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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Tulane (Montego Bay) - 11/19/17 on: November 21, 2017, 11:52:49 am
  +1.  

   I've argued that a good 3-point shooter is identified early and easily.  The good ones don't miss as many as we do, or as badly.  I think it's wrong to expect a meaningful jump in makes from 3 by this stage.  Who wants Pekarek to keep shooting?

I think there will be a jump. There has to be.  The current percentage from 3 is mind-numbingly bad. I don't expect it to get to great, but it will increase. Whether that translates into wins is another matter.
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: PL Pick'em for 2017 All Hail Jimbo 65 !!! See you in Charlotte on: November 20, 2017, 03:40:32 pm
Thanks for doing this each week Free. Congrats to Jimbo.

I believe that of the folks who made a pick for all 56 games that myself and PA Ram bookended Jimbo's outstanding prognostication. Doesn't that make us eligible for some type of recognition?   Wink
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Bucknell @ Fordham on: November 19, 2017, 02:32:14 pm
There are no NCAA rules that require a team announce reasons as to why a player is not playing.  In the NFL that is different.  Eli Apple is a "healthy scratch" today for the Giants.  Jackrabbitt Jenkins was publicly suspended one game this year and a "healthy scratch" earlier in the year
  There is no reason for you guys to put your head in the sand.  Anderson was suspended last year and this year.  Nothing else to discuss.
 

What was he suspended for? Specifically.
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Bucknell @ Fordham on: November 18, 2017, 03:12:40 pm
Lovely way to end the game.

Thank you Chase.

p.s. the only problem with that is that is was so quick and left 3 minutes for Bucknell.
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Bucknell @ Fordham on: November 18, 2017, 01:55:55 pm
I believe we will continue to watch Chase play on Sundays.

me too, but it will be different than what he can do in college. I don't think he will be pulling off any 65 yd TD runs (complete with spin moves and stutter steps) on off tackle plays in the NFL.

We've been very fortunate the last few years to see what he can do.
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Florida State (Montego Bay) - 11/17/17 on: November 18, 2017, 01:51:50 pm
The most troubling thing to me is not effort, rebounding, etc. It is that the guys who are relied upon to score are not good enough shooters within the scheme that the coach runs.  He wants to play aggressive trapping defense and then look for the 3 on offense. We do not seem to have reliable 3 point shooters.  Without being able to hit that 3 consistently, the rest of the thing falls apart.

We had the same issue last year, and we last some guys who actually could put down a 3 once in a while.  Now through the last 2 games, the new guys have not shown they are up to it. If they can turn that around, then something may develop. If not, another long season looms.
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Bucknell @ Fordham on: November 18, 2017, 01:11:08 pm
After an excruciatingly boring quarter of football, a flash of Edmonds brilliance: 65 yds for the TD.

Man, am I going to miss watching him play college football!
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Tulane (Montego Bay) - 11/19/17 on: November 18, 2017, 11:44:03 am
Tulane, get ready. Rolex wearin', kiss stealin', limousine riddin' 1-22 3-PT, 43 point-offense coming right at you.


1 for 22 from 3. Unreal.  I was in and out watching the game and I saw Tavares hit his 3 and thought "OK, get some more of that going."  Didn't realize then that was the zenith of the long range shooting for the evening.

Forget FSU, you shoot 1 for 22 when your offense is predicated on the 3 and you will beat nobody.
9  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Mens NCAA tourney Soccer tonight 7pm JCF on: November 17, 2017, 03:34:38 pm

This video is a tough watch with the glare off the turf. I noticed it during football but itís worse with soccer and the white ball at a faster pace.


Not just the glare but the gridiron markings as well.  Jeez, I hate watching soccer when the fields have other (non soccer) line markings.  I usually don't watch in that event.
10  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Mens NCAA tourney Soccer tonight 7pm JCF on: November 17, 2017, 12:08:43 pm
Certainly not a cheeky effort.

They also liked to say "equal"  instead of tied.  And what, pray tell,  was the commentary about flags down at the end?  Sounded like an American Futbol comment after a touchdown.

I believe it meant that there was no offside penalty on the play.  When a player is offside on a scoring opportunity the linesman (assistant referee) raises their flag ("flag is up").

In other words, the goal was good.
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: PL Pick'em for the last bloody time God I can't wait for this season to end! on: November 14, 2017, 06:20:54 am
Fordham
Lehigh
Colgate
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 07, 2017, 04:50:23 pm
Charge or nor charge, regardless of the amount, I don't think that Edwards Parade Ground should ever be used for tailgating. It's a special place, central to the whole fabric of the campus.

There are other ways to figure out how to have tailgating at Homecoming.
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 06, 2017, 08:57:49 pm
See response on Ask Ad.....Dave Roach is a good guy....deserves respect.,  he has done a really good job......

That answer speaks volumes.
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 06, 2017, 02:52:46 pm
I spoke to him on Saturday Coach.

Care to share what he had to say?
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 06, 2017, 01:09:02 pm
Simple ideas are sometimes the best, even if they result in more cost and logistical complexity (for example, having tent rental, staff, furnishings, support, etc. for five tents rather than one centralized one) and come from outside the University.  The important thing is to think of things from a practical perspective as administrators must do and not just demand things out of an entitlement mentality.

I would be shocked if things don't change for next year given what has been described on this board.  I would think the homecoming committee members would insist that a report of all the problems and ideas for solutions for the next homecoming be written up and presented to the admin before the next planning cycle begins.  I know if I were working there that's what I would be doing as we speak.

Who is on the committee? What are they responsible for?  What kind of say do they have for what goes on?
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: PL Pick'em for "Ennui" K 11 and Standings as of Week 10 on: November 06, 2017, 12:59:14 pm
Holy Cross
Bucknell
Colgate
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Miami (OH) Pre-Game/Game Thread 11/10/17 at RHG on: November 04, 2017, 07:33:46 pm
Pregame thread and most of you are bumbling about nonsense. Do it itogrther n Dagger Johns.

Relax Peter. It is a week before the first game of the OCC. If you have some insight, would love to hear it.
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Miami (OH) Pre-Game/Game Thread 11/10/17 at RHG on: November 04, 2017, 07:31:58 pm
There is no Miami University in Florida.

Sorry, Peter.

I realize my error and my apologies to the friends of that fine institution.
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Holy Cross @ Fordham on: November 04, 2017, 01:47:16 pm
Chase looking more like his own self. Hopefully order has been restored.
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Holy Cross @ Fordham on: November 04, 2017, 01:27:25 pm
Just lucked out as the Rams recover a HC fumble on their own 1 yd line
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Holy Cross @ Fordham on: November 04, 2017, 01:15:55 pm
Team continues to suffer from bad starts.  Glad to see that Anderson is still alive and walking

King in for Anderson
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. Miami (OH) Pre-Game/Game Thread 11/10/17 at RHG on: November 04, 2017, 12:50:31 pm
Miami of Ohio, Wyoming Seminary (PA), Indiana U of PA, California University of Pennsylvania: all college towns in another state.



You do realize that Miami University of Ohio was established about 40 years before the village of Miami was begun in Florida, right?  And over 100 years before Miami University was established in Florida?   Roll Eyes
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 03, 2017, 02:40:27 pm
Well, one thing about Homecoming this year, Fordham has totally lucked out on the weather. The forecast says mid-50's with sun and no rain. Perfect. When I first saw the schedule I thought "Homecoming seems late this year."  It could just as easily be sleeting tomorrow.

That being said, I can see where it would be nice to be outside and tailgate and the tent be another option. As I said before, the tent is good, but it does have some downsides. A little crowded, a little noisy, but overall a great atmosphere.

Frankly I think the prohibition about the tailgate has more to do with lack of some resources (adequate parking, additional security)  and that nagging thing in the back of the Fordham administrative mentality that sees itself as the most important entity rather than the students and the alumni.
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Holy Cross @ Fordham on: November 03, 2017, 12:10:59 pm
Good news. Hope those guys are ready to go at something approaching 90%.
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 03, 2017, 12:09:26 pm
No one says they can't come back.  Quite the opposite.  The University spends a fortune to put on Homecoming.  I get the mailings.  It's the way Fordham does things.  It's only a problem for a statistically insignificant number of people.

Just curious: how much?
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 03, 2017, 10:56:19 am
A lot of things turn off a portion of alumni.  Why single out Homecoming? Because that's the subject of this conversation. Do you make policy at the University to keep alumni happy? In some cases, absolutely. No.  You make a policy for a specific reason. And that policy can be to engage with the alumni, on campus and in person. There are 5 other weekends a year when tailgating is allowed and it is a safe, enjoyable experience.  So why is it not possible to replicate this at homecoming? Alumni who want to tailgate have ample opportunities. 

I don't see how tailgating at Homecoming effects the football program one way or another.  Alums haven't exactly gotten behind football en mass over the past 5-6 successful years. Have you been to our hoime playoff games.  Plenty of space to tailgate then.   No one is being neglected and there is no evidence this policy has an effect on the alumni fan base.

These are the casual fans or those who just want to visit the campus. This is an opportunity to engage some of those grads who may not have been interested before. It may not be a program changer but it could be incremental. Program building can and should be made up of many steps, some large and some small.
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 03, 2017, 09:22:57 am
I'm not sure why it has to be one or another.  Why can't you have tailgating and a tent? Why is tailgating OK for every other home game but not HC?  Just because there is more probability of overconsumption?  Then deal with that possibility.

This "either one or another" approach strikes me as a very Fordham solution (and I don't mean that as a compliment): we don't like/want something, so we don't do it at all. Instead of working to get it done by figuring out another, more palatable solution.  I just feel like the Administration considers that the tailgate is an inconvenience so any opportunity to cut it down or out is their approach.

I went to the Bryant game this year. It was their homecoming. They figured it out. As others have pointed out, tailgating and homecoming takes place across the country and the schools deal with it, and turn it into a positive.

I've been to the recent homecomings at Fordham and I think the tent is well done. And I understand the concerns about potential problems. But those concerns are not insurmountable. And if the lack of a tailgate is turning off a portion of the alumni, then that should be addressed in a way that helps the program grow.  Alumni engagement with the football program is not a point where we can afford to neglect potential additions to the rather meager fan base.
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Season Predictions 2017-2018 on: October 31, 2017, 12:12:24 pm
Just a reminder, try not to pay too much attention to lineups/scoring/results for scrimmages, exhibitions, etc...

We have a few guys a bit banged up, scrutinizing the lineup won't be helpful whatsoever.


If it was mentioned before, I missed it.  Who's banged up?
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: PL Pick'em for Week 10 and Standings as of Weeek 9 on: October 30, 2017, 02:15:45 pm
Fordham

Bucknell

Lafayette
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Lehigh @ Fordham on: October 28, 2017, 02:18:01 pm
This Fordham team can't tackle. Plain and simple.

14 all, almost at the half.
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