OFFICIAL UMass references in Television, Film, etc. thread

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Post by nighttrain777 » Thu Jun 19, 2003 8:30 pm

Steve Buckley on "New England Sports Tonight" said today he was a '78 alum of UMass. He also said that as long as Bulger is prez he will donate no more.
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Post by Old Cage » Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:53 am

Steve Buckley and Richard Gere have long been running #1 and #2 on my list of idiots who graduated from my school.

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Post by fbiman » Fri Jun 20, 2003 8:28 am

I would say that Gerry Callahan is a bigger jerk than both of those guys.
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Post by Kosty » Fri Jun 20, 2003 8:29 am

Buckley is a putz.

I don't think Richard Gere actually graduated from UMass.

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Post by Old Cage » Fri Jun 20, 2003 9:09 am

Kosty - In some perverse way you have improved my morning:

"Richard won a gymnastics scholarship to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he majored in philosophy. He left college after 2 years to pursue acting, landing a lead role in the London production of the rock musical "Grease" in 1973."

fbiman - Callahan is missing from my life. I hardly ever see or hear him or read his stuff. We'll add him to the list on your fine recommnedation.

Now there's a summer thread: Biggest UMass Idiots In Public Life

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Post by Rocks22 » Fri Jun 20, 2003 9:22 am

Remember, the biggest UMass idiot in public life at the current time has two degrees from Boston College and none from UMass.

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Post by Old Cage » Fri Jun 20, 2003 9:54 am

Rocks - While I strongly disagree with your view of Billy, I have to point out that he is what folks here in the Eastern Provinces (which, I must point out, you abandoned) call a "Triple Eagle": BC High, BC undergrad, BC Law. :)

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Post by Rocks22 » Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:39 am

Exactly, and we wonder why UMass is in such dire straits with an Eagle tot he third power at the helm. :wink:

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Post by fbiman » Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:41 am

Billy Bulger may be a lot of things, but the one thing he isn't is an "idiot". All jokes about his felon brother aside, you don't rise from the South Boston projects to the presidency of UMass by being an "idiot".
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Post by Rocks22 » Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:53 am

Yes, he has accomplished a lot in his lifetime. However, given that an idiot is a stupid OR foolish person, in my opinion he has made some foolish decisions.

I am just not happy with either his performance as UMass President nor the overwhelming negative press and attention that he has brought to the University.

Sorry for derailing this thread. If anyone wants to call me out about my remarks they can in one of the other Bulger threads existing.

(Anyone else find it ironic with all that is going on that someone named FBIman is defending Bulger? :lol: )

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Post by Doc Moonlight » Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:48 am

On the Tonight Show last night Jay Leno held up what appeared to be an informational brochure from one of the satellite campuses (UMASS-Dartmouth, if I recall correctly) that had Massachusetts mispelled on the cover. :cry:

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:08 pm

ohhhh forgot to mention (seeing as no one else who mentioned bulger did)... umass was brought up multiple times on all of the local news stations last thursday when billy B testified :P

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Post by SFL89 » Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:24 am

:oops: Unfortunately, Billy didn't just make the local news, it was on NPR nationwide, and he was identified as the UMass president...

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:00 am

GO UMASS

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Post by obg » Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:12 am

Who was it that said when asked about a negative newspaper article, "I don't care what they say about me as long as they spell my name right." ?
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