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bethlehempard

PL/FBS matchups

ESPN's power index gives these odds on a Patriot League win in each of the three FBS games:
Colgate vs. Syracuse: 2.6%
Lafayette vs. Army:    3.4%
Fordham vs. Navy:     8.5%

I am not a huge fan of so-called stretch games, not for this league, but if West Point had more lodging options I'd consider going.
NewXbo

Re: PL/FBS matchups

bethlehempard wrote:
ESPN's power index gives these odds on a Patriot League win in each of the three FBS games:
Colgate vs. Syracuse: 2.6%
Lafayette vs. Army:    3.4%
Fordham vs. Navy:     8.5%

I am not a huge fan of so-called stretch games, not for this league, but if West Point had more lodging options I'd consider going.


It's only a 2 hour drive.
bethlehempard

True and generally an easy, pleasant trip. It's just a lot easier to sell the idea to my wife as "a weekend in the Hudson Valley" than as a football game at Army.
Still pondering it.
Pards Rule

bethlehempard wrote:
True and generally an easy, pleasant trip. It's just a lot easier to sell the idea to my wife as "a weekend in the Hudson Valley" then as a football game at Army.
Still pondering it.


Pards Rule (NOT Steve!) says SELL IT! SELL IT!
bethlehempard

I'm on it. It all depends on my kid's schedule.
Army doesn't sell out, I think, as they advertise most games on WFAN.
RichH

It actually is worth the trip. Hampton Inn nice and just a bit north towards Fishkill. For a weekend I like to stay (translation W loves to) stay acroos the river in and around Garrtson.
bethlehempard

Thanks for the advice. Making it a Friday off and spending that night up there could make it easier. We enjoy the Valley and spent a couple days at www.mohonk.com in June. A great place with a little Lafayette connection.
For those who like outdoor art, Storm King just off the highway is spectacular.
If I recall correctly, when MacArthur went to West Point as a student, his mother moved into town. He returned later to run the place but had trouble with the bureaucracy.
Pards Rule

bethlehempard wrote:
I'm on it. It all depends on my kid's schedule.
Army doesn't sell out, I think, as they advertise most games on WFAN.


I went to two Pard games there - 1988 (good game) and 1990 (not so good game). There are nice hotels in the area Im sure. I stayed at a Hilton I think in Tarrytown before the game in 1990 and it was a quick drive from there. When was the last time we played Army? Its been awhile?
RichH

We were up at Mohonk last year. Great weekend.  Maybe for leaf season again.
flyfisher

bethlehempard wrote:
True and generally an easy, pleasant trip. It's just a lot easier to sell the idea to my wife as "a weekend in the Hudson Valley" than as a football game at Army.
Still pondering it.


Take her to the Thayer Hotel. Expensive, even by northeast standards, but she will love it and you get to the game.
NewXbo

Was 1992 the fumbleroski game?
bethlehempard

The Thayer is booked already, unfortunately. I've never stayed there but it looks great and it has an outdoor bar.
The ESPN power index on Lafayette's chance of beating Army fell to 2.3 percent after Friday's games.
1992: fumblerooski two-pointer was called back but Lafayette scored and went ahead on the next play.
Marsh missed the game, illness. Kirchhoff was on.
Army won on a FG late.
**Corrected for fumblerooski details and memory. It was for the 2 I think.
Pards Rule

Has Frank ever dusted off what I dubbed the "Pard play" where he tried it in the App State playoff game - on 2 yard line, pitch back to tailback who then tries to hit the receiver in end zone? It almost worked.

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