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Congrats Tigers!  :clap:

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Sports Forum / Re: Our Time...
« on: April 02, 2019, 07:24:09 AM »
We all know that there’s a significant gap between the Power 5 programs and HBCU’s but does anyone else get the sense that the gap is closing in the mid-major race for both D1 and D2 HBCU’s.

Honestly? No. I wish I could say otherwise but the recent success of a couple of HBCU’s in one sport isn’t enough to move the meter for me. Nor does it negate the years of humiliating a** whoopings our schools have endured at the hands of the PWI’s.

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Sports Forum / Re: The Worst Stadiums in the NFL
« on: March 28, 2019, 06:09:59 PM »
The problem I have with these kinds of lists is that the author more or less bases the whole thing off of either his or her opinion or very weak criteria. Expensive parking/concessions does not make the entire stadium bad. Even some of the yelp reviews the author uses seem to directly contradict his or her assessment of some of the stadiums. I'm not saying some of those stadiums don't deserve to be on that list. I've been to a few of them and the criticism is well earned. Other stadiums on this list are actually nice stadiums.

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That's great news!  :clap: :bow:

...but if the team is 85% white, like I suspect it is, then how much weight should we really give this?

Roster
http://www.ncataggies.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=24500&SPID=74515&SPSID=593344

Lots of players don't have photos but point taken. The roster is definitely more diverse than I thought it would be.

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That's great news!  :clap: :bow:

...but if the team is 85% white, like I suspect it is, then how much weight should we really give this?

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Sports Forum / Re: 2019 MEAC Basketball Tournament
« on: March 14, 2019, 11:01:42 PM »
OT!!!

are you watching on Flosports?  If so, what are the terms for watching?

I’ve been watching on and off all day. I was already subscribed to the FloSports for marching band. I believe I paid something like $50 for the whole year and that entitles me to any broadcast under the FloSports umbrella. So I’ve also had access to SIAC football and the entire basketball tournament. If I remember correctly, there’s also a cheaper option for a 30 day subscription.

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Interesting. So if there are 26 regular season games to be played and 22 of them will now be conference games, that makes me wonder if Claflin will continue to do a home and home with Benedict every year. Is it even worth it? Our students CLEARLY don’t take the rivalry seriously anymore given this year’s abysmal attendance. I would like to see us just play them once a year and use those other three games to get some quality non conference competition.

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Sports Forum / Re: Antonio Brown traded to the Raiders
« on: March 10, 2019, 10:04:27 PM »
Cool. Now AB can look forward to losing to the Chiefs and Chargers twice a year. But at least he’s getting paid.  :shrug:
And you think getting paid is a bad thing as opposed to winning and being broke?

No, not at all. But I do think he just left his best chance at winning a SB in Pittsburgh. If that even matters to him at this point.

UPDATE:
And “broke” is a relative term for sure.
So what if he loses? Win did winning at all cost let alone cost to yourself feed your family? Obviously winning isn't a priority for the Rooneys right now. I don't see that same energy directed at them.

Who said anything about winning at all costs? Wanting to play for a playoff contender isn’t winning at all costs. I call that giving a damn about your legacy. And when it comes to the salary, let’s call a spade a spade. AB is a top athlete who’s going to make serious bank no matter where he plays...so let’s not pretend like he was going to be struggling to keep the lights on if he stayed in Pittsburgh. That couldn’t be further from the truth. That’s not me bashing the man making money, I just think it’s pretty ridiculous when people act like athletes of his caliber are LITERALLY struggling to feed their families.

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Sports Forum / Re: Antonio Brown traded to the Raiders
« on: March 10, 2019, 06:23:49 PM »
Cool. Now AB can look forward to losing to the Chiefs and Chargers twice a year. But at least he’s getting paid.  :shrug:

Getting paid isn’t a moral conundrum that AB or anybody in his position has to apologize for or feel bad about.

I never said it was. I’m all for players earning top dollar while they can. I just wanted to see AB go to a team that’s got at least a prayer of making the playoffs.

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Sports Forum / Re: Antonio Brown traded to the Raiders
« on: March 10, 2019, 06:00:45 PM »
Cool. Now AB can look forward to losing to the Chiefs and Chargers twice a year. But at least he’s getting paid.  :shrug:
And you think getting paid is a bad thing as opposed to winning and being broke?

No, not at all. But I do think he just left his best chance at winning a SB in Pittsburgh. If that even matters to him at this point.

UPDATE:
And “broke” is a relative term for sure.

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Sports Forum / Re: Antonio Brown traded to the Raiders
« on: March 10, 2019, 04:21:59 PM »
Cool. Now AB can look forward to losing to the Chiefs and Chargers twice a year. But at least he’s getting paid.  :shrug:

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Sports Forum / Re: UPDATE: Mr CIAA is Okay
« on: March 10, 2019, 03:17:33 PM »
Next year, he'll have a shorter drive to B'more.  Or he can hop on the train.  The CIAA isn't complete without Mr. CIAA!  :bow:

The tourney moves to B’More in 2021.

I’m glad he’s ok though. Me and my buddies would have loved to get a photo with him, assuming he’d eventually come out in something orange and maroon.

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Sports Forum / Re: Coach Sheed?
« on: March 08, 2019, 03:58:18 PM »
Interesting. If I’m the AD of a high school, I’d never hire a retired NBA player of his caliber because I know he’s going to walk in my office any day now and slip me his letter of resignation. No way he stays longer than a season. He’s just using this to hold him over until the right opportunity presents itself.

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Professor, you can show them better than you can tell them.

They will feel it in 2021. Charlotte has nothing on it's books. One year to miss 50 plus mil will be all is needed. That's how HB2 ended up getting repealed. Once that money was missed, people were like oh hell nah

It’s a shame it had to come to this though. It makes me wonder how competent the folks behind the bid are. You would think Charlotte has been burned enough times by now to know what to expect when you play with fire.

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Charlotte doesn't want the tourny anymore. Once they miss that money , they will rebid

I hope so. I fully intend to follow the tournament to Baltimore with an open mind (and more importantly) an open wallet. Something tells me though that Charlotte is the best place for the tournament.

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