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I shouldn't have said finding flights, but rather finding affordable flights in 4-5 days.  Flights will be easy to book, but will it be worth it?

Well again many many fans have had to find similar flights over the years so affordability is usually not much of a concern for the crazy football fan.

As for the fans and if it will be worth the trip, I would be shocked if UMHB allowed there name to be seen in a negative light since it is connected to this event. I know that they were making sure they noticed everything possible this year to prepare for the next two years of hosting the event.
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East Region football / Re: FB: New Jersey Athletic Conference
« Last post by phil on Today at 05:09:29 pm »
Pat, I haven't heard about the 4% either. Is that 4% more than the best aid package they can offer? At a place like Carnegie Mellon, that makes a tremendous difference. Tuition, Room & Board is just north of $70k there but an average Carnegie Mellon Grant for those whose income is less than $50k is $43k. If you can take another 4% off of that for an athlete, the package which Carnegie Mellon might offer would make four years of tuition room & board less than attending a state school here in Texas. One of the girls in my daughter's softball organization playing 18u ball just committed to Carnegie Mellon's fledgling softball program, I've gotta track them down and find out...
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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Last post by Kelly Boggs on Today at 05:07:13 pm »
I'll just post this here... Pat, I admire you. I don't know how you do it.  :)
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There's a whole lot of negativity here about Shenandoah, and most of that probably has to do with the city manager who won the bid moving on and failing to leave behind someone who still had the vision. Obviously this is not Salem, a small town that lives for this game and embraces the players and the game in a very special way.

However, Salem is not Shenandoah either, and this has the opportunity to be the greatest possible experience for D-3 fans if they decide to embrace it. For starters Shenandoah is not really a thing, it's just some lines on a map. This is the Woodlands. The Woodlands has an abundance of luxury hotels (and affordable not luxury hotels), shopping, bars, restaurants, and entertainment. I saw somewhere in this thread, someone was worried about laser tag. The Woodlands has Top Golf, Main Event, multiple full service state of the art movie theaters, a trampoline park, and access to about 50 golf courses that will be playable, you know, because the weather will be warmer than 35 degrees.

IAH is 25 minutes away. As someone who has spent a whole lot of time looking at airport schedules, locations, pricing, and rental cars the last two years, I can promise you it will be easier to book in and out of Houston than it is Salem, if you live more than a 3 hour drive away from Salem.

For all y'all in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and the North East you really should start planning an epic guy's weekend now, regardless of how your team fares in the playoffs next year. I promise this trip won't disappoint.
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I shouldn't have said finding flights, but rather finding affordable flights in 4-5 days.  Flights will be easy to book, but will it be worth it?
You have 2 (two) major hubs in Houston.  IAH is a hub for Delta Airlines.

IAH Airlines  http://www.fly2houston.com/iah/airlines/

HOU (Houston Hobby on the south side of town) is hub for Southwest.

http://www.fly2houston.com/hou/airlines/

You are going to rent a car anyway, Hobby is also an option.
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FWIW, on twitter I replied to one of Keith's posts and said I thought Mount and UST were far and away the 2 best teams the Cru faced this season.  That isn't a knock on Brockport.  I just happen to believe the Tommies were the better team and the final rankings reflect that.

I saw that. Too bad I can't follow the whole threads since Frank blocked me  :o :o  :-X :-X :'( :'(

Interesting how two programs that both lost 24-0 to UMHB react totally different. The program with the rich tradition, that has been there before, says very little and anxiously awaits next season to prove themselves on the field. While the other seems to be happy with their 24-0 loss to the point of where they have talked themselves into believing with some "woulda, coulda, shouldas they should be National Champions. Reality check?  ::)

To be clear, I'm not sure it's actually Brockport folks that are upset about this. Frank is a general east supporter, but seems to subscribe to a conspiracy theory whereby Pat and Keith lead a cabal of voters intent on keeping the east region teams down.
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FWIW, on twitter I replied to one of Keith's posts and said I thought Mount and UST were far and away the 2 best teams the Cru faced this season.  That isn't a knock on Brockport.  I just happen to believe the Tommies were the better team and the final rankings reflect that.

I saw that. Too bad I can't follow the whole threads since Frank blocked me  :o :o  :-X :-X :'( :'(

Interesting how two programs that both lost 24-0 to UMHB react totally different. The program with the rich tradition, that has been there before, says very little and anxiously awaits next season to prove themselves on the field. While the other seems to be happy with their 24-0 loss to the point of where they have talked themselves into believing with some "woulda, coulda, shouldas they should be National Champions. Reality check?  ::)
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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« Last post by magicman on Today at 04:57:56 pm »
Monday, December 18:
Southern Vermont vs. Cortland (@ Miami, FL) 5:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson @ Franciscian (OH) 5:00 PM
Christopher Newport @ Virginia Wesleyan 7:00 PM
Dickinson @ Lebanon Valley 7:00 PM
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I can attest there is no guarantee on weather for the Stagg Bowl.  I played on Augie's 4 championship teams.  The first two years, the Stagg Bowl was in King's Island, OH at the College Football Hall of Fame (prior to it moving a couple of times).  The weather wasn't great either year, but 1984 was particularly bad with 8 inches of snow on the ground and the field was basically frozen for the game.  We were excited to go to Phenix City the next year, but the temp at game time was unusually cold for Alabama, a little under 30 degrees, and the satellite equipment that was to be used to broadcast the game froze up, so the game wasn't carried live on TV.  Regardless of location, weather, or anything else, I have lots of great memories of all of the games.  Playing for a National Championship is what's important, not where it's at. 
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I shouldn't have said finding flights, but rather finding affordable flights in 4-5 days.  Flights will be easy to book, but will it be worth it?

because UMHB fans had to drive far or fly, the rest of D3 should have to for two years?  nah

I will give it a chance, but it's still stupid. 
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