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1 minute ago, BobSaccamanno said:

Stray thoughts:

1.  I've never heard anyone say, "I respect Skip Bayless."  He's parlayed his cartoonish thoughts into millions, but I've essentially got him on ignore.

2.  I am going to predict that Romeo ends up the best basketball player in this class.  A lot of times the recruiting gurus go ga-ga over athleticism.  What I see in Romeo is basically the perfect two-guard makeup.  His skills are outrageous and that's what counts most.  Really, with him it's the marriage of skills and athleticism.  When he gets stronger, his ability on both ends will be sky high.  At 6'6 with great reach, excellent mobility, and craftiness (watch him change speeds), it's hard to imagine a better skill set in the class.  We will see but I am riding with Romeo  over anyone else.

3.  The Indiana fan base is tremendous.  The support given to Romeo had to open his eyes.  It's unreal.  No other state would pour all that energy into Romeo.  With this fan base, IU will be a blueblood program for as long as any of us are alive.  

4.  How about Archie Miller for pulling this off?  According to the Indy Star, per the Langfords, IU was not a factor previously.  Even when the list was cut to three, IU did not lead.

5.  I have no problem with how Tim Langford handled anything.  I find the reference to Lavar laughable.  When I see Tim Langford, I want to give that man a hug, as a fellow father.  I have kids and I can imagine how he feels as he loves his children.  As a parent, you want the best for your child, and that is all I saw there.  I did not see grandstanding or whatever else you want to call what Lavar does.  He had a minister speak, which was great.  He came across great too.  At the end of the day, the community supported Romeo and Mr. Langford embraced that love and shot it right back to southern Indiana.  I appreciate him as a father.

#2 - I can definitely see this as a big possibility, especially since the 3 from Duke are likely to "steal" from each other's opportunity to show themselves as the best. 

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3 hours ago, Hoosier987 said:

 

Exactly what we’ve been saying, like Cody did, Langford’s commitment RE-opens the door.

good times coming 

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4 hours ago, HoosierJon said:

While I am glad this is over and IU came out on top I am kind of sad that is over.  Kind of like Christmas, after the present are open you ask yourself "what now?" I need another 5 star to obsess over, soon.

Good to see you posting.  It was very much like Christmas, hopefully CAM brings us many recruiting holidays with even a tenth of the buildup leading to a commitment.

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Found this on Facebook in the "Indiana All For You" group and got the original poster's permission to share. Figured we could all use the humor after Skip Bayless & his classless tweet. Enjoy! 

Where Art Thou Romeo.jpg

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8 hours ago, zerawkid said:

Who is this "gocolts" of which you speak? 

I'm leaning towards dakich.  Always argumentative, always right, and used the exact phrase on the radio today. 

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15 minutes ago, NotIThatLives said:

I'm leaning towards dakich.  Always argumentative, always right, and used the exact phrase on the radio today. 

While they were both lousy coaches in real life, I'm pretty sure they are two different people.

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19 minutes ago, NotIThatLives said:

I'm leaning towards dakich.  Always argumentative, always right, and used the exact phrase on the radio today. 

lol no, Gc coached a girl's hs team for a while, don't know if he still is, but Dakich? No. Not going to attack a guy who isn't on this board to defend himself, but I will cast an aside about a long discussion we had back on the old scout board in which I was trying to talk about Vic's clear upside and ability coming out of DeMatha (where he averaged a double double as a guard), and the opinion was strongly stated that Vic was just a jumper, had no basketball skill or acumen, and that IU should've picked any IN HS player over Vic. And that continued and continued... Oh well.

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52 minutes ago, Hoosierhoopster said:

lol no, Gc coached a girl's hs team for a while, don't know if he still is, but Dakich? No. Not going to attack a guy who isn't on this board to defend himself, but I will cast an aside about a long discussion we had back on the old scout board in which I was trying to talk about Vic's clear upside and ability coming out of DeMatha (where he averaged a double double as a guard), and the opinion was strongly stated that Vic was just a jumper, had no basketball skill or acumen, and that IU should've picked any IN HS player over Vic. And that continued and continued... Oh well.

Also stated at least half the NBA was more athletic than VO. I literally cannot make that up. 

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Maybe this shouldn’t annoy me but it did.... I was just listening to Get Up and they started to talk about Romeo going to IU.  But then they brought up the quote from Tim Langford about how Kansas was out of the running because their name was brought up with the FBI scandal.  The annoying part was they made it sound like he would have clearly gone to Kansas except for that.   I think most on here feel like IU was the clear front runner before that all came out.  

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7 minutes ago, HoosierMama said:

Maybe this shouldn’t annoy me but it did.... I was just listening to Get Up and they started to talk about Romeo going to IU.  But then they brought up the quote from Tim Langford about how Kansas was out of the running because their name was brought up with the FBI scandal.  The annoying part was they made it sound like he would have clearly gone to Kansas except for that.   I think most on here feel like IU was the clear front runner before that all came out.  

They're just creating spin.  They can spin all they want, Who cares!   He's with us now.

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11 minutes ago, HoosierMama said:

Maybe this shouldn’t annoy me but it did.... I was just listening to Get Up and they started to talk about Romeo going to IU.  But then they brought up the quote from Tim Langford about how Kansas was out of the running because their name was brought up with the FBI scandal.  The annoying part was they made it sound like he would have clearly gone to Kansas except for that.   I think most on here feel like IU was the clear front runner before that all came out.  

I'm surprised anyone watches that show. Kidding aside..I'm always amazed how clueless national guys are when it comes to information. And worse yet...how clueless Dakich, Schultz/Query are/were in regards to Romeo's recruitment even here in Indy. Spend 30 minutes worth of research on this thread alone could make those guys seem knowledgeable.

 

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18 minutes ago, Seeking6 said:

I'm surprised anyone watches that show. Kidding aside..I'm always amazed how clueless national guys are when it comes to information. And worse yet...how clueless Dakich, Schultz/Query are/were in regards to Romeo's recruitment even here in Indy. Spend 30 minutes worth of research on this thread alone could make those guys seem knowledgeable.

 

That’s because sports “journalism”, at least on a national level, is an absolute myth. It’s all entertainment and op-ed’s. 

Its to the point where with any game I happen to watch, I’d just as soon turn the volume on the television off and turn music on. It’s been years since I’ve watched SportsCenter. I’d gladly just pay per game or per team I follow rather than pay a large percentage of my PlayStation Vue money go to 24/7 sports coverage I couldn’t care less about, least of which being the talking heads.

Its one of the many reasons cable providers are seeing a mass exodus. The cost for the services they offer are creaking under the enormity of money the ESPN contract demands.

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Think this might have already been posted, but wanted to (re)post with a remark on a quote. The following quote shows how flawed the "if it's Indiana he would have committed already" theory was. Those of us who argued against that theory often said he likely hasn't made a decision yet and is focused on his HS season and other things.

"Langford’s father, Tim Langford, said the family sat down Friday to discuss Romeo’s decision. “He said at the beginning of the process, Indiana was not his choice,” Tim said. “He said, ‘Dad, it’s funny how long we dragged this out because Indiana was not my choice at first.’ But he has seen some things that made him say, ‘Indiana.’”

 

https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/04/30/indiana-basketball-wasnt-romeo-langford-first-choice-originally/559464002/

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1 hour ago, HoosierMama said:

Maybe this shouldn’t annoy me but it did.... I was just listening to Get Up and they started to talk about Romeo going to IU.  But then they brought up the quote from Tim Langford about how Kansas was out of the running because their name was brought up with the FBI scandal.  The annoying part was they made it sound like he would have clearly gone to Kansas except for that.   I think most on here feel like IU was the clear front runner before that all came out.  

I was annoyed over hearing my neighbors (Turdue fans) saying the same thing when I was doing yard work yesterday. It amazes me how easily people can be misinformed. When I was watching the announcement stream, I saw all sorts of misinformation, mostly rumors that have lived and died on this thread long ago (his gf is transferring to IU, Garland is his best friend, Grimes is his best friend, etc.)

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1 hour ago, Seeking6 said:

I'm surprised anyone watches that show. Kidding aside..I'm always amazed how clueless national guys are when it comes to information. And worse yet...how clueless Dakich, Schultz/Query are/were in regards to Romeo's recruitment even here in Indy. Spend 30 minutes worth of research on this thread alone could make those guys seem knowledgeable.

 

I was amazed how clueless Dakich, Schultz/Query, JMV, and Kent Sterling were at times when I've listened to them. Seemed like they were weeks or months behind this thread and talking backlash and if it's Indiana he would have committed already non-sense.

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We are going to have to get used to conspiracy theories if we continue to land top ten talent. "The player is on the take", "Archie is dirty like his brother", etc. Comes with the territory.

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11 minutes ago, cybergates said:

I was amazed how clueless Dakich, Schultz/Query, JMV, and Kent Sterling were at times when I've listened to them. Seemed like they were weeks or months behind this thread and talking backlash and if it's Indiana he would have committed already non-sense.

Yep...especially with Query. He tries to pride himself on Indiana hoops knowledge. It was funny how clueless he was...so my guess is he intentionally wasn't hyping the recruitment for a variety of reasons. The main one being that he and his little sidekick tend to distance themselves from being labeled as IU homers so they downplay certain things or don't cover as much.

I mean they had Kravitz on Monday before announcement and all Jake could do is listen to himself talk about Calbert, Damon,etc...as opposed to Romeo's day. That's the part of journalism or whatever radio guy is considered these days that is puzzling I guess....let the kid have his day. Do the comparisons down the road. 

 

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Fellas, need to start a thread about "talking heads".  Romeo is ours, 'nuff said.

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17 minutes ago, CauseThatsMyDJ said:

We are going to have to get used to conspiracy theories if we continue to land top ten talent. "The player is on the take", "Archie is dirty like his brother", etc. Comes with the territory.

And I'll laugh each time I hear that....if I ever do. People know that IU has been a sleeping giant for 2 decades. And for the sake of conversation..I'll gladly enter into debate with any fan of Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Kansas, Arizona, UCLA or Sparty and plenty of others about the definition of dirty. 

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2 hours ago, HoosierMama said:

Maybe this shouldn’t annoy me but it did.... I was just listening to Get Up and they started to talk about Romeo going to IU.  But then they brought up the quote from Tim Langford about how Kansas was out of the running because their name was brought up with the FBI scandal.  The annoying part was they made it sound like he would have clearly gone to Kansas except for that.   I think most on here feel like IU was the clear front runner before that all came out.  

I've seen several media outlets bring this story up. Funny how they all leave out the fact that Romeo said it wouldn't impact his decision, AKA, he wasn't going to KU anyways. 

Maybe they should consider applauding Romeo and his family for saying that they don't want to associate themselves with a program like that, no matter "how good their basketball is". If I were KU, I'd worry that maybe other kids (like Hurt) hear that and realize that they also have other programs available to them that aren't tied up in scandals.  

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