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  1. Glad to see the late-arriving student turnout but it might have been curiosity that won't continue if the team does not improve. BTW was that the worst flyover in the history of aviation.
  2. Comments on this thread are right on. No discipline and entirely predictable. To reiterate: bad penalties, atrocious special teams including fundamentals, running the ball between tackles too much and with just one back being used. After 8 years that is enough of this same old same old.
  3. Two of the worst defensive plays I have ever seen. Maine fumbles near the goal line and number 0 tries (unsuccessfully) to scoop it up. Every kid from Pop Warner age is taught to just fall on the ball and cover it up. Then on the Maine touchdown Albany jumps offside and the their defense acts as if it were motion and stops playing. Easy TD pass.
  4. Terrible effort. Maryland gave us a one way ticket back to Palookaville.
  5. Reaction to this this seems as split as the halftime efforts. I agree that the face-off problem was not TD but the others joining the scrum - but moreover Albany could not clear the ball in many ways. Intercepted passes, lax (not LAX) passing and an overall poor performance in the second half. It seems as if upcoming opponents now have a blueprint on how to beat Albany. Certainly shakes my confidence.
  6. Please, no cartoon dog on the helmets. Just when people forgot about Marmaduke it looks like we are emulating Scooby-Doo. Cartoons and football don't mix.
  7. Went to the Maine game and must say that the CF auction and fundraiser was the highlight. Why is it that even the wins have become almost too painful to watch? The Jekyll and Hyde performances are old and and far too predictable. Not fun.
  8. Back to the BoFo for round two. Hope the dismal first week performance doesn't hurt attendance too much. The posts on this website noted most of the logistical flaws for the opening of the stadium (the kicker smashing the scoreboard, lax security in the parking lot etc.) but on balance almost everything went pretty smoothly. The venue was breathtaking. The parasailing beginning was cool. The beer garden was a welcome sight. The crowd was a terrific surprise. Even the weather cooperated. Some of the posts mentioned the potential of food, merchandise and other revenues for the program. These could all use an upgrade to maximize the take. Lines are too long at the concession stands (and non-stop unlike before when they were only crowded at half time). More and better food with more help and a streamlined cash out. If necessary, the merchandise booths should be moved elsewhere to provide more room for food expansion - or maybe even more remote locations. Nevertheless it was nice to whet our taste buds as to what big time college football is like.
  9. Also I saw many people wearing straw hats like Bob Ford wears but I can't find any on the websites or under any apparel listings at all. We should have these available
  10. Finally, an effort to be proud of. The game was thoroughly enjoyable, especially since Rider seemed to be a much more athletic and superior team. Rider had a number of clean blocks on defense but insisted on throwing up 3 point bricks without a single pass in many cases. Among other things, the Dawgz did a nice job rebounding, Iati was unconscious. Glad I went (for a change).
  11. I can appreciate the altruism in Ms GDG's earlier post but note that it speaks of supporting the students - the very same people who don't support their own. Still seems that most fans are alums and other rubberneckers looking at a traffic accident. Also supporting a team or the kids does not exempt the program from providing some degree of entertainment. As the post itself said, the experience is not only not entertaining but actually "hurts" this year. Why would anyone want to (over)pay for that? I did like the statistics being summarized as a big 0. Whether it's this group of players or the coach or the program, there is enough sustained culpability for all.
  12. Sadly, the MO is always the same - fading at crunch time. They simply cannot close out a game and put teams away. Nothing displays weakness like collapse after collapse. Even wins seem to include a swoon at the end of the game. Ever since Siena I have had a bad feeling about this team and the program as a whole. Very very disappointing and very glad I did not purchase season tickets this year.
  13. Fan disgust is warranted. UA was taller, stronger, more athletic and outmatched Siena at virtually every position. The meltdown was so complete as to be embarassing.
  14. The Central Arkansas field looks better than I imagined. And we wouldn't even need the gray stripes. Who ever said gimmicks are bad things? Pur-po at Bo-Fo! Go Grape Danes!
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