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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: Today at 05:53:49 pm »
    Wow. DeAngelo Fulford and Louis Berry have been named to the AFCA D3 All-American team. This is without a doubt the most prestigious All-American team. Looks like "crow" is on the menu for those of you who relegated Fulford to second and "lucky to be on the second team" status.

He still only made second team... and I still think heís lucky to be there.

Now, if he throws for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns against UMHBs defense Iíll happily eat crow.

Exactly. On both points.

Purple:  You can shout from the mountain tops until you're blue in the face, but it fails to disprove that he hasn't played well this season against anyone with a pulse.  I'd overlook round 2 because of the ankle, but that doesn't explain JCU or JHU.

I am scrolling through the playoff box scores and recaps, and honest question, but has any quarterback this year looked good against a defense with a pulse? I see Jase Hammack's St. John's game as the chart-topper, and he was still just over 50%. The best thing about that performance was the 0 picks. If 2tds-3int on just north of 50% is bad, then Erdmann's effort against the Cru looks just as shaky. He just had more yards because he got nearly 50 attempts. If I have overlooked someone (which is likely), please just let me know.

I know it may be my bias acting up being an Alliance guy, and all, but the last good QB performance I have seen against a good-to-great defense on a big stage is Taurice Scott's 2015 effort against St. Thomas (his whole 2015 run, really).

Every time Sam Riddle stepped on the field against UMHB, he looked like the baddest man wearing pads that day. Notably twice in 2016.

I've often thought back to the UST-Linfield 2015 semifinal. I wonder how that game would have gone differently if Riddle was at 100%. He was clearly hobbled, Knecht came in at some point but the game was gone by then as they had no answer for Roberts.

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Portillos is a great Chicago beef joint-did you get the beef or the Chicago dog, which would be pretty difficult to eat while driving. Portillos is a Christmas tradition here-beef on Christmas Day.

Better topic for me than augers . . . . ;D

Have stopped a couple times at the Woodbury Portillo's on the way back to Madison from the cabin in Stearns county.  Great addition, pretty easy on and off even tho it's pretty busy right there.  I got the Italian sausage sandwich last time and it was much easier to deal with driving than either a hot dog or beef sandwich.

We're getting a Portillo's here in Madison in a few weeks, and I expect to be a regular.

I did the Italian Sausage with the same logic.

Then they asked me if I wanted peppers and cheese. Well duh.

So I ate it in the parking lot.

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When you say "chapel" I assume you mean the church. There is the Stella Maris chapel across the lake. I dounbt if you could see it driving through campus.

I'll have to check that out next time. I guess it is referred to as the church, so yes, that's what I'm referencing. I'm used to referring to the chapel at UST. Now I'm going to go into a rabbit hole to determine what differentiates church vs chapel.

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

I'm ready to talk football again. Our season ended long enough ago, the pain has died away, and I'm ready to resume. One of these days, I'll take a look at what we return next year.

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But, jamto, in all seriousness, I hope it was a hand auger.  Can't go ice fishing on campus with a motorized auger--es ist verboten.  You might be able to get away with an electric one.

It wasn't motorized, I know that much. I only caught a quick glimpse of it but I imagine it was a hang auger.

I also contemplated making an Auger/Oh-zhay reference but figured y'all would be better at it than myself. Is Tommy a senior?

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Went with a buddy to drop another friend's daughter back off at St Ben's last night and decided to take a 10 minute detour through the St John's campus. We stopped in front of the chapel to take a quick peak in there, as the various times I've been on campus for football, I never really explored anything else. While my friend was in there, I saw a guy walk by the chapel with an ice auger - possibly the most stereotypical St John's thing ever. Anyway, beautiful campus. Just a shame about all the terrible people that go/went there.

Also got Portillo's in Maple Grove on the way back (I saved a few $$s and got the kids McDonald's first). It was pretty good, although next time I'm not going to bother trying to order something I can eat in the car/while driving.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 06, 2018, 11:15:12 pm »
I find Mountís reluctance to talk to d3football.com bizarre and frankly dumb.

I find d3football.com weaving it into a story title and tagging the school in tweets about it to petty, unprofessional, and gives credence to Mount not wanting to deal with them.

I agree 98%. I dont think mount is being dumb. By not talking they control the narrative. I think the d3 crew needs to get over it. You dont like the "policy". I get that. But your approach is going to little to change it.  It makes Mount look right and you look small.

This might be how it works in the purple-tinted world of Alliance and those who drink the Mount koolaid in whatever form, but to the rest of the world, I think d3football being forthright about Mount's pettiness is excellent and the story title was clever (and hilarious).

Unfortunately, if Mount grads are going to take shots at St. Glenn (and I have sung in that chorus regarding his antics vs. Mount's victory formation), then Tommie fans have every right to take shots at Saint Larry when he screws up.  Hell, I'm taking a pretty big shot at LK myself and I'm a MOUNT grad and a HUGE fan of our secular saint.

Fair is fair. I hate that you are being reasonable about this though. I'd prefer for all Mount fans to be the evil movie villains so I could better channel my hate for the evil empire (machine... Mean machine? What's a sinister term that is alliterative with machine?)

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:00:27 pm »
I find Mountís reluctance to talk to d3football.com bizarre and frankly dumb.

I find d3football.com weaving it into a story title and tagging the school in tweets about it to petty, unprofessional, and gives credence to Mount not wanting to deal with them.

I agree 98%. I dont think mount is being dumb. By not talking they control the narrative. I think the d3 crew needs to get over it. You dont like the "policy". I get that. But your approach is going to little to change it.  It makes Mount look right and you look small.

This might be how it works in the purple-tinted world of Alliance and those who drink the Mount koolaid in whatever form, but to the rest of the world, I think d3football being forthright about Mount's pettiness is excellent and the story title was clever (and hilarious).

One way to be forthright about pettiness is to be extremely petty? I guess that works....for 9 year olds.

The title would've been hilarious if going for humor. They are going for pity and to make mean old MUC the bad guy.

Why not both?

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:14:42 pm »
I think UMHB will win by 3 scores..

That's certainly possible. We will learn a lot about UWW (and Bethel) but I wonder about how Jase Hannack is holding up.

I believe his last name is spelled Hammond, if last week's SJU radio broadcast is to be believed  ;)

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:28:08 pm »
I find Mountís reluctance to talk to d3football.com bizarre and frankly dumb.

I find d3football.com weaving it into a story title and tagging the school in tweets about it to petty, unprofessional, and gives credence to Mount not wanting to deal with them.

I agree 98%. I dont think mount is being dumb. By not talking they control the narrative. I think the d3 crew needs to get over it. You dont like the "policy". I get that. But your approach is going to little to change it.  It makes Mount look right and you look small.

This might be how it works in the purple-tinted world of Alliance and those who drink the Mount koolaid in whatever form, but to the rest of the world, I think d3football being forthright about Mount's pettiness is excellent and the story title was clever (and hilarious).

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:06:53 am »
Maybe since his performance does the talking Mount didn't see a need for an article.  Just saying.

It's a pretty clever title. And I hope a not unintentional dig.

Last two lines of the article, you be the judge: ;)

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Mount Union declined to make Berry, or anyone else currently in the program, available to talk about Berry.

Berry had no choice but to let his play do the talking.

Oh yes, I enjoyed that and it 100% confirmed it.

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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:14:41 am »
Maybe since his performance does the talking Mount didn't see a need for an article.  Just saying.

It's a pretty clever title. And I hope a not unintentional dig.

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So how did the Allianz deal come about? Mark Zesbaugh, the former Allianz CEO, is a longtime UST trustee. Did he or anyone else help make this happen?

https://stthomas.edu/administration/board/

I'm sure Zesbaugh was a positive influence in the process. He is a big fan of Caruso and supporter of the program. As to what extent, I'm sure none of us will ever truly know. I do know that this deal has been in the works for quite some time. In fact, they started working on an alternative venue for this game almost immediately after the Target Field extravaganza. Believe it or not, it was not at all related to $$. The fact was that the administration thought that was it such a breath of fresh air to not have to deal with all of the logistics of that game (security, concessions, parking, ticket sales, etc..) that they didn't care if they even lost money (to a certain extent) It was stated that if at all possible they would never have that game on the UST campus again until if or when they have the proper facilities to host such a game. Thus, I woiuld view this as a permanent site for this game going forward as long as Allianz will have it. I do also know that the Viking's new facility/Satdium in Eagan was considered as well.

I know it's been the speculation that this would be a semi-permanent host, but has anything official been conveyed that this is more than a 1 time thing? Or will we have a new press release and announcement again in 2 years about the exciting move for the game to Allianz Field (again)

Well, first, they (all parties) will want to see how the first game goes. It will need to meet the needs of both parties but if all are satisfied my guess would be that they will workout some sort of multi-year/game deal and then announce it.

So your children at UST need to encourage their friends to keep the barfing at Allianz to a minimum? I've heard that the level of partying, drunkenness, and vomit at Target Field (probably by the Johnnies and Bennies, I presume) was not well received by the Target Field staff. I guess they don't get those same levels of debauchery for a Twins nap...errr game.

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So how did the Allianz deal come about? Mark Zesbaugh, the former Allianz CEO, is a longtime UST trustee. Did he or anyone else help make this happen?

https://stthomas.edu/administration/board/

I'm sure Zesbaugh was a positive influence in the process. He is a big fan of Caruso and supporter of the program. As to what extent, I'm sure none of us will ever truly know. I do know that this deal has been in the works for quite some time. In fact, they started working on an alternative venue for this game almost immediately after the Target Field extravaganza. Believe it or not, it was not at all related to $$. The fact was that the administration thought that was it such a breath of fresh air to not have to deal with all of the logistics of that game (security, concessions, parking, ticket sales, etc..) that they didn't care if they even lost money (to a certain extent) It was stated that if at all possible they would never have that game on the UST campus again until if or when they have the proper facilities to host such a game. Thus, I woiuld view this as a permanent site for this game going forward as long as Allianz will have it. I do also know that the Viking's new facility/Satdium in Eagan was considered as well.

I know it's been the speculation that this would be a semi-permanent host, but has anything official been conveyed that this is more than a 1 time thing? Or will we have a new press release and announcement again in 2 years about the exciting move for the game to Allianz Field (again)

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:40:47 am »
Looks like ticket sales are out to a strong start for CORTACA jug at MetLife Stadium. 20,000 sold already. I'm prepared to eat crow for questioning how many tickets would be sold for this, given the distance from the schools and other factors.

https://www.d3football.com/seasons/2018/contrib/20181204rm2ert

I haven't even bought my 10 yet.

That makes it 20,010 then. Well on the way.

Actually 30,010.  That figure didn't include the 5k per school has for students (who have to sit in the endzone I guess).

Don't count your tickets before they are sold. Those are allotted to the schools, but not sold yet, but yes I saw that in the plan. With 6k students, will each school really use 5k tickets? That's going to be a LOT of buses. With normal total attendance of 10k on campus, that seems like a bit of a stretch.

Now I am curious what % of the student bodies from St Thomas and St John's attended the Target Field game, which was just across town. It was certainly nowhere near 80%.

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