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by jjmc85
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: Hockey vs UNH 11/19 & 11/20
Replies: 27
Views: 1246

Re: Hockey vs UNH 11/19 & 11/20

^^^^ Still wild to me there is not a set standard ice size in college hockey. Could some potentially use a wider rink than Olympic size as their home ice? The rule book apparently says “as nearly as possible” the ice dimensions should be 200x85 which is NHL. https://www.achahockey.org/wp-content/up...
by jjmc85
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: Hockey vs UNH 11/19 & 11/20
Replies: 27
Views: 1246

Re: Hockey vs UNH 11/19 & 11/20

On the CHNsiders podcast, UNH Coach Mike Souza announced that they’re gonna change their rink dimensions to be NHL sized. Nothing official announced but they’re “well on the way.” If that happens I think it would make Mullins Center the widest in the conference.
by jjmc85
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: New UMass Football Coach 2021
Replies: 486
Views: 29804

Re: New UMass Football Coach 2021

stevemaz wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:44 am
I guess you haven't seen my topic entitled "From the ashes a Great Phoenix will rise"
I guess you haven’t seen how I’ve replied to that topic ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by jjmc85
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FROM OUT OF THE ASHES A GREAT PHOENIX WILL RISE
Replies: 104
Views: 6024

Re: FROM OUT OF THE ASHES A GREAT PHOENIX WILL RISE

^ Right now the MAC has a better ranked women’s basketball conference than the A-10 according to RPI. https://www.warrennolan.com/basketballw/2020/conferencerpi Also I like the direction the women’s basketball team is going, but it’s hard to say a team is pretty good if it hasn’t made the tournament...
by jjmc85
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: New UMass Football Coach 2021
Replies: 486
Views: 29804

Re: New UMass Football Coach 2021

I think this is a make or break hire. I’m rooting for Coach Brown to succeed. I put my deposit in for my tickets early. I think the program would be in a very different and much improved situation if Coach Brown had stayed and lead the team through the transition for a variety of reasons. If this hi...
by jjmc85
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FROM OUT OF THE ASHES A GREAT PHOENIX WILL RISE
Replies: 104
Views: 6024

Re: FROM OUT OF THE ASHES A GREAT PHOENIX WILL RISE

^Checked the schedule from 2011, the last year as an FCS program and none of the losses were that bad. After all the years of success, more was expected of the team but compared to now they were a better team. They lost to BC and top 25 teams UNH/Maine/James Madison in mostly competitive games. Eve...
by jjmc85
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Other UMass Sports Forum
Topic: AD Ryan Bamford
Replies: 200
Views: 66260

Re: AD Ryan Bamford

^ :? :? :?

Lax asked for more money than football but football got more money than Lax
by jjmc85
Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: New UMass Football Coach 2021
Replies: 486
Views: 29804

Re: New UMass Football Coach 2021

^I kind of like the idea of running the option. What they’ve tried to do the last the years hasn’t worked. Option would at least be something different.
by jjmc85
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos
Replies: 500
Views: 24304

Re: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos

^I mean, it’s not that ridiculous. The average tenure of an FBS coach at UMass is about 2.5 years. Also Bell even admitted with NEFJ one of the only reasons he got the job was because no one else wanted it. Whipple had a sentimental connection to the university otherwise I don’t think he comes here ...
by jjmc85
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos
Replies: 500
Views: 24304

Re: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos

If true, UMass needs to capitalize. Call WKU and try to go in together as a packaged deal. Otherwise every three years we’re gonna be calling for the football coach to be fired.
by jjmc85
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 837
Views: 76830

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

^Bamford didn’t make the decision the first time. It was before his time. I don’t know what he would do if given the option. I hope he’d go to the MAC all sports.
by jjmc85
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 837
Views: 76830

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

Hopefully now we just might get or solicit an offer to join the MAC. Don't like the idea of all sports moving there but we do need to get into a conference. If UMass isn’t trying to join the MAC however possible-football only or all sports-this move will be wasted. We’ll be in the same situation tw...
by jjmc85
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos
Replies: 500
Views: 24304

Re: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos

econalum wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:55 am As for the dying dreams of the MAC, has anyone checked out when they play many of those games? It is on TU or W nights on ESPN'S slow programming nights before MBB kicks in.
Apparently the “dying dreams of the MAC” pay a hell of a lot more than the A-10…
by jjmc85
Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 9 2021: URI visits for Homecoming
Replies: 88
Views: 3955

Re: Game 9 2021: URI visits for Homecoming

UMassRed wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:37 pm since attendance seems to be going down, maybe we should raise parking fees???
Or brag about how tickets are “as low as” $23. That should be the price for the chair back seats.
by jjmc85
Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 837
Views: 76830

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

ZooMass84 wrote: Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:25 pm
2) UMass student aren’t ready to pack McGuirk: But how do explain 15,000 fans storming the field after we beat UConn?
There weren’t even 15,000 in the stadium that day, Nevermind rushing the field :lol: