Monday, November 05, 2007

Falcons Hoop Predictions....Game by Game....

So, my annual exercise in humility begins again. Here I am--before the season--predicting the results of each and every Falcon game. I take my are last year's picks and results....last year, I had 17 right and 9 wrong which isn't bad, really. I picked that we would go o-for-the-road in the MAC.

Anyway, here's this year's list. A couple points:

  • I can't pick the bracket buster because I don't know who we are playing. Get over it.
  • I have us 14-14, and 7-9 in the MAC. Even a .500 season is a big improvement for our team.
  • We could beat Western Carolina, but if we do, I would have had us 8-4 in the pre-season, and I just don't see that. We could also beat Oakland.
  • On the other hand, I have us beating Temple, who is really a poor team. And its at home. We play some bad teams--Temple, Indiana State, Northern Colorado, Eastern Illinois, and Duquesne are all poor teams.

That's how I see the first season of Orrball. I'd love to see it be better. There's a scenario where we gather up all the new coach momentum and put a decent year together, but the closer I look at our team against Wayne State, the more I see how shallow I fear we are. We are farther away than we looked at the end of last year.

1/09/07 vs. Western Carolina Cincinnati, Ohio L
11/10/07 vs. Belmont Cincinnati, Ohio L
11/11/07 at Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio L
11/17/07 vs. Morehead State Bowling Green, Ohio W
11/24/07 vs. Temple Bowling Green, Ohio W
11/27/07 at Furman Greenville, S.C. W
12/01/07 at Oakland Rochester, Mich. L
12/06/07 at Northern Colorado Greeley, Colo. W
12/16/07 vs. Illinois State Bowling Green, Ohio L
12/22/07 at Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. W
12/29/07 vs. Eastern Illinois Bowling Green, Ohio W
01/02/08 vs. Duquesne Bowling Green, Ohio W
01/05/08 vs. Ohio Bowling Green, Ohio L
01/12/08 at Kent State Kent, Ohio L
01/17/08 vs. Buffalo Bowling Green, Ohio W
01/20/08 at Akron Akron, Ohio L
01/23/08 vs. Miami Bowling Green, Ohio L
01/27/08 vs. Northern Illinois Bowling Green, Ohio W
01/30/08 at Ball State Muncie, Ind. W
02/02/08 at Western Michigan Kalamazoo, Mich. L
02/06/08 vs. Central Michigan Bowling Green, Ohio W
02/10/08 vs. Toledo TV Bowling Green, Ohio W
02/13/08 at Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. L
02/16/08 vs. Akron Bowling Green, Ohio W
02/19/08 at Ohio Athens, Ohio L
02/23/08 TBD (Bracket Buster Road Game) TBA TBA
03/01/08 vs. Kent State Bowling Green, Ohio L
03/04/08 at Buffalo Buffalo, N.Y. W
03/09/08 at Miami Oxford, Ohio L

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