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FreshFish
11-18-2013, 11:21 AM
It's kind of early to be campaigning for Poser of the Year, isn't it?

Also, i thought that anyone who actively campaigned for that "honor" was automatically disqualified.

ibanezist00
11-18-2013, 11:26 AM
Hate to break it to you, but anyone who thinks that we will have consistent success, all the time, in (IMO) the most top-to-bottom competitive league in Division I ice hockey... is delusional. You will have ups and downs, that is the nature of college athletics. The man has beyond proven that he can recruit and run a skill-talented team... of course there are other aspects to be improved, but I haven't seen Brown fans calling for the head coach's head after years of dwelling in the basement of the ECAC.

RPI_2003
11-18-2013, 12:07 PM
Hate to break it to you, but anyone who thinks that we will have consistent success, all the time, in (IMO) the most top-to-bottom competitive league in Division I ice hockey... is delusional. You will have ups and downs, that is the nature of college athletics. The man has beyond proven that he can recruit and run a skill-talented team... of course there are other aspects to be improved, but I haven't seen Brown fans calling for the head coach's head after years of dwelling in the basement of the ECAC.

+1, and also OGC has brought elements of class to the program that goes beyond running a high-profile team.

UnionHockeyManiac
11-18-2013, 12:18 PM
I'd prefer if RPI did not fire Seth Appert. Let him stick around for a few more years.

ibanezist00
11-18-2013, 12:36 PM
I'd prefer if RPI did not fire Seth Appert. Let him stick around for a few more years.

And we'd prefer if Union players didn't headlock/headhunt a skill player of ours and throw him down on the ice when holding a 4 to 1 lead late in the game, but you can't always get what you wish for.

UnionHockeyManiac
11-18-2013, 12:57 PM
And we'd prefer if Union players didn't headlock/headhunt a skill player of ours and throw him down on the ice when holding a 4 to 1 lead late in the game, but you can't always get what you wish for.

I have wished for victories against RPI the last 10 times we've played them. So I do always get what I wish for in this case.

Appert is now 4-20-3 against Union since becoming RPI's coach in 2006. Wow.

RPIPuzzleGuy
11-18-2013, 01:08 PM
I've come out of lurking just to say how incredibly stupid this thread is. I'm as irritated about the playoff shortcomings and the losing streak to Union as anyone; the latter was humiliating four or five losses ago. (Thanks to the football team for picking us up this weekend.) And you can see in my signature the comically bad results of my recent attendance. But this is the definition of overreaction.

You want to ignore last year's second-place finish and an NCAA tournament appearance, fire a coach we just extended, alienate players and recruits, and hit the reset button on our program because of a few bad weekends? What do you think the next step is? You have somebody better in mind? Herb Brooks is not walking through that door.

I can only hope that this community doesn't lump the entire RPI fanbase in with you. You're embarrassing yourself.

FlagDUDE08
11-18-2013, 01:47 PM
I've come out of lurking just to say how incredibly stupid this thread is. I'm as irritated about the playoff shortcomings and the losing streak to Union as anyone; the latter was humiliating four or five losses ago. (Thanks to the football team for picking us up this weekend.) And you can see in my signature the comically bad results of my recent attendance. But this is the definition of overreaction.

You want to ignore last year's second-place finish and an NCAA tournament appearance, fire a coach we just extended, alienate players and recruits, and hit the reset button on our program because of a few bad weekends? What do you think the next step is? You have somebody better in mind? Herb Brooks is not walking through that door.

I can only hope that this community doesn't lump the entire RPI fanbase in with you. You're embarrassing yourself.

We went to the NCAA tournament last year? That's news to me.

Forget tournament success, when are we going to score a goal for the first time since before I was born?

REDRocket
11-18-2013, 01:47 PM
For that comment, I'll go to games whenever I'm visiting FlagDUDETTE just to spite you. You leave your blowup doll in Troy? Silly wabbit.

RPIPuzzleGuy
11-18-2013, 01:53 PM
We went to the NCAA tournament last year? That's news to me.

Yes, employing grammatical tricks will surely bolster your point.

FlagDUDE08
11-18-2013, 01:53 PM
You leave your blowup doll in Troy? Silly wabbit.

I was wondering when the slams of me "having a fake girlfriend" were going to come. Perhaps you'd like to meet her? And I'm dead serious on that offer, too. Then again, like DrD's wife, her temper's even hotter than mine, so I wouldn't want bodily harm inflicted upon you. Of course, if we're willing to take the chance of me being able to hold her back... ;)

FlagDUDE08
11-18-2013, 01:55 PM
Yes, employing grammatical tricks will surely bolster your point.

You want to talk about 2011? I seem to remember us only getting to the tournament because Nebraska-Omaha couldn't sweep Alabama Huntsville (in other words getting lucky with who we played), and then being embarrassed on a national scale.

RPIPuzzleGuy
11-18-2013, 02:09 PM
You want to talk about 2011? I seem to remember us only getting to the tournament because Nebraska-Omaha couldn't sweep Alabama Huntsville (in other words getting lucky with who we played), and then being embarrassed on a national scale.

So no points for being in a position to take advantage of that? OK.

And last I checked, North Dakota was kind of a decent team.

Red Cloud
11-18-2013, 02:19 PM
You leave your blowup doll in Troy? Silly wabbit.

You think a blowup doll would have him?

FlagDUDE08
11-18-2013, 02:26 PM
So no points for being in a position to take advantage of that? OK.

And last I checked, North Dakota was kind of a decent team.

We didn't even get a first-round bye in the league. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: We would be a much better team if we were in another league. However, the game is as such, and we must play our cards in accordance. If we can't beat even our own league, we can't hope to be successful. Heck, look at Yale. They play a similar style to us, yet they can beat the trap with some regularity, and were rewarded with a national championship.

FlagDUDE08
11-18-2013, 03:42 PM
Hate to break it to you, but anyone who thinks that we will have consistent success, all the time, in (IMO) the most top-to-bottom competitive league in Division I ice hockey... is delusional. You will have ups and downs, that is the nature of college athletics. The man has beyond proven that he can recruit and run a skill-talented team... of course there are other aspects to be improved, but I haven't seen Brown fans calling for the head coach's head after years of dwelling in the basement of the ECAC.

Well, under Appert, we have been consistent against a team that thinks a .400 record is good. Consistently ****. That's not ups and downs.

FreshFish
11-19-2013, 09:47 AM
You think a blowup doll would have him?

Maybe that's what is making him so cranky. He comes across like the kind of person who would indulge in flatulence in a crowded room and expect other people to suck it up. Now he meets someone he's trying to impress and has to exercise the self-restraint required by good manners, which he generally lacks. The strain of all that effort appears as extra flatulence here instead!

sk8tronthepond
11-19-2013, 10:40 AM
Maybe that's what is making him so cranky. He comes across like the kind of person who would indulge in flatulence in a crowded room and expect other people to suck it up. Now he meets someone he's trying to impress and has to exercise the self-restraint required by good manners, which he generally lacks. The strain of all that effort appears as extra flatulence here instead!

Hmmmm, sounds like you would be the last to leave that crowded room!!:D

FlagDUDE08
11-19-2013, 11:07 AM
Maybe that's what is making him so cranky. He comes across like the kind of person who would indulge in flatulence in a crowded room and expect other people to suck it up. Now he meets someone he's trying to impress and has to exercise the self-restraint required by good manners, which he generally lacks. The strain of all that effort appears as extra flatulence here instead!

Would you prefer, if we were both in the same crowded room, spontaneous combustion? ;):p

ibanezist00
11-19-2013, 11:10 AM
Can we kill this thread please?