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    Default Slippery Rock gets no Respect

    Sorry to sound like a Rodney Dangerfield bit but it is true and everyone knows it. Especially the writers of this website (D2football.com) Look at this season alone. The Rock was predicted 3rd in the PSAC West. Then they Beat California and IUP at their houses, they win the PSAC. Yes they played two sloppy games both of which they could of and should have won. But IUP got beat up by Shippensburg the last game of the season as well. Through out this season and ever season D2Football writes very little about the Rock... seems to refuse to post articles about the Rock wins and have not shown much respect throughout the playoffs (look at their main page right now... a picture of Wes Hills Running but the article is a double post of the Asuza Pacific loss). I remember early on D2F has some IUP folks running the ship and the Rock were in some struggle years but there is no call for this disrespect presently. The only PSAC team in the playoffs... knocked out two NE10 teams - Every Playoff game will be on the road since they are the lowest seed in the region... still nothing. This season is not like the other seasons when it comes to the Rock getting the short end of the stick. So do I expect any change from D2F... nope. Sorry I just don't. The Rock could win the National Championship and there would not be a full write up on how good the team was this year.

    That is Ok. The Alumni who speak up for the team, that go to the games that speak to the coaches and players all know that we are family. We are a strong family. From guys like me who played but are not remembered, to the superstars of yesterday and the future superstars yet to come. We Love Rock Football, and we are the Green and White family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texwilson47 View Post
    Sorry to sound like a Rodney Dangerfield bit but it is true and everyone knows it. Especially the writers of this website (D2football.com) Look at this season alone. The Rock was predicted 3rd in the PSAC West. Then they Beat California and IUP at their houses, they win the PSAC. Yes they played two sloppy games both of which they could of and should have won. But IUP got beat up by Shippensburg the last game of the season as well. Through out this season and ever season D2Football writes very little about the Rock... seems to refuse to post articles about the Rock wins and have not shown much respect throughout the playoffs (look at their main page right now... a picture of Wes Hills Running but the article is a double post of the Asuza Pacific loss). I remember early on D2F has some IUP folks running the ship and the Rock were in some struggle years but there is no call for this disrespect presently. The only PSAC team in the playoffs... knocked out two NE10 teams - Every Playoff game will be on the road since they are the lowest seed in the region... still nothing. This season is not like the other seasons when it comes to the Rock getting the short end of the stick. So do I expect any change from D2F... nope. Sorry I just don't. The Rock could win the National Championship and there would not be a full write up on how good the team was this year.

    That is Ok. The Alumni who speak up for the team, that go to the games that speak to the coaches and players all know that we are family. We are a strong family. From guys like me who played but are not remembered, to the superstars of yesterday and the future superstars yet to come. We Love Rock Football, and we are the Green and White family.
    I quit reading at "they win the PSAC" .... um cause they didn't ...... jus sayin

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    SR1 gets no love because its teams get walloped yearly in the Final Four.

    Read the rest of the board. Most think SR1 is a joke. We don't agree but that is the perception nationally.

    Does anybody think Grand Valley State or NWMS wouldn't hammer both remaining SR1 teams? Yet they are both home already since they are paired in the Death Region.

    Find the last national title team with less than 36 scholarships. It may be a real small list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texwilson47 View Post
    Sorry to sound like a Rodney Dangerfield bit but it is true and everyone knows it. Especially the writers of this website (D2football.com) Look at this season alone. The Rock was predicted 3rd in the PSAC West. Then they Beat California and IUP at their houses, they win the PSAC. Yes they played two sloppy games both of which they could of and should have won. But IUP got beat up by Shippensburg the last game of the season as well. Through out this season and ever season D2Football writes very little about the Rock... seems to refuse to post articles about the Rock wins and have not shown much respect throughout the playoffs (look at their main page right now... a picture of Wes Hills Running but the article is a double post of the Asuza Pacific loss). I remember early on D2F has some IUP folks running the ship and the Rock were in some struggle years but there is no call for this disrespect presently. The only PSAC team in the playoffs... knocked out two NE10 teams - Every Playoff game will be on the road since they are the lowest seed in the region... still nothing. This season is not like the other seasons when it comes to the Rock getting the short end of the stick. So do I expect any change from D2F... nope. Sorry I just don't. The Rock could win the National Championship and there would not be a full write up on how good the team was this year.

    That is Ok. The Alumni who speak up for the team, that go to the games that speak to the coaches and players all know that we are family. We are a strong family. From guys like me who played but are not remembered, to the superstars of yesterday and the future superstars yet to come. We Love Rock Football, and we are the Green and White family.
    i have all the respect in the world for the other men who have worn the green and white on Saturdays, but i have to respectfully disagree regarding the West Chester game. That was one we should not have won. After we went up 3-0, they dominated us the rest of that game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    SR1 gets no love because its teams get walloped yearly in the Final Four.

    Read the rest of the board. Most think SR1 is a joke. We don't agree but that is the perception nationally.

    Does anybody think Grand Valley State or NWMS wouldn't hammer both remaining SR1 teams? Yet they are both home already since they are paired in the Death Region.

    Find the last national title team with less than 36 scholarships. It may be a real small list.
    Yep. There is a thread on the GSC board about reseeding the remaining teams. They have NDC #7 and SRU #8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texwilson47 View Post
    Sorry to sound like a Rodney Dangerfield bit but it is true and everyone knows it. Especially the writers of this website (D2football.com) Look at this season alone. The Rock was predicted 3rd in the PSAC West. Then they Beat California and IUP at their houses, they win the PSAC. Yes they played two sloppy games both of which they could of and should have won. But IUP got beat up by Shippensburg the last game of the season as well. Through out this season and ever season D2Football writes very little about the Rock... seems to refuse to post articles about the Rock wins and have not shown much respect throughout the playoffs (look at their main page right now... a picture of Wes Hills Running but the article is a double post of the Asuza Pacific loss). I remember early on D2F has some IUP folks running the ship and the Rock were in some struggle years but there is no call for this disrespect presently. The only PSAC team in the playoffs... knocked out two NE10 teams - Every Playoff game will be on the road since they are the lowest seed in the region... still nothing. This season is not like the other seasons when it comes to the Rock getting the short end of the stick. So do I expect any change from D2F... nope. Sorry I just don't. The Rock could win the National Championship and there would not be a full write up on how good the team was this year.

    That is Ok. The Alumni who speak up for the team, that go to the games that speak to the coaches and players all know that we are family. We are a strong family. From guys like me who played but are not remembered, to the superstars of yesterday and the future superstars yet to come. We Love Rock Football, and we are the Green and White family.
    Cry me a river, Tex.

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    Well...it is a gym teacher school.

    Just sayin....

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    To me, none of that matters. All that matters is that in the final regional ranking, we were given a chance to continue playing football. I would rather have a game this Saturday than have had a million articles written about the team on D2 football and been nationally ranked all season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozsa2 View Post
    To me, none of that matters. All that matters is that in the final regional ranking, we were given a chance to continue playing football. I would rather have a game this Saturday than have had a million articles written about the team on D2 football and been nationally ranked all season.
    You got it. Once the dance starts everybody is 0-0. Win Saruday and not a soul at SRU will give a rats as$ about that PSAC trophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    SR1 gets no love because its teams get walloped yearly in the Final Four.

    Read the rest of the board. Most think SR1 is a joke. We don't agree but that is the perception nationally.

    Does anybody think Grand Valley State or NWMS wouldn't hammer both remaining SR1 teams? Yet they are both home already since they are paired in the Death Region.

    Find the last national title team with less than 36 scholarships. It may be a real small list.
    IUP has the best chance to redeem SR1 reputation last year but the worst Qb performance in D2 history by Lenny derailed that from happening.

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    Regarding one of those two games you should've won, Tex, we didn't put you in the shotgun for victory formation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostOfHomer01 View Post
    IUP has the best chance to redeem SR1 reputation last year but the worst Qb performance in D2 history by Lenny derailed that from happening.
    You couldn't resist Homer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by texwilson47 View Post
    Sorry to sound like a Rodney Dangerfield bit but it is true and everyone knows it. Especially the writers of this website (D2football.com) Look at this season alone. The Rock was predicted 3rd in the PSAC West. Then they Beat California and IUP at their houses, they win the PSAC. Yes they played two sloppy games both of which they could of and should have won. But IUP got beat up by Shippensburg the last game of the season as well. Through out this season and ever season D2Football writes very little about the Rock... seems to refuse to post articles about the Rock wins and have not shown much respect throughout the playoffs (look at their main page right now... a picture of Wes Hills Running but the article is a double post of the Asuza Pacific loss). I remember early on D2F has some IUP folks running the ship and the Rock were in some struggle years but there is no call for this disrespect presently. The only PSAC team in the playoffs... knocked out two NE10 teams - Every Playoff game will be on the road since they are the lowest seed in the region... still nothing. This season is not like the other seasons when it comes to the Rock getting the short end of the stick. So do I expect any change from D2F... nope. Sorry I just don't. The Rock could win the National Championship and there would not be a full write up on how good the team was this year.

    That is Ok. The Alumni who speak up for the team, that go to the games that speak to the coaches and players all know that we are family. We are a strong family. From guys like me who played but are not remembered, to the superstars of yesterday and the future superstars yet to come. We Love Rock Football, and we are the Green and White family.
    More likely incompetence than lack of respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoNuff View Post
    You couldn't resist Homer....
    Tell me if I’m lying

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    Quote Originally Posted by texwilson47 View Post
    Sorry to sound like a Rodney Dangerfield bit but it is true and everyone knows it. Especially the writers of this website (D2football.com) Look at this season alone. The Rock was predicted 3rd in the PSAC West. Then they Beat California and IUP at their houses, they win the PSAC. Yes they played two sloppy games both of which they could of and should have won. But IUP got beat up by Shippensburg the last game of the season as well. Through out this season and ever season D2Football writes very little about the Rock... seems to refuse to post articles about the Rock wins and have not shown much respect throughout the playoffs (look at their main page right now... a picture of Wes Hills Running but the article is a double post of the Asuza Pacific loss). I remember early on D2F has some IUP folks running the ship and the Rock were in some struggle years but there is no call for this disrespect presently. The only PSAC team in the playoffs... knocked out two NE10 teams - Every Playoff game will be on the road since they are the lowest seed in the region... still nothing. This season is not like the other seasons when it comes to the Rock getting the short end of the stick. So do I expect any change from D2F... nope. Sorry I just don't. The Rock could win the National Championship and there would not be a full write up on how good the team was this year.

    That is Ok. The Alumni who speak up for the team, that go to the games that speak to the coaches and players all know that we are family. We are a strong family. From guys like me who played but are not remembered, to the superstars of yesterday and the future superstars yet to come. We Love Rock Football, and we are the Green and White family.
    I hate to be cliche but it is true that respect must be earned. If SRU, IUP or other PSAC/SR1 teams get to the national final 4 and win there will be respect. I've had a chance to think on this for awhile and I believe that's how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostOfHomer01 View Post
    IUP has the best chance to redeem SR1 reputation last year but the worst Qb performance in D2 history by Lenny derailed that from happening.
    Unreal! I'm sure that your former girlfriend is much happier with Lenny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUP CRIMSON HAWKS View Post
    Unreal! I'm sure that your former girlfriend is much happier with Lenny.
    As Neil Sedaka said ... breaking up is hard to do. Even for Homer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iupgroundhog View Post
    I hate to be cliche but it is true that respect must be earned. If SRU, IUP or other PSAC/SR1 teams get to the national final 4 and win there will be respect. I've had a chance to think on this for awhile and I believe that's how it works.
    This is going to sound strange from a school with a similar problem, but the first issue that holds back SRU from getting the respect they deserve is their name. Having grown up in Western PA, SLIPPERY ROCK has no odd connotations at all sort of like chipped ham. But in NYC, PHILLY or MILWAUKEE were I've lived since, the name always gets a chuckle. I'll be eternally grateful to Dr Armenti for working so hard to promote the CALU name and logo. Force the issue. It's SRU NOT SLIPPERY ROCK.
    Second, as the man said, keep on winning. Believe me, should THE ROCK pull off the long shot and win it all, you will get all the respect any NATIONAL CHAMPION deserves. Will there be naysayers on this board and elsewhere, absolutely ! But that trophy says it all. Competing in a real playoff, not the phony, rigged crap that D1 is selling, you beat all comers and deserve the respect that goes with the title.
    Good luck against NDC, which oddly enough is another college with identity problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALUPA69 View Post
    This is going to sound strange from a school with a similar problem, but the first issue that holds back SRU from getting the respect they deserve is their name. Having grown up in Western PA, SLIPPERY ROCK has no odd connotations at all sort of like chipped ham. But in NYC, PHILLY or MILWAUKEE were I've lived since, the name always gets a chuckle. I'll be eternally grateful to Dr Armenti for working so hard to promote the CALU name and logo. Force the issue. It's SRU NOT SLIPPERY ROCK.
    Second, as the man said, keep on winning. Believe me, should THE ROCK pull off the long shot and win it all, you will get all the respect any NATIONAL CHAMPION deserves. Will there be naysayers on this board and elsewhere, absolutely ! But that trophy says it all. Competing in a real playoff, not the phony, rigged crap that D1 is selling, you beat all comers and deserve the respect that goes with the title.
    Good luck against NDC, which oddly enough is another college with identity problems.

    Slippery Rock is the most identifiable name in the conference. That is their branding. It's very unique. Nobody would have any idea who 'SRU' is outside of this message board and its students.

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    PSAC West yes they did... IUP got hammered this year and they were predicted to be Number 1. So YES they did win the PSAC for their side of the conference. Plus you know I am right... The Rock is often always overlooked or not written about. Especially when they do far better than predicted.

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