Posted by gillispie1 on 8/8/2014 2:59:00 PM (view original):
Posted by emy1013 on 8/8/2014 2:39:00 AM (view original):thats not his point at all. there is a difference between a dissenting opinion and blowing things out of proportion. our opinion is that some of you folks are blowing things out of proportion. a good coach managed to get lucky and win 4 games in a row - with the number of simulations in HD, its just not that big of a deal.
Posted by kbc167 on 8/8/2014 12:15:00 AM (view original):So no one can post a dissenting opinion? Everything has to be warm and fuzzy all the time? THAT sounds supremely boring. Sorry kbc, but everyone isn't going to agree about everything all the time, just how life is.
Don't we want this game to emulate real life college basketball more than it doesn't. What is college basketball if not unpredictable? I would guess that HD has some variable in it of chance. Sometimes the better team will lose a game they should win. It happens all the time in real life basketball and it happens in HD. I've seen 30+ point favorites lose inexplicably. Some times good teams have bad shooting nights or a key player is injured or the coach doesn't game plan properly or whatever. The variables are what make the game interesting. Otherwise just having the most talent would always mean you win. And that is supremely boring. And it's not representative of real life basketball. It's also about strategy, having the right talent in the right places, and so much more.
Finally it's about match ups (like in real life). Maybe wizards team was not one of the 4 best teams in that world that season. Maybe they just got favorable match ups, some luck, and benefited from excellent coaching. Sounds reasonable to me. I, for one, congratulate him on his success. Those who want to tear it down need to chill out. Instead of trashing someone else's success at a very tough game, why not boost him up. How many of you in his shoes would be apologizing for winning? He won and made the final 4. Get over it.
edit - hmmm, i didn't realize it was mostly just you with that opinion in this thread. for some reason i thought it was a handful of folks. never mind...
And that's the key word in your whole statement, "lucky". I don't believe in "luck" and I don't think "luck" should be such a factor in this game. Again, your word, not mine.
Before someone takes that and runs with it, no I don't believe the best team should win every time because as kbc said earlier, what would be the fun in that? But I also don't think that a team with the ratings that Hartford had should be able to knock off three far superior teams (I'm not counting the fourth team, Michigam, because frankly I don't think they were a powerhouse). Everyone seems to be dismissing the coaches of the other teams and if you look, those are some of the best coaches in HD at the moment and really for all-time. Wizard is a good coach, no doubt, I've been in a conference with him. But the other coaches are not a bunch of bums. It was pointed out that some of the teams Hartford beat had players that were tired and that therefore affected their ratings, Point taken. But even at that, those players would still have been equal to what Hartford was putting on the floor when THEY were fairly fresh and I can't imagine that with them running a FCP that they weren't experiencing fatigue themselves. When you start with average (at best) and fatigue just a bit to mediocre, you simply shouldn't be able to beat the teams he beat. You look at that team, with those kind of ratings, look at their opponents with their ratings, and explain to me with a straight face how Hartford didn't have half their team foul out, especially with them running a FCP.
By the way, just because it's your "opinion" that some folks are blowing things out of proportion doesn't mean that things are being blown out of proportion. No one made you forum monitor, no one made you the authority on what is proportional and what is not. If I wish to post MY opinion on the matter, who are you to say that it's right or wrong? You may feel like I'm blowing something out of proportion, great, more power to you. I don't happen to feel that way. That okay with you your Majesty?
Oh, and, if it's "not that big of a deal", why was a thread dedicated to Hartford's run? Again, that Hartford team was close to a mirror image of a D2 team
I have in Smith (Livingstone). Think people would be a little up in arms if a D2 team made a run to the D1 Final Four? Yep, me too. It was an anomaly, a nice story, but something that shouldn't have happened. Since it did happen, I feel like voicing my opinion and calling that out. That okay with you Boss?