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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: December 03, 2022, 08:21:49 PM »
Just calling out the woefully uninformed.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: December 03, 2022, 08:20:04 PM »
Reading these comments, the only thing that surprised me is that some of you are surprised. The NCAA selection committee has been a corrupt institution for decades. The NCAA organization really does not care about IAA/FCS football.  They know this system is flawed but have failed to fix it for generations.

If the NCAA were interested in running an honest playoff, they need do only three simple things.

First, eliminate the conference ADs and staff the committee with about five retired, well-respected football people who no longer had any institutional affiliation.  And pay them well for their service.

Second, publish for all to see the criteria that will be used for at-large selections.  And stick to that criteria.

Third, and most importantly, how the five-man committee release a power ranking of all teams with a .500 or above record after the games on the first Saturday of November.  And make it clear that the at-large bids will come from that list.  You may or may not like your position, but you would know exactly where you stood. And the possibility for corruption would dramatically decrease.

That is what the NCAA would do if they cared.  They don't.

Conference winner absolutely, positively must ALL go. Other wise you have a few "super conferences" and a bunch of schools that cannot recruit against them.  There were two problems this year:

1. YSU in no way, shape, or form was a play-off caliber team.
2. There was a clear cutoff. We lost to everyone above us in the conference, except the #1 team in the nation with auto-bid which we did not play. Our problem was not losing to MO State, it was losing to North Dakota. Simply put, they took our spot. Now with their first-round loss to a Big Sky club (although a very good team) ND has set the MVFC's future for years to come.

Another big issue was the additional conference. Having both the ASUN and Big South 'eats up' another bid. IMO, The NCAA's expansion rules were not properly followed.

Maybe this should be discussed.  Montana and Delaware were blown out today.  YSU played NDSU WAAAAY closer than Montana AND we d
Played half the game with Crenshaw.  We scored with Davis and closed the gap.  Let's just call f***ing bullsh** when we see it.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: McLaughlin Walter Payton Finalist
« on: November 23, 2022, 09:24:27 AM »
He should win the award hands down.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 21, 2022, 03:51:48 PM »
Wick,

I gave your suggestion to Viverito as a reform.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 21, 2022, 09:16:46 AM »
In 2013 YSU went 8-4 (5-3) in the MVFC and we didn't get into the playoffs.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 21, 2022, 09:08:54 AM »
In 2012 we had an FBS win over Pitt and won the last 3 games under Wolford and went 7-4 but we weren't selected.  Delaware had a win over Navy and lost 3 out of 4 of their last games and we're 7-4 and got selected. 

What was the reasoning for that?  I thought you had to be a team on the rise of you were a bubble team.  Their only win in the last 4 games was Monmouth.  Navy has a losing record too. 

I can see the FBS win counting for something but we got screwed when similar circumstances existed (actually we had more favorable argument and didn't get in).

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 21, 2022, 08:28:20 AM »
I reached out to the conference commissioner.  Realize that Delaware lost 3 of it's last 4 games.  I focused on Montana.

Here's the jist of what she said:

She shares the sentiment about the unfairness of YSU not being selected.  She also said "she can’t begin to explain or support the Committee’s decision" and that they clearly did not value strength of schedule or how teams were playing at the end of the season.

Hopefully, she tries to address this.  She's a good commissioner.


We can't control the conference schedule.  We can only play the games that are scheduled.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 21, 2022, 07:12:35 AM »
UC Davis should have been taken over Montana based on the conference standings in the Big Sky. We were totally screwed once again l.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 21, 2022, 06:38:16 AM »
Here's the problem with them taking Montana over YSU and It's a flat out legitimate complaint

Montana didn't beat a team over .500 record and finished 6th in their conference behind UC Davis Sac, MSU, Weber, and Idaho. (Davis wasn't invited).  In addition, Montana had a blow-out loss the day before the selection. 

Meanwhile, YSU had won 5 of their last 6 games and has the all time leading rusher in the history of college football and was arguably playing their best football late in the year.  The QB change made all the difference. And we also play in a tougher conference and we finished 4th.  Montana also got a home game out of it too.

Anyone saying we didn't belong is feeding you a bullsh** narrative.  As I've laid out the facts here, we should have been selected if the system wasn't rigged.  The comment about rigged elections applies here.  Our resume was way better than Montana's.  Don't get me started on Delaware.  We only need one of the available spots and they should have selected us.  We have a legitimate gripe about not getting in. 

I was told in the past that the people making the selection are honorable people and set aside self interests. I've been told that each year we've been left out had some sort of unique circumstances.  I called it bullsh** when it happened in the past. 

This time the stupid motherf***ers didn't cover their tracks.  How much money did the university lose in future football revenue due to recruiting impacts as a result of this unfairness?  For me this only gets solved with a law suit.

Paladin correctly pointed out on the AGS board that the NCAA has sanctionedthis "corrupt" process and given it their seal of approval.  The only way you change it is to fight it, which is something Americans seem to no longer do.
 






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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 20, 2022, 04:42:51 PM »
It would have been nice but it is what it is.

Not that long ago we would have been excited to even be in the conversation.

Some things never change.  That being said we have to win the conference to guarantee a spot in the playoffs.  It's no longer just a simple probability that we've been left out.  Montana has a weak schians they were blown out.  Delaware lost several games to end the season.  Those were the excuses we were given in the past. 

They conspire against us.  Period.  We need to run up the score as much as possible on every team we outmatch.  Push everyone and act unsportsmanlike when we lose.  Maybe then we will get the respect.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 20, 2022, 03:47:49 PM »
They deserve it more than Delaware and Montana State!

I agree with this statement.  Those other teams lost big or were losing games in November.  Guess that doesn't matter anymore when you are still in the best FCS conference

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 20, 2022, 03:46:16 PM »
If we make the playoffs OR DON’T then you need to bring Paladin back.

Fixed it! Bring back the best analyst YSU athletics has.

Yes.  He's like Donald Trump on Twitter he gets banned for speaking the truth.  Where's the Elon of this board?

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 20, 2022, 01:31:52 PM »
I say f*** FCS football.  You can have a shoestring budget and get in the playoffs in a s***** league with no chance to win a national championship.  Adding the eight additional teams didn't do anything for real teams on the bubble.  It just diluted the field.  I say it's time to go FBS.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 20, 2022, 01:29:46 PM »
Even if we beat Missouri State to go 8-3, they still would have found a way to shaft us!

Maybe, but I don't really think it would have been possible. I think in that scenario we would have been in for sure.

But would UND have been in?  I say Yes.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 20, 2022, 01:29:14 PM »
Even if we beat Missouri State to go 8-3, they still would have found a way to shaft us!

Montana got their a$$ kicked in and went 7-4 in a weaker conference. And they lost their last game.

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