Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Interests > Tilted Sports


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-04-2005, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
Insane
 
Grinnell College

Has anyone seen these guys play? They are a DIII team, so the first time i saw then was last night against Beloit. They have the most absurd style of basketball I've ever seen. They treat every offensive possession like a fast break and apply full court pressure every defensive possesssion. their guys run they entire time they are on the court and maintain it with a huge bench and a five man substitution system. It's a bit like playing basketball with football intensity. If you get the chance...watch these guys play.

...Here's an article I found.... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...nnell.preview/ again, it's utter absurdity

Last edited by inkriminator; 02-04-2005 at 12:50 PM..
inkriminator is offline  
Old 02-04-2005, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
radioguy's Avatar
 
Location: Texas
i enjoyed watching the game play. it reminded me of controlled chaos. i was tired watching them. if one of their games were to be televised again, i'd watch it. they play a very unique style of basketball. i heard during the telecast that the coach asks the kids what type of style they want to play every year. one year it may be defensive, lately it's been completely offensive.
radioguy is offline  
Old 02-04-2005, 07:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Llama
 
goddfather40's Avatar
 
Location: Cali-for-nye-a
They sound a lot like teams such as the late '80s-early '90s Loyola Marymount and mid '90's George Mason, both coached by one of the innovators of this type of ball, Paul Westhead.

EDIT: They are like those teams, but seemingly even more caffeinated.
__________________
My name is goddfather40 and I approved this message.

I got ho's and I got bitches,
In C++ I branch with switches

-MC Plus+
goddfather40 is offline  
Old 02-05-2005, 11:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
Somnabulist
 
guy44's Avatar
 
Location: corner of No and Where
I'm a Grinnell student, and was at the game against Beloit. Our style is generally called Run and Gun, the idea being that we want to shoot a three-point shot every dozen or so seconds. We play full-court press, hard as we can, like every one of our players is on speed. Then we substitute in a new group of 5 players every 30 seconds to keep our team fresh.

We just aren't as good this year, as our best players graduated last year. However, against Beloit, we had the additional problem of TV timeouts - every now and then they had these really long timeouts to allow ESPN2 to run commercials. This gave the Beloit a lot of extra time to rest, which really hurts us. Usually the other team is exhausted by the last quarter.

Our style of play was actually devised by a statistics student some time back. He figured that this all offense, three-pointer oriented game would be the most productive style of play. Only at a school which really, really focuses on academics like Grinnell would pattern our basketball team's strategy after a statistics student's findings. Heh, actually, our chant when we lose is "It's allright, it's ok, we'll be your boss one day."

Our school is very small, only 1400 or so students, so it is a lot of fun seeing the whole country get a chance to see us play. I'm glad you guys liked it.
__________________
"You have reached Ritual Sacrifice. For goats press one, or say 'goats.'"

Last edited by guy44; 02-05-2005 at 11:39 AM..
guy44 is offline  
Old 02-05-2005, 12:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
Bang bang
 
Spartak's Avatar
 
Location: New Zealand
So do they ONLY go for 3 pointers ? Or do guys sometimes dribble inside and go for jumpshots/layups ?

This sounds crazy, but very intriguing.
__________________
I can read your mind... looking at you... I can read your mind...
Spartak is offline  
Old 02-07-2005, 12:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
Somnabulist
 
guy44's Avatar
 
Location: corner of No and Where
Mostly 3s. But if there is a very easy layup to be had, or nobody can easily get open for a trey, our guys will go for 2.
__________________
"You have reached Ritual Sacrifice. For goats press one, or say 'goats.'"
guy44 is offline  
Old 02-07-2005, 04:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
#1 Irish Fan
 
heccubusiv's Avatar
 
Location: The Burgh
At the time of the game, all of the players on the squad that play at least taken 40 3s(according the the game announcer). They compared it to the if the Iggles would blitz 9 guys on every play and just try to tire out the other offense and score more points
heccubusiv is offline  
 

Tags
college, grinnell

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:07 PM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360