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I also just noticed that Robert Petitjean, the Punter isn't back. We didn't use him a ton, but I don't see a single Punter listed on the roster.

Caruso plans to stunt every punting situation and all the punters left football for the tiddly-winks team?  They are a strange breed.

I didnít realize we had Tommies transferring up to SJ2. Also, though itís clear that SJ2 football isnít what it once was and the fan base is upset, ďthe tiddly-winks teamĒ might be a bit harsh. The Johnnies should be proud of being perennial second place finishers. Itís quite an accomplishment...
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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Last post by @d3jason on Today at 04:06:02 pm »
I think Del Val is still very good this season and in it all the way to the Keystone Cup. Darden is a winner, a senior, and has the ability to put that team on his back. They do a great job recruiting there and Iím pretty sure the cupboard isnít bare.

To me, Widener must be better at the quarterback position. The guy(s) from last year have a long way to go.

Stevenson has a senior QB, like DVU, and a fertile area for recruiting. They will have players.

To me, Lyco has to get bigger, stronger and faster. Always well-coached.

Jason - There is a MASSIVE difference between guessing, from a distance, that the "cupboard isn't bare" and actually knowing what is in and what's not in the cupboard. It's sort of like being set up on a blind date, where you HOPE that she is as attractive as your friend says that she is vs. actually knowing exactly what she looks like before meeting her ;)

Widener and Stevenson should easily be able to take care of a young and rebuilding DelVal on their respective home fields. It's a mockery this year of that does NOT happen:

- 9 out of 11 defensive starters from last year's team gone, including All-Everything safety Miller, the other safety, both CB's, all 4 LB's and the stud nose tackle/heavyweight wrestler (Issak)

- 6 out of 11 offensive starters gone, including the MAC's best running back (Ellis) along with his two primary backup's.........and two All-MAC offensive linemen (Walsh and Sylvester)

- Team's best punt returner (multiple TD's last year) AND team's best kick returner (multiple TD's last year) gone. They are/were two separate players.

- Widener and Stevenson both on the road

- The only team in the MAC to not have perennial lightweight's FDU AND Misericordia NOT on their schedule in 2018 (and looks like 2019 as well)

If the coach at DelVal somehow wins the MAC given ALL of THAT........................not only should he win MAC Coach of the Year, but he should be the D-III Coach of the Year, Doug Pederson's (from the four time World Champion and Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles) heir apparent, a statue should be erected in Doylestown and he should be able to then make the blind see and heal the sick and eventually be cannonized (fellow Catholics will get that one) ;)

This would be the all-time great coaching job in the history of the MAC. They lost the motherlode from last season while several other teams bring back a ton of experienced talent. We'll see how it plays out. That's why they play the games. :)

This is a great ****ing post...especially the last two paragraphs...+k

jm never afraid to take a stand... :)

The Aggies have over 60 upperclassmen back. They have been to a postseason game every since 2003 except one. Their coaching staff develops players well because, you are right, Duke and his staff are good coaches.

I predicted that they would be in the mix until the last game of the season. This hardly sounds like a stretch.They beat Widener by five touchdowns last season and Stevenson by three touchdowns.

And actually, I am not really that far away. I could be there in 1:45, if the traffic on the Blue Route is good.  ;D
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In the face of Bowdoin's #3 ranking by USNWR the quality or lack of quality of its football team should be no big deal.

In theory, yes.  Have you met any Millenials?  In the minds of these evil spawn, every dollar spent on football is one less dollar available to fund the much-needed gender studies classes, scholarships for illegal aliens, stocking the men's bathrooms with feminine hygiene products, endowing a Professorship in White Privilege / White guilt, and funding free sex change surgeries as part of the college health plan.  And every tip given to a Neanderthal football player is one less Admissions slot for a Social Justice Warrior, or progressive Democratic Socialist. 

Football players do awful things.  There was much talk at Bowdoin last year about how many go on to work on Wall Street and in other nefarious, high-paying occupations, allowing them to continue oppressing the Progressive masses long after they have left Brunswick.  They are troglodytes, throw-backs to an era when people smoked the opiods of Capitalism and American Exceptionalism.  It is whispered that some of them may even have voted for Trump, which is  the most despicable affront to the Progressives' world view.

Frank, you need to step out of the Real World and spend some time in The Bowdoin Bubble.  Then you will understand the real issues of our time.  Seriously.  I'm sending you a gift subscription to The Bowdoin Orient so you can see for yourself.

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East Region football / Re: FB: New Jersey Athletic Conference
« Last post by CNU85 on Today at 03:53:07 pm »
Looks like Wesley has a stud QB on campus.
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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« Last post by AUPepBand on Today at 03:51:40 pm »
One thing to bring us through the last part of no football:

What's the best game you've attended that your team lost?

That one's easy. Bridgeport 14, Alfred 8....season opener in 1973, two seasons after Bridgeport (8-1) was selected ahead of Alfred (8-0) to play unbeaten Hampden-Sydney in the Knute Rockne Bowl in Atlantic City, NJ.

Bridgeport came in riding the nation's longest win streak at 20+ games, while Alfred over the same period was 22-1.
Halftime score 0-0. Bridgeport scores in third quarter to take 7-0 lead. Saxons finally score on a QB rollout (set up by a controversial 4th down pass interference penalty against Bridgeport) with 20 seconds remaining. AU goes for the win rather than tie and gets a 2-point conversion pass completed to go up 8-7.

After students, some in a estimated crowd of 6,900, were commanded to return to their seats, the Purple Knights return the kickoff to their 37 yard line. Following an incompletion, the QB escapes a sack, throws a pass to a tightly guarded WR who pushes off the two AU defenders...the ball is tipped by one of them into the arms of the WR, who then runs to paydirt. A PAT later, the game is over at 14-8.

A year later, AU President Leland Miles leaves Alfred to accept the presidency at Bridgeport where he had served as a dean prior to coming to Mayberry. After the 1974 season, facing Title IX and huge budget crunch, Miles' administration drops football (the program consumed 3/4 of the athletic budget) and they've never fielded a football team since.

That push on the final play cost Alfred the game...the narrow win may have cost Bridgeport its football program as Miles saw with his own eyes that Little Alfred, with one full-time coach, could compete with a DII fully funded program.



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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Last post by lmitzel on Today at 03:38:59 pm »
lmitzel, given Naperville's proximity to Aurora, are there times when you can see the Naperville borealis?

Harder to from my new house compared to my old ones; I moved a little further from the border. Ultimately I got spoiled by spending the first 24 and a half years of my life in Aurora. And that is a sentence I never thought I would hear myself say.

Rog, one can hope that all of the Alices in Naperville will no longer be bored once basketball season comes around.
I didn't get your reference initially, but a search explained it.
My knowledge of literature is startlingly below average. Maybe that's why I was considered for a Halfbright Scholarship!

This is the part where I take a potshot at my own private school education even though you'd think something like Alice in Wonderland would have been a part of it.
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South Region football / Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Last post by tigerFanAlso2 on Today at 03:23:53 pm »
I agree with your picks mostly, I do think HSC will finish ahead of SU and I do think this is our year to win THE GAME. Cannot have another senior class leave without a victory over RMC.
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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« Last post by Bombers798891 on Today at 03:17:19 pm »
One thing to bring us through the last part of no football:

What's the best game you've attended that your team lost?
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East Region football / Re: FB: Empire 8
« Last post by Bartman on Today at 03:03:57 pm »
Brockport opened camp today. Looks like they got a new locker room.

https://www.facebook.com/BrockportGoldenEagles/videos/2272662696107093/?hc_ref=ARSffKgIhJ0EsgMeqGI3BjrIE4Osg-SfuNjA1qT8caqDVRKYDcEx86q8EhmF6-lJ2sE

Do you think all these new locker rooms showing up all across the D3 map will smell any better than the old ones?    ::)

On Saxon Warriors!
hey Pep.....now I must admit to laughing out loud on this one, +k.....it also brought back those pungent odors hidden in my olfactory memory......in high school we had a few that refused to wash the tee shirt worn under the pads until we lost a game(we were undefeated) and at Hobart there were a few that said they wouldn't wash the tee until they won a game(0-8)....I can tell you, win or lose those tee shirts smelled the same no matter  the vintage of the locker room.....oh by the way, I may take you up on the Hobart-Alfred JV game on 9/2....will be in touch, and no worries, I will wear a clean tee shirt

+k back at you....had to READ your reply out loud here at the library (not sure how Pep ever landed a library job...been reprimanded by faculty members for being too loud!). Hope you can make it to Merrill Field/Yunie Stadium. Would be a pleasure meeting an ol' Pumpkinhead.

Note to Band: Get the fight song ready!
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Whoa.....wait a minute..... the Pep band plays at JV games.......if that is true, I am happy to sing the Star Spangled Banner as a visiting dignitary ...haha....never sang it with a kazoo in the band 8-)
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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Last post by AndOne on Today at 03:01:16 pm »
lmitzel, given Naperville's proximity to Aurora, are there times when you can see the Naperville borealis?

Rog, one can hope that all of the Alices in Naperville will no longer be bored once basketball season comes around.

I didn't get your reference initially, but a search explained it.
My knowledge of literature is startlingly below average. Maybe that's why I was considered for a Halfbright Scholarship!

Go ask Alice when sheís 10 feet tall. 🤯
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