Tom in Lazybrook
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Joined: Jul 2011
I Root For: So Alabama, GWU
RE: UWF to the SBC
(02-24-2017 11:06 AM)MplsBison Wrote:
(02-23-2017 05:25 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote: 3 no votes keep you out. USA and Troy are hard no votes.
You speak for USA only. So that's one vote ... and from a school that is hardly the most important in the conference.
(02-23-2017 05:25 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote: And even they get a real look from the Belt.
Entirely irrelevant points, as no one was suggesting they should join the SB right now. Maybe in 10-20 years they'll be ready.
At that time, you can ask your arbitrary questions. Maybe SA won't even be in the Sun Belt by then, who knows.
(02-23-2017 06:30 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote: UWF has none of that.
But since no one is saying that WF should get an invite today, your analysis is completely invalid. Try again in 10-20 years.
(02-24-2017 01:18 AM)arkstfan Wrote: Anyone who has worked in intercollegiate athletics knows you don't easily draw casual fans across state lines. You would be hard pressed to find any notable number of Memphis Tiger fans across the river in Arkansas that aren't alums and I suspect that the same is true of Idaho and Washington State in Pullman and Moscow and of Toledo across the border in Michigan, probably similar in Kentucky across from Cincinnati.
I know a good number of AState fans in Missouri and Memphis but I've only met one who wasn't an alum and that was a young man who grew up in Jonesboro and took a job in Branson.
I doubt there many South Alabama fans when you cross into Mississippi or Florida and the same would be true of UWF drawing out of Alabama.
Uh ... but let's be real here: there is no such thing as a fan of a Sun Belt school who isn't an alumni or has a direct connection (friend, family, colleague, etc.) to a Sun Belt alumni.
So much ignorance. USA, has a history of support among the local community, including those who did not attend USA. USA has strong support in Southeastern Mississippi, where the largest feeder institution to the school is located.
Again, USA is pretty relevant in the SBC. 45 years of tenure does count. USA doesn't do 'splashy talk' like Mohajir, but I think you'll find that they're influential enough to block UWF. And Troy doesn't want them either. And if another school voted to impose UWF on USA and Troy or Jax State on Troy and Ga State, they probably will retaliate in later votes.
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