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Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:59 am
by claver2010
Sounds like it might’ve been faster to walk to texas

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:30 am
by Shoreagle
Who is BC's traveling secretary, George Constanza? It's really ridiculous we have constant travel issues over the years.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:02 pm
by MaxxPower325
Is the game being televised?

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:08 pm
by claver2010
game is cancelled

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:21 pm
by DuchesneEast
claver2010 wrote:game is cancelled



Wtf

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:39 pm
by DavidGordonsFoot
BC's starting to catch a lot of shit on Twitter for this. Katz's is pursuing the story.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:42 pm
by Corporal Funishment
When there have been snow storms in Boston, we've allowed teams to travel a day later.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:52 pm
by DavidGordonsFoot
This is embarrassing.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:57 pm
by claver2010
some solid finger pointing, bc offered to move it back today or to tomorrow and a&m declined:

Due to mechanical and logistical issues with its charter aircraft and unsafe flying conditions due to weather throughout the southern United States on Friday, Dec. 7, the Boston College men's basketball team was unable to travel to Texas for its game on Saturday evening at Texas A&M.

Boston College had asked Texas A&M for contingency plan to move the game from 5 pm CT to 9 pm CT on Saturday night and were open to all playing options on Sunday, Dec. 9. Texas A&M declined both of those offers. As a result, Texas A&M announced that tonight's game has been cancelled.

The Eagles were originally scheduled to depart Hanscom Field at 2 p.m. ET for its five-hour, 15-minute charter flight for its trip to College Station, however, the CRJ-700 aircraft was grounded due to a mechanical issue that could not be repaired. An alternate ERJ-145 aircraft was slated to arrive to transport the team at 3:30 p.m. ET, but arrived four hours late.

During that time, weather conditions throughout eastern Texas and the surrounding areas deteriorated. The pilot of the ERJ-145 and the charter airline - Via Airlines - deemed it unsafe to fly. With the change in aircraft, the revised flight plan would have necessitated a fueling stop in Atlanta, putting the travel duration from Boston to College Station at over six hours.

Administrators from Boston College and Texas A&M, as well as the two schools' respective conference liaisons, were in contact throughout Friday night into Saturday morning to try to resolve the issue and move the game time to Saturday night or shift the game date to Sunday to best ensure the safety and welfare of the BC student-athletes.

"The safety and well-being of our student-athletes is paramount. Under no circumstances will we put our student-athletes in harm's way," said Martin Jarmond, Boston College's William V. Campbell Director of Athletics.

Initial conversations between the schools indicated that Reed Arena was available on Sunday to accommodate a rescheduled contest and Boston College's intent was to start the home-and-home series this season in College Station.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:10 pm
by eepstein0
Corporal Funishment wrote:When there have been snow storms in Boston, we've allowed teams to travel a day later.


It’s the above. We’ve moved game times around for other teams in the past

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:11 pm
by claver2010
why wouldn't a&m move the game back a couple of hours or even to tomorrow as we've done?

they don't have another game for a week

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:20 pm
by eepstein0
DavidGordonsFoot wrote:This is embarrassing.


I don’t really agree here. A&M will win whatever spin content occurs on Twitter, but we move games frequently to ensure other teams get here and leave safely

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:30 pm
by EagleManiac66
DavidGordonsFoot wrote:This is embarrassing.

Why should BC be embarrassed about any aspect of their cancellation?

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:43 pm
by eagle33
sounds like a&m pussied out to avoid another loss.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:35 pm
by TobaccoRoadEagle
we could have flown to Houston and drove 90 minutes or Dallas and driven two hours. This is puscadorian on our part and no one can convince me otherwise.

I am very glad I didn’t travel to this game

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:40 pm
by eepstein0
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:we could have flown to Houston and drove 90 minutes or Dallas and driven two hours. This is puscadorian on our part and no one can convince me otherwise.

I am very glad I didn’t travel to this game


We could’ve, and then shown up like 2 hours before tip-off. Not an ideal scenario.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:47 pm
by TobaccoRoadEagle
eepstein0 wrote:
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:we could have flown to Houston and drove 90 minutes or Dallas and driven two hours. This is puscadorian on our part and no one can convince me otherwise.

I am very glad I didn’t travel to this game


We could’ve, and then shown up like 2 hours before tip-off. Not an ideal scenario.

if we flew on Friday that would have happened? That seems weird

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:49 pm
by twballgame9
eagle33 wrote:sounds like a&m pussied out to avoid another loss.


Bingo

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:50 pm
by ATLeagle
A&M wouldn't push the game back even to late Saturday night.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:51 pm
by claver2010
i know no one on this site has ever been wrong but if the pilot on friday said it was unsafe to fly and bc tried to have a&m move the game back and they refused, it's a pretty open and shut case

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:40 pm
by eepstein0
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
claver2010 wrote:i know no one on this site has ever been wrong but if the pilot on friday said it was unsafe to fly and bc tried to have a&m move the game back and they refused, it's a pretty open and shut case

what about the other planes that landed at cll Friday night?


You fly for business enough to know the above is a ridiculous statement

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:47 pm
by eepstein0
claver2010 wrote:i know no one on this site has ever been wrong but if the pilot on friday said it was unsafe to fly and bc tried to have a&m move the game back and they refused, it's a pretty open and shut case


BC wanted to play the game at 9 pm locally so they could be assured of actually getting there, get in a normal preparation, pre-game meal, etc. A&Ms suggestion of moving the game by an hour really doesn’t accomplish anything.

This isn’t the YMCA basketball league where you just show up after a few beers and play basketball.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:47 pm
by TobaccoRoadEagle
eepstein0 wrote:
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
claver2010 wrote:i know no one on this site has ever been wrong but if the pilot on friday said it was unsafe to fly and bc tried to have a&m move the game back and they refused, it's a pretty open and shut case

what about the other planes that landed at cll Friday night?


You fly for business enough to know the above is a ridiculous statement

Yes, I fly commercial. Not a charter set up specifically for me

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:50 pm
by eepstein0
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
eepstein0 wrote:
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
claver2010 wrote:i know no one on this site has ever been wrong but if the pilot on friday said it was unsafe to fly and bc tried to have a&m move the game back and they refused, it's a pretty open and shut case

what about the other planes that landed at cll Friday night?


You fly for business enough to know the above is a ridiculous statement

Yes, I fly commercial. Not a charter set up specifically for me


Right. And when a commercial pilot says it’s not safe to fly, you don’t fly. Same goes here. BC uses the same charter company as every other major basketball school.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:06 pm
by DavidGordonsFoot
I'll take A&M's word for it over decades of incompetence demonstrated by this athletics department and that pathetic finger-pointing statement they issued.

Everyone knew this storm was coming.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:21 pm
by TobaccoRoadEagle
eepstein0 wrote:
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
eepstein0 wrote:
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
claver2010 wrote:i know no one on this site has ever been wrong but if the pilot on friday said it was unsafe to fly and bc tried to have a&m move the game back and they refused, it's a pretty open and shut case

what about the other planes that landed at cll Friday night?


You fly for business enough to know the above is a ridiculous statement

Yes, I fly commercial. Not a charter set up specifically for me


Right. And when a commercial pilot says it’s not safe to fly, you don’t fly. Same goes here. BC uses the same charter company as every other major basketball school.

Right, so you fly to Houston or Dallas or Austin. That’s the beauty of a private plane; you can tell it where to go.

Or you fly the next morning because, you know, it’s on your schedule.

Foot can say what he wants but I vote bc incompetence

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:40 pm
by DavidGordonsFoot
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
Foot can say what he wants but I vote bc incompetence


That's also what I was saying, in case it wasn't clear.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:51 pm
by twballgame9
DavidGordonsFoot wrote:I'll take A&M's word for it over decades of incompetence demonstrated by this athletics department and that pathetic finger-pointing statement they issued.

Everyone knew this storm was coming.


Stop. Not moving the game is bush league pussy shit.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:49 am
by DomingoOrtiz
twballgame9 wrote:
DavidGordonsFoot wrote:I'll take A&M's word for it over decades of incompetence demonstrated by this athletics department and that pathetic finger-pointing statement they issued.

Everyone knew this storm was coming.


Stop. Not moving the game is bush league pussy shit.



This.

Re: Texas A&M

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:08 am
by BCEagles25
Why did the backup jet arrive four hours late? Weather? Incompetence? Sounds like every side is in the wrong. It’s hard to fathom we didn’t know the storm was coming though some storms develop suddenly. Could we have been more prepared? Dick move on A&M’s part not being flexible.