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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chase Cracks Top-10 CFB RBs To Watch on: July 17, 2017, 05:03:23 pm
As an Eagles fan i am super torn because I hate the giants...that being said I live in Boston now, am surrounded by Patriots fans and Brady worshippers.

....two of which are my coworkers who are....gulp....ASSUMPTION GRADS. We actually played each other too. Makes me want to puke sometimes...

You know what - this is a great story line. I can get behind this dream too. Chase over Brady would be tremendous.

Come over to the dark side '13. It's fun to win . . .
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 17, 2017, 10:10:03 am
Well, a few things, just to engender discussion:

1. . . . And, for the talent remaining in NYC area high schools, the pool is being extensively fished.

. . .

And I think that, these days, the pool is more shallow than people would like to think . . .
3  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Fordham's Nick Martinez on: June 26, 2017, 02:01:40 pm
Nice! He picked up the win. Now he just has to hope he doesn't loose his spot now as Cole Hamels comes off the DL.
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Football Schedules 2017-18-19 on: May 26, 2017, 07:33:50 am
Greg was a complete professional at all times and was friendly and helpful whenever I met with him. He will definitely be missed. I suspect that 71 is thrilled that he is moving to the Patriots.  Cheesy

You bet! He is a classy guy who is getting a great career opportunity. He might get in on #6 . . .
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: P. Odom - Pro Day/NFL Draft Outlook on: May 19, 2017, 01:31:08 pm
Is anyone else getting redirected to different websites?

Yeah, I don't know what that's about. I changed the link to a CBS story.

 In none of the coverage I read was Odom mentioned, but he has a chance, that's what OTA's are for.
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: P. Odom - Pro Day/NFL Draft Outlook on: May 18, 2017, 04:57:56 pm
Interestingly enough, the Steelers just cut TE Ladarius Green, so maybe getting a look at TE is in the offing . . .
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: May 18, 2017, 07:04:42 am
It's nice to be able to go to one thread where there's something pertinent to Fordham's recruiting efforts. If there's nothing new, there's nothing new.

For those who want to talk about general college BBall recruiting, why not start a thread in the Sports Talk Water Cooler section?  Then, if the kid actually is connected to Fordham, move it over.
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: May 17, 2017, 08:58:14 am
I think it would help this thread if everyone was a little more clear about the nature of what they post and give a source (even if it is categorized as "confidential"). (BTW, many already do this.) It would be help understand the post if it said "so and so is interested in Fordham per his Twitter account"  or "sources say that Fordham is following so and so" or even "not sure if Fordham is checking into this player, but they should."

Just saying a player "looks good" leads to speculation and then confusion which doesn't help the reader or ultimately the program.
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: May 15, 2017, 07:21:26 pm
Why not identify who you are when commenting on this blog?

Because there are a lot of weirdos out there Artie.
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: P. Odom - Pro Day/NFL Draft Outlook on: May 15, 2017, 11:59:55 am
Their starting RT Villanueva was aTE at West Point so there's precedent. But I'm still not sure PO has the makeup required to be a consistently good blocker. Hope he proves me wrong and has a long, prosperous NFL career

Interesting. I don't know Villanueva's Army football career but I'm guessing (because of Army's offense) that he was more of a blocker than a receiver at TE.  I never thought of Odom as a particularly good blocker.  Seems like his best asset is size and speed as a receiver.

Anyway, I hope he sticks and get a chance to play on Sundays (or Mondays, or Thursdays . . .).
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: P. Odom - Pro Day/NFL Draft Outlook on: May 15, 2017, 11:11:44 am
Congrats to Odom for this accomplishment.  This is great news for him.  Tomlin loves height and athleticism.  I sense from the couple of guys that I have spoken to that Tomlin makes Odom his "project" and that there is a good chance he makes the practice squad this year and they try to put 50-75 pounds on him over the course of the next year.  This way it gives them options for him.

So they're going to get him up to 325 lbs and what?  Move him to offensive tackle?   Huh?
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Softball / Re: A10 Softball Playoffs Starting Wed 3/10 on: May 14, 2017, 07:52:59 pm
They deserve all the credit they get. They didn't quit. Winners win.
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Softball / Re: A10 Softball Playoffs Starting Wed 3/10 on: May 14, 2017, 03:08:55 pm
Huge mistake not hitting the cuttoff in the top of the 7th.

Yup. They coughed it up.  Also some bad infield throws to first base.

Winning the second game will be tough.
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: May 13, 2017, 06:31:32 pm
I cant stand these handful of posters who constantly refer to Frank as a "good man."  What does that even mean?  Is he Mother Teresa? 

If we're looking for meaning, I want to know what it means that we haven't heard anything about the fund-raising effort!  It was announced to much fanfare and then slowly dwindled away . . .

Poor marketing technique?
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the floor of the RHG is to be Named for the McLaughlin family on: May 13, 2017, 06:27:09 pm
Sorry FUCo that's what happens when an Italian tries to spell an Irish name. Please forgive me and thanks for correcting it.

Don't feel bad Charlie. That's a family name with Gaelic origins from Scotland and Ireland. When translated to English, it ended up having almost a dozen variations.

But for better or worse, when someone on this board refers to "Frank," we all know who that refers to . . .
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Academic standards and athletics success on: May 12, 2017, 09:09:55 am
. . .  Advisors are more likely to not steer and to actually help the student to a place they might not otherwise go.  For example, Denzel was encouraged to try out for theater by an informal advisor (his girlfriend).  I hear that worked out well for him.  How many athletes could similarly benefit from such advice?

Please. Denzel Washington was a Lincoln Center student, who walked on to the JV team, 40 years ago.  Not germane.
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: How Others Get Students To games on: May 04, 2017, 06:23:18 pm
LOL.....some of the best nights of my life were in modest finished basements in Long Island.   Don't knock it.

Wouldn't think of it! You just weren't playing A10 BBall . . .
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: How Others Get Students To games on: May 04, 2017, 05:34:22 pm
All this being said--and I don't want to make this into yet another facilities discussion--if the most that the school's willing to invest in the RHG at this point is a couple of million dollars, I would make ALL the seating (even if it knocks capacity down to 2,000 or 2,500) either chairbacks or actual seats, I would fill in the corners with seats, and I would build some sort of drop-ceiling over the existing iron framework up there. That way, you could at least simulate a kind of mini-arena feel. Then we might actually have a cool, unique little pit of a home court for basketball games...

you put in a ceiling and it will be like playing in the finished basement of a ranch house on Long Island . . .
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: How Others Get Students To games on: May 04, 2017, 02:36:31 pm
Completely disagree.

You have one constant during all this failure: FRANK.

You have BOT members who refer to themselves as friends of Frank to name the court after him.

Why not get rid of Frank and see what happens. He is the one constant for 3 decades that should be eliminated.  Try that first. He is undermining everything, in my opinion.

Fordham is not a failure in sports, we are winning in nearly every sport. We changed ADs and the new AD fixed the mens hoops issue by firing Pecora and we won 17 games. We are not some colossal sports failure. We are linked to past failure by a failure of a disgrace of a former AD, who continues to linger with his minions and stallwart progress. He is having the court named after his failure family.,

I am specifically referring to men's BBall and the A10 experience.

The administration would have to want to get rid of Frank. They didn't. They don't.  He kept McShane from actually having to do something about the athletics facilities which is probably the A1 thing hampering recruiting efforts. McShane was focused on the LC development and let other people worry about athletics. Unfortunately that was Gray, Frank,

I think we lucked out with Roach and he made a good hire in JN.  The jury is still out as to whether the program can move forward.  This is a very big year in that regard.

The only way that the men's BBall program can consistently play with the big boys and be a perennial A10 contender is a change of focus from administration IMO.
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: How Others Get Students To games on: May 04, 2017, 12:08:22 pm
We love to rehash history, take credit if there is any success and love to spread the blame around.  The fact of the matter is that the move to the A10 was 20 years ago and the landscape has now changed. The A10 move hasn't worked out for BBall, at all.

And now there is no plan for the future. The future cannot "look bright" if there is no plan.  We've plugged in another BBall coach and he is working hard to get us to mediocrity, and it's a struggle.  But after that . . . no plan.

Nothing will change until there is a new administration in place and they decide that they want to have a big time BBall program. And then there will need to be a seismic shift in the way that Fordham thinks about and approaches these issues.

Hell, if it wasn't for the football team having success in FCS, I'd say drop to D3 and be done with it, unless the school puts its heart, soul, and resources behind D1 BBall.
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: I believe Chase Plays on Sundays on: April 25, 2017, 10:41:44 am
I think he compares favorably to James White.
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: AA to UCONN on: April 19, 2017, 11:58:38 am
I thought this discussion had gone away some days ago but it has reared its ugly head again and frankly it's ridiculous. Aspersions (serious ones) are being cast at individuals who I would guess most here do not know on a personal basis.  And those discreditable remarks are based on those players doing something that is totally within the rules and totally within their right to do.  I fail to see how anyone can feel justified to question someone's character and loyalty because they took absolutely appropriate career steps because it might not help a sports program (which they already contributed a good deal to).

For all we know these two guys are and will be intensely loyal to Fordham.  Maybe their loyalty and pride of school is not just rooted in the sports program but in the entire institution, and especially their fellow students and classmates and what they learned at Fordham.

I've heard some say that their loyalty to Fordham only exists in regard to the sports programs. That for instance, if Fordham ever dropped the sports programs down to a lower division, or the basketball program went back to the Patriot league that they would be finished with the school, never set foot on the campus again.

Over a sports program.

Where is the loyalty there?

I'll reiterate what I said before: be disappointed, be pissed off, whatever. But don't make the mistake of judging and vilifying people for making personal decisions that are completely within the framework the exists. These guys played by the rules, contributed very well to the program, comported themselves appropriately and now are on to other things.

I think we should move on too . . .
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: P. Odom - Pro Day/NFL Draft Outlook on: April 18, 2017, 01:21:59 pm
Unreal. Can anyone here confirm that an eye exam is not part of the standard physical that players undergo?  Hard to believe any team would let that go by the boards.
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Sengfelder to Boise st on: April 13, 2017, 09:26:57 pm
Different school, different conference, different part of the country, different experience. Expand your horizons, it's what education should do. Best of luck to him. Classy guy.
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: The 2017-18 Fordham Rams could have been the 2016-17 Rhode Island Rams on: April 09, 2017, 01:21:35 pm
. . . We can find a 40% 3 point shooter and a guy who can average 10-12 points a game with above average athleticism. . . .

Really? Where?  Let Ali Ton know immediately!
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Coach Hurley on: April 07, 2017, 09:51:55 am
seems like some folks on the board get little hurleys* in their trousers when they talk about this family.   Evil

Not sure why . . . just basketball coaches . . .

But you're right Ace, not much else going on.

* Irish sports joke.
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Coach Hurley on: April 07, 2017, 08:57:13 am
Why is this thread in the Fordham basketball section?  Just sayin' . . .
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Should Fordham Deny Releases for Transfers? on: April 05, 2017, 09:15:13 am
One point, if the kid played by the rules it's tough to punish them on the way out.

If Fordham is giving "4 year scholarships" it should be made clear (in the future) at the time of signing that there are restrictions in terms of credits per year, etc. For instance if the player is able to take an accelerated course load and graduate "early" then they can start a graduate degree and keep playing at Fordham.  If they want to do three years and transfer someplace else to play, there will be restrictions in that regard.

For JC and Sengfelder (and maybe others), they got approval from the program for those summer courses so Fordham had to know that there was the chance they would go elsewhere once they got the undergrad degree
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: April 05, 2017, 09:04:45 am
I dont see Jiggets helping us.

Caruso from Princeton shot over 40% from three and average 15 a game as a junior. Good enough shooter for A-10?

I guess the question is: can he get those shots off in the A10.  Don't know the answer . . .
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham Basketball as a Brand on: April 05, 2017, 09:01:45 am
Saint joes is good enough for basketball.  Tournament every few years down year several good years.  That is a solid A-10 program but you have to build every year.  Steps back are harder to overcome than other programs. 

Real important point.  Most other programs have transfers out, miss on recruits etc.  This program is so fragile now that every downturn seems (is?) catastrophic.
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