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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    At least they get to use their hands.

    To me it is ridiculous to call something a "sport" in which you basically walk around all day, and occasionally whack a tiny sphere trying to put it in a hole in the ground, and then, as soon as you get it in the hole, you take it out immediately and then try and put it in another hole.

    I can see calling that a "skills contest", but a "sport" seems a bit much. Darts is as much of a "sport"! or bowling.

    "Hey, honey, let's go out for a walk."
    - but I want to do 'sports'
    "Well, then, we'll add an element of skill to it and call it a 'sport' then, okay?"
    - okay. But we still get to do the walking around part, don't we?
    "Of course."

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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    At least they get to use their hands.

    To me it is ridiculous to call something a "sport" in which you basically walk around all day, and occasionally whack a tiny sphere trying to put it in a hole in the ground, and then, as soon as you get it in the hole, you take it out immediately and then try and put it in another hole.

    I can see calling that a "skills contest", but a "sport" seems a bit much. Darts is as much of a "sport"! or bowling.

    "Hey, honey, let's go out for a walk."
    - but I want to do 'sports'
    "Well, then, we'll add an element of skill to it and call it a 'sport' then, okay?"
    - okay. But we still get to do the walking around part, don't we?
    "Of course."

    (pun intended)
    No worse than driving a car for 3 hours counter clockwise. I know how hard golf can be to play but they need to add a way to play defense.
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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by turk181 View Post
    Drew was also named to the All-Rookie Team by the ECAC..... https://www.ecachockey.com/men/2014-1...003_Men_Awards
    Glad to see that. it is more difficult for a forward to garner much notice when an entire team around him just does not score but i am expecting great things from DM again next year.
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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    ... I know how hard golf can be to play but they need to add a way to play defense.
    Take the shortest route to the cup and arrive in ill humor? This has potential.

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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    No worse than driving a car for 3 hours counter clockwise. I know how hard golf can be to play but they need to add a way to play defense.
    Hey now, in my area, we turn right!

    Plus, driving non-stop in a vehicle for that many miles is much harder than it looks. Try driving from Lincoln NE to Troy NY in a day and a half, stopping only for fuel and a couple hours of shuteye at a gas station in Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr. joe View Post
    Take the shortest route to the cup and arrive in ill humor? This has potential.
    You should ask Bokenfour. He's on the golf team and plays defense.

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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by RPI fan 4 life View Post
    You should ask Bokenfour. He's on the golf team and plays defense.
    Does he also play defense on the golf team?
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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Hey now, in my area, we turn right!

    Plus, driving non-stop in a vehicle for that many miles is much harder than it looks. Try driving from Lincoln NE to Troy NY in a day and a half, stopping only for fuel and a couple hours of shuteye at a gas station in Ohio.
    I just do not think much of any sport where you sit on your butt the entire time. And as far as driving long distances, a lot can have to do with what you driving. I would imagine a Bentley would not be too hard to take for quite some time. The only thing about driving a long distance I hate is the traffic that slows to a crawl. It is 215 miles from here to HFH and if we do not get bogged down on the Garden State Parkway(which can be ridiculously dangerous), the trip takes us just under 3 hours. The GSP however can be a two valium section of the drive at times.
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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Serious, but stupid question, do race car drivers have to go clockwise south of the Equator?
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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    Serious, but stupid question, do race car drivers have to go clockwise south of the Equator?
    In England and Australia.

    The direction of driving has more to do with which side of the road you drive on. Those in countries inspired by the left-handed emperor known as Napoleon go counter-clockwise while driving on the right. You're on the left side, so the speedier turn is left.

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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    In England and Australia.

    The direction of driving has more to do with which side of the road you drive on. Those in countries inspired by the left-handed emperor known as Napoleon go counter-clockwise while driving on the right. You're on the left side, so the speedier turn is left.
    I was merely asking about car racing on a track. Silly me, I thought they went in the direction the water swirls when you flush.
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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    I was merely asking about car racing on a track. Silly me, I thought they went in the direction the water swirls when you flush.
    But it is consistent with the direction the fluids flow from bottle to throat at the 19th hole.

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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Today is 22 March 2015. There are 195 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 3 October 2015 for the start of next season.

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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post
    Tell us how you really feel about golf?
    It is a skill, like chess. It's hard to be really good at it, and it takes a lot of practice and repetition to develop that skill.
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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Congratulations to johnk on his first-place finish in the "ECAC Pick the Playoffs" contest.
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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    Congratulations to johnk on his first-place finish in the "ECAC Pick the Playoffs" contest.
    Thanks. A little luck, plus it makes up a bit for the miserable regular season predictions I had.

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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by johnk View Post
    Thanks. A little luck, plus it makes up a bit for the miserable regular season predictions I had.
    You did a very good job. The games did not go the way most had expected. Sure there is some luck(otherwise i could never finish above my wife Jenny) but you had a lot more insight into this playoff group than the rest of us.
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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Today is 23 March 2015. There are 194 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 3 October 2015 for the start of next season.

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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Today is 23 March 2015. There are 194 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 3 October 2015 for the start of next season.
    I thought they won the league playoffs??

    Edit: Sorry, that was RIT...
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    Re: RPI 2015 Off Season Thread: Another Long Spring and Summer :(

    Just to cheer you guys up , since the formation of the current ECAC Structure in 1985 with the breaking away of the Hockey East teams, three of the current members have never won the Post Season Championship, Brown, Dartmouth and Quinnipiac. Of the teams that have won it, RPI has the 2nd longest drought now at 20 years.

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    None N/A Quinnipiac
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    1995 20 Rensselaer
    2001 14 St. Lawrence
    2007 8 Clarkson
    2008 7 Princeton
    2010 5 Cornell
    2011 4 Yale
    2014 1 Union
    2015 0 Harvard
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