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by McKinney
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: State of the Progam
Replies: 787
Views: 69777

Re: State of the Progam

Coach comp always seems to be the struggle. Now, of course, the comp coaches get as it is is getting outrageous in the general public's eyes and I get that aspect. The subsidy is maybe even more outrageous (though hopefully, they have a plan to address that). But when you're running a $48M athletics...
by McKinney
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2019 Season
Replies: 210
Views: 18696

Re: 2019 Season

Woulda, shoulda, maybe coulda, but didn't happen. There's a lot of points throughout UMass history where maybe they were in the wrong place, the wrong time, , wrong political environment, made the wrong decision, or didn't put themselves in a favorable or opportunistic position. They also made some ...
by McKinney
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2019 Season
Replies: 210
Views: 18696

Re: 2019 Season

MacPherson went to the Sugar Bowl at Syracuse.

But that's beside the point. I really don't think it's worth debating who's the best coach in UMass history.

Hopefully, our best years are ahead of us.
by McKinney
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: new goal song
Replies: 49
Views: 1121

Re: new goal song

I believe UConn uses Brass Bonanza. Plus they play in the Whalers' arena.
by McKinney
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019-20 season
Replies: 634
Views: 49805

Re: 2019-20 season

KENPOM 2020 rankings at https://kenpom.com 240. Massachusetts He has UMass by far the worst team in the A-10, e.g., 47 spots lower than Fordham. Not sure whether to temper my lofty expectations or shake my head at how awful Kenpom is. He has today's scrimmage opponent, Hofstra, at 125. https://kenp...
by McKinney
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2019 Season
Replies: 210
Views: 18696

Re: 2019 Season

Whip was the most successful Head Coach in UMASS Football history. He inherited a dumpster fire from Morris/Molnar and improved the program and he remains highly respected here so its nice to see him having success at Pitt. Just a damned good coach. Hopefully Coach Bell gets his act together and st...
by McKinney
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2019 Season
Replies: 210
Views: 18696

Re: 2019 Season

Meanwhile Coach Mark Whipple's Pitt Panthers just beat Cuse and are now 5-2 in the ACC. Congrats to Coach Whipple !!!! :D Whip's teams here always had an offense. I believe the main frustration was that as the OC and HC he put too much emphasis on building the offense and just seemingly left the de...
by McKinney
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game ½, 2019-20: Western New England U (10/29)
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Game ½, 2019-20: Western New England U (10/29)

MikeUMA wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Trivia tangent: Did you know WNEU used to be known as the Springfield Division of Northeastern University?
Does that mean we can expect to see a lot of foul shots? :(
by McKinney
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Around the A10 (2019-2020)
Replies: 72
Views: 5843

Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

ESPN projects VCU to win the A10. Maybe more notably, they place the A10 among other traditionally "weaker" conferences (relative to the A10, 1 maybe 2 bids in a really good year). Not considered a strong non-power conference like AAC. Welp. https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/27...
by McKinney
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: new goal song
Replies: 49
Views: 1121

Re: new goal song

Gold on the Ceiling wins. Assume this means the Hey chant sticks around. :D
https://twitter.com/UMassHockey/status/ ... 4554306560
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTloLBp7evE&t=23s
by McKinney
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Pitino to UMass
Replies: 45
Views: 2248

Re: Pitino to UMass

RTL wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Our Man shouldn't even get one more year to work things out! He has a .250 winning percentage in a bad A10! That's the worst percentage in 40 years!
So your suggestion is to fire the coach two/three weeks before the season? Nice. :roll:
by McKinney
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: new goal song
Replies: 49
Views: 1121

Re: new goal song

It shouldn't impact anyone's fun at the game. Totally disagree. The atmosphere is the entire reason to see *anything* live. In today's world of high production television and streaming, you can see the game better at home. You go see something in person for the *experience*. Maybe there are some ex...
by McKinney
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 7 Louisiana Tech 10/12/19
Replies: 38
Views: 1714

Re: Game 7 Louisiana Tech 10/12/19

LaTech's band just played Rock and Roll Part II
by McKinney
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: new goal song
Replies: 49
Views: 1121

Re: new goal song

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the band have to play royalties to use music? I believe the band pays a publisher for the arrangement (one-time fee of maybe a few hundred dollars). However, they don't pay the record label to play it. If the band writes the sheet music themselves, I don't belie...
by McKinney
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: new goal song
Replies: 49
Views: 1121

Re: new goal song

Obviously I don't condone pedophiles, but the song itself is harmless. If this is about royalties then play a cover. Better yet have our great ice band play it as they did in Boston, Manchester, and Buffalo last year.