Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by Pudge, Sep 13, 2012.
Stop making excuses for Pasqualoni, you should do your part.
Please let me know how you plan to expand 95.
PS... They been doing that for the past 20 years and just are finishing the Q Bridge. Widening 95 isnt as simple as you would assume and thats why it has taken so long (along with every other possible problem you can think of)
Weyuo Do you mean 195 that runs thru Storrs?
Who are are yo talking to? Are you speaking infront of mirror, referring to "fans?" YOU want to shut down the athletic program by shutting down one of the two main revenue generators.
I just don't think Malloy has any actual power--or at least enough power to matter. Neither did Rowland or Blumenthal.
People on this board get hard-ons for attacking people who can't affect change where we want them to for not affecting change where we want them to. And it extends well beyond politicians.
The Bottom line is that UConn has set/is setting itself up to be the most attractive have-not candidate to join a power football conference. The academic side appears to be working toward AAU status, The football team just recruited its best class in history, all punishments related to basketball expire come May, and the athletic department is led by new faces with no vendettas or agendas with the Powers-That-Be at other schools or the NCAA. More importantly, UConn's fanbase pay their cable bills and can deliver two major media markets with another on the periphery (Hello Big Ten Network).
If we are all confident tht reallignment is not over, then UConn is in first postion to improve itself. My outside hope is the B1G comes calling (am I crazy that this seems to be more and more of a possibility than rumor?) and tell the ACC to stick it with their, "UConn will always be available," mentality.
He should start by ordering public executions of one espn employee per hour until UConn is in the ACC. That'll learn them fatcats at espn, that'll learn them good.
Why do I get the feeling that an invite to the ACC is like boarding the Titanic in Northern Ireland, the evening before it hit the iceberg.
I see what you're getting, Malloy should ask for 1 trillion dollars and prostitutes for everyone in the state then negotiate his way down to an SEC invite.
Do my part? What's that? Buy a ticket to a game. I already do that.
Again, ask Utah, West Virginia, Louisville, and Virginia if they thought their pols mattered when they made their moves.
The notion that politics/government/law plays and can play no part in this is absurd. One of the things that pisses me off about this is that people act like we're trying to get a membership into Augusta National. Big-time college football is the epitome of a monopoly/cartel/anti-trust-law breaking organization. Maybe Blumenthal's efforts in 2003 were clumsy and overbearing, but that doesn't mean UConn should never attempt anything legally or politically again. This is too important to leave just to Sue and Warde. The Governor, DC delegation and Board of Trustees need to start getting their hands dirty.
The problem with what Blumenthal did was that it was win/lose.
If we have a politician with the initiative and the imagination to go argue for UConn and lobby for a place at the table in a way that benefits most sides then I am all for it.
But declaring war and punishing institutions and individuals for having the gall to do something that isn't for our direct benefit and interests, is not going to win us allies. And right now we need allies because we really don't have any.
I also hope that Malloy has had a heart to heart with the DBs at ESPN and reminded them of the State's continuing generosity.
One of the big keys to this, IMO. The world knows ESPN pulled most of the strings on CR - confirmed by Mr. DeFilippo. But ESPN -- for LEGAL reasons -- publicly adopts the Sergeant Schultz "we know nothing" posture when Pitt & Syracuse left, after the Pitt president had a huge role in turning down the $1B TV contract which, unless fixed, will have proved to cost UConn a load of money. I hope Malloy has hada ongoing dialog with the ESPN DBs on this. I don't expect Malloy to publicly say he's spoken with ESPN frequently but it would be nice to know if it's happening
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