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  1. UConnNick

    TNF 9/19: Houston @ Tulane; Titans @ Jaguars

    It's built more like a soccer than a football stadium.
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    As A Juxtaposition

    The original Yale Bowl seated 70,000. It was built in 1914. It was constructed by digging a huge, oval-shaped hole in the earth and piling the excavated dirt symmetrically around the rim of the hole in a perfect oval shape. Then they built the 30 entrances, called portals, all the way around...
  3. UConnNick

    As A Juxtaposition

    This happens a lot at Texas A&M, which was voted the best tailgate scene in America a few years ago by Tailgater Magazine. My niece's sister owns a business in Bryan - College Station. She and several other prominent local businesses put on a huge tailgate outside Kyle Field for every game...
  4. UConnNick

    Away game Tailgates / Viewing parties ?

    I think you missed the point. It would be for away games only, not home games.
  5. UConnNick

    UConn @ Indiana: Saturday September 21 12:00 BTN

    Wake up the echoes? We smothered them that fine day.
  6. UConnNick

    Anyone getting concerned yet...

    Nice idea, but I think the animosity will linger about as long as it did after BS College left the old BE.
  7. UConnNick

    Anyone getting concerned yet...

    The MAC won't take us unless we move all our sports there. They threw UMASS out for that reason. They refused to move all their other sports from the A10.
  8. UConnNick

    Deepest Condolences

    Sad day for the Edsall family. It puts the game in perspective. Condolences and best wishes to the Edsall family and friends, which should include all UConn alums, fans and staff.
  9. UConnNick

    LOL

    The AAC is working fine. It's the best G5 league and getting better. The reason it didn't work for us is because our administration never put the effort into building a football program. If Temple could do it, so could we, with the right approach and money to back it up. Instead we elected to go...
  10. UConnNick

    As Wagner Approaches

    I get what you're saying, freescooter. My remarks were intented to be limited only to fans, not players. Sorry for the confusion.
  11. UConnNick

    ESPN Article: UConn's Edsall: Paying college players 'inevitable'

    You're comparing apples to oranges. If you want to compare the UT men's BB fan message board to their women's, go right ahead. Comparing football to men's and women's BB at UT is pointless. Tennessee football is the biggest sport on campus. Nothing else is a close second. Of course it out does...
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    Coming from a family of Division I linemen, redshirt freshman Christian Haynes ready to make his mark with UConn Football team (Fuller)

    Love it or hate it, that's Edsall's preferred style of offense. The nice thing about it is if you can do it against most of your opponents, it makes your passing attack more effective. When they think you're going to do nothing but run, the occasional pass comes as a big surprise. It will...
  13. UConnNick

    As Wagner Approaches

    We watched that game as a joint UCONN - Navy alumni event. Not only were the Navy alums stunned at the way we gave the game away, they actually felt sorry for us! I'm not kidding. They hung around at the bar afterward and talked about the conclusion of the game. I told them I wanted Diaco fired...
  14. UConnNick

    Yale Uconn Football Programs

    I have a 1964 Husky football schedule printed by the Conn. Rep. Party. The schedule is on one side. The other side is an advertisement featuring Goldwater for President and Bill Miller for Vice President. It has the colonial era Husky wearing the tri-cornered hat and carrying a musket.
  15. UConnNick

    UConn Should Install the Triple Option

    You must not be very old. Either that, or you pay little attention to programs other than UCONN. Temple has sucked for decades, up until recently. They were so bad they got thrown out of the Big East in 2004. Then they hired Al Golden. Then they had a successful stint in the MAC. Then they lost...
  16. UConnNick

    Interesting Article Speculates on Several Realignment Options

    If that's true the AAC football powers should be begging Aresco to keep us as a football-only member.
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    Interesting Article Speculates on Several Realignment Options

    The fact is all the schools that paraded past the B12 review board were deemed unworthy of admission. Why? Not one of those schools were viewed as worthy of delivering enough value to enhance the league's overall value. In reality, all of those schools are in a tie for going nowhere. That could...
  18. UConnNick

    Summer Men's Basketball Doldrums - Anyone watching any old games?

    Was the sportswriter from the Newark Star-Ledger Jerry Izenberg? Jerry is now 88 years old. He has forgotten more about sports than anyone will ever know. I had the rare privilege of sitting next to Jerry at the pre-game media luncheon for the Texas Bowl in 2006. He was there covering the game...
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    Summer Men's Basketball Doldrums - Anyone watching any old games?

    A couple more guard pairs that were fun to watch were Penders/Bialosuknia in the 1960's and Whelton/Weston in the 1970's. Penders was a very efficient PG. He once tried to convince me he averaged 16 assists per game while at UConn. A dubious claim, but they didn't keep track of assists back in...
  20. UConnNick

    $17m early buyout agreement per Blaud

    That's true if you're looking at FBS and FCS combined, but if you look at FBS only, not so much. That's why there's still great interest in upgrading, and the seemingly endless proliferation of bowl games. Several years ago, I did a study on what revenues and profits are made by all 120 (at the...
  21. UConnNick

    $17m early buyout agreement per Blaud

    Wow, I can hear the women's advocates all over CT screaming from their rooftops if they cut an equivalent number of women's scholarship sports equal to the number of football scholarships lost when they kill the program. I'm convinced this is the dirty little secret that UConn doesn't want to...
  22. UConnNick

    $17m early buyout agreement per Blaud

    Yes, we'd just owe them that much less money to make up the difference. UConn to the FF this coming season! Maybe we'll win the NC and wipe out most of the rest of our AAC debt. We could be the second coming of Louisville, when they essentially got paid nothing for the 2013 vacated win...
  23. UConnNick

    $17m early buyout agreement per Blaud

    That's ridiculous. Temple and Nova cancel out. There are three NBE schools closer to us than ANY AAC school, period.
  24. UConnNick

    $17m early buyout agreement per Blaud

    I cannot believe that many in this thread think it's somehow better that most of the $17m will come from AAC FB and BB payouts. It's WORSE! That money was going to be paid to us. It was an account receivable. We just turned a huge account receivable into an automatic deficit. Where's the money...
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    $17m early buyout agreement per Blaud

    Yes, only a few people seem to understand this simple truth. Forgiving debts to the AAC for money presently owed by the league, and probably already paid to all the other schools, doesn't exempt that money from being part of the 17m, just because UConn didn't physically write them a check. In...
  26. UConnNick

    Borges: UConn not done recruiting 2019

    Announcement in 20 min.
  27. UConnNick

    Summer Men's Basketball Doldrums - Anyone watching any old games?

    Sheffer was a great, fundamental BB player. He could pass, dribble, shoot, rebound, and at 6-5 he could play some D. He wasn't fast, but he could be deceptively quick. When Sheffer was on the floor, you felt the game was always under control, and during his playing years, it almost always was...
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    Summer Men's Basketball Doldrums - Anyone watching any old games?

    At some places they didn't allow the GP's to come down even back in the earlier eras. My dad and I attended the Yale @ Princeton game in Palmer Stadium back in mid-November, 1967. It was one of those typical late fall northeastern weather days. In the first half, it was close to 70 degrees and...
  29. UConnNick

    Mike Anthony: As the divorce proceedings continue, UConn and AAC looking to move on with their new respective lives

    Ask Billy Self what he thinks of Patriot League BB. Bucknell knocked his Jayhawks out of the NCAAs one year, along with a couple other teams. Patriot League teams have either pulled upsets or come pretty damn close many times. American had Villanova down by 14 points midway through the second...
  30. UConnNick

    Rutgers Stadium New Name

    You can make fun of them all you want, but they're laughing all the way to their bank.
  31. UConnNick

    PAWSARF husky sticker...

    The wolf logo always looks bad on anything. Bring back the all-white husky!
  32. UConnNick

    Rutgers Stadium New Name

    As Rutgers Al would say, "The US-SHI of the East"!
  33. UConnNick

    Summer Men's Basketball Doldrums - Anyone watching any old games?

    I have two versions of the 1999 title game. One is just the regular CBS broadcast. The other is something like a 5 hour marathon. Extended pre-game and post-game shows on Ch. 3 in Hartford, with the game sandwiched in between. Tate George and Joe Tessitore, who I assume was the Ch. 3 sports...
  34. UConnNick

    Summer Men's Basketball Doldrums - Anyone watching any old games?

    IDK why, but for some reason I've been watching the entire 2005-2006 regular season. Thankfully I don't think I have the last game recorded. We watched it at my cousin's house in Dallas where I was visiting for the weekend. He's a Tar Hole fan. GM had already knocked them out.
  35. UConnNick

    Ray Allen seeking protective order against UConn

    I'm not. I despise Boston, and I'm glad he left. Screw 'em! I'd also submit that the vast majority of NBA fans are not Boston fans, so they couldn't care less about Ray. Almost all the rest of the world doesn't know who Ray Allen is.
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