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by GoBears!
Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 NCAA Tournament
Replies: 101
Views: 22907

Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

2plyBathingSuit wrote:The best team won...no doubt about it...Casabella (The Freshman Spaniard)..simply wow. Good luck next year "everyone else". ;-)

Meh, I'll take the hard fought win and be happy, but this was a hard year to separate UCLA, USC and Cal.
by GoBears!
Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 NCAA Tournament
Replies: 101
Views: 22907

Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Justafan22 wrote:Thank you Spain and Greece for lending us your players while we get them ready for your future national teams

Thank you Spain and Greece for Iberico ham and cheese on fire. Both great contributions to the world. (which is as relevant as the previous comment)
by GoBears!
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 NCAA Tournament
Replies: 101
Views: 22907

Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Much less from the college to pro level where even the reserves have 7 figure salaries and egos get in the way. I agree with your general point that different coaching styles don't always work at the different stage of polo, junior, College, Pro. The only bit I wanted to dispute is the highlighted ...
by GoBears!
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 564
Views: 135340

Re: 2021 Season

Suck it up ref. These boys have played all year for this opportunity. You as a ref want to squeeze him out because you don’t like what he said to hurt your feelings. Give me a break. The refs an idiot and should be banned for his actions. Let the kids play and understand what they have been working...
by GoBears!
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 564
Views: 135340

Re: 2021 Season

Suck it up ref. These boys have played all year for this opportunity. You as a ref want to squeeze him out because you don’t like what he said to hurt your feelings. Give me a break. The refs an idiot and should be banned for his actions. Let the kids play and understand what they have been working...
by GoBears!
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 564
Views: 135340

Re: 2021 Season

Correct, we definitely do not want to lose any men's or women's WP programs, however if you limit roster size to say something like 25 for example, then a team like UCSB who currently has 40, would need to purge out 15 players, which would then move and take up other spots on weaker teams. Move whe...
by GoBears!
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: CIF Regional Water Polo Championships
Replies: 49
Views: 14933

Re: CIF Regional Water Polo Championships

Yorba Linda's great season came to an end against REV, 6-8 and Oaks Christian beat Alta Loma 15-10 in the other. This final is a real toss up to me. Oaks has been all over the place this season. I'll pick them anyway. Oaks Christian ended the year with a nice run and is now Regional Champs as, beat...
by GoBears!
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 564
Views: 135340

Re: 2021 Season

I don’t think the Princeton club team is going to get past Fordham. They have Greek Papa. Italians, Spaniards, euros then some Americans to back them up. It should be a good game. I don't quite get this. 13 of Princeton's 26 players are from California, including several from Harvard Westlake, Mate...
by GoBears!
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 564
Views: 135340

Re: 2021 Season

If you wanted to make NCAA finals more interesting then there should be a proper 8 team competition now, with MPSF and GCC getting a second automatic bid and all teams playing the same number of games. The number of teams in an NCAA playoff are determined by the number of programs, not simply what ...
by GoBears!
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 564
Views: 135340

Re: 2021 Season

Maybe the way to get other team more competitive is to limit the number of guys in a program. The fact that usc and ucla have 30+ guys impacts the competitiveness of other programs. Just think about the guys in those programs not on the rosters this last weekend. Right. Tell a person they cannot go...
by GoBears!
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 564
Views: 135340

Re: 2021 Season

Maybe the way to get other team more competitive is to limit the number of guys in a program. The fact that usc and ucla have 30+ guys impacts the competitiveness of other programs. Just think about the guys in those programs not on the rosters this last weekend. Right. Tell a person they cannot go...
by GoBears!
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 564
Views: 135340

Re: 2021 Season

Break up MPSF. Each of the big 4 schools pick a conference to join so they all make it to the NCAA playoffs. Or just remove Fordham and add Stanford instead. Stanford deserves a spot in the NCAA’s as they are the only all-home grown team at this year. Stanfurd doesn't "deserve" anything. ...
by GoBears!
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: High School BOYS
Topic: Top 15 Teams - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 61293

Re: Top 15 Teams - 2021

Great post as usual and incredibly fair. In the absence of an actual State Championship calling it a dead heat is the fair, reasonable result.
by GoBears!
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 564
Views: 135340

Re: 2021 Season

PS go back and look at the 8 man brackets from the 1970's. You see teams like Texas A&M, Brown, Army, Bucknell, Pittsburgh, Arizona, Loyola-Chicago, Cal State Fullerton (who SHOULD have a program now and a great one), San Jose State (another one who SHOULD have a great program now), New Mexico a...
by GoBears!
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 564
Views: 135340

Re: 2021 Season

This tournament needs to be bigger. Giving two teams a bye into the semi finals is a huge advantage. Cal and USC deserve the top two seeds, but should have to play at least one game to get there. And the deck is really stacked against the teams in the play-in game, who'd have to win 4 straight game...

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