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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #375 on: March 07, 2019, 11:48:50 pm »
Nice write up.

Also, Augustana has only played Wheaton twice this season, I believe.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #376 on: March 07, 2019, 11:51:43 pm »
Nice write up.

Also, Augustana has only played Wheaton twice this season, I believe.

You are right, misprint there. Just fixed my post.

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #377 on: March 08, 2019, 01:07:32 am »
It doesn't surprise me that Whitman got from Syracuse to Clinton in ninety minutes, baggage claim and all. Hancock Airport is very close to the Thruway, and, as bad as upstate winters get, it takes a tremendous snowstorm to overwhelm the Thruway's snow removal fleet. I'll bet that the Thruway was clear this week. It's about an hour from Syracuse to Clinton via the Thruway -- get off at the Westmoreland exit, take Route 233 south right to Clinton. The Hamilton campus is right off of 233. I've taken that ride before.

Every once in awhile ... I flip Albany and Syracuse in my head for travel times between Utica and those destinations. Did it again tonight.

My mother's family is Utica based, so I know the area pretty well (except for the aforementioned flip). My grandfather spent a number of years "commuting" to Albany and then when he retired from that job he spent a number of years "commuting" to Syracuse. So, I tend to flip them when thinking about the trip. That said, I've driven the Albany-Utica route ... more times than I can count and certainly remember the Syracuse-Utica route quite well.

I actually drove the Syracuse-Utica route in a massive snow storm exactly 18 years ago. My grandfather had passed and his memorial service was at Hamilton (we were staying in Utica/New Hartford, I think, not Clinton). I would normally drive up Route 12 from Binghamton (from Baltimore), but because of the storm, I stayed on the interstates. I was basically the only vehicle heading eastbound from Syracuse that night (around midnight). My timing even had the fleet of plows heading westbound.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #378 on: March 08, 2019, 10:32:15 am »
It doesn't surprise me that Whitman got from Syracuse to Clinton in ninety minutes, baggage claim and all. Hancock Airport is very close to the Thruway, and, as bad as upstate winters get, it takes a tremendous snowstorm to overwhelm the Thruway's snow removal fleet. I'll bet that the Thruway was clear this week. It's about an hour from Syracuse to Clinton via the Thruway -- get off at the Westmoreland exit, take Route 233 south right to Clinton. The Hamilton campus is right off of 233. I've taken that ride before.

Every once in awhile ... I flip Albany and Syracuse in my head for travel times between Utica and those destinations. Did it again tonight.

My mother's family is Utica based, so I know the area pretty well (except for the aforementioned flip). My grandfather spent a number of years "commuting" to Albany and then when he retired from that job he spent a number of years "commuting" to Syracuse. So, I tend to flip them when thinking about the trip. That said, I've driven the Albany-Utica route ... more times than I can count and certainly remember the Syracuse-Utica route quite well.

I actually drove the Syracuse-Utica route in a massive snow storm exactly 18 years ago. My grandfather had passed and his memorial service was at Hamilton (we were staying in Utica/New Hartford, I think, not Clinton). I would normally drive up Route 12 from Binghamton (from Baltimore), but because of the storm, I stayed on the interstates. I was basically the only vehicle heading eastbound from Syracuse that night (around midnight). My timing even had the fleet of plows heading westbound.

Thanks for the memories. I used to live in Plattsburgh. My dad's job was to keep the runways free of snow so that the B-52's could take off and land.

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #379 on: March 08, 2019, 11:02:31 am »
rmc1982, you totally could have gotten that point across without all the ALL CAPS and the SHOUTING.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #380 on: March 08, 2019, 12:25:37 pm »
rmc1982, you totally could have gotten that point across without all the ALL CAPS and the SHOUTING.

Also - I didn't notice anyone saying they are not worthy opponents.

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #381 on: March 08, 2019, 12:31:58 pm »
Picking one team to win a game is not the same as saying the other team is unworthy.

Also, speaking of Quakers, Swarthmore used to be the Little Quakers long ago.  The more you know...

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #382 on: March 08, 2019, 12:46:40 pm »
It doesn't surprise me that Whitman got from Syracuse to Clinton in ninety minutes, baggage claim and all. Hancock Airport is very close to the Thruway, and, as bad as upstate winters get, it takes a tremendous snowstorm to overwhelm the Thruway's snow removal fleet. I'll bet that the Thruway was clear this week. It's about an hour from Syracuse to Clinton via the Thruway -- get off at the Westmoreland exit, take Route 233 south right to Clinton. The Hamilton campus is right off of 233. I've taken that ride before.

Every once in awhile ... I flip Albany and Syracuse in my head for travel times between Utica and those destinations. Did it again tonight.

My mother's family is Utica based, so I know the area pretty well (except for the aforementioned flip). My grandfather spent a number of years "commuting" to Albany and then when he retired from that job he spent a number of years "commuting" to Syracuse. So, I tend to flip them when thinking about the trip. That said, I've driven the Albany-Utica route ... more times than I can count and certainly remember the Syracuse-Utica route quite well.

I actually drove the Syracuse-Utica route in a massive snow storm exactly 18 years ago. My grandfather had passed and his memorial service was at Hamilton (we were staying in Utica/New Hartford, I think, not Clinton). I would normally drive up Route 12 from Binghamton (from Baltimore), but because of the storm, I stayed on the interstates. I was basically the only vehicle heading eastbound from Syracuse that night (around midnight). My timing even had the fleet of plows heading westbound.

I love that drive up Route 12! That's a classic small-town-America drive.

Thanks for the memories. I used to live in Plattsburgh. My dad's job was to keep the runways free of snow so that the B-52's could take off and land.

Your dad was a busy man for about five months a year. ;)
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #383 on: March 08, 2019, 12:53:37 pm »
Randolph-Macon at Swarthmore certainly looks like the game of the night.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #384 on: March 08, 2019, 12:59:29 pm »
Didnít mean to ruffle any feathers -just taking up for our ODAC teams.... I beg to differ in the picks against us but Iím a little biased. I do think that Guilford stands a better chance than my Jackets because if the rebounding but it remains to be seen if Swarthmore can take us.... if we shoot well the scales tip in our favor....
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #385 on: March 08, 2019, 01:01:23 pm »
It doesn't surprise me that Whitman got from Syracuse to Clinton in ninety minutes, baggage claim and all. Hancock Airport is very close to the Thruway, and, as bad as upstate winters get, it takes a tremendous snowstorm to overwhelm the Thruway's snow removal fleet. I'll bet that the Thruway was clear this week. It's about an hour from Syracuse to Clinton via the Thruway -- get off at the Westmoreland exit, take Route 233 south right to Clinton. The Hamilton campus is right off of 233. I've taken that ride before.

Every once in awhile ... I flip Albany and Syracuse in my head for travel times between Utica and those destinations. Did it again tonight.

My mother's family is Utica based, so I know the area pretty well (except for the aforementioned flip). My grandfather spent a number of years "commuting" to Albany and then when he retired from that job he spent a number of years "commuting" to Syracuse. So, I tend to flip them when thinking about the trip. That said, I've driven the Albany-Utica route ... more times than I can count and certainly remember the Syracuse-Utica route quite well.

I actually drove the Syracuse-Utica route in a massive snow storm exactly 18 years ago. My grandfather had passed and his memorial service was at Hamilton (we were staying in Utica/New Hartford, I think, not Clinton). I would normally drive up Route 12 from Binghamton (from Baltimore), but because of the storm, I stayed on the interstates. I was basically the only vehicle heading eastbound from Syracuse that night (around midnight). My timing even had the fleet of plows heading westbound.

I love that drive up Route 12! That's a classic small-town-America drive.

It really is a good drive. Slightly annoying when people are poking along. I don't want to rush the trip, but I also don't want to be dragging my feet (especially since heading north, the trip is already four to five hours old).

That said, I have noticed recently that map systems now suggest going up I 81 to Route 8 and then north. Something I've always wondered about, but never considered faster. I am sure I will test it out again - at least I hope I will (some family still lives in Remsen and extended family, even a high school classmate[!] in Clinton).
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #386 on: March 08, 2019, 01:03:13 pm »
What RMC has to watch out for is the opening minutes. They need to be ready. Swarthmore is going to come out gunning and at full speed. They have done it all year and we saw an extreme example of it against MIT. RMC cannot afford to be sluggish, not completely ready, or slightly off shooting wise in the opening ten, or so, minutes. If they aren't ready, Swarthmore could be up 15 points in a blink of an eye and the game is going to change quickly.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #387 on: March 08, 2019, 01:03:32 pm »
Didnít mean to ruffle any feathers -just taking up for our ODAC teams.... I beg to differ in the picks against us but Iím a little biased. I do think that Guilford stands a better chance than my Jackets because if the rebounding but it remains to be seen if Swarthmore can take us.... if we shoot well the scales tip in our favor....

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #388 on: March 08, 2019, 03:08:47 pm »
I love that drive up Route 12! That's a classic small-town-America drive.
Agreed...I made that trip many, many times going to school. Veering off onto 12B is even better...takes you right through Colgate (in the village of Hamilton, which frequently confused people).
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #389 on: March 08, 2019, 06:11:06 pm »
At Carver Center. Wheaton is rumored to be bringing 400 fans. Had to move to the other end of the court. So I will be up close at the end with Augie right in front of me.