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Who was your Chief of the game and why?

Hill
14 (58.3%)
Mav
5 (20.8%)
Black
3 (12.5%)
JCL
0 (0%)
Abrams
0 (0%)
The crowd
2 (8.3%)

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Sparty post/Chief of the game thread!

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Offline Hawk

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Re: Sparty post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2017, 12:31:39 AM »
Yep I won't lie.  I want Groce gone but I want in the tournament so desperately for these kids.  Maverick and Malcolm so deserve that chance before leaving.

yeah thats a fair point, but you gotta root for the kids for sure. They definitely look the part at this point

Can you guys imagine if we played this way for 30 games, we'd be what, 25-5?

Sometimes it takes teams almost a full season to gel.. this is still a younger in experience team.. a lot of the guys who are stepping up now are the younger guys that's giving us good depth and putting less pressure on guys like Hill IMO

Abrams has been a big part of the resurgence as he has come on as of late.  Before the season we talked a lot about health.  Lucas was coming off injury and Tracy had not played for 2+ years.  Result: our two main point guards took most of the season to round into shape.  Now that they have, we are a different team.

Let's keep winning, get in the dance, and see what we can do.

Also a good point.. ultimately it's come down to seasoning and playing together
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Re: Sparty post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2017, 12:32:51 AM »
That interview by Hill was tremendous. Raw emotion. Proud of him and the whole team.
Yep ...That was awesome and they are fighting. I love it

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Re: Sparty post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2017, 12:38:03 AM »
Still alive. great effort. hitting FTs could have made a bit easier in that last minute. Black hit some big shots, Tracy hit a couple, Mav was tough and Malcolm was Malcolm. Te'Jon, Kipper and Finke give us solid minutes as well. Would have loved to have seen the whole B1G season.

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Re: Sparty post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2017, 12:41:29 AM »
Hill is bawling his eyes out in postgame interview, anyone who is rooting against this team just because they want groce gone (no one on this board) needs to watch that
can anyone find a link to this? watched the game at a bar with no sound. saw the interview, but would love to hear what was said...
"I see pride! I see power! I see a badass mudda, who don't take no shit off of nobody!"

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Offline Big Phil

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Re: Sparty post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2017, 12:42:04 AM »



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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2017, 12:47:38 AM »
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Re: Sparty post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2017, 12:48:06 AM »
he has us playing Cal in Dayton in first four, how ironic would that be lol
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Re: Sparty post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2017, 12:52:45 AM »
thanks Phil!
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Re: Sparty post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2017, 12:58:21 AM »
thanks Phil!

no prob I had just found it for some facebook peeps who asked the same as you, perfect timing
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Re: Sparty post/Chief of the game thread!
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2017, 01:00:55 AM »
Damn. Got me all choked up. Thanks, Phil lol