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haggyland

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  1. I was going to post something to this effect about the success of other NY football programs but a severe case of UA football apathy won out...again. UBuff hires Lance Leipold in 2015 after amazing D3 success. 2015: 5-7, 2016: 2-10, 2017: 6-6. 2018 (4th season): 9-1. Syracuse hires Dino Babers in 2016 after a short stint both in the FCS and the MAC; he improves each time from Year 1 to Year 2. 2016: 4-8, 2017: 4-8 2018 (3rd season): 8-2 with a high national ranking. Maybe the Clackster and Ilko are right, and GG just needs more time to get his system implemented! (TIC) And don't even get me going on SBU sitting at 7-3 with a UA player at the helm!?!?!?!!?
  2. Louisville has fired football coach Bobby Petrino two days after the Cardinals lost their seventh game in a row to fall to 2-8. Athletic director Vince Tyra announced the move Sunday, saying he "did not have the confidence" that Petrino could turn things around next season and that the change "needs to start happening now." "We want to thank Bobby for guiding our football program to some of the better seasons we have had historically at UofL during his two separate tenures here," Tyra said in a statement. "However, at this time we feel the program needs different leadership and we owe it to our student-athletes and fans to get this turned around." I know it is "apples and oranges", but 2 wins and seven losses in a row gets the coach fired. When SBU filets UA next week it will eerily be the same situation. Noticeable differences: Louisville has money, GG to his credit never had a scandal, Petrino actually had some success, and Louisville has an AD that isn't sitting in the shadows not addressing a known issue, etc...
  3. You know, you never want that pressure of actually being expected to win a freaking game!!!!
  4. So the worst thing is to go into a game favored? Tell that to Alabama. I would prefer being favored by 20 in every game. What a schmuck.
  5. GDAC donations

    Donate a nickel and earmark it for the football program. That way you get to score a passive aggressive dig to GG and the board member gets closer to ponying up a cool million. Win, win.
  6. App. State: From FCS to ranked FBS in the last four years.
  7. Being able to throw the ball is not necessary. Requirements include being willing to kick and to play defense.
  8. This game is going to come down to who wants it less.
  9. I changed mine to read "Greatness Lived Here" weeks ago.
  10. Ohhhh....real talk? This team is a $ienashow and Benson is in a completely unenviable position that he alone put us in. Maybe a little less time picking the low hanging fruit of stadium seats and the women's tennis team and a little more time on personnel management???
  11. Orange and black uniform scheme....pushing UA around...am I missing something?
  12. I seriously don't understand all of the negativity tonight. Five years ago every one of us would have been tickled purple to host (and beat) Oregon State in a one-possession game! Oregon State! Think about that man. That's a team from the Pac-12; not a winless team from one of the worst conferences in D1 football.
  13. 2018/2019 Schedule

    Elegant solution: The winning team of this year's game hosts the game the next year. This year's venue can be the only point of negotiation. You are welcome.
  14. They aren't a 1.5 goal favorite. How it reads is if you want to bet UA to win the game straight up you need to put up $140 to win $100. If you want to bet Yale to win the game straight up you only need to put up $100 to win $100. If you like UA to win by more than one goal then you can take the -1.5 number, and you put up $100 to win $150 for the extra risk. (In my opinion a much smarter bet than the money line, because the payback increases significantly for only one more goal in the margin of victory.) If you like Yale to win, or to lose by less than one goal then you can take the +1.5 number, and you put up $200 to win $100. Here for the sake of one goal you are better off taking Yale with the money line, as the payback there is much better to protect yourself only against a one-goal UA win. Just be very wary of the one-goal margin of victory, which these spreads suggest is a very distinct probability. For the over/under, pick either side and put up $120 to win $100, as the amounts are the same. These are the only options to bet on the game, as there are only 2 "lines" for the game, with three options each. The smart money is on UA -1.5. No, wait, the smart money is on not betting, and realizing that college athletics is for entertainment purposes only...which is why the NCAA is a not-for-profit.
  15. Danes vs UNC

    Over two hours in the rain and I just wanted to see something done to stop the bleeding in the second half...anything! Among other things, Fields was a ghost, and the team did not respond well to the more desperate pace UNC played at. Haha, Albany just played the defending champs, a very good, storied lacrosse program in the biggest home game in front of the biggest crowd in school history and FOUND A WAY TO WIN and you are complaining about the coach not changing things up in the second half and Fields being a ghost??? Fields hardly had a chance to touch the ball in the second half! Come on man! That was a hell of a game. I've said it before but a friend of mine coaches at a top lax high school in southern NY and I talked to him for about 10 minutes during halftime and 45 minutes after the game ended. He was saying during halftime that UNC would find a way to get back in it, maybe not all the way but they would make a game of it somehow. Said they are just too good of a team to get dominated like this and can easily dominate as well and probably would. After the game he said, "What'd I tell you?! UNC is defending champs and their coach is too good that I knew they'd make a run. It happens a lot in lax. It's probably the best thing to happen to Albany to feel that pressure, both physical and mental and that will really help them going forward in this tourney!" He said UNC used a 10 man ride a number of times, which is hard to do for a long period of time and it worked really well for them forcing some turnovers and Albany had some nervous unforced turnovers during that run but they held on and made the plays to win, that's what matters. I trust this guy's opinion about lacrosse and feel very good about this win. Also, Carcaterra said it somewhere during the week and I paraphrase, "If you see clean and quick faceoff wins by TD early in this game it is going to be a long night for UNC. If he struggles and the UNC wings have time to get into the scrum, UNC may win the faceoff battle at the end of this game. Their wings are just way too strong for Albany to deal with and whether TD can win clean and quick will be huge." Well he seemed right on. UNC won almost every faceoff when the wings got involved and TD won almost every one where it was clean and quick. The team went 25 minutes without a goal after scoring 14 times in the first half. They were outscored 9-1 in the second half. But, I guess since they "found a way to win" after being up by 12 goals there is no need to question anything. A good fan should just see a victory in an NCAA tournament game, played at home in front of a record-setting attendance, against a national powerhouse that is the defending national champion, and be happy. Any opinion to the contrary demands dismissal.
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