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candycanes99
04-02-2010, 01:37 PM
Here we go. Bonino is already gone, Shattenkirk will be signing within weeks or days apparently, and Colby is being as indecisive as he would be with opposing forwards coming at him in an odd-man rush.

What are we looking forward to most next year? How much of a jump in production are we going to need from some underacheiving guys to have a prayer with a lot of young talent?

And who gets the C's and A's?

Terrierbyassociation
04-02-2010, 01:42 PM
I like this thread title.

Terrier520
04-02-2010, 01:42 PM
Yet your last question hasn't been answer yet, honey.

Bomber
04-02-2010, 01:54 PM
Agreed on thread title. FL needs to delete his.

To answer the "closing thread question"

I heard it closes at 30 minutes after the hour after it hits 1000 posts. Could be BS, but sure enough that's what happened to the BU Season thread.

I have no answers for BU Hockey in 2010-2011.

Federal League
04-02-2010, 01:55 PM
Other thread with much more boring title has been deleted.

mookie1995
04-02-2010, 02:03 PM
http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/local_guide/search-for-a-star-10-semi-finalists

hey, to get us back on the winners side.... everyone, please go clicky above and vote for my niece Chelsea. Chelsea is a SU grad (09) and was an actual live cheerleader for the orangemen, er orangepersons.

votes are appreciated and mookie never forgets a favor owed.;)



To answer the "closing thread question"

I heard it closes at 30 minutes after the hour after it hits 1000 posts. Could be BS, but sure enough that's what happened to the BU Season thread..

that's the fact, jack. :cool:

candycanes99
04-02-2010, 02:11 PM
I heard it closes at 30 minutes after the hour after it hits 1000 posts. Could be BS, but sure enough that's what happened to the BU Season thread.

Actually, I got the final post in at 2:31. I must have beaten the system! Thanks for the answer.


http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/local_guide/search-for-a-star-10-semi-finalists

hey, to get us back on the winners side.... everyone, please go clicky above and vote for my niece Chelsea. Chelsea is a SU grad (09) and was an actual live cheerleader for the orangemen, er orangepersons.

votes are appreciated and mookie never forgets a favor owed.;)

Hmm, it won't let me vote at work (stupid work computer). I'll try to remember when I get home.

slurpees
04-02-2010, 02:25 PM
http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/local_guide/search-for-a-star-10-semi-finalists

hey, to get us back on the winners side.... everyone, please go clicky above and vote for my niece Chelsea. Chelsea is a SU grad (09) and was an actual live cheerleader for the orangemen, er orangepersons.



Boo Fruit University!

collegefan06
04-02-2010, 04:00 PM
So Parker is clamping down on the team and carping about attitude. This team was a semester late getting out of the gate.
I hope Parker is asking himself why he and his coaches were too busy to show up at Captain's practices as they have in past years? Were they still drunk from the players success the previous season while the returning players only had a national championship hangover? That young team needed commitment and leadership from the coaches from the day they stepped on campus last August but it didn't arrive until January......oh, but its the players fault they followed their coach and ditched commitment to success.
This team got off on the wrong foot day one. Parker can blame the captains and upper class men all he wants but if he looks honestly at the last season he will admit (as he partially did giving himself an F in the midseason grades) he set the tone of no plan, no focus, no sharpness and ultimately no accountability that infected everyone associated with that Terrier team. These 21 year olds watched their veteran coach's preoccupation with his own affairs and took his cue beautifully. Others may disagree but that is how I see it.
Let the negative reps begin!

Scarlet
04-02-2010, 04:06 PM
So Parker is clamping down on the team and carping about attitude. This team was a semester late getting out of the gate.
I hope Parker is asking himself why he and his coaches were too busy to show up at Captain's practices as they have in past years? Were they still drunk from the players success the previous season while the returning players only had a national championship hangover? That young team needed commitment and leadership from the coaches from the day they stepped on campus last August but it didn't arrive until January......oh, but its the players fault they followed their coach and ditched commitment to success.
This team got off on the wrong foot day one. Parker can blame the captains and upper class men all he wants but if he looks honestly at the last season he will admit (as he partially did giving himself an F in the midseason grades) he set the tone of no plan, no focus, no sharpness and ultimately no accountability that infected everyone associated with that Terrier team. These 21 year olds watched their veteran coach's preoccupation with his own affairs and took his cue beautifully. Others may disagree but that is how I see it.
Let the negative reps begin!

:rolleyes:

Agganis
04-02-2010, 05:18 PM
cf06, you know why they are called Captain's practices right? If the coach was there it'd just be called practice. And we don't exactly want to end up in a RichRod situation now, do we?

ETA: FL and BUH, really liked the 4/1 edition of the Freep, IMO it was better than last year's (except for the ever important, references to me category;)) I especially liked Alex Greer's shout out and the Chambers scapegoat line. In retrospect this might have been better as an FB message, but oh well.

Onion Man
04-02-2010, 05:23 PM
Parker is...drunk from...captains...F...that Terrier team.

Chopped up your post a bit for accuracy. :)

Terrier520
04-02-2010, 05:47 PM
Chopped up your post a bit for accuracy. :)
Okay, that was pretty funny.

Terrier520
04-02-2010, 05:48 PM
cf06, you know why they are called Captain's practices right? If the coach was there it'd just be called practice. And we don't exactly want to end up in a RichRod situation now, do we?

ETA: FL and BUH, really liked the 4/1 edition of the Freep, IMO it was better than last year's (except for the ever important, references to me category;)) I especially liked Alex Greer's shout out and the Chambers scapegoat line. In retrospect this might have been better as an FB message, but oh well.

Is this still available on the website?

BU Hammer
04-02-2010, 06:16 PM
Is this still available on the website?

No, and I actually haven't seen the hard copy yet myself, which is a real shame. Glad somebody liked the basketball piece, though. Have to give credit to FL for that idea.

Terrier520
04-02-2010, 06:18 PM
I'd love to read the sports stories if someone can post em. Especially the one about the Quite strom

collegefan06
04-02-2010, 06:20 PM
cf06, you know why they are called Captain's practices right? If the coach was there it'd just be called practice. And we don't exactly want to end up in a RichRod situation now, do we?


Agganis, I am not positive of the exact NCAA policy with Captain's practices but I believe 1 coach can actually be on the ice or maybe its only on the bench. My point is that in past years the coaches are regularly at these practices and they were not last year.

I'd be interested in what those closer to the team like Rogie or FL can add to this but I was told early on that Parker was everywhere but at the rink unlike past years and the other coaches were largely no-shows as well. I have been of the opinion that much of this team's lack of direction came from a lack of focus and accountability from the coaching staff that was then picked up by the players themselves.

There is accountability to go all around but Parker punishing the returning players seems childish and immature and will only foster the lack of respect and not being on the same page that impacted this year's team. Looking to next year if the accountability is not jointly shared by coaches and players alike we will be having this same conversation April 1, 2011. Just my opinion.

Federal League
04-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Agganis, I am not positive of the exact NCAA policy with Captain's practices but I believe 1 coach can actually be on the ice or maybe its only on the bench. My point is that in past years the coaches are regularly at these practices and they were not last year.

I'd be interested in what those closer to the team like Rogie or FL can add to this but I was told early on that Parker was everywhere but at the rink unlike past years and the other coaches were largely no-shows as well. I have been of the opinion that much of this team's lack of direction came from a lack of focus and accountability from the coaching staff that was then picked up by the players themselves.

I have no idea what happened with captain's practices, whether coaches were there, whether they were different than previous years. I honestly don't know anything about them. BTW, the paper was called "The Daily Free Prophet" and everything was Harry Potter-themed.


Is this still available on the website?

They never went online. Gimme a couple minutes. I'll post the two relating to hockey and the aforementioned basketball article.

Federal League
04-02-2010, 06:40 PM
Projectile Dysfunction
Terriers stifle Eagles' brooms in 150-10 victory marred by Gerbe's use of Broomagra

By Quentin the Queer

In its first game since officially becoming the Boston University men’s quidditch team, the squad formerly known as the BU men’s hockey team defeated Boston College 150-10. The switch to quidditch came after a unanimous vote by the team to abandon hockey in the wake of their 2009 NCAA championship victory.

“Gryba excited to play quidditch,” BU assistant captain Eric Gryba said. “Gryba ram beaters with broom from behind. Gryba kill.”

There was more weak ramming than killing in the match, which featured a pathetic display of flying as most of the players couldn’t get their brooms up. The few players who did not suffer from projectile dysfunction resorted to smacking each other in the face with balls and brooms, thus limiting their scoring chances.

Because BC’s hockey team is getting ready for the Flying Four, the Eagles had to bring back former hockey players to fill their roster. Most notable among the returnees was Nathan Gerbe, who played seeker.

Gerbe was initially ruled ineligible because his broom was too small, but he was able to make it long enough to meet quidditch regulations by taking some Broomagra.

Gerbe zoomed all over the field and had 12 chances to end the match as he continually found and caught up to the snitch. Unfortunately for the Eagles, his hands were too small to close around it.

“I hate being a midget,” Gerbe said. “My broom’s so short. It just doesn’t measure up to all the other guys. It’s so embarrassing when we’re in the locker room. I can see all the guys snickering at me. I try to hide it under my robes so no one will see it.”

Neither Kieran Millan nor “Touchdown” Cory Schneider were successful in flying high enough to defend their respective goals. Despite the fact that both teams had unimpeded access to both the front and back rings all game, they struggled to fit balls into the opening.

BC’s Krys Kolanos was the only player to thrust the quaffle through the ring. He initially tried to shove two balls through the ring at once, but could only squeeze one in.

“Those rings were tight, man,” Kolanos said. “You could tell they’ve never been stretched out before. They were barely wide enough to fit your broom through, never mind a ball. I got way too greedy trying to get two balls in there.”

BU’s best scoring chance came 7 hours and 34 minutes into the ridiculously drawn-out affair when Joe Pereira came in on a breakaway. But the injury-plagued chaser somehow managed to snap his broom in half and impale himself in mid-air. Pereira’s status for the rest of the season is unknown, but reports say he is currently trying a new type of magic to help re-grow his spleen.

After twelve hours, the match finally came to an end when walk-on seeker Alex Greer accidentally swallowed the snitch, giving BU the 150-10 victory.

“I’ve never had anything enter my mouth with that kind of velocity,” Greer said. “It just slammed into the back of my throat. I gagged a little.”

Dennis Wolff returned to BU to coach the match because hockey coach Jack Parker said quidditch was “too newfangled for my liking.” He did, however, say that he expected a “great college quidditch game.”

“I don’t care for these wizard games, but I was told that defense played a big role, so I agreed to coach,” Wolff said. “Any game that has a strong emphasis on defense is OK with me. It was a hard-fought game and both teams played very hard.

“I was happy with how much we were able to slow the game down. We really made it as boring as possible for those two fans. The only disappointment tonight was that my son Matt couldn’t make it back in time to play. I certainly would’ve given him a lot of playing time."

The Terriers will next face the Perkins School of the Blind. Perkins has yet to win a game this season, as they’ve consistently struggled to dodge bludgers and find the snitch.

“It’s like we can’t even see the balls coming at us,” said Perkins coach Kellen Heller. “We’ve had shots hit us in the eyes, nose, hair, you name it. It’s messy.”

Federal League
04-02-2010, 06:44 PM
Matt Gilroy returns to BU

By Lieutenant Pete Mitchell

In shocking news out of Madison Square Garden, former Boston University defenseman Matt Gilroy has decided to forego the rest of his contract with the New York Rangers and return to his alma mater. Gilroy gives up the remaining portion of this year’s salary along with the $2.1 million due to him for the 2010-2011 season.

When pressed for further reasoning to his decision, a sentimental Gilroy harkened back to his glory days along Commonwealth Avenue.

“I just miss college brah,” Gilroy said. “The learning, the sophistication, the exploration of the self. I just feel like I never got a chance to show off my scholarly abilities. Also, it’s been really hard to get some when you only score 15 points as an ‘offensive defenseman.’ Wait, that last part was off record, right?”

Gilroy plans to join a variety of clubs to maximize his college experience this time. The highly successful Quidditch team has ramped up its efforts to recruit this young Muggle.

“It’s amazing how they fly around on those broomsticks,” Gilroy said. “It would be great if I knew how to apparate in the NHL; skating back to the defensive zone is just such a hassle. Also, I only got to the middle of book 3 so I’m not really sure what happens. Have they caught Sirius Black yet?”

Growing up in Long Island, Gilroy lists his only experience with magic as “the times when the tanning salon was open early on weekends, dude” and every time K-Mart had a sale on hair gel.

“The Quidditch coach has been slipping me envelopes with these things called Galleons,” Gilroy said. “They look like those coins with the chocolate inside, but so far I haven’t had any success opening them. I’m only a level 2 Druid on World of Warcraft, maybe I need to increase my mana first?”

The question on everyone’s mind is, of course: will Gilroy find time to jump-start BU’s struggling hockey program? Although the 25-year-old plans to focus on perfecting his Patronus charm, he still sees his expired eligibility as but a small hurdle.

“I can always pretend I’m my brother,” Gilroy said referring to brother Kevin, a sophomore on the men’s hockey team. “It’s not like anyone knows what he looks like or has ever seen him play.”