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#100652 Happy 4th

Posted by Clickclack on 04 July 2017 - 09:58 AM

This is my adopted country but today let us all rejoice in what an awesome country it is.

Happy birthday America, you've given much to many, even those who came with nothing.


#98510 @ Stony Brook - AE Tourney Round 2 - 3/6 - 7:30PM

Posted by olddog71 on 06 March 2017 - 10:33 PM

The following excerpt is from the Long Island Newsday on tonight's game: "Consider this the official rite of passage for all of Stony Brook’s new players and coaching staff. You’re not really one of the Seawolves until Albany breaks your heart, or at least your stride."

 

I love it!




#99967 Danes vs UNC

Posted by madDOG on 08 May 2017 - 08:49 AM

Can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that **North Carolina** is travelling to UAlbany to play in the first round of an NCAA tournament??!! If you told me this 20 years ago (when I graduated) I would have thought you were out of your g-damn mind.




#99016 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by godanesgo99 on 16 March 2017 - 12:27 PM

Interesting that "not listening to the message boards" was mentioned.

David, if you do ever read this, please stop. Don't mind us armchair quarterbacks. Listen to your coaches, your teammates, and yourself. As Brown stated, the team doesn't get where it did without you. Us fans care about the team and you. All of us have opinions that aren't worth squat.

Keep on being the man. We can't wait to see you continue to improve and continue to be the man!


#96025 UAlbany Flag

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 28 November 2016 - 09:07 PM

I have so much UA crap it's unbelievable. Just in flags I have 3x5 horizontal and vertical. I also have multiple garden flags.

Amazon, Football Fanatics and the UA bookstore all sell them.

I'm screwed if UA ever changes their name. Christmas ornaments, corn hole games, scarves, Fatheads, car plates and hundreds of other items get tossed. I had my eye on a UA chef apron. I'm determined to keep up with my Michigan and Michigan State neighbors.


#95812 Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Posted by haggyland on 24 November 2016 - 10:48 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families.

 

I have had the honor of watching my alma mater succeed in unimaginable ways over the years at the D1 level, and I am pleased that I have been able to share a lot of it with many of you.  Sure there have been disagreements over the years but if we are going to be a part of what has been termed "The Big Purple Family" then internal squabbles should be expected...on my end I will just try to be less of the crazy uncle!

 

So, safe travels if you are travelling, best wishes to all, and on Sunday let's finish off this extended holiday weekend with two wins against the other D1 team in town.

 

Go Great Danes!

 

...and now on to the festivities!

 




#98788 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by jimbo on 11 March 2017 - 01:50 PM

We have to beat Vermont next year. Absolutely at any cost.
Will Brown's clock has reached midnight. He is now merely mortal.

what?

The carriage has turned into a pumpkin. This loss is as bad as UVA in 2007.

Huh? Against a 28-5 team, riding a 20 game win streak, 16-0 in the conference, 9pt road dogs...and they get to the last minute before losing. That's what qualifies as a bad loss?... I'll take this one any day over the home tourney hairball they coughed up against Hartford last year.


#92350 Jamar Wilson

Posted by Patch on 11 May 2016 - 08:23 AM

Congrats to Jamar on the birth of his son Sebastian Augustus Elias Wilson a whopping 10.3lbs and 22". Mom and son are both doing well!!!


#97675 Recruiting - 2017

Posted by Dane96 on 14 February 2017 - 06:03 PM

You guys are talking some serious nonsense.

 

Jeesh.




#96027 UAlbany Flag

Posted by Dane Pound on 28 November 2016 - 10:22 PM

Good luck with the flag. Just so you're aware, only clear flags can be brought into Casey Stadium... :P




#94351 Elon

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 12 October 2016 - 10:26 AM

I made an impulse decision to purchase airline tickets to Albany Saturday 10/29 to attend a UAlbany/Elon football game. My wife will be outta town that weekend and this is my only shot at getting to a game for at least a year or more as we're expecting. It's a very short trip. Flying in Saturday morning and leaving Sunday morning. Love to meet some of you in person.


#93922 Stadium Seat Fiasco

Posted by UAFAN on 23 September 2016 - 09:41 AM

BREAKING NEWS.............

 

NEW game to debut this Saturday at the game day tailgate..............The Banned Stadium Chair Toss!

 

Toss your banned stadium chair into a banned oversized opaque tote bag win a pretzel!

Toss your banned stadium chair into a banned diaper bag win a great Dane Cookie!

Toss your banned stadium chair into a binocular case or fanny pack win a free grass seat on the Berm! 

(Seat MUST land in said tote/case/pack completely to win.  Banned chairs will be confiscated once tossed and participant will be banished to the Dutch Quad parking lot).

 

Look for us between can jam and corn hole!




#92411 Season ticket renewals.

Posted by dslyank on 17 May 2016 - 08:14 AM

For me the problem is not the price per se. It is the fact that we are trying to build/upgrade the program. We DO NOT sell out now. We rarely/never bring in any interesting OCC opponents [I know how difficult this is to do, but sadly it is a fact]. The sefcu needs to be more welcoming and needs a major overhaul {I for one would gladly contribute to a campaign aka like I and a lot of others did to get bofo/Casey built; rather than just blindly pay more for seats.} The % increase is NOT aligned with inflationary trends, expansion or confrence/program upgrades. We are NOT selling out the place now and increasing the cost does not seem to be a great marketing tool {When I was in marketing, you used sales and discount to promote.} And my last issue is no "loyalty" or advantage is offered to long time season ticket holders and supporters. Someone mentioned SU and I do not know if it still holds true today, but @ one time their ticket/donation package was scaled for new & existing customer {of course when you have a product in DEMAND, you can do that.}  In any case to continue to build the program on the backs of those of us who have been paying for it for years, without some recognition is hurtful.




#91514 Coach Abe with the Vote of Confidence

Posted by Oldtimer on 21 March 2016 - 05:51 PM

YES, the Wisconsin coach made $300,000 but is now without a job.  That is the life of big conference basketball.  Coach Abe deserves a raise, I would suggest something similar to Coach Brown and don't forget the pressure is a little less and the NYS pension is huge.  Great season, I wish I was young enough to hug all those ladies but I would probably get arrested.




#87453 Gontarek Arrested & Suspended

Posted by madDOG on 03 November 2015 - 02:20 PM

Son, we live in a quad that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by campus cops with tazers. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Clickclack? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Gontarek, and you curse the UPD. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Gontarek's arrest, while tragic, probably destroyed UA's football season. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, destroys football seasons. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at frat parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending kids from Long Island. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a tazer, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!




#86543 Gontarek Arrested & Suspended

Posted by Dane96 on 30 September 2015 - 09:58 AM

I love this thread.  So much disparity.

 

Here's my thought: Gontarek was dumb, breaking the law, the subject of overzealous cops...whatever way you want to describe it.  Most on this thread are missing the point.

HE PUT HIMSELF IN THIS POSITION.  A TEAM LEADER DOES NOT DO THAT...PERIOD!  

 

He is expected to be a leader, he says he wants to be a leader...but frankly, he was selfish.  He was selfish because he put himself around, near, or by marijuana.  He broke school policies, state policies, and the big one...FEDERAL policies.\ Whether we agree on the legalization of marijuana or not is not the issue.  The issue is he knowingly broke rules.  Leaders (and people who were given a chance by a coach) do not do that. Leaders are Michael Nicastro who, after suffering a devastating injury, showed up and acted like a coach.

 

Leaders don't put themselves in a position to hurt their team.  Selfish people do. 

 

Gontarek surely will be back...and surely being around marijuana isn't the worst thing ever.  The worst thing ever, for a team, is letting down your teammates.

I hope he learns his lesson. 




#100558 2017 Schedule

Posted by Michigan_Dane on 09 June 2017 - 06:36 PM

Glad there is a resolution that lets them play.

When North Carolina is targeted over Cuba, Iran and North Korea or dozens of other countries with horrible human rights records you have to question your sanity.


#100302 NCAA quarterfinal Danes versus Maryland

Posted by alumni '92' on 17 May 2017 - 10:27 PM

those lyrics are repugnant ... hate to see a UA gem paired with filth ... not suggesting, but you could set that montage to Adele and it would be fine ... disappointing choice ... let's go win a game on Sunday


#97244 Coach Brown

Posted by Clickclack on 30 January 2017 - 01:32 PM

I was reading through the 2016 recruiting thread because I was VERY bored just to see who actually came & what everyone was saying about all of the recruits & possible recruits. I came out thinking some people seem to doubt Coach Brown quite a bit. I graduated in 2004 & my friends at UA used to make fun of me for following the team. I used to say "we are going to see UA on the March Madness bracket one day" & my UA friends abused me! I remember cheering when they cut the lead to under THIRTY vs Syracuse at the Pepsi Arena. Do some of you guys realize that Brown inherited a fledgling brand new D1 team that once finished a game with four players!! Has been to FIVE NCAAs!! If this year is a "down" year I'll sign up for that anytime! Nichols & Cremo only SOPHOMORES!

My point is I think some people should trust Coach Brown a little bit more! He's done an absolutely positively INCREDIBLE job from the hand he was given!

Just my 2 cents. Don't post often but read the board quite a bit & enjoy reading all who participate. Let's hope a usual Coach Brown better as the season goes along team just taking a little bit longer than usual this year haha. Go Great Danes!!

I reserve the right to light myself on fire as a paying fan...and if an AD ever listens to what I (totting around a can of gasoline) have to say about keeping or firing a coach...well that's on them!