Thursday, November 14, 2013

Video: DU Hoops vs. Stanford On Sunday Afternoon

Looks Like Boone is ready

Sunday @ Noon

DU Hoops vs Stanford

Magness Arena

20 comments:

old pio said...

Brilliant!

timt89 said...
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timt89 said...

Great video...we were headed for a tree, rock, or elk but sanity prevailed.

Headed out with my son for a hockey-basketball weekend. Can't wait!

miller said...

I think Coombe Daddy and Kevin Carroll need to watch this video!

dggoddard said...

In the DU Faculty Meeting Minutes of Sept. 27, 2013 Provost Gregg Kvistad [#2 banana at DU behind Coombe] reported to the faculty, "We do not have a mascot, and I am not sure what we will do next. The summer effort basically stalemated."

When challenged on the cost during Q & A session Kvistad said, "I do not know the cost of the mascot effort, but I will find out and let you know."

LINK:

http://www.du.edu/facsen/media/documents/senmins20130927.pdf

miller said...

These guys can always find a job working for the government. "Budget, we don't need no stinking budget."

dggoddard said...

Cornell just fired their lacrosse coach most likely due to a hazing incident that involved "coerced consumption of alcohol by underage freshmen."

Add this to the Miami Dolphins Saga and you can pretty much count out college team bonding drinking events in the future...

Brendan Loy said...

"The Trees are strong, my lord. Their roots go deep."

"RIP THEM ALL DOWN!"

http://milehighmids.tumblr.com/post/67071803932/denver-boone-rips-into-stanford-tree-literally

Unknown said...

Watched about two minutes of the Cal- DU basketball game. Cal was up 24 or so points. IWith Stanford on the horizon, you suppose Peg is proud that her basketball team is now a cupcake warmup for the Pac-12?

Unknown said...

Previous from Timothy Wurtz in Los Angeles. I signed in and it still says "Unknown."

anonevermore said...

What is your point, Timothy Wurtz of Los Angeles? That you would prefer DU to be a one-school sport?

Brendan Loy said...

Timothy Wurtz, having watched all 40 minutes of the Cal game (well...maybe 35 minutes...family duties pulled me away a couple of times), I was as disappointed as anyone in the Pioneers' showing. It was an all-too-familiar sight: ice-cold shooting and a slow start on the road dooming them to defeat. They certainly need to improve a great deal on that performance.

That said, could you perhaps consider giving them more than one game -- on the road, without any change for a "tune-up game" beforehand, against a team picked to finish 5th in Pac-12 and ranked #23 in the country right now by stats wizard Ken Pomeroy -- before rendering a final judgment on the health of the program? It's a 29-game season, not a 1-game season. Because this isn't football, a season-opening loss doesn't eliminate them from contention for, well, anything. So your comment reeks of overreaction, or perhaps just empty snark by somebody who would rather bash the A.D. than cheer for the team. I don't presume to know which it is, but regardless, let's give the boys a bit more of a chance before we condemn them to "cupcake" status, eh?

It's unfortunate that Royce O'Neale transferred to Baylor, and it's unfortunate that the Pios have to face three tough opponents in a row (Cal, Stanford and Harvard) at the beginning of the season, without having any chance to gel beforehand in their new, post-Royce O'Neale, post-Chase Hallam roles. It's very possible that DU could start 0-3 and still go on to have a very successful season (although that would leave them without too many more opportunities for RPI-boosting quality wins, and would thus hurt their potential NCAA seed if they win the Summit League tourney, so it'd be very nice to nab at least one win against this season-opening trio). With the exception of one VERY unfortunately-timed pratfall in the WAC tournament (and, to a lesser extent, a cold streak against Maryland in the NIT that gave away a game DU had otherwise dominated), Joe Scott had these guys rolling at the end of last season, after a rough non-conference start. It's easy to imagine the same thing happening again, although I certainly hope the start is a bit better.

In any case, Go Pios! Beat the Drunken Trees!

Brendan Loy said...

*without any "chance," not "change"

anonevermore said...

And I just noticed MY typo--"one school sport." Ha. "One sport school" sounds more correct.

Brendan Loy said...

"one school sport"

Student ath-o-letes? Oh, that is brilliant, suh!

;)

dggoddard said...

BEST. SOUTH PARK. EPISODE. EVER.

Unknown said...

No, I don't want DU to be a one-sport school. But, let's see - PAC-12 B Ball team plays mid-major in early season warmup. Wins big. Another PAC-12 team to play mid-major school in non-conference warm up. That seems to put DU right there in a cupcake conference. In biz terms, if you're looking for a model of a smallish private school that plays big-time, mainstream sports, try, oh, STANFORD - with its 6,600 undergrads compared to DU's 5,200. Or, DUKE.

I suppose I'm miffed at the lack of DU hockey games on cable.

Anyway, my grad school (an academically rigorous private university) plays my dad's school, another private, academically rigorous university, in football, at the LA Colosseum this evening. Could be a great game.

Timothy Wurtz
Los Angeles, CA

Brendan Loy said...

Timothy, which of the aforementioned academically rigorous private universities is your alma maters, and which one is your dad's? Your answer will determine whether we can be friends. :) Just kidding. It will, however, determine whether I need to talk smack to you about Saturday's result, or celebrate with you. (I went to USC. Fight on!)

Brendan Loy said...

P.S. To your point, I take no issue with describing the Summit League as a "cupcake conference." I would generally agree with that assessment. My issue was with describing Denver itself as a "cupcake warmup" -- the team, not its conference.

Denver is immediately the most prestigious school upon parachuting into its new league, which is kinda cool (and could be very useful if the Pios can turn that fact into a series of NCAA bids), but ultimately a bad sign. Given the collapse of the WAC, the dearth of good non-football leagues in the region, and the fact that the WCC apparently remains uninterested, I don't blame Peg for the Pios' predicament -- well, unless it really is true that she turned down the Missouri Valley, in which I case I sorta kinda do blame her, unless she had some really excellent super-secret awesome reason that I can't fathom -- but it's an unfortunate situation nonetheless. Hopefully, as I alluded, they can leverage it as an opportunity get a bunch of NCAA bids, make some noise in the Big Dance, raise their profile, and eventually get the attention of the WCC (or the MVC...again?) and land somewhere more fitting. Sigh. Realignment sucks.

Unknown said...

Celebrate! Fight On! Coach O!

Timothy Wurtz
Los Angeles