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RE: A decent read on why Boise and SDSU should tell the Big East no thank you.
(02-27-2012 01:25 PM)Gray Avenger Wrote:  
(02-26-2012 12:57 PM)johnbragg Wrote:  Comparing UNLV football to Memphis football is like comparing dog vomit to dog poop.

"Dog poop" has been playing football for 99 years compared to 43 for "Dog vomit", and owns wins over such as Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, FSU, Miami and Southern Cal, to name a few. Who has "Dog vomit" ever beaten? Tradition matters in college athletics. Moerover, a few years ago "Dog poop" averaged over 40,000 per game and soon will again.

OK, you've convinced me. Memphis football has accomplished more--slightly more--in a century than UNLV football has in 30 years.

How are you going to impress me next, by high-jumping over a pancake?
02-27-2012 01:51 PM
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RE: A decent read on why Boise and SDSU should tell the Big East no thank you.
(02-27-2012 01:25 PM)Gray Avenger Wrote:  
(02-26-2012 12:57 PM)johnbragg Wrote:  Comparing UNLV football to Memphis football is like comparing dog vomit to dog poop.

"Dog poop" has been playing football for 99 years compared to 43 for "Dog vomit", and owns wins over such as Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, FSU, Miami and Southern Cal, to name a few. Who has "Dog vomit" ever beaten? Tradition matters in college athletics. Moerover, a few years ago "Dog poop" averaged over 40,000 per game and soon will again.


Is that why UCF and USF got invited before you? They have a grand total of what, 15 years playing 1A ball?
02-27-2012 02:32 PM
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RE: A decent read on why Boise and SDSU should tell the Big East no thank you.
(02-27-2012 01:25 PM)Gray Avenger Wrote:  
(02-26-2012 12:57 PM)johnbragg Wrote:  Comparing UNLV football to Memphis football is like comparing dog vomit to dog poop.

"Dog poop" has been playing football for 99 years compared to 43 for "Dog vomit", and owns wins over such as Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, FSU, Miami and Southern Cal, to name a few. Who has "Dog vomit" ever beaten? Tradition matters in college athletics. Moerover, a few years ago "Dog poop" averaged over 40,000 per game and soon will again.

Tradition matters?
Ask Texas and Texas A&M
Missouri and Kansas
Boise State and Idaho
Utah and BYU
Pitt and West Virginia
I am sure they will tell you to hell with tradition, we wants the money. When you have Navy saying they did not need to play Air Force then you know football is a changing. I bet Oklahoma would have no problem telling Texas or Oklahoma bye for the right price. Nebraska had no problem leaving. Penn State had no problem leaving the east coast.
Tradition? HA HA HA HA **** Tradition for now on. That means about as much as location at this point.
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02-27-2012 02:35 PM
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RE: A decent read on why Boise and SDSU should tell the Big East no thank you.
There will be more programs changing conferences in the next 2 years. When Lville & Cincy leave the BE for the Big 12 (B12 will need a 12th team and Cincy gives both Lville & WVA a good travel partner) the Big East will be down to 10 assuming that UCONN & Rutgers arent' invited by the ACC.

When that move happens the BE would be wise to simply negotiate a deal with the MWC to admit all of it's membership for football only. It would allow the MWC to exist for hoops & olympic sports and make a transition much easier, no more having to find another conference for hoops & olympic sports.

Adding
WYO
CSU
AFA,
NM
Fresno,
Nev
UNLV and
Hawaii

To
Boise St
SDST
USF
UCF
Houston
SMU
Memphis
Navy
Temple(assuming they are in)
Rutgers and
UConn

Takes the BE from being the smallest AQ conference to the largest AQ conference with teams playing in 5 time zones thus giving the network that wins it's contract the ability to broadcast games from early Sat AM to early Sunday AM(Hawaii) or nearly a continuous 24 hour cycle of football.

Further these 19 programs either reside in or are very near the host cities of nearly half the current 35 bowl games. The smaller bowls will almost always be attendance challenged and more likely than ever to offer a bid to a local team that's eligible who will have an easier time geting fans to attend than one that has to travel a distance.

Being in 5 time zones, in or near half the 35 current bowl sites and being in the NYC(Rutgers & UCONN), Philly(Temple), Baltimore(Navy), DC(Navy), Tampa(USF) Orlando(UCF), Memphis, Houston, Dallas(SMU), Albuquerque(NM), Denver(AFA & CSU), Las Vegas, SanDiego, central California(Fresno) & Hawaii TV markets should net the Big East a sizeable TV contract and the likelihood that it will be NBC sports that gets them, they will be the headlining college conference on that network.

2 divisions with a 9 game division only conference schedule and a championship game between 2 teams that haven't played each other during the regular season should make for interesting TV.
02-27-2012 03:59 PM
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RE: A decent read on why Boise and SDSU should tell the Big East no thank you.
(02-25-2012 03:26 PM)War Torn Ruston Wrote:  
(02-25-2012 01:40 PM)gosports1 Wrote:  Boise's other sports are going back to where they came from the WAC. I realize its a different WAC, but is it really that much worse? No offense intended but have any of Boise's other sports been competitive nationally?

Nothing people care about. Wrestling and men and women's tennis are top 20 programs every year. Also gymnastics and swimming have been top in conference for a few years now.
So..nothing people care about. Men's basketball is getting better but that is not saying much.
I know the people around Boise wanna care about basketball. They just need a reason too. It doesn't help that Taco Bell Arena is to damn big. We had 6000+ the last 2 games and it still looked empty.

The Taco Bell Arena will sell out for the two MEMPHIS BB game visits between 2013 and 2016. I do not know what the capacity is there but it will be reached for those 2 games.

MEMPHIS agreed with play both SDSU and Boise St H&H in a 4 game BB series as part of the Big East deal.
02-27-2012 09:36 PM
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RE: A decent read on why Boise and SDSU should tell the Big East no thank you.
(02-27-2012 09:36 PM)boss man Wrote:  
(02-25-2012 03:26 PM)War Torn Ruston Wrote:  
(02-25-2012 01:40 PM)gosports1 Wrote:  Boise's other sports are going back to where they came from the WAC. I realize its a different WAC, but is it really that much worse? No offense intended but have any of Boise's other sports been competitive nationally?

Nothing people care about. Wrestling and men and women's tennis are top 20 programs every year. Also gymnastics and swimming have been top in conference for a few years now.
So..nothing people care about. Men's basketball is getting better but that is not saying much.
I know the people around Boise wanna care about basketball. They just need a reason too. It doesn't help that Taco Bell Arena is to damn big. We had 6000+ the last 2 games and it still looked empty.

The Taco Bell Arena will sell out for the two MEMPHIS BB game visits between 2013 and 2016. I do not know what the capacity is there but it will be reached for those 2 games.

MEMPHIS agreed with play both SDSU and Boise St H&H in a 4 game BB series as part of the Big East deal.
Capacity for basketball is almost 13,000. It is one of the biggest arenas out west. If they can't sell out with UNLV, New Mexico, or SDSU I do not know why you think it will with Memphis. That is not a knock on Memphis either. The arena is to big for basketball in Idaho.
To be fair when the NCAA tournament is here is does sell out then. That is why it always comes back.
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