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Subject: Re: Princeton Football Deserves Title Shot (Central Jersey.com)


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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 07:48:31 12/06/16 Tue
In reply to: Go...'gate 's message, "Princeton Football Deserves Title Shot (Central Jersey.com)" on 23:12:59 12/05/16 Mon

Excellent article. The author builds a common sense case for the playoffs and exposes the hypocrisy and injustice of the current Ivy League policy.

It's time for a change. The question is which Ivy League president will take up this cause. If only one would publicly champion it opposition would quickly crumble under the weight of simple logic and fairness.

I beleive in the end truth always wins, so I 'm hopefull a change agent amongst the Ivy Presidents will champion this issue soon.

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[> [> Subject: All it takes is one school


Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 08:38:05 12/06/16 Tue


Of course, that school's name begins with the letter "H."

If Harvard wants postseason play, it will happen. If they don't, then it won't.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: All it takes is one school -- That School That School


Author:
An Observer
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Date Posted: 10:29:56 12/06/16 Tue

Right now, Harvard is doing more to undermine the traditional academic principles of the Ivy League since they led the charge to rein in Penn's perceived abuses in the 1970's.

The question is whether Harvard would take any public action to loosen the prohibition against playoff football, thereby publicly chipping away at the historical excuse of protecting first semester exams, when the Crimson are already at risk of being viewed as not committed to academic rigor.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Yeah, I'm sure Harvard's trembling


Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 10:37:39 12/06/16 Tue


"Harvard does whatever the hell they want."

--John Lyons

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Harvard! Harvard! Harvard!


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 13:20:34 12/06/16 Tue

In the famous words of Jan Brady, "It's always about Harvard. Harvard! Harvard! Harvard!"

You know, I'd be willing to forgive all of Harvard's transgressions if they would just stop cheating in men's basketball or, as Foehi would call it, basketball.

Harvard, STOP lowering academic standards in men's basketball. You're ruining what the Ivy League stands for. If we don't stand for high academic standards, why have an Ivy League at all? STOP IT, for the good of all eight institutions of higher LEARNING.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Harvard! Harvard! Harvard!


Author:
Calvin
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Date Posted: 14:46:49 12/06/16 Tue

Or, as suggested by some folks around here a while ago, they could acknowledge the obvious and join their academic and athletically philosophical peers at Ohio State.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Princeton Football Deserves Title Shot (Central Jersey.com)


Author:
Tad
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Date Posted: 08:38:54 12/06/16 Tue

Agreed. The Ivy Agreement was a noble endeavor to counter the growing abuses of big time football. Mission accomplished. The 1978 NCAA ruling put the final nail in the coffin guaranteeing that never again would any Ivy team reach the heights that the progenitors of the sport once held. Like any reaction to a crisis, the pendulum has been shifted completely to the opposite side. Spring practice and a 10 game season have helped to bring it back toward center, but it's time to complete the job and let the teams play under the same rules as the rest of IAA. I have no problem with retaining the no scholarship rule or any other rule that could be reimagined to stack a team with ringers in the fashion of some of teams through the 40's. 11-12 games and participation the the playoffs will do nothing to that end and merely prolong the pendulum shift.

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