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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 19, 2017, 06:26:47 am
Well, this has been a fun trip down memory lane.  Heading to the house in Europe for the Fall, will have to follow our beloved Football RAMS from there.  Won't post again for a half year or so.  Bye.
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 18, 2017, 09:08:50 pm
Assistant coaches walk away every year when the season is over. It happens constantly.  I did it myself once upon a time. 


Walked away?  Sure you did.  Wink

P.S.  Please, gold plated?.  Never, only solid gold for me.
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 18, 2017, 05:55:26 pm
Just saw the football coach say they raised only 20% of 2.5 million needed for the offices. Not exactly showing the big donors are behind this. 

Sure that will change.  Versus basketball, a better ROI for football donors. 
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 18, 2017, 05:43:21 pm
An honorable man would have walked away when it became so obvious the university was not behind the program. He stayed and became the mouthpiece and chief apologist. He made excuses and he misled whatever loyal alums there are. Thats honorable?

An how many assistant coaches walk away from their jobs when they see the head coach running a questionable program.  Please get real.  It wasn't his role to be a martyr for Fordham.
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 18, 2017, 05:00:57 pm
Youre probably 100 percent correct that he couldnt care less about how people feel about this "honor".   He hasnt cared for 35 years.  Why would he start to care now?

I will say this much, given (and will take you at your word) your experience in college athletics, you know that the miserable failure of Fordham Basketball is not Frank's fault - to the degree people here make it out to be.  He wasn't a decision maker. 

He has had pockets of success, including Football - the donor class's favorite sport.  You also know, as a coach, that keeping student athletes out  of trouble, and the papers, was part of his job.  And no major public issueshappened on his watch.

He is an honorable man, who could have been corrupted by the cesspool of college athletics.  You can debate the naming issue, but he doesn't deserve to be the target of all the frustrations basketball fans feel here.
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 18, 2017, 05:35:42 am
I am sure Frank and his family are really upset at all the criticism.  Regardless of what people think, he has had a career that most Fordham fans would shed their daily keyboard rants for ... 
7  News and Notes / Message from the moderator / Re: Fordhamfans.com Mission Statement on: August 18, 2017, 05:26:56 am
Unfortunately in the environment I work in it is very hard to upgrade quickly.  We depend on so many different software packages to run different aspects of the organization (at least 15 different ones) and have to rely on the software companies to make sure they are compatible with the newer operating systems before we can undertake such an upgrade.  Windows 10 has been out for a while now and we won't be making the move until at least the fall.

Nice that your environment allows visits to fan boards.  That aside, on a home computer, or tablet wouldn't upgrade to Windows 10. 
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 17, 2017, 03:55:59 am
Besides the McLaughlin and his family you might be the only person happy to see this

True fans of Fordham are not happy

Fortunately you don't get to determine the qualifications of a true fan.  How many endorsements has your family established for Fordham?  Want to compare?  I back my fan status with multiple checks. 
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 16, 2017, 04:35:48 pm
Very happy that it is being named for an alumnus who actually graduated Fordham, unlike the "stepping stone loser" variety.
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 16, 2017, 05:29:51 am
Thanks ace

+1
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: 2017 Rankings on: August 13, 2017, 10:30:43 am
I will say again that the eastern Washington game is the biggest game in the history of FCS Fordham football. We have them at home and will tell us exactly where we belong amount the fcs national powers.

Where did you say it the first time?
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: San Jose State to hire Jean Prioleau as head coach on: August 12, 2017, 04:47:30 pm
Why must every thread devolve into cheap pot shots at Fordahm?  We have a good coach and a solid roster coming up this season.

I agree, but given the last 25 years, taking the Fordham job is risky for any coach.  San Jose State, in that context, is the better choice for JP.  Hopefully our current coach beats the odds and paves the way for others in the future.   
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: 2017 Rankings on: August 11, 2017, 02:13:54 pm
Like the schedule this year with Army and a highly ranked FCS opponent.  Still would like to see another FBS opponent in the mix.  Maybe a lower tier ACC team like BC, Syracuse or Wake in the mix every year. 
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: 2017 Rankings on: August 11, 2017, 02:11:06 pm
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15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 06, 2017, 03:07:00 pm
Sadly Agree. Fordham is floundering and it is time for new blood in Cuniffe house.r

Floundering, by what metrics?  Facts do matter, please elaborate ...
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Next year's QB on: July 08, 2017, 12:35:43 pm
You really don't get this college football thing, do you?

I guess not. Have to brush up on my cliches and platitudes, or reserve that space for you. 
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Next year's QB on: July 08, 2017, 09:04:23 am
I do.  How could there be an "obvious choice" among a couple of guys who will seldom play.   It's football.  It's about competition.  They should fight it out and the best player is the starter.

Why state the incredibly obvious, when the merely obvious will do.  If a team has a QB there is no competition; works in law, business, education and I assume football.  But you are the expert.
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Next year's QB on: July 07, 2017, 06:31:19 pm
You're reading too many NFL previews.  This isn't the pro's.  In college, open competition means the best player will usually come to the top.

If you say so, but if there was an obvious choice, this thread wouldn't exist.
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Next year's QB on: July 07, 2017, 04:54:34 pm
Open competition usually means you don't have A QB on your roster.
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Should Fordham Deny Releases for Transfers? on: June 14, 2017, 03:47:22 pm
Actually, I think to generate some fresh interest in the tournament (which is suffering in the ratings), there shouldould be a formula to determine a cap on the number of teams eligible to make the NCAAs in a specific year.  It could based on how successful the conference was in advancing teams previously. I think more non-elite conference teams would be refreshing.
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: 2017 FCS Top 25 Rankings - Athalon/Craig Haley on: June 07, 2017, 04:08:59 pm
Makes you realize how far the program has come. The team, staff, parents, alumni, can take great pride in the living tradition of Fordham Football.  Looking forward to beating Army!!!!
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Athletic Department Topics / Re: New Assoc Director of Marketing on: June 06, 2017, 07:42:04 am
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Anyone want to set an over/under on how long he stays?  I'm betting Nov. 2018.

Not really.  However, I am sure when he departs it will be voluntarily.
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Football Schedules 2017-18-19 on: May 31, 2017, 06:53:40 pm
I disagree.. in a one bid league the only thing that matters is winning the leagues auto bid. The non conference schedule means nothing if you think it's truly a one bid league. Why not play the best teams you can out of conference to attract better recruits. The only way the pl becomes a 2 bid league is by scheduling and winning games against the better fcs teams as well as lower level fbs.

I partially agree with your analysis on non conference scheduling.  I also think people forget it is also entertainment. And our alumni, family and friends of Fordham want to see some better teams, including some name FBS schools.  To say nothing that are student athletes also like these games.  We should continue to schedule with that in mind.  If need be, maybe we can open some backchannels to some big time programs. Wink
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Memorial Field stadium on: May 18, 2017, 07:12:44 am
Let's do some serious improvements... and learn from a DIII university in Southern California.  They have a beautiful little 1 sided stadium, and they lack a future worthy STEM building.

They're halfway through construction on a 140,000 Sq ft STEM center..... with a covered set of bleachers integrated beautifully into the north side of the building!  The bleachers are cost a rounding error within the $100,000,000 growth engine STEM strategy.

The details and visuals are in this linked article.

Let's  hire their President.

https://blogs.chapman.edu/happenings/2016/04/08/chapman-to-break-ground-for-new-center-for-science-and-technology/

Let's hire their enlightened and generous alumni.
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Memorial Field stadium on: May 17, 2017, 06:52:34 pm
Agreed. I'm just trying to figure out what it would be an option for. Why would we ever need a 15000, 20,000 or 25000 seat stadium for football.  We almost never fill the one we have except for parents weekend and homecoming.  You can't move those games. What am I missing?

Which is it?  When we think big, we should think small.  And when we think small, it is the same old Fordham. We have been averaging nearly 6k per game since the resurgence of football.  So what if we don't fill it, there are A10 tournament games with 3k in the stands, should the games go to the gym at Cardinal Hayes?  Memorial Field, Yankee Stadium, or other venue is often seen as special, like playing a FBS opponent.  It is entertainment after all. 

If the program extends its success, alumni and students will expect these types of games.  This is no longer the days of 1200 in the stands versus Kings Point. 
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: If liberty can do it than why can't we? on: May 17, 2017, 03:04:05 pm
It can be done, it has been discussed.  It would be a logical fit emotionally since historically it is the only sport that ever had a following outside the Fordham community.  Unfortunately, it is something that doesn't make sense now, or perhaps ever.

We will be fortunate to maintain status quo.  Unless big checks are written, other priorities satisfied, sports will not be highly correlated how students and future alumni view Fordham.
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: May 17, 2017, 10:17:41 am
Playing FCS Football, and Basketball playing at a dismal level for a quarter century, makes raising athletic dollars from alumni a daunting challenge.  It will all be up to the next POTU; calls into question whether he/she would have us go the NYU/University of Chicago model.  I think that scenario is more likely than us investing in athletics, versus other priorities.  Trying to raise only a few million for the RHG tells you more about the future than you nay think.
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Memorial Field stadium on: May 16, 2017, 06:23:23 pm
Thanks to RealDeal and others the JCF Renovation which was a real renovation is now stuck 10+ years in mothballs after much work was accomplished and spent with designs, drafts and architecual volunteer's time

Oh spousie, you flatter me.  I had no idea my power extended to stopping the mythical renovation you reference. 
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Memorial Field stadium on: May 16, 2017, 03:24:30 pm
There is no reason to move football games off campus.  If such a 25k stadium existed, why would we play there?  Looking at 20k empty seats doesn't do a lot for me.  If we play a game at Yankee Stadium every 4-5 years, I'm fine with that.  If we were ever going to sell 25k tickets for a football game it would have been the Holy Cross game last year.  We didn't come close.  No decent D-I program is going to come to Fordham to play a game. 

We could do a lot to make JCF a much nicer venue for just a couple of million bucks if the University had a plan.  It would have to start with moving baseball off campus.  Maybe they'll put a diamond in that new stadium in Mt. Vernon and we could play there.

Seems like the point is lost on you again.  Why not keep the option of an off-campus game on the table?   It has nothing to do with improving JCF, which we all agree needs to happen. My last attempt of using logic.
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Memorial Field stadium on: May 16, 2017, 07:26:56 am
Why would it make sense to move a game to a glorified high school facility 10 miles from campus?  There is no comparison between what ever this project might be and world famous.Madison Square Garden.  Make improvements to JCF and the game experience and sell out our home games.

You can argue against moving a game off campus.  But why does doing so prohibit making improvements at JCF. Not a bianery choice.  At least football would have a chance at filling a 25k venue.  We filling MSG, not so much.
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