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And This Is Why Its a No to Tech...
According to the "face" of Tech football, the SBC needs Tech more than Tech needs the SBC and Tech moving to the SBC will be a step backwards.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110...RONTPAGE|s
04-14-2011 05:27 AM
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Wow. That's the kind of thing that makes you want to invite New Mexico State for football only and Texas State for all sports. So that Terry Bradshaw and his mouth can live in the step forward.
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(04-14-2011 05:27 AM)bluephi1914 Wrote:  According to the "face" of Tech football, the SBC needs Tech more than Tech needs the SBC and Tech moving to the SBC will be a step backwards.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110...RONTPAGE|s

Typical tech thinking, too many blows to the head is his excuse:

Quote:Bradshaw revealed on Monday that he has been suffering from short-term memory loss as a result of blows to the head he received during his playing days, and he recently spent a weekend at the Amen Clinic in Newport Beach, Calif.

He is now doing exercises to rehab his brain.
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(04-14-2011 05:27 AM)bluephi1914 Wrote:  According to the "face" of Tech football, the SBC needs Tech more than Tech needs the SBC and Tech moving to the SBC will be a step backwards.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110...RONTPAGE|s

Name one current FBS team that is not already in the SBC, who wouldn't say the same thing.
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(04-14-2011 07:24 AM)T_Won1 Wrote:  
(04-14-2011 05:27 AM)bluephi1914 Wrote:  According to the "face" of Tech football, the SBC needs Tech more than Tech needs the SBC and Tech moving to the SBC will be a step backwards.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110...RONTPAGE|s

Name one current FBS team that is not already in the SBC, who wouldn't say the same thing.
Utah St., SJSU, Idaho and NMSU. If they are being honest at least. Bradshaw is not known for being "bright".
04-14-2011 07:32 AM
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(04-14-2011 07:32 AM)Crump1 Wrote:  
(04-14-2011 07:24 AM)T_Won1 Wrote:  
(04-14-2011 05:27 AM)bluephi1914 Wrote:  According to the "face" of Tech football, the SBC needs Tech more than Tech needs the SBC and Tech moving to the SBC will be a step backwards.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110...RONTPAGE|s

Name one current FBS team that is not already in the SBC, who wouldn't say the same thing.
Utah St., SJSU, Idaho and NMSU. If they are being honest at least. Bradshaw is not known for being "bright".

If it was a step up for them, that step would be very small... I'd say an insignificant step up at best.
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I think someone from every school should email this to their AD, and we should send it to Waters, just to make sure they know that the Tech mindset hasn't changed. I'd hate Tech back in the Belt. We don't need them or their baggage.
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(04-14-2011 05:59 AM)SpaceRaider Wrote:  Typical tech thinking, too many blows to the head is his excuse:

Quote:Bradshaw revealed on Monday that he has been suffering from short-term memory loss as a result of blows to the head he received during his playing days, and he recently spent a weekend at the Amen Clinic in Newport Beach, Calif.

He is now doing exercises to rehab his brain.

He's an idiot to boot.
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Now I want to invite NMSU and that Texas school more than ever. Let them rot.
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(04-14-2011 05:27 AM)bluephi1914 Wrote:  According to the "face" of Tech football, the SBC needs Tech more than Tech needs the SBC and Tech moving to the SBC will be a step backwards.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110...RONTPAGE|s

Bradshaw reflects the attitude of some of the money people for Tech, including Davidson. But, Reneau knows what is at stake and there has still been no statement of denial from the univeristy. Again, they have been measuring the temperature of the water behind the scenes. If they don't have the votes, they will safe face with their alumni and deny any interest ever took place. Reneau has talked to Savoie about considering the WAC; He has also had conversations with Bruno and Savoie about Tech joining the SBC. Both would support Tech's entry without question. Despite the rhetoric between the fans and alumini of Tech, UL and ULM, all three presidents have a personal relations with each other.
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(04-14-2011 08:20 AM)CajunT Wrote:  Despite the rhetoric between the fans and alumini of Tech, UL and ULM, all three presidents have a personal relations with each other.

You might say they have a 'menage a trois'?
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(04-14-2011 05:27 AM)bluephi1914 Wrote:  According to the "face" of Tech football, the SBC needs Tech more than Tech needs the SBC and Tech moving to the SBC will be a step backwards.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110...RONTPAGE|s

You really are missing out on the best part of the article in my opinion:

Tech has never had sellout in the stadium's current capacity of 30,600.


AND I never thought I'd feel sorry for Jimmy Johnson but, THIS....

"Jimmy Johnson and I watch every Louisiana Tech game that's on television, and there's nothing more embarrassing than for me to be sitting there — and Jimmy will start laughing — when we opened up a couple years ago with Mississippi State, and they panned up into the stadium and it looked like half the place was empty. That's embarrassing."


Separation...


From their senses...


and from reality.
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(04-14-2011 09:19 AM)AstroCajun Wrote:  
(04-14-2011 05:27 AM)bluephi1914 Wrote:  According to the "face" of Tech football, the SBC needs Tech more than Tech needs the SBC and Tech moving to the SBC will be a step backwards.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110...RONTPAGE|s

You really are missing out on the best part of the article in my opinion:

Tech has never had sellout in the stadium's current capacity of 30,600.


AND I never thought I'd feel sorry for Jimmy Johnson but, THIS....

"Jimmy Johnson and I watch every Louisiana Tech game that's on television, and there's nothing more embarrassing than for me to be sitting there — and Jimmy will start laughing — when we opened up a couple years ago with Mississippi State, and they panned up into the stadium and it looked like half the place was empty. That's embarrassing."


Separation...


From their senses...


and from reality.


How do you not sell 27,000 tickets for an SEC team in your freaking season opener???? Figure 3,000 students getting in free and you've got a sellout.

ASU drew more people for Southern Miss and their Hattiesburg based fans had a much longer trip than Miss.St.'s Starkville fans so it wasn't because of traveling fans.
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Terry Bradshaw seems like a nice guy, but he just played too many games without his helmet.

I don't know if he ever really said it or not, but the quote "I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid" will forever be connected with his name.
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If anyone really expected to hear anything other than what was said; please stand up and raise your hand 03-melodramatic
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(04-14-2011 08:06 AM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  I think someone from every school should email this to their AD, and we should send it to Waters, just to make sure they know that the Tech mindset hasn't changed. I'd hate Tech back in the Belt. We don't need them or their baggage.

Agree; the SBC does not need Tech, its attitude, and its baggage . . just say NO to Loser Tech !!
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(04-14-2011 09:24 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  How do you not sell 27,000 tickets for an SEC team in your freaking season opener???? Figure 3,000 students getting in free and you've got a sellout.

ASU drew more people for Southern Miss and their Hattiesburg based fans had a much longer trip than Miss.St.'s Starkville fans so it wasn't because of traveling fans.

And only 23,240 for the #5 team in the country???
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(04-14-2011 07:43 AM)T_Won1 Wrote:  
(04-14-2011 07:32 AM)Crump1 Wrote:  
(04-14-2011 07:24 AM)T_Won1 Wrote:  
(04-14-2011 05:27 AM)bluephi1914 Wrote:  According to the "face" of Tech football, the SBC needs Tech more than Tech needs the SBC and Tech moving to the SBC will be a step backwards.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110...RONTPAGE|s

Name one current FBS team that is not already in the SBC, who wouldn't say the same thing.
Utah St., SJSU, Idaho and NMSU. If they are being honest at least. Bradshaw is not known for being "bright".

If it was a step up for them, that step would be very small... I'd say an insignificant step up at best.
It is a significant step up from what the WAC is going to be. Boise St. is not walking through that door.
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(04-14-2011 09:24 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(04-14-2011 09:19 AM)AstroCajun Wrote:  
(04-14-2011 05:27 AM)bluephi1914 Wrote:  According to the "face" of Tech football, the SBC needs Tech more than Tech needs the SBC and Tech moving to the SBC will be a step backwards.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110...RONTPAGE|s

You really are missing out on the best part of the article in my opinion:

Tech has never had sellout in the stadium's current capacity of 30,600.


AND I never thought I'd feel sorry for Jimmy Johnson but, THIS....

"Jimmy Johnson and I watch every Louisiana Tech game that's on television, and there's nothing more embarrassing than for me to be sitting there — and Jimmy will start laughing — when we opened up a couple years ago with Mississippi State, and they panned up into the stadium and it looked like half the place was empty. That's embarrassing."


Separation...


From their senses...


and from reality.


How do you not sell 27,000 tickets for an SEC team in your freaking season opener???? Figure 3,000 students getting in free and you've got a sellout.

ASU drew more people for Southern Miss and their Hattiesburg based fans had a much longer trip than Miss.St.'s Starkville fans so it wasn't because of traveling fans.
Which is exactly why it makes sense to ask to come to the Sun Belt for them. You certainly are not going to increase attendance with the new WAC and more likely it will drop. The budget situation and the loss of WAC revenue will mean more need for money games that don't help attendance.

If the egos weren't involved, Tech would move to a more regional conference that offers better travel, a better budget, better crowds and if they are as strong as they believe, they would be in a bowl game every year and the NCAA tournament in the SB. Put your money where your mouth is and "dominate" the Belt for a few years and show CUSA that they should stop ignoring you.

If you can't dominate the Sun Belt then you didn't belong in CUSA after all.
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Whatever.

ESPN will either force their hands, or at some point they'll realize their pride will be their undoing. If we're inviting anyone anytime soon, I'll be shocked if it isn't Tech. They may not accept and then their pride will be their undoing, but personally I'm still in favor of their fans kicking and screaming on the way in and crying when they start losing, rather than extending the footprint 1,000 miles westward to Las Cruces.
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