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(06-17-2019 09:37 AM)rook360 Wrote:  I don't care if we never play them. We own the head to head and we shouldn't bend over just to have a "chance" to play them. I'm with others on this thread. there are 300+ other teams to play against. So take their demands ad kick rocks.[/align]

This is the attitude that has probably lead to the crap schedules we keep getting every year. We aren't in a position to demand anything from a lot of teams. We went from a perennial top 75ish team to a top 150ish team. We are the epitome of average at this point, and if we can't accept that then we'll continue to see lovely D2 games on our schedule year in and year out and wonder why nobody is at the games.
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It just doesn't matter.
It just doesn't matter.
It just doesn't matter.
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(Yesterday 07:46 AM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(06-17-2019 09:37 AM)rook360 Wrote:  I don't care if we never play them. We own the head to head and we shouldn't bend over just to have a "chance" to play them. I'm with others on this thread. there are 300+ other teams to play against. So take their demands ad kick rocks.[/align]

This is the attitude that has probably lead to the crap schedules we keep getting every year. We aren't in a position to demand anything from a lot of teams. We went from a perennial top 75ish team to a top 150ish team. We are the epitome of average at this point, and if we can't accept that then we'll continue to see lovely D2 games on our schedule year in and year out and wonder why nobody is at the games.

Yeah, sure. For the sake of selling tickets, let's be outnumbered 3 to 1 for a "home" game at the BJCC (officiated by $EC refs) by obscenity-screaming turdnecks.
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(Yesterday 07:46 AM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(06-17-2019 09:37 AM)rook360 Wrote:  I don't care if we never play them. We own the head to head and we shouldn't bend over just to have a "chance" to play them. I'm with others on this thread. there are 300+ other teams to play against. So take their demands ad kick rocks.[/align]

This is the attitude that has probably lead to the crap schedules we keep getting every year. We aren't in a position to demand anything from a lot of teams. We went from a perennial top 75ish team to a top 150ish team. We are the epitome of average at this point, and if we can't accept that then we'll continue to see lovely D2 games on our schedule year in and year out and wonder why nobody is at the games.

NO,

This is the attitude that was bread from the actions on the Tuscaloosa campus and the board. I was all for playing them at one time... until I learned the history, seen the actions from the trustees and some former coaches and fans.

Do I think it's good to play them, Yes
Will I pander to them, their fans, and even UAb Alabama fans.... NO

Why don't you go on their board and bring up the topic and see how they respond. My attitude is reaction from others actions.

Go Blazers and God Bless 'Murica
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(Yesterday 07:46 AM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(06-17-2019 09:37 AM)rook360 Wrote:  I don't care if we never play them. We own the head to head and we shouldn't bend over just to have a "chance" to play them. I'm with others on this thread. there are 300+ other teams to play against. So take their demands ad kick rocks.[/align]

This is the attitude that has probably lead to the crap schedules we keep getting every year. We aren't in a position to demand anything from a lot of teams. We went from a perennial top 75ish team to a top 150ish team. We are the epitome of average at this point, and if we can't accept that then we'll continue to see lovely D2 games on our schedule year in and year out and wonder why nobody is at the games.

And another thing. THIS ATTITUDE isn't the reason we have crappy scheduling. Our history in basketball and being able to handle the big guys scares some big schools from scheduling us and being in this crappy fecalish conference are just some of the reasons.

Now excuse me while I wait for football to start
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Our history in basketball is just that. If we ever want to get back to what we once were it’s going to require playing, and beating good teams. If we refuse to do the first, than it makes the second part impossible.
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(Yesterday 11:33 AM)blazers9911 Wrote:  Our history in basketball is just that. If we ever want to get back to what we once were it’s going to require playing, and beating good teams. If we refuse to do the first, than it makes the second part impossible.

Thank you 9911. At least one UAB fan gets it.
We are not the program we use to be. PERIOD.
I love the we "own" them statement. One single victory against them a quarter of a century ago does not constitute owning someone. And as far as being "outnumbered " at the BJCC that happens when one program is in the top 10 and the other is 200+.
If UAB were to ever be the superior program again our fans would show in force and theirs would sit at home. I've been a Blazer fan since going to first games in 78. We also need to keep our mouths shut about who has the most ignorant fan base. That's the one title we compete for every year.
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We're mediocre because we are in a crappy sports conference and we aren't ever on TV. We don't get the big influx of money that a conference shares or dishes out with a TV contract.


Hell even WABMD shows bigeast or AAC games or whatever in Bham market.

Only football will bring up basketball and the other sports at this point.

the ship has sailed on other routes.


(just my humble opinion.)
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Correct. Basketball has suffered as a result of teams leaving the conference. If we were still playing Louisville, etc. everyone would be happy and not complaining.

Truth is, there is very little that we could have done to change this.

From this point though, football would be our ticket out as an athletics program.

Support your existing hoops coach and program.
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(Yesterday 11:33 AM)blazers9911 Wrote:  Our history in basketball is just that. If we ever want to get back to what we once were it’s going to require playing, and beating good teams. If we refuse to do the first, than it makes the second part impossible.

Dude are you serious?
"Require playing and beating good teams".
Just because people said they dont care if we play ua doesnt mean we said we don't want to play anyone else. Where did you read anyone saying "we can dont have to play anyone". Most said "we dont have to play UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. There are 300+ other schools to play."

If you want UAB to playUA, just say it. But dont try and wrap what people said. We've played many major schools in these preseason tournaments and invites, but keep coming up short. If the men could actually make a good run it would help with RPI and the eye test.
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(Yesterday 07:37 PM)rook360 Wrote:  
(Yesterday 11:33 AM)blazers9911 Wrote:  Our history in basketball is just that. If we ever want to get back to what we once were it’s going to require playing, and beating good teams. If we refuse to do the first, than it makes the second part impossible.

Dude are you serious?
"Require playing and beating good teams".
Just because people said they dont care if we play ua doesnt mean we said we don't want to play anyone else. Where did you read anyone saying "we can dont have to play anyone". Most said "we dont have to play UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. There are 300+ other schools to play."

If you want UAB to playUA, just say it. But dont try and wrap what people said. We've played many major schools in these preseason tournaments and invites, but keep coming up short. If the men could actually make a good run it would help with RPI and the eye test.

It’s the same logic. If they won’t give us the deal we want then screw them would apply across the board would it not? Or is it only applicable to Alabama/Auburn? I don’t care if we play either or not. I enjoyed the series with Auburn but if we can get another with a comparable opponent that works for me.

If I misunderstood, my apologies. This is about any solid opponent, not just in state schools to me.
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