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UMass Football | MAC Is A Good Option

UMass Football

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I like to think that I have enough integrity to admit when I am wrong.  I recently wrote an article about my opinion on UMass Football joining the Mid-American Conference (MAC).  In that article, I talked about how I thought the Big East was a much better choice for UMass.  I used arguments about natural rivalries, more financially sound television deals and increased recruiting power (due to Big East affiliation) to promote my position.  All these points are sound and make a lot of sense when you look at the MAC versus the Big East.  I received a lot of feedback on that article beyond the comments on this blog.  After reading through these comments and doing some more research, I concluded one thing: I was wrong!  Moreover, the reason that I was wrong was because I overlooked one critical piece in this whole puzzle. Read more of this post

The Week In Rewind | 19-Dec-2010

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– We discussed the end of an era with Brett Favre’s Consecutive Game Streak Ending.

– I’ve been studying up on some JavaScript techniques over at www.w3schools.com.  I’m not sure what I’ll use these skills for, but maybe we’ll see some updates on this site due to my new skills.

– It looks like UMass football will be moving to the MAC.  I’ll have more on that next week.

– Other than that, it was a pretty slow week over here at BDR.

– Life has been pretty hectic on the home front, however.  Mrs. BDR and I tried to take the girls to see Santa, but the fat guy was on lunch break when we got there.  Unfortunately, we were up against a pretty tight schedule and had to boogie out of there before we had a chance to get their picture taken.  Hopefully we’ll get to do that today.  Other than that, we’ve been busy getting presents together, figuring out our travel plans, and coordinating our nightly activities as we both have work-related activities at night this week.  Speaking of work, I went through a small round of layoffs this week.  That brings the total for the year up to four.  I have been lucky so far.  Hopefully the new year will bring bigger and better things for my company.

I’ll be posting here this week, but if you don’t have time to read us, have a Merry Christmas and stay safe!

UMass Football – Moving On Up?

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As some of you might remember, my Open Letter to Jack Wilson, President of the University of Massachusetts received quite a lot of attention.  As such, I’ve been following the story on UMass football’s potential move from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).  Today, the Boston Globe ran a pretty interesting article on this exact issue – UMass still deciding on best move, MAC is a good option, but is there a better one?

As you might expect, I have an opinion on this issue… Read more of this post