View Full Version : Lindenwood's championship game strategy: Why?
03-10-2003, 06:50 PM
Okay, I have the answer. And so what if it took me ALL DAY to come up with it. They wanted to make the messageboard go crazy with talk about them! See there, it worked like a champ (pun intended). "Lindenwood - the national topic of messageboard conversation." Nothing else makes any sense!
03-10-2003, 06:56 PM
They were scared, no team does something like that any other way. Their coach should be ashamed of himself for pulling a stunt like that.
2003 Champions: *Lindenwood
* = Ran away when they had the lead with a whole game to play yet.
03-10-2003, 09:15 PM
I disagree that it was because they were scared. Any coach with a team like that has little to be scared of... They have the talent and depth to wear down any team in the country - they certainly did it to us in the regular season. When we were playing hard games with them, we could hang for two or three quarters, sometimes almost four. But in the end they just wore us down, we'd make a few stupid mistakes, and it would cost us when they capitalized.
Whatever explanation you're looking for LU being afraid isn't it, for sure.
Michigan State University
03-10-2003, 11:10 PM
How many words can you type in a minute, or do you have a secretary? Maybe Dante?
Moeser and Novak
03-10-2003, 11:23 PM
I'm not going to comment on how Dante would look in a tight skirt...
But I'm a huge geek, I spend all day working on the computer between my various jobs, so I end up being able to (1) type fast and (2) spend time online when I should be doing "real" work. So I really do have a life. I swear.
Michigan State University
03-11-2003, 01:21 AM
come on now buddy, mackert having a life? i doubt that, and for seeing or even thinking about dante in a skirt...man o mann, what were you thinking...grrrrooossssss, and that should be a commment by the dude kisser, not you....lol...
03-11-2003, 03:35 AM
I'm suprised Novak's dad hasn't bought him a personal secretary yet. Come on the kid has two national championships now.
03-11-2003, 10:53 AM
I am not mackerts secretary. I am his puppet and he is my puppet master, but we do go together like lamb and tuna fish.....or if u prefer spaghetti and meatball!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by RichardGraham on 03/11/03 08:36 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
03-11-2003, 11:07 AM
I have done it for halloween, and my tight ass and these legs in a skirt.....all the mirror had to say to me was DAMN! haha jk, but it sounds good.
03-11-2003, 11:17 PM
I still can't figure out what Lindenwood was trying to do in the championship game. I don't think what they did was disrespectful or "not in the spirit of the game". I think it was just plain stupid. Seemingly everyone including MSU players believes that if they had just attacked as usual they would've won easily. LU put their own championship in jeopardy by doing what they did. After taking a 3-1 lead, they tried to sit on it. Why? As a goalie, I'd rather my team (especially such a powerful offensive team) try to increase the lead instead of just trying to last the final 33 minutes without making any stickhandling or passing mistakes (a feat NHL players would be hard pressed to do). Ironically, it nearly cost them, MSU scored and what from all accounts should've been a handy LU lead turned into a shaky one goal margin entering the final period.
As for MSU, it played right into your hands and their foolish play almost handed you a championship, so I don't see what you guys have to complain about. They chose a game strategy and it worked to your advantage. I'd thank them for doing it and hope they go out and do that again the next time.
Think about it, in the first 15 mins, LU outscored you guys 3-1. During their little 2-period keep away session, they got outscored 1-0. Now I haven't won the Jack Adams award recently, but I'm gonna have to say that was not the most inspired gameplan in history. Keep away works great for penalty kills, blowouts, and the final minutes of a game...not the final half hour of a game.
03-11-2003, 11:20 PM
arrghh! WHY?! I just can't let this go. It's so darned confusing! It just makes no sense! Did they want to lose...i don't think so. Was it to prove a point...what point would you want to prove in a championship game? Was it intended to improve LU's chance of winning...well it didn't, any gameplan whose objective is not to score is faulty, and they were doing just fine so why mess with success in the middle of the finals?! I feel like Lewis Black! somebody help me before I have an aneurism!
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