| Tiger Rant|| re: Stringer for Grad Assistant next season? - JR Hamilsbach on 3/9/14 at 6:42 pm|
His brother said he has overseas interest and is a dreamer who plans to continue playing in the immediate future at least. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: SEC basketball bracket - LSU opprotunity knocking again - JR Hamilsbach on 3/9/14 at 6:10 pm|
I like the optimism of the OP, but the effort and general basketball product that we've seen this year has been so variable, so who knows which Tiger team will show up. Another concern for a tourney run is our depth. With the current rotation and questionable basketball fitness of JOB and prob Marti...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Post Vandy Win - LSU Seeding in SEC Basketball Tournament Bracket - JR Hamilsbach on 3/6/14 at 9:18 pm|
I believe that with a win against UGA, the 6th spot is locked up. With a loss, they can finish anywhere from 6 to 10. I heard that from my dad who was listening to the post game so take it for what its worth....
| Tiger Rant|| re: What happened to our press? - JR Hamilsbach on 3/6/14 at 7:30 pm|
So Stringer being short as a reason for the press not working is ridiculous since they ran it effectively last year with Stringer in the game for its entirety. My question is why it was effective last year and not this year with arguably the same personnel with athletic additions running it this yea...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Basketball: LSU 57 @ Vandy 51 | FINAL | TIGERS WIN!! - JR Hamilsbach on 3/6/14 at 6:28 pm|
Wtf am I watching? This is about as sloppy and apathetic as I'veseen this team....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Alex Bregman's twitter rant - JR Hamilsbach on 3/5/14 at 12:04 am|
This kind of mentality is what's missing from the basketball team. Kudos to Bergman, he gets it....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Men's basketball team STATE OF THE PROGRAM - going in the right direction? - JR Hamilsbach on 3/3/14 at 12:58 pm|
[quote]We lose Tuba and Carmouche and pick up Martin and Mickey. [/quote]
If ADP is granted an extra year of eligibility, how many minutes a game do you think he optimally averages to maximally help the team? In the last few games, JOB looks gassed at key points. I'm not sure if this is related t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Win out and we're in. - JR Hamilsbach on 2/27/14 at 4:56 pm|
[quote]You can cheer for a win against UF this Saturday but still need to have the realization that it's going to take more than just that to get into the NCAA Tournament. Yes, that's whats called being a fan. [/quote]
Who cares? Isn't the best part of being a fan cheering for the unexpected/unli...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Win out and we're in. - JR Hamilsbach on 2/27/14 at 7:20 am|
There was no actual quote. It was relayed in the broadcast that in a conversation with Lunardi about LSU, Lunardi offered his opinion that if LSU only loses once more in the regular season and makes it to the SEC Tourney championship game, then we'd be in the dance....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops: LSU 68 vs Texas A&M 49 - FINAL!!! TIGERS WINNNN - JR Hamilsbach on 2/26/14 at 2:43 pm|
Florida seems beatable considering recent close games at home against Auburn and on the road at Vandy. Not saying we'll win and getting blown out of the water is a definite possibility, but this team plays well when inspired and they'll definitely be up for that game so I'm hoping for the best. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: NCAA Tourney Hypothetical - JR Hamilsbach on 2/21/14 at 1:59 pm|
[quote]Barring a miraculous turnaround and winning streak to end the year, we're out. [/quote]
OP posited 4-1 to finish the year + 1 SEC Tournament win. Is that miraculous enough? It's definitely a good run over a small sample....
| Tiger Rant|| re: NCAA Tourney Hypothetical - JR Hamilsbach on 2/21/14 at 10:30 am|
[quote]we're going to get smashed at uf and uk[/quote]
I definitely agree that this is a possibility, but I think there are two conflicting trends to consider. One definitely is that we have played terribly on the road, but we have also played well against elite teams, although maybe not winning ...
| Tiger Rant|| NCAA Tourney Hypothetical - JR Hamilsbach on 2/21/14 at 9:17 am|
Joe Dean Jr. predicted that LSU would win one on the road against either UK or UF during the Miss St. broadcast, which I suppose is possible if we show up, especially considering UF almost dropped one at home to Auburn. My question is, if we close out the season 4-1 and win one SEC Tourney game, are...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops: LSU (15-9, 6-6) vs Miss St (13-12, 3-9) - Wed 7:00 - SECTV - JR Hamilsbach on 2/19/14 at 11:53 am|
I'm still holding out hope although this team certainly has shoot themselves in the foot repeatedly throughout the season. I think it'd be a travesty for Stringer, who is probably one of my top-5 all time Tigers, to never play in the tournament. The fact that this team's effort varies greatly may ma...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops: LSU (15-8, 6-5) @ Arkansas (15-9, 4-7) - Sat 4pm - ESPNU - JR Hamilsbach on 2/14/14 at 11:17 am|
It's frustrating to see them play with passion in big games against the Memphis and UKs on out schedule and then turn around and come out flat against teams we should beat. I have no doubt that this team has the potential to make some noise in the NCAA tournament if they happen to make it in because...
| Tiger Rant|| re: problem with basketball - JR Hamilsbach on 2/14/14 at 11:04 am|
[quote]JOB could come back next year, dominate, and have all the confidence in the world to grow into a great pro career. [/quote]
That was the plan this year, but definitely not the case. He was arguably better when the only low post scoring option and his effort appears super varied so until he...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Preview: LSU (15-7, 6-4) @ Texas A&M (13-10, 4-6) - Wed 8pm - CST - JR Hamilsbach on 2/11/14 at 9:49 am|
I'd like to address the elephant in the room. When will we be busting out sick black unis? Jones should really consider donning black for the A&M game so we can build uni momentum going into tough road games against UK and UF. It's just good science....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who takes Malik Morgan's minutes? - JR Hamilsbach on 2/10/14 at 9:33 am|
[quote]The difference in Hammink and Morgan is Morgan had SOME ability to score where as Hammink has zilch. Morgan's shooting numbers this year have definitely been miserable but there's been those games where he can get to the hoop and throw in 4-6 points, Hammink just doesnt have that. [/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| re: The Real reasons We lost - JR Hamilsbach on 2/7/14 at 1:48 pm|
JOB was flat out of the gate, not pumped at all, and his lack of attention and intensity manifested itself in 2 quick fouls. JOB's performance was representative of the entire team's lack of intensity and investment in giving the same level of effort as they did for games they are "up" for. It's fus...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU 78 @ UGA 91 - FINAL - JR Hamilsbach on 2/6/14 at 6:36 pm|
jOB comes out without any energy or concentration and picks up 2 quick fouls and Iddon't know what'swrong with Coleman. This team's pissing away their chance. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Preview: LSU (14-6,5-3) @ UGA (10-10,4-4) - 6PM Thurs - ESPN2 - JR Hamilsbach on 2/6/14 at 5:00 pm|
Tourney bound Tigers
Seek road wins for resume
Our bigs are the best
| Tiger Rant|| re: Preview: LSU (14-6,5-3) @ UGA (10-10,4-4) - 6PM Thurs - ESPN2 - JR Hamilsbach on 2/6/14 at 3:09 pm|
Has Jones said anything publicly about the 2-3 zone and how he plans to use it going forward? I think the team is much better defensively in that zone and our bigs have stayed out of foul trouble too whilst zoning, but I haven't heard anything official from the coaching staff despite playing lots of...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Dickie V: Johnny Jones will get it done. Mark my words - JR Hamilsbach on 2/5/14 at 9:30 am|
[quote]Everybody keeps say this, but this team isn't really young. [/quote]
I agree with this.
[quote]Hickey - 3rd year starter
Stringer - 4th year player with a ton of experience
Coleman - Sr., 2 year starter
JOB - 3 year starter [/quote]
I think you're off base here by saying String...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Does 22-8 (13-5) get us in? - JR Hamilsbach on 2/4/14 at 11:16 am|
[quote]I think this 2-3 zone (I hate zone but...) LSU has been playing could really help the Tigers on the road. Biggest problem on the road has been foul trouble and rebounding. Last two games we have done pretty good on both of those fronts against teams that get fouled a ton. The players seem exc...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU latest bracketology - JR Hamilsbach on 2/3/14 at 5:12 pm|
I'm pretty sure it was you. I don't have the time or inclination to go digging for it, but someone, either you or someone with a very similar screen name jumped on the bash Stringer bandwagon at some point last season and claimed to be a better player than Stringer, which is clearly ridi...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU latest bracketology - JR Hamilsbach on 2/3/14 at 2:39 pm|
[quote]If we win 3 of the next 4 games we will still be on the bubble (maybe even better). The one loss would likely be against a team we should beat.[/quote]
lsumatt... Aren't you the guy who claimed to be a better basketball player than Stringer? Clearly this is a guy whose opinion you should r...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Where did Andre Stringer's brother play in college? - JR Hamilsbach on 1/31/14 at 3:20 pm|
I also remember him mentioning Richmond. Former Spider ftw!...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Number of wins this Tiger BBall team needs to be in strong contention for tourne - JR Hamilsbach on 1/29/14 at 5:57 pm|
I forgot Tennessee who I guess would also be in that second tier group. If UT has a similarly impressive finish to the season, LSU should finish in the 3rd through 5th range in standings/public perception if we manage taking 8 of 11....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Number of wins this Tiger BBall team needs to be in strong contention for tourne - JR Hamilsbach on 1/29/14 at 5:55 pm|
[quote]Name the 3 teams getting in over lsu if we win 21 games, which would put us at 12-6 in conference[/quote]
If we did manage to win 8 of 11 we'd be a pretty hot team. At this point in the season it seems that UK and UF are the top SEC teams and then LSU would potentially be in that next bunc...
| Tiger Rant|| Number of wins this Tiger BBall team needs to be in strong contention for tourne - JR Hamilsbach on 1/29/14 at 2:42 pm|
With 11 games to go and an inspired game last night, we look like a team that can rattle off some decent wins going forward. We're currently 13-6 with 11 games to go. We still have some tough games left to play; at UK (2/22), at Florida 3/1), and any other away game, which could pose a problem on an...