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BCMike22
04-06-2010, 10:31 AM
Who to root for in the Wisky/RIT game?

Sure, Wisky has a much more impressive resume and on paper is a much better team...so knee-jerk reaction is to say you want RIT to win.

...but just look at Duke and Butler last night. Who in their right mind would have wanted to play Butler? Crowd is going to back the underdog, particularly if they're a big underdog (as RIT was entering the tourney) and the crowd at Ford Field would undoubtedly be cheering hard for RIT vs. either BC or Miami should they make it through.

So what say you?

theprofromdover
04-06-2010, 10:36 AM
Who to root for in the Wisky/RIT game?

Sure, Wisky has a much more impressive resume and on paper is a much better team...so knee-jerk reaction is to say you want RIT to win.

...but just look at Duke and Butler last night. Who in their right mind would have wanted to play Butler? Crowd is going to back the underdog, particularly if they're a big underdog (as RIT was entering the tourney) and the crowd at Ford Field would undoubtedly be cheering hard for RIT vs. either BC or Miami should they make it through.

So what say you?

I'm concerned about Miami, not the following game..

BCMike22
04-06-2010, 10:38 AM
I'm concerned about Miami, not the following game..

I love it when people do this.

Well, if BC loses, then you can blame me for posting this thread and blowing my concentration on the upcoming game Thursday. I hope the kids will someday forgive me should we blow the chance at playing because I posted this thread.

Nick Papagiorgio
04-06-2010, 10:40 AM
Probably going to go with RIT. They are the underdog, which is a favorite of the casual observer. I like Wisconsin, but let's be real. 6 titles in 10 appearances in the FF so far... I think they could use their win % to come down a bit.

BC vs. Wisconsin, however, sets up a heavyweight fight on Saturday night and would draw a lot bigger audience on ESPN. And a chance for some 2006 payback.

MUhawks628
04-06-2010, 10:44 AM
Probably RIT...if Miami wins Wisconsin is the scarier team. If Miami looses, RIT just so I can have a strong rooting interest at the game Saturday night. Everyone loves an underdog. Would love to see what ratings a Miami/RIT final would draw. lol?

superfan11
04-06-2010, 12:01 PM
Probably going to go with RIT. They are the underdog, which is a favorite of the casual observer. I like Wisconsin, but let's be real. 6 titles in 10 appearances in the FF so far... I think they could use their win % to come down a bit.

BC vs. Wisconsin, however, sets up a heavyweight fight on Saturday night and would draw a lot bigger audience on ESPN. And a chance for some 2006 payback.

i know the fans may view a bc-wisco final as a 'payback' game for '06 but only 1 player from wisconsin actually played in that game so i dont buy it from a players' perspective..... fairly sure jerry york and mike eaves get along to since he sent both his kids to bc

thecomicbookguy
04-06-2010, 12:11 PM
I love it when people do this.

Well, if BC loses, then you can blame me for posting this thread and blowing my concentration on the upcoming game Thursday. I hope the kids will someday forgive me should we blow the chance at playing because I posted this thread.
Even if one were to believe in this kind of thing jinxing their team, I think this thread is OK, as it's asking fans on both sides of the Semi, not just one.


fairly sure jerry york and mike eaves get along to since he sent both his kids to bc
Yeah, but did you see what BC did to Ben? ;)

He was injured a lot.

sterlippo1
04-06-2010, 12:11 PM
with out a doubt, RIT!

BC Fan in KCMO
04-06-2010, 12:20 PM
My wife and I are going to root for RIT. It's a nice underdog story. Kind of like last night's Duke/Butler game. It's nothing against Wisconsin, we've been to a couple of games there including the Camp Randall Classic back in February, and enjoyed ourselves. They have a fantastic fan base. But, we are still going to pull for the Tigers. It doesn't matter much since we, obviously, hope to see BC beat Miami and the RIT/Wisconsin winner for a fourth National Championship!

BCMike22
04-06-2010, 12:46 PM
Even if one were to believe in this kind of thing jinxing their team, I think this thread is OK, as it's asking fans on both sides of the Semi, not just one.






WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!?!?!? YOU'RE GOING TO JINX IT FOR ALL OF US!!

Chris_NH
04-06-2010, 12:51 PM
Of course the sensible answer is that the Miami game is the one that matters. But if BC were to win the whole shebang I'd be rooting for Wisconsin in the matinee. That way, BC couldn't be accused of dodging any bullets.

thecomicbookguy
04-06-2010, 01:03 PM
WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!?!?!? YOU'RE GOING TO JINX IT FOR ALL OF US!!
All 4 teams are going to lose now! [/evil laughter]


Of course the sensible answer is that the Miami game is the one that matters. But if BC were to win the whole shebang I'd be rooting for Wisconsin in the matinee. That way, BC couldn't be accused of dodging any bullets.
They've already beat Alaska and Yale - who would accuse BC of "dodging bullets"? :confused: ;)

jdevoejr
04-06-2010, 01:20 PM
Probably going to go with RIT. They are the underdog, which is a favorite of the casual observer. I like Wisconsin, but let's be real. 6 titles in 10 appearances in the FF so far... I think they could use their win % to come down a bit.

BC vs. Wisconsin, however, sets up a heavyweight fight on Saturday night and would draw a lot bigger audience on ESPN. And a chance for some 2006 payback.

I'm not sure that's the case. If you're a college hockey fan you're watching. If you're not then you don't know who the heavywights are anyway and if you gonna watch it's probably because you're over a buddies house or in a bar where it's on. (and Tiger doesn't make the cut)

Nick Papagiorgio
04-06-2010, 01:35 PM
I'm not sure that's the case. If you're a college hockey fan you're watching. If you're not then you don't know who the heavywights are anyway and if you gonna watch it's probably because you're over a buddies house or in a bar where it's on. (and Tiger doesn't make the cut)

Wisconsin is a giant Big10 school. Of course they're going to bring more viewers. It'll be easier for ESPN to promote as well as a result of this. BC-RIT wouldn't come close to BC-Wisc ratings. Not that it matters but still...

BC already dodged North Dakota. The fanboys already have their ammo in case BC grabs title #4.

Zudnic
04-06-2010, 01:51 PM
With apologies to RIT - Any college hockey fan, regardless of what team they follow, would be lying if they said they'd rather face Wisconsin than RIT, in the NCAA's or not.

RIT4life
04-06-2010, 02:01 PM
With apologies to RIT - Any college hockey fan, regardless of what team they follow, would be lying if they said they'd rather face Wisconsin than RIT, in the NCAA's or not.

I'd like to see RIT vs BC, not because I am an alum of rit (ok, well, partly cause i am an alum and would love to see them in the title game) but because jerry york coached wayne wilson when both were at bowling green.. always nice to see the student beat the teacher, so to speak.

BCMike22
04-06-2010, 02:02 PM
I'd like to see RIT vs BC, not because I am an alum of rit (ok, well, partly cause i am an alum and would love to see them in the title game) but because jerry york coached wayne wilson when both were at bowling green.. always nice to see the student beat the teacher, so to speak.

Interesting angle...

RIT4life
04-06-2010, 03:22 PM
Interesting angle...

yes, and the interesting thing is wayne wilson was the captain of the team that won in 1984 for bowling green when jerry york was coach and guess what? Brian Hills was on that team and he is the current assistant coach.. so a lot of interesting storylines for this FF.

Jon
04-06-2010, 08:43 PM
All 4 teams are going to lose now! [/evil laughter]



If we can get 40 teams behind them to lose, PC might have a chance!