I'm pissed off. (Cursing within)
by Otter (2018-05-14 10:19:27)
Edited on 2018-05-14 10:44:03

I'm not one to be a conspiracy theorist or blame referees for outcomes across the sports I follow. That's not me.

But the rules for LAX seeding royally suck. I understand that there is no eye test...fine. But if Denver beats Georgetown, they're a 5 or a 6 seed.

There's no way ND gets that matchup except for the fucking travel guidelines. And yeah yeah yeah, we need to beat teams like Denver if we are going to win a title. Enough with that shit. We deserve a fair draw based on our body of work.

Most prognosticators had us between a 4 and a 6 seed. We get a 7 and get Denver because we are so far out West. And you know damned well that even if we got the 5 seed we'd still have gotten Denver. How about some bracket integrity? Hockey can at least try to do it.

I don't want to hear this shit about "growing the game" when they continue to treat Indiana like it's a fucking outpost in Oregon Trail.

Denver was the last fucking team ND needed to see. There is a growing rivalry between the schools in BOTH of the only sports Denver is good at (Hockey and Lacrosse). Look at how those fuckers traveled to ND for a first round matchup. My son was incredulous at the cheers when DU scored.

They couldn't have given a rats ass about playing ND at ND. They have our number and they know it. That's why those fans traveled so well. You think Georgetown comes into Arlotta with the confidence Denver did? Or Richmond? Or even Syracuse? Hell no.

Seed notwithstanding, we'd have been better off playing Maryland at home. Not sure if we've ever hosted them there and we have beaten them several times in the last four years. Denver came in confident they would win and that is a huge difference.

Unfair in a survive and advance format. NCAA needs to get their shit together and fix this.





When Denver lost the BE title game it was almost an
by steelhop  (2018-05-14 15:51:30)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

automatic ND was getting them based on limiting travel and ND not being in the top 4. It is certainly frustrating that Denver had to come to South Bend but winning either UM or UNC moves them out of that path. Overall, the seeding was pretty on. Only the 7 and 8 seeded teams lost which makes sense given they should be playing teams of comparable talent. The 5th seeded team (Hopkins) struggled with G-Town while the top 4 teams, for the most part controlled their opponents.


Georgetown, Richmond and Cuse would all be confident
by ccndbound  (2018-05-14 15:16:03)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

coming into Arlotta.

Georgetown had just won the Big East and held Denver to 3 goals.
Richmond showed they could score goals against ND earlier this year.
Syracuse dominated ND earlier this year and would have loved a chance to play ND again - I bet they would have rather played ND than Cornell.

ND got a fair draw "based on their body of work"....ND has themselves to blame - if they beat UM and UNC, they would be a higher seed.

Go ahead and be pissed about NCAA match-ups, but ND had several opportunities to win that game yesterday. Up 7-6, they allowed the last 3 goals of the game (very similar to end of UNC game).


Edited
by Otter  (2018-05-14 23:03:47)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Aside from incorrectly stating that Denver brought a band, there was no reason to be that combative with another poster. I was frustrated and still am. I hate being out of it before Memorial day.


Denver did not bring a band.
by irishdoc01  (2018-05-15 06:45:56)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Since it was an NCAA Tournament game they played Denver’s fight song over the PA after they scored.


"NCAA needs to get their shit together and fix this"
by ShermanOaksND  (2018-05-14 12:55:52)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

That applies here, and pretty much universally. Fuck them.


Agreed.
by JMAC  (2018-05-14 10:37:33)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Interesting to see how they fair next year without Baptiste?

WTF is up with Goalie recruiting?


IL ranked Schmidt 31st overall and 3rd among goalies (link)
by basicbasket  (2018-05-14 11:19:01)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Thats some impressive recruiting by Corrigan; 5 of the top
by zahm82  (2018-05-14 15:29:12)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

32 players and overall 8 of top 86. That Muffet McGraw-like !


No. 1 class according to IL.com *
by flanner96  (2018-05-14 16:41:02)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


He shit the bed yesterday.
by JMAC  (2018-05-14 14:07:06)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

The last three were soft.