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And Lipscomb Loses Another Close Game
This is getting ridiculous.

Since they became eligible for the conference tournament five years ago, in games when both teams have a lead in the last 8 minutes Lipscomb wins less than a third of the time.

They haven't won a game that both teams led in the last four minutes since the Indiana game, December '08.

Bad luck can only last so long. At some point you have to ask some uncomfortable questions about coaching.
01-22-2010 06:36 PM
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Perhaps you have angered the gods.
01-22-2010 09:10 PM
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After Saturday, it's ten in a row. Ten straight losses in games both teams lead at some point after the last media timeout. Absolutely pathetic.

And still the attitude on campus pervades that it's OK to lose as long as the ESPN ticker spells your name right.

I was at the game Saturday, my first of two this year. Mopsy, Bulldog, and Beast combine for 70; the rest of the team has 12. Yay for a balanced attack.

What's worse, the announced attendance was 1,411. And 20 of those were in Stormtrooper suits. Lipscomb is paying people to come to games, and the building is still only a third full.

The alumni have given up. The students have quit caring.

Crimeny. Lipscomb used to be a basketball school. Even our women's team used to be good. We could put 3,000 folks in a 2,500 seat gym on a Thursday night. In the snow. In Nashville. Against Martin Methodist.

Now look what's become of us. In the words of a former coach, we used to play cupcakes. Now we are one.

The reason you don't see Lipscomb fans on these boards? Lipscomb doesn't have any. And if they're not careful, they're about to lose one more.
01-25-2010 11:22 PM
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umm...you're DAVID lipscomb. What the hell did you expect?
01-26-2010 07:10 AM
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(01-25-2010 11:22 PM)DadofTwins Wrote:  After Saturday, it's ten in a row. Ten straight losses in games both teams lead at some point after the last media timeout. Absolutely pathetic.

And still the attitude on campus pervades that it's OK to lose as long as the ESPN ticker spells your name right.

I was at the game Saturday, my first of two this year. Mopsy, Bulldog, and Beast combine for 70; the rest of the team has 12. Yay for a balanced attack.

What's worse, the announced attendance was 1,411. And 20 of those were in Stormtrooper suits. Lipscomb is paying people to come to games, and the building is still only a third full.

The alumni have given up. The students have quit caring.

Crimeny. Lipscomb used to be a basketball school. Even our women's team used to be good. We could put 3,000 folks in a 2,500 seat gym on a Thursday night. In the snow. In Nashville. Against Martin Methodist.

Now look what's become of us. In the words of a former coach, we used to play cupcakes. Now we are one.

The reason you don't see Lipscomb fans on these boards? Lipscomb doesn't have any. And if they're not careful, they're about to lose one more.

Dad, what do you think is the reason DLU can't get over the hump and win like they did in the NAIA?
01-26-2010 08:21 AM
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I kind of like this Lipscomb fan's fire.
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01-26-2010 09:31 AM
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(01-26-2010 08:21 AM)Bruin2002 Wrote:  Dad, what do you think is the reason DLU can't get over the hump and win like they did in the NAIA?

"Win like they did in the NAIA" is a bit of a reach. Kansas doesn't win like DLU used to.

For "over the hump," I'll take the ability to finish off a game late. Take last year: 0-5 in close games in conference. Go 3-2, and we're in the NIT at worst. 2-3 makes us a 2-seed playing the conference tournament at home. Is that coaching, conditioning, or both?

I'd also like to see Lipscomb TURN ON THE FREAKING LIGHTS! I was sitting in the seventh row behind the media table Saturday and couldn't see the band in the end zone seats 75 feet away. I mean, come on. This is the school that invented the phrase "Battle of the Boulevard." Surely they should know that purple seats against a black background are going to be a little . . . uh, what's the word . . . , oh yeah. DARK!

But that's just a symptom. I don't think DLU quite appreciates what goes into being a legit, D-1 school. If you want to recruit nice guys who don't get in trouble and by the way can also happen to play a bit, all the while entertaining high-school-sized crowds of family, friends, and curious on-lookers, just admit that and drop to D-2 or (better yet) D-3. Maybe then we could field 17 NCAA sports and have more than 10 winning seasons COMBINED per decade.

But from the top down, DLU is trying to have it both ways. They're trying to cash in on as many perks of D-1 membership as they can without doing what it takes to provide a real D-1 experience: to their fans, their players, their coaches, or even their opponents. And the fans aren't buying it. Players aren't, either; there's a reason that despite our coach's contacts all over the southeast half of DLU's recruits come from either Nashville or Sarajevo.

And the building. Ugh. Allen Arena doesn't have a door so much as it has an event horizon. A brightly-lit, energetic mass at the center surrounded by swirls of silent darkness. (Yeah, yeah, Goldfinger, "And everything inside it sucks." We all saw that coming. Very original.)

Lipscomb has been caught in what Kyle Whelliston calls the "Sports Bubble." The problem is, the only people who don't see it and think Lipscomb can pull off this D-1 charade are the people making the decisions in the President's and AD's offices. And until there is change there, it's not going to happen anywhere else.
01-26-2010 02:14 PM
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I agree that they need to turn on the lights. What is the deal with that?
01-26-2010 04:18 PM
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(01-26-2010 04:18 PM)ETSUfan1 Wrote:  I agree that they need to turn on the lights. What is the deal with that?

Easy way to hide empty seats?
01-26-2010 04:50 PM
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Man, this Dad guy is going off...pretty interesting read.
01-26-2010 05:00 PM
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