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RE: Birmingham Backing American
Done deal.

UAB to AAC is the best realistic option for Aresco.

(BYU would be a home run, but Aresco has double power, maybe).
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(07-11-2019 04:01 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  https://www.cbs42.com/news/city-leaders-...ce-switch/

If this Birmingham city councilman intends to torpedo a potential AAC invite in the future, this is the way to do it. What is he thinking? Why does the city council need to "resolve" for UAB to potentially switch conferences? Some politicians think they have a level of authority in everything and that people with actual power in those areas actually care what they think. The comment from UAB's AD reminds me of when a parent starts publicly promoting their kid for something and the kid has the maturity to walk it back.
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Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.
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they either need to bring some cash and put their money where their mouth is or this will be like the Texas governor telling the Big 12 that expansion has to include uH

a massive backfire and fail
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RE: Birmingham Backing American
(07-11-2019 04:09 PM)bigblueblindness Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:01 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  https://www.cbs42.com/news/city-leaders-...ce-switch/

If this Birmingham city councilman intends to torpedo a potential AAC invite in the future, this is the way to do it. What is he thinking? Why does the city council need to "resolve" for UAB to potentially switch conferences? Some politicians think they have a level of authority in everything and that people with actual power in those areas actually care what they think. The comment from UAB's AD reminds me of when a parent starts publicly promoting their kid for something and the kid has the maturity to walk it back.

Well, they are building a new stadium. Politicians gonna politick.
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(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Yes, problem is, UAB just isn't ready for the AAC yet. Like Georgia State and Georgia Southern, they need to marinate in CUSA/SB for a few years to build their brand and prove their value.

As of now, ESPN would not pay $7m for UAB.
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(07-11-2019 05:09 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Yes, problem is, UAB just isn't ready for the AAC yet. Like Georgia State and Georgia Southern, they need to marinate in CUSA/SB for a few years to build their brand and prove their value.

As of now, ESPN would not pay $7m for UAB.

ESPN was okay with giving 7 million to Tulane. I don't think they care that much, it's peanuts to them.
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AAC could get more money from ESPN if they got rid of Tulsa and Tulane both who have terrible attendance. UAB do not have the fans either yet.

ODU
UTSA
Southern Miss.
Western Kentucky
Arkansas State
Marshall
Appalachian State
Georgia Southern

All have better fan support. Missouri State makes good hoops ratings.
Northern Illinois, Toledo, Ohio U., James Madison, Montana, Montana State, NDSU, South Dakota State, Northern Iowa, and several others have fan suoport. Northern Illinois is killed by week days games not played on Friday and Saturdays. MAC schools get better support on the weekends.
Even more than half of D1 HBCU schools get more fan support than UAB. UAB needs to have more years in CUSA to get their fans in those seats before they go to AAC.
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RE: Birmingham Backing American
(07-11-2019 04:09 PM)bigblueblindness Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:01 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  https://www.cbs42.com/news/city-leaders-...ce-switch/

If this Birmingham city councilman intends to torpedo a potential AAC invite in the future, this is the way to do it. What is he thinking? Why does the city council need to "resolve" for UAB to potentially switch conferences? Some politicians think they have a level of authority in everything and that people with actual power in those areas actually care what they think. The comment from UAB's AD reminds me of when a parent starts publicly promoting their kid for something and the kid has the maturity to walk it back.

(07-11-2019 04:48 PM)TodgeRodge Wrote:  they either need to bring some cash and put their money where their mouth is or this will be like the Texas governor telling the Big 12 that expansion has to include uH

a massive backfire and fail

The city council buys $500,000 worth of tickets annually. Even before the hiatus, they were buying 5,000 tickets per game at an annual cost of $250K.
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(07-11-2019 07:25 PM)RutgersGuy Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 05:09 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Yes, problem is, UAB just isn't ready for the AAC yet. Like Georgia State and Georgia Southern, they need to marinate in CUSA/SB for a few years to build their brand and prove their value.

As of now, ESPN would not pay $7m for UAB.

ESPN was okay with giving 7 million to Tulane. I don't think they care that much, it's peanuts to them.

So you think that when they negotiated with Aresco over the recent AAC contract, ESPN told its reps to just give away $7 million because its peanuts and nobody cares?
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RE: Birmingham Backing American
(07-11-2019 05:09 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Yes, problem is, UAB just isn't ready for the AAC yet. Like Georgia State and Georgia Southern, they need to marinate in CUSA/SB for a few years to build their brand and prove their value.

As of now, ESPN would not pay $7m for UAB.

I don’t know, I think UAB has been under a dark cloud due to the whole football fiasco, but they were on the fast track before USF and UCF. Granted, Bartow was awesome and was very well connected.

IMO, UAB makes more sense than Old Dominion, Marshall, and Georgia State. Southern Miss doesn’t have UAB’s basketball potential. Only Rice makes more sense as an institutional fit. Let the lambasting commence.
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RE: Birmingham Backing American
(07-11-2019 07:51 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 07:25 PM)RutgersGuy Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 05:09 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Yes, problem is, UAB just isn't ready for the AAC yet. Like Georgia State and Georgia Southern, they need to marinate in CUSA/SB for a few years to build their brand and prove their value.

As of now, ESPN would not pay $7m for UAB.

ESPN was okay with giving 7 million to Tulane. I don't think they care that much, it's peanuts to them.

So you think that when they negotiated with Aresco over the recent AAC contract, ESPN told its reps to just give away $7 million because its peanuts and nobody cares?

Well, TV did pay 35 million for Rutgers.
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RE: Birmingham Backing American
(07-11-2019 07:58 PM)esayem Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 05:09 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Yes, problem is, UAB just isn't ready for the AAC yet. Like Georgia State and Georgia Southern, they need to marinate in CUSA/SB for a few years to build their brand and prove their value.

As of now, ESPN would not pay $7m for UAB.

I don’t know, I think UAB has been under a dark cloud due to the whole football fiasco, but they were on the fast track before USF and UCF. Granted, Bartow was awesome and was very well connected.

IMO, UAB makes more sense than Old Dominion, Marshall, and Georgia State. Southern Miss doesn’t have UAB’s basketball potential. Only Rice makes more sense as an institutional fit. Let the lambasting commence.

Having shared a conference with UAB for a couple of days, they were under a dark cloud long before the attempt the shut down the football program. In fact, the programs poor condition and minimal level of support at the time was probably why Tuscaloosa thought they could get away with killing it. I was rooting for UAB to come back from the dead and am glad they made it---but I think you have to watch the program over a much longer period of time to get a feel for where its going to land in the CUSA hierachy.
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(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Why think so small? Why not announce that the City Council would recommend accepting an invite to the SEC? It's a whole lot better to not get $40 million a year than to not get $7 million.
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(07-11-2019 09:17 PM)ken d Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Why think so small? Why not announce that the City Council would recommend accepting an invite to the SEC? It's a whole lot better to not get $40 million a year than to not get $7 million.

Ha! We were only 14 votes away from being in the SEC!
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(07-11-2019 08:51 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 07:51 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 07:25 PM)RutgersGuy Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 05:09 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Yes, problem is, UAB just isn't ready for the AAC yet. Like Georgia State and Georgia Southern, they need to marinate in CUSA/SB for a few years to build their brand and prove their value.

As of now, ESPN would not pay $7m for UAB.

ESPN was okay with giving 7 million to Tulane. I don't think they care that much, it's peanuts to them.

So you think that when they negotiated with Aresco over the recent AAC contract, ESPN told its reps to just give away $7 million because its peanuts and nobody cares?

Well, TV did pay 35 million for Rutgers.

Thank you Attack:)...
love that we got each other’s back when an obvious lucky Rutgers hasn’t carried their weight and comes talking crap on our board...Tulane will show everybody this year why they are valuable :..
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(07-11-2019 08:51 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 07:51 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 07:25 PM)RutgersGuy Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 05:09 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Yes, problem is, UAB just isn't ready for the AAC yet. Like Georgia State and Georgia Southern, they need to marinate in CUSA/SB for a few years to build their brand and prove their value.

As of now, ESPN would not pay $7m for UAB.

ESPN was okay with giving 7 million to Tulane. I don't think they care that much, it's peanuts to them.

So you think that when they negotiated with Aresco over the recent AAC contract, ESPN told its reps to just give away $7 million because its peanuts and nobody cares?

Well, TV did pay 35 million for Rutgers.

So you say this, then basically agree that UAB needs to marinate in CUSA to prove their worth. Funny.
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Why would you want UAB. The Alabama administrators threw that program under the bus once and shut it down. Glad their back but what is to keep them from doing it again. Move on with programs that are stable. 05-nono 07-coffee3
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(07-11-2019 08:51 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 07:51 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 07:25 PM)RutgersGuy Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 05:09 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 04:42 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Surprised something so obvious is even a news story. Would UAB like to get another 7 million in revenue for nothing? Yes---we would "entertain" such an offer. Duh.

Yes, problem is, UAB just isn't ready for the AAC yet. Like Georgia State and Georgia Southern, they need to marinate in CUSA/SB for a few years to build their brand and prove their value.

As of now, ESPN would not pay $7m for UAB.

ESPN was okay with giving 7 million to Tulane. I don't think they care that much, it's peanuts to them.

So you think that when they negotiated with Aresco over the recent AAC contract, ESPN told its reps to just give away $7 million because its peanuts and nobody cares?

Well, TV did pay 35 million for Rutgers.

And only paid 7 million for Houston. Whats that tell you about the marketplace?
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