Paul: Although the season ended on a sad note for the Pioneers, their roller-coaster ride to the NE-10 championship is the kind of thing that makes fans like me wish that the new season could start tomorrow. There's not much else I can add in 500 characters or less, so I'll just say thanks for all you do on behalf of fans of the NE-10 and Division 2.
Well, time to cheer for our champ, LIU Post......
I think that you are going to see more of the same on Saturday. I am predicting a close game and hopefully, you will continue your good health.
Paul: My compliments on a great article! You hit the nail right on the head. One of the things that benefited me personally from the constant series of nail-biters was the fact that I survived the tension without my heart blowing up, proving that the surgeon who performed open-heart surgery on me last December did a damned good job!
That is why I used the word "could." Not sure how the criteria is being assessed right now but it is a possibility.
Bloomsburg defeated West Chester in Week 8, so any chance of West Chester vaulting ahead of Bloom is remote if the Huskies lose at Slippery Rock.
Ummm, any win would be an upset for Pace period. I don't see how Pace will upset New Haven this year thou. Remember when St. A. upsetted UNH on that last game, that was New Haven's second foorball season.
If Pace puts it together, they could upset someone. Remember when St. A won on the road at New Haven to keep them out of the playoffs. Anything is possible.
Hey Paul, what's with that 7 points for Pace? Just jolking. I think Pace will score more than 7 points aganist this New Haven's defense. I'm gonna said that Bentley is going to upset Assumption this week.
I kinna know someone who preferred to call it CW-Post instead of LIU-Post in this forum, lol. I still think it's very odd that they did everything else but not the end-zones.
Guess not. The old name is sewn into the field and it just looks odd. People will continue to call them CW Post until it is fixed.
LIU Post had remodeled the stadium recently and they couldn't fix the end-zones? Did they think about the end-zones before they did it?
Injuries killing us this year
Another great blog Paul. As far as the word upset is concerned, it might be unusual in this conference for UNH, but not on the national level because I have seen it lots of times. Again, St. A. is really down to earth now and we are seeing where they're stacking up against the conference's top teams.
Nice job Paul. AIC really showed us why they are the NE10 champions. St. A is going through a really tougher part of their schedule right now, started with AIC last weekend.
The day will come. They are competitive in other sports and with the addition of scholarships recently, the gap is closing.
I completely agree with your comments regarding the improvement in the NE-10. The quality of play is light years ahead of where it was when the conference was dominated by two or three teams at most. I look forward to the day when teams the NE-10 achieve parity with other DII conferences; it's getting closer all the time.
Let's go AIC