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Everything posted by Balsy

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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).
  5. 2019 Predictions!

    Lol, I appreciate the mid-week drinking homerism. I wish I could muster it myself
  6. 2019 Predictions!

    Oh I did! Nice pick!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 2019 Schedule

    We will never fill Infocision again.
  13. Non-Conference Future Schedules

    Lose to Liberty. If we lose to Libertyr...an institution that has the audacity to charge people $17,000 a year to teach them that the world is 5,000 years old...an idea that literally kills brain cells typing/reading, and has a fervid white supremacist as it's figure-head...we deserve to nix our football program forever. Because losing to such an institution means we, as a real institution of education, shouldn't give them the time-of-day. So I do in a sense agree with you. No self-respecting modern University should give Liberty University the time of day.
  14. Non-Conference Future Schedules

    Thank you for saying what I was going to say. Their science department teaches that the World is 5000 years old. Embarrassing to say the least.
  15. ESPN3 vs ESPN+

    I pay the $20 a month for the other channels I get with it and watch during those seasons. So it made perfect sense to me. The new ESPN way is to screw over it's already existing subscribers for a shameless money grab for a product that no one asked for. I get what you're saying though. If this is the ONLY video product you consume it makes sense to go $5 over $20. But when you had a video streaming product that already gave you access to the content you wanted via ESPN3 and then they take that away from you and say "buy new shiney turd" it kinda pisses some people off.
  16. Most random reference to Akron

    A recent Episode of Adam Ruins Everything from TruTV constantly references the City of Akron. -The "main character" of the episode says he's from Akron Ohio -They talk about how flights out of Akron always have connecting flights -Mention how Akron is the Blimp capital It was random when I watched the episode but enjoyed that it mentioned Akron all the same.
  17. ESPN3 vs ESPN+

    I cut the cord as well. You could get ESPN 1/2/3 as part of a $20/month package that you can cancel at any time. That was worth it for me. Now that I no longer get Akron games via that subscription, I'm screwed. It's bullshit to me.
  18. ESPN3 vs ESPN+

    I don't want/care about that content. I want the content I was getting, for the same package that I already had. Not buy two packages to get to keep the crap I used to have. It's just a big middle-finger to the consumer. If I really gave a rat's ass about those other things...I'd sign up for them. I don't. But am forced to just to get to watch Akron football games. It's an absolutely joke.
  19. ESPN3 vs ESPN+

    I'm not happy. I don't feel like I got anything in addition to what I already had with my Subscription to ESPN/ESPN3 last year. Two subscriptions for the same amount of stuff I had last year.
  20. I will say, I'm still on the fence about how I feel about Arth. But this class was a pretty big class for not having much time to recruit; and certainly adds some bodies to the depth chart if nothing else; which had been lacking in the Bowden years. Of course, we have to wait 2-years to see how this class is panning out. But it's nice to see 23 recruits in a class verses the sub-20 we regularly saw in the Bowden years.
  21. I've been severely behind on paying attention to recruiting. How is the class panning out for us? Are we losing the Bowden guys, and who are we picking up? Thanks for anyone who wants to give a quick sorta synapsis
  22. Game 21- Ohio University Bobcats

    Beating the Bobkittens never gets old. Go Zips!
  23. Worst Stadiums in College Football

    What a garbage article and a grabage site...lol
  24. Now that OOC play is done for the Zips here's a look at the 2018 Race To Detroit. I will do my best to keep this updated week-to-week and in the proper order based on head-to-head and with remaining game. Since MAC Scores matter most they will be first and overall will be in parenthesis. MAC EAST Frontrunner: Buffalo 4-0 (7-1): Miami, Kent, Ohio, BGSU Still in the Hunt: Miami 3-1 (3-5): Buffalo, Ohio, NIU, Ball St. Ohio 2-1 (4-3): Ball St., WMU, Miami, Buffalo, AKRON AKRON 1-2 (3-3): CMU, NIU, EMU, BGSU, Ohio Eliminated: Kent State 0-4 (1-7): BGSU, Buffalo, Toledo, EMU Bowling Green 0-4 (1-7): Kent, CMU, AKRON, Buffalo, MAC WEST Frontrunner: W. Michigan 4-0 (6-2): Toledo, Ohio, Ball St., NIU N. Illinois 3-0 (3-3) Still in the Hunt: E. Michigan 2-3 (4-4): Ball St., CMU, Akron, Kent Ball St 2-2 (3-5): Ohio, Toledo, WMU, Miami Toledo 1-2 (3-4): Buffalo, WMU, Ball St., NIU, Kent Eliminated: C. Michigan 0-4 (1-7): AKRON, EMU, BGSU, Toledo
  25. Now that it's official: The Akron Zips will be playing FAU in the Boca Raton Bowl. Feel free to discuss all game related items here.