Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by StoningtonQB, Nov 14, 2016.
So what do you say when you find out Army did too..
I'd say that they read Sun Tzu's....Art of War
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat."
The ACC or their fans justified taking Louisville over UConn because we were morally bankrupt. What is Louisville's record justifies this?
The ACC fans justified taking Louisville because they wanted and needed an immediate addition to the football side to enhance their upcoming media negotiations. Didn't have anything to do with UConn "morals".
Morals. Schmorrels....if UConn had been putting its football team into the rankings occasionally, the story would be different.
Folks can attempt to set a different narrative..but it was not morals, not academics...it was overwhelmingly athletics. in football, basketball, and baseball.
Louisville is #13 in the CFP Rankings
Louisville basketball is currently #10 AP
And Louisville finished #10 in baseball
That is the reason that Louisville was taken by the ACC...
In other words they took a morally bankrupt program to justify their greed. No shame in admitting it.
They took what they took....and the reasons for taking them are fairly clear.
One can speak from anger or from logic....but yes, Louisville has had some "ethics" problems....and yes, Louisville has had athletic success.
Do they balance? Dunno.
I'm not in the ACC head office...so I don't know Louisville's impact on the improved media deals, the long term GOR extension, or the gaining of a network...
The ACC's ethics align quite nicely with Louisville's.
Half the conference is on probation, their former-top football program couldn't cover up a rape fast enough and their flagship thinks that it should avoid punishment for a few decades of fake classes.
I understand the ongoing anger about all things ACC...but that whole Louisville thing will amount less to the conference than the paying of basketball players at Michigan, the free benefits at Ohio State...or the alleged activities at Minnesota, or the moral depravity at PSU meant to the Big Ten.
Other than fodder for internet fan smack, the problems at Louisville, will have little effect...and Louisville is doing what they were supposed to do...putting good athletic teams forward in the three major sports.
I'm not sure that the Big Ten teams you cited were punished enough for their violations. Louisville, however, has so far, faced little or no consequence to their reprehensible actions. As to whether Louisville or other schools are "supposed" to succeed in any sport by cheating, breaking laws, or severely breaching ethics, sadly, there are too many people that not only excuse it, but outright support it.
BB, if you care to maintain any credibility or good will, don't compare Louisville to any B1G school, including Rutgers. Plain and simple, Louisville is a joke of a school that runs an athletic department like a street gang. Sure they'll win a fair of games, but always with a backdrop of corruption. It will wear thin - even for you - soon enough. No retort please - we are approaching Christmas and I want to curtail my filleting of BY idiots.
The ACC is ran by Southerners with Southern sensibilities. Louisville was a better sociological fit.
Oh I am shivering....
You're dreaming if you think we'll ever get out of an AAC level conference. It's just the way it will be.
Don't shiver... And have a Merry Christmas! (BTW, I hope you're healthy!)
If I felt we don't have a strong chance of being wooed by a P5 conference, I wouldn't be posting what I post. I don't post based on my speculation, I am posting based on what others who are actually worthy say. I am not trying to give false hope. But as I said, believe as you please.
Anyhow, interesting data I came across; Connecticut cities are not anywhere as dangerous as they used to be. Bridgeport is now the 96th worst city in the US. Hartford is the worst CT city at 53.
Top 100 most dangerous places to live in the USA - NeighborhoodScout
Thank you...and a Happy New Year to you and yours,,,
I indeed am healthy...had a biopsy two weeks ago (exploratory)...not been metastatic.
Thanks much for asking.
Hey Butch, I'd be tickled beyond belief if we made it. I grew up in West Haven and have been a fan for my whole life - very good times and the ugly times. I just don't see us ever being invited to P5 as the powers that be (ESPN, Fox, whomever) don't have the desire to add us since we're stuck way up here in Ne England - not enough $ to make sense.
Then you are way behind in understanding television money and our market. We're in one the most densely populated area in the country. And yet, this region has the fewest FBS teams out of all regions. There's a huge void in college athletics because of Ivy League schools and professional athletics. The sports scene was dominated by both here. When the Ivies declined, people gravitated towards pro teams. Then came along Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma. UConn basketball has already proven to be a huge success in between Boston and NYC. I mean, c'mon. You really can't see money here? Our fanbase is significantly larger than SU and BC and maybe Rutgers. Only Penn State and maybe Army would have larger fanbases, overall.
You might not see it, but people linked to executives do.
Your lips to the TV gods ears!
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