Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday--May 25th, 2015

I picked up the Sporting News College Football yearbook yesterday. It gives some props to UMass.

Blake Frohnapfel is the only player with an image on the MAC synopsis page. It also has a "overated" and "underrated" capsule.

Underrated:

"UMass is its final season in the MAC, but the one-time laughingstock has plenty of offensive weapons, making bowl eligibility a realistic goal"

Frohnapfel is also listed as "best passing QB" in the league.

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A Hustle Belt writer previews the 2015 Miami Redhawks and predicts the 2-10 Miami team will beat UMass on November 21st "in a defensive struggle".

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UConn ditches the ugly dog face helmets. Sporting News picks UConn 5th in AAC's East Division.

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Speaking of uniforms, a Bleacher Report writer picks 10 teams that could use new designs. Two of the ten come from the MAC.

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The Boston Globe takes a shot a UMass alumni license plates. I know I've said this before, but I think it's downright weird that the state's dominate media outlet flat dislikes the state university. Massachusetts is the only state in the union where this happens.

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NBC Sports says Netflix is not going to join the bidding war for college football games.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Globe points out the facts. UMASS alumni are cheap and don't support their school. End of story. While a minority of alumni are bitter and vindictive, as is seen in this story.

UMass74 said...

And your explanation for UMass raising $300 million a year early is?

MonikerMaurie said...

Mass fans didn't support the Patriots until they started winning. The Globe is a rag anyway.

Anonymous said...

It would be a nice gesture to offer new and recent alumni a sharply discounted rate on the plates. After ten years or so, the rate could be adjusted.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the Boston College Globe has it in for UMass. Going on for a few decades now and I accept that. What I can’t understand is why the University system decided to advertise either a full page add or a small UM icon daily in the Globe. Those full page ads have to be running close to six figures. I would prefer that the University and the Globe view each as having diminishing relevance and move on. The Globe is financially crippled. There is no reason that UM should be handing the Globe that type of money and at the same time have to ask them to stop peeing on their pant leg.

Mark C.
UM '89
New Boston, NH

Minutefanjsf said...

The globe article is not that bad. In fact it is somewhat of an advertisement for the plates. It clearly says the registry has never taken action to stop producing plates as well. The fact that the deadline is in October gives a glimmer of hope to get there. I have my plates. The fact that a former member of the alumni board would go on the record with such petty comments is outrageous.