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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    In honor of Jake Marrello, today is 4 September 2017. There are 26 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 30 September 2017 for the start of next season.

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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by turk181 View Post
    What makes it a head scratcher is that Franks was the only kicker in camp. They then picked up the Browns’ kicker making AF dispensable I guess.... http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/ar...6-64f912343c4a
    I have a bit of paranoia about this one. part of me thinks they might have had some secret knowledge that the Brown kicker would be available and for that reason had no other kicker in camp to challenge Andrew. Will see how this all works out as they mention that the new kicker had slightly better numbers (field goal percentage and extra point percentage) but that is very subjective as these guys do not kick these things in a vacuum. The protection afforded them is important, the weather conditions for their kicks, even the field they get to kick mostly on and the surface they kick off of. They love to quote statistics but those stats can be made to reinforce any story you want. it remains to be seen if the Dolphins made a smart move. Their new kicker has a history of leg injury problems in a sport where even the supposedly untouchable kickers can take a few fairly violent hits. Andrew's leg is too strong and his accuracy fairly good for him to remain on the sidelines for long.
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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Waite21 View Post
    Yes, Hobart did, indeed, get upset in their first game. They were ranked 14th going into the game, but lost to Brockport, 34-20.

    Oddly, RPI's next opponent (WPI) and their last previous opponent (SUNY Maritime) both won yesterday by larger margins than RPI did. SUNY Maritime beat Maine Maritime, 59-13, while WPI blasted Anna Maria, 48-0.
    We did look good but the as you mentioned, the quality of the opponent was questionable. We ran the ball well and had one of our best defensive games in years. But at this level, often it is all about the passing offense. Seems that in Division III, the better teams usually can stop the best running offenses but the truly good passing teams are the ones that find it far easier to move the ball down the field and to score. WPI will be a real test. Looking over our roster, we have some very large individuals suited up but the overall size of the team on average is not very big.
    For those who viewed the game on WRI TV, did anyone have trouble getting the game to play using the Firefox browser? I just could not get it to load but it played fine in Chrome when I switched over.
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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    I couldn't get the game to play at all.

    My browser is Internet Explorer. I know nothing about Firefox or Chrome.

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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    In honor of Jaren Burke and Whitney Renn, today is 5 September 2017. There are 25 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 30 September 2017 for the start of next season.

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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by ServinisScores View Post
    he was cut a couple hours ago
    That's not all that surprising. Critics were saying he was a mediocre kicker, and they probably felt, during the preseason, that he was getting complacent because there wasn't competition. Will he be able to kick for another team? Perhaps. However, he did get a pretty good degree that he could start using if this is the end of his football road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    For those who viewed the game on WRI TV, did anyone have trouble getting the game to play using the Firefox browser? I just could not get it to load but it played fine in Chrome when I switched over.
    Wouldn't know for sure, as we haven't had internet for 3 weeks. Did it seem like RPI-TV changed any sort of background applications in their presentation? Did the YouTube feed run OK?
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Ahh crap I agree exactly with what FlagDude said.
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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by turk181 View Post
    What makes it a head scratcher is that Franks was the only kicker in camp. They then picked up the Browns’ kicker making AF dispensable I guess.... http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/ar...6-64f912343c4a
    Saw him in one of their pre-season games. Dude kicks a 56 yarder, then makes the tackle on the ensuing kickoff, causing a fumble and a turnover. Not sure what else you can do as a kicker. Wonder if he would have been cut if he was an Alabama grad instead of RPI.

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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Wouldn't know for sure, as we haven't had internet for 3 weeks. Did it seem like RPI-TV changed any sort of background applications in their presentation? Did the YouTube feed run OK?
    YouTube feed has become even more difficult. The change over from using flash for videos has wrecked havoc on my older computers. As I mentioned, could not get RPI-TV live feed for the football game to play with Firefox no matter what I tried (disabled anything else running as any sort of ad blocker). But it did play fine using Chrome browser. My version of IE is so old that I would not even try it. Old videos stored on the site play just fine on both browsers, but the live feed only on Chrome.
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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by TucsonMike View Post
    Saw him in one of their pre-season games. Dude kicks a 56 yarder, then makes the tackle on the ensuing kickoff, causing a fumble and a turnover. Not sure what else you can do as a kicker. Wonder if he would have been cut if he was an Alabama grad instead of RPI.
    Hard to understand the Dolphin decision but one never knows at this level. Could be a money thing. Certainly the differences in their respective statistics are not enough to make that much of a difference especially since they recorded those numbers with two entirely different teams. kicker statistics can never be looked at in a vacuum since they are so dependent on the performance of the rest of the team. You cannot kick a lot of field goals if your team does not get you in range. Looking at just one or two seasons is just not enough as games are played under all sorts of conditions. Andrew has a live leg and many of his kickofs are not returned. Suspect he is on the short list for a few teams right now as a back up if a fellow goes down.
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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    In honor of Will Reilly, today is 6 September 2017. There are 24 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 30 September 2017 for the start of next season.

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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    FWIW, Bradley Bell and Sam Rappaport are still in the online directory, but Alex Rodriguez is gone.

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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    YouTube feed has become even more difficult. The change over from using flash for videos has wrecked havoc on my older computers. As I mentioned, could not get RPI-TV live feed for the football game to play with Firefox no matter what I tried (disabled anything else running as any sort of ad blocker). But it did play fine using Chrome browser. My version of IE is so old that I would not even try it. Old videos stored on the site play just fine on both browsers, but the live feed only on Chrome.
    Doc, if you have an HDTV, I have a recommendation if you dont mind. If yes, get a chromecast, plug into your TV, and stream the games to that device. You can experience RPITV's terrific production on the big screen that takes your technology gap out of the way. Cheers & LGR!
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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by ServinisScores View Post
    Doc, if you have an HDTV, I have a recommendation if you dont mind. If yes, get a chromecast, plug into your TV, and stream the games to that device. You can experience RPITV's terrific production on the big screen that takes your technology gap out of the way. Cheers & LGR!
    SS: In the past, when i was not lazy, I would steam the YouTube video through one of our BluRay players onto the big screen. it was very good. But YouTube has made some changes and for some reason this no longer plays. The browser that is installed on the Bluray player just is not supported. For now, I will have to probably be satisfied with using the Chrome browser on my sturdy old computer. I have tried other live streams and some play and some just will not in Firefox. Things change and not always for the better! But thanks for the suggestion.
    I for one am starting to get a little itchy to start the season (I may have to put some salve on). I have no preconceived notions about anything that might happen but there is a very small part of me that is thinking we might be very pleasantly surprised.
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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    SS: In the past, when i was not lazy, I would steam the YouTube video through one of our BluRay players onto the big screen. it was very good. But YouTube has made some changes and for some reason this no longer plays. The browser that is installed on the Bluray player just is not supported. For now, I will have to probably be satisfied with using the Chrome browser on my sturdy old computer. I have tried other live streams and some play and some just will not in Firefox. Things change and not always for the better! But thanks for the suggestion.
    I for one am starting to get a little itchy to start the season (I may have to put some salve on). I have no preconceived notions about anything that might happen but there is a very small part of me that is thinking we might be very pleasantly surprised.
    Out of curiosity, are your browser versions up to date? Sometimes things "break" because of a feature that isn't necessarily supported on an old browser.
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Out of curiosity, are your browser versions up to date? Sometimes things "break" because of a feature that isn't necessarily supported on an old browser.
    As up to date as they can be except for IE which i do not use. Firefox was the latest version until last week when I backed it down one version as a few add ons did not work with the newest update as yet. Flash player is the latest version also. Apparently, Youtube and Chrome shake hands well. i suppose it is like the old days when Microsoft ruled the computer world and everything had to work with them. only now it is Google that rules and as they swallow up things, they decide what will work with their stuff and what will not. As long as Chrome will play RPI-TV streams i am fine with it.
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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    In honor of Jon Richards and Taylor Schwalbe, today is 7 September 2017. There are 23 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 30 September 2017 for the start of next season.

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    Re: RPI 2017-18 Preseason Thread: To Dream the Impossible Dream

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
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    I for one am starting to get a little itchy to start the season (I may have to put some salve on). I have no preconceived notions about anything that might happen but there is a very small part of me that is thinking we might be very pleasantly surprised.
    I too am getting itchy ( i hope it isn't just something going around).
    With the new Coaching staff and only three seniors on the team, where do you think the leadership (Captain and Asst. captains) will come from?
    I am guessing that it will come from the coaches even though they have had limited time to get to know the players.
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