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Balsy last won the day on October 7 2018

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  1. Big Buyouts at U of Akron

    Unless that's been the plan all along. Board of Trustees members of public universities are appointed by the governor and approved by the senate. Board of Trustees members are in charge of overseeing administrations and picking new administrations. Anyone following politics in the state of Ohio in regards to public education will have seen this strategy at work. I'm personally split because I love my Akron Zips; however I'm also a huge advocate of significant lowering in the cost of attendance at public Universities for all college students in the state of Ohio.
  2. Baseball's Coming Back

    One of my students recently told me that they were offered by UA to play baseball. He was bummed because he said he'd much rather play D-I MAC baseball; but already made the commitment to another school (not D-I MAC). Apparently there is a significant $-fee to pay in order to decommit from a program...who would have known? Based on his home situation/background decommiting is not in the cards. At any rate, I wanted to mention this because I talked to him for awhile and it kinda blew my mind a little bit how knowledgable he was about Akron's baseball situation and it showed me that local kids do pay attention to our baseball program. Kinda got me a little excited about Akron Baseball for the first time...like ever. Just thought I'd pass that good vibe along.
  3. ESPN3 vs ESPN+

    I mean it wouldn't be ZNO if I wasn't complaining about something...
  4. Zips in the NFL

    Guy on CBS, 7round Mock-Draft has JD going the Browns.
  5. President Matthew Wilson

    Swore he was committed to Akron...(while applying other Universities). Said it was too stressful for family life, so he steps down...but not too stressful to become the president of another university.
  6. 2019 Predictions!

    Oh dear god...and so begins the "bye-year" discussion for Arth. (this is a joke...kinda...ironic maybe?) Hey, I might actually attend 2 whole games this year. Especially since the Kent game is FINALLY IN A REASONABLE MONTH! Agreed. Except I think it's hard for any of us to pick anyone other than the QB. Ramart didn't look to good last year (product of the offense?) and Neither did Nelson...but who has Arth brought in that could supplant either of them? It's mostly an easy go-to thing.
  7. Non-Conference Future Schedules

    What is with the burst of future football scheduling by the Akron Zips lately? I can barely keep up! I like the 1-2 arrangement. They come here first; and University of Kentucky is a "name" that could draw at least some more fans than usual...and is a program we could marginally have some sort of potential parity with? (assuming we're headed in the right direction under Tom Arth & Co).
  8. 2019 Predictions!

    Lol, I appreciate the mid-week drinking homerism. I wish I could muster it myself
  9. 2019 Predictions!

    Oh I did! Nice pick!
  10. Non-Conference Future Schedules

    I like that 2022 schedule! FCS, Liberty and New Mexico State are good teams for Akron to play in hopes of getting 3-1 in the OOC schedule. And Michigan State is one of those Big-10 teams that we can hopefully hit on a down year and have an entertaining game. I like it only slightly less than 2020 where we play YSU. 2021 schedule is brutal...Auburn AND State Ohio in the same OOC slate. Here's to hoping State Ohio waddles in mediocrity by the time we face them that year...and Tom Arth puts together the first Akron Zips team to win 10 games in a season.
  11. 2019 Predictions!

    1) 6-6 L @Illinois L vs. UAB W @ C. Michigan L vs. Troy W @ UMass W vs. Kent L vs. Buffalo L @ N. Illinois W @ BGSU W vs. E. Michigan L @ Miami W vs Ohio 2) Kato Nelson, to Balsy's dismay! No longer strapped to an awful offensive coordinator; a mediocre to average offensive coordinator finds a way to make him into something more. 3) Alvin Davis 4) Miami vs. Toledo; Toledo on top.
  12. 2019 Predictions!

    Let's get a thread a way-to-early thread going about our predictions for the season. If anything it's fun to quote at the end of the season when some people think we're going to go 1-11 and others think 11-1. Let's have fun again! 1) Overall record, 2) Offensive MV, 3) Defensive MVP, and 4) MAC Champion next year. Here's next year's schedule for #1: @Illinois vs. UAB @ C. Michigan vs. Troy @ UMass vs. Kent vs. Buffalo @ N. Illinois @ BGSU vs. E. Michigan @ Miami vs Ohio
  13. Non-Conference Future Schedules

    Totally agree. It's as if Akron knows their fanbase on ZNO and specifically scheduled Liberty to stir the pot. It's been awhile since the pot had been stirred here.
  14. Non-Conference Future Schedules

    If you make judgements based souley on skin color you are correct, that is woefully ignorant. But if you pretend that the color of someone's skin doesn't impact their lives and that we're all magically equal...you're definitely woefully ignorant. I agree with you that skin color shouldn't matter, only the content of one's character should. But to pretend that our society is not still highly impacted by radical racial tyranny and suppression that existed for generations; is just flat out sticking one's head in the sand.
  15. Non-Conference Future Schedules

    I don't think anyone here in the context of this conversation stated they were either "liberal" or "leftist"; which would be projection on your part to assume everyones views on race is derived from a central identity of "left" or "right" rather than a thoughtful consideration and nuance of observation. But you have to be woefully ignorant if you don't think skin color (which is derived from amount of producing, amount of storing storing and type of melanin) does not have an impact in our society on people. This isn't a "left" view; it's observational fact. And if you deny that it is...well, frankly you're kidding yourself.