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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2280 on: November 06, 2011, 03:30:32 pm »
Hey Keith,

I always dig your take from year-to-year on DIII seniors and the LAST game.  Great job.  I wasn't good enough for college ball, but every time I read your last game articles, I remember the last time I took off the pads.  I remember the smells.  I remember the sounds. I remember the young faces of teammates. I remember going out with a win.  And there's a shoe box with old receiver gloves that still fit.

Good times.

Appreciate it.
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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2281 on: November 06, 2011, 03:31:23 pm »
North Central's work after Redlands is definitely in the Maggie Gyllenhaall category!

Maybe even Heather Graham.  ;)

Oh, you mean it's fine work.

I was trying to figure out which movie MG did first that bombed before she rebounded with a string of 8 good ones.
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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2282 on: November 06, 2011, 04:02:52 pm »
You know there's a way to find out:

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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2283 on: November 06, 2011, 10:14:59 pm »
 Keith ; I wasn't sure where to put this but figured more would see it here.

 This is about Wesley Coach Chip Knapp and his 16 yr olds cardiac arrest on their way to the Walsh/ Wesley game a few weeks ago

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20111106/SPORTS08/111106024/United-by-Nightmare?odyssey=tab 
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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2284 on: November 08, 2011, 10:15:18 pm »
So I've come to the conclusion that I could take a good crack at the playoff field knowing what we know now, since Hobart/Union, Kean/Montclair, the NEFC, Linfield/L&C and the other not-clinched league I'm drawing a blank about are geographically the same.

Before I do it, I wanted to ask anyone who's been reading the boards if it's been done already. I read the Pool C thread but I don't read the entire network of boards.
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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2285 on: November 08, 2011, 10:19:19 pm »
A little chatte on ncac board may be worth a gander

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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2286 on: November 08, 2011, 10:19:55 pm »
So I've come to the conclusion that I could take a good crack at the playoff field knowing what we know now, since Hobart/Union, Kean/Montclair, the NEFC, Linfield/L&C and the other not-clinched league I'm drawing a blank about are geographically the same.

Before I do it, I wanted to ask anyone who's been reading the boards if it's been done already. I read the Pool C thread but I don't read the entire network of boards.

MAC.
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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2287 on: November 09, 2011, 02:54:10 am »
So I've come to the conclusion that I could take a good crack at the playoff field knowing what we know now, since Hobart/Union, Kean/Montclair, the NEFC, Linfield/L&C and the other not-clinched league I'm drawing a blank about are geographically the same.

Before I do it, I wanted to ask anyone who's been reading the boards if it's been done already. I read the Pool C thread but I don't read the entire network of boards.

MAC.

Yeah, that's the league I was missing. Assume you meant that and not go read the MAC board.
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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2288 on: November 09, 2011, 09:36:07 am »
So I've come to the conclusion that I could take a good crack at the playoff field knowing what we know now, since Hobart/Union, Kean/Montclair, the NEFC, Linfield/L&C and the other not-clinched league I'm drawing a blank about are geographically the same.

Before I do it, I wanted to ask anyone who's been reading the boards if it's been done already. I read the Pool C thread but I don't read the entire network of boards.

Keith, I took a really general glance on the NCAC board that looks something like this:

Texas/WestCoast bracket with UMHB as the top seed, Linfield as #2...
North-ish bracket with UWW as the top seed, UST as the #2....
"Midwest" bracket with UMU as the #1, Wabash, North Central....
"East" bracket with Del Val as the #1, Salisbury as the #2....

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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2289 on: November 09, 2011, 08:51:53 pm »
So I've come to the conclusion that I could take a good crack at the playoff field knowing what we know now, since Hobart/Union, Kean/Montclair, the NEFC, Linfield/L&C and the other not-clinched league I'm drawing a blank about are geographically the same.

Before I do it, I wanted to ask anyone who's been reading the boards if it's been done already. I read the Pool C thread but I don't read the entire network of boards.

Keith, I took a really general glance on the NCAC board that looks something like this:

Texas/WestCoast bracket with UMHB as the top seed, Linfield as #2...
North-ish bracket with UWW as the top seed, UST as the #2....
"Midwest" bracket with UMU as the #1, Wabash, North Central....
"East" bracket with Del Val as the #1, Salisbury as the #2....

I started sketching it out last night but I'll save my final take for ATN on Thursday afternoon.

I have 7 East teams and 9 South but JHU, Wesley or Centre vs. Thomas More make for some easy flips to balance things out.
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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2290 on: November 09, 2011, 09:05:38 pm »
And of course chaos will reign on Saturday and you'll have to erase the whiteboard!
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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2291 on: November 10, 2011, 10:25:23 am »
So I've come to the conclusion that I could take a good crack at the playoff field knowing what we know now, since Hobart/Union, Kean/Montclair, the NEFC, Linfield/L&C and the other not-clinched league I'm drawing a blank about are geographically the same.

Before I do it, I wanted to ask anyone who's been reading the boards if it's been done already. I read the Pool C thread but I don't read the entire network of boards.

Keith, I took a really general glance on the NCAC board that looks something like this:

Texas/WestCoast bracket with UMHB as the top seed, Linfield as #2...
North-ish bracket with UWW as the top seed, UST as the #2....
"Midwest" bracket with UMU as the #1, Wabash, North Central....
"East" bracket with Del Val as the #1, Salisbury as the #2....

I started sketching it out last night but I'll save my final take for ATN on Thursday afternoon.

I have 7 East teams and 9 South but JHU, Wesley or Centre vs. Thomas More make for some easy flips to balance things out.

I can digg it.

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« Reply #2292 on: November 10, 2011, 05:37:51 pm »
The problem with Thomas More and Centre in the South Region is that they are more than 500 miles from JHU, and Wesley and Salisbury too for that matter.  Both are close to the teams in the North Region. 

I liked your idea of HSC possibly getting a home game.  Both Thomas More and Centre are within 500 miles of HSC.  CNU must go to Salisbury, Wesley or JHU for a bus ride.  As proven last year, HSC could be matched with teams in the Northeast as the Monclaire St game last year proved or it could go as far west as Ohio, as the RMC - Mount Union game demonstrated in 2008.

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« Reply #2293 on: November 10, 2011, 09:37:25 pm »
The problem with Thomas More and Centre in the South Region is that they are more than 500 miles from JHU, and Wesley and Salisbury too for that matter.  Both are close to the teams in the North Region. 

I liked your idea of HSC possibly getting a home game.  Both Thomas More and Centre are within 500 miles of HSC.  CNU must go to Salisbury, Wesley or JHU for a bus ride.  As proven last year, HSC could be matched with teams in the Northeast as the Monclaire St game last year proved or it could go as far west as Ohio, as the RMC - Mount Union game demonstrated in 2008.

True.

Hampden-Sydney to Centre is under 500 miles. Thomas More I thought was within 500 of Baltimore but its close. I did make a lot of that up just to be different, but I checked some of the ideas first!

Point I was trying to make is that if necessary, they could shift certain teams out of their home regions, which seems to be roughly what you're saying.

It rarely happens where they think way outside the box, but occasionally they surprise us.
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Re: Around the Nation board
« Reply #2294 on: November 10, 2011, 09:51:09 pm »
It's always a balancing act. Does the committee try to balance the brackets and / or balance the travel?

If they don't balance the brackets, then it's theoretically possible that the fifth or sixth best team in the country has a road trip in the second round.

But then, if they do try to balance the brackets to avoid a west log-jam then the top-ranked and unbeaten team in one whole region doesn't get recognized as such even though their SOS is better than the established powers.

As I see it, it's a tournament. You gotta win 'em all to move on - whether it's the first round or the Stagg Bowl. If you grouse about your seeding or your location, then you're halfway to a loss anyway. Just take out the frustration on the field.
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