OFFICIAL UMass references in Television, Film, etc. thread

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Re: OFFICIAL UMass references in Television, Film, etc. thread

Post by Doc Moonlight » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:13 pm

Note that in the Colbert sketch UMASS is referred to as "UMASS" and "University of Massachusetts". None of this University of Massachusetts-Amherst" bullshit!
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Post by Berkman » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:59 pm

If you ever have or will listen to the Public Radio Station that was located at UMass, formally WFCR five college radio now NEPR located in Springfield, they always said that one of their associate colleges was UMass Amherst. That is probably where that reference came from.

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Post by Old Cage » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:42 am

^^ The emphasis on "UMass Amherst" came from then chancellor John Lombardi in 2002 or so as an attempt to raise funds for our campus separately from the UMass system. Our funding from the State had been seriously cut.

"He also set out to reduce the school's reliance on state funding. He created the UMass Amherst Foundation, exclusively devoted to private fundraising. Since he arrived, the campus has raised about $144 million in cash and pledges."

It has been a long unsuccessful slog by our alums - especially several here :D - to rid ourselves of that appellation.
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Post by KahunaK » Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:53 pm

In today's LA Time Crossword puzzle- Clue- Bay St. School- Answer- UMASS.

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Post by Floyd » Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:06 pm

Article today from PETA thrashing the UMass Amherst animal lab testing. Not good publicity for the school
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Post by Camby4Life » Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:39 pm

There is a patriots fan wearing a umass hat in the latest brady documentary episode. Anyone else spot that?

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Post by 69MG » Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:59 pm

In case you haven't seen it. It's around the 14 second mark of the short clip.

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Post by Quann » Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:17 pm

Repping the UMass hat too. That a boy IV.

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Post by m626t » Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:01 pm

I was recently on the UMass.edu site and found this in the listings and pics of alums and honorary degree recipients......didn't know whether I should or wince, cringe or what...

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Post by nighttrain777 » Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:01 pm

Scott Crowder runs this hockey tournament. It’s really a big deal up here in NH. It’s a shame it had to be canceled this year due to the lousy weather.
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Post by inthescoop » Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:14 am

OrchardHill75 wrote: Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:29 pm Just saw an old movie for the first time..."Running on Empty." The film (made in 1988) had Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti's characters on the run for 14 years from the FBI for bombing a napalm research lab at The University of Massachusetts in 1971.

Must have been in the Spring semester of '71...I started at UMass that Fall and didn't hear about the bombing! :wink:
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:32 am

Looks like I'll be watching that tonight!
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Post by inthescoop » Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:53 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:32 am Looks like I'll be watching that tonight!
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Post by 69MG » Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:06 pm

Where can I find it?

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:22 pm

69MG wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:06 pm Where can I find it?

Looks like you can rent it via Amazon Prime, Google Play, AppleTV and Vudu.
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