Archive for September 11th, 2006

I usually try to avoid re-posting popular news items on this site and becoming one of the many pseudo-wannabe-journalists that have blogged in hopes of getting picked up by MSNBC, but this story is close to my heart as it resulted in a free iced chai at Caribou on Friday night. Starbucks’ inability to honor its internet distributed free iced coffee coupon has now drawn itself a lawsuit, [via the Consumerist]

“Starbucks Corp. was sued for $114 million Friday over its recall
last week of a coupon that entitled the holder to a free large iced
drink being promoted by the giant Seattle coffee retailer.

Peter Sullivan, the lawyer who sued on behalf of a 23-year-old
Starbucks regular who felt “betrayed” when her coupon was not honored,
accused the company of fraud and said he will request class-action
status to include the “thousands who were misled” by the offer.

At least I got my free iced chai from Caribou while it all lasted

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College Hoops Net has put up a preseason All-Underrated Team that lists the top players in the nation that you’ve never heard of, but will come January, and 2 of those players are in the Atlantic 10. (And one of those players is on the team of the season opener for the 49ers)

F Bryant Dunston (Junior – Fordham)

2005-06 averages: 16.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg

Collegehoops.net says

Bryant Dunston does nothing to draw attention to himself besides play hard and put up numbers. Last season, Dunston tallied nine double-doubles in leading the Rams to their first ever appearance in the A-10 Tournament semifinals, as well as a winning record (9-7) in conference play. Just like Almond, Dunston gets a chance in the Preseason NIT to show his skill with a first round game against Tennessee. Don’t be surprised of Bryant averages a double-double this season for Dereck Whittenburg.

F CJ Anderson (Junior – Xavier)

18.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg

Collegehoops.net says:

Thanks to transfer rules, the former Manhattan standout has to sit out this season. Anderson put up seven double-doubles in his sixteen games last season, the shortened schedule being a result of academic issues. Sean Miller has to be crossing the days off his calendar until 2007-08.

Now for 49er Opponents,

G Loren Stokes (Senior – Hofstra) 

2005-06 averages: 17.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.8 apg

Collegehoops.net says:

Most people know Stokes for one of two reasons: he’s the younger brother of former Cincinnati guard Leonard Stokes; and he was on the receiving end of a cheap shot from George Mason’s Tony Skinn in the CAA Tournament semifinals. Hofstra was on the outside looking in come Selection Sunday, but don’t count on that happening this year with Stokes returning for his senior season. Along with Antoine Agudio and Carlos Rivera, Stokes leads what could be one of the most explosive backcourts in the Northeast, if not in the nation. Hopefully the national media will pay more attention to Stokes’ play this season. Then the masses will appreciate just how talented he is.

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As college students, often our job is complaining. About the campus, about our life, and most of all about the classes we take, the  things we complain about are often off base. Here are the Top 10  (and a few extra ) no excuse complaints:

This Course Covered Too Much Material…

The Expected Grade Just for Coming to Class is a B

I Disagreed With the Professor’s Stand on —-

Some Topics in Class Weren’t on the Exams

Do You Give Out a Study Guide?

I Studied for Hours

I Know The Material – I Just Don’t Do Well on Exams

I Don’t Have Time For All This

But you don’t understand. I have a job

Students Are Customers

Do I Need to Know This?

There Was Too Much Memorization

This Course Wasn’t Relevant

Exams Don’t Reflect Real Life

I Paid Good Money for This Course and I Deserve a Good Grade

All I Want is the Diploma

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