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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
(02-09-2012 11:32 AM)BartlettTigerFan Wrote:  [Image: fedexlogo.png]

'nuff said

You're not talking about that bribe that the FedEx CEO tried to make last year, are you? I don't think the BE would take bribes to allow schools into their conference. You guys need to admit that Shirley and RC put together action plans and worked the system to get Memphis into the BE. They did an excellent job considering this came out of left field.
02-09-2012 11:44 AM
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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
his announced retirement maybe
02-09-2012 11:46 AM
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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
I think it would be difficult to overstate some of our boosters importance to this. Their involvement set us apart.

On the other hand, I think you could overstate RC's importance. His persistence was admirable and critical, however.
02-09-2012 11:56 AM
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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
(02-09-2012 11:31 AM)anothertigerfan Wrote:  What's Memhis?

It's the team that RC is still trying to get into the Big East.

He had Bossman make up the t-shirts for it too.
Memhis to the Big East
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02-09-2012 12:16 PM
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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
How about we commend RC on a job well done, and thank our boosters for helping to make it happen. It is a new age for Memphis which requires a new frame of mind to succeed.
02-09-2012 12:25 PM
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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
(02-09-2012 12:25 PM)Maturin Wrote:  How about we commend RC on a job well done, and thank our boosters for helping to make it happen. It is a new age for Memphis which requires a new frame of mind to succeed.

RC deserves praise, no doubt, but he does not deserve full credit nor a statue. Period.
02-09-2012 12:29 PM
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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
(02-09-2012 11:44 AM)miko33 Wrote:  
(02-09-2012 11:32 AM)BartlettTigerFan Wrote:  [Image: fedexlogo.png]

'nuff said

You're not talking about that bribe that the FedEx CEO tried to make last year, are you? I don't think the BE would take bribes to allow schools into their conference. You guys need to admit that Shirley and RC put together action plans and worked the system to get Memphis into the BE. They did an excellent job considering this came out of left field.

Some people here, who know about the situation better (since they're actually you know Memphis fans and not Pitt fans), have decided to make up their own minds about where to assign credit, for good or ill.

Some people give RCJ more, many less, but that is at the discretion of the fan base in question. From what I have heard, this involved a lot of parties.

Miko, I'm really starting to wonder why you posted this thread. Where we chose to get credit is largely our concern. How we compare to Rutgers is similarly, our concern.

I'll again ask you to remember as a fan of a separate college team and coming to this board and telling us how to think about our own is... odd... at best.
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(02-09-2012 11:18 AM)CatsClaw Wrote:  There was nothing RC could have done to get Memphis into the Big East prior to this past September.

The too little too late thing.
02-09-2012 12:36 PM
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(02-09-2012 11:30 AM)miko33 Wrote:  Why do people think I hate Memphis? I don't. But I think it makes sense to show some love to those who helped make this possible for you - the fans - to see your school playing hoops in the BE conf. It's a dream come true for most on here, and both RC and Shirley deserve all the praise in the world for getting it done.

So why is Pitt leaving?
02-09-2012 12:55 PM
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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
We have talked a lot about RC Johnson's legacy being he let us get left behind in the conference expansion race. Well, that will no longer be his legacy. That doesn't mean he's been great or even good as our AD, but he did get a GIANT monkey off his back this week.
02-09-2012 12:57 PM
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Sundanceuiuc, Miko is just trolling to get reactions.

MEMPHIS getting in to the Big East absolutely burned his butt. Have you not visited the Big East "Conference Expansion" board and read some of his diatribes against MEMPHIS?

Odd is not the word for this POS. "Obsessive", "vindictive", "bitter", or "enraged" is much better.
02-09-2012 01:24 PM
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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
(02-09-2012 01:24 PM)boss man Wrote:  Sundanceuiuc, Miko is just trolling to get reactions.

MEMPHIS getting in to the Big East absolutely burned his butt. Have you not visited the Big East "Conference Expansion" board and read some of his diatribes against MEMPHIS?

Odd is not the word for this POS. "Obsessive", "vindictive", "bitter", or "enraged" is much better.

So in the world of Bossman: Whenever someone posts an opinion that questions the logic of inviting Memphis to the BE, it's automatically seen as hatred of your school. I'm sorry you feel that way and that you can't distinguish between logical discussion and pure hatred of a school for no logical reason. JMO, but I did not feel that Memphis was the best choice the BE could have made due to the historically subpar football. Your basketball cred is unquestionable, and would have been much more valuable to a conference like the Big12. The Big East does not need more basketball firepower, but it most definitely needs more football cred. Objectively, Memphis does not improve football credibility at all. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that.

I can still be happy for Memphis getting into a BCS conference, and I am. But I can also question why Memphis to the BE makes sense too. Wouldn't you agree?
02-09-2012 02:59 PM
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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
Sure, if you were on the ******* Pitt board troll.
02-09-2012 03:01 PM
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(02-09-2012 03:01 PM)BartlettTigerFan Wrote:  Sure, if you were on the ******* Pitt board troll.

Please consider the context of my previous post. Bossman was referring to the BE conference and expansion forums where I engaged in discussions about BE expansion. I have never come to this forum to be hateful to Memphis fans. I like Memphis, but I am allowed to be a realist and still discuss the pros and cons of Memphis when they are the topics of conversations on other boards. Note I have never made ad-hominem attacks against Memphis in my posts over the past few days.
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Please consider you're not welcome here.
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(02-09-2012 02:59 PM)miko33 Wrote:  I can still be happy for Memphis getting into a BCS conference, and I am. But I can also question why Memphis to the BE makes sense too. Wouldn't you agree?

Absolutely. If you're having trouble finding the appropriate forum for those discussions, here is a link:
http://csnbbs.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=637

This link is the conference realignment board, appropriate for the discussions you are advocating.

I'm glad I could help you out here. Please post these threads in the correct forum.

Thanks in advance.
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Thanks Sundanceuiuc, I have trouble minding my own business sometimes. 03-wink
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RE: RC Johnson was critical to Memhis getting into the BE
(02-09-2012 11:12 AM)miko33 Wrote:  You guys need to erect a statue for this man. He has permanently change Memphis athletics. No need to deify him, but he made all of this possible.

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(02-09-2012 03:08 PM)Sundanceuiuc Wrote:  
(02-09-2012 02:59 PM)miko33 Wrote:  I can still be happy for Memphis getting into a BCS conference, and I am. But I can also question why Memphis to the BE makes sense too. Wouldn't you agree?

Absolutely. If you're having trouble finding the appropriate forum for those discussions, here is a link:
http://csnbbs.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=637

This link is the conference realignment board, appropriate for the discussions you are advocating.

I'm glad I could help you out here. Please post these threads in the correct forum.

Thanks in advance.

I agree with you. But if you read through this thread, you will see that I was not the one bringing up these topics. I responded when Memphis fans brought up posts from these other boards. The original intent of this thread was to express an opinion that your leadership was more on the ball than most gave them credit for. I am kindly pointing out to you that I was not the one who hijacked this thread. But, I see that many do not care to extend me that southern hospitality that many others receive. I'll no longer comment in this thread since it is too sensitive (not sure why). I guess your leadership is loathed much more than I thought it was. Sorry to be a pain.
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RC is more likely to be burned in effigy than to have a statue erected for him.
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