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The fallacy of adding SMU and Houston
What people in the Big East don't seem to understand is that Houston and SMU have generally sucked at football over the last 15 years.

Us here in C-USA understand that ECU and Southern Miss have been the traditional bell cows in our conference.

Hell, as a Memphis fan I remember that there was a long period where we looked forward to playing the sucky programs like SMU and Houston but would always worry about ECU and Southern Miss.

So your problem is going to be when SMU and Houston go back to their regular ways of sucking and the Big East becomes more of a laughing stock. Meanwhile teams like ECU and Southern Miss return to more normal form and make the C-USA/ MWC more legitimate.

Now, I suppose the fact that the Big East label could possibly help them raise their level as it helped South Florida and Ciny..

It's quite a gamble however, given the many years of suckiness compared to the recent success.
10-17-2011 10:52 PM
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RE: The fallacy of adding SMU and Houston
Bitter much? 02-13-banana

Don't you have an alliance to talk about?
10-17-2011 10:56 PM
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RE: The fallacy of adding SMU and Houston
everything is a gamble. SMU has been on the rise with June Jones, Houston as well. This is a grab for teams that have markets, but have also been winning to some extent lately. Alot of these moves are to keep AQ status. Again nothing wrong with either ECU or Southern Miss as i am really pulling for ECU.
10-17-2011 10:57 PM
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RE: The fallacy of adding SMU and Houston
ECU isn't going to return, they have a moron of a coach right now.
They need to can that staff and because I know they won't, I'd rather not gamble on them based on their prior regime's successes. Playground offense is what they run.
10-17-2011 11:00 PM
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RE: The fallacy of adding SMU and Houston
Breaking news...With Missouri leaving the Big 12 to join the SEC the Big 12 has announced a new conference name. The Big 14! The five new additions will be Louisville, Cincinnati, West Virginia, BYU & Memphis. Out of all the conference expansion this tops all. ESPN & the Big 12 along with other TV partners will be working on new deals over the next several months. The Big 12 comes out on top being the best all around conference. Big 14!, Big 14!,..LOL what a statement!
10-17-2011 11:01 PM
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RE: The fallacy of adding SMU and Houston
The University of Houston has been RANKED in the Top 25 at some point during the regular season for 3 consecutive years. That's a damn good feather in the cap. They are currently #18 in the BCS rankings,

As for basketball, I direct you to this link about what's been going on lately.. Complete with VIDEO...


http://fivestarbasketball.com/articles/0...ma-remix-1
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10-17-2011 11:02 PM
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RE: The fallacy of adding SMU and Houston
Say what you want but I know that Houston should suck.
There were many years that I have seen them suck and I srill believe that is the norm for the Cougs.
My eyes have told me for many years that this is a program that should suck with everything being equal.

So I believe there will come a point in the near future when the smoke and mirrors comes to an end, and Houston returns to its rightful place of sucking.
10-17-2011 11:10 PM
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Sour grapes, much? Hey, Memphis fan, are you even aware of Houston's football legacy?
10-17-2011 11:13 PM
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RE: The fallacy of adding SMU and Houston
(10-17-2011 11:10 PM)TIGERBANDIT Wrote:  Say what you want but I know that Houston should suck.
There were many years that I have seen them suck and I srill believe that is the norm for the Cougs.
My eyes have told me for many years that this is a program that should suck with everything being equal.

So I believe there will come a point in the near future when the smoke and mirrors comes to an end, and Houston returns to its rightful place of sucking.

Rather have someone on the come up than someone spiraling down.
It's the opposite of the stock market, buy high, sell low. ECU is a project, though I admire their facilities and fan base.
10-17-2011 11:13 PM
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RE: The fallacy of adding SMU and Houston
Should suck???

What in the world is that supposed to mean?
10-17-2011 11:17 PM
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