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Reason #47 why I enjoy this board.....football is over for all things MIAC, and now we're talkin' augers.
   ??? Hand tools or people?

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: Today at 01:43:00 pm »
Ralph...I didn't think Ms Ghana was ugly as a mud fence but she isn't my type and she certainly lacked the qualities to wear the crown.  I really thought Ms Venezuela was going to win.  ;D
ROTFL   ;)  +1!

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General football / Re: D3 Top 25 Fan Poll
« on: Today at 01:05:30 pm »
Awaiting the rest of bleedpurple's Alternative Reality Challenges...


Right now, my ballot has some variation of


1-3) MHB/MU/SJU, in alphabetical order for now
4) UWW  Lost to UMHB by 17
5-6) HSU (lost to UMHB by 21 twice)/ JHU (two costly pick-sixes away from the Stagg. But, how good is this UMU team which has its fans lamenting how un-Mount-like this team is?)
7)  Whitfield
8)  Bethel
9)  North Central
10)  ???  Everyone else was a monkey stomp away from the top 2 tiers

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For those saying UWW is back- are they really Stagg Bowl back?
UWW had a great defense this year, they lose 8 seniors.
UWW's 2018 offense with a third year starting QB? Pretty good against weaker teams, struggled mightily against better teams like UWO, Bethel and UMHB. They lose the QB and a great center. The rest return, but who will QB in 2019? The first back up was Oles and the second was Demark, I don't recall either of them seeing any game time with the number 1 units.

I'm confident the D will regroup and be pretty good, not sure about dominant.
As for the O, we are now four years beyond a game (2014 Stagg) where UWW demonstrated its offense can compete with the best. We just witnessed two playoff games where the O was unwilling to "take a chance" (at least in the first half w UMHB). I get the conservative approach if the staff doesn't have confidence. I do have to wonder if an offense that needs to be so heavily insulated from risk is "Stagg Bowl Back".
After Friday night, we will know how the brackets should have been drawn...

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: Today at 12:38:20 pm »
Why all the negativity pointed at Mount? JH played a hell of a game, especially on defense. Mount's D will shut down MHB just like last year and we'll probably score a defensive TD. Folks, this Mount team is one of the best we've had. And don't worry so much about DF, he'll be just fine.

ROLL RAIDERS ROLL!!


As a TEAM, this year's Raiders are not One of the Best we've had.

Defensively ranks high in the Mount Union Ranks.  Offensively, we've beat up on the little sisters of the poor this year, but have been not as consistent vs. tougher opponents.  Especially with DF not 100% and missing Ruth and Moxie.

I wasn't being negative, just realistic.  I believe Mount Union's Defense is better than last year at this time.  Offense is not as good as last year at this time.  It appears that UMHB defense is as good (or better than) last year, and offense is definitely better with a True QB.
Duh, and the 13th place finisher at the Miss Universe contest is as ugly as a mud fence!

You guys talk down your team better than Darrell K Royal!   ;)

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General football / Re: Pool C 2018
« on: Yesterday at 01:59:04 pm »
Week #1  (3-2)

Bethel 41  Wartburg  14
Centre 54   W&J  13
UMHB  27 Hardin-Simmons 6
Randolph Macon 23, John Carroll 20
Muhlenberg 20    Del Valley 13

Week #2  (2-1/ 5-3 overall)

Bethel  27, North Central IL 24
Mount Union  51, Centre 35
Muhlenberg  35,  Randolph Macon 6

Week #3 (0-2/ 5-5 overall)

Mount Union 38, Muhlenberg 10
UW-Whitewater 26, Bethel 12

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: Yesterday at 08:16:43 am »
I received an email from the Alumni mailing list that said we were home team. I purchase 4 tickets on the home side.

If they do it by seeds (the usual way), UMU should be the home team, being the defending champs.  (About 7-8 years ago they added a new 'tie-breaker' for seeding of undefeated teams: performance in the previous season's playoffs.)

It's not by seeding -- it's by "which fan base will look best opposite the cameras on ESPN." UMHB is the home team, though I was told at the game that they will be seated on the visitors side for those purposes.
Okay, I know funny and that's funny.

 :)
I received an email from the Alumni mailing list that said we were home team. I purchase 4 tickets on the home side.

If they do it by seeds (the usual way), UMU should be the home team, being the defending champs.  (About 7-8 years ago they added a new 'tie-breaker' for seeding of undefeated teams: performance in the previous season's playoffs.)

It's not by seeding -- it's by "which fan base will look best opposite the cameras on ESPN." UMHB is the home team, though I was told at the game that they will be seated on the visitors side for those purposes.
:)
Reading those 3 posts in sequence is funny!
 :)  +1 to all!

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I was curious, so I checked it out. Since itís inception (1993) there has been 1 Jr selected for the award. Burke from Mount in 2013. The rest have been Seniors. The J-Club is stingy to underclassmen.

I was curious, too, and here's the Gagliardi Trophy panel.  I see 5 of 39 voters with SJU ties.

I included Austin Murphy since he spent a year with the Johnnies and wrote a book about it.

The A Manís Colgate squad teeís it up against NDSU Bison Saturday at noon.

Sure to be plenty of snot bubbles flying around.

Go Crimson!

They will fall woefully short up here tomorrow....The Bison are loaded and wonít be tested until next week in the semis....Damn I wish SJU was playing at UWW tomorrow.
The NFL had something like this back in the 1960's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playoff_Bowl

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:29:42 pm »
Actually his name is Pluto and when he got demoted by science he took up football in Belton.  ;D
+1!  Best line that I have heard in quite a while   :)

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LB   DJ Warkenthien   North Central (Ill.)   Sr.   Naperville, Ohio

Heads up for the landlord that this should prob be Illinois. :)

Wow! How did that get all the way to midnight before being caught? Thanks. :)
Gee Pat, you are paying way too much attention to your day-job!   :)

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: December 05, 2018, 11:06:28 am »
For Warhawk fans who are looking to pre game... your crew are going to meet up at The Gin in Belton for a pregame...https://twitter.com/WarhawkFootball/status/1070035456824406016

The Gin... http://theginatnolancreek.com/history/
Belton and Bell County are in the Texas geographical area called the Blackland Prairie. This strip of land runs roughly along the east side of I-35 from San Antonio north to the Sherman (think Austin College)-Denison area.

Between 1900-1920, more cotton was raised in this area than anywhere else in the world.  Dallas was built on cotton money, (think Cotton Bowl), the brokering and trading of cotton.  In fact, Dallas County Texas was one of the Top 10 cotton growing counties in Texas into the 1950's.

Hence, the importance of cotton gins.  Enjoy!

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:38:41 am »
The stadium announcer had a problem with Auger.  Which is a really tough one that took me a long time to catch on to.

Their radios got it right--I was amazed!

So what is it? AW-grr, OW-grr, or maybe a soft g like jrr?

Like Pat said, oh-ZHAY is what he's called at SJU, but I don't think I've ever heard anyone outside of SJU pronounce it that way.
Is it French?
Or, here in east Texas, is that Cajun?

When everyone was commenting on the mispronunciations, I thought "Cajun", oh-ZHAY.

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General football / Re: Shenandoah, TX 2018-19 NCAA d3fb championships
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:41:59 pm »
I would have preferred the Dallas Cowboy indoor 12,000 seat practice stadium that is used for Frisco TX Independent School District games for the Stagg...

https://www.thestarinfrisco.com/ford-center

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:18:31 pm »
Enjoyable podcast...

http://www.d3blogs.com/d3football/2018/12/03/around-the-nation-podcast-229-gutting-it-out/

Keith talks about the grind of the 15 game season and how hard it is.

He said no one else does that.

For readers outside the state of Texas, the University Interscholastic League Championship in football is 16 games.

https://www.texasfootball.com/article/2018/11/10/2018-texas-high-school-football-playoff-brackets?ref=article_preview_img

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:51:37 pm »
This past Friday I flew into DFW and drove to Belton. If you donít mind driving itís not bad. From Minneapolis you canít fly direct to Austin so the travel time is not much different. From Chicago I am guessing you have direct flight options. know some flew into Killeen, which is very close to Belton.

Safe travels to all.

I've always done DFW to Belton.  Like ROR says, it's really not a bad drive.  I always play a game of how many Subaru Outbacks I can find on that drive and in my three trips I'm still stuck on zero.  (In Oregon every 5th car is an Outback).
Next time, bring a young child or young grandchild and teach them higher mathematics by counting the pickup trucks.

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