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  1. 5 points
    I like to extend the happiest of days on Jamie's and Will's 20th Wedding Anniversary today. As a couple, they have done so much for our community. Wishing you many more great years together!
  2. 5 points
    Anyone who thinks the statement 'black lives matter' is racist, or is intended to make white people feel sorry for being white, has a fundamental misunderstanding of what the movement is about. Please, let me try to help you understand.... Right now, when you hear "black lives matter' you're interpreting it as "black lives matter more than white/blue/latino/asian lives", which is incorrect. That is *not* what the movement is about, but unfortunately many have been lead to believe this by people who want to delegitimize the movement. The correct way to interpret is: "black lives matter too". If you understand this, then there is no reason to respond with "all lives matter" because BLM is inherently about all lives (black/white/latino, etc) mattering. It is meant to reinforce that black lives matter as much as all other lives, and their issues should be taken as seriously as all others. Hope this helps.
  3. 3 points
  4. 3 points
    So, we're going to finish the year ranked again. We also hold on the Apple trophy for another year.
  5. 3 points
    BLM is a patriotic statement and if you can't see that 🤷‍♂️
  6. 3 points
    Cropping dog ears for cosmetic purposes is banned in Australia, much of Europe, and all but two Canadian provinces. In America the Animal Hospital Association has opposed it since 1993, the Veterinary Association since 2008. The AKC doesn’t penalize dogs which are not cropped. So unless you’re taking your Great Dane on a boar hunt, there’s no reason to crop their ears
  7. 3 points
    We finally get a good quarterback and then, the zombie apocalypse.
  8. 2 points
    https://dailygazette.com/article/2020/08/06/ualbany-basketball-s-fruscio-gets-graduate-assistant-job-at-east-carolina
  9. 2 points
    I got a feeling it will be conference only schedule starting after Christmas and only season ticket holders will be permitted with people being spread around the arena.
  10. 2 points
    Very very slippery slope. Do I think the ncaa is perfect?... no I dont.... However something that is constantly lost in all this is the fact: THESE GUYS ARE ON A FULL RIDE!!!!! They pay for nothing.... not even books. If I'm the PAC 12 I say HELL NO. Dont play then. I'm sure they will do everything they can to keep the players safe. As for the other stuff ...F@$% Off.
  11. 2 points
    That's what they all say. They always say it hasn't been done RIGHT or done OUR way. Put lipstick on a pig and you can still make bacon. Socialism is socialism is socialism. People like to point to Europe, to countries like Sweden or Denmark. They are CAPITALIST countries with many social programs, low regulation to promote business and VERY HIGH TAXES TO PAY FOR IT ALL. They are not socialist. It's funny how the DSA is cleaning up their web page and scrubbing out what used to be there. Don't believe them. They want to control the economy. They want to tell you what's the max you can earn. And when people disagree they will be silenced. That's how it starts. You want to have a national conversation on going to an economy like Denmark or Sweden? Fine. Do you know that these countries don't have minimum wage laws for the most part? Tell it like it is. We'll give you "free" health care, cradle to grave services and all you have to do is give us 50% of your earnings to do it. If you get a majority to disagree, give it a try.
  12. 2 points
    I watched it. I'm assuming it will be posted shortly. It was nice to hear some info from the Athletic Department.
  13. 2 points
    Yeah...tell it to the Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics (USSR). But then you support BLM, as one of their founders put it...“We actually do have an ideological frame[work],” Cullors said of her organization. “We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories.” <- this here is not subject to debate nor is it ripped out of context. By their OWN admission, they are telling you what they are and what they stand for. I for one am going to believe them. So we (meaning I and you and blorp) are at an ideological impasse as to the larger issues at hand. Although I wholeheartedly agree with him/her on extrajudicial justice point he brought up specifically in the case of Floyed and Breonna Tayler. I could even entertain and engage debate on rebalancing the police budgets. What I will never agree to is disbanding the police department entirely. As to your assertion that social democracy isn't socialism...this is simply hog-wash and nonsense. As Wikapedia put it... You may think socialism needs to be reformed, based on my life experience it needs to be buried 100 feet under ground encased in concrete. The 100 million dead cry out for it. As for carceral state being responsible for the destruction of the nuclear family. It's an exercise in chicken/egg circular argument. Poverty, single parent homes etc. has a huge impact on incarcerations rate etc. An entirely separate conversation. You should ask yourself why it is that Communist Party of USA has the hard-on that it does for BLM. All it takes it to turn off CNN and start reading. Many people would turn away from BLM and join the many other viable social justice movements if they only knew what the trojan horse that is BLM actually stands for. I know it's a popular refrain to pose this question but it does have some validity...black on black crime is bordering on civil war in inner cities and BLM is silent. If you have proof to the contrary, I'm willing to consider it. In fact most internet and twitter social justice warriors are mute when Chicago and Detroit report their WEEKLY murder numbers. So far in 2020 according to Chicago Tribute link here 2,249 people have been shot and yet there is radio silence. BLM would rather protest the marginal case of extrajudicial "justice" and turn a blind eye to one city having over two thousand shootings and it's only July. So spare me your righteous indignation. The reality that can't be argued away is that a black man in inner cities is FAR more likely to be murdered by a fellow black man, than a cop...silence! That's why so many people who are not part of the fake "woke" crowd roll their eyes at BLM. It's a front for everything on the socialist shopping list with the exception of true equality for minorities. When BLM tells you clearly what they stand for, turn a blind eye to other ills that face their own supposed constituent (the black person) the only logical conclusion that follows is they don't give a &#036;iena about blacks lives. Again, I'm all for freedom to kneel, I'm all for peaceful protests (especially in non-epidemic times) etc. I acknowledge that racism still exists even in significantly diminished form. Again, my issue isn't with people peacefully protesting violence against minority groups. If you want to support mass riots, looting and burning of cities, that's your prerogative but don't get bent when other say, it's not right, that's not a way to achieve social justice and what are we doing here? With that being said...I'll give you the courtesy of the last response on this. You and I have a very different worldview but in the end, this is a UA sports message board. I'll try to bite my tongue on any response unless you wish to continue the dialog. I just couldn't resist this topic when I saw it posted. I do love to debate people...not sure why I never joined the debate club in school. LOL
  14. 2 points
    MadDog, we are on the same wavelength here. I believe all lives matter. Black lives matter too. The inherent problem here is that the organization, Black Lives Matter, has highjacked a phrase with great meaning and there seems to be a binary where you must state “black lives matter” or you are a racist, when it truly should be “all lives matter.” The organization BLM I cannot and will not support in any way. They are a radical leftist group that could care less about any black life except those that are politically useful to their agenda. If they truly cared they would be expending all of their energy trying to put a dent in the 7,000+ deaths per year among young African Americans, mostly at the hands of other young African Americans. I think if the NAACP had come up with “black lives matter” as a slogan it would have been much less controversial because it would not relate to a leftist group of radicals who want to defund police, eliminate the nuclear family and follow socialism. This is why it totally frosts me that pro sports are throwing in with BLM. It’s not “black lives matter” because they do, of course they do, it’s Black Lives Matter...and that organization is not one I can get behind
  15. 2 points
    BLM and their cover statement of Black Lives Matter is fine. Problem with BLM is once you get past the front door. As someone born and raised in Soviet Union ... what they advocate and stand for is truly frighting once you get past the statement. Primarily of concern for me are their strong ties to Marxist communist idiology...having had a front row seat to this party first half of my life...I speak not of theoraticals. Founders of the movement personally verbalize this so this is not debatable. I have no problem with players kneeling...it's a free country (mostly still)...do what you gotta do. I'll defend your right to do it. But there will NEVER be a day that I support the BLM movement in its present form unless such a time where they renounce their Marxist roots and idiology. I will never understand their unwillingness to speak out or protest against the horrendous murder rate in inner cities. But that's an entire different conversation. BLM is a front to usher in socialism...there is a reason that fringe far left groups cling to BLM. Having said that....my pledge will always to be treat all with respect (unless I'm ranting here after a loss...lmao...I make no promises). I hope that makes sense...
  16. 2 points
    Blue lives do matter. White lives do matter All lives do matter Please remember, just because we raise awareness for breast cancer in October, it doesn't mean we are saying that prostate cancer isn't also an issue. Just because someone says save the whales it doesn't mean Bing all the other fish in the sea. We should all support BLM. The issues of race or so multifaceted that you can't argue about black on black crime or someone will remind you that crime is local and the racist policies of the 40s-70s literally forced people to move to certain neighborhoods. Literally stole property value and equity. Crime is based on life situation and locality - most crimes occur within 2 miles of someones home. Why aren't people talking about white on white crime? (hint: that's the majority of crime in the US) BLM is an important movement that needs to be heard by people across the country. Have bad things been done in its name? Yup! Are their bad cops that ruin the reputation of the good cops? Yup! Are their good cops? Yup! Should we shut up and try to listen to a people that have been marginalized for centuries? Yup! Carry on. I'll try to keep politics out of future political comments.
  17. 2 points
    Agreed blorp... Do I want the players on the court holding pro Biden or Pro Trump signs? Nope. That would be upsetting. Will it bother me if they take a knee during the Anthem, not a bit. Kneeling is a sign of respect, but showing that something is wrong. Like when a kid gets hurt in a little league game we have all the other kids take a knee. This is by far the most patriotic way to display their concern with the direction of the country, and to pay respect to the lives lost in the name of equality.
  18. 2 points
    SPECIAL EVENT INVITATION As a member of the UAlbany Football community, you are invited to join Athletic Director Mark Benson and Head Football Coach Greg Gattuso at 7pm this Thursday, July 30th for an informative webinar regarding the recent scheduling change from a fall 2020 to a spring 2021 season. Date: Thursday, July 30th Time: 7:00pm On Thursday at 7pm, click on this link (https://albany.zoom.us/j/91678207206)or copy and paste it into your web browser if you’d like to participate in this webinar.
  19. 2 points
    OMFG seriously? A change.org petition about the shape of the ears in a team logo? Cancel culture on full display. I get it, it's cruel to crop their ears, but lets take a look at the history of why it was done: Cropping the ears was done with hunting dogs to protect them from being mutilated while hunting wild Seawolves (I mean wild boar). The point is to make the dog look angry and mean. All the Great Danes I know have been lovable. The floppy ears make them look lovable. Maybe put some small print on the bottom of the logo "The University at Albany does not condone the cropping of ears. No Great Danes were harmed in the artist rendering of this logo." I can't take this world anymore. Also, the existing Scooby/Damien has cropped ears. Was there a petition for him?
  20. 2 points
    Original Damien had a similar stare.
  21. 2 points
    Here it is with Furore:
  22. 2 points
    Let football play @ Fallon. Lacrosse draws better! Football fans don"t get bent---just Kidding [MOSTLY.]
  23. 2 points
    For real? OH MYLANTA!
  24. 2 points
    The athletic gear page had the new logo today lol on their top banner..looks like they took it down. https://albany.shoptruespirit.com/shop/ualbany/home They are such a mess they can't get anything right including trying to keep the logo a secret.
  25. 2 points
    With due respect, this is NOT accurate. The latest data does not support it. The average age of infected parties is actually lower these days
  26. 2 points
    Disappointing but glad we are in a conference with schools that understand the situation. My heart goes out to the coaches, athletes and families that this will impact. Stay save everyone.
  27. 2 points
    Will it be wearing a mask?
  28. 2 points
    I think the response to this whole pandemic has been what the military refers to as a “clusterf***.” The hyper partisan politics and polarized media coverage have exacerbated everything. Every step or misstep is magnified and used for political advantage. The President runs his mouth when he ought to just shut up. The congressional leadership either remains silent or lies and uses inflammatory language. The so called experts change course on a whim or for a non medical reason. The models and predictions have been horribly wrong. The Gov made some horrible decisions and ridiculous forecasts of medical needs while NYC health officials and the mayor were pooh poohing the whole thing. Modeling a pandemic has been shown to be wildly erratic and overly sensitive to human behavior. No thinking person believes anyone in the media or leadership anymore. Now we’ve got a national movement taking advantage of the situation with often violent and destructive behaviors and local and state leaders allowing and encouraging the behavior. There’s ongoing efforts to defund or defang law enforcement. Monuments are being defaced or destroyed. I love sports and football, but against the backdrop of what is going on, whether or not there’s football this fall kind of doesn’t even register in my worries. Sorry if this is too political for the venue, but it had to be. I’m more concerned about the future of the USA.
  29. 1 point
    This came across my Twitter timeline written by a mixed race individual and retweeted by an athiest Sam Harris. Interesting read and perspective...not from the right. https://areomagazine.com/2020/07/29/the-pivotal-irony-of-american-racism/ And now square this with BLM desire to replace and displace and marginalize the importance of a nuclear family. By the way...Soviet Union was much in the same way...kids were programmed to turn in their own family if someone didn't kneel at the alter of socialism. The state became more important than the individual. Instead of the state being by the people for the people...the people were expendible meat bags in the larger cog of government. Rights and priveladges were trampled with impunity under the guise of the state knows better. You can see it here already...an honest debate of differing opinions is impossible. Cancel culture burns everyone and everything in its wake. Word are violence even if they are simple an expression or debate of inconsequential positions. This is what BLM is...and what they seek to impose beyond the cath phrase of Black Lives Matter...of course black lives matter. This great republic is in trouble...an existential threat of socialism under the mask of BLM will destroy it if people will let it. Of this I am certain...decouple socialism from race issues and see how the country embraces social justice. But it can't be done...don't kid yourself, BLM has higher priorities then social justice.
  30. 1 point
    My Directv shows the game on NBCSN tonight at 7pm also.
  31. 1 point
    The ears are supposed to resemble goal posts apparently
  32. 1 point
    I definitely can see some cross marketing with golf. The new logo reminds me of a ball mark repair tool. I can see repair tools with an embossed Damien head being handed out in the annual tourney swag bags. Maybe one of you youngsters, much better than I at photoshopping stuff, can effort an image of that. And with a little sharpening and an extension it could be a pickle fork. Beef it up and put a handle on it and it probably would make a passible bottle opener. The possibilities are endless!
  33. 1 point
    Check out the new Great Dane waffle maker!
  34. 1 point
    Come on.... we are New Yorker's ... passions sometimes run strong!!! LOL
  35. 1 point
    Means we have to change the masthead on the group.
  36. 1 point
    Apparently the new Danes logo. It arrived just in time.
  37. 1 point
    Less Scooby....more Scary. Whatever.......probably triggering to people who are scared of dogs.....
  38. 1 point
    IMO they should have at least reached out to some of the die hard season ticket holders. I'm guessing no one here was contacted to be on the design committee? They seem to have asked groups like Student Affairs (seriously? Our students are some of the least enthusiastic sports fans on the planet).
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    Yep, Page 9 https://ualbanysports.com/documents/2020/7/21//UAlbany_BrandGuide_2020.pdf
  41. 1 point
    these teasers are some of the cooler marketing efforts I've ever seen from UA-
  42. 1 point
    We probably agree on way more than you think. And I do wear a mask whenever required or whenever social distancing can't be maintained. We have bottles of sanitizer in both cars we use when we come out of a store. We wash our hands a lot. We really limit who we see up close. I wipe down groceries with a sanitizing wipe. All that stuff. I'm finding it very hard to get into any of the no spectator sports now showing. I've watched some PGA stuff and can sort of tolerate it. Watched a little Korean baseball the other day and listened to the commentators make fun of the pitcher, who threw a rainbow every now and then. The point being that after a 40mph rainbow he'd blow an 80 mph fastball by them that probably looked like a rocket. Oh, and I was just joking about Qanon....hope you know that. Not joking about Pelosi and Schiff. So now the country is coming apart at the seams, we have a pandemic, we have no sports to take our mind off of it and we get to watch a Presidential race between a Buffoon and a Brain addled dolt. I really wish they'd reanimate HHH or Patrick Moynihan or Ike or anyone other than who we have to chose from today. The great thing is that our illustrious governor, right from the start, realizing how big a $iena show this whole business was going to be, made wine and liquor stores essential businesses. It seems gun shops and booze emporiums are gonna come out of this smelling like roses! Hang in there.
  43. 1 point
    90s old stuff! That's my new stuff!
  44. 1 point
    That announcement was you can't have Under Armour with UA My assumption is that all the new Under Armor apparel will be launched. A new Dane logo? The question will be to buy a bunch of new crap or assert my age by only wearing the old Damien stuff - or even my old 90's stuff.
  45. 1 point
    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. THEY ARE USING DAMIEN!!!!!!!! GETTING RID OF THE UA! IT'S FINALLY HERE, ALL MY DREAMS MAY HAVE COME TRUE!!!!
  46. 1 point
    IMHO: If we must, play football; play it January and February. Start Lacrosse later {March to June}, which Scoot Marr has been advocating for years. As for freezing one's ass off or not, personally I would and do so willingly for Lax, but only grudgingly for football. So IMHO play football in the fall or NOT at all. Just my bias' showing.
  47. 1 point
    Aren’t you the guy who thinks that Trump not wearing a mask has some sort of measurable impact on whether or not the masses wear a mask? If all he has to do is wear a mask and the masses will follow, that makes him a heck of a leader. I get it, you don’t like him....but you live on the LEFT coast and that makes you ordinary in terms of views for your community. There are a lot of thinking people that see that the relentless media criticism, endless baseless lawsuits, endless baseless investigations and the like have certainly had an impact as to how he reacts and is quick to strike back. I won’t list accomplishments because that would be boring and anyway you probably think they establish his fascist CV for all time. There’s a lot of folks, me included, who really don’t like him personally and wish there was an alternative. But that’s the problem. Right now there isn’t. Since the other side is no longer liberal, but has gone flat out leftist, that makes it a simple binary choice for like minded people. I may think he’s an egotistical jerk with a short fuse and questionable morals, but if he’s manning the wall against the left he’s MY egotistical jerk with questionable morals. And that’s the bottom line for me.
  48. 1 point
    All I can say is There can be only one... conference for the Highlanders
  49. 1 point
    The old Newark ballpark was demolished last year. I saw Danes play them there a few years ago. The basketball arena was pretty nice. I went there between a Seton Hall and devil's game couple of years ago. I did not know about the outdoor facility
  50. 1 point
    I assume the AE bball playoffs would now be a 8-9 play-in game once again to get 8 teams for quarterfinal play and the 10 seed is out completely. If they could ever get to 12 teams, then there could top 4 byes. Maybe someday.
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