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  • Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post

    Can't he be here for two years if both he and the coaches want him to be? Supposedly no one used up a year of eligibility in 2020-21.
    Did not think of that - that would be lovely. Good thing you are still here to remind us.
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    • Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post

      I predict that the BRF! gift this year will be a Puckman mask.
      They will not have many to give out if they eliminate attendance by any external spectators. Perhaps the gift would be a loaded syringe!
      Take the shortest distance to the puck and arrive in ill humor

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      • Today is 18 August 2021. There are 45 days until RPI's next game.


        This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.



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        • Today is 19 August 2021. There are 44 days until RPI's next game.


          This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.





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          • Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post

            I predict that the BRF! gift this year will be a Puckman mask.
            Not a bad idea... think I'd like one of those for work.

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            • Check your email. For those who got the one I just got it certainly appears you can forget about seeing any Rensselaer athletic team in person at home for the foreseeable future.

              Homecoming weekend in mid October was changed from an in person event to a virtual event.

              However and in the interest of ALWAYS emphasizing the positive, this email intended mostly for alumni and donors contained no degrading terminology such as "external alumni" or "external contributors".

              Such degradation, distain, utter contempt, outright dislike and, yes, even hatred was limited only to the long standing loyal, committed and dedicated fan base who live in the immediate area who were referred to earlier as "external spectators".

              Also keep in mind that last summer there was a "comprehensive plan for return to athletic competition" of several pages in length both posted to the athletic website AND released to the local media. It did not even last 24 hours on the website before being taken down. Regardless, the last item on whatever the last page was (sure wish I printed it while it was still up) dealt with the fan base. It read simply "Management Of Spectators- To Be Determined".

              Of course, those who live in reality know full well that it is paying customers that "manage" any entity and not the other way around.

              As for the "management" part, I am at a loss as to exactly what the fan base was being equated to. Was it traffic management? Put up a stop sign, a traffic light, a no turn on red sign or build a rotary? Was it wildlife management or fish and fowl management? Issue more or less hunting licenses for both the land based and flying creatures?? Stock the body of water with more fish?

              Terminology used is often a glimpse of the workings of the inner minds of those who use it and exactly what they really think of those they are referring to (the fan base). Lets also not forget the terminology used during playoff week a year ago March when it was decided that the fan base needed to be "socially separated" (not distanced but separated).
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              External spectators, management of spectators, to be determined, socially separated. Really!!! How hard is it really to make the case that the institute's hierarchy (NOT THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT) looks down on the fan base as being little more than animals that are possibly semi domesticated, housebroken and could possibly be allowed to spend the night indoors? But only we "superior beings" decide when those night are allowed to happen!!!

              Quite bluntly, the "animals" already know that they have already done just fine without them for well over a year now. From there it is not exactly a long leap for even the "animals" to figure out that they can do just fine without them for good.

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              • Today is 20 August 2021. There are 43 days until RPI's next game.


                This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.






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                • Originally posted by tony/troy View Post
                  Check your email. For those who got the one I just got it certainly appears you can forget about seeing any Rensselaer athletic team in person at home for the foreseeable future.

                  Homecoming weekend in mid October was changed from an in person event to a virtual event.

                  However and in the interest of ALWAYS emphasizing the positive, this email intended mostly for alumni and donors contained no degrading terminology such as "external alumni" or "external contributors".

                  Such degradation, distain, utter contempt, outright dislike and, yes, even hatred was limited only to the long standing loyal, committed and dedicated fan base who live in the immediate area who were referred to earlier as "external spectators".

                  Also keep in mind that last summer there was a "comprehensive plan for return to athletic competition" of several pages in length both posted to the athletic website AND released to the local media. It did not even last 24 hours on the website before being taken down. Regardless, the last item on whatever the last page was (sure wish I printed it while it was still up) dealt with the fan base. It read simply "Management Of Spectators- To Be Determined".

                  Of course, those who live in reality know full well that it is paying customers that "manage" any entity and not the other way around.

                  As for the "management" part, I am at a loss as to exactly what the fan base was being equated to. Was it traffic management? Put up a stop sign, a traffic light, a no turn on red sign or build a rotary? Was it wildlife management or fish and fowl management? Issue more or less hunting licenses for both the land based and flying creatures?? Stock the body of water with more fish?

                  Terminology used is often a glimpse of the workings of the inner minds of those who use it and exactly what they really think of those they are referring to (the fan base). Lets also not forget the terminology used during playoff week a year ago March when it was decided that the fan base needed to be "socially separated" (not distanced but separated).
                  .
                  External spectators, management of spectators, to be determined, socially separated. Really!!! How hard is it really to make the case that the institute's hierarchy (NOT THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT) looks down on the fan base as being little more than animals that are possibly semi domesticated, housebroken and could possibly be allowed to spend the night indoors? But only we "superior beings" decide when those night are allowed to happen!!!

                  Quite bluntly, the "animals" already know that they have already done just fine without them for well over a year now. From there it is not exactly a long leap for even the "animals" to figure out that they can do just fine without them for good.
                  I know that you are not a SAJ fan, and I know that words matter.
                  But I root for the RPI engineer hockey team, and I don't care what Shirley says, I will continue to root for the team.
                  Next year, she will be gone, and hopefully we will get a leader who understands the importance of sport to the students and the fans. One can only hope.
                  So If you are truly giving up on the team, have a great life.
                  Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
                  Benjamin Franklin
                  The harder I practice, the luckier I get.
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                  • Originally posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post

                    I know that you are not a SAJ fan, and I know that words matter.
                    But I root for the RPI engineer hockey team, and I don't care what Shirley says, I will continue to root for the team.
                    Next year, she will be gone, and hopefully we will get a leader who understands the importance of sport to the students and the fans. One can only hope.
                    So If you are truly giving up on the team, have a great life.
                    None of what he wrote had anything to do with the team, so I'm not sure why you're inferring he had given up on them. To the contrary, the guy is as passionate about the team as anyone here....which is why he went to great lengths to express his disdain for the admin.
                    ""Ralph is the Chuck Norris of this board. Ralph doesnt sleep he just waits." - fishcore12

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                    • I'm a little surprised that there hasn't been more feedback here about the "external spectators" ban. I have no choice but to be suspicious as the delivery of the news was buried inside the student return to campus plan and came after the season ticket solicitation and the golf outing. I'd be willing to bet that the Coach and the team again were left in the dark on this policy. I have no confidence that they'll be allowing fans in the HFH this season... I sure as heck hope I'm wrong. I WILL be attending live hockey games this fall wherever I am welcome, be it in Schenectady or elsewhere.
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                      • Originally posted by Wicked Slappaahs View Post
                        I'm a little surprised that there hasn't been more feedback here about the "external spectators" ban. I have no choice but to be suspicious as the delivery of the news was buried inside the student return to campus plan and came after the season ticket solicitation and the golf outing. I'd be willing to bet that the Coach and the team again were left in the dark on this policy. I have no confidence that they'll be allowing fans in the HFH this season... I sure as heck hope I'm wrong. I WILL be attending live hockey games this fall wherever I am welcome, be it in Schenectady or elsewhere.
                        The field house box office was left in the dark until the email, so you can be assured the coach and the team certainly wasn't aware either.

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                        • Originally posted by sezenack View Post

                          The field house box office was left in the dark until the email, so you can be assured the coach and the team certainly wasn't aware either.
                          Sad. I just now rec'd an email from the HFH Box office confirming "..we will not be processing season ticket applications or individual game ticket sales to any non-campus community members." To add confusion, for some reason it goes on to state: " " An exception may be granted for the "approved special events" though we need to gain clarification and specifics on that. " "
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                          • Originally posted by Wicked Slappaahs View Post

                            None of what he wrote had anything to do with the team, so I'm not sure why you're inferring he had given up on them. To the contrary, the guy is as passionate about the team as anyone here....which is why he went to great lengths to express his disdain for the admin.
                            Wicked: I really hoped that I was not going to be right about all of this with some of my sarcastic and pessimistic postings over the past year. Jenny and I are still waiting here for some response from Princeton as to whether we will be "allowed" to attend any games at Baker Rink (actually only the visit by RPI). We have always been willing to purchase season tickets even if it was for only the one game and donated or gave away the tickets to just about every other game.
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                            • Originally posted by engineerhockeyfan View Post

                              I know that you are not a SAJ fan, and I know that words matter.
                              But I root for the RPI engineer hockey team, and I don't care what Shirley says, I will continue to root for the team.
                              Next year, she will be gone, and hopefully we will get a leader who understands the importance of sport to the students and the fans. One can only hope.
                              So If you are truly giving up on the team, have a great life.
                              Your loyalty is certainly commendable. However, your willingness to be treated like garbage and tolerate being addressed by the most insulting and degrading terms imaginable is beyond comprehension.

                              Could you identify just one other entity that you are and have been paying all along from which you would accept this kind of treatment and insults from without taking your business elsewhere. Just one!!!

                              If your are in the habit of taking this kind of guff from people you have been paying money to, perhaps it is you that should have a great life.

                              Mine is just fine thank you. That is why people who behave like this can be replaced in a heartbeat.

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                              • Today is 21 August 2021. There are 42 days (6 weeks) until RPI's next game.


                                This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.







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