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Old 09-29-2006, 04:33 AM
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Had dinner tonight with some people from Long Island, NY....

One of them brought up the reasons his son had quit 1AA football and taken up rugby and rowing...

I pondered why NY state despite its population had such crap College Football programs....

Some gems from the ensuing conversation were:

1. The Rutgers alumnus who was so psyched about tomorrow's game he needed score updates (I, the gambler, assured him that would not be a problem)...I talked about the great year that Rutgers was having...someone asked who they were playing...the rabid fan alumnus said Central Florida...all I could think was two covers in 3 days would be tough...gotta play the scarlett knights...

2. My disparaging remarks about NY state football programs met with a meek response...1st someone offered Buffalo...after pointing out their ineptitude I was met with an even more bizarre alumnus thereof announced that that since they became Div 1A their program had taken off and would soon be a national powerhouse representing NY...

3. Finally one person said that football wasn't the be all and end all....good point I thought expecting to hear all about Syracuse, St. Johns etc...."what about Hofstra"....huh...being out of basketball form I asked if they played in the CAA or MAAC honestly not remembering...the answer was classic..."gee I don't know. I really should since I'm a Trustee"...
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:56 AM
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One side of my family is from LI. I go there thinking I can get some brownies with sports talk and always get the same blank stare, they don't fukking know sports exist.

I get why the rich white boys gravitate towards laccrosse and rowing, I don't get why the programs blow.

....................oh wait, I do get it. In order to win, you have to sell your soul academically. There are lots of closet good schools in NY that will not prostitute themselves to football, although sometimes hoops is ok, and way easier mind you.
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:27 PM
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WAs out with a Rutgers alum last night who would not stfu abt them being ranked for the first time in god knows how long.

BTW Syracuse is not such a bad FB program.
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:36 PM
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My cousin is an Rutgers Alum.

He is rather passe about the whole thing. I got the impression his wife didnt let him spend his Saturdays watching college football. Alumnus or not.

Poor bastard is better off.
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