View Full Version : Attention UCLA Hoops Fans
11-30-2005, 12:33 AM
You can start worrying right about now. Albany is just about the worst D1 team I've ever seen and they were right there with UCLA until the last minute of the game tonight at Pauley. Without Jordan Farmar, the Bruins will be lucky to go better than .500. :eek:
Bearing Down on The Meltdowns Coming :hyper:
11-30-2005, 12:38 AM
What games will they lose?
12/04 Coppin St 4:00 PM
12/10 Nevada 5:30 PM
12/17 at Michigan 12:00 PM
12/21 Wagner 10:30 PM
12/23 Sac St 10:30 PM
11-30-2005, 12:40 AM
Nevada and Michigan for sure. And they had better have Farmar for Cal, Stanford, ASU and U of A or they will likely go 1-3 in that stretch. :eyes:
Bearing Down on A Dreadful Performance Tonight In Westwood Against A Terrible Opponent
11-30-2005, 12:43 AM
Nevada and Michigan
11-30-2005, 12:44 AM
Anyone expecting this team to be good while missing Farmar, Shipp and Aboya is expecting too much.
With a full line-up, UCLA would have as good a chance as any team to win this league. Hopefully they'll have a chance to prove that and get all these kids back and healthy, although the news about Farmar isn't looking good at all.
11-30-2005, 12:47 AM
Even if the Bruins get Farmar, Aboya and Shipp back before conference play, it will take some time to assimilate them into the team. UCLA will likely not be a factor in the Pac 10 race this season due to these injuries, but could become one very tough out in March with a complete and healthy roster. This might finally be the year they use Staples as a steppingstone and win the conference tourney as a dog. The Bruins will be dangerous later in the year, but for now the UCLAns just have to weather the storm.
Bearing Down on January Learning And "Fitting In" Curves For Aboya, Shipp and Farmar
11-30-2005, 12:53 AM
Even if the Bruins get Farmar, Aboya and Shipp back before conference play, it will take some time to assimilate them into the team.
Yes, this is a great concern, and very disappointing to me for the reason I posted above. It was going to be hard enough to get Shipp and Aboya into a comfortable state before Stanford on 12/29, but now with Farmar, its looking like they might not be truly at full-strength and clicking until February.
Like I said, its very disappointing but a nice break for the rest of the league.
11-30-2005, 01:03 AM
With our current line-up, the football UCLA-USC game would have more points in it the the basketball version. Fellins is terrible, I can't imagine Wright could do any worse, he has got to be in Howlands doghouse for some reason. Let's move Luc to the 5, Ced to the 4, and Fellins to Siberia.
11-30-2005, 01:10 AM
Definite loss at Michigan, we'll see what happens with Nevada, although they are definitely teh favorite if Farmar is out.
11-30-2005, 01:11 AM
What about Lorenzo Mata, world's ugliest man? I didn't see the game today but have heard nothing out of him this year. He was at least an interior presence. My only regret from the NIT is not seeing Shelden go for 40/20 against Feylins.
11-30-2005, 01:13 AM
Mata didn't do anything last year, and looked horrific in the first couple games this year. Then they went to New York and he played very well in the 2nd game. He got the start tonight and didn't do much, but he's aggressive and he throws his body around, not afraid to mix it up and get some boards. James Keefe needs to get in there, pronto.
04-07-2006, 04:43 AM
bump - sorry guys I was looking for an old post of mine and found this. I couldn't resist
04-07-2006, 04:50 AM
Every season is a long strange trip. Which is why I am completely amazed that people continue to make predictions with the confidence of Nostradamus, despite being proven painfully wrong over and over again. I understand the fun of making guesses, I just don't understand why you would paint your guesses with the a such a coating of certainty. I'm sure I've been guilty of it on occasion, myself . . .
04-07-2006, 10:55 AM
Guess I was wrong there as Farmar was not hurt, Collison developed, Albany was not that bad, and the UCLA frontline came to life. Howland did a great job and about the only part of the thread I got right was about UCLA being really dangerous later in the year.
That being said, we could all bring back posts with bad predictions or other prognostications of doom or glory that look silly in hindsight. Based on how UCLA looked early last season, losing to Nevada and Michigan whom were both red hot at the time, seemed all but a certainty. But to the Bruins' credit they got things together in a hurry after that Albany game. I got it wrong as did some others. Time to move on to the present.
Bearing Down on Wishing I Had A Dollar For Every Bad Prediction or Gloom and Doom Thread :lol2:
04-07-2006, 11:51 AM
Here's a couple of my sterling predictions (paraphrasing):
- UCLA will finish 4th in the Pac-10 in 05-06 (borderline top-25 team)
- Mike Roll will be on the All Pac-10 Freshmen team
- Afflalo or Shipp might lose their starting spot to Roll (HA!!!)
- Stanford will win the Pac-10 (Double HA!!!)
- UCLA won't make the Sweet-16
and my sig line for a while...
"JP Prince is the left-handed Ced Bozeman" (turns out this would have been a good thing for AZ, afterall)
04-07-2006, 02:34 PM
Again, as I said in the other thread, I am just having a bit of fun. There's no reason to get defensive about it. I am not trying to flame, just giving you a little friendly ribbing. Feel free to get offended, but I thought the arch rivals forum was designed for just this purpose - smack talk and discussion between rival schools.
I could be wrong though
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