In Reply to: That may or may not end up proving correct. However... posted by Fuzzy on July 09, 2018 at 10:19:27
I agree, fuz (by the way, how are you?), that ESPN is not necessarily an accurate predictor. As a snapshot view, its analysis is necessarily "brief" (i.e. inaccurate). For example, the writer might've at least mentioned the return of Kris Wilkes, likely to be our leading scorer this coming season.
On the other hand, the statement of no conference title and no post S16 finish is correct. What I don't know is whether ESPN's quick take on not "trusting" Alford is merely the author's superficial opinion, or whether it represents a more widely-held view in the national journalistic (I know--that word might be a stretch) milieu.
As always, though, winning cures such problems of perception. I'm looking for a breakout season for the Bruins, but there are lots of unknowable factors. I'd have thought last year would've been more successful, but we lost depth and inside help with the China thefts, and our guard play, Holiday excepted, was unsatisfactory. Hands was a big disappointment and Ali hasn't improved appreciably since his injury.
I know--you just wrote one line--sorry for the bigger response.
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