Yeah that's not what I said at all. I even said in an earlier post that I am also guilty of acting like a jerk off, but I do my best not to anymore. What are you guys even "talking" about? I can't figure it through all of the childish back forth stuff. You know a lot about the game and the teams, and all that, but we don't get to benefit from your knowledge as often as we should, instead we get to read childish arguing more often than not. I'm saying is that it'd be nice to read a thread every now and again that didn't turn into what they all seem to turn into now, which is garbage. Why bother with the pissing match every time the Vcu trolls make their way over here? The what could be good content of this board is ruined by the constant arguing over nonsense. This board is like the tony mercurio show of the caa zone. But it's your Internet world man, do what you like
Last edited by odu06; 03-14-2012 at 06:48 PM.
EverRespect was quoted as saying, "Face it, VCU is a better team and the scary thing is they are all freshman and sophomores other than Burgess. It may be a long time before we beat them again."
Not a bandwagon VCU fan and I've been posting on here uninterrupted for a number of years. It gets a little annoying when some of you paint "all" VCU fans with such a broad brush. If it makes you feel better, go ahead, but at best it's misleading and incorrect. That kind of diminishes the credibility of other things you may post which is unfortunate, because some of you have some terrific insight and I enjoy reading opinions of other teams' fans.
Cheer against the Rams if you think that somehow gets you even or ahead of VCU fans in some way, shape, or form. I'll be routing for Drexel in the NIT and you guys and Georgia State in your tournament.
The real problem for VCU, especially this year, is the perpetual Richmond-based tournament. It causes you guys a number of problems, including:
1. Exposing the rest of the CAA fans to the worst of you. Typically (but not always) traveling fans are of a higher caliber.
2. It leaves a lingering bad taste to be shouted down by hordes of opposing fans, at what is supposed to be a neutral site. It makes it even less tolerable when it happens in a game in which VCU is not even involved.
3. As ODUSmitty has pointed out elsewhere, it is akin to affirmative action. VCU may in fact be the strongest team this year in the CAA. But there are lots of us who wonder, often aloud, whether Drexel wasn't more deserving of the NCAA bid.
4. It makes the arrogant comments from other not-so-good VCU posters that much harder to tolerate.
I honestly believe that the team that would benefit most from moving the tournament out of Richmond would be VCU. But (as I am constantly reminded by other VCU posters) so stating makes me whiny and obsessive.
For the record, I'm one of the minority ODU fans who will be actively cheering for VCU -- not that it makes a bit of difference.
Last edited by ViewFromSec102; 03-14-2012 at 08:45 PM.
Fortunate to be an adopted Monarch.
It has nothing to do with that. I do not, and will not buy the argument that supporting another team in our conference actually works to our benefit, particularly a mid-major that consistently earns few bids to the NCAA tournament. I have no relation to VCU, and truly find the school to have a distasteful culture, and would never recommend anyone I know to attend there from the experiences I know of people that's gone to the school.
Additionally, we get some money from an NCAA run, and that's it. The amount isn't material and will not be the difference from ODU being successfull or not. This isn't a BCS money we're talking about, and there is no major national TV contract and 16 major teams, like the Big East. So, I see absolutely zero reason to support VCU or any other CAA school in any way at all. If someone choose to do so, that's great, but our fan base and support makes the athletics what it is; not our conference.
And lastly, some of the VCU posters here are fine. But I come here to read and post about ODU and anything that may reflect it. The conversation goes south almost all the time when the same crowd shows up by not adding anything to the conversation, other than trying to prove something that no ODU fan actually cares about. So yeah, I'd assume the people that post here are in some ways going to reflect some of the most hardcore VCU fans, and couple that with the VCU people you see at the Coliseum, and it's just hard to give a favorable opinion, rivals or not.
Last edited by officeguy; 03-14-2012 at 08:45 PM.
I respectfully disagree. I think VCU with a few wins, Drexel going deep, and ODU and GSU going deep solidifies in the minds of other so-called "mid-major" fans, Power-6 fans, ex-player deskjockey talking heads, and most importantly SC members that this league deserves more recognition for the quality of play of its member institutions and said recognition to translate into future at-large bids. That benefits us all. That helps with recruiting and we all spiral up from there.
To answer the thread question; not just no but hell no.
If they lose, it's going to fun to see them all scatter like cockroaches.