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Predictions: The Stretch Run

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Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: January 03, 2018 02:27PM

New rule: No predicted ties! You gotta commit.

G - Colgate
K - Clarkson
^ - at

Deadline for submissions is 7 pm Friday. I have been known to make transcription errors so if I do please let me know. Tie breaker is correct guesses counting back from the last game.

My prediction below is the template.

01  P  W
02  Q  W
03 ^Y  W
04 ^B  W
05  G  W
06 ^G  L
07 ^H  L
08 ^D  W
09  U  W
10  R  W
11 ^K  L
12 ^S  W
13  B  W
14  Y  W
15 ^R  W
16 ^U  L
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: January 03, 2018 02:47PM

01  P  W
02  Q  W
03 ^Y  W
04 ^B  W
05  G  L
06 ^G  W
07 ^H  W
08 ^D  W
09  U  W
10  R  W
11 ^K  W
12 ^S  W
13  B  W
14  Y  W
15 ^R  W
16 ^U  W

 
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"Cornell isn't an organization. It's a loose affiliation of independent fiefdoms united by a common hockey team."
- Steve Worona
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: ugarte (---.177.169.163.ipyx-102276-zyo.zip.zayo.com)
Date: January 03, 2018 03:32PM

once again i will decline to do this because, as the center of the universe, my predictions are too likely to alter the outcome

 
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Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.dc.dc.cox.net)
Date: January 03, 2018 04:18PM

ugarte
once again i will decline to do this because, as the center of the universe, my predictions are too likely to alter the outcome
Then just pick all wins. Or if you mean the universe is set to kill you, pick all losses.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Chris 02 (---.orbitalatk.com)
Date: January 03, 2018 05:11PM

01  P  W
02  Q  W
03 ^Y  W
04 ^B  W
05  G  W
06 ^G  W
07 ^H  W
08 ^D  L
09  U  W
10  R  W
11 ^K  L
12 ^S  W
13  B  W
14  Y  W
15 ^R  W
16 ^U  W

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/2018 05:31PM by Chris 02.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: January 03, 2018 05:26PM

01  P  W
02  Q  W
03 ^Y  W
04 ^B  W
05  G  L
06 ^G  W
07 ^H  W
08 ^D  W
09  U  W
10  R  W
11 ^K  L
12 ^S  W
13  B  W
14  Y  W
15 ^R  W
16 ^U  W
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: pfibiger (---.res.bhn.net)
Date: January 03, 2018 05:37PM

01  P  W
02  Q  W
03 ^Y  W
04 ^B  W
05  G  W
06 ^G  W
07 ^H  L
08 ^D  W
09  U  W
10  R  W
11 ^K  L
12 ^S  W
13  B  W
14  Y  W
15 ^R  W
16 ^U  W

 
___________________________
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/2018 05:38PM by pfibiger.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Jim Hyla (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: January 03, 2018 06:08PM

01  P  W
02  Q  W
03 ^Y  W
04 ^B  W
05  G  W
06 ^G  W
07 ^H  W
08 ^D  W
09  U  W
10  R  W
11 ^K  W
12 ^S  W
13  B  W
14  Y  W
15 ^R  W
16 ^U  W
It seemed to work last year and I don't want to pick us to lose, just so I can win.

 
___________________________
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Cornell lawyers stopped the candy throwing. Jan/2005
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: toddlose (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: January 03, 2018 06:20PM

01 P L
02 Q W
03 ^Y W
04 ^B W
05 G W
06 ^G W
07 ^H L
08 ^D W
09 U W
10 R W
11 ^K L
12 ^S W
13 B W
14 Y W
15 ^R W
16 ^U L
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.102.128.104.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: January 03, 2018 07:41PM

01 P W
02 Q W
03 ^Y W
04 ^B W
05 G W
06 ^G L
07 ^H L
08 ^D W
09 U W
10 R W
11 ^K L
12 ^S W
13 B W
14 Y W
15 ^R W
16 ^U W
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: andyw2100 (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: January 03, 2018 10:17PM

01 P W
02 Q W
03 ^Y W
04 ^B W
05 G W
06 ^G W
07 ^H W
08 ^D W
09 U W
10 R W
11 ^K W
12 ^S W
13 B W
14 Y W
15 ^R W
16 ^U W


Jim Hyla

It seemed to work last year and I don't want to pick us to lose, just so I can win.

I'm with Jim. Why mess with success?
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: TimV (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: January 04, 2018 02:48AM

G - Colgate
K - Clarkson
^ - at


01  P  W
02  Q  W
03 ^Y  W
04 ^B  W
05  G  W
06 ^G  W
07 ^H  L
08 ^D  W
09  U  W
10  R  W
11 ^K  L
12 ^S  W
13  B  W
14  Y  W
15 ^R  W
16 ^U  W

 
___________________________
"Yo Paulie - I don't see no crowd gathering 'round you neither."
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Larry72 (---.twcny.rr.com)
Date: January 04, 2018 03:53PM

Cornell has all the pieces this year to run the table.

01 P W
02 Q W
03 ^Y W
04 ^B W
05 G W
06 ^G W
07 ^H W
08 ^D W
09 U W
10 R W
11 ^K W
12 ^S W
13 B W
14 Y W
15 ^R W
16 ^U W

 
___________________________
Larry Baum '72
Ithaca, NY
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Dafatone (---.sub-70-214-103.myvzw.com)
Date: January 04, 2018 04:02PM

I can't help but fear I'm jinxing it if I pick all wins. Why did we get rid of the 2 point tie again?

01 P W
02 Q W
03 ^Y L
04 ^B W
05 G W
06 ^G L
07 ^H W
08 ^D L
09 U W
10 R W
11 ^K W
12 ^S W
13 B W
14 Y W
15 ^R W
16 ^U W
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: bernie (---.dish.com)
Date: January 04, 2018 05:13PM

01 P W
02 Q W
03 ^Y W
04 ^B W
05 G L
06 ^G W
07 ^H L
08 ^D W
09 U W
10 R W
11 ^K W
12 ^S W
13 B W
14 Y W
15 ^R W
16 ^U L
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: BearLover (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 04, 2018 07:35PM

01 P W
02 Q W
03 ^Y W
04 ^B W
05 G W
06 ^G W
07 ^H L
08 ^D W
09 U W
10 R W
11 ^K L
12 ^S W
13 B W
14 Y W
15 ^R W
16 ^U L
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: marty (---.setaptr.net)
Date: January 05, 2018 05:42PM

01 P W
02 Q W
03 ^Y W
04 ^B W
05 G W
06 ^G W
07 ^H L
08 ^D W
09 U W
10 R W
11 ^K L
12 ^S W
13 B W
14 Y W
15 ^R W
16 ^U W
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 20, 2018 10:21PM

Before the calculations, here are the entrants. Please point out any corrections.

Gm	Opp	Act	Tr	Bj	C	G	p	Ji	t	Je	a	Ti	L	D	b	BL	m
1	P	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
2	Q	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
3	^Y	T	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W
4	^B	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
5	G	W	W	L	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W
6	^G	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	L	W	W	W
7	^H		L	W	W	W	L	W	L	L	W	W	W	W	L	L	L
8	^D		W	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W
9	U		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
10	R		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
11	^K		L	W	L	L	L	W	L	L	W	W	W	W	W	L	L
12	^S		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
13	B		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
14	Y		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
15	^R		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
16	^U		L	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	L	L	W
																	
Tr	Trotsky																
Bj	Beeeej																
C	Chris 02																
G	George64																
p	pfibiger																
Ji	Jim Hyla																
t	toddlose																
Je	Jeff Hopkins '82																
a	andyw2100																
Ti	TimV																
L	Larry72																
D	Dafatone																
b	bernie																
BL	BearLover																
m	marty																

 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: TimV (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: January 20, 2018 11:21PM

I had losses at Harvard and at Clarkson, though I like how you list better.

 
___________________________
"Yo Paulie - I don't see no crowd gathering 'round you neither."
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: BearLover (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 21, 2018 03:47AM

I picked them to lose to Union the last game of the season just because I saw a million people picking their only losses to be @H and @Cl, but I probably should have stuck with my guns
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.102.128.104.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: January 21, 2018 07:45PM

BearLover
I picked them to lose to Union the last game of the season just because I saw a million people picking their only losses to be @H and @Cl, but I probably should have stuck with my guns

That's why I picked them to lose at 'Gate.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: January 21, 2018 09:00PM

Jeff Hopkins '82
BearLover
I picked them to lose to Union the last game of the season just because I saw a million people picking their only losses to be @H and @Cl, but I probably should have stuck with my guns

That's why I picked them to lose at 'Gate.

...and why I picked them to lose to 'Gate, too, but I picked the home game 'cause I thought they might not take it as seriously.

 
___________________________
Beeeej, Esq.

"Cornell isn't an organization. It's a loose affiliation of independent fiefdoms united by a common hockey team."
- Steve Worona
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: BearLover (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 22, 2018 12:39AM

stuck *to my guns doh
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 27, 2018 07:15AM

			4	5	6	5	5	6	4	4	6	5	6	5	4	5	5
																	
Gm	Opp	Act	Tr	Bj	C	G	p	Ji	t	Je	a	Ti	L	D	b	BL	m
1 P W W W W W W W L W W W W W W W W 2 Q W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 3 ^Y T W W W W W W W W W W W L W W W 4 ^B W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 5 G W W L W L W W W W W W W W L W W 6 ^G W L W W W W W W L W W W L W W W 7 ^H W L W W W L W L L W L W W L L L 8 ^D W W L W W W W W W W W L W W W 9 U W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 10 R W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 11 ^K L W L L L W L L W L W W W L L 12 ^S W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 13 B W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 14 Y W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 15 ^R W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 16 ^U L W W W W W L W W W W W L L W Tr Trotsky Bj Beeeej C Chris 02 G George64 p pfibiger Ji Jim Hyla t toddlose Je Jeff Hopkins '82 a andyw2100 Ti TimV L Larry72 D Dafatone b bernie BL BearLover m marty
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 28, 2018 01:55PM

			5	6	6	6	6	7	5	5	7	6	7	5	5	6	6
																	
Gm	Opp	Act	Tr	Bj	C	G	p	Ji	t	Je	a	Ti	L	D	b	BL	m
1 P W W W W W W W L W W W W W W W W 2 Q W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 3 ^Y T W W W W W W W W W W W L W W W 4 ^B W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 5 G W W L W L W W W W W W W W L W W 6 ^G W L W W W W W W L W W W L W W W 7 ^H W L W W W L W L L W L W W L L L 8 ^D W W W L W W W W W W W W L W W W 9 U W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 10 R W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 11 ^K L W L L L W L L W L W W W L L 12 ^S W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 13 B W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 14 Y W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 15 ^R W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 16 ^U L W W W W W L W W W W W L L W Tr Trotsky Bj Beeeej C Chris 02 G George64 p pfibiger Ji Jim Hyla t toddlose Je Jeff Hopkins '82 a andyw2100 Ti TimV L Larry72 D Dafatone b bernie BL BearLover m marty

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/28/2018 01:56PM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 03, 2018 09:53AM

			6	7	7	7	7	8	6	6	8	7	8	6	6	7	7
																	
Gm	Opp	Act	Tr	Bj	C	G	p	Ji	t	Je	a	Ti	L	D	b	BL	m

1	P	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
2	Q	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
3	^Y	T	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W
4	^B	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
5	G	W	W	L	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W
6	^G	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	L	W	W	W
7	^H	W	L	W	W	W	L	W	L	L	W	L	W	W	L	L	L
8	^D	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W
9	U	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
10	R		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
11	^K		L	W	L	L	L	W	L	L	W	L	W	W	W	L	L
12	^S		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
13	B		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
14	Y		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
15	^R		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
16	^U		L	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	L	L	W
																	
Tr	Trotsky																
Bj	Beeeej																
C	Chris 02																
G	George64																
p	pfibiger																
Ji	Jim Hyla																
t	toddlose																
Je	Jeff Hopkins '82																
a	andyw2100																
Ti	TimV																
L	Larry72																
D	Dafatone																
b	bernie																
BL	BearLover																
m	marty																

 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: February 03, 2018 10:01AM

Wait, you're giving credit for correct predictions to "W" when the result was "T"?

 
___________________________
Beeeej, Esq.

"Cornell isn't an organization. It's a loose affiliation of independent fiefdoms united by a common hockey team."
- Steve Worona
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: andyw2100 (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: February 03, 2018 11:22AM

Looks like BearLover is the only remaining contestant with a chance of beating the optimists.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 03, 2018 12:44PM

Beeeej
Wait, you're giving credit for correct predictions to "W" when the result was "T"?
No. If that's the case someplace it's an error, but I do not see it.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/03/2018 12:49PM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 03, 2018 12:48PM

andyw2100
Looks like BearLover is the only remaining contestant with a chance of beating the optimists.
That's what I get too, though toddlose could tie them.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Beeeej (Moderator)
Date: February 03, 2018 02:54PM

Trotsky
Beeeej
Wait, you're giving credit for correct predictions to "W" when the result was "T"?
No. If that's the case someplace it's an error, but I do not see it.

Sorry, you have it right. I was on the one hand dinging myself for only one wrong when I also got the home 'gate game wrong, and on the other thinking of 8 as a "perfect" score. I clearly wasn't awake yet. :-)

 
___________________________
Beeeej, Esq.

"Cornell isn't an organization. It's a loose affiliation of independent fiefdoms united by a common hockey team."
- Steve Worona
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 15, 2018 10:42PM

2 weeks to go, our optimists are looking good:

			7	8	8	8	8	9	7	7	9	8	9	7	7	8	8
																	
Gm	Opp	Act	Tr	Bj	C	G	p	Ji	t	Je	a	Ti	L	D	b	BL	m
																	
1	P	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
2	Q	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
3	^Y	T	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W
4	^B	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
5	G	W	W	L	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W
6	^G	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	L	W	W	W
7	^H	W	L	W	W	W	L	W	L	L	W	L	W	W	L	L	L
8	^D	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W
9	U	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
10	R	L	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
11	^K	T	L	W	L	L	L	W	L	L	W	L	W	W	W	L	L
12	^S	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
13	B		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
14	Y		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
15	^R		W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W	W
16	^U		L	W	W	W	W	W	L	W	W	W	W	W	L	L	W
																	
Tr	Trotsky																
Bj	Beeeej																
C	Chris 02																
G	George64																
p	pfibiger																
Ji	Jim Hyla																
t	toddlose																
Je	Jeff Hopkins '82																
a	andyw2100																
Ti	TimV																
L	Larry72																
D	Dafatone																
b	bernie																
BL	BearLover																
m	marty																

 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: andyw2100 (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: February 15, 2018 10:49PM

Trotsky
2 weeks to go, our optimists are looking good

The optimists can do now worse than a tie for first with BearLover. (And I didn't even need the playoff possibilities script or anything to work that out! :) )
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 24, 2018 10:35AM

With one game to go I think we are all rooting against BearLover to join the winners, including BearLover.

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Gm	Opp	Act	Tr	Bj	C	G	p	Ji	t	Je	a	Ti	L	D	b	BL	m
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Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: CU2007 (---.nyc.res.rr.com)
Date: February 24, 2018 01:33PM

BearLover seems to bring everyone else together around here
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 24, 2018 01:41PM

He's been a lot better this year. Cut him some slack. If I lost a friend every time I said somethi--

HEY!!! :-(
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/2018 01:42PM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Dafatone (---.midco.net)
Date: February 24, 2018 01:43PM

Trotsky
He's been a lot better this year. Cut him some slack. If I lost a friend every time I said somethi--

HEY!!! :-(

I pointed this out earlier in the year, but he has been very insistent that a bad ECAC would be good for us, and while I think there's at least some amount of coincidence going on, the ECAC is very bad and we are very good.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 24, 2018 01:47PM

Dafatone
Trotsky
He's been a lot better this year. Cut him some slack. If I lost a friend every time I said somethi--

HEY!!! :-(

I pointed this out earlier in the year, but he has been very insistent that a bad ECAC would be good for us, and while I think there's at least some amount of coincidence going on, the ECAC is very bad and we are very good.
Correlation isn't causation, but... fair point.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: BearLover (---.sub-70-192-72.myvzw.com)
Date: February 25, 2018 02:14AM

CU2007
BearLover seems to bring everyone else together around here
Some people on this forum think having high expectations and not rooting for our rivals who crush us every year makes me a troll. The reality is that I'm one of the few recent graduates who is willing to push back against the ELynah hivemind and the arguments I've made on here have largely been borne out.

I know a number of people around my age who are big fans of Cornell Hockey and know of this forum but aren't keen on posting here because there is an Elynah Established View and those with dissenting views are shunned. Those of us who saw three NCAA tournament teams in our four years at school might have higher expectations than a lot of you, and those of us who saw Cornell get thrashed by Yale for four years straight might have felt disgusted watching them win the national title before we do (in our lifetimes). 90% of the posters here are pleasant even in disagreement. It's the 10% who compound not knowing what they're talking about with being very rude who have led to the nastiest arguments. Which I don't mind--it's an internet forum--but just because I disagree and push back doesn't mean I'm trolling or trying to upset anybody. I'm happy to admit when I'm wrong, such as when I thought Schafer couldn't recruit/coach a speedy/skilled team (though I never advocated for firing him, despite some on here believing I did).

On the topic of rising tides lifting all boats, there was never any evidence that a poor ECAC meant we couldn't complete for top recruits or a national title, so it's not surprising to see that in a year with a poor ECAC we are competing for top recruits and a national title.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/2018 02:30AM by BearLover.
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: BearLover (---.sub-70-192-72.myvzw.com)
Date: February 25, 2018 02:27AM

(and yes, on the topic of high expectations, I'm aware a number of posters were students for the national championship years)
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: CU2007 (---.sub-70-214-101.myvzw.com)
Date: February 25, 2018 02:35AM

Good stuff, BearLover. I learned about “Group Think” when I was at Cornell. Discerning opinions are very valuable. And at the end of the day, it’s an Internet forum. Who really cares?
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: TimV (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: February 25, 2018 10:49AM

BearLover

On the topic of rising tides lifting all boats, there was never any evidence that a poor ECAC meant we couldn't complete for top recruits or a national title, so it's not surprising to see that in a year with a poor ECAC we are competing for top recruits and a national title.

Another supporting example of BearLover's position is this year in lacrosse. UAlbany plays in one of the 2-3 weakest leagues in DivI. In spite of that, they have been competitive in the tournament since Siebald's days, recruit very skillfully, and this year maay just win the NCAA championship.

The streamn of our game with them next Saturday is free. Watch if you dare.uhoh

Signed,
Your Friend from the Early Harkness Years

 
___________________________
"Yo Paulie - I don't see no crowd gathering 'round you neither."
 
Re: Predictions: The Stretch Run
Posted by: Tom Lento (199.201.64.---)
Date: February 26, 2018 07:36PM

BearLover
CU2007
BearLover seems to bring everyone else together around here
Some people on this forum think having high expectations and not rooting for our rivals who crush us every year makes me a troll. The reality is that I'm one of the few recent graduates who is willing to push back against the ELynah hivemind and the arguments I've made on here have largely been borne out.

I know a number of people around my age who are big fans of Cornell Hockey and know of this forum but aren't keen on posting here because there is an Elynah Established View and those with dissenting views are shunned. Those of us who saw three NCAA tournament teams in our four years at school might have higher expectations than a lot of you, and those of us who saw Cornell get thrashed by Yale for four years straight might have felt disgusted watching them win the national title before we do (in our lifetimes). 90% of the posters here are pleasant even in disagreement. It's the 10% who compound not knowing what they're talking about with being very rude who have led to the nastiest arguments. Which I don't mind--it's an internet forum--but just because I disagree and push back doesn't mean I'm trolling or trying to upset anybody. I'm happy to admit when I'm wrong, such as when I thought Schafer couldn't recruit/coach a speedy/skilled team (though I never advocated for firing him, despite some on here believing I did).

On the topic of rising tides lifting all boats, there was never any evidence that a poor ECAC meant we couldn't complete for top recruits or a national title, so it's not surprising to see that in a year with a poor ECAC we are competing for top recruits and a national title.

We've had our disagreements, but I'm glad you stuck it out here. I've gotten more interested in advanced analytics because of you and that other person whose handle eludes me now (css something?), and that's made following these past few seasons from afar a bit more fun.
 

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