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(03-23-2018 09:34 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  I feel bad for the MAC. They are quite the outlier in the G5 discussions because they don't seem to have a 'rival' conference.
CUSA/Sunbelt fans diss each other as well as the MW/AAC.

The MAC has nobody and it seems like they don't exist.

I hear a lot of MWC/Mac talk.

Rarely hear AAC MWC talk anymore.
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(03-24-2018 08:37 AM)goodknightfl Wrote:  
(03-23-2018 09:34 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  I feel bad for the MAC. They are quite the outlier in the G5 discussions because they don't seem to have a 'rival' conference.
CUSA/Sunbelt fans diss each other as well as the MW/AAC.

The MAC has nobody and it seems like they don't exist.

I hear a lot of MWC/Mac talk.

Rarely hear AAC MWC talk anymore.


If the MAC was threatening for the Access Bowl with teams like NIU and WMU then you'd heard quite a bit of MACvsAAC talk.
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MAC 1 NY6 Bowl > SBC 0 NY6 Bowls

And if you count the BCS era it's 2 appearances for the MAC.
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(03-23-2018 07:29 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  I just wish there was someway for Marshall to come back. They were unique, good, and fit in geographically.

I agree. Marshall was a lot of fun in the MAC.
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(03-23-2018 07:45 PM)Fighting Muskie Wrote:  
(03-23-2018 07:36 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(03-23-2018 07:29 PM)Fighting Muskie Wrote:  I feel bad for the members of C-USA and the SBC who are caught in a bunch of internal politics and dumb NCAA rules that won't permit them to reorganize in a rational way.

It's not as bad as we make it out to be.

I'm sure it's not but I'm also pretty sure as an ODU fan you would rather have regular conference games with JMU, App St, GA St, and GA Southern than the 4 Texas schools from C-USA.

It's too bad that the warts of the SBC--Coastal Carolina, ULM, UALR, UTA prevent a membership swap.

Warts?
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(04-02-2018 05:52 PM)Schadenfreude Wrote:  
(03-23-2018 07:29 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  I just wish there was someway for Marshall to come back. They were unique, good, and fit in geographically.

I agree. Marshall was a lot of fun in the MAC.

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(04-02-2018 09:38 PM)debragga Wrote:  
(03-23-2018 07:45 PM)Fighting Muskie Wrote:  
(03-23-2018 07:36 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(03-23-2018 07:29 PM)Fighting Muskie Wrote:  I feel bad for the members of C-USA and the SBC who are caught in a bunch of internal politics and dumb NCAA rules that won't permit them to reorganize in a rational way.

It's not as bad as we make it out to be.

I'm sure it's not but I'm also pretty sure as an ODU fan you would rather have regular conference games with JMU, App St, GA St, and GA Southern than the 4 Texas schools from C-USA.

It's too bad that the warts of the SBC--Coastal Carolina, ULM, UALR, UTA prevent a membership swap.

Warts?

Coastal has had one FBS season. They deserve a bigger sample size before being completely written off.
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The MAC rival conferences are on either side of them: the MVC and CAA. The MAC has FBS on them, but those other two have better basketball, as shown by more Sweet 16s and Final Fours. The MAC can’t gain traction by taking their teams because the target schools don’t want to lose a better basketball brand, and the MAC’s CFP payment would get further diluted.

If those other two were allowed to move up to FBS, they would even be fiercer rivals than the Belt and CUSA.
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(03-23-2018 04:07 PM)Bronco14 Wrote:  I don't feel like not having the Sunbelt or CUSA as a rival is a problem.

You aren't one of the MAC teams App State has owned.
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(04-03-2018 08:17 PM)Love and Honor Wrote:  
(04-02-2018 05:52 PM)Schadenfreude Wrote:  
(03-23-2018 07:29 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  I just wish there was someway for Marshall to come back. They were unique, good, and fit in geographically.

I agree. Marshall was a lot of fun in the MAC.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, take me to an asylum.

In America, we don't hold children responsible for the sins of their father. Yes, Marshall had bad scandals there in the 1960s and in 2001. But the latter incident was more than 15 years ago. I don't assume the institution is fundamentally corrupt.
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(04-03-2018 08:17 PM)Love and Honor Wrote:  
(04-02-2018 05:52 PM)Schadenfreude Wrote:  
(03-23-2018 07:29 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  I just wish there was someway for Marshall to come back. They were unique, good, and fit in geographically.

I agree. Marshall was a lot of fun in the MAC.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, take me to an asylum.

George W. Bush Wrote:There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.
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MACtion is THE worst tag line/marketing gimmick EVER................. I feel bad for that.
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(04-04-2018 11:32 AM)Eldonabe Wrote:   MACtion is THE worst tag line/marketing gimmick EVER................. I feel bad for that.

it's actually fantastic.
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(04-04-2018 12:10 PM)Schadenfreude Wrote:  
(04-04-2018 11:32 AM)Eldonabe Wrote:   MACtion is THE worst tag line/marketing gimmick EVER................. I feel bad for that.

it's actually fantastic.

it's mactastic.
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I like MACtion. Not only is the name pretty clever (while not necessarily with a demeaning tone: like the FunBelt), it represents a unique college football product. The weekday games that MACtion has come to represent are something any diehard college football fan looks forward to each year. Sure they're not marquee games, but more games is always more fun.
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(04-04-2018 12:25 PM)McKinney Wrote:  Sure they're not marquee games, but more games is always more fun.

And in many years they are actually marquee games. Average CFB fans now recognize, for instance, that NIU v Toledo is something they can look forward to watch.

But the MAC is at a crossroads: if they have infact sold their soul to ESPN the devil for more TV eyeballs, then it is time for the MAC school to market their football games as a TV product.

4K HD, smart camera angles, social media scrolls, interviews, athlete profiles, school commercials etc.

Embrace the suck and make TV work, MAC.
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(04-04-2018 11:32 AM)Eldonabe Wrote:   MACtion is THE worst tag line/marketing gimmick EVER................. I feel bad for that.

#FunBelt?
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I feel bad about the MAC...
I feel bad for any team that has to be in the MAC


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MACtion makes me think of the old Batman TV show.

Very campy --- BAM! POW! KAPOW! In some strange way that was endearing, "MACtion" is just lame......
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(04-04-2018 12:18 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(04-04-2018 12:10 PM)Schadenfreude Wrote:  
(04-04-2018 11:32 AM)Eldonabe Wrote:   MACtion is THE worst tag line/marketing gimmick EVER................. I feel bad for that.

it's actually fantastic.

it's mactastic.

Boom. Even better.
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