We hope that your second week of classes is going well and that you will be able take advantage of the on campus activities this coming Super Bowl weekend.
Beginning Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at noon through Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at noon, no guests are allowed in any UMass Amherst Residence Halls. UMass Amherst resident students are allowed access only to the hall in which they live.
This temporary change to the guest policy is in accordance with Residential Life (Housing) policy, as it relates to special circumstances involving concern for safety and security. In support of this temporary policy change, residence hall security desk hours will be expanded in many residence halls over the course of the weekend.
So let me get this straight. If you go to Umass and live in one dorm and want to go watch the Superbowl with your buddy who lives in a different dorm you can’t? Nobody is allowed in any dorms except if you live there? Doesn’t matter if you go to Umass or not? Seriously that may be the most unbelievable thing I’ve ever heard. Like at first I thought they were just gonna say you couldn’t invite non Umass students to campus. Nope. You can’t even invite your buddies who lives across the street into your dorm. Somewhere Hitler is nodding his head like a proud father watching the Umass administration make up rules. Just an unreal abuse of power.
NEWSFLASH UMASS – It’s the Superbowl. It’s a BIG FUCKING GAME. If the Pats win and become the best team in the history of the NFL Umass kids are gonna pile into the streets to celebrate and rightfully so. Moments like these only come around a few times in our lives. Well for Pats fans every couple years, but the point remains. Bottomline is Umass kids are gonna riot. There is nothing you can do to stop it. This is where Umass always fucks up. They have this zero tolerance police that always blows up in their faces and ends up with 100 cases of police brutality. Instead of threatening kids, treating them like they are infants and making it an us vs. them situation try working with them. Pick a place and let kids go bananas and just make sure you have the right people there to create as safe a riot environment as possible. DO YOUR JOB.
By elpresidente posted January 29th, 2015 at 11:48 AM
Anyone who lives in reality should immediately disregard this silly attempt at a conspiracy because it's moronic.
(Source) — Tired of Deflategate? Luckily, there are no shortage of conspiracy theories when it comes to the New England Patriots. While the NFL investigates whether the team that brought America Spygate may have underinflated footballs used in the AFC championship game, there’s fresh fodder with Super Bowl XLIX just days away. This time, the whispers and chin-scratching surrounds the fortuitous string of events that brought running back LeGarrette Blount back to the team. After spending the 2013 season with New England, Blount signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent, but his relationship with the team rapidly deteriorated. The question that’s fueling the conspiracy fires is whether he exacerbated the situation, knowing that if he were released, the Patriots would pick him up. Blount and Le’Veon Bell were arrested on marijuana-related charges, then, with Bell rising to the role of No. 1 running back, Blount became increasingly disgruntled and walked off the field before the end of a game Nov. 17. Not long after, the Steelers cut him and he was signed that very week by the Patriots, for whom he was a known commodity. In 11 games with Pittsburgh, he rushed for 266 yards on 65 carries; in five games in New England, he rushed for 281 yards on 60 carries. Still, with everyone scrutinizing every move the Patriots make, this one is under the microscope now. Blount and the Patriots say there was nothing untoward.
This is one of those stories that starts in a fan chat forum then someone with a brain reads it and realizes Nope, that’s ridiculous. That’s why I’ve ignored it for the last day or so, because it’s asinine. But now that it reached the fucking Washington Post (always thought they were supposed to be above writing about preposterous conspiracies for clicks. You know, being a major publication and all) I guess we have to address it. LeGarette Blount had to clear waivers. That should end any discussion of this immediately. After the Steelers cut him 30 teams besides the Patriots had to say “No thank you.” It’s impossible for Belichick to have a hand in that unless he flew around the country, picking up GMs phones and using fake voices to turn down LeGarrette. Maybe you believe that, after all Belichick’s tactics have started sounding like “The Ghost” from The Patriot. “Hey was in three places at once, sir.” But anyone who lives in reality should immediately disregard this silly attempt at a conspiracy because it’s moronic.
By feitelberg posted January 29th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
Get these two a reality show ASAP. Who wouldn’t watch that? “Gronk and Marshawn Just Sit Here And Talk” would shatter any of Jersey Shore’s reality records. You can’t help but laugh at them. Marshawn just being shy, Gronk yelling nonsense. They’re the perfect Yin and Yang. I mean if you didn’t laugh out loud when Marshawn whispers What are you on? sending Gronk into a pitch for the “boner medicine” Lipitor then you need to get your head checked. Need a camera on these two 24/7.
By feitelberg posted January 29th, 2015 at 10:33 AM
Where's Roger Goodell right this second? Not because I want him to put a stop to this, but because he's suspect #1.
Where’s Roger Goodell right this second? Not because I want him to put a stop to this, but because he’s suspect #1. Would it surprise anyone is he’s running around Glendale in a ski mask pulling fire alarms and making the Patriots get up in the wee hours of the night? Wouldn’t shock me at all. He’ll stop at nothing to make sure the Patriots don’t win this game. He’ll produce every distraction he possibly can. DeflateGate, AlarmGate, doesn’t matter. All he wants is to ruin the Patriots Super Bowl. I guess we’re just lucky this is happening to us and not Seattle so “Belichick has been conspiring to wake the Seahawks up” didn’t become a storyline like it definitely would have.
PS – I forget what Nickelodeon cartoon it was but when I was younger I remember there was one where someone kept pulling the fire alarm at school. To catch the culprit, they put peanut butter all over the handle so after it was all over his hands. Busted him so hard. Just an idea.
PPS – Belichick may put snipers on every alarm tonight. Not a joke.
By feitelberg posted January 29th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
Buy a shirt I give Portnoy as much shit as the next guy. Probably more, if we’re being honest. But we’re all lying if we say he didn’t crush Media Day yesterday. In honor of that, I think everyone has a responsibility to buy a shirt. I know hawking shirts is usually his [...]
I give Portnoy as much shit as the next guy. Probably more, if we’re being honest. But we’re all lying if we say he didn’t crush Media Day yesterday. In honor of that, I think everyone has a responsibility to buy a shirt. I know hawking shirts is usually his gig but since he’s off defending the Pats against the national media I feel like I have to be the next man up and sell some threads. Buy a shirt, please. (he never says please but I’m polite)