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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: February 21, 2020, 03:48:32 pm »
Union schedule posted.  Pretty safe opening games again, Westfield St, Anna Maria and Springfield.

A little bummed they didnít upgrade one of those games to a bigger test, though all three (plus Utica) where new last year, so probably all 2+ year deals they may have been stuck with.

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When you add the context, admissions rate donít matter a lot.  Because a kid who can accepted at 10% acceptance rate school is never go to attend the 60% rate school.  If you assume that intelligence and football talent are both distributed randomly, the acceptance curve and talent curve should be about the same.  Sure, itís 6 times harder to get into Bowdoin than Allegheny.  But Allegheny has 6 times more schools competing for the more academically average recruit, than does Bowdoin for any kid theyíd target who could actually get in. 

Now, where this breaks down is where high academic schools let in kids who could never get in normally in a million years.  Thatís a huge relative advantage, and why the best academic D3 schools dominate most D3 sports.  But it doesnít work in football, where letting standards down for so many kids would actually weigh down their overall numbers.  (12 basketball players are statistically insignificant; 100 football players are not.)



I think the bottom line is that if MIT can do it, Bowdoin can do it.  I mean Dean and Curry have almost 90% acceptance rates, but we don't all say they have huge advantages because of that right?


Jonny-
I always respect your opinions but how can it not be an advantage for the recruiter with the higher acceptance rate? Skip Bandini is certainly much better off with a 90% acceptance rate than he would be if the Curry acceptance rate was much lower. I think it is a big advantage.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 24, 2019, 09:51:54 am »
Liberty League Champion Union College is rated #12 in the D3Football.com final Top 25 poll....They rose from a pre-season Kickoff #66 ranking. A tremendous achievement for the Dutchmen.

The East region is well represented... Delaware Valley is #8, Salisbury #9, Wesley #11 and Brockport #25. In the others receiving votes are Ithaca, Middlebury, Stevenson, WNE and WPI.

I believe thatís Unionís highest final rank since D3 started doing the poll.  It will be interesting to see if Union takes a step forward or backward next year.  They pretty much bring the whole offense back (minus Beal at WR, but they have tons of depth there).  Only about half the defense comes back, so it will be interesting to see if the guys coming up can take the next step on D, where we were exposed a few times, particularly in the secondary (Salisbury and CWRU).

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 18, 2019, 07:10:05 pm »
Ice Bear says JM is all of a sudden very quiet...horse*&^% maybe?

Math, TOP, and Net Worth define D3 football

Nah, think he challenged some dude from the North boards to a contest to see who could name the most digits of pi, and theyíre still going.  Like herpes, heíll be back.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 15, 2019, 09:16:21 am »
Math says if you post the same sh!t on every message board, at least one person might read half of it. Math also says even if you post the same sh!t on every message board, still no one gives a flying fvck. Math is also my game.

Oh little Mach, you wouldn't know real math (and Algebra I is not "real math") if it came up and smacked you in your face. We can put math to the test any day, with real money and not just pocket change. Winner take all. $100K in a portfolio starting Jan 2 and let's go throughout the year. Math says that you don't have the balls, nor the funds...........even on just this one board. Remember, you were the clown who said "DelVal would get destroyed by NCC". No, that was Muhlenberg, at home. So that was your ****, just last week, on not one, but two boards. By the way, you get no head start nor points in our contest. I went to Swarthmore before it became as difficult to get into as an Ivy or NESCAC school, so I spot you squatta!! You in Machy?? ;)

Holy FREAKING Amazing!

Did you just challenge me to a Stock Market-off on a Division 3 Football message board? I drastically underestimated just how golden your contributions are(and more importantly how much your future value holds) to this message board. You just gained instant admission to the pantheon of the best EVER posters. Incredible stuff.

For the record, I actually admitted I undervalued Delaware Valleyís Football Team last week. I do understand that whole admitting you were incorrect about something is a foreign subject to the land of arrogant, pretend to be elite, boners of the world like you and all. I love calling total tool nut  douchebags, Ďbonersí by the way. It makes me laugh. I like to laugh.

Swarthmore. Good for you. Am I supposed to be super impressed or something? Is that the big mic drop? Great school. I rarely sh|t on any colleges about education(in real life) cause does it ever REALLY reflect someoneís ability for success? Not really. But do you even know what message board youíre in?

Anyway, just because I want/need more of your content...sure! Iím in for $100K!!! Letís do it. Why not. Show me the way boner face. (Iím actually quite content in my current financial situation at the moment by the way, so that last comment is satire, Iím not interested, but please please PLEASE continue to tell us how awesome and rich and smart you are forever. Btw, what do you bench? What are you repping out at these days??? Asking for a friend.)

Címon Mach, everyone knows the best portfolio managers do most of their marketing on D3boards.com.  Though the big hedge fund guys know the real action is on the womenís volleyball board.  There was a dude in the Great Lakes Region bragging about his long gamma/vega neutral trading play just last week.  Said he went to Carleton.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 14, 2019, 08:54:06 pm »
Math is my game. Numbers are my life (manage risk capital for people with a lot of money..........and continue to short volatility thru leveraged ETP's and ETN's ).

Here are a few numbers:

Muhlenberg has given up 7 more points, AT HOME, at THE HALF than DelVal did to North Central, ON THE ROAD, FOR THE GAME.

Muhlenberg gave up 334 yards in the FIRST HALF. DelVal gave up, on the road, 365 yards, FOR THE GAME.

Greenfield has run for 132 yards in the FIRST HALF. DelVal held him to 95 on 28 carries, FOR THE GAME.

Kamienski has 11 catches for 132 yards AND 4 TD's in the FIRST HALF. DelVal gave him 7 catches for 82 yards and 1 TD, FOR THE GAME.

Math is beautiful. Math has irrefutable laws. Math is beautiful, she's sassy. I love you math. ;)

Eh, math is a harsh mistress.  DVC might have wanted to go long volatility this year, given it managed to lose to Wesley by 8 and beat them by 35 in the same season.  That sorta suggests to me that the math of which you speak has its limits. 

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 13, 2019, 03:50:34 pm »

Ah did you see the last employee at the bottom!?!?
I'd imagine he's iamhuge's version of Terry Tate, Office Linebacker.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzToNo7A-94

Little known fact - Terry Tate was the creation of Union College grad Rawson Thurber, just a few years out of college; he went to write and direct Dodgeball and, of course, one of the greatest movies ever made: Weíre the Millers.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 11, 2019, 02:46:18 pm »


Yea I'm surprised we haven't heard any talk of Mount Union looking to drop their program entirely.  Real sad to see what's going on up there.
Yeah, but what would happen to the 61 players on their Freshman Team?

This reminded of something I meant to look up after learning that Wesleyís total student population is just 1,000.  Which program has the highest percentage of enrolled undergrads on the football team?

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 11, 2019, 01:08:45 pm »
Huh, Joe Germ named d3football.com offensive player of the year for the East region.
I think the LL Coaches have a better idea on who had the most impact , especially in critical games and that was Double I. The Germ is very talented , and  his  outstanding performance in the Hobart game makes me glad he won't be back next year. So, I counted 15 LL players on the ALL Region, with 5 for Ithaca(1 returning ), 5 for Union (4 returning) , 4 for Hobart(ALL RETURNING) and 1 for St. Lawrence(returning)....10 out of 15 returning should keep the LL competitive.

Itís pretty cool that both Union and Hobart have so many all-region players returning.  Of the Union 5, 2 are juniors and 2 are sophomores.  (Plus you have Ross as a SO.). Indeed, Union returns everyone on offense next year except for Beal.  (Heíll be missed, but with the emergence of FR WR Finn Duran as another weapon at the end of this year, theyíll be fine.). Only about half the defense returns, but Union has made good strides in depth there in recent years, so I wouldnít expect too much of a step backward.  (Indeed, Iím hoping the secondary, which was the weak point, can take a step up.)

And Bartman, Iím very high on Hobart going into next year.  This year, they reminded me a lot of Union last year - lots of talent but green, and figuring it as the year went on.

Finally, on all-region coach, Iím obviously a Behrman fan.  11-1 with an NCAA victory is pretty good for a team picked to finish fourth in the LL.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 07, 2019, 03:32:05 pm »
Ice Bear says... Muhlenburg is ****ing good.

****ing Good

All say.  That was total domination - completely shut down the Gulls.  Wow. 

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 06, 2019, 12:50:58 pm »
Ice Bear will make his picks even though he is not consistent picker...nose picker yes, game/score picker not so much.

NCC 52
Del Val 10


Ice Bear says the score is closer than the game will be. A young Aggies team gets a taste of the next level. It will help for years to come...just not this year.

Salisbury 17
Mules 48


IB would love to see the Gulls run all ****ing over the Mules...but he just doesn't see it happening to that stingy Mules D that may prove to be damn close to that elite tier this season. Ice feels the Gulls are just not as close to that tier as the Mules are.

Ice Bear says unfortunately he sees sees the East getting monkey stomped and shut out this weekend.  Ice says it's been a great year in the east but this will be as far as our beloved region goes.

Gonna go just the opposite.  Del Valley wins in a squeaker, 34-31.  Salisbury runs over the Mules in a shootout, 55-45.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 03, 2019, 04:12:00 pm »
I think this is a very solid take.  The Union LB acted dumb, the seagull taunting dance team acted dumb, life goes on.  Iím pretty the players on both sides put in the past by the time the hit the locker room.  (Though not the Salisbury coach, who went on to whine about it on the local news; I would not have pegged him for the whiny type.) Also, donít know what the Union LB was thinking - he bounced off those 2 300-pound lineman like a ping pong ball.  Clearly hadnít thought that one through.

Jack Reilly throwing the ball on the roof, with a pick six being his last play as a Dutchman, was totally unsportsmanlike, and also one of the best things Iíve ever seen.

Behrman is a great coach.  I guarantee he forgot about it all 10 seconds after it happened, and was 100% focused on recruiting for next season the moment he left the press conference.
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I agree with all of the takes, including yours, except for the "forgot about it 10 seconds after it happened". Boys will be boys, emotions running high, LB made a mistake, I get all of that. But hopefully the coach brings it up as a teaching moment, because it is not a good look for him, or the program.
And while I didn't see it, if the Salisbury coach brought it up to the local news, don't like that move either.

Oh, didnít mean to suggest he wouldnít take it up with the whole team - heís a drill sergeant, and Iíd hate to be that LB this week. Just meant the Salisbury side of the drama. 

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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« on: December 03, 2019, 02:33:13 pm »
I was recently informed to listen to the first few minutes of the ITH podcast regarding the end of the Union game. This act is so tired in defending Union so strongly or whatever else one believes in. I know when I first saw it, I thought it was a bad look for Salisbury IF it wasn't provoked. It WAS provoked. Honestly, the QB waving was a total baller move. Kid played a great game, probably had sh!t talked to him the entire game. And was like 'Seeeee ya!'. Total baller move. My skin definitely crawled a bit when the reserve DL came in jumping up and down doing a stupid bird dance looking like a total tool, but he has to live with that being on video. Definitely got a little excessive but whatever, it's the heat of the moment and it happens sometimes in competitive sports.  I'm actually quite sure it's not the first ending to a football game this year where teams had to be separated. Just the first that i've seen where it got blasted on social media and someone needs to be blamed or shamed.

But where was all the outrage last year when the Union LB threw the ball over the RPI field house after he scored on an INT? Ohhhhhhh, it was a Union guy so it was ok. Got it. That was 'bush league' in the same sense. But, even against my own team, I loved the move. In the heat of the moment, emotions take over and as long as no one is swinging a helmet at someones head, everyone should be ok at the end of the day.

Trying to slam coaches or the QB or 'adults in the room'...Take a hike. Sh!t happens in a competitive sport. No one loves it. No one hurt anyone physically outside of a few feelings and butts. Honestly, Union has now ended 2 seasons in a row now with some 'event' to end their last game. Maybe there's an issue with the coaching staff keeping players disciplined. I don't recall this under Audino. Maybe he should be brought back afterall.

Kidding aside from the last statement, Behrman has these kids playing with p & v and that is why they are getting better. They have swag. They have heart. They have emotion. Sometimes stuff happens when you play that way. But if you run your mouth or do something stupid on a kneel down before the game ends, you have whatever is coming to you. And honestly, being waved at and told to enjoy the ride home and some celebratory dancing really isn't all that bad at the end of the day now is it? You kinda deserved it, yeah? Those other guys have no reason to take your sh!t. Yeah sure, you can always be 'the bigger man' and turn a blind eye to it. But that happens rarely. The video and corresponding comments of the poster of the video were one-sided against Salisbury and their coaches and what do you know, another witch hunt was started. Grab your pitch forks ladies and gentlemen.

I think this is a very solid take.  The Union LB acted dumb, the seagull taunting dance team acted dumb, life goes on.  Iím pretty the players on both sides put in the past by the time the hit the locker room.  (Though not the Salisbury coach, who went on to whine about it on the local news; I would not have pegged him for the whiny type.) Also, donít know what the Union LB was thinking - he bounced off those 2 300-pound lineman like a ping pong ball.  Clearly hadnít thought that one through.

Jack Reilly throwing the ball on the roof, with a pick six being his last play as a Dutchman, was totally unsportsmanlike, and also one of the best things Iíve ever seen.

Behrman is a great coach.  I guarantee he forgot about it all 10 seconds after it happened, and was 100% focused on recruiting for next season the moment he left the press conference.

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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: December 01, 2019, 04:36:28 pm »
This is just more evidence that the NCAAís half-*ss selection and seeding process is total gobbledygook.  Who hosts who should be clear as crystal.  This is not rocket science.  They should other go with bracket integrity and rank the seeds 1-32 and pair accordingly (though I think theyíd have no real basis to do so, given the limited inter-regional play), or go with the top 8 in each region, seeded appropriately, and let the regional winners fight in the semis.  I know the NCAA is cheap as hell, and would like to get to claim they support D3 without actually having to support it financially, but where theyíve landed has zero intellectual integrity and zero practical coherence..

Pretty unfair assessment really.  I think there are legitimate questions to ask of the North and East RACs, but I think the national committee put together about the best bracket they could given the constraints that they have.  The idea that we can slot teams 1-32 and pair them off 1v32 2v31, etc is unrealistic and we would all probably be better off going forward just skipping that because it's a fantasyland solution.

Not supporting D3 financially?  This tournament only exists because the NCAA supports it financially.  No, they don't do it with a blank check, but we get a five round tournament which, for the most part, runs really well and is a great experience for the S-As.   

Delaware Valley has to travel to Chicago this week.  I'm sure the Rams can be disappointed in this decision for about 45 seconds, then realize that they are one of eight teams still playing, absolutely have a legit chance to play for a national championship and get right up and over that disappointment.  If you gave every player and coach at DelVal a ticket to Naperville for a national quarterfinal game prior to Week 1, they'd all take it, no questions asked.  Every single one.  This is hardly a gross injustice.

Listen, if you want to go the ďyíall should just be happy you D3 guys get anything at all,Ē sure, no injustice at all.  But the NCAA takes in $1B off the backs of student athletes and redistributes a measly 3% back to all D3 athletics in the aggregate.  If they really believe in promoting amateurism, then yeah, I donít think itís too much to ask for slightly larger travel budget and real bracket integrity.  Because if D3 football fans arenít fighting for that, certainly no one else is. (And to be clear, I have zero gripes with a selection committee that is just looking to do the best it can with serious constraints.)

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East Region football / Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« on: December 01, 2019, 02:38:53 pm »
The seeds definitely look dumb when you have 6 playing 8 in the first round. You think we get lots of stupid questions on Twitter now, imagine what would happen then?

Oy. Which game was that?

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