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RE: The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
(05-30-2019 11:37 AM)whittx Wrote:  Looking forward to the Rice-Southwestern game in 2025.


Would be a rematch when Southwestern was at one point in the SWC.
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Can all of the fake realignment posts that are part of the contest be placed in a new board?
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I guess what they were going for, but it's like April Fools' jokes: You might get caught by the first one, but you won't get caught by the second.

When I saw the Great Northern airport meeting post, it was wild but *just* plausible enough to be true. Then I saw the contest post, and from that point, everything else was pretty obvious in their fakeness.
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RE: The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
(05-30-2019 12:42 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 11:37 AM)whittx Wrote:  Looking forward to the Rice-Southwestern game in 2025.


Would be a rematch when Southwestern was at one point in the SWC.

But that was before Southwestern dropped football for 60 years.
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I've gotten some good chuckles out of these "April Fools" posts.
It is the slow season, after all.
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RE: The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
(05-30-2019 01:07 PM)whittx Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 12:42 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 11:37 AM)whittx Wrote:  Looking forward to the Rice-Southwestern game in 2025.


Would be a rematch when Southwestern was at one point in the SWC.

But that was before Southwestern dropped football for 60 years.

Rice leads the series 16-6.
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(05-30-2019 09:14 AM)TexanMark Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 09:09 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  Is this true?

First thing I thought too with all the fake posts

But it is written by a Rice fan


Damn


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The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
I think this be is the winner, totally believable.


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I know many on here hate these posts, this was a good one!

I laughed long time.
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RE: The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
(05-30-2019 11:19 AM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 11:11 AM)NotANewbie Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 11:02 AM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  Can we add a [satire] label or something... just to keep the goofiness at least not mixed up with the real stuff?

Did anyone check the Rice Athletics website?

Nothing there.



When these fake stories started, I started a thread saying that I thought these were not a good idea. Guess what, it got a response from a moderator referring to the post suggesting fantasy threads. Shortly thereafter the thread was deleted.

Agreed. Stupid from the get go.

But it was written as an advance notice to alumni. One look at the Rice board wherever it is would confirm it. Where do the 15 Rice fans hang out?
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RE: The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
(05-30-2019 02:25 PM)TexanMark Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 11:19 AM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 11:11 AM)NotANewbie Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 11:02 AM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  Can we add a [satire] label or something... just to keep the goofiness at least not mixed up with the real stuff?

Did anyone check the Rice Athletics website?

Nothing there.



When these fake stories started, I started a thread saying that I thought these were not a good idea. Guess what, it got a response from a moderator referring to the post suggesting fantasy threads. Shortly thereafter the thread was deleted.

Agreed. Stupid from the get go.

But it was written as an advance notice to alumni. One look at the Rice board wherever it is would confirm it. Where do the 15 Rice fans hang out?

I was talking about the fake realignment stories in general not loki's specifically.

But welcome to "The Parliament" :

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RE: The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
(05-30-2019 12:42 PM)seaking4steel Wrote:  Can all of the fake realignment posts that are part of the contest be placed in a new board?

That would defeat the entire purpose of the exercise, which was to see how many people would take the bait.
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No, I love it. You know, after we tried with the Mountain West and the Big XII, and didn't get in, we picked up our ball, packed our bags, and went home.
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(05-30-2019 01:11 PM)MidWestMidMajor Wrote:  I've gotten some good chuckles out of these "April Fools" posts.
It is the slow season, after all.

This one was well written and believable. With the expansion of the Big East/American, Rice has been effectively demoted to the Sun Belt. There are only 3 other schools in the conference that were FBS in 1995. Most have moved up more recently than that. 6 members haven't even been playing football at any level continuously for the last 25 years.

Of course they just got a donation for a new 80,000 sf practice facility.
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RE: The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
(05-30-2019 02:48 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 01:11 PM)MidWestMidMajor Wrote:  I've gotten some good chuckles out of these "April Fools" posts.
It is the slow season, after all.

This one was well written and believable. With the expansion of the Big East/American, Rice has been effectively demoted to the Sun Belt. There are only 3 other schools in the conference that were FBS in 1995. Most have moved up more recently than that. 6 members haven't even been playing football at any level continuously for the last 25 years.

Of course they just got a donation for a new 80,000 sf practice facility.

I especially liked the reference to an invitation by the University Athletic Association. Their current membership:

Brandeis, Waltham MA
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh PA
Case Western Reserve, Cleveland OH
Emory, Atlanta GA
NYU, New York NY
Chicago, Chicago IL
Rochester, Rochester NY
Washington U., St Louis MO

I believe Rice could compete with these academic heavyweights. The travel would suck, though.
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RE: The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
(05-30-2019 03:18 PM)ken d Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 02:48 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 01:11 PM)MidWestMidMajor Wrote:  I've gotten some good chuckles out of these "April Fools" posts.
It is the slow season, after all.

This one was well written and believable. With the expansion of the Big East/American, Rice has been effectively demoted to the Sun Belt. There are only 3 other schools in the conference that were FBS in 1995. Most have moved up more recently than that. 6 members haven't even been playing football at any level continuously for the last 25 years.

Of course they just got a donation for a new 80,000 sf practice facility.

I especially liked the reference to an invitation by the University Athletic Association. Their current membership:

Brandeis, Waltham MA
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh PA
Case Western Reserve, Cleveland OH
Emory, Atlanta GA
NYU, New York NY
Chicago, Chicago IL
Rochester, Rochester NY
Washington U., St Louis MO

I believe Rice could compete with these academic heavyweights. The travel would suck, though.

Swimming might be tough. Emory women have won 21 straight UAA titles and 10 straight Division III titles. Think they have been top 5 nationally all but 2 or 3 years since the early 90s. Rice doesn't have a men's team.
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RE: The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
(05-30-2019 11:14 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 03:18 PM)ken d Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 02:48 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 01:11 PM)MidWestMidMajor Wrote:  I've gotten some good chuckles out of these "April Fools" posts.
It is the slow season, after all.

This one was well written and believable. With the expansion of the Big East/American, Rice has been effectively demoted to the Sun Belt. There are only 3 other schools in the conference that were FBS in 1995. Most have moved up more recently than that. 6 members haven't even been playing football at any level continuously for the last 25 years.

Of course they just got a donation for a new 80,000 sf practice facility.

I especially liked the reference to an invitation by the University Athletic Association. Their current membership:

Brandeis, Waltham MA
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh PA
Case Western Reserve, Cleveland OH
Emory, Atlanta GA
NYU, New York NY
Chicago, Chicago IL
Rochester, Rochester NY
Washington U., St Louis MO

I believe Rice could compete with these academic heavyweights. The travel would suck, though.

Swimming might be tough. Emory women have won 21 straight UAA titles and 10 straight Division III titles. Think they have been top 5 nationally all but 2 or 3 years since the early 90s. Rice doesn't have a men's team.
Emory women may be good swimmers, but Agnes Scott women don't have trouble getting dates! I think Emory gets its women swimmers from the DDR!
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Amazing what people are coming up with to gain +3 reputation points.

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(05-31-2019 07:59 AM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  Amazing what people are coming up with to gain +3 reputation points.

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RE: The Rice Owls are dropping to D3
Travel with the UAA would be pretty easy since the owls would fly to everything. I could see it happen 10+ years down the road but in the meantime they rice waits for the AAC.
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