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  1. 4 points
    Hey Ref! Your mother wears an army issue face mask! (Youngsters won’t get this one) Hey ref! Did that swab you had shoved up your nose hit your brain?!?! Come on ref! Fifteen yards for a high five?? Hey ref!! The coach was yelling for a sanitizer break before the clock hit zero!! Ilegal motion?? Cmon Ref! The nose tackle sneezed!!
  2. 4 points
    I’d have to see what the plan was and what the infection rates were at the time. If it can be done safely, sure. I was at some games last year where it looked like most of the upper deck was practicing social distancing anyway. The opposite stands are usually sparsely occupied. I’d give it a shot unless it was apparent people were taking unnecessary risks. I still see brain dead a-holes walking around stores without a mask.
  3. 3 points
    I will 100% be there. My tickets are paid for already. MBB tickets I haven't paid yet, but if there is a season I'll be there too.
  4. 3 points
    I'd go in a heartbeat.
  5. 3 points
    Deflect and redirect? I point out facts and sources and you insult people. But keep on screaming about immigration alongside the current administration, while illegal immigrants are imported to work at a certain Florida property. Starting to wonder who cuts your grass... And if you think a spritzer is what us effete liberals are drinking these days, your reference is about as dated as your mindset. It's White Claw and rose; get it right. DP, I know I promised to stop, but dunking on his ignorance time and time again is starting to get fun.
  6. 3 points
    I’m always amused when the people most likely to accuse others of being snowflakes are in fact the most snowflake of all. Thanks for simultaneously proving Goodwin’s law and Darwinism. An impressive feat
  7. 2 points
    I'm diggin the last two. I'll definitely be using these! hahahaha Here's some others: Hey Ref! You're makin up calls like Cuomo makes up COVID numbers! Hey Ref! You're blowin calls like Cuomo blew the ventilator purchase! Hey Ref! You're balancing the fouls as well as Cuomo balances the budget! Okay, I'm done making it political again lol.
  8. 2 points
    "Hey Ref Fix your facemask, your missing a great game" "Hey Ref: Go back to quarantine!" That wasn't a foul, he was perfectly social distanced! I am sure you all can come up with some much better ones than me!
  9. 2 points
    Eli, if I was betting person, a path for fans in the stands is starting to take shape. With 100 plus days to first home football 🏈game, there is time for planning for fans in the stands. Further, if we all take appropriate measures between now and then, the COVID-19 pandemic may not be a concern. (That is throwing a Hail Mary pass.)
  10. 2 points
    By the way, although I live 15 minutes from the track, I rarely if ever go. Never went in 2019 for example. Also, I tend to avoid Saratoga during the meet and avoid the crowds and traffic. Having said that, the $ that it generates is very important to many people and businesses. I too am tired of basically every newspaper and newscast making as if the meet is the most important thing on everyone’s minds. It is, without a doubt, the only “big time sporting event” that regularly occurs locally. Even if you may not consider it a “sport”. I happen to consider it a sport as the horses and jockeys are athletes in my experience.
  11. 2 points
    Since Mid-March. My wife and I are both working from home, but we're doing the best we can, understanding the greater good. I'm still paying my nanny and cleaning folks their regular money, but asking they stay home until it's safer. I also am still letting my gardener and pool guy come, since they are outdoor workers and the chance of spread, according to the science I've read, is much lower outside. We're also ordering from our favorite local, non-chain, small business restaurants to do our best part for the economy and support in our own very small way. We also had a lovely social distanced picnic in Griffith Park yesterday abiding by the local public official requests, as most of my neighbors who live in this "hole" are doing. I live in a walking neighborhood on the way to a major landmark and about 90% of those walking by are wearing masks. It's a small price to pay to be able get out of the house and ensure our and those around us's safety. Thanks for asking. I appreciate your concern; hows by you?
  12. 2 points
    Remember the good ol days when we used to argue about who played/knows football and who didn't play/knows football? Those were the days.
  13. 2 points
    I for one will be sad if there are no fall sports...football finally looks like it turned the corner and I was really looking forward to the season. Fingers crossed still...some time on the calendar yet so maybe this settles down some before the call needs to be made.
  14. 2 points
    In all seriousness, I do think the politicizing of the pandemic will go down as one of the darkest and most wrong headed moves of our history. In prior times of trouble we used to band together and sacrifice for the greater good. (Ie WW2 war effort/rationing/retrofitting of factories). Now we just scream about our freedom and individual rights while others are dying (including two of my moms closest friends, so yes this is personal) instead of offering solutions. Somewhere Nero is tuning up his fiddle while people bitch about shaggy hair and takeout only.
  15. 2 points
    So much for what DP asked for...
  16. 2 points
    Funny that you mention Lamb in this thread. Kellon Taylor is basically the same height as Lamb and Andrew Garcia who were two of the better PFs in our conference. Sam Rowley was about the same size and our best post player in the D1 era. If we bring in another big, Taylor can certainly play up front. He was recruited to some A-10 and CAA schools coming out of high school and higher offers for football. I have to wonder if Duquense was the only school who would let him play both sports. I don't know much about the guy, but I have to say, a guy playing two D1 sports is probably a pretty hard worker.
  17. 2 points
    Maybe Will Brown's experience with JUCO and transfers over the last 10 years or so will give UA a headstart at adapting to the new landscape. Who knows. The 4-year Mid-Major star like Anthony Lamb is going to be rarer and rarer as time goes on.
  18. 2 points
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wYxeZWOHv2w New highlights for a 2021
  19. 2 points
    This is a shout out to all the moms of UAlbany athletes (current/past), UAlbany coaches and Big Purple Fans: Happy Mother's Day! Keeping the flame burning in these trying times is difficult. When I have had the opportunity to meet the parents of UAlbany athletes, I always share a phase with them and on today to all the moms of UAlbany athletes and coaches: Thank you for sharing your son or daughter with us.
  20. 1 point
    Assuming there is one, some major rule changes approved: The article said due to the unusual timing and loss of 2020 season; the rules ARE official; but an additional comment period "may be" allowed? Seemed contradictory, but whatever? Assuming the rule holds, the fogo rule is intended to decrease the power of the elite fogos. Face-off rule changes in the past have been bitterly fought and more than once changed or diminished before implementation. The head of the "face-off academy " said start preparing new strategies NOW, as he believes the new rule WILL be implemented in spite of MUCH debate. Also, RESET shot clock rule being held up by some schools balking over the expense of two visible clocks. How ridiculous is that; and how expensive is that anyhow? Seem most already have two?
  21. 1 point
    Seen him play in person. Very quick
  22. 1 point
    South Florida football is probably the best skill position recruiting area in the country, so this would be a HUGE area to open up. I imagine the wide-open Joe Davis style is alluring to some of those (like V'Lique) too,
  23. 1 point
    High School teammate was V’Lique Carter (transfer from Pitt).
  24. 1 point
    Cj Smith, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL, CB, 6' 3", 190 Lbs..4.5740 https://twitter.com/Cj_Csmith Listed as a safety at Nebraska, redshirted - was listed as the nation's #19 Safety out of HS.. I’m so thankful for this opportunity, just want to thank Albany University and the entire coaching staff for believing in me and giving me a second chance. With that being said i’m 1000% Committed to Albany University. @CoachDavila #AllPraiseTheMostHigh🙏🏾 Committed to U Albany https://huskers.com/news/2018/2/7/211696199.aspx
  25. 1 point
    https://herosports.com/fcs/football-2020-preseason-all-americans-ajaj
  26. 1 point
    HERO Preseason All-American team has Mofor First Team, Undercuffler and Metheny Second Team
  27. 1 point
    Thanks. I don't really have a theory other than to say NY is not a D1 football hotbed. Army had some great years, but nothing since the NFL/AFL started paying enough that an Army career and all of the years of service wasn't worth it to the top players. Syracuse had some good years with McNabb and the the other option QBs, but they're 60 years out from being top dog. UB is low level FBS and will probably remain. I think not having true HS state champions doesn't help as NYC, LI and the Catholic leagues are all separate. But Cali is all broken up too, but with that population a statewide tourney would be unwieldy. Its just baffling to me how there's such a difference in real or perceived overall talent. Oh well...something to ponder.
  28. 1 point
    New Jersey also has a VERY strong Catholic league with huge football traditions that other areas don't have. (Don Bosco, Bergen Catholic, etc)
  29. 1 point
    New York athletes look for opportunities outside NY....PA and NJ athletes look for opportunities outside their home states.
  30. 1 point
    Absolutely, in the end, wins matter against quality opponents and avoiding embarrassing losses against "lesser" opponents.
  31. 1 point
    Another great transfer -Thanks for posting. I was looking at him just yesterday saw that several coaches and our top two QB's were following him and he was following them. Mohamed Jabbie, 5' 11", 196 lbs., 40 between 4.4 and 4.5. Career at Rutgers - 2017 played 11 games, started 6 at WR; 2018 Played 6 games, three starts at WR; Played in 10 games, three starts at WR. All-Big Ten academic 2017 and 2018. How many WR we gonna have?? Got JUCO transfers. and I wonder how it will affect guys like Oedekoven who came on very strong the last 5 games last year? BUT giving Jeff some targets for sure.
  32. 1 point
    I'm okay with that. Refs better not screw it up or I will let em have it! lol jk. Maybe.
  33. 1 point
    Starting at 12:00 Noon, 05-25-2020, ESPNU will rebroadcast several men's championship games. Mark your calender for a year from now as Tournament weekend is in East Hartford, CT. Just a little over 90 minutes away from Albany, NY.
  34. 1 point
    Watching Jakob Herres, Easton, Pa., VMI Transfer, WR, FCS Sophomore All-American WR and Ist Team Southern League. 70 catches last year. No commitment But if I had to bet.................. Staying at VMI
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Who cares about FB & BB {JUST KIDDING, JUST KIDDING note I √ will be there.}; but I felt like my heart was ripped out when Lacrosse was canceled. Just as the team seemed to be turning the corner. As I wrote at the time, still hoping they have some sort of expanded FALL BALL LAX SEASON. Regardless, social distancing protocols allowing I'll be in my usual FB & BB seats and DO NOT forget Volleyball! [Bob 87 & I and a few other diehards always there--I assume alum73 also.}
  37. 1 point
    I work in downtown Saratoga...I hate the track.
  38. 1 point
    If a business of 10,000 goes under is it the American people responsibility to bail the business out. As an example, the airline industry is in trouble for poor cash management. Their leaders failed to learn from the lessons in the past. They spent their cash reserves on share pay backs to increase the share price. In many cases resulting in bonus payouts to top management while their employees received nothing.
  39. 1 point
    Just building on your comments, Andrew Cuomo has approved the opening of all local, county and state beaches as part of the coordination with the Northeast 7 (MA, RI, CT, NJ, PA and DE) effective 05/22/20. I see a decision by 07/15/20; I believe our leaders want to see continual improvement; I also believe no politician in the Northeast wants to be blamed for no fall or winter sports. Andrew has not walked this journey alone, he has reach out to many for assistance, supplies and now guidance to a new normal. Yes, keep your fingers crossed.
  40. 1 point
    <begin sarcasm> It's really great to see political rancor on this board. It's really hard to find that anywhere else on the internet. <end sarcasm>
  41. 1 point
    I thought you were going to let me have the last word. Sheesh. Homer Out!
  42. 1 point
    This thread has tended to swerve into political nonsense that can be found on reddit, facebook or a zillion other sites that aren't about UAlbany athletics. If we could keep the topic to whether there will be a season next year or now, that would be awesome. Thanks, DP
  43. 1 point
    You would know way better then me but there are still several hundred players in the portal. (Several good players ). A ton of minutes for big guys . You would think someone would want to come and play 30 minutes a night.
  44. 1 point
    THAT is burning speed. Small guy. By the way, there are a couple of other transfers I think will happen, gonna hold off on them until someone on the coaching staff announces or they post via twitter.
  45. 1 point
    Looks be a great addition. I can’t say that it’s accurate, but the Pitt Panther board indicates that he is Saquon Barkley’s cousin and ran a 4.2 or 4.18 40. He came in as a 3 star DB, then switched to O where he was both a WR and RB.
  46. 1 point
    My last comment about TD: UGH. This is what I say to myself when I feel when all of us (including myself) carry-on or bring up a situation involving a former UAlbany player who leaves early in his career. Dslyank is right when he stated that TD is out for himself and is centered on himself, started two years ago. He likely does not see a pro season this year.
  47. 1 point
    I am giving this update on a former UAlbany player a rating of "UGH". As I recall, one and gone plus a helicopter 🚁 father who relocated to the Carolinas, encouraging his son to jump ship. While an important part of Section 2 high school basketball 🏀 folklore, an insignificant contribution to UAlbany. That said: I wish him well at FMCC.
  48. 1 point
    All this blabber from TD that I'm going back to Yale no matter if I play lacrosse or not; appears a lot of hot air to me now. Don't know the young man and have no inside info what-so-ever; but the. way he left UA and now the way he got back into Yale lead me to believe with TD it is all about "I." quote from comic "In the Bleachers" 4/27/2020 {I tried to copy it here but file too large.}
  49. 1 point
    I agree that special teams might be a spot for Mencer. Although he had great skills at the CAA level I just don’t think he has the size or elite speed to be an edge rusher in the NFL. His ball hawking surely caught some attention. Williams...who knows? He certainly can play. Green has great hands and some legit speed. Maybe not a deep threat in the NFL, but a slot/possession receiver? Could happen. Kind of a Victor Cruz. It would be great to see any or all of them make a roster. I’m rooting for them all.
  50. 1 point
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