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8/30/2008 12:58 PM
Congrats to hutch on a great season. See you again in 4 years.
10/17/2008 4:22 PM
alright. so i've played this game for probably five years now and i have always thought of playing +1 or +2 3pt settings as taboo. I mean why "force" a 3 pointer, if you can have it set at 0 and basically take 3's in the flow of the offense.

So i have a DII team under a different ID that is loaded at perimeter (even the LP guys). Plus they're speedy and athletic. Just an example, i've got a PF with ATH 73, SPD 81, RB 93, LP 86, and PER 76.

So i decide to set everyone at +1 for 3 pointers. Except for my one LP guy that is under 30 for PER rating. I figure i'll still make the NT. but when it does come around i'll pound it inside against a bunch of plus defenses. I am taking around 25 3's per game right now.

The problem is my team is kicking ***. they are 12-3 with the #1 RPI against the #3 SOS.

so my question is, what are your opinions on the 3 point settings? I have NEVER used it other than at the zero setting. and on LP guys its always on -2. Sometimes -1 if the guy has a 25 in PER.

I am pondering using this strategy through the NT, but what scares me is that one bad shooting night from beyond the arc and my NT is over. So i cant have a bad night, for six strait nights against the best competition in DII.

any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks.

10/20/2008 9:00 AM
You know polo, the +/- settings on 3 point shooting is one of the great unkowns to me in this game. When I first started this game, I had a solid (though not great in hindsight) SG by the name of Bobby Morris on my ferrum squad. I had him at +1 or +2 on many occasions, and we rode his shooting to a solid debut season that has brought me back for so muc more.

Since then, I've grown to distrust the + setting w/ any kid getting a significant % of the offense. Perhaps nothing I hate more than losing a 2 point game while watching my SG go 0-7 from 3 point land. As such, I've grown to favor the -1 or 0 for many of my players.

However, I have in the past found that having one of my gaurds w/ a low % of the offense set to a +1 has really opened up the offense before. When all else failed, this small switch (generally w/ a PG) has really made the offense purr. I'm now experimenting with a SF playing a lot of backup PF at georgetown set to a +1. We've pulled out some very unexpected wins at Georgetown, especially in some tough road contests. I've also got a PF at Texas that I just moved to a -1 (off a -2) and got a PF playing SF, that will play PF next year at a potentially 0 setting (he's at a -1 playing SF this season) We'll have to see how that carries out.

I'm heading to Vegas for a LEED conference this evening, but wouldn't mind looking into this more in depth when I got back if you want to exchange sitemails, strategies, review box scores, etc.... Like you I've typically always set my Posts to a -2 automatically, but have wondered if that potentially clogs the lane (especially in a motion offense)
10/20/2008 6:29 PM
HEARTLAND!!
11/13/2008 2:06 PM
UPSTATE!!
1/28/2009 6:25 PM
resurrected!!

this was the worst seasons for the upstate in years, next season it is time for redemption.

there is no way we finish with less than 6 NT teams and are GUARANTEED to be #1 RPI conf
1/28/2009 6:29 PM
as for season one of the oldave challenge. i about had a heart attack. after starting the season 16-1 (6-1 conf), Rochester sputtered out the rest of the season. my conference mates came through and saved me from dishing out any money to mr davey.

gots a feeling my money is safe in season two as well, but after that i'm a bit nervous, and thats when i can start losing big money. good luck to you the rest of the way sir (in OOC that is)
1/29/2009 11:11 AM
Agree mrpolo09, I know we only lose 1 player (we had 3 upperclassmen and made 3rd round PI) so I'm expecting to be strong next 2 for sure and will take my licks at Rochester. Chicago is much the same so I agree I think your money is secure for next 2 seasons. And then, hutchbrett should have Case-Western resurgent again. And marmup always seems to have Washington steady & tough.

olddave will make you sweat some seasons out (he's too good a coach not to) but I think your funds will be safe...
2/7/2009 11:08 PM
we resurrected the thread, might as well resurrect the poll...

Annual (when we feel like it) Upstate Poll

#1. Who will win the north?


#2. Who will win the south?


#3. Will someone finish OOC undefeated? (Y/N)


#4. Charles Ohlsen (Rochester), Will he average 26.5 (pts + rbs) this season? over/under


#5. Darwin Hackler (St Lawrence), will he have a 8 assist in a game(or better) this season?


#6. New Guys Prop (how many wins do Hobart and Hamilton combine for in conference play)
A - 0-13
B - 13-15
C - 16-17
D - 18-32


#7. CT Champ?


#8. How many teams make the NT?
A - 0-4
B - 5-6
C - 7-8
D - 9+

2/7/2009 11:08 PM
for questions #3-#8. if you get 5 of 6 correct i'll throw you a $20 GC. if there is a tie, i'll come up with a tie breaker come CT time
2/7/2009 11:12 PM
Quote: Originally Posted By mrpolo09 on 2/08/2009



we resurrected the thread, might as well resurrect the poll...

Annual (when we feel like it) upstate Poll

#1. Who will win the north?
Hamilton
#2. Who will win the south?
Chicago
#3. Will someone finish OOC undefeated? (Y/N)
Yes
#4. Charles Ohlsen (Rochester), Will he average 26.5 (pts + rbs) this season? over/under
No
#5. Darwin Hackler (St Lawrence), will he have a 8 assist in a game(or better) this season?
Yes
#6. New Guys Prop (how many wins do Hobart and Hamilton combine for in conference play)
A - 0-13
B - 13-15
C - 16-17
D - 18-32
C
#7. CT Champ?
Washington
#8. How many teams make the NT?
A - 0-4
B - 5-6
C - 7-8
D - 9+

B

JUST QUOTE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY. THANKS
2/8/2009 8:36 AM
Can't really find anymore great awards to give away, so I am offering up a piece of my timeshare to the winner. Picture Below:

2/8/2009 7:39 PM
Quote: Originally Posted By mrpolo09 on 2/08/2009


we resurrected the thread, might as well resurrect the poll...

Annual (when we feel like it) upstate Poll

#1. Who will win the north?
Skidmore
#2. Who will win the south?
Chicago
#3. Will someone finish OOC undefeated? (Y/N)
Yes
#4. Charles Ohlsen (Rochester), Will he average 26.5 (pts + rbs) this season? over/under
Yes
#5. Darwin Hackler (St Lawrence), will he have a 8 assist in a game(or better) this season?
Yes
#6. New Guys Prop (how many wins do Hobart and Hamilton combine for in conference play)
A - 0-13
B - 13-15
C - 16-17
D - 18-32
B
#7. CT Champ?
Chicago
#8. How many teams make the NT?
A - 0-4
B - 5-6
C - 7-8
D - 9+

B


JUST QUOTE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY. THANKS
2/8/2009 7:39 PM
battle of 2 perhaps???
2/8/2009 9:24 PM
Annual (when we feel like it) upstate Poll

#1. Who will win the north?
RPI

#2. Who will win the south?
chicago

#3. Will someone finish OOC undefeated? (Y/N)
no

#4. Charles Ohlsen (Rochester), Will he average 26.5 (pts + rbs) this season? over/under
under

#5. Darwin Hackler (St Lawrence), will he have a 8 assist in a game(or better) this season?
no

#6. New Guys Prop (how many wins do Hobart and Hamilton combine for in conference play)
A - 0-13
B - 13-15
C - 16-17
D - 18-32

A
#7. CT Champ?
Skidmore

#8. How many teams make the NT?
A - 0-4
B - 5-6
C - 7-8
D - 9+

B
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