Ace Dad wrote:fg4ster wrote:(1) There's no sense in complaining about the officiating. Lawyers would call it an "average reciprocity of advantage." The refs take away from you just as much as they give you. So even the bad calls are fair--you'll benefit from them just as often as you don't.
(2) I love the comparison of Mock and Stutz. I just hope Mock stays around long enough for him to turn into Stutz-the-senior. He could be so good for us.
(3) I also love the compliments for Marty. That makes two final-four coaches that we know about that have picked Marty's brain about the motion--Marshall and Stevens. Let's face it--until Mock, we've never had anyone resembling Stutz. We've never had guys like Early, Cotton, or Van Vleet. But when we've had veteran teams, we've been able to compete in the conference. Recruiting has skyrocketed, though. I think it's only a matter of time for us to get those types of guys. Just think what Marty could do with them.
Coach Marshall has the greatest respect for Coach Simmons and he also understands that the UE program does not have the same resources as WSU. Bottom line is the MVC coaches know that Marty Simmons is able to get more juice per squeeze than many others. I believe Coach Marshall was being sincere with the handshake.
It looked like a sincere handshake to me. As he whispered in Marty's ear, I imagined Marshall apologized about the homer refereeing. It was a good effort by the Aces against an excellent mature basketball team.