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Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by The Viking, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. businesslawyer

    businesslawyer

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    Wait. He said "nothing has changed" as plainly as can be, and you then decided to ask him if anything had changed?
     
  2. amory

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    well, at least Flug is doubling down and not hedging his bets.

    that's something, I guess
     
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  3. nelsonmuntz

    nelsonmuntz Point Center

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    I am skeptical, but I do feel better about UConn's chances now that the networks have weighed in. I can't see any way they would approve Memphis over us.
     
  4. MattMang23

    MattMang23 Contrarian

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    Yes. I like clarification. I have a lawyer's mind.
     
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  5. Exit 4

    Exit 4 This space for rent

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  6. sportsart

    sportsart College Football has stage P5 cancer.

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    You guys do know that all bets are off as far as our tweeting horde goes. They will all claim they had it right until the networks changed everything. They just got a free pass on all previous "sourced" info.
     
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  7. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    There's no percentage in waffling days before an announcement. He'll stick with his guns and be shocked by last minute changes that were not anticipated by the OU connection of his Big Ten connection.
     
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  8. MattMang23

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    What're the odds Aresco is asked more questions about another conference, the BXII, than about his own conference tomorrow at 9am?
     
  9. alexd.

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    Aresco was just on TIC with Joe D and Gresh. He sure is a good cheerleader...we all have lots of friends in other conferences...no hard feelings,,,,went over what our conference has accomplished....how we were thrown together unlike other conferences with long history...will talk about the elephant in the room to kick things off tomorrow....no need to ignore it....we have all worked together in the past including talks about who we might add in the future....change is commonplace....this is what we do....
     
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  10. Dream Jobbed 2.0

    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Formerly DiacosArmy

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    Always weird that Navy is "west" in this conference somehow.
     
  11. kyleslamb

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    I completely understand your frustration and I'm not saying your concerns are unfounded. However, is the Big 12 really a lifeboat if they want UConn or others to take barely more than they're making no in order to be members? That doesn't really help, does it?
     
  12. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    It does and it doesn't.

    We simply cannot exist being a member of the AAC and trying to sell tickets to events that involve things like Tulsa and East Carolina.

    The longer you stay in a situation like the one we're in, the more it drags and the worse it gets.

    Right now, you have a front row seat to the destruction of one of the most successful athletic departments over the past twenty years.
     
  13. NC_Uconn_Fan

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    Exactly
     
  14. Exit 4

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    We are on a tiny raft that does not float very well. We'll gladly hop about that Carnival Cruise line of a conf even if it has the norovirus on board rather than wait for the QEII. Our raft maybe sunk by then.
     
  15. kyleslamb

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    I could have sworn that he mentioned ESPN/Fox being unhappy the other day. Re-check his old tweets. I'm almost certain he said it.
     
  16. upstater

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    B12 will help recruiting and fan interest, and if you can make $5-10m more a year, it's not going to hurt either.
     
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  17. WingU-Conn

    WingU-Conn Apologista 2.0

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    I could be off, but I think they asked to be, so that they can play in Texas every year.
     
  18. businesslawyer

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    How many people do you think turn down a lifeboat when their ship is sinking because they're aware of the lifeboat's flaws?
     
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    BYU & UTAH ‏@BYUandUTAH · 4h4 hours ago
    #byu is in. It was done a week ago. TV wants a bigger say in which other teams big12 adds . #byu awaiting #big12 permission to announce.
     
  20. kyleslamb

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    To me, it just seems like jumping off a ship half submerged to one that's sprung a leak and also starting to take significant water.

    I'm not saying you don't stay afloat as long as you can, but I'm saying if I know the other boat is going down too, I just rather hope a full on rescue is on the way and it gets there in time. I don't think this leaky raft is the rescue UConn is looking for....especially if it's true about the Big 12 looking for these schools to accept at or barely above what they're earning now.

    It seems OU/UT, etc. are just using these schools for a short term payday until they go on to greener pastures.
     
  21. Santini35

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    It's not just the money, its the image. Somehow the "top" conferences got the media to buy in on this gigantic imaginary line in the sand between P5 and the G5 et al. If you're on the wrong side of the line by circumstances mostly out of your control there's little to none you can do to convince people you belong based on objective data. All the while teams that were on the right side of the line because of things that happened in the 30s can be rewarded greatly despite languishing in the real world according to that same data.

    And if the Big12 sinks while we're in it, at least we are on the right side of the line now
     
  22. amory

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    I wouldn't be surprised if this is true.

    Can you guys imagine if we could just get back to worrying about what's going on on the court/field? God, that would be incredible.
     
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  23. kyleslamb

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    I would completely agree with you if not for the idea that the Big 12 might be asking you to take paycuts in order to join. If the Big 12 allows these new members to become whole in a few years and make the same amount as everyone else, I agree with that entirely. However, if they are planning to use these teams so that a select few can bolt for the Big Ten/Pac-12/SEC/ACC in a few years, it will just make these American schools look like G5 who were 'fortunate' enough to sit at the kids' table for a short time.

    I think UConn belongs in the ACC, personally. I think they'd be a great fit for the Big Ten. I see this expansion by the Big 12 as a short term money grab by a select few schools who are going to bolt when the Grant of Rights expires, and these contrived relationships from all over the country won't ever make it seem or feel like a real power conference to the general public. It won't feel like it to me. All the other conferences expanded organically. This won't feel natural IMHO.
     
  24. NYUConn

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    I really hope you are not responsible for anyone else's life but your own.
     
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  25. CallMeBruce

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    I can't decide which part of this is the wrongest.
     
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