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RE: ESPN Makes Lot of Money Off of UConn Women's Basketball So Why Not Back UConn Into P5
(02-16-2017 10:30 PM)Kaplony Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:10 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 09:58 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 02:06 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 01:54 PM)HuskyU Wrote:  UCONN sucks/doesn't matter/is insignificant/is non-P5 worthy...yet consistently has the most threads with the greatest amount of views/posts.

Better to be talked about than completely ignored.

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Nobody here with any credibility thinks that UConn sucks. Your post is hyperbole that only obfuscates the issue. You were a recent addition to FBS in football. The program has not matured into one that can average the attendance, or command the TV audience that the Big 10 / SEC / or even ACC would require. Football is 80% plus of most conferences revenue package.

Nobody here thinks UConn is anything but stellar in basketball with regards to both the men's and women's teams. It is solid academically, but it wants to be a part of organizations that derive the vast majority of their income from football. They can't include a program unless that program can at least equal the current contract value of the other schools in the conference.

What you and other Husky fans bemoan and call trolling, or call insulting, or insinuate is a disingenuous stance by others, is merely nothing but a business matter. When UConn athletics pay their own way there will be conferences that want your school in their membership roster. But until that happens they don't.

And that is the long and short of that matter. All of this is about revenue. Add to the revenue and you are in. Detract from the revenue and you are not. And 80% of the revenue is earned on the gridiron! It is what it is and it has absolutely nothing to do with how great you are in that part of athletics that earns 20% or less of a conference's revenue total.

Ahem...Kaplony, XLance, westwolf, Frank the Tank, TerryD, domer, Lumberpack, the majority of Louisville fans, the majority of Rutgers fans...shall I continue? Or will you concede the point?

And in what manner, and in response to what were these slights presented? BTW, I do notice that almost all of them are either ACC or Big 10 guys. Have any PAC, Big 12, or SEC guys run you down?

The reason I ask is because of the bad blood going back to a certain lawsuit. Outside of that UConn has been way too touchy of a subject around here. Perhaps you do deserve your own realignment board.

No bad blood there. Just stating the facts as presented to me by someone involved in the decision-making process at Clemson University. UConn simply does not bring enough to the table to be a net benefit for the ACC. For all the good that their two basketball programs do their football program will always be a net drain on the rest of the ACC and elevating them to an equal status would hurt two existing members by diluting an already pathetically weak recruiting region. They will never draw in Death Valley nor Doak Campbell, and they aren't going to bring any interest from the bowl committees of any of the better bowls in the next negotiations.

But since we are now in the world of feelings I guess that speaking the truth about UConn isn't allowed because it might hurt the thin skinned UConn fans feelings.

The irony of the bolded is not lost on this UCONN fan.
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RE: ESPN Makes Lot of Money Off of UConn Women's Basketball So Why Not Back UConn Into P5
(02-16-2017 10:56 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:30 PM)Kaplony Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:10 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 09:58 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 02:06 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Nobody here with any credibility thinks that UConn sucks. Your post is hyperbole that only obfuscates the issue. You were a recent addition to FBS in football. The program has not matured into one that can average the attendance, or command the TV audience that the Big 10 / SEC / or even ACC would require. Football is 80% plus of most conferences revenue package.

Nobody here thinks UConn is anything but stellar in basketball with regards to both the men's and women's teams. It is solid academically, but it wants to be a part of organizations that derive the vast majority of their income from football. They can't include a program unless that program can at least equal the current contract value of the other schools in the conference.

What you and other Husky fans bemoan and call trolling, or call insulting, or insinuate is a disingenuous stance by others, is merely nothing but a business matter. When UConn athletics pay their own way there will be conferences that want your school in their membership roster. But until that happens they don't.

And that is the long and short of that matter. All of this is about revenue. Add to the revenue and you are in. Detract from the revenue and you are not. And 80% of the revenue is earned on the gridiron! It is what it is and it has absolutely nothing to do with how great you are in that part of athletics that earns 20% or less of a conference's revenue total.

Ahem...Kaplony, XLance, westwolf, Frank the Tank, TerryD, domer, Lumberpack, the majority of Louisville fans, the majority of Rutgers fans...shall I continue? Or will you concede the point?

And in what manner, and in response to what were these slights presented? BTW, I do notice that almost all of them are either ACC or Big 10 guys. Have any PAC, Big 12, or SEC guys run you down?

The reason I ask is because of the bad blood going back to a certain lawsuit. Outside of that UConn has been way too touchy of a subject around here. Perhaps you do deserve your own realignment board.

No bad blood there. Just stating the facts as presented to me by someone involved in the decision-making process at Clemson University. UConn simply does not bring enough to the table to be a net benefit for the ACC. For all the good that their two basketball programs do their football program will always be a net drain on the rest of the ACC and elevating them to an equal status would hurt two existing members by diluting an already pathetically weak recruiting region. They will never draw in Death Valley nor Doak Campbell, and they aren't going to bring any interest from the bowl committees of any of the better bowls in the next negotiations.

But since we are now in the world of feelings I guess that speaking the truth about UConn isn't allowed because it might hurt the thin skinned UConn fans feelings.

The irony of the bolded is not lost on this UCONN fan.

There is no "irony" it's the only excuse I've heard that is not rooted in business, hence the question. It's a red herring excuse to cry foul and nothing more.
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RE: ESPN Makes Lot of Money Off of UConn Women's Basketball So Why Not Back UConn Into P5
(02-16-2017 10:56 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:30 PM)Kaplony Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:10 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 09:58 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 02:06 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Nobody here with any credibility thinks that UConn sucks. Your post is hyperbole that only obfuscates the issue. You were a recent addition to FBS in football. The program has not matured into one that can average the attendance, or command the TV audience that the Big 10 / SEC / or even ACC would require. Football is 80% plus of most conferences revenue package.

Nobody here thinks UConn is anything but stellar in basketball with regards to both the men's and women's teams. It is solid academically, but it wants to be a part of organizations that derive the vast majority of their income from football. They can't include a program unless that program can at least equal the current contract value of the other schools in the conference.

What you and other Husky fans bemoan and call trolling, or call insulting, or insinuate is a disingenuous stance by others, is merely nothing but a business matter. When UConn athletics pay their own way there will be conferences that want your school in their membership roster. But until that happens they don't.

And that is the long and short of that matter. All of this is about revenue. Add to the revenue and you are in. Detract from the revenue and you are not. And 80% of the revenue is earned on the gridiron! It is what it is and it has absolutely nothing to do with how great you are in that part of athletics that earns 20% or less of a conference's revenue total.

Ahem...Kaplony, XLance, westwolf, Frank the Tank, TerryD, domer, Lumberpack, the majority of Louisville fans, the majority of Rutgers fans...shall I continue? Or will you concede the point?

And in what manner, and in response to what were these slights presented? BTW, I do notice that almost all of them are either ACC or Big 10 guys. Have any PAC, Big 12, or SEC guys run you down?

The reason I ask is because of the bad blood going back to a certain lawsuit. Outside of that UConn has been way too touchy of a subject around here. Perhaps you do deserve your own realignment board.

No bad blood there. Just stating the facts as presented to me by someone involved in the decision-making process at Clemson University. UConn simply does not bring enough to the table to be a net benefit for the ACC. For all the good that their two basketball programs do their football program will always be a net drain on the rest of the ACC and elevating them to an equal status would hurt two existing members by diluting an already pathetically weak recruiting region. They will never draw in Death Valley nor Doak Campbell, and they aren't going to bring any interest from the bowl committees of any of the better bowls in the next negotiations.

But since we are now in the world of feelings I guess that speaking the truth about UConn isn't allowed because it might hurt the thin skinned UConn fans feelings.

The irony of the bolded is not lost on this UCONN fan.

Well after seeing your posting history both in here and in the Spin Room I now know you couldn't find the examples you needed to back up your claim and are trying to muddy the water to hide your embarrassment
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RE: ESPN Makes Lot of Money Off of UConn Women's Basketball So Why Not Back UConn Into P5
(02-16-2017 10:49 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:23 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:10 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 09:58 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 02:06 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Nobody here with any credibility thinks that UConn sucks. Your post is hyperbole that only obfuscates the issue. You were a recent addition to FBS in football. The program has not matured into one that can average the attendance, or command the TV audience that the Big 10 / SEC / or even ACC would require. Football is 80% plus of most conferences revenue package.

Nobody here thinks UConn is anything but stellar in basketball with regards to both the men's and women's teams. It is solid academically, but it wants to be a part of organizations that derive the vast majority of their income from football. They can't include a program unless that program can at least equal the current contract value of the other schools in the conference.

What you and other Husky fans bemoan and call trolling, or call insulting, or insinuate is a disingenuous stance by others, is merely nothing but a business matter. When UConn athletics pay their own way there will be conferences that want your school in their membership roster. But until that happens they don't.

And that is the long and short of that matter. All of this is about revenue. Add to the revenue and you are in. Detract from the revenue and you are not. And 80% of the revenue is earned on the gridiron! It is what it is and it has absolutely nothing to do with how great you are in that part of athletics that earns 20% or less of a conference's revenue total.

Ahem...Kaplony, XLance, westwolf, Frank the Tank, TerryD, domer, Lumberpack, the majority of Louisville fans, the majority of Rutgers fans...shall I continue? Or will you concede the point?

And in what manner, and in response to what were these slights presented? BTW, I do notice that almost all of them are either ACC or Big 10 guys. Have any PAC, Big 12, or SEC guys run you down?

The reason I ask is because of the bad blood going back to a certain lawsuit. Outside of that UConn has been way too touchy of a subject around here. Perhaps you do deserve your own realignment board.

My point, which you seemed to miss, is that those posters constantly belittle/denigrate UCONN. Take Terry and domer. They delight in sh*tting on UCONN. Why? No idea. Frank is the worst, IMO. He constantly tells everyone how much UCONN sucks, only he does it in a passive/aggressive way. You, an SEC poster, takes it upon yourself to stifle UCONN fans from engaging in those who think we suck. So there's the SEC fan you're looking for. WVU posters, who aren't really here anymore, would constantly point out our suckiness. So there's your Big 12 fan.

I've never denigrated UConn or its people. But I am sick and tired of the whining that goes on constantly from several of you, from unsubstantiated claims of bias and victimization which is typical of trolls when they are caught, and of the constant harangue against all things P5.

It's old, it's constant, it's irritating, and it will end. You didn't make it into a P conference because you simply don't add enough revenue wise to make it so. Like I said earlier it is a simple matter of business economics.

You can call that unfair but it is part of the free market. Every school is assessed a value. Frank the Tank does everything pretty much on value and fit. Right now you don't add enough value for the Big 10. You are no fit for the SEC culturally. The PAC is too far. The Big 12 passed. And the ACC doesn't want you because you don't add enough value there. They needed more football creds and they found it in Louisville and by building up existing product.

That's all there is to it, all there will ever be to it. And I'm sorry it didn't work out for you guys but that's life.

I grew up with an old saying. If you have a problem go to a wiser person and share it with them the very first day it becomes a problem. If tomorrow it is still a problem share it again with them and seek their advice. If you still have the problem on day three it is a fact of life. Deal with it.

We are well past day 3. I'd say the issue is a fact of life and we have been listening to a few of you gripe about it for what, 5 years now. Enough!

Nobody here decided that football would be the money sport. The public did, so the advertisers did, so ESPN & FOX did, and it is what it is. Nobody here decided not to invite UConn to a P conference. The presidents and commissioners decided that after consulting the networks about valuation.

That's the extent of the conspiracy against your school. It's a conspiracy of economic facts found and sustained by those who pay for the product. Take up your angst over that with the network execs and leave the posters on this board alone.

No I call that a lie and a bold faced one at that. You speak of UCONN not making into a P5 conference, and the reasons are many. Primarily due to the constant moving of the goalpost (ACC). The Big 12 was never serious and if you think they were, well I've got some Arizona beachfront property to sell you. However the one reason not listed, and won't be because it's just not true, is this comical notion that UCONN doesn't add enough revenue to get a P5 callup.
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RE: ESPN Makes Lot of Money Off of UConn Women's Basketball So Why Not Back UConn Into P5
(02-16-2017 11:01 PM)Kaplony Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:56 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:30 PM)Kaplony Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:10 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 09:58 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  Ahem...Kaplony, XLance, westwolf, Frank the Tank, TerryD, domer, Lumberpack, the majority of Louisville fans, the majority of Rutgers fans...shall I continue? Or will you concede the point?

And in what manner, and in response to what were these slights presented? BTW, I do notice that almost all of them are either ACC or Big 10 guys. Have any PAC, Big 12, or SEC guys run you down?

The reason I ask is because of the bad blood going back to a certain lawsuit. Outside of that UConn has been way too touchy of a subject around here. Perhaps you do deserve your own realignment board.

No bad blood there. Just stating the facts as presented to me by someone involved in the decision-making process at Clemson University. UConn simply does not bring enough to the table to be a net benefit for the ACC. For all the good that their two basketball programs do their football program will always be a net drain on the rest of the ACC and elevating them to an equal status would hurt two existing members by diluting an already pathetically weak recruiting region. They will never draw in Death Valley nor Doak Campbell, and they aren't going to bring any interest from the bowl committees of any of the better bowls in the next negotiations.

But since we are now in the world of feelings I guess that speaking the truth about UConn isn't allowed because it might hurt the thin skinned UConn fans feelings.

The irony of the bolded is not lost on this UCONN fan.

Well after seeing your posting history both in here and in the Spin Room I now know you couldn't find the examples you needed to back up your claim and are trying to muddy the water to hide your embarrassment

Still thin skinned I see. I'd be lying if I said I was shocked.
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RE: ESPN Makes Lot of Money Off of UConn Women's Basketball So Why Not Back UConn Into P5
(02-16-2017 11:05 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:49 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:23 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:10 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 09:58 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  Ahem...Kaplony, XLance, westwolf, Frank the Tank, TerryD, domer, Lumberpack, the majority of Louisville fans, the majority of Rutgers fans...shall I continue? Or will you concede the point?

And in what manner, and in response to what were these slights presented? BTW, I do notice that almost all of them are either ACC or Big 10 guys. Have any PAC, Big 12, or SEC guys run you down?

The reason I ask is because of the bad blood going back to a certain lawsuit. Outside of that UConn has been way too touchy of a subject around here. Perhaps you do deserve your own realignment board.

My point, which you seemed to miss, is that those posters constantly belittle/denigrate UCONN. Take Terry and domer. They delight in sh*tting on UCONN. Why? No idea. Frank is the worst, IMO. He constantly tells everyone how much UCONN sucks, only he does it in a passive/aggressive way. You, an SEC poster, takes it upon yourself to stifle UCONN fans from engaging in those who think we suck. So there's the SEC fan you're looking for. WVU posters, who aren't really here anymore, would constantly point out our suckiness. So there's your Big 12 fan.

I've never denigrated UConn or its people. But I am sick and tired of the whining that goes on constantly from several of you, from unsubstantiated claims of bias and victimization which is typical of trolls when they are caught, and of the constant harangue against all things P5.

It's old, it's constant, it's irritating, and it will end. You didn't make it into a P conference because you simply don't add enough revenue wise to make it so. Like I said earlier it is a simple matter of business economics.

You can call that unfair but it is part of the free market. Every school is assessed a value. Frank the Tank does everything pretty much on value and fit. Right now you don't add enough value for the Big 10. You are no fit for the SEC culturally. The PAC is too far. The Big 12 passed. And the ACC doesn't want you because you don't add enough value there. They needed more football creds and they found it in Louisville and by building up existing product.

That's all there is to it, all there will ever be to it. And I'm sorry it didn't work out for you guys but that's life.

I grew up with an old saying. If you have a problem go to a wiser person and share it with them the very first day it becomes a problem. If tomorrow it is still a problem share it again with them and seek their advice. If you still have the problem on day three it is a fact of life. Deal with it.

We are well past day 3. I'd say the issue is a fact of life and we have been listening to a few of you gripe about it for what, 5 years now. Enough!

Nobody here decided that football would be the money sport. The public did, so the advertisers did, so ESPN & FOX did, and it is what it is. Nobody here decided not to invite UConn to a P conference. The presidents and commissioners decided that after consulting the networks about valuation.

That's the extent of the conspiracy against your school. It's a conspiracy of economic facts found and sustained by those who pay for the product. Take up your angst over that with the network execs and leave the posters on this board alone.

No I call that a lie and a bold faced one at that. You speak of UCONN not making into a P5 conference, and the reasons are many. Primarily due to the constant moving of the goalpost (ACC). The Big 12 was never serious and if you think they were, well I've got some Arizona beachfront property to sell you. However the one reason not listed, and won't be because it's just not true, is this comical notion that UCONN doesn't add enough revenue to get a P5 callup.

They don't. Prove that they do and I'll listen. As for moving goalposts you do realize that every time a conference adds a new school, or a contract is renewed the bar does rise. What a school has to be able to bring in value goes up. The Big 10 and SEC have just about priced themselves out of the realignment game. What I hear is a frustrated individual who wants an object for their anger. We have some around here mouthy enough to provide that target. But most of those you listed are not that kind of folks.

I see this as your problem. The facts are out there on the internet from ratings for events, to market analyses, to revenue earned. That's where the truth exists about your situation.
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RE: ESPN Makes Lot of Money Off of UConn Women's Basketball So Why Not Back UConn Into P5
(02-16-2017 11:07 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 11:05 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:49 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:23 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:10 PM)JRsec Wrote:  And in what manner, and in response to what were these slights presented? BTW, I do notice that almost all of them are either ACC or Big 10 guys. Have any PAC, Big 12, or SEC guys run you down?

The reason I ask is because of the bad blood going back to a certain lawsuit. Outside of that UConn has been way too touchy of a subject around here. Perhaps you do deserve your own realignment board.

My point, which you seemed to miss, is that those posters constantly belittle/denigrate UCONN. Take Terry and domer. They delight in sh*tting on UCONN. Why? No idea. Frank is the worst, IMO. He constantly tells everyone how much UCONN sucks, only he does it in a passive/aggressive way. You, an SEC poster, takes it upon yourself to stifle UCONN fans from engaging in those who think we suck. So there's the SEC fan you're looking for. WVU posters, who aren't really here anymore, would constantly point out our suckiness. So there's your Big 12 fan.

I've never denigrated UConn or its people. But I am sick and tired of the whining that goes on constantly from several of you, from unsubstantiated claims of bias and victimization which is typical of trolls when they are caught, and of the constant harangue against all things P5.

It's old, it's constant, it's irritating, and it will end. You didn't make it into a P conference because you simply don't add enough revenue wise to make it so. Like I said earlier it is a simple matter of business economics.

You can call that unfair but it is part of the free market. Every school is assessed a value. Frank the Tank does everything pretty much on value and fit. Right now you don't add enough value for the Big 10. You are no fit for the SEC culturally. The PAC is too far. The Big 12 passed. And the ACC doesn't want you because you don't add enough value there. They needed more football creds and they found it in Louisville and by building up existing product.

That's all there is to it, all there will ever be to it. And I'm sorry it didn't work out for you guys but that's life.

I grew up with an old saying. If you have a problem go to a wiser person and share it with them the very first day it becomes a problem. If tomorrow it is still a problem share it again with them and seek their advice. If you still have the problem on day three it is a fact of life. Deal with it.

We are well past day 3. I'd say the issue is a fact of life and we have been listening to a few of you gripe about it for what, 5 years now. Enough!

Nobody here decided that football would be the money sport. The public did, so the advertisers did, so ESPN & FOX did, and it is what it is. Nobody here decided not to invite UConn to a P conference. The presidents and commissioners decided that after consulting the networks about valuation.

That's the extent of the conspiracy against your school. It's a conspiracy of economic facts found and sustained by those who pay for the product. Take up your angst over that with the network execs and leave the posters on this board alone.

No I call that a lie and a bold faced one at that. You speak of UCONN not making into a P5 conference, and the reasons are many. Primarily due to the constant moving of the goalpost (ACC). The Big 12 was never serious and if you think they were, well I've got some Arizona beachfront property to sell you. However the one reason not listed, and won't be because it's just not true, is this comical notion that UCONN doesn't add enough revenue to get a P5 callup.

They don't. Prove that they do and I'll listen.

I don't think you understand. You're the one making the claim they don't add enough revenue and you've yet to prove it. When will you be providing that proof?
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RE: ESPN Makes Lot of Money Off of UConn Women's Basketball So Why Not Back UConn Into P5
(02-16-2017 11:10 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 11:07 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 11:05 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:49 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:23 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  My point, which you seemed to miss, is that those posters constantly belittle/denigrate UCONN. Take Terry and domer. They delight in sh*tting on UCONN. Why? No idea. Frank is the worst, IMO. He constantly tells everyone how much UCONN sucks, only he does it in a passive/aggressive way. You, an SEC poster, takes it upon yourself to stifle UCONN fans from engaging in those who think we suck. So there's the SEC fan you're looking for. WVU posters, who aren't really here anymore, would constantly point out our suckiness. So there's your Big 12 fan.

I've never denigrated UConn or its people. But I am sick and tired of the whining that goes on constantly from several of you, from unsubstantiated claims of bias and victimization which is typical of trolls when they are caught, and of the constant harangue against all things P5.

It's old, it's constant, it's irritating, and it will end. You didn't make it into a P conference because you simply don't add enough revenue wise to make it so. Like I said earlier it is a simple matter of business economics.

You can call that unfair but it is part of the free market. Every school is assessed a value. Frank the Tank does everything pretty much on value and fit. Right now you don't add enough value for the Big 10. You are no fit for the SEC culturally. The PAC is too far. The Big 12 passed. And the ACC doesn't want you because you don't add enough value there. They needed more football creds and they found it in Louisville and by building up existing product.

That's all there is to it, all there will ever be to it. And I'm sorry it didn't work out for you guys but that's life.

I grew up with an old saying. If you have a problem go to a wiser person and share it with them the very first day it becomes a problem. If tomorrow it is still a problem share it again with them and seek their advice. If you still have the problem on day three it is a fact of life. Deal with it.

We are well past day 3. I'd say the issue is a fact of life and we have been listening to a few of you gripe about it for what, 5 years now. Enough!

Nobody here decided that football would be the money sport. The public did, so the advertisers did, so ESPN & FOX did, and it is what it is. Nobody here decided not to invite UConn to a P conference. The presidents and commissioners decided that after consulting the networks about valuation.

That's the extent of the conspiracy against your school. It's a conspiracy of economic facts found and sustained by those who pay for the product. Take up your angst over that with the network execs and leave the posters on this board alone.

No I call that a lie and a bold faced one at that. You speak of UCONN not making into a P5 conference, and the reasons are many. Primarily due to the constant moving of the goalpost (ACC). The Big 12 was never serious and if you think they were, well I've got some Arizona beachfront property to sell you. However the one reason not listed, and won't be because it's just not true, is this comical notion that UCONN doesn't add enough revenue to get a P5 callup.

They don't. Prove that they do and I'll listen.

I don't think you understand. You're the one making the claim they don't add enough revenue and you've yet to prove it. When will you be providing that proof?

Honestly, look no further than your former conference mate on the banks of the Raritan. We added value to the Big 10. We got an invite. It's relatively simple.
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RE: ESPN Makes Lot of Money Off of UConn Women's Basketball So Why Not Back UConn Into P5
(02-16-2017 11:10 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 11:07 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 11:05 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:49 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(02-16-2017 10:23 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  My point, which you seemed to miss, is that those posters constantly belittle/denigrate UCONN. Take Terry and domer. They delight in sh*tting on UCONN. Why? No idea. Frank is the worst, IMO. He constantly tells everyone how much UCONN sucks, only he does it in a passive/aggressive way. You, an SEC poster, takes it upon yourself to stifle UCONN fans from engaging in those who think we suck. So there's the SEC fan you're looking for. WVU posters, who aren't really here anymore, would constantly point out our suckiness. So there's your Big 12 fan.

I've never denigrated UConn or its people. But I am sick and tired of the whining that goes on constantly from several of you, from unsubstantiated claims of bias and victimization which is typical of trolls when they are caught, and of the constant harangue against all things P5.

It's old, it's constant, it's irritating, and it will end. You didn't make it into a P conference because you simply don't add enough revenue wise to make it so. Like I said earlier it is a simple matter of business economics.

You can call that unfair but it is part of the free market. Every school is assessed a value. Frank the Tank does everything pretty much on value and fit. Right now you don't add enough value for the Big 10. You are no fit for the SEC culturally. The PAC is too far. The Big 12 passed. And the ACC doesn't want you because you don't add enough value there. They needed more football creds and they found it in Louisville and by building up existing product.

That's all there is to it, all there will ever be to it. And I'm sorry it didn't work out for you guys but that's life.

I grew up with an old saying. If you have a problem go to a wiser person and share it with them the very first day it becomes a problem. If tomorrow it is still a problem share it again with them and seek their advice. If you still have the problem on day three it is a fact of life. Deal with it.

We are well past day 3. I'd say the issue is a fact of life and we have been listening to a few of you gripe about it for what, 5 years now. Enough!

Nobody here decided that football would be the money sport. The public did, so the advertisers did, so ESPN & FOX did, and it is what it is. Nobody here decided not to invite UConn to a P conference. The presidents and commissioners decided that after consulting the networks about valuation.

That's the extent of the conspiracy against your school. It's a conspiracy of economic facts found and sustained by those who pay for the product. Take up your angst over that with the network execs and leave the posters on this board alone.

No I call that a lie and a bold faced one at that. You speak of UCONN not making into a P5 conference, and the reasons are many. Primarily due to the constant moving of the goalpost (ACC). The Big 12 was never serious and if you think they were, well I've got some Arizona beachfront property to sell you. However the one reason not listed, and won't be because it's just not true, is this comical notion that UCONN doesn't add enough revenue to get a P5 callup.

They don't. Prove that they do and I'll listen.

I don't think you understand. You're the one making the claim they don't add enough revenue and you've yet to prove it. When will you be providing that proof?

I already have and in this thread and with a link. Basketball is all you have and your men's and women's teams lost 1.6 million in revenue last year. Basketball makes up on average 20% of any conference's revenue. You can google those.

That's about it. Thread closed
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