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Subject: Re: give it up

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Date Posted: 08:15:59 12/05/16 Mon
In reply to: holtsledge 's message, "give it up" on 14:57:03 12/04/16 Sun

Yet we bemoan the depths to which the Ivy's have sunk due to the de-emphasis of football. Is there a middle ground? How can it be achieved? Set a ceiling that is is impossible for a program to break through by rule bending and a floor that no probram be allowed to fall through without conference intervention. Impossible task? What is the ceiling that precludes deification and a sense that they can do whatever they want with impunity?

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Date Posted: 15:57:19 12/05/16 Mon

The ceiling that precludes deification is not being allowed to compete in the post season for a National Championship at the FBS level. That ceiling was permanently codified when the Ivy League was down graded to the FCS level.

As a result of the FCS downgrade there is no further need to deemphasize football by banning post season football play. Ivy League football teams should now be allowed to avidly pursue National Championships at the FCS level through participation in the FCS playoffs.

That is the happy medium that needs to be attained between deification and irrelevancy.

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Date Posted: 08:56:47 12/06/16 Tue

Agreed. My gut reaction in the past has always been that to participate in the FCS Playoffs is tacitly accepting the humiliating demotion to IAA. Each passing year softens the pain and brings clarity to the realization that the golden years are long gone. Let's just stop punishing the football teams for past abuses and let them compete, like every other Ivy sport, to show what they can do on the national level.

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