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Bryant gets Bulldogged by NJIT?

If you haven’t heard, the New Jersey Institute of Technology snapped a 51-game losing streak Wednesday night beating the Bulldogs from Bryant. NJIT held the longest losing streak in the NCAA for a team playing a D-1 schedule. This team had not won a game since 2007 and they were celebrating like Marisa Tomei was giving them all lap dances. Coach Jim Engles said, “We deserve this. We deserve to win most of our games, because we work so hard every game. The kids never quit. I’m really happy for them,” Yeah you really deserve it, congratulations you are now 1-18.

Bulldogs help snap 51-game losing streak

Bulldogs help snap 51-game losing streak

Now this story hits real close to home. Being an alumni of the Bryant Bulldogs I received about 12 emails with the same sarcastic wit. They ranged from:

“How bout them Bulldogs”, “That can’t be good for business”, “Bulldogs, more like peeing Poodles” and finally “NJIT beat Bryant? Who the F*** cares!”

First of all, we’re in the rebuilding process. We’ve just become a University and starting playing division 1 schools. I mean we only lost to Maryland by 19 points. Now that’s something we can work on. The sky is the limit, we can only get better from here. Alright, enough with the clichés, I had to get down to the source of it all. So I made a phone call to a friend we once called the Prince of Pawtucket. An alumni of Bryant who not only played hoops but moved like a graceful Acie Earl. His name was Georgie “High Tops”. Since he lived in Rhode Island, I figured he’d have the scoop of what actually went down Wednesday night.

George was out eating some baklava down in Pawtucket when I disturbed him. He quickly turned to code language once I addressed the issue of the Bryant loss. He said, “Yeah I know what went down, it was a business thing.” A business thing…what do you mean? “They paid off the President of Bryant, Bulldogs being a business school…we took a dive.” And there it was. Now it all makes sense. Being new to Division 1, we are paying our dues even if that means giving the worst team in the country a victory. I knew Bryant made dreams happen but never the impossible come true. This compares to the time Barack Obama walked on water in D.C., if you can dream it you can do it. So don’t worry fellow Bryant alumni’s, we’ve only just begun to bring the terror to the D-1 basketball. Remember, anything is possible.

*Bryant President told me to go screw and never call him again when questioned, story probably not true.
RaginRondo

January 22, 2009 Posted by | College Basketball, Features & Opinions, Talkin Trash | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congress Desires College Football Playoffs

President-Elect Barack Obama kept it real when he chanted “change is coming”, because the latest controversy surrounding Washington references his views on the BCS system. Apparently, Texas Rep. Joe Barton picked up where he left off and is planning on introducing a bill on Wednesday that will forcefully replace the current bowl system with playoffs.

BCS Bowl 2009

BCS Bowl 2009

As happy as I am about the bill, I don’t understand why Congress has nothing better to do than to quarrel over the BCS system – Wait, I do understand. This must be the Texas republican’s way of “supporting” Obama’s views on changing America. I guess there are no other obligations to our country. According to Barton, the bill will give opportunity to strong teams competing in non-championship bowls to play for the title.

As a result of this year’s outcomes, Florida (12-1) and Oklahoma (12-1) will fight for the championship title. Although that seems fair, there are many other teams who won’t get the opportunity, even though they too have only lost one game or are undefeated.

A playoff system isn’t only to support other teams but it creates other openings for society. It’s a great idea and here’s why, plain and simple:

  1. Extended College Football Season
  2. Perfect Setup for March Madness
  3. Opportunity for Undefeated Teams in Other Divisions to Compete
  4. Increased Advertising Spending
  5. Longer Fantasy Sports Tournaments
  6. Additional Funding for NCAA
  7. Constant Television Viewing/Ratings

The above mentioned would trickle down further to universities and local college town economies. What’s not to like about college football playoffs?

Skrybe – Keep it Fly

December 11, 2008 Posted by | College Football, Features & Opinions | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment