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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/25/2019 1:04:51 PM 
ChiCat2018 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
71 BOBCAT wrote:
27.5 pt favorites for this game.



GO BOBCATS


I hope Solich keeps this information from our players. They need to go into this game thinking it's a toss up and they they need to play their best ball to win. Otherwise this could be a BG over Toledo, a Citadel over Georgia Tech, or an Illinois over Wisconsin. The college football landscape is littered with heavy favorites coming out on the losing end if they are not prepared physically and mentally going into the game.


Just curious how you think you keep this information from the players?


Easy - just take away their phones, don't let them talk to anyone outside the team, and don't let them know that statistically Akron is one of the worst teams in the nation


I am pretty sure as they watch film they will figure out how bad Akron is. The question comes down to how badly they want to prepare and close out the season. You cannot hide bad on film, Kodak has yet to make a filter for that.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/25/2019 1:57:15 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
71 BOBCAT wrote:
27.5 pt favorites for this game.



GO BOBCATS


I hope Solich keeps this information from our players. They need to go into this game thinking it's a toss up and they they need to play their best ball to win. Otherwise this could be a BG over Toledo, a Citadel over Georgia Tech, or an Illinois over Wisconsin. The college football landscape is littered with heavy favorites coming out on the losing end if they are not prepared physically and mentally going into the game.


Just curious how you think you keep this information from the players?


I confess it's not easy. More a hope than a realistic statement on my part.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

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colobobcat66
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/26/2019 5:23:54 PM 
It appears that Akron continues to turn over their roster, 7 players in the 2020 transfer portal
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OUbobcat9092
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/26/2019 7:38:57 PM 
Nathan Rourke is now only 228 yards behind Tyler Tettleton for most total yards all-time for Ohio at the end of the 1st half


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OUbobcat9092
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/26/2019 9:10:52 PM 
Nathan Rourke is now only 145 yards behind Tyler Tettleton for most total yards all-time for Ohio.


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colobobcat66
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/26/2019 11:18:03 PM 
Nice to see that the attendance was 21,414. They were mostly in invisible mode.

Last Edited: 11/26/2019 11:18:38 PM by colobobcat66

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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/26/2019 11:48:35 PM 
colobobcat66 wrote:
Nice to see that the attendance was 21,414. They were mostly in invisible mode.


Zips....


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davepi2
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 1:31:32 AM 
colobobcat66 wrote:
Nice to see that the attendance was 21,414. They were mostly in invisible mode.

I just saw the same thing, biggest crowd they have had there since the Indiana game in 09.
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Jeff McKinney
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 3:18:24 AM 
I hate to be growing progressively more cynical, but the system of Group of 5 football is a joke in so many ways. Perfect illustration. System is based on lies and smoke and mirrors.
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74 Cat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 8:05:14 AM 
https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20191123/bob-dyer-univ...

Hopefully, this link works.
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Mark Lembright '85
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 8:54:40 AM 
74 Cat wrote:
https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20191123/bob-dyer-univ...

Hopefully, this link works.


Yikes! To be fair though, had last night's game been played in Athens, the crowd would have looked the same.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 11:32:49 AM 
Nearly 48 years ago Rod Stewart sang; "Every Picture Tells a Story." The picture and story in the Akron Beacon Journal is a pretty depressing one. My goodness talk about one bad decision leading to another. I have to wonder if the people in the athletic department, let alone those on Akron's board have ever listened to themselves and pondered the massive hole they have dug for themselves.

They spent tens of millions on new campus buildings and a stadium under the proviso; if you build it they will come. They haven't, things have gone in the other direction. When my kids played 4th grade flag football, I saw more people meandering the sidelines on a cold, damp Saturday morning than in the stands of a Division I football team in a city of a couple hundred thousand. They Zips had a recognizable name as head coach who once took Auburn to the heights of college football. They did away with him why, so they could lose every game of the season which apparently hasn't happened since Akron has been playing football since the 1890s? The money that school has wasted on boondoggles and pipe dreams is truly sad. It wouldn't take very long to figure out how it could have been better spent for not only college students in general, but residents of Akron in particular.

Last Edited: 11/27/2019 11:34:58 AM by cbus cat fan

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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 5:36:05 PM 
cbus cat fan wrote:
Nearly 48 years ago Rod Stewart sang; "Every Picture Tells a Story." The picture and story in the Akron Beacon Journal is a pretty depressing one. My goodness talk about one bad decision leading to another. I have to wonder if the people in the athletic department, let alone those on Akron's board have ever listened to themselves and pondered the massive hole they have dug for themselves.

They spent tens of millions on new campus buildings and a stadium under the proviso; if you build it they will come. They haven't, things have gone in the other direction. When my kids played 4th grade flag football, I saw more people meandering the sidelines on a cold, damp Saturday morning than in the stands of a Division I football team in a city of a couple hundred thousand. They Zips had a recognizable name as head coach who once took Auburn to the heights of college football. They did away with him why, so they could lose every game of the season which apparently hasn't happened since Akron has been playing football since the 1890s? The money that school has wasted on boondoggles and pipe dreams is truly sad. It wouldn't take very long to figure out how it could have been better spent for not only college students in general, but residents of Akron in particular.


Iím trying to figure out whenAkron became ďa city of a couple hundred thousandĒ.

And just a reminder, Akron has a MAC Title this century.

Last Edited: 11/27/2019 5:39:07 PM by BillyTheCat

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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 5:44:43 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
cbus cat fan wrote:
Nearly 48 years ago Rod Stewart sang; "Every Picture Tells a Story." The picture and story in the Akron Beacon Journal is a pretty depressing one. My goodness talk about one bad decision leading to another. I have to wonder if the people in the athletic department, let alone those on Akron's board have ever listened to themselves and pondered the massive hole they have dug for themselves.

They spent tens of millions on new campus buildings and a stadium under the proviso; if you build it they will come. They haven't, things have gone in the other direction. When my kids played 4th grade flag football, I saw more people meandering the sidelines on a cold, damp Saturday morning than in the stands of a Division I football team in a city of a couple hundred thousand. They Zips had a recognizable name as head coach who once took Auburn to the heights of college football. They did away with him why, so they could lose every game of the season which apparently hasn't happened since Akron has been playing football since the 1890s? The money that school has wasted on boondoggles and pipe dreams is truly sad. It wouldn't take very long to figure out how it could have been better spent for not only college students in general, but residents of Akron in particular.


Iím trying to figure out whenAkron became ďa city of a couple hundred thousandĒ.

And just a reminder, Akron has a MAC Title this century.


Akron population, 2019
198,006


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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 5:45:31 PM 
OUbobcat9092 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
cbus cat fan wrote:
Nearly 48 years ago Rod Stewart sang; "Every Picture Tells a Story." The picture and story in the Akron Beacon Journal is a pretty depressing one. My goodness talk about one bad decision leading to another. I have to wonder if the people in the athletic department, let alone those on Akron's board have ever listened to themselves and pondered the massive hole they have dug for themselves.

They spent tens of millions on new campus buildings and a stadium under the proviso; if you build it they will come. They haven't, things have gone in the other direction. When my kids played 4th grade flag football, I saw more people meandering the sidelines on a cold, damp Saturday morning than in the stands of a Division I football team in a city of a couple hundred thousand. They Zips had a recognizable name as head coach who once took Auburn to the heights of college football. They did away with him why, so they could lose every game of the season which apparently hasn't happened since Akron has been playing football since the 1890s? The money that school has wasted on boondoggles and pipe dreams is truly sad. It wouldn't take very long to figure out how it could have been better spent for not only college students in general, but residents of Akron in particular.


Iím trying to figure out whenAkron became ďa city of a couple hundred thousandĒ.

And just a reminder, Akron has a MAC Title this century.


Akron population, 2019
198,006


Still not 200,000
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 7:03:25 PM 
C'mon, Billy. I've been telling my fifth-graders and sixth-graders for years that there's nothing wrong with rounding large, "unfriendly" numbers in life. And I got to believe that you're just as smart as some of those 11 and 12-year-olds. . . some of them.

I think Billy strings out arguments sometimes just to try and show how much smarter he is than the rest of us.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 7:28:39 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
OUbobcat9092 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
cbus cat fan wrote:
Nearly 48 years ago Rod Stewart sang; "Every Picture Tells a Story." The picture and story in the Akron Beacon Journal is a pretty depressing one. My goodness talk about one bad decision leading to another. I have to wonder if the people in the athletic department, let alone those on Akron's board have ever listened to themselves and pondered the massive hole they have dug for themselves.

They spent tens of millions on new campus buildings and a stadium under the proviso; if you build it they will come. They haven't, things have gone in the other direction. When my kids played 4th grade flag football, I saw more people meandering the sidelines on a cold, damp Saturday morning than in the stands of a Division I football team in a city of a couple hundred thousand. They Zips had a recognizable name as head coach who once took Auburn to the heights of college football. They did away with him why, so they could lose every game of the season which apparently hasn't happened since Akron has been playing football since the 1890s? The money that school has wasted on boondoggles and pipe dreams is truly sad. It wouldn't take very long to figure out how it could have been better spent for not only college students in general, but residents of Akron in particular.


Iím trying to figure out whenAkron became ďa city of a couple hundred thousandĒ.

And just a reminder, Akron has a MAC Title this century.


Akron population, 2019
198,006


Still not 200,000


No one's really that nerdy are they? I mean like the Buffalo Wild Wing commercial says, get out of that basement, talk with some guys about sports, meet some girls and for God sakes don't pull out your phone and correct them over something like that. It won't go over well.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 8:04:08 PM 
cbus cat fan wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
OUbobcat9092 wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
cbus cat fan wrote:
Nearly 48 years ago Rod Stewart sang; "Every Picture Tells a Story." The picture and story in the Akron Beacon Journal is a pretty depressing one. My goodness talk about one bad decision leading to another. I have to wonder if the people in the athletic department, let alone those on Akron's board have ever listened to themselves and pondered the massive hole they have dug for themselves.

They spent tens of millions on new campus buildings and a stadium under the proviso; if you build it they will come. They haven't, things have gone in the other direction. When my kids played 4th grade flag football, I saw more people meandering the sidelines on a cold, damp Saturday morning than in the stands of a Division I football team in a city of a couple hundred thousand. They Zips had a recognizable name as head coach who once took Auburn to the heights of college football. They did away with him why, so they could lose every game of the season which apparently hasn't happened since Akron has been playing football since the 1890s? The money that school has wasted on boondoggles and pipe dreams is truly sad. It wouldn't take very long to figure out how it could have been better spent for not only college students in general, but residents of Akron in particular.


Iím trying to figure out whenAkron became ďa city of a couple hundred thousandĒ.

And just a reminder, Akron has a MAC Title this century.


Akron population, 2019
198,006


Still not 200,000


No one's really that nerdy are they? I mean like the Buffalo Wild Wing commercial says, get out of that basement, talk with some guys about sports, meet some girls and for God sakes don't pull out your phone and correct them over something like that. It won't go over well.


200k is an absolute threshold, itís a statement of fact. Would you count that as a correct answer to your 11-12 year olds? If so I think weíve found that grade inflation that some talk about on this board from time to time.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 8:10:58 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
200k is an absolute threshold, itís a statement of fact. Would you count that as a correct answer to your 11-12 year olds? If so I think weíve found that grade inflation that some talk about on this board from time to time.


Would I count it as a correct answer? It would depend on the context/situation.

And as far as grade inflation, there are more than a few students, former students and parents in my community that, if anything, would tell you that I'm guilty of grade deflation.

Now, let's make sure that Wayne gets the last word in.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 9:01:12 PM 

 


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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 9:16:25 PM 
Imagine that a math teacher that would allow a student to be 2,000 off and would count the answer as correct. Must be teaching that new math!
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 9:31:03 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Imagine that a math teacher that would allow a student to be 2,000 off and would count the answer as correct. Must be teaching that new math!


Come on, get real. This isnít a math class. He threw out a couple thousand and heís off by less than 1/10 of 1 percent. Youíre just trying to pick a fight. Get a life.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 9:43:40 PM 
Akron had well over 200k citizens in the 1960s and 70s, so that's when.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Official Game 12 Thread: Akron
   Posted: 11/27/2019 10:43:41 PM 
arguing over 1/10 of 1% city population data accuracy - while the stadium is Obviously 90%+ empty - jeesh...


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