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  • GNAC Week 7 Game Thread

    Only one game this week. SFU travels to Havre, MT of all places to play NAIA MSU-Northern, home of the Northern Lights and Skylights (yes, really)! The Northern Lights are 0-6 on the season and have been competitive in one-ish games. So, if SFU has a chance to win a game this year, this is it. Please win, SFU.

    There may or may not be a live stream here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx2...CZZlZYs4Q67EqA (there's a "live stream" showing a wrestling match, so I dunno).

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    WOU and CWU both have tough games to BYE which we can only assume will make the playoffs again as the 8-seed. On a serious note, hopefully the week off will be enough for the WOU player that went down on the final play. Did we ever get word on what his injury was as WOU's announcers didn't even comment he was down while the teams shook hands.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by IronOre View Post
      Only one game this week. SFU travels to Havre, MT of all places to play NAIA MSU-Northern, home of the Northern Lights and Skylights (yes, really)! The Northern Lights are 0-6 on the season and have been competitive in one-ish games. So, if SFU has a chance to win a game this year, this is it. Please win, SFU.

      There may or may not be a live stream here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx2...CZZlZYs4Q67EqA (there's a "live stream" showing a wrestling match, so I dunno).
      Clearly SFU picked to play them because Havre is the site of the “World’s Largest Farm Tractor”. Sometimes you come across strange things when researching schools you know absolutely nothing about.

      Anyway, I’m picking SFU to win, and they really need to win. Losing big to Idaho is one thing, but losing to an 0-6 team near the bottom of the NAIA rankings is another.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cwfenn View Post

        Clearly SFU picked to play them because Havre is the site of the “World’s Largest Farm Tractor”. Sometimes you come across strange things when researching schools you know absolutely nothing about.

        Anyway, I’m picking SFU to win, and they really need to win. Losing big to Idaho is one thing, but losing to an 0-6 team near the bottom of the NAIA rankings is another.
        I don't get why they need both "Northern Lights" and "Skylights." Are the Northern Lights masculine or something? And how do skylights relate?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by IronOre View Post

          I don't get why they need both "Northern Lights" and "Skylights." Are the Northern Lights masculine or something? And how do skylights relate?
          That's a dangerous question, since I have the week off from teaching and questions like this one may very well lead me into rabbit holes that prevent me from catching up on my backlog of work...Seriously, though, I don't think the term "Northern Lights" as being male, but maybe the university does.

          Come to think about it, If SFU kept their nickname and scheduled Edinboro at some point, it would have been Scots versus Scots. There we go, down that rabbit hole...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wildcat Khan View Post
            WOU and CWU both have tough games to BYE which we can only assume will make the playoffs again as the 8-seed. On a serious note, hopefully the week off will be enough for the WOU player that went down on the final play. Did we ever get word on what his injury was as WOU's announcers didn't even comment he was down while the teams shook hands.
            I am not aware of what the result was on the WOU player but he was down the whole handshake line. On a positive to the bye week, hopefully we should be getting some of our first teamers back from injury to make a little playoff run push. Always nice to have those guys back in the trenches.

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            • #7
              CWU's AD told me he was looking for an opponent for this week, but I guess he couldn't make it work

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cwfenn View Post

                That's a dangerous question, since I have the week off from teaching and questions like this one may very well lead me into rabbit holes that prevent me from catching up on my backlog of work...Seriously, though, I don't think the term "Northern Lights" as being male, but maybe the university does.

                Come to think about it, If SFU kept their nickname and scheduled Edinboro at some point, it would have been Scots versus Scots. There we go, down that rabbit hole...
                SFU was the "Clan." It was supposed to be a reference to the Scottish clans, but, as you can tell, it can be problematic. They did have a bagpiper at some of the games I went to up there. I don't think they do anymore.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by IronOre View Post

                  SFU was the "Clan." It was supposed to be a reference to the Scottish clans, but, as you can tell, it can be problematic. They did have a bagpiper at some of the games I went to up there. I don't think they do anymore.
                  Isn't it ironic that the one of the most famous movies about Scottish clans famous line is "For Freedom"?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wildcat Khan View Post

                    Isn't it ironic that the one of the most famous movies about Scottish clans famous line is "For Freedom"?
                    How is this ironic?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by IronOre View Post

                      How is this ironic?
                      The line "For Freedom!" I'm sure you've seen Braveheart where the Scottish were treated as little better than slaves by England. The Scottish were treated and seen as savages and Rome built Hadrian's Wall to separate England and Scottland.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Wildcat Khan View Post

                        The line "For Freedom!" I'm sure you've seen Braveheart where the Scottish were treated as little better than slaves by England. The Scottish were treated and seen as savages and Rome built Hadrian's Wall to separate England and Scottland.
                        Didn't he just yell freedom? I don't recall it being "for freedom" and I'm not sure what the irony is or what the point is that they were treated as little better than slaves? What are you getting at?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Turbonium View Post

                          Didn't he just yell freedom? I don't recall it being "for freedom" and I'm not sure what the irony is or what the point is that they were treated as little better than slaves? What are you getting at?
                          That the Scottish Clan was yelling for its freedom from oppression from England. Now they get labeled as being anti-freedom due to the actions of others in another country as a vile group took their name.

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                          • #14
                            This week's article is now up:

                            https://www.d2football.com/ncaa-independents-week-6-recap-and-week-7-preview/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cwfenn View Post
                              Consider our butts held on to.

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