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Redhead
03-08-2012, 06:18 PM
This comment is so ignorantly wrong it's laughable. You think BU hockey (or any hockey program), brings monies to their universities equivalent to big time hoops or football programs? Seriously?

The reason why big time basketball/football schools generate income from those programs is due to TV contracts.

Ah, hellooo...what about the Brown Bear Hockey Network??

chickod
03-09-2012, 06:36 AM
You think BU hockey (or any hockey program), brings monies to their universities equivalent to big time hoops or football programs? Seriously?

No...my point was that it is ANALAGOUS to those programs in the sense that it is at the top of the food chain at BU. It's a flagship program. So any radical upheaval will do tremendous collateral damage to the university (and maybe you don't agree with that, either). Obviously we're talking athletics here. I'm not intimating that there is any relationship between the hockey program relative to the school's reputation if you compare it to the biology program or the med school or SFA. I'm saying in the athletic "bubble" here it's analagous by way of its standing relative to other sports. Do you think ANYONE would have even noticed if this happened with the ultimate frisbee team? When I was at BU, golf wasn't even a varsity sport (it was a club sport). We drove in our cars to competitions (those of us who had cars) and paid our own entry fees and greens fees. Nobody even knew who were were (nor did they care). Everything is relative. I wasn't referring to actual dollars - I was referencing "relative" standing among the athletic programs, of which hockey is king and there isn't even a close second place...

Onion Man
03-09-2012, 07:42 AM
Ah, hellooo...what about the Brown Bear Hockey Network??

I stand corrected. :)

chickod
03-09-2012, 08:16 AM
This is why it is meaningless to look at the PWR before the END of the season: Lowell loses to Providence last night so BU moves UP to T4 without even playing...

pirate
03-09-2012, 08:30 AM
This is why it is meaningless to look at the PWR before the END of the season: Lowell loses to Providence last night so BU moves UP to T4 without even playing...

yeah, but think of all the extra threads and posts it generates...such as this one...see, it works

chickod
03-09-2012, 09:27 AM
yeah, but think of all the extra threads and posts it generates...such as this one...see, it works

Good points! (get it? "points" - ha ha ha ha ha) I'm giddy today because there's a game tonight...it's a long wait this time of the year!

claver2010
03-09-2012, 11:43 AM
Kudos to you guys for making the times today.

Terrierbyassociation
03-09-2012, 12:10 PM
Why did they include someone from the dental school? Because they are just trying to save face. Unfortunately for you guys I'll be here all night.

Quality! :)

BigRedTerrier
03-09-2012, 12:15 PM
Good points! (get it? "points" - ha ha ha ha ha) I'm giddy today because there's a game tonight...it's a long wait this time of the year!

I believe the kids nowadays call them "ponies"

KnightsOfTheRound
03-09-2012, 12:30 PM
Kudos to you guys for making the times today.

This is what our friend is talking about
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/sports/hockey/arrests-prompting-hard-look-at-top-hockey-program.html?pagewanted=1

Terrierbyassociation
03-09-2012, 12:40 PM
UNH has moved to dead last in the PWR, if BU beats them, they're likely out and there goes five TUC wins.

I wonder if losing once and winning in three games is better for BU.

Oh well, the only way to get a 1 seed is BY WINNING THE WHOLE **** THING. (And probably having someone upset BC, bwahaha.)

FiveHole12
03-09-2012, 01:02 PM
Look at that first page picture! (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/sports/hockey/arrests-prompting-hard-look-at-top-hockey-program.html?pagewanted=1)
Billy Arnold can't hold a candle to Gerbe. Had a chance to behead a Terrier and nary a scratch. :rolleyes:
The Eagles are going soft. :( :p

claver2010
03-09-2012, 01:12 PM
Look at that first page picture! (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/sports/hockey/arrests-prompting-hard-look-at-top-hockey-program.html?pagewanted=1)
Billy Arnold can't hold a candle to Gerbe. Had a chance to behead a Terrier and nary a scratch. :rolleyes:
The Eagles are going soft. :( :p

But Whitney looks like he's trying to slice Megan's arm off! :eek:







:D

ericredaxe
03-09-2012, 01:15 PM
This is what our friend is talking about
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/sports/hockey/arrests-prompting-hard-look-at-top-hockey-program.html?pagewanted=1

Nice shot of the typical dirty hack BC player high sticking Megan! :D

ColinWilsonFan
03-09-2012, 02:00 PM
I have 2 great seats available.... for Friday Nights Game and Saturdays 4 PM start...

Section 103 Row I Dead Center Ice behind visitors bench

email me at federfamily@rcn.com ASAP to arrange...

have to have this all settled by 5 pm... and pick up in Brookline

chickod
03-09-2012, 02:02 PM
This is what our friend is talking about
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/sports/hockey/arrests-prompting-hard-look-at-top-hockey-program.html?pagewanted=1

All you need to read is the last paragraph...that says it all.

Scarlet
03-09-2012, 02:41 PM
UNH has moved to dead last in the PWR, if BU beats them, they're likely out and there goes five TUC wins.

I wonder if losing once and winning in three games is better for BU.

Oh well, the only way to get a 1 seed is BY WINNING THE WHOLE **** THING. (And probably having someone upset BC, bwahaha.)

What difference does it make? Who cares if all 5 of those wins go away? What does that do? Give BU a lower seed and be shipped out west? Big deal. If they don't win, it doesn't really matter a whole hell of a lot. If they hadn't lost a few of the games they did during the season, we probably wouldn't be having this conversation. They didn't win some of those games so now they need to focus on winning NOW. Just keep winning and let the chips fall where they may. If they get shipped to Green Bay or St. Paul and don't win out there, it's not because of some other team not doing something. It's because they didn't play well enough. It shouldn't matter where they play or what seed they are. They are in charge of their own destiny.

buoldtimer
03-09-2012, 02:53 PM
Kudos to you guys for making the times today.

From the NYT article...

"...But Brown, the university president, said a particular area of interest for the task force was the hockey programís reliance on players who spend at least one year in elite-level junior leagues before setting foot on campus."

I don't like the sound of that.

chickod
03-09-2012, 03:06 PM
What difference does it make?

Correct. Not to mention all of the other permutations that could occur. As I said last week, I think sometimes the players actually look at this stuff and lose focus. The only thing that matters is the game we are playing TONIGHT. If you win and gain momentum, it shouldn't matter who or where you play. The PWR is for losers and teams on the bubble. If we win (I'm just saying) every game the rest of the year, we win the National Championship. And it doesn't matter if we were #1 or #16 in the Pairwise...

Tater
03-09-2012, 03:48 PM
From the NYT article...

"...But Brown, the university president, said a particular area of interest for the task force was the hockey programís reliance on players who spend at least one year in elite-level junior leagues before setting foot on campus."

I don't like the sound of that.

So someone who has played a year in juniors has more of a chance to be someone who gets into trouble? Ridiculous concept to begin with.