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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
(07-10-2017 12:50 PM)fishpro1098 Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 12:43 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 10:09 AM)Bearcat2012 Wrote:  American MBB‏ @American_MBB

.@FedExForum in Memphis will host the 2019 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship, March 14-17.

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https://twitter.com/American_MBB/status/...4094799876

Good. Now keep it there permanently!!

Agree. Memphis feels like the geographic center of the conference.
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nah - having it in one spot all the time is boring unless you are in a place like NYC plus it gets expensive buying tournament books on top of season tickets every year too. its nice to spread the joy around. a 6 year rotation of Memphis, Dallas, Houston, NOLA, Orlando and then a wild card site would be perfect
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
Memphis will be good but I was really looking forward to it possibly being in OKC.
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
It makes sense to keep Memphis as a regular in the rotation, every 3 or 4 years. Try out some other venues to see what works:

2018: Orlando
2019: Memphis
2020: *Philadelphia
2021: *OKC
2022: *DC? NYC?
2023: *Memphis
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
(07-10-2017 03:39 PM)tigerjeb Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 12:50 PM)fishpro1098 Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 12:43 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 10:09 AM)Bearcat2012 Wrote:  American MBB‏ @American_MBB

.@FedExForum in Memphis will host the 2019 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship, March 14-17.

[Image: mACA8ewx?format=jpg&name=600x314]


https://twitter.com/American_MBB/status/...4094799876

Good. Now keep it there permanently!!

Agree. Memphis feels like the geographic center of the conference.
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nah - having it in one spot all the time is boring unless you are in a place like NYC plus it gets expensive buying tournament books on top of season tickets every year too. its nice to spread the joy around. a 6 year rotation of Memphis, Dallas, Houston, NOLA, Orlando and then a wild card site would be perfect

Why be thought of as a world-class basketball conference by keeping your tournament centrally located, like the ACC and nBE do, when you can instead be a 2nd rate conference by moving your tourney site every year. Amiright?
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
(07-10-2017 04:00 PM)YNot Wrote:  It makes sense to keep Memphis as a regular in the rotation, every 3 or 4 years. Try out some other venues to see what works:

2018: Orlando
2019: Memphis
2020: *Philadelphia
2021: *OKC
2022: *DC? NYC?
2023: *Memphis

It makes better sense to put it in Memphis and leave it there.
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
I see both points.

I like the idea of going to OKC with the tournament. Yet, I also like the idea of cultivating Memphis as the permanent home.
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
(07-10-2017 04:43 PM)BalancedManSPE Wrote:  I see both points.

I like the idea of going to OKC with the tournament. Yet, I also like the idea of cultivating Memphis as the permanent home.

Please inform me what is so appealing about OKC hosting the tournament?
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
(07-10-2017 05:16 PM)Moody Magic Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 04:43 PM)BalancedManSPE Wrote:  I see both points.

I like the idea of going to OKC with the tournament. Yet, I also like the idea of cultivating Memphis as the permanent home.

Please inform me what is so appealing about OKC hosting the tournament?

It sits right on the I35 corridor, and offers great access to schools in the Western region.
Attendance would be great and its in a neutral city that is becoming identified with basketball. The idea of a neutral city intrigues me as well.
I think its a good area to plant a flag and its the only neutral city that makes sense.

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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
(07-10-2017 05:30 PM)BalancedManSPE Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 05:16 PM)Moody Magic Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 04:43 PM)BalancedManSPE Wrote:  I see both points.

I like the idea of going to OKC with the tournament. Yet, I also like the idea of cultivating Memphis as the permanent home.

Please inform me what is so appealing about OKC hosting the tournament?

It sits right on the I35 corridor, and offers great access to schools in the Western region.
Attendance would be great and its in a neutral city that is becoming identified with basketball. The idea of a neutral city intrigues me as well.
I think its a good area to plant a flag.

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I get having a neutral city if you have no better options but we have schools in GREAT cities that are basketball cities - Memphis, Philly, Houston, Dallas and NOLA. I would not call OKC a great basketball city and it is not a destination city by any means. Plus, people there only care about OU and the Big 12. It offers decent access to only four of the twelve schools (WSU, Tulsa, SMU and Houston). Also, why do you think attendance would be great?
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
(07-10-2017 11:10 AM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  Memphis fans will turn out for decent Tiger teams for AAC Tourney Tiger games, but past experience suggests that other AAC fans will need to attend their games or FedEx will be nearly empty.

Get your civic minded corporate army behind it. For a weekend, your city is on display and the American Conference is depending on you. Take your responsibility seriously damn it.
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