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Offline Matthew Webb

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Re: 2017 Bracketology....it's here.
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2017, 09:22:43 am »
I get it. I really do. And I appreciate all of your work to explain everything. But I still feel the whole "the committee can weight the criteria any way they see fit" thing is bogus. Pick a criteria (I honestly don't care what it is), publish it, and then plug the numbers in. Endicott beats Oswego via the published criteria. That's a fact. The only reason Oswego is ranked above them -- and has a home game -- is because of subjective manhandling. I know conspiracy theories aren't popular around here, but could 3,000 ticket sales have anything to do with it?

No, and I don't think there's any ill intent coming out of the East. Rather just subconscious perceptions re team quality. Now, that's something that anyone on a hopefully objective committee should fight to put the lid on, but when humans are involved in anything in life such concepts are almost impossible to get away from.

I agree with some form of objective numerical metric. Both ways are flawed (just look at DI in some years, especially when the whole TUC thing was a big deal), but like you I do think objective, published criteria similar to what we see in DI is the better of two flawed options.
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Re: 2017 Bracketology....it's here.
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2017, 11:50:54 am »
Do you guys publish playoff capsules or predictions on each round / who makes the Frozen Four, etc.?
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Re: 2017 Bracketology....it's here.
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2017, 01:11:02 pm »
Do you guys publish playoff capsules or predictions on each round / who makes the Frozen Four, etc.?

Big expanded previews for the Frozen Four along with what has been a massive amount of output once we're on-site at FF (like the Thursday features), though not sure of what exactly we'll do for the first two rounds. Recaps for sure, and with just two of us to handle it all we're working on getting everything planned. I believe Ray is planning a podcast with R.J. Tolan this week, but as far as previews go there will be...something. How elaborate I'm not sure yet.

Ray will be at one of the games this week and one next and I know I'll be in Point next weekend.

It's times like this I wish we had one more me or Ray and/or we could do this full-time. The output would be incredible. Ugh.
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Re: 2017 Bracketology....it's here.
« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2017, 04:52:27 pm »
Holy Hell Webb! I just read the Brackets Explained column. Spot on and everything justified. But who and the hell are these baffoons in the comment section? Great work and much appreciated.

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Re: 2017 Bracketology....it's here.
« Reply #49 on: March 07, 2017, 06:48:51 pm »
Dang,,, Adrian fan,,, just happy we still get a chance to lace them up,,,  we would be thrilled to play anyone in the field ,,,,  so no complaining here,,,,  the bye is kind of unwarranted but hey,, last year Norbert was the conference runner up and made it to the finals so this year,,, why not us or anyone in the field . I don't see a clear dominant team...  12 still have a shot!

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Re: 2017 Bracketology....it's here.
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2017, 09:03:29 am »
Holy Hell Webb! I just read the Brackets Explained column. Spot on and everything justified. But who and the hell are these baffoons in the comment section? Great work and much appreciated.

People who care, which is always a good thing. Perhaps new to the process (which makes sense for any Endicott fans) but at least they're paying attention to DIII. As a niche sport you and I both know we'll take whatever we can get in that regard.

It's some of the things being said by others who have been around a long time that really make me wonder. Provides lots of validation though, so hey.
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Re: 2017 Bracketology....it's here.
« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2017, 09:26:23 pm »
Here is the incomparable Dan Lukes' (SNC SID) 23 page Frozen Four preview

http://www.snc.edu/athletics/teamfiles/hockey/2016-17/hockey17-17.pdf
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Re: 2017 Bracketology....it's here.
« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2017, 10:55:54 am »
Here is the incomparable Dan Lukes' (SNC SID) 23 page Frozen Four preview

http://www.snc.edu/athletics/teamfiles/hockey/2016-17/hockey17-17.pdf
I see that Dan has been promoted to assistant AD at  SNC...Well deserved.

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Re: 2017 Bracketology....it's here.
« Reply #53 on: March 21, 2017, 04:16:39 pm »
Well Adrian is alive and well,,, going to Utica this weekend,,,
 If they beat #2,1 and 3 then they deserve this ,,
   go SNC cause it would be hard to claim a national championship without
Beating you,,,, the last two games have had snc win the game late in third
,,, they were the better team (goalie played crazy) , but it could have went either way,,
  Would be a great  final Sat night,,,, no disrespect to any of the four,,, this is showtime at the apollo !
    Good luck to all,,,, (side note)  $25 bucks to get in Friday,,,  what is this , a Bon Jovi  concert lol!