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Memphis? More like MEHmphis.
"Meh."

My reaction to the Big East taking Memphis, which is essentially a basketball-only school in a conference realignment battle being driven by football.

We'll (we = CUSA & USM) be just fine, though the following will be missed:
- An easy away game. Driving to Memphis is easy and makes for a fun weekend... except for the fact that we play them every Thanksgiving Day weekend, and using my prolonged break from work to spend 24-48 hours wandering Beale Stareet/overpaying for a stay at the Peabody only to watch us romp Memphis in a ghetto stadium will not be missed.
- The loss of a rivalry. Of all FBS teams, Southern Miss has played Memphis more than any other university. 62 meetings between us overall. Bye-bye "Black & Blue" games.
- TV market. Memphis has a metro area of 1.3M, which isn't tops, but it's nothing to scoff at losing. Yes, it's dominated by Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi State fans, but not having Memphis will hurt in TV negotiations.
02-08-2012 01:04 PM
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02-08-2012 02:38 PM
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Wow....the shots at the Memphis football program continue.
02-08-2012 02:38 PM
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Haters gonna hate, ballers gonna ball, I don't want none of the above, I want to piss on you.
02-08-2012 02:39 PM
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RE: Memphis? More like MEHmphis.
(02-08-2012 01:04 PM)bamassippi Wrote:  "Meh."

My reaction to the Big East taking Memphis, which is essentially a basketball-only school in a conference realignment battle being driven by football.

We'll (we = CUSA & USM) be just fine, though the following will be missed:
- An easy away game. Driving to Memphis is easy and makes for a fun weekend... except for the fact that we play them every Thanksgiving Day weekend, and using my prolonged break from work to spend 24-48 hours wandering Beale Stareet/overpaying for a stay at the Peabody only to watch us romp Memphis in a ghetto stadium will not be missed.
- The loss of a rivalry. Of all FBS teams, Southern Miss has played Memphis more than any other university. 62 meetings between us overall. Bye-bye "Black & Blue" games.
- TV market. Memphis has a metro area of 1.3M, which isn't tops, but it's nothing to scoff at losing. Yes, it's dominated by Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi State fans, but not having Memphis will hurt in TV negotiations.

I understand and feel your frustration, considering we've been suffering together for many years, but you might want to rein in some of the bravado.

Memphis is 4-6 in football against Southern Miss in the last 10 years. Almost dead even in your flagship sport, and hardly a "romp in a ghetto stadium." It's probably better not to discuss the basketball record during that same time frame.

Best of luck to the Golden Eagles, and hope you guys will be with us again in the very near future.
02-08-2012 02:46 PM
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Haha. Your stadium looks like it's held together by bird sh*t.
02-08-2012 02:49 PM
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UM fans, don't answer these posts, just label them as one of the 5 stages of grief and move on:
denial - I'll wait for the official announcement
anger - We didn't need X, they sucked at Y anyway (See OP)
bargaining - Wait 'til their new conference fails
depression - Ohh lawdy, we done moving to the FCS
acceptance - Nothing has really changed, we have almost as much chance making a BCS bowl game as team X
02-08-2012 03:00 PM
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My Dad is from Arkansas and always said thank God for Mississippi.
02-08-2012 03:03 PM
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RE: Memphis? More like MEHmphis.
(02-08-2012 01:04 PM)bamassippi Wrote:  "Meh."

My reaction to the Big East taking Memphis, which is essentially a basketball-only school in a conference realignment battle being driven by football.

We'll (we = CUSA & USM) be just fine, though the following will be missed:
- An easy away game. Driving to Memphis is easy and makes for a fun weekend... except for the fact that we play them every Thanksgiving Day weekend, and using my prolonged break from work to spend 24-48 hours wandering Beale Stareet/overpaying for a stay at the Peabody only to watch us romp Memphis in a ghetto stadium will not be missed.
- The loss of a rivalry. Of all FBS teams, Southern Miss has played Memphis more than any other university. 62 meetings between us overall. Bye-bye "Black & Blue" games.
- TV market. Memphis has a metro area of 1.3M, which isn't tops, but it's nothing to scoff at losing. Yes, it's dominated by Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi State fans, but not having Memphis will hurt in TV negotiations.

How sweet..we're gonna miss you too.
02-08-2012 03:09 PM
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LOLOL some sub-30 poster stirs the pot and y'all all bite.
02-08-2012 03:14 PM
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