View Poll Results: NIT OR NOT TO NIT

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  • HELL YEAH I WANT TO NIT

    12 14.46%
  • NIT IS FOR DAYTON AND LESSER SCHOOLS

    18 21.69%
  • THIS YEAR ONLY

    36 43.37%
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    Quote Originally Posted by OTRMUSKIE View Post
    But wonít matter Bc we are dancing baby so Iíll stfu
    Wish I shared your enthusiasm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gladdenguy View Post
    Let me know your address. I will send you a check if this happens. I will be so happy to give you money.
    And I will be SO happy to make you happy by accepting your money. Now exactly how big of a check are we talking about? Just so you know, I am not opposed to receiving checks with lots of zeros at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTRMUSKIE View Post
    It was sold out for that Princeton game or close to it. It was formthe right to go to the final 4 but that was one of the greatest memories in X history. But won’t matter Bc we are dancing baby so I’ll stfu
    Totally agree. In fact I said to friends at the game Saturday that the NIT win against Princeton is one of my favorite memories of games at the Gardens. When they put Sinatra's "NY,NY" on the speakers and everyone began dancing, I thought I was in heaven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-man View Post
    Totally agree. In fact I said to friends at the game Saturday that the NIT win against Princeton is one of my favorite memories of games at the Gardens. When they put Sinatra's "NY,NY" on the speakers and everyone began dancing, I thought I was in heaven.

    Same here....a GREAT moment in Xavier history.

    Not saying that it would be the ultimate, but it certainly didn’t feel disappointing at the time.

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    Being in that position with that team was INCREDIBLY disappointing, but the way they came back to win that game was a nice send-off for that era of Xavier basketball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IM4X View Post
    And I will be SO happy to make you happy by accepting your money. Now exactly how big of a check are we talking about? Just so you know, I am not opposed to receiving checks with lots of zeros at the end.
    I have a feeling there will be lots of zeros at the beginning too
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    Quote Originally Posted by OTRMUSKIE View Post
    It was sold out for that Princeton game or close to it. It was formthe right to go to the final 4 but that was one of the greatest memories in X history. But won’t matter Bc we are dancing baby so I’ll stfu
    Xavier's program is in a different stratosphere than the one that existed twenty years ago. Getting Excited about beating Princeton is kind of a joke at this point, even if it was for a "final four" appearence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xville View Post
    Xavier's program is in a different stratosphere than the one that existed twenty years ago. Getting Excited about beating Princeton is kind of a joke at this point, even if it was for a "final four" appearence.
    I mean, this is kind of true, but it lacks quite a bit of perspective and nuance.

    #1: That Xavier team started the season with MUCH higher expectations than this Xavier team did. They were ranked #17 in the preseason polls. THAT Xavier team being in the NIT was infinitely more disappointing than this team potentially being in the NIT.

    #2: Princeton was also a VERY different animal back then. Pete Carrill had just retired, and Bill Carmody still had them playing at a very high level. Penn vs. Princeton was a big deal then, and in 1999 Penn won out, but Princeton was still pretty darned good.

    #3: That game wasn't legendary because people were excited about it beforehand and thought it was a huge win in a vacuum. No, that game only became legendary because Xavier was getting its ass beaten by a team that played with the slowest, most methodical pace of any team in the country. No fucking way were we rallying to win against THOSE guys. The joy around that game was completely spontaneous. No one expected to be that emotionally invested in an NIT game when they walked into the building. Even in 1999 we were WAY, WAY beyond that. But the game itself was magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoMuskies View Post
    I mean, this is kind of true, but it lacks quite a bit of perspective and nuance.

    #1: That Xavier team started the season with MUCH higher expectations than this Xavier team did. They were ranked #17 in the preseason polls. THAT Xavier team being in the NIT was infinitely more disappointing than this team potentially being in the NIT.

    #2: Princeton was also a VERY different animal back then. Pete Carrill had just retired, and Bill Carmody still had them playing at a very high level. Penn vs. Princeton was a big deal then, and in 1999 Penn won out, but Princeton was still pretty darned good.

    #3: That game wasn't legendary because people were excited about it beforehand and thought it was a huge win in a vacuum. No, that game only became legendary because Xavier was getting its ass beaten by a team that played with the slowest, most methodical pace of any team in the country. No fucking way were we rallying to win against THOSE guys. The joy around that game was completely spontaneous. No one expected to be that emotionally invested in an NIT game when they walked into the building. Even in 1999 we were WAY, WAY beyond that. But the game itself was magic.
    Fair enough. I guess what I meant by my comment had more to do with the attendance. I don't think Cintas would be at or near a sellout for an NIT game...maybe I'm wrong but I just don't see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoMuskies View Post
    I mean, this is kind of true, but it lacks quite a bit of perspective and nuance.

    #1: That Xavier team started the season with MUCH higher expectations than this Xavier team did. They were ranked #17 in the preseason polls. THAT Xavier team being in the NIT was infinitely more disappointing than this team potentially being in the NIT.

    #2: Princeton was also a VERY different animal back then. Pete Carrill had just retired, and Bill Carmody still had them playing at a very high level. Penn vs. Princeton was a big deal then, and in 1999 Penn won out, but Princeton was still pretty darned good.

    #3: That game wasn't legendary because people were excited about it beforehand and thought it was a huge win in a vacuum. No, that game only became legendary because Xavier was getting its ass beaten by a team that played with the slowest, most methodical pace of any team in the country. No fucking way were we rallying to win against THOSE guys. The joy around that game was completely spontaneous. No one expected to be that emotionally invested in an NIT game when they walked into the building. Even in 1999 we were WAY, WAY beyond that. But the game itself was magic.
    I watched it in a bar while on a business trip to NYC. The people sitting around me started watching it with me. It was what is called solid content in the realm of sports programming. Very entertaining. And certainly enjoyable for Xavier fans.

    It was only an NIT game, but that Princeton NIT game became one of the building blocks on which this program now firmly rests.
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