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3leftturns

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Yes, agree with all that. The hardest work that you wish you could do your whole life
rudymartinez

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If your last post Lefty, is in reference to me...I find it very cryptic. Maybe you could draw me some stick figures using vast knowledge of hieroglyphic pictographic skills. Can't wait for your witty retort.
3leftturns

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Not your best effort Lefty, in fact I give you  an E7 (get it Lefty). Now there's a lesson in weak humor for you.
Perhaps you would  be more successful in your squabble with those Cajuns.
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Originally Posted by fp_mom
Despite being the best team in the country, Minnesota gets no respect in the USA Today poll. Texas A&M should be lower, as they played almost all their games at home.



Wins vs Top 10 Teams:

Florida  4
Arizona  4
Wash  4
UCLA  4
Oregon 2
FSU  2
Baylor  2
Tex A&M 1
Auburn  1
Tennessee 0
Minnesota  0  The only 2 games Minn played against a top 10 team, they lost 9-1 and 3-2.


Wins vs Top 25 Teams:

Florida 14
Oregon  13
Arizona  10
Wash 10
UCLA  10
Tex A&M  9
Tenn  9
Auburn  8
FSU  4
Baylor  4
Minn  4


What would be the basis for saying Minnesota is the best team in the country?






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That is a bold face lie!!! We did NOT lose to WA 9-1. NOBODY beats us 9-1!! EVER!!!!!!!!
volcrazy89

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You're right. It was actually 9-0 in 5 innings.

Minnesota is a good team. It remains to be seen if they are a top ten team. Whoever said they are the best team in the country needs to lay down the bong.
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Yep. Bet you are feeling a little silly right about now. Fact check next time. 😀
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That is a bold face lie!!! We did NOT lose to WA 9-1. NOBODY beats us 9-1!! EVER!!!!!!!!


Technically correct; according to the box score on the Minnesota Softball web site, the score was Washington 9 Minnesota 0 in 5 innings. 

I was at the game, but what do I know.
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I have 3 wives and a kid


WAT
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Yep. Bet you are feeling a little silly right about now. Fact check next time. 😀


[crazy]
3leftturns

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midwestfp... way to keep it light!
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. By looking at the college sports madness bracketology breakdown, Minnesota has played and will play only 11 teams that are projected to make the NCAA tournament, while Texas A&M has 17. I know it's because Minnesota (a team I want to see succeed) was bringing in a lot of freshman and have a weak conference schedule. However, they have to schedule better teams, because of the weak conference. We've seen Michigan do it many of years. One example I am looking at is Maryland Women's basketball team. Maryland was ranked at #3 in the polls all throughout the year, but they're RPI was only 16th. In result, Maryland only received a 3 seed (the 9th best team) in the NCAA tournament. Maryland only had two losses (UCONN and Ohio st) and the B10 was much better in basketball than in softball. I think Minnesota may have a chance to get a top 8 seed, but they should hope that teams such as Alabama, LSU, UCLA, Baylor, and Tennessee don't get really hot, cause that spot could be in jeopardy.
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3left, you gotta understand rudy's approach...i could see he was acknowledging it was a grind but that the kids loved it and would not trade it for the world...btw...rosettamartinez>>>hilarious.[smile]
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Hey - stop stealing my material!!  j/k


[biggrin] [thumb] Go Minnesota!
1janiedough

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And speaking of grinding it out, I was looking at the DJ Sanders article mashedpotatoes linked and gee, I found an article from April 10th that asks if college softball is the most grueling season in college sports!

http://www.excellesports.com/news/college-softball-season-ncaa/


An excellent article btw, with many quotes from Alameda, Megan Good, Maggie Balint and Sam Show.
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Yes, it is a grind for everyone.  But when one team travels 15,000 miles in a month and plays no home games, and another team hardly travels at all and play the majority of games at home, can we at least be honest and concede that it is more of a grind for the former instead of simply dismissing it it by saying "road games, big deal, your 3 fans vs. our 2?"  Whatever.  it's a waste of time.  No rational person would dispute that there is a considerable competitive disadvantage for the northern schools in college softball.  That's not whining.  It is simply a statement of fact. 
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Yes, it is a grind for everyone.  But when one team travels 15,000 miles in a month and plays no home games, and another team hardly travels at all and play the majority of games at home, can we at least be honest and concede that it is more of a grind for the former instead of simply dismissing it it by saying "road games, big deal, your 3 fans vs. our 2?"  Whatever.  it's a waste of time.  No rational person would dispute that there is a considerable competitive disadvantage for the northern schools in college softball.  That's not whining.  It is simply a statement of fact. 



Midwest...stop it please sheesh!  We all know this and have known it for year and years and years, doesn't change the fact that girls still play the game, grind it out and love every minute of it.  Sports have inherent competitive advantages of some sort...and further, teams look for advantages to take.  

Stop worrying so much about Minnie traveling so much, their coach knows very well what grinding it out is all about! Allister will take Minnie to the wcws when all the pieces fall into place just like Hutch did, and continues to do.  They may even win it one of these years like Hutch did!

Nobody said the upper midwest/northern schools had it easy due to weather, but that's the reality of it...period.  You harp so long and hard on this one point...while Allister and Co grind and do what they have to do to rise up.[smile]
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Yes, it is a grind for everyone.  But when one team travels 15,000 miles in a month and plays no home games, and another team hardly travels at all and play the majority of games at home, can we at least be honest and concede that it is more of a grind for the former instead of simply dismissing it it by saying "road games, big deal, your 3 fans vs. our 2?"  Whatever.  it's a waste of time.  No rational person would dispute that there is a considerable competitive disadvantage for the northern schools in college softball.  That's not whining.  It is simply a statement of fact. 


I agree it's an advantage in the pre-conference schedule. From an RPI perspective, it may actually be an advantage depending on your scheduling. If you were able to play pre-conference games at home it would propose that your home game schedule would include more local teams as southern teams would be less likely to travel at that time and reduce your RPI numbers. Your thoughts?
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I did stop it, but apparently we don't "all know this" because someone insisted that playing road games is no big deal in softball.  So I responded and will continue to do so if necessary (despite your unwanted admonitions for me to cease and desist). 

Anyway, see you in OKC.  Or maybe in AZ one day on vacation while watching the Gophers.  One thing seems to be certain, though, although Minnesota traveled to Arizona to play either AZ or AZ State from 2009-2016, I won't be seeing you here.  Your coaches lack the courage to play against us on our turf.          
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I did stop it, but apparently we don't "all know this" because someone insisted that playing road games is no big deal in softball.  So I responded and will continue to do so if necessary (despite your unwanted admonitions for me to cease and desist). 

Anyway, see you in OKC.  Or maybe in AZ one day on vacation while watching the Gophers.  One thing seems to be certain, though, although Minnesota traveled to Arizona to play either AZ or AZ State from 2009-2016, I won't be seeing you here.  Your coaches lack the courage to play against us on our turf.          


We all believe that home advantage exists and ergo road teams are at a disadvantage.  There is a reasonably wide range of opinion with respect to the size of the gap.

Perhaps that discussion might be more interesting.  How would you quantify that advantage/disadvantage?

Also, Minnesota is not the only team working with a large discrepancy between home and road games.

Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, NE schools, etc.
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I have nothing but respect for those teams, especially Washington (even though they own us). Traveling to Alabama this time of the season?? Mad props.
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I have nothing but respect for those teams, especially Washington (even though they own us). Traveling to Alabama this time of the season?? Mad props.


So, on average, how many runs do you think the home advantage amounts to, or do you think there is another way to quantify that advantage?


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I did stop it, but apparently we don't "all know this" because someone insisted that playing road games is no big deal in softball.  So I responded and will continue to do so if necessary (despite your unwanted admonitions for me to cease and desist). 

Anyway, see you in OKC.  Or maybe in AZ one day on vacation while watching the Gophers.  One thing seems to be certain, though, although Minnesota traveled to Arizona to play either AZ or AZ State from 2009-2016, I won't be seeing you here.  Your coaches lack the courage to play against us on our turf.          



I'm sorry what?  Lack of courage?  Seriously?  Lmfao.  Yep, I will be in OKC this year...show yer face so I can admonish you in person about Candrea's "lack of courage".


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22-0 at home.  Must be nice. 
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I have nothing but respect for those teams, especially Washington (even though they own us). Traveling to Alabama this time of the season?? Mad props.


Also Az played a home and away series with Alabama last year in Tuscaloosa and in Tucson a year or two before that.
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Also Az played a home and away series with Alabama last year in Tuscaloosa and in Tucson a year or two before that.


And has to travel 493 more miles in conference play than Minnesota!! lol

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And has to travel 493 more miles in conference play than Minnesota!! lol



Oh no, call out the guard![biggrin]

The other thing about all this travel focus from midwestfp, whose enthusiasm I love actually, is that everybody gotta pay their dues, and Minnie is paying theirs right now.  That's it, end of story.  Michigan paved the way for Minnie for a LONG time, and it culminated in a nc for them.
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Hubert H Humphrey Metro Dome. Oops - that damn Jessie Ventura.

Wouldn't  a  CWWS on the road in OKC put a permanent tent in your pants Middie?
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