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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 4 months 1 week ago #287957

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SLYFOXX1968 wrote: I think it’s great for Villanova to become the B.B. Power it is .. And , they do it the Wright way ! The BE Conference is the All Catholics plus Butler, which is a fine school with great tradition . I too, like Nova and Providence , when they aren’t playing us . My Granddaughter was all set to go to Villanova , until she was accepted to Notre Dame this Spring . It was a tough choice as she had a personal visit with Jay Wright when she took her Campus visit . He gave her one of his Attitude Bracelets . But, ND is still ND . Nova is getting close to that status Academically . St John’s needs to continue to improve in B.B. and also, to upgrade its Academics . I think both are headed in the right direction . As a Tobin School Alum, I am very impressed with the leadership of the new Dean and her vision for the future of Business Education at the University .


ND is still ND but you should have at least influenced her to attend a Big East school. Georgetown is Georgetown and Villanova is no Georgetown.;)

And btw, there was no Tobin School of Business in your day! It was called the School of Accounting and Abacus Studies.:P
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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 4 months 1 week ago #287960

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Room112 wrote: UConn may not be the 6th borough, but it still bothers me that they get exclusive coverage on SNY, a new York sports channel, and we don't.


I live in CT. SNY was not on any. Cable system in the state,that only happened after they picked up UConn. As a Mets fan I am grateful they did; well sometimes anyway.

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Frankly it makes more sense for SNY to carry UCONN than SJU no matter the teams fortunes. Regional sports networks make most of their money in carrier charges, not advertising. UCONN in the winter is a reason that households in New England demand their cable outlets carry SNY. Carriers in the metro area already need to carry SNY for the Mets coverage. UCONN better expands their reach, as did Syracuse (who they had a deal with before they went ACC.) I can't see that changing.
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IDRAFT wrote: Frankly it makes more sense for SNY to carry UCONN than SJU no matter the teams fortunes. Regional sports networks make most of their money in carrier charges, not advertising. UCONN in the winter is a reason that households in New England demand their cable outlets carry SNY. Carriers in the metro area already need to carry SNY for the Mets coverage. UCONN better expands their reach, as did Syracuse (who they had a deal with before they went ACC.) I can't see that changing.


“Carrier charges”?
Aren’t those based on viewership size measured by Nielsen Ratings, as in ‘eyeballs’ per market?
Isn’t the NY Metro Market, much larger than the New England market?
You seem to know what you’re talking about, IDRAFT.
I sure don’t.
Just asking.

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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 4 months 1 week ago #287976

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SLYFOXX1968 wrote: I think it’s great for Villanova to become the B.B. Power it is .. And , they do it the Wright way ! The BE Conference is the All Catholics plus Butler, which is a fine school with great tradition . I too, like Nova and Providence , when they aren’t playing us . My Granddaughter was all set to go to Villanova , until she was accepted to Notre Dame this Spring . It was a tough choice as she had a personal visit with Jay Wright when she took her Campus visit . He gave her one of his Attitude Bracelets . But, ND is still ND . Nova is getting close to that status Academically . St John’s needs to continue to improve in B.B. and also, to upgrade its Academics . I think both are headed in the right direction . As a Tobin School Alum, I am very impressed with the leadership of the new Dean and her vision for the future of Business Education at the University .


ND is still ND but you should have at least influenced her to attend a Big East school. Georgetown is Georgetown and Villanova is no Georgetown.;)

And btw, there was no Tobin School of Business in your day! It was called the School of Accounting and Abacus Studies.:P

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UCONN considers itself NYC’s “Sixth Borough.” 4 months 1 week ago #288136

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frank61 wrote:

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Section9 wrote: Yeah, yeah, pukon's the sixth borough; kinda like when cuse considers themselves an NYC suburb.:P :angry:

Back in the day, when I was a student, SJU had a bus trip to Syracuse. It was February. I woke up in the hotel and turned on the radio to hear something like "The high temperature will be Minus 1"....hell on earth.
Sixth borough my a--. More like the crappy attic above a really great party. I am still convinced they (Boeheim) somehow convinces kids that SU is "just minutes from NYC". How he ever recruited top talent there is amazing.


I live in Syracuse, but I went to St. John's. Syracuse has many problems, mostly economic, but the drivel about the weather is exactly that, drivel. It is a place where a couple can raise a family and not break the bank in the process. We live in Syracuse when it snows they have the ability to remove it before you get out of work. We do not get crippled like New York City does after getting 6-8 inches. I love St. John's, but I am also very fond of where I live. I get tired of the garbage I read on here slamming Syracuse with a derogatory remark every once in a while by someone trying to be funny,



BTW Frank I was not intending to slam your city just that team orange team. I’m glad you enjoy and appreciate where you live!


General, I live here and slam them every day. When I am moving around the city I will usually where our Red and White shirts, and sweaters and will invariably have some idiot make some kind of inane remark, it really is fun.


Frank, you are one of my favorite posters for sure. I didn't know you lived in Syracuse. Three of my best friends went to LeMoyne, and 2 of them still live in Syracuse (one in Skaneateles) Just spent a weekend with all three on what's become an annual guy's weekend. I can echo everything you say about cost of living there, and other than summer sometimes arriving in June with cold springs, and snow arriving late September to early October, it can be a pretty nice place to live.

Visiting my friends at LeMoyne in the winter, I recall hearing the jingle of snow plows with chains in the middle of the night during "tiny" snow falls of a foot or so. You'd wake up and the place would be blanketed in snow, but the streets were all cleared already.
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SLYFOXX1968 wrote: I think it’s great for Villanova to become the B.B. Power it is .. And , they do it the Wright way ! The BE Conference is the All Catholics plus Butler, which is a fine school with great tradition . I too, like Nova and Providence , when they aren’t playing us . My Granddaughter was all set to go to Villanova , until she was accepted to Notre Dame this Spring . It was a tough choice as she had a personal visit with Jay Wright when she took her Campus visit . He gave her one of his Attitude Bracelets . But, ND is still ND . Nova is getting close to that status Academically . St John’s needs to continue to improve in B.B. and also, to upgrade its Academics . I think both are headed in the right direction . As a Tobin School Alum, I am very impressed with the leadership of the new Dean and her vision for the future of Business Education at the University .


You guys know how much I love Villanova, BUT, right now they are friendly rivals because we are far below their level. When we approach their level of success, I will hate them as much as the other schools you mention.
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