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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51285 on: December 07, 2017, 10:21:46 am »
fisheralum91, I need to point out the "Cos" was Hickey... just saying.  ;D

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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51286 on: December 07, 2017, 10:23:51 am »
Good luck to Brockport this upcoming weekend. Just know that being the underdog, there is more to gain than more to lose. A nice quote from the movie "300", "Give them nothing but take from them everything!"

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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51287 on: December 07, 2017, 10:24:07 am »
The more I think about, the more this year's Brockport squad reminds me of the Union 1989 team.  Came off back to back .500 seasons, not remotely on anyone's radar, but had a stud sophomore QB that came into his own, an aggressive D, and a team that just kinda jelled and put it all together as the year went on.

Hopefully for Brockport, that comparison holds - Union went down south in the NCAA semis and upset a Ferrum juggernaut that featured Chris Warren at RB, who would go to make three Pro Bowls with the Seahawks...

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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51288 on: December 07, 2017, 11:17:43 am »
The more I think about, the more this year's Brockport squad reminds me of the Union 1989 team.  Came off back to back .500 seasons, not remotely on anyone's radar, but had a stud sophomore QB that came into his own, an aggressive D, and a team that just kinda jelled and put it all together as the year went on.

Hopefully for Brockport, that comparison holds - Union went down south in the NCAA semis and upset a Ferrum juggernaut that featured Chris Warren at RB, who would go to make three Pro Bowls with the Seahawks...

Where is UNION89 anyway? I miss that guy. Total terd, but I miss him.

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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51289 on: December 07, 2017, 11:52:18 am »
The more I think about, the more this year's Brockport squad reminds me of the Union 1989 team.  Came off back to back .500 seasons, not remotely on anyone's radar, but had a stud sophomore QB that came into his own, an aggressive D, and a team that just kinda jelled and put it all together as the year went on.

Hopefully for Brockport, that comparison holds - Union went down south in the NCAA semis and upset a Ferrum juggernaut that featured Chris Warren at RB, who would go to make three Pro Bowls with the Seahawks...

Where is UNION89 anyway? I miss that guy. Total terd, but I miss him.

The Union College football gridiron club is in the middle of its Christmas tree drive and bake sale.  I know U89 worked hard on that donating a lot of time and effort (He makes a mean ham and spinach quiche) so we might see him after the holidays? 

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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51290 on: December 07, 2017, 12:19:38 pm »
The more I think about, the more this year's Brockport squad reminds me of the Union 1989 team.  Came off back to back .500 seasons, not remotely on anyone's radar, but had a stud sophomore QB that came into his own, an aggressive D, and a team that just kinda jelled and put it all together as the year went on.

Hopefully for Brockport, that comparison holds - Union went down south in the NCAA semis and upset a Ferrum juggernaut that featured Chris Warren at RB, who would go to make three Pro Bowls with the Seahawks...

Where is UNION89 anyway? I miss that guy. Total terd, but I miss him.

The Union College football gridiron club is in the middle of its Christmas tree drive and bake sale.  I know U89 worked hard on that donating a lot of time and effort (He makes a mean ham and spinach quiche) so we might see him after the holidays?

If I could +K you, I would. I love quiche.

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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51291 on: December 07, 2017, 12:40:59 pm »
If our D can pin them back, they may have to kick to him. Getting pumped!
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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51292 on: December 07, 2017, 02:05:00 pm »
T-Minus 2 days
Looking forward to having the kids watch some D3 football this weekend!
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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51293 on: December 07, 2017, 03:35:52 pm »
The more I think about, the more this year's Brockport squad reminds me of the Union 1989 team.  Came off back to back .500 seasons, not remotely on anyone's radar, but had a stud sophomore QB that came into his own, an aggressive D, and a team that just kinda jelled and put it all together as the year went on.

Hopefully for Brockport, that comparison holds - Union went down south in the NCAA semis and upset a Ferrum juggernaut that featured Chris Warren at RB, who would go to make three Pro Bowls with the Seahawks...

dlip remembers that season so well. ****, the Dutchmen drove the field on their first drive as Ryan Mason ****ing ran over people left and right and put up seven (with the extra point coming from the back-up straight on kicker). dlip was ****ting his pants and thought the U was going to run away with it. However a much smaller but quicker Dayton team kept fighting and eventually did what they needed to in order to capture the Stagg. Both ****ing Staggs Union was in they definitely could have won.

This may sound bad, and dlip hopes he is wrong about BP this weekend. He is just hoping for a competitive showing from the Golden Eagles against what is an excellent UMHB team. Their offense may not be clicking on all cylinders but dlip believes the difference will be in the amount of high performing athletes UMHB has. When he looks back at the Dutchmen days of old they were so damn talented and deep. Today it seems as if teams on the middle tier of D3 only have some very talented athletes. From there it just dribbles down to very little depth at most positions (skill and otherwise). dlip feels Brockport is going to get taken behind the woodshed and ****ing spanked like a red headed step child. Once again dlip really really hopes he is wrong.

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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51294 on: December 07, 2017, 03:37:58 pm »
The more I think about, the more this year's Brockport squad reminds me of the Union 1989 team.  Came off back to back .500 seasons, not remotely on anyone's radar, but had a stud sophomore QB that came into his own, an aggressive D, and a team that just kinda jelled and put it all together as the year went on.

Hopefully for Brockport, that comparison holds - Union went down south in the NCAA semis and upset a Ferrum juggernaut that featured Chris Warren at RB, who would go to make three Pro Bowls with the Seahawks...

Where is UNION89 anyway? I miss that guy. Total terd, but I miss him.

Weird but one of the first things dlip said to himself when he heard Audino was fired was that U89 may return to the boards...nope it didn't happen.

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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51295 on: December 07, 2017, 05:32:32 pm »
Brockport has touched down in TX. Hope they get some good BBQ in them (but stash away a few chicken wings to remind them of where they came from), enjoy the fine weather (it will clear up, no ?), and polish off some pecan pie. Looking forward to the game and seeing all these incredible athletes UMHB has that will supposedly shut down every single Brockport athlete (that means their D will shut down Germinerio, Morrison, the entire OL, all those athletes Brockport has at WR like Hubbard, Brown, etc.) They must be huge and incredibly fast at every position. Their OK offense will of course, instantly run all over Brockport's DL and Lbers and just hit on all their passes both short and deep , all the while having stellar pass protection. Twill be a sight to see such a team) I am preparing my eyes for this juggernaut.

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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51296 on: December 07, 2017, 06:38:27 pm »
We had a cold front to blow thru Texas today. The weather will turn around, and we should have sunny skies for Saturday afternoon and temperatures in the upper 50's at kickoff.

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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51297 on: December 07, 2017, 08:51:24 pm »
According to an article, http://www.rochesterfirst.com/sports/brockport-golden-eagles-to-become-second-local-college-to-play-in-division-iii-final-four-football/875668323, Jo Jo Ortiz has no idea who UMHB is. Do you think he is being serious, or is he keeping his emotions in check? He's a sophomore, so I figure he was somewhat interested in the Stagg last year. Thoughts?
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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51298 on: December 07, 2017, 09:18:17 pm »
Well, per a recent tweet, at least Crusader Stadium is “suitable” for Brockport to play in.  ::)
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Re: FB: Empire 8
« Reply #51299 on: December 07, 2017, 09:49:48 pm »
Brockport has touched down in TX. Hope they get some good BBQ in them (but stash away a few chicken wings to remind them of where they came from), enjoy the fine weather (it will clear up, no ?), and polish off some pecan pie. Looking forward to the game and seeing all these incredible athletes UMHB has that will supposedly shut down every single Brockport athlete (that means their D will shut down Germinerio, Morrison, the entire OL, all those athletes Brockport has at WR like Hubbard, Brown, etc.) They must be huge and incredibly fast at every position. Their OK offense will of course, instantly run all over Brockport's DL and Lbers and just hit on all their passes both short and deep , all the while having stellar pass protection. Twill be a sight to see such a team) I am preparing my eyes for this juggernaut.

Just so you know, the Cru defense has given up 16 points so far in the playoffs.  Sometimes you have to have a realistic idea as to who you are playing and a realistic idea of how good your team is.  Linfield has a pretty good offense according to the stats and they scored 0.  St. Thomas also looks good on paper and they scored 10.  I get your excitement for Brockport making it this far, but you need to find a modicum of respect for a team that has been here many times before and won the whole thing last year.