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Subject: yale basketball


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Date Posted: 08:44:33 12/23/16 Fri

Yale vs Temple Free throws win games.

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remember it well
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Date Posted: 09:52:40 12/23/16 Fri

That's right and Temple had an outstanding percentage at the line last night 93.3% - Yale did well too 84.2%. Both above their season averages. Yale brought it close towards the end against a very solid team that beat #25 Florida St. and #19 West Virginia (who beat #6 Virginia). Did not expect the Bulldogs would be very competitive after Makai Mason's season ending injury but looking forward now to the Ivy schedule and James Jones' team battling for the chance to win the first Ivy post season tournament.
Playing against nationally ranked teams is what makes Ivy basketball more interesting for the average spectator than Ivy football.

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[> Subject: Re: yale basketball


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 09:54:31 12/23/16 Fri

This is a fundamental weakness of basketball as a spectator sport. For all the marvelous athleticism of the players, ultimately, wins and losses are disproportionately dependent upon players standing stationary at the foul line shooting while unguarded.

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Diogenes (An Observer)
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Date Posted: 10:52:23 12/23/16 Fri

Sort of like putting?

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[> [> [> Subject: Attraction of Football as a Spectator Sport


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 11:34:23 12/23/16 Fri

Yes.

Drive for show, putt for dough.

There are many reasons that football is a better spectator sport than basketball. One of them is that, in football, winning and losing is usually determined by great plays by talented athletes displaying their wonderful athleticism. In basketball and to a lesser extent in golf, the athletes are plenty talented but so much of winning and losing results from guys standing stationary doing something by themselves.

Say what you will about the plusses and minuses of football, winning and losing is not determined by guys standing stationary doing something by themselves.

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remember it well
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Date Posted: 10:59:00 12/23/16 Fri

I would argue that free throw opportunities - getting to the line - in any given game are a fundamental aspect of how well two teams have utilized their talents to maximize their ability to out score their opponents. Not any more disproportionate in terms of the ultimate wins and losses than the success of the football teams field goal kicking talents compared to the rest of the teams abilities.

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