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Subject: Ivy League Top 5 Football Locker Rooms


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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 07:35:43 01/23/18 Tue

https://www.lockerroomtalk.com/blog/top-5-ivy-league-football-locker-rooms-in-the-country/

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[> Subject: They look nice enough


Author:
Calvin
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Date Posted: 09:01:30 01/23/18 Tue

Until you look at the other locker rooms shown on that link.

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[> Subject: Re: Ivy League Top 5 Football Locker Rooms


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Football Fanatic (Football Fanatic)
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Date Posted: 17:49:20 01/23/18 Tue

A comparison among Ivy League locker rooms is hardly a fair comparison. Sort of like trying to point out the best of the worst in D1.

Not asking for the schools to spend the kind of money a Power 5 would spend (even struggling one). Lets compare locker room facilities among the schools we want to recruit against for football talent like the service academies, MAC to see where we stand. Forget about Northwestern, Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt, etc. as their facilities are in another tax bracket!

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[> Subject: Re: Ivy League Top 5 Football Locker Rooms


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 19:20:37 01/23/18 Tue

Just for fun, google for images of Alabama's locker room. On occasion, I've had the pleasure of enjoying facilities that nice but only because I gamble enough money at the attached hotel-casino.

Seriously, I kind of feel funny about the life-arc of some of Alabama's football players. Some of them come from severe poverty, will be treated like kings for four or five years and then return to very modest if not outright poor lives again. It's almost like teasing the kid to show him a brief glimpse of this lifestyle and then send him back to whence he came, like Dorothy getting a taste of Oz before returning to Kansas.

Don't forget the old saying that "There would be a revolution tomorrow if the poor knew how the rich lived."

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[> [> Subject: Re: Ivy League Top 5 Football Locker Rooms


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sparman
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Date Posted: 19:57:34 01/23/18 Tue

This year I once had a caddy who is a student at Alabama. Nice kid, obviously academic and not an athlete, typical summer job for someone from modest circumstances trying to cover educational expenses who will probably go on to great things.

He said everyone understands athletes are are on exactly the track you describe. They all get fancy cars for 4 (or 5) years, club life, are well taken care of, then they either make in the pros or revert to pre-college life, but they have a college experience like no other.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Ivy League Top 5 Football Locker Rooms


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RTR
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Date Posted: 20:46:15 01/23/18 Tue

Was this at Shoal creek? Might’ve been my son caddying for you.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Ivy League Top 5 Football Locker Rooms


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sparman
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Date Posted: 18:41:00 01/24/18 Wed

No, it was my local club, but I would love to try Shoal Creek. Holtsledge is the only person I know who regularly gets on these exclusive venues. I imagine your son gets the chance to play there sometimes, lucky him.

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[> Subject: Re: Ivy League Top 5 Football Locker Rooms


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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 19:52:40 01/23/18 Tue

No wonder James Madison won a National Championship. Check out their locker room.

https://www.lockerroomtalk.com/blog/top-5-division-1-locker-rooms/

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[> [> Subject: Actually...


Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 20:19:43 01/23/18 Tue


They didn't.

https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/01/06/james-madison-north-dakota-state-fcs-championship

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Actually...


Author:
Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 07:40:14 01/24/18 Wed

I meant in 2016. That wasn't so long ago.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Actually...


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 14:36:11 01/24/18 Wed

I'll bet that if your post has said "No wonder Dartmouth won an Ivy Championship. Check out their locker room", you would not have seen any attempt to correct it.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: I'll take that bet


Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 14:53:23 01/24/18 Wed


We have plenty of Yale guys here who would eagerly make the correction.

Please give it a try in a few weeks and let's see what happens.

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[> Subject: Re: Ivy League Top 5 Football Locker Rooms


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Sprint66
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Date Posted: 22:11:31 01/24/18 Wed

Who gives a crap about locker rooms? It's a f..king place where you change into our uniform and clean up after practices and games. Maybe that's where Cornell changes, but tough football player bring it on the field and not on the place where you change your clothes. Dumb topic!

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[> [> Subject: Re: Ivy League Top 5 Football Locker Rooms


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joiseyfan
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Date Posted: 11:55:56 01/25/18 Thu

Just so Sprint doesn’t feel paranoid, it absolutely IS a dumb topic. Right up to the moment when a highly-touted recruit comments on it. Or (hellooooo out there!) his mom and dad.

Worth considering.

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[> [> [> Subject: I report, you decide.


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 12:21:58 01/25/18 Thu


Dartmouth ceased being a cellar-dweller Ivy team shortly after Floren Varsity House (with the Ivy's best locker room) was built.

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[> [> Subject: Football Locker Rooms do matter


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GreenIvy
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Date Posted: 14:24:52 01/25/18 Thu

Locker rooms certainly matter to a recruit, but also to the overall team. The player spends as much time in that locker room as he does almost anywhere else. Saying it doesn't matter is like saying a team's weight room isn't important either. There's many that are afraid that the arm$ wars being done at Oregon, Texas, and Clemson are ruining college sports. But that's what gets everyone's attention. Sprint66, when you choose a hotel, do you only care that there's a mattress and a running water?

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Football Locker Rooms do matter


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Diogenes
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Date Posted: 15:02:04 01/25/18 Thu

Dartmouth's greatest football teams had a single communal shower with 9 shower heads, intermittent hot water and ankle deep water when the drains frequently plugged up. Now they're playing Stetson but have lovely showers.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Football Locker Rooms do matter


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GreenIvy
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Date Posted: 15:17:41 01/25/18 Thu

And players didn't take water breaks because water wasn't important, and players played with concussions and broken arms. Times change, and the best football teams now have the best locker rooms. See Alabama and Clemson, but they also have the best strength and conditioning rooms and training tables.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: In all fairness...


Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 15:49:50 01/25/18 Thu


Dartmouth's worst football teams had the same cramped lockers, showers, etc.

Then we upgraded and won a Lambert Cup a few years later. :)

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: And we also..


Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 15:53:30 01/25/18 Thu


Have set a school record for consecutive nonconference victories.

And they haven't all been against Stetson.

:)

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Football Locker Rooms do matter


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Football Fanatic
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Date Posted: 15:43:16 01/25/18 Thu

Agree 100% with GreenIvy that facilities matter, particularly in recruiting battles. These are 17-19 year old kids. Saying a locker room does not matter is like saying not having WiFi doesn’t matter, just because you still use a flip phone.

The LR does not need to be at Oregon’s level, but it has to be a significant upgrade from their high school facilities. Compared to redoing a weight room, a locker room can be entirely redone for a relatively modest amount. Replace the carpet, lockers, add a few TVs and modernize bathrooms/showers. Then paint a few big logos and like magic, it looks impressive.

If you think that stuff does not matter to today’s 18 year olds, you are out of touch. Why do you think most teams have multiple uniform combinations? Hint: It’s not to save on laundry cost.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Football Locker Rooms do matter


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 15:55:37 01/25/18 Thu

Football Fanatic is of course correct.

Teams upgrade facilities and buy multiple uniform combinations for the same reason that they currently favor no-huddle spread offenses. They work.

By the way, speaking of people who still use a flip phone, I recently spent some time with a friend who told me that his father still watches television on an over-the-air antenna. He has no cell phone at all, let alone a smartphone, nor a computer. This guy makes *me* feel modern.

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