I'm hopeful for this team. They FINALLY pulled out a big game this last weekend that was played against a team that plays a heavy style. I'm hoping it was a game that can finally get our boys over the hump of post-season struggles.
Mess with the bull, you get the horns.
Anyone know what section(s) have been allotted to PC fans? I might go just for kicks and I want to sit as far from the Cornell fans as possible.
It looks like the lower bowl is completely sold out. Should be a fun atmosphere, especially if NU and Cornell bring big contingents as I expect.
Beating MSU might not be easy, but I really want to shut up the people on this message board who complain about the Providence regional every two years.
People generally liked the Providence regional long before PC was relevant. No one from the NCAAís is going to discourage Brown from bidding.
According to Mark Divver, PC is staying at a hotel in Warwick. NU, MSU, and Cornell are staying in hotels in Providence. It seems like everyone is going out of their way to not give PC the home game everyone is complaining about.
Last edited by Jon; 03-28-2019 at 06:27 PM.
Albany is a ghost town on weekends for sure no matter what is in town. People still remark about what a great site Providence is for the NCAA championship but it's too small a venue to be considered anymore.
I also love how a group of people doesn't get what they want and then want the system changed because of it. One of our political parties is like that now a days and it's sickening. I'm concerned for our future.
Last edited by PC91; 03-29-2019 at 08:11 AM.
The idea that it's not an advantage to be playing in your hometown (ie. there is no travel and PC as the 4 seed will have more fans there than MSU as the 1 seed) is laughable. The Gophers used to claim the same thing when they got to play in XCel Center and it was laughable for them to say it as well. I get it that it's not like it will be a sell out of PC fans, but there isn't any way that MSU will be able to bring as many fans as PC does. Really, it is OK to admit that PC has an advantage. The flip side of that is that I sense there are enough people from other fan bases that don't like that PC gets the advantage and will turn into de facto MSU fans. That in and of itself could potentially turn that
It is what it is, but that is how the system was set up and is supported by the coaches. It is more than a bit hypocritical for the team to complain about it now. That doesn't mean that adjustments can't be made to the system as a whole, but the coaches wanted this system and now we need to live with both the good and bad.
Mess with the bull, you get the horns.
Part of the problem is there arenít many Midwest cities that bid anymore. Itís too bad the NCAA banned the use of on-campus arenas. Mariucci was a perfect fit, both in terms of capacity and proximity to strong programs. Madison, too, though the Kohl Center is a little bigger than most regional site arenas.
Until more Midwest cities bid consistently, some top-seeded program is going to get screwed with placement every year. Seems like it usually happens to Denver.
Personally, I wish theyíd follow the lacrosse model and put the first round games on campus before going to two regionals for the quarterfinals a week later. But, thatís clearly not happening any time soon.
In any event, this is clearly the most interesting regional to me, and Iím excited to see Minnesota State for the first time. I get to watch the other three very often, so itís always a treat to see some of the better teams from out west. I think both games are a tossup, so it should be fun.
Itís comical how many PC fans think MSU fans are whining when itís really hardly any of us.
Frankly I don't care if Providence plays in Manchester or Providence or in Allentown or in the West. If our team is good enough to beat you then we're good enough to beat you anywhere. Personally I give you all the nod today and not because of any one verse four matchup but the fact that we couldn't get out of our own way at the end of the year and sew things up on our own. In one week we went from 7th and the country to 11th. When Providence had to play the Golden Gophers on their home rink in the NCAA or had to play Quinnipiac literally down the street from their campus we didn't ***** about it or say the system needed to be fixed, we played the game and either won or lost. Anyone with a brain in their head knows that if you want to be considered a real contender you play anybody wherever the game is scheduled and win. It's sad to see that Maverick's fanbase has gotten soft since they first came to Providence a few years ago. Good luck today, your team actually should win but I'm sure that won't stop you from being nervous anyway. Try to enjoy the city and the experience while you're here. Later on you going to be laughing to yourself about thinking for a second that this crowd is going to be hostile in any way. We got about 500 regular attendees to are home games if that and the last several times that we've played in the NCAA tournament we've been close to home and haven't been able to draw flies.
Welcome to Providence and good luck, you have an exciting team this year and I think it should be a great game!!!
Last edited by PC91; 03-30-2019 at 07:48 AM.
Again, i dont care one way or another. It's up to our boys to play with a chip on their shoulder and win regardless. The system is what it is and i may think its silly, but coaches can't sit and defend it and then complain about it when it doesnt work out for them. Hastings said as much yesterday on his interview with the Twin Cities sports station yesterday.
Last edited by PC91; 03-30-2019 at 10:05 AM.
Brother believe me you're going to get a kick out of it when you see the hockey atmosphere the PC "creates". We might even have our band at the game which is a big deal for us because we have been known to use the local high school band down the street to play at our games. If basketball was going on the band would be there and we would have recruited some local high school or college to be our band.
When you see Northeastern University and their dog pound you'll get a hint of what it should be like for Providence college but it isn't. Cornell's band is outstanding to and their fan base is loud and fun.
Again I'll let you witness it for yourself before I say I told you so.
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