This. Freaking THIS. This pisses me off more than no other. How in the eff is aTm and Baylor getting such good players when their fanbase could give two ***** about their program!?
Originally Posted by mksmith2
Not to mention that as of last night they were what 17th in the nation? I know that's not #1...but jesus if we were #17 in the nation Hilton would be rocking! Shame on the A&M fans...
I was there early expecting a crowd. About 10 mins before game time it looked like Hilton an hour before game time. It was beyond bad. I actually felt sorry for their players and the Military people honored at half (each got a flag that flew over the Bush Library).
My point wasn't to bring up Dendy, my point was to show that even though this team is woefully undermanned, they are very close to having a pretty good record because of their hustle and desire. I should have clarified my point.
Texas A&M would be a 7 or 8 seed if the season ended today - putting them somewhere around the 25th or 30th best team in the country.
Advanced metrics, like the Sagarin Predictor or KenPom, have them lower, at 39 and 45, respectively.
"Calling your shot" and saying that the 40th or so best team in the country will be "upset" in the first two rounds - which should theoretically be the top 16 teams - isn't going out of much of a limb.
We may not be winning but this team has been in all but 3 Big 12 games, which is more than we could expect from a team so thin inside and on the bench. Love the effort and hard work from these kids and good years are ahead.
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