The intent wasn't to call them out just for the sake of calling them out. The intent was to show that everyone does this. Also, as I explained several times people take what they say and value it more. Just because you have connections doesn't mean you aren't drinking the Kool-Aid. In fact you're probably drinking it more.
If I post something that's wrong, people are like "oh that's mplscyclone; what an idiot". If I post something that's right, I get no credit (insert lame joke about me never being right about anything).
People can do whatever they want. Regardless, people will still ask them for their opinions and they will continue to give them.
The thing is that many on this board do not think for themselves and that's why we have all of these meltdowns after we lose, or have a rough season.
If someone wants to know more about a recruit, they should research it themselves and form their own opinion, but I guess most are just too lazy.
CJ= was a spark plug talented player but just a little too short. Eik= was a excellent shooter with some smoothness but didnt redshirt to bulk up. Dykstra= WAS the player we needed with Brackins and Vanderbeeken leaving. A high energy multi talented player who i guess just didnt want the spotlight and workout effort it would take for Big 12. Vette= was someone we needed just for toughness and rebounding and raising hell inside but shyed away from the big time school and spotlight.
We have the meltdowns after we lose because we LOSE. I guessed exactly our record before this season and I was one of the people griping the hardest and most after the season. Meeting crappy expectations doesn't mean the losses aren't frustrating.
I guess if you realize where you're headed, you've got time to get ready for it. Just think of a backup plan lol...
Your right that we all over-hype recruits, but that's just part of being a fan.
Not really fair to cherry-pick a few incorrect predictions out of thousands of posts, we all look at the up-side of recruits when we talk about them. The Dykstra one was kinda funny though.
You didn't even know who this kid was 3 hours ago. Please don't hype him up and say that we are #1 on his list because it makes you look stupid. Not trying to be a jerk but you get a little ahead of yourself which makes me not put any credibility towards your posts.[/QUOTE]
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–DJ Haley, 6-11 post, Palmdale (CA), Class of 2010: One kid I’d never heard of before going into Pangos was Haley, a long, thin post, whose first action came before the actual games started, when former Hornets and USC assistant Dave Miller drafted him into being a demonstrator during the workout portion of the camp. I liked his gusto in the drills and my high hopes for his game were confirmed in the five-on-five sessions, as well, where he displayed nice aggressiveness, solid post moves and a presence in the paint. While the strength and conditioning coach needs to become his best friend in college, Haley has a high ceiling, due to his athleticism, strong finishing ability and heart in general.
Joel Francisco: 2010 standouts Tyler Lamb and Gary Franklin had California Supreme on cruise control at the Double Pump May tournament, - ESPNQuote:
• One of the top sleepers out West is 6-9 senior Darrell Haley (Palmdale, Calif.). He has a terrific lengthy frame and good hands. He is a tad mechanical and is still very raw, but the upside is there.
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