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Old 04-24-2019, 12:06 PM
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Just to add some spark this thread.....

GO BLUE JACKETS!!








Ok, that is all I know about hockey.
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:51 PM
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I'm glad you Mass folks have good teams and reasons to celebrate! It is so hard to be a Boston team fan these days!
Enjoy!
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Nothing to see here folk. Now just move along.
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Boston has always had high caliber and high class teams. As long as it's not New York I will be pulling for bean town.
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Originally Posted by S2KRAY View Post
Boston has always had high caliber and high class teams. As long as it's not New York I will be pulling for bean town.
Yeah, I heard they had a tea party too. Bill may have been there.
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:38 PM
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Too bad there aren't any decent college sports up that way.
Basically, you're right.

BC and BU have some sports stature but there is a gigantic cluster of colleges and universities in metropolitan Boston; 154,000 students at the last count that I saw. There are ongoing municipal studies and programs because, although there is a very large student population from outside the area, the metro is only retaining about 50% of it's graduate population. It's a small brain drain. While sports has its tradition in the metro area, there is a much higher emphasis on education. During my four years in high school, we were Class B state champions twice in baseball, once in hockey and contended in football and golf. Basket ball was a non-starter. But, we had no locker room, no gymnasium, no stadium, no practice field and no ice rink. Sports were totally extra-curricular except for a stipend given to the sports program for coaching and some equipment. If you were an athlete, you or your parents paid for most of your equipment. But, we had new classrooms and state of the art laboratories. 95% of each graduating class went on to college.

I have two cousins who grew up in New Mexico and both were sports scholarship football and track stars. They went to UNM. Both are minimally functional in math and English. But UNM has a great sports program.
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Not so fast my friend. This could be the year that the Mets and Jets take it all. (Hey, its still early. I can dream can't I. The collapse won't happen until mid May)

Lets Go Mets.
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The Wall Street Journal has taken notice:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/be-afra...ng-11556192739
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Originally Posted by hecash View Post
Basically, you're right.

BC and BU have some sports stature but there is a gigantic cluster of colleges and universities in metropolitan Boston; 154,000 students at the last count that I saw. There are ongoing municipal studies and programs because, although there is a very large student population from outside the area, the metro is only retaining about 50% of it's graduate population. It's a small brain drain. While sports has its tradition in the metro area, there is a much higher emphasis on education. During my four years in high school, we were Class B state champions twice in baseball, once in hockey and contended in football and golf. Basket ball was a non-starter. But, we had no locker room, no gymnasium, no stadium, no practice field and no ice rink. Sports were totally extra-curricular except for a stipend given to the sports program for coaching and some equipment. If you were an athlete, you or your parents paid for most of your equipment. But, we had new classrooms and state of the art laboratories. 95% of each graduating class went on to college.

I have two cousins who grew up in New Mexico and both were sports scholarship football and track stars. They went to UNM. Both are minimally functional in math and English. But UNM has a great sports program.
The Northeast does boast some of the finest universities in the world. And most states up that way do a better than average job of supporting secondary and primary education.

I was just pulling Bill's chain.
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