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Subject: I'll give you Rutgers

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Date Posted: 10:04:46 06/29/17 Thu
In reply to: An Observer 's message, "Re: Perhaps" on 09:30:06 06/29/17 Thu

Although given the full context of what we know of the discussions, Rutgers' recent statements saying that they didn't want the Princeton game anyway strikes me somewhere between sour grapes and face-saving.

The claim that Rutgers v. Princeton would be a "mismatch of epic proportions" would be more believable if Rutgers hadn't actually lost the last FCS team it played from the Northeast.


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Date Posted: 10:16:22 06/29/17 Thu

I think that Rutgers is likely sincere when they say, even through back channels, that they don't want to play Princeton.

The reason has been articulated by Son of Eli, you, me and others. The game will likely be competitive and there is a real risk that Princeton wins. Had the anniversary been in 2016 and late in the season when both teams' profiles were evident, I'd like Princeton to win, even in New Brunswick.

That's a huge disincentive for Rutgers, suffering an embarrassing defeat not only on national television, but during a much hyped celebration game complete with fanfare and hoopla.

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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 10:24:09 06/29/17 Thu

Agreed. The only reason Rutgers has to not play Princeton is that they are afraid they would suffer and embarrassing defeat with the country watching. The program is already reeling and they don't want to risk that. I get it. What I don't get was Surace's reluctance when Rutgers originally floated the idea back in 2015. Princeton should of struck while the iron was hot.

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Date Posted: 10:41:16 06/29/17 Thu

Who will be the next Ivy Football coach to resign retire get fired?

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