If we are stuck in the AAC, maybe we should push for it to expand

Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by Paesano, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Paesano

    Paesano

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    Let's go all the way to 16 teams. That brings more TV viewers which should bring more bargaining power for TV contracts. It also brings a higher probability of having at least one team be at or near the top of a given sport. If we add 5 teams I think they should be large schools with at least decent basketball programs. Ideally, their football teams would be good as well but, honestly, our basketball conference needs more help at this point. Having said that, how about adding George Mason, VCU, Ohio, UMass and ODU. That addition wouldn't be a huge help to basketball but it wouldn't hurt it either. It would add eyeballs and, hopefully, exposure. We need to start thinking in terms of making this conference better. Ideally we could steal some P5 teams but I don't think that is realistic.
     
  2. Who Ha

    Who Ha

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    Holiday party?
     
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  3. John

    John I am the Walrus

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    I freebase until the jitters go away.
     
  4. Chin Diesel

    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    Put me firmly in the NO column.
     
  5. CashewCrew

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    Not a single one of the schools you mentioned raise the profile of the conference
     
  6. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    Yeah, that's pretty stupid.

    Let's make the conference bigger with s--- teams and take less money for our troubles.

    That's a hard no.
     
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  7. UConnJim

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    NO!!!!!!!
     
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  8. SportsPageMike

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    I love these ideas. Let's call the MWC who the AAC is equal to and see if they want to combine conferences. That would be a better move. Then chance the name to the CCC - Coast to Coast Conference. We would have better football and basketball teams .
     
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  9. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    That's another s--- idea.

    Let's take a conference that is demonstrably worse than us and would add several bazillion miles to our travel while also diluting our revenue pool.

    Let's keep the bad ideas flowing. What about the University of Toronto? Which one you chuckleheads wants to make a case for them? We could go international.
     
  10. John

    John I am the Walrus

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    We should definitely grab the medical school on Grenada, lock up the Grenadan recruiting .
     
  11. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    Perfect.

    We could also start a new bowl game there.

    Grab a Sun Belt school as the opponent and let's stream that sucker on Twitter.
     
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  12. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Denham Brown can flip the coin at the Mason game. (Yeah, still not over that)
     
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  13. John

    John I am the Walrus

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    Grenadan travel partner.
     
  14. UConn990411

    UConn990411

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    Invite the Cleveland Browns for football only?
     
  15. CTMike

    CTMike Vanilla Cake > Fish Cake

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    AAC needs contraction not expansion.

    Only problem these days is we might be the one to get the boot.
     
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  16. MASSconn

    MASSconn Pretentious CR Critic

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    The only schools you even THINK about adding (FOOTBALL ONLY) are Colorado State, Air Force, BYU and Boise State. That completely separates the AAC from the rest of the G5.
     
  17. Slasher

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    Personally, BYU is the only school I'd want if we're talking all sports schools. I'd support a single Olympic sports only school to "match" the single football only school. In that case I'd want Wichita State.
     
  18. History Geek

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    If adding Air Force I'd add Army too. For me its about institutions, not football prowess. Having said that, there really is nothing that should be preventing Army from being on the same level as Navy and Air Force. It would be cool, to me, to have them all in the same conference.
     
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  19. Brochacho

    Brochacho Make the Boneyard Great Again

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    The only thing I'd sign up for is adding BYU and Boise State to the West and moving Navy to the East.
     
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  20. pnow15

    pnow15 Previously pnete

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    Don't you mean if the AAC is stuck with us?
     
  21. Bobol

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    I favor booting a western school (see: Tulsa or Tulane) and adding UMass which could develop into a nice regional rival for us.

    Substituting Mass for a non performing western school would reduce travel times for UConn athletes and travel expenses.
     
  22. WestCoastHusky

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    Expand only if it will get you more payout per team. Otherwise, NO.
     
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  23. Redding Husky

    Redding Husky Hoping for an early retirement package.

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    Army
    Air Force
    Colorado State
    BYU

    We would be increasing our profile with those four schools. It would put the media in a bind; it would be very difficult for them to ignore us.
     
  24. Who Ha

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    The day a Yankee Conference mate joins, game over. I'll join Nelson in begging The Big East for inclusion.
     
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  25. Pudge

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    As long as we are pining ...

    UConn fans should want two more HOOP top 30 teams. Think Incremental Revenue - no more shares of Football pie. Therefore Wichita State & VCU are the most likely. Both are competitive each year at the level over the last 5-7 years.

    Of course ... I was the Chucklehead who wanted the U of Toronto - but that was only in response to someone desiring SUNY Buffalo. Can't do 5million eyeballs with a border crossing.