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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Predictions
    Furman @ NC State - Wolfpack wins big
    The Citadel @ ETSU - Bulldogs roll
    VMI @ Robert Morris - Keydets rebound
    Mercer @ Auburn - No question who wins
    Western Carolina @ Gardner-Webb - Cats pick up that hard road win
    UT Martin @ Chattanooga - Mocs get one
    Samford @ Georgia - Georgia bulldogs thinking scrimmage

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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Pictures from when furman was good.


    http://i.imgur.com/dx6VTu8.gif The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy.
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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    So kudos to the Mercer student paper, The Mercer Cluster, that expresses their frustration and gets this right. Mercer has great talent that isn't being used to its potential(implied). This is a really good article and better than anything written in the "paid" press.
    https://mercercluster.com/22035/show...eep-happening/
    Last edited by Toby; September 13th, 2017 at 06:03 PM.

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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by youngterrier View Post
    There are some indicators that Furman has punched above their weight in terms of fan enthusiasm. When you're as small as them and still have a stadium of 15k or so (and sometimes get that many fans, albeit very rarely or in the past) that's impressive.

    My contrarian take is that the actual fan element for home field advantage for 95% of FCS games is marginal to nonexistent. I'd say the only one in the Socon worth mentioning is the Citadel and on a good day *maybe* Mercer. I've seen Mercer fans in basketball be pretty lit, but when it comes to football, every time I see them on ESPN3 their attendance is barely better than your average Socon game.

    Admittedly, there are non-crowd-related advantages to playing on your home field, but crowd participation is a data point I am highly skeptical of with the exception of the cream of the crop in FCS (Montana, NDSU, etc)
    Speaking of crowds and stadiums, Mercer set a record Saturday versus Wofford. They must have had a successful uptake on the Irma refugees offer.

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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by citdog View Post
    Pictures from when furman was good.
    You damn well know furman was good much more recently. Why do you diminish your own credibility?

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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by DoWe View Post
    You damn well know furman was good much more recently. Why do you diminish your own credibility?
    I don't need ANYBODIES help to do that .

    furman sucks
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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Speaking of crowds and stadiums, Mercer set a record Saturday versus Wofford. They must have had a successful uptake on the Irma refugees offer.
    They also set a record for being the quietest home crowd of that size with the game on the line in the history of college football.

    Maybe it was all the evacuees, who were neutral observers, but I don't think so.

    Mercer's Five Star Stadium COULD have that home field advantage that we've started talking about in this thread, but they just need to "RELEASE THE HOUNDS" or, paraphrasing an old song by Funkadelic..."Shucks! Gosh Jeem! Get off your Rear and SCREAM!" ...or something like that...

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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by citdog View Post
    Pictures from when furman was good.


    Here's another picture of that...

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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    Here's another picture of that...

    Recent results???
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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    Here's another picture of that...

    The 1981 game was the first game against Furman that I was at, as a knob. Timing baby! I also have good memories of the 1982 game, even if we lost, as I met my future wife later that night over in Sparkle City.
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