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by jjmc85
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: The demise of Hockey East as we know it??
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Re: The demise of Hockey East as we know it??

One thing I just thought of: CAA take over was almost a disaster for all northern schools. Once Hofstra and Northeastern cut football, they started expanding southwards with more Virginia and Georgia teams. And IIRC there was some weird membership rule where full CAA members had a say in who joined ...
by jjmc85
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: The demise of Hockey East as we know it??
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Re: The demise of Hockey East as we know it??

On the one hand, agreed with Sheck though I’d say it’s more in line with when the A-10 absorbed the football only Yankee Conference to get voting rights. Didn’t the B1G pull something behind the rest of the College Hockey world’s back and no one could stop them because they were the only conference ...
by jjmc85
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 181
Views: 39120

Re: 2019-20 Season

Playing with the pairwise calculator on College hockey news, simulating this upcoming BC game only, this game very important. Almost must win for an at large spot. Right now UMass is in 7th in the pairwise. A win or tie keeps UMass at 7. A loss knocks UMass back to 12. BC stays at 5 regardless of ou...
by jjmc85
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: State of the Progam
Replies: 1080
Views: 135239

Re: State of the Progam

Unfortunately of the 4 goals, the most important for the future of the program is the one missing.

I guess it’s a good reminder to not expect much next season and hope 2021 is better.
by jjmc85
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 181
Views: 39120

Re: 2019-20 Season

My assumption is that if Denver had scored, they would have counted it. So we’re in a situation where only one team is allowed to score. That’s crap. Either blow it dead right away or count the goal.
by jjmc85
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2020 Season
Replies: 152
Views: 27207

Re: 2020 Season

Quann wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:21 am
^^^^^^^
We’re just jumping over 2020 already? Another shit year for a program that can not afford to keep being non competitive.
Out of curiosity, what difference does one more season make? It’s only the diehards left anyway.
by jjmc85
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2020 Season
Replies: 152
Views: 27207

Re: 2020 Season

It’s going to be another very long season. Listening to the Plant the Flag podcast about recruiting day and Bell is stressing he needs another class or two. Bamford has said similar things. So I’m going to believe them that this season isn’t going to be UMass’ year either. Maybe 2022? :?
by jjmc85
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 181
Views: 39120

Re: 2019-20 Season

I like the streaming. It’s $5.99 or $6.99 a month. Have used it to watch road games as well as a couple of home games I missed. Gotten my moneys worth. Works for the NESN games too. Also has other tv shows too. It works well with my Roku tv as there’s an app for it. Will cancel at the end of the sea...
by jjmc85
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: State of the Progam
Replies: 1080
Views: 135239

Re: State of the Progam

I’ll renew my season tickets to continue to support the program but I might not go to many games next season. I’ll sit at home and watch on NESN instead. To put this into perspective, when my sister got engaged 5 years ago, the first words out of my mother’s mouth were “You aren’t allowed to pick a ...
by jjmc85
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game #2 @ Boston College
Replies: 207
Views: 30881

Re: Game #2 @ Boston College

BC fires their coach for winning 50% of his games and going to lower tier bowls. UMass AD has goals of going to lower tier bowls (hopefully) and winning 50% of the games in 4 -5 years. Something is wrong with this picture... Unless UMass goes to a P5 conference or BC gets kicked out, that’s how it’...
by jjmc85
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: State of the Progam
Replies: 1080
Views: 135239

Re: State of the Progam

Not sure why you are defending Bell :wink: My intent at the outset of the conversation was twofold. One was to argue that Bell needs another year. It’s not good for a program to fire coaches two years in a row. We already have bad facilities (even with the improvements), a small fanbase (thankful t...
by jjmc85
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 12: BYU - 11/23/2019
Replies: 37
Views: 7372

Re: Game 12: BYU - 11/23/2019

Any updates on the health of Rogers?
by jjmc85
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: State of the Progam
Replies: 1080
Views: 135239

Re: State of the Progam

Too bad Bell will make a lot money for ruining a proud program. It is what it is... This quote is a head scratcher. It’s not like Bell took over for Brown and drove the team into the ground. The team has been bad for quite some time. A few of Whipple’s seasons could be called mediocre I guess, but ...
by jjmc85
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: State of the Progam
Replies: 1080
Views: 135239

Re: State of the Progam

Scratch your head all you like - The fact is that Whipple had the program making incremental progress. this was apparently insufficient and the decision was made to hire Bell to improve the program and thus far that decision appears to have been a colossal mistake. But by all means feel free to go ...
by jjmc85
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 196
Views: 21810

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

I called him Molnar 2.0 after the SIU game. He's actually worse than Molnar. Good chance we go 1-11 or 0-12 next year and then he SHOULD be fired but probably take 2 more years. Why did he punt on 4th and 4 at the end of the 3rd quarter? We were already down by 39 points. This is a head scratcher. ...