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Subject: Re: Army 64 Fordham 6


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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 09:35:49 09/02/17 Sat
In reply to: voy vey 's message, "Re: Army 64 Fordham 6" on 09:27:15 09/02/17 Sat

Fordham beat Temple in 2013 and Army in 2015. You win some you lose some. There is no shame in losing. The only shame is in refusing to compete, such as Princeton refusing to play Rutgers.

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[> [> [> Subject: IMHO, this is worse


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 10:27:48 09/02/17 Sat


Not being able to stay within 50 of a team is worse than not playing them at all.

But YMMV.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: IMHO, this is worse


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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 10:55:33 09/02/17 Sat

It's possible that Dartmouth could lose as badly to Army in 2022. Do you want to cancel the game?

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Go Green
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Date Posted: 12:08:56 09/02/17 Sat


If the final score is anything remotely close to yesterday's game, I will be extremely embarrassed.

I expect Dartmouth to perform better than that.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: To be clear...


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 15:10:27 09/02/17 Sat


Here are my preferences in order:

1) Beat a tough opponent
2) Lose competitively to a tough opponent
3) Lose respectably to a tough opponent (i.e., reasonably close to the point spread).
4) Duck a tough opponent
5) Get humiliated by a tough opponent

Fordham clearly did #5.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: To be clear...


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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 16:26:59 09/02/17 Sat

Can't argue with that in theory, except to say it's unrealistic to have that choice. In order to have #1 you will need to risk #5.

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Go Green
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Date Posted: 11:29:29 09/03/17 Sun


If Surace thinks that outcome #5 is the most likely result of Princeton playing Rutgers, then he's justified in ducking the game. I don't want Dartmouth playing Alabama or Penn State for the same reasons...

Of course, I think Princeton would do fine against Rutgers. IMHO, outcomes #3 and #2 (in that order) are more likely than #5 if Princeton played Rutgers.

Oh well...

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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 11:38:07 09/03/17 Sun

I agree with that formula. I don't want to see Yale play Alabama either. However, I do very much want to see Yale play their historic rivals Army and UConn again.

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Author:
Al's Wingman
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Date Posted: 16:32:29 09/04/17 Mon

There isn't any difference at all in caliber of player between Army and Fordham or any FCS program. Army may get a few blue chippers or "4 star" guys by happenstance because they want to go to West Point but overall, there just isn't a huge gap for an FCS team to overcome.

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