Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
blunderbuss Offline
Habitual pot stirrer.
*

Posts: 11,850
Joined: Apr 2011
Reputation: 380
I Root For: ECU
Location: PSOM
Post: #31
RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 01:21 PM)MadEagle Wrote:  I dunno why some ppl on here hate La Tech so bad, they face the same battles that most of us in C-USA do and yet they are still successful its crazy to me.

I thought the same thing until I looked at this. I hadn't bothered to research it until just now. I'd say "over exaggeration" is an appropriate term for LT fans touting their success. I'm really not trying to be an a-hole here but there's no way to spin this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_T...s_football
(This post was last modified: 01-23-2012 01:35 PM by blunderbuss.)
01-23-2012 01:34 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
T_Won1 Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,968
Joined: Oct 2005
Reputation: 55
I Root For: Louisiana Tech
Location: Dallas, TX
Post: #32
RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 01:33 PM)laxtonto Wrote:  Not to be a jerk, but did anyone else see this? Not that I don't trust you, but it is hard to take anything about LT as truth at this point with so much venom being spewed by both this supporters and detractors in all sorts of directions at this point...


Anyone get a screen shot or a cached thread?

I saw it. I'm a Tech fan. It happened. See my earlier post on page 1 for the details.
01-23-2012 01:34 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
b0ndsj0ns Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 15,927
Joined: Oct 2009
Reputation: 310
I Root For: The American
Location:
Post: #33
RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 12:59 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:46 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:15 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:08 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:05 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  Why keep expanding our footprint? I'd rather us shrink our footprint and create more rivalries. LaTech isn't going to hurt our recruiting.

We're already competing with them for recruits in LA and SW MS. Why would we promote them? Let them rot in the WAC or Suck Belt. They contribute nothing but an easy road trip and we can play them OOC if we want that.

Yes, a few of them but isn't that the point of competition? They are one of the few schools that brings a good amount of fans to "The Rock". The SEC is what is now because of the rivalries that have been cultivated due to their proximity to one another.

The $EC is what is because it is made up of some of the strongest programs in the country at the time the big TV deals started getting inked. La Tech has a smaller stadium than USM, a smaller budget, no market, and every sport other football sucks. The love affair some people have for them us just silly. Take UNT, FIU, and ODU and call it a day. Those schools have markets don't poach anyone else's recruiting territory.

Do you not understand how those programs became that powerful? Rivalries! They weren't just given all of this money, they built their programs and conference up due to rivalries. Almost every school is an easy 4 to 6 hour drive away from one another, with the exception of a few. Heck, some are closer than that. I'm not saying Tech is a perfect fit but a team in Miami is beyond ridiculous. I think we need to close the gaps between UTEP and Marshall/ECU.

Honestly, I don't understand all the hate for Tech.

Tech isn't closing any gaps. Georgia State would be closing a gap. MTSU would be closing a gap. Even App State would be closing a gap. Tech just adds another team in a general area we already have a bunch of teams in. I don't hate them, just don't see them being of any help to ECU in any way. Doubt they are increasing our payout, aren't helping us in terms of decreasing our travel. USM fans seem to be the ones in love with Tech, but then again I'm probably higher on ODU than most others for a lot of the same reason USM is high on Tech.
01-23-2012 01:34 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Luckyshot Offline
All American
*

Posts: 4,475
Joined: Nov 2003
Reputation: 92
I Root For: Southern Miss
Location:
Post: #34
RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 10:15 AM)eager eagle Wrote:  I was told and posted more than once that my source has said cusa would be selecting a team or teams in large markets that have invested heavily in their programs. A poster on the latechbbb.com board yesterday pasted an e-mail he had sent to one of their athletic officials and his response. They have deleted the post, not the thread, and obviously are displeased that the official responded to the effect that I am afraid now that markets are the primary driving force behind selecting a team.

Obsessed with LaTech. Hate them, yet you are over reading their board? 03-razz
01-23-2012 01:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
blunderbuss Offline
Habitual pot stirrer.
*

Posts: 11,850
Joined: Apr 2011
Reputation: 380
I Root For: ECU
Location: PSOM
Post: #35
RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 01:33 PM)T_Won1 Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 01:29 PM)Clarence Iba Wrote:  If this development doesn't point to UNT or UTSA, I don't know what does.

Probably not UNT since they don't bring any value to the Sun Belt television deal. I'm thinking Temple and UTSA are the only options. Temple will probably decline. Gotta be UTSA.

Isn't UTSA FCS?
01-23-2012 01:41 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
laxtonto Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,073
Joined: Mar 2010
Reputation: 20
I Root For: LAX
Location:
Post: #36
RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 01:33 PM)T_Won1 Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 01:29 PM)Clarence Iba Wrote:  If this development doesn't point to UNT or UTSA, I don't know what does.

Probably not UNT since they don't bring any value to the Sun Belt television deal. I'm thinking Temple and UTSA are the only options. Temple will probably decline. Gotta be UTSA.

The only reason they don't bring any value to the current SB TV deal is that for some reason the SB re-upped before UNT had their stadium finished. It is very hard to bring any value in a stadium that could not be used for broadcast purposes due to insufficient lighting and abysmal TV capabilities.. Lets just say that it looks like the SB left $$ on the table to get their ESPN3 deal, but then again they may have guessed correctly if the end product of realignment lets them renegotiate one more time with at least one more less conference for the media providers to cover.

UNT provides value because it allows to continue to capture the fans of other programs in DFW + what ever UNT fans are included. If DFW is excluded, then the residual fans from other CUSA schools are lost as well.

It is what it is... UNT provides the excuse for the network providers top include in the DFW market in the TV coverage map. Without that, many fan bases lose viewers due to the fact that DFW has a large contingent of CUSA/MWC fans living in DFW. The coverage map is what is important, not the school, the alumni or the record. SMU should have been a wake call for everyone...
01-23-2012 01:42 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
blunderbuss Offline
Habitual pot stirrer.
*

Posts: 11,850
Joined: Apr 2011
Reputation: 380
I Root For: ECU
Location: PSOM
Post: #37
RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 01:34 PM)b0ndsj0ns Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:59 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:46 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:15 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:08 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  We're already competing with them for recruits in LA and SW MS. Why would we promote them? Let them rot in the WAC or Suck Belt. They contribute nothing but an easy road trip and we can play them OOC if we want that.

Yes, a few of them but isn't that the point of competition? They are one of the few schools that brings a good amount of fans to "The Rock". The SEC is what is now because of the rivalries that have been cultivated due to their proximity to one another.

The $EC is what is because it is made up of some of the strongest programs in the country at the time the big TV deals started getting inked. La Tech has a smaller stadium than USM, a smaller budget, no market, and every sport other football sucks. The love affair some people have for them us just silly. Take UNT, FIU, and ODU and call it a day. Those schools have markets don't poach anyone else's recruiting territory.

Do you not understand how those programs became that powerful? Rivalries! They weren't just given all of this money, they built their programs and conference up due to rivalries. Almost every school is an easy 4 to 6 hour drive away from one another, with the exception of a few. Heck, some are closer than that. I'm not saying Tech is a perfect fit but a team in Miami is beyond ridiculous. I think we need to close the gaps between UTEP and Marshall/ECU.

Honestly, I don't understand all the hate for Tech.

Tech isn't closing any gaps. Georgia State would be closing a gap. MTSU would be closing a gap. Even App State would be closing a gap. Tech just adds another team in a general area we already have a bunch of teams in. I don't hate them, just don't see them being of any help to ECU in any way. Doubt they are increasing our payout, aren't helping us in terms of decreasing our travel. USM fans seem to be the ones in love with Tech, but then again I'm probably higher on ODU than most others for a lot of the same reason USM is high on Tech.

Easier to be high on Tech when you're already located smack in the center of CUSA.
01-23-2012 01:42 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
T_Won1 Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,968
Joined: Oct 2005
Reputation: 55
I Root For: Louisiana Tech
Location: Dallas, TX
Post: #38
RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 01:41 PM)NoQuarter08 Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 01:33 PM)T_Won1 Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 01:29 PM)Clarence Iba Wrote:  If this development doesn't point to UNT or UTSA, I don't know what does.

Probably not UNT since they don't bring any value to the Sun Belt television deal. I'm thinking Temple and UTSA are the only options. Temple will probably decline. Gotta be UTSA.

Isn't UTSA FCS?

Moving to WAC next year.
01-23-2012 01:44 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
It's The Talons Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,079
Joined: May 2007
Reputation: 48
I Root For: USM/GSU
Location: New Orleans, LA
Post: #39
RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 01:34 PM)b0ndsj0ns Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:59 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:46 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:15 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:08 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  We're already competing with them for recruits in LA and SW MS. Why would we promote them? Let them rot in the WAC or Suck Belt. They contribute nothing but an easy road trip and we can play them OOC if we want that.

Yes, a few of them but isn't that the point of competition? They are one of the few schools that brings a good amount of fans to "The Rock". The SEC is what is now because of the rivalries that have been cultivated due to their proximity to one another.

The $EC is what is because it is made up of some of the strongest programs in the country at the time the big TV deals started getting inked. La Tech has a smaller stadium than USM, a smaller budget, no market, and every sport other football sucks. The love affair some people have for them us just silly. Take UNT, FIU, and ODU and call it a day. Those schools have markets don't poach anyone else's recruiting territory.

Do you not understand how those programs became that powerful? Rivalries! They weren't just given all of this money, they built their programs and conference up due to rivalries. Almost every school is an easy 4 to 6 hour drive away from one another, with the exception of a few. Heck, some are closer than that. I'm not saying Tech is a perfect fit but a team in Miami is beyond ridiculous. I think we need to close the gaps between UTEP and Marshall/ECU.

Honestly, I don't understand all the hate for Tech.

Tech isn't closing any gaps. Georgia State would be closing a gap. MTSU would be closing a gap. Even App State would be closing a gap. Tech just adds another team in a general area we already have a bunch of teams in. I don't hate them, just don't see them being of any help to ECU in any way. Doubt they are increasing our payout, aren't helping us in terms of decreasing our travel. USM fans seem to be the ones in love with Tech, but then again I'm probably higher on ODU than most others for a lot of the same reason USM is high on Tech.

Well, we never know if ECU is going to jump to the BE.
01-23-2012 01:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
MadEagle Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,182
Joined: Oct 2004
Reputation: 207
I Root For: Southern Miss
Location:
Post: #40
RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
You know, I find it funny there is so much hate between some La. Tech fans and Southern Miss fans but La. Tech enjoyed the most success in their history while being coached by a southern miss alum Coach Maxie Lambright
01-23-2012 01:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2014 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2014 MyBB Group.