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by econalum
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UMASS Dartmouth cuts sports
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: UMASS Dartmouth cuts sports

College sports are under threat not just due to Covid 19, but declining enrollments due to fewer h.s. graduates in U.S. NESCAC schools are starting to cancel fall sports, and they can afford them. Lots of colleges are playing chicken right now on Fall sports, but they are running out of time to make...
by econalum
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cam Newton to Pats
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Cam Newton to Pats

I am completely fine with his signing. A bold move at minimal bucks works.

In the end, either he will be about more than himself, or not.

Looking forward to his exciting style of play, in a run focused offense.
by econalum
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: George Floyd/Colin Kaepernick
Replies: 19
Views: 611

Re: George Floyd/Colin Kaepernick

I think there are a lot more pressing race issues than worrying about Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben but maybe that's just me. Don't think it's a big deal either way and just seems like hollow virtue signaling to celebrate losing those brands as victories. Do I think that the major consumer product comp...
by econalum
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: George Floyd/Colin Kaepernick
Replies: 19
Views: 611

Re: George Floyd/Colin Kaepernick

Lots of positive change in symbols is occurring, such as those ancient logos for Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, etc.. It is very difficult to see how those logos lasted so long. I presume that folks will soon take another swipe at the Washington Redskins. And thank goodness we are finally taking down statu...
by econalum
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Men's Lacrosse Forum
Topic: CAA announces Flex schedule for 20-21 for many sports
Replies: 0
Views: 365

CAA announces Flex schedule for 20-21 for many sports

Looks like UMass Lax has some flexibility in who it plays in Spring 21, and perhaps some challenges as the furthest north team for lax. Details are unclear, but the idea of limiting geographic distance/travel seems to be at the forefront, perhaps also looking for savings for 'same day' round trips? ...
by econalum
Sun May 31, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: George Floyd/Colin Kaepernick
Replies: 19
Views: 611

Re: George Floyd/Colin Kaepernick

That video is shows almost unimaginable cruelty, it strikes to our very souls as humans. How someone could be so vicious when the suspect was both under control and crying out to breathe is .... I am lost for words. Would I, a 65-year-old white guy, ever be treated this way by the police had I passe...
by econalum
Sat May 30, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bamford in the mix for BC AD job?
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Bamford in the mix for BC AD job?

UMass has a lot of difficult decisions to make IF enrollments are lower than needed for supporting existing budgets, as the athletic budget is the most supported in the country by student fees, as a % of total resources. This is a national problem, and AD's are going to be in the thick of it, especi...
by econalum
Wed May 20, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Men's Lacrosse Forum
Topic: Recruiting & commits
Replies: 11
Views: 3339

Re: Recruiting & commits

I think that we have retained a strong team. My hopes are that this virus is knocked down or a vaccine is available, to actually have a full lax season. My fear is that many athletic departments are starting to cut out/down 'minor/non-revenue' sports to meet declining revenue targets with consequent...
by econalum
Wed May 20, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bamford in the mix for BC AD job?
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Bamford in the mix for BC AD job?

Or, maybe not. ' Athletics is in retrenchment due to the virus. This will be a tough Fall for FB revenues, also impacting MBB. Social distancing will take many stadiums to 25% seating when even allowed. I wonder what the take will be from the Auburn FB game now, is there an escape or mitigation cont...
by econalum
Wed May 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 Discussion
Replies: 217
Views: 16073

Re: COVID-19 Discussion

by econalum
Tue May 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Other UMass Sports Forum
Topic: AD Ryan Bamford
Replies: 171
Views: 51842

Re: AD Ryan Bamford

A.D. and FB/MBB coaches take pay cuts of 10%+, depending on the person.

https://www.masslive.com/umassbasketbal ... youts.html
by econalum
Sun May 17, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Other UMass Sports Forum
Topic: AD Ryan Bamford
Replies: 171
Views: 51842

Re: AD Ryan Bamford

BC stopped being a regional religious school after Flutie. It is also in a Power 5 conference, we are in a smattering of conferences.

Why would he not take the BC job if offered?
by econalum
Fri May 08, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 1658

Re: Alcohol

All sports venues charge too much for alcohol, be it at BU hockey or Celtics games.

What I do object to is crappy stadium food at exorbitant prices.

In the end, UMass sports are very reasonably priced, but as things loosen up I hope that the food choices improve. Too much salt and fat.