder and I can dislocate my shoulders at will, but I've had a few instances where force has caused this to happen to me. It can hurt like a bitch, but the pain generally goes away pretty quickly from my experience.

 

I've never been crushed by an NFL player, so that may not be the case for Brown, but my experience has been pain for 3-4 days before it is mostly back to normal with a minor pain annoyance.




#3169982 Why does attendance suck in bowls that are not the final four?

Posted by Niner National on 02 January 2015 - 10:35 PM

Most bowl games are just another game. Teams aren't really playing for anything except another win and a meaningless trophy to put in the case.

 

 

It's not just bowl game attendance though. Student attendance is tanking hard all across the country, even in the SEC. In the B1G there has been an astonishing lack of interest from students compared to previous years.

 

College football is honestly in for a hard time in the future I think. A lot of schools should probably downsize their stadiums and work on improving comfort and game day experience because the days of enormous stadiums being packed are largely over.

 

Besides a generational shift, I think the move away from compact geographical conferences to huge far flung national conferences has decreased interest. Sure a high ranking matchup will still draw interest, but in general, playing a school 1000 miles away isn't going to draw as much interest as playing a school a few hours away.




#3165088 2 Playoff Tickets Available

Posted by Niner National on 30 December 2014 - 10:15 PM

Can't you get tickets like this on ticket master for like 100 bucks each?

No idea. I haven't looked and I didn't set the price. Just told someone I'd post it for them.




#3164611 Play-doh comes out with a new toy for Christmas.

Posted by Niner National on 30 December 2014 - 05:26 PM

So, a Dil-Doh?




#3149318 2015 UNC Charlotte Basketball

Posted by Niner National on 22 December 2014 - 01:29 PM

Tough loss today. Couldn't quite pull off the comeback verses a strong Georgetown team. Got down big early and lost by 3.

That was some terrible officiating in the first half. They put us in foul trouble early on some really bogus calls.

 

Combine that with the travel that wasn't called on GTown's last possession and the no call on what should have been an and 1 for us and it was just too much to overcome.

 

Woods really needs to start. We need a 2nd shooting threat in the starting line up. Bring Dorn and Williams off the bench.

 

Dorn is a better overall player than Woods, but Woods had the 2nd best 3 point FG % in the nation going into the GTown game. He definitely dropped after going 2-8 in the Georgetown game, but he's definitely still top 20.