D3, Season 68 Topic

Pseudo, it'll be ok. Everything is better with bacon, so.... Wooster = bacon sandwhich; bacon sandwhich = good; therefore, Wooster = good
8/29/2013 11:52 PM
W-O-O-S-T-E-R! Wooster, Wooster, let's go SCOTS!!

lean to the left, lean to the right, hit 'em on the head with a brick! Hoo-AH!!!

8/30/2013 12:08 AM
If "bacon sandwich" isn't the answer, then I don't wanna be right.
8/30/2013 10:03 AM
Thanks for the words of support, for my team and for bacon.  It's pretty obvious, bacon is pretty awesome.

And I think what this forum thread needs is more fight songs and chants.  Particularly any chants involving hitting things with bricks.  And bacon.

8/30/2013 12:46 PM
You should be honored pseudo, that was an actual Wooster cheer, albeit from football. The lacrosse ones are infinitely more amusing but would require far too many *s to do justice.
8/30/2013 1:10 PM
So you're saying that a weekend road trip to Wooster to take in a lacrosse game would be worth the drive?  I might be able to make that happen...
8/30/2013 1:31 PM
Piedmont says "BEAT ALL THE TEAMS!!" and stays atop the rankings once again.  Updated perfect/"perfect" record counts: 17 undefeated teams and 15 winless teams.  What's a matching term for winless?  Unvictoried?  Unlostto?  Sucky?

Last Night
#13 Ursinus 49   #5 Emory 70
This one was not close.  Emory led most of the game including 33-17 at the half.  Emory shot 53% from the floor while Ursinus shot 38%.  Yesterday I was starting a feature game preview paragraph about the Millsaps/Emmanuel game but then I changed my mind and went with this one.  Millsaps got a bucket with four seconds left to win by two.  Should've gone with my first choice, my bad.  Anyway, Emory keeps their impressive non-conference streak rolling and move up one spot in the rankings.  Ursinus falls out of the top ten with their second loss of the season.

Also considered: #1 Piedmont ran away from #17 S. Vermont 97-66, as stated earlier #3 Millsaps won a thriller at Emmanuel 69-67, #6 Johnson and Wales handled Texas Lutheran 103-82, and #16 Christopher Newport got a big road win at #25 Concordia 86-70.

Sim blowout watch: Cornell became yet another blowout victim as they failed to cover the admittedly lowish 34 point spread against #4 Susquehanna 45-85.

#14 Penn St. Altoona (7-1)(frankgrimes1) at #3 Millsaps (8-0)(brianxavier)
I missed out on an exciting Millsaps game last night, won't make the same mistake twice.  Millsaps looks to finish off the non-conference home slate strong as they host an always-solid Penn St. Altoona team with only one loss so far.  There's a lot of history with this matchup, brian is leading frank by the score of 12-8 and his team is favored by 6 points at home tonight.

Also considered: #4 Susquehanna at #16 Christopher Newport, #7 Ozarks at #25 Concordia, Emmanuel at #8 Webster, Calvin at #12 Palm Beach Atlantic, and #15 Oglethorpe at Texas Lutheran

Sim blowout watch: St. Norbert is getting 45 points as they host #18 W. New England and Castleton St. is a 39 point road dog at #17 S. Vermont.
8/30/2013 2:18 PM
Posted by pseudochamp on 8/30/2013 1:31:00 PM (view original):
So you're saying that a weekend road trip to Wooster to take in a lacrosse game would be worth the drive?  I might be able to make that happen...
I can't speak for the modern day, but a quarter century ago, lacrosse games at Wooster were a great way to sit outside in the sun and enjoy a beer or two (per period...). My dorm overlooked the lacrosse field all four years I was there. Between that and my practice time with the golf team, it's a miracle I got any work done once the calendar hit April.
8/30/2013 3:20 PM
And I believe in the modern era, those 0-fers would be labeled "victoriously challenged" squads.
8/30/2013 3:22 PM
I, actually dont eat bacon. Yes I know im weird.
8/30/2013 3:54 PM
I don't eat pork ... except bacon ... because bacon tastes good.

Course I'm partial to beef bacon too ... but it's hard to find. 

Turkey bacon just doesn't measure up.
8/30/2013 4:19 PM
Actually, I dont eat any meat. Yes I'm a weirdo
8/30/2013 7:00 PM
Getting prepped for Piedmont tonight.  Hoping slowdown will keep it under thirty, but they are definitely going to be drinking my milkshake.
8/30/2013 7:32 PM
Sorry this is late but after losing last night by 1 point on a last second shot, I spent most of the day in the fetal position, rocking in the corner, sobbing loudly, and telling myself that my RPI was going to be ok.  After finishing off a half-gallon of cookie dough ice cream, I think I've recovered.

Lost a few undefeated teams last night, down to 11 perfect records.  Look at those jerks, they have no idea how good they have it.  Why can't I have a perfect record?  Don't I deserve one?  Oh, and 13 winless teams.  I'm with you winless teams, I know what it's like to lose.  Sucks, don't it?

Last Night
#12 Penn St. Altoona 67   #5 Millsaps 66
Speaking of losing by 1 point on a last second shot, brian was probably slowly nodding his head while reading my sad rant above.  As a single tear rolled down his cheek.  Or not.  Millsaps held the lead for most of the first half and went into the break feeling good with a 9 point lead.  That lead was extended in the second half and PSA was down by 19 with seven and a half to play.  PSA then opened up a keg of smothering defense and went on an amazing 18-0 run to make the score 60-61 with just over two minutes left.  Millsaps found a way to recover from that shock and traded baskets to hold that 1 point lead with thirty seconds left.  But then Millsaps missed the front end of a 1 and 1, PSA made a couple free throws, and Millsaps did the same to pull back ahead by 1 with just sixteen seconds on the clock.  Then PSA's Richard Brewer sent the shell-shocked home fans to the exits with a go-ahead finger roll with two seconds remaining and a halfcourt prayer went unanswered for Millsaps.  PSA and frankgrimes get the huge road victory and deal Millsaps and brianxavier their first loss of the season.  Quite the game.

Also considered: #2 Susquehanna came from behind late to take out #23 Christopher Newport 65-59, #7 Ozarks handled Concordia 81-64, #8 Webster got the home win over Emmanuel 78-70 (Gorloks), #11 Palm Beach Atlantic got past Calvin 62-51, and #13 Oglethorpe downed Texas Lutheran 86-78.

Sim blowout watch: Both of our sims covered fairly easily last night: St. Norbert fell to #19 W. New England 59-89 and Castleton St. lost to #18 S. Vermont 50-81.

#3 Johnson and Wales (8-1)(spasticity) at #2 Susquehanna (9-0)(zeuspole)
Wow, five games between ranked teams on the last night of the non-conference season.  Two are picks, two have a spread of 1 points, and the last spread is only 6.  After careful deliberation with the GotN advisory board, I'm going with this classic battle between two of the top three ranked teams.  J-Dub's only loss was to #1 Piedmont and Susquehanna is looking to complete the ten game sweep through the non-conference slate.  And the series record between these two is just one game with zeuspole holding a 9-8 advantage over spasticity.  The odd-makers have the visitors as a 1 point favorite but the spider monkeys are going to have a battle on their hands to get what would be a massive road win.

Also considered: #6 Emory at #1 Piedmont, #10 Wittenberg at #17 Lynchburg, #20 Rivier at #12 Penn St. Altoona, and #23 Christopher Newport at #18 S. Vermont.

Sim blowout watch: Winless Anderson is getting a hefty 71 points as they host #15 New York U.
8/31/2013 10:45 PM
My guys are going to wear diapers to the next practice after getting soundly spanked by Hardin-Simmons and Piedmont. 
9/1/2013 2:54 PM
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