Four years later...

Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by nelsonmuntz, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. billybud

    billybud

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    Whether sounding disrespectful or not...I believe absolutely what I posted....the past is receding...UConn must make the best of the current reality....and become a force in the conference.

    My analogies may anger, but I believe that they are not inaccurate. Angst about what might have been if this, or if that ...would dissipate with strong teams, conference championships and a Final Fours.

    You know, my childhood neighborhood is tattood on my heart...I know every house, every path...visiting it 60 years later with all of the changes was almost disorienting....it was and was not my neighborhood...it was like looking out at the real world while that other past world from an alternate dimension gleamed through.

    That sense of disorientation is sort of like, I think, what a die hard fan feels when their very successful franchise seems to feel like a different neighborhood. It certainly feels that way for me re my alma mater's football program.

    But winning and success will sure as hell make the neighborhood feel familiar.
     
  2. AZHuskiePop

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    “With apologies to Thomas Wolfe”
     
  3. AZHuskiePop

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    The reality is UConn’s wounds are pretty much self inflicted okay they compounded a flesh wound inflicted by CR
    1. Football
    If UConn had competing annually for the AAC championship instead of making truly stupid hires they would be a NY area darling as the vacuum in that area begs for a champion. An AAC power in the Northeast raises the profile of that conference by exponential proportions and ESPN would have already renegotiated a contract maybe not to P5 standards but something in the $10mm range annually per team.
    2. Basketball
    The conference had a fairly strong base of traditnal basketball teams
    UConn, Temple, Cinn, Memphis and even Houston is not a bad start especially with SMU coming on.
    The addition of two BB onlies
    like WSU, and Dayton in lieu of ECU
    and you have yourself a darn good BB conference.
     
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  4. billybud

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    Strumming a little bit of Stephen Stills this morning...having trouble hitting the B minor bar chord. I am a guitar novice but having fun learning. The lyrics jumped out at me since they fit my thoughts about the AAC and UConn.

    Also drinking my morning coffee...so I can post stupid things faster, with more energy.
    .
    Don't be angry - don't be sad
    Don't sit crying over good times you've had
    There's a girl right next to you
    And she's just waiting for something to do
    .
    Well there's a rose in a fisted glove
    And the eagle flies with the dove
    And if you can't be with the one you love honey
    Love the one you're with
    Love the one you're with
     
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  5. Fairfield_1st

    Fairfield_1st Sitting on this Barstool talking like a damn fool

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    I was commuting this morning (from the kitchen to the basement where I work) and also had some lyrics jump out at me. A little Talking Heads. I'm having trouble fitting into my over sized white suit.

    I don't drink coffee so I took some speed so I can post these lyrics faster as well.

    Well we know where we're going
    But we don't know where we've been
    And we know what we're knowing
    But we can't say what we've seen

    And we're not little children
    And we know what we want
    And the future is certain
    Give us time to work it out

    Yeah

    We're on a road to nowhere
    Come on inside
     
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  6. AZHuskiePop

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    I must of fat fingered my phone to accidentally end up in my old neighborhood the CR board
    Good to see it’s as crazy as ever.
    I’m off to save men’s basketball
    Goodbye for now.
     
  7. Ldandy

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    Are you sure that it's coffee you're drinking this morning? :confused:
     
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