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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2205 on: March 20, 2019, 04:00:56 pm »
I'm sure Silver Lake College would be more than happy to take a beating from Oshkosh just so they can be in the same building as The BeltTM

The Belt is not on the line in a game vs. Silver Lake. I wouldn't even bring The Belt into The Building in that case.
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The fact that it happened today with the respect to The BeltTM should be sufficient warning for lesser infractions.

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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2206 on: March 20, 2019, 04:34:22 pm »
I'm sure Silver Lake College would be more than happy to take a beating from Oshkosh just so they can be in the same building as The BeltTM

The Belt is not on the line in a game vs. Silver Lake. I wouldn't even bring The Belt into The Building in that case.
Once again, the Moderator of the message boards has to remind us of the Terms of Service for participation on these message boards.

The fact that it happened today with the respect to The BeltTM should be sufficient warning for lesser infractions.

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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2207 on: March 20, 2019, 05:09:18 pm »
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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2208 on: March 20, 2019, 06:46:46 pm »
Wishing everyone a Happy Spring!  (The Vernal Equinox occurred a 5:58 EDT.)  Now if it would only feel more spring-like outside - or have The WeaselsTM gotten a restraining order against spring weather?

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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2209 on: March 21, 2019, 01:40:29 am »
I'll bet Stevens Point has already started practicing in mouthwatering anticipation of a potential BeltTM matchup next season...

(Too soon?)

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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2210 on: March 21, 2019, 05:48:40 am »
I'll bet Stevens Point has already started practicing in mouthwatering anticipation of a potential BeltTM matchup next season...

(Too soon?)

Really? Is that necessary? They started last week! LOL :P ;D :D ;)

edited to show my sarcasm
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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2211 on: March 21, 2019, 08:54:43 am »
I'll bet Stevens Point has already started practicing in mouthwatering anticipation of a potential BeltTM matchup next season...

(Too soon?)

Really? Is that necessary? They started last week.

Today's the day, by the way.  It's the deadline for UWSP to submit their plan for accommodating Semling's show-cause order.  If he survives the day, he's definitely staying for the long haul.  The show-cause isn't super odious, so I always expected he'd be fine, but the doubters won't have much evidence by tomorrow.
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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2212 on: March 21, 2019, 02:05:17 pm »
I am dying with laughter right now.

BTW - UWSP may have the deadline as now, but they are also hosting the Men's Ice Hockey final four ... bad timing! HAHA
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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2213 on: March 30, 2019, 02:11:12 am »
It's behind a paywall, so I will only quote the first bit.  The BeltTM is an urban legend?!? I beg to differ.  And, these guys are terrible with trademark enforcement...

https://theathletic.com/888513/2019/03/29/ready-to-strike-tomorrow-how-one-20-trinket-captures-the-strife-within-a-10-billion-industry/

‘Ready to strike tomorrow’: How one $20 toy belt captures the strife within a $10 billion industry

By Marc Carig
Mar 29, 2019
 
The​ Belt​ changes hands​ shortly after season’s end,​ in​ a crowded​ conference​ room​ at​ a luxury​ resort,​ where delegates​​ from every MLB team have been summoned for a symposium on arbitration. For three hours, they will work together at the direction of the league to set recommendations, which teams will use in negotiations with their players. It’s a thankless job. So before the meeting adjourns, they’ll celebrate an unsung hero in this battle over dollars. The ceremony ends with the presentation of a replica championship belt, awarded by the league to the team that did most to “achieve the goals set by the industry.” In other words: The team that did the most to keep salaries down in arbitration.

For the last few years, The Belt has been an urban legend of sorts, known mostly by player agents and the small circle of mid-level team officials tasked with the tedious process of arbitration. But its existence, confirmed to The Athletic by multiple sources, has emerged as a tangible example of the animosity that could plunge the sport into a bruising labor conflict.

To its creators, it is nothing more than a morale booster, a nod for a job well done in the unglamorous arena of arbitration. But to others within the industry, it is emblematic of a climate in which the livelihoods of players can be turned into a parlor game.

In a statement, Major League Baseball acknowledged The Belt as “an informal recognition of those club’s salary arbitration departments that did the best.”


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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2214 on: March 30, 2019, 02:00:45 pm »
I asked for an Athletic subscription for my birthday more so because a bunch of writers I like are on there... but little did I know there’d be potential WeasalTM bait within that subscription.

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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2215 on: March 30, 2019, 04:22:17 pm »
It's behind a paywall, so I will only quote the first bit.  The BeltTM is an urban legend?!? I beg to differ.  And, these guys are terrible with trademark enforcement...

https://theathletic.com/888513/2019/03/29/ready-to-strike-tomorrow-how-one-20-trinket-captures-the-strife-within-a-10-billion-industry/

‘Ready to strike tomorrow’: How one $20 toy belt captures the strife within a $10 billion industry

By Marc Carig
Mar 29, 2019
 
The​ Belt​ changes hands​ shortly after season’s end,​ in​ a crowded​ conference​ room​ at​ a luxury​ resort,​ where delegates​​ from every MLB team have been summoned for a symposium on arbitration. For three hours, they will work together at the direction of the league to set recommendations, which teams will use in negotiations with their players. It’s a thankless job. So before the meeting adjourns, they’ll celebrate an unsung hero in this battle over dollars. The ceremony ends with the presentation of a replica championship belt, awarded by the league to the team that did most to “achieve the goals set by the industry.” In other words: The team that did the most to keep salaries down in arbitration.

For the last few years, The Belt has been an urban legend of sorts, known mostly by player agents and the small circle of mid-level team officials tasked with the tedious process of arbitration. But its existence, confirmed to The Athletic by multiple sources, has emerged as a tangible example of the animosity that could plunge the sport into a bruising labor conflict.

To its creators, it is nothing more than a morale booster, a nod for a job well done in the unglamorous arena of arbitration. But to others within the industry, it is emblematic of a climate in which the livelihoods of players can be turned into a parlor game.

In a statement, Major League Baseball acknowledged The Belt as “an informal recognition of those club’s salary arbitration departments that did the best.”


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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2216 on: November 01, 2019, 05:27:25 pm »
Well, we're just over a week out from the return of The BeltTM...

And honestly, never have I rooted against Augustana in a non-conference game so hard.

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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2217 on: November 11, 2019, 10:35:43 am »
From Saturday...

UW-Oshkosh 74, Augustana 67

Oshkosh keeps The BeltTM and next takes it on the road to face... North Central.

I've been waiting to post this GIF for like four months.


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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2218 on: November 11, 2019, 10:43:04 am »
A GIF selfie? Once again, The BeltTM board breaks new ground.
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Re: D3 Championship Belt
« Reply #2219 on: November 11, 2019, 02:24:52 pm »
A GIF selfie? Once again, The BeltTM board breaks new ground.

And unfortunately the site I did this on only keeps the link active for like an hour after I make it, so alas... it is lost to the sands of time. And my hard drive, but the GIF is a little over the maximum allowed file size.