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Date Posted: 09/16/15 9:24:45am Wed
Author: cr
Subject: Rntreply to gate'80.
In reply to: 'gate80 's message, "Let's replace Syracuse, Richmond, and Furman with Bryant, Robert Morris, and Central Connecticut St!" on 09/16/15 9:07:22am Wed

>Just because I'd rather we played an FBS or noted FCS
>team than Bryant doesn't mean I think we should
>upgrade to Div I-A! Is it unreasonable to ask that we
>aim to have a program like William & Mary, Richmond,
>or Furman?? In the last 5 years Furman has played Va
>Tech, LSU, Clemson, Florida and South Carolina;
>Richmond has played Va, Maryland, NC State and Duke;
>W&M: West Virginia, Maryland, Va, Va Tech, and North
>Carolina. Colgate has Navy, Syracuse, Buffalo, and
>Army, and fans on a sports forum are getting their
>panties in a twist! (Oh my god someone might get hurt!
>Who do we think we are playing these big time schools?)
>
>It's not just old farts who don't want lusterless,
>nontraditional, crappy academic schools on our
>schedule, Kevin. Our players don't seem too excited
>about them either. A season removed from the national
>championship game with a PL champion team, we had a
>17-game home winning streak broken against Central
>Conn St. The following year we lost our inaugural game
>with Monmouth. A few years ago we provided Albany
>their only win against 11 losses. All of these were
>home games in September, btw. Just because after our
>first back-to-back losing seasons in over a half
>century (excluding the years of the gutting 1988-95)
>Bryant perhaps is marginally better than us, doesn't
>mean we should be aspiring to have them on our
>schedules as we transition to the scholarship era! To
>think we destroyed our fb program a generation ago to
>become more academic, and lost games with Vanderbilt,
>Northwestern, Duke and many Ivies, to join a league
>with Fordham and Towson St and have Bryant and CCSU as
>OOC foes!
>
>Gate Raider, I have to respectfully disagree with your
>premise that the way for Colgate fb to improve its
>reputation and fan base is to schedule more September
>home games against cupcakes. I may not go to as many
>home games as you, but I've been to enough (including
>against far more attractive opponents than Bryant,
>such as ranked UMass teams in 2005 and 2007, Furman,
>and Yale 2 years ago) to know that few show up even on
>sunny September 1 pm games. So if we had 4 home Sept
>home games against Robert Morris, CCSU, St Francis,
>and Bryant, and went 4-0, we'd really start packing
>them in at Kerr? Home fb victories will not improve
>the profile of Colgate fb because 1) few people see
>these games, and 2) any team willing to travel to
>Hamilton will not be an opponent where a victory will
>attract much attention.

Good retort gate'80. Gate Raider is far off base and does not attend many games.

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