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RE: Memphis and Ark State schedule football games through 2028
(05-24-2020 07:54 AM)virgosports Wrote:  Regardless of the number of times ark st and Memphis has played, the series does nothing to excite the Memphis fan base.

I totally understand why Memphis fans would feel this way. It's a no-win situation, Ark-State has zero brand value so nobody will give you credit for winning while a loss will be an embarrassment.

So when I say it's a "good" game, I mean in the technical sense that in this CV19 environment, it's a quick low-cost trip and the opponent is actually pretty good. Your team can actually get better from playing them, unlike say an FCS opponent.
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(05-24-2020 06:48 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(05-24-2020 07:54 AM)virgosports Wrote:  Regardless of the number of times ark st and Memphis has played, the series does nothing to excite the Memphis fan base.

I totally understand why Memphis fans would feel this way. It's a no-win situation, Ark-State has zero brand value so nobody will give you credit for winning while a loss will be an embarrassment.

So when I say it's a "good" game, I mean in the technical sense that in this CV19 environment, it's a quick low-cost trip and the opponent is actually pretty good. Your team can actually get better from playing them, unlike say an FCS opponent.

As a long-time Memphis fan, I agree with this point fully.
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Memphis and Ark State schedule football games through 2028
The world isn’t exactly full of FBS games they can play via a bus ride and expect the opponent to buy 8,000 or so tickets.

Tigers went home/home with ULM who hasn’t beaten AState since like 2009.

Memphis has a budget to make and the series furthers that goal fan “excitement” is irrelevant.


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(05-25-2020 05:03 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  The world isn’t exactly full of FBS games they can play via a bus ride and expect the opponent to buy 8,000 or so tickets.

Tigers went home/home with ULM who hasn’t beaten AState since like 2009.

Memphis has a budget to make and the series furthers that goal fan “excitement” is irrelevant.


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Agree, not gonna boost season tix sales, but gonna help bottom line.

ETA: not to demean Ark St. as it's prolly not that much a boost to Jonesboro season tix sales either.
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(05-26-2020 09:54 PM)gulfcoastgal Wrote:  
(05-25-2020 05:03 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  The world isn’t exactly full of FBS games they can play via a bus ride and expect the opponent to buy 8,000 or so tickets.

Tigers went home/home with ULM who hasn’t beaten AState since like 2009.

Memphis has a budget to make and the series furthers that goal fan “excitement” is irrelevant.


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Agree, not gonna boost season tix sales, but gonna help bottom line.

ETA: not to demean Ark St. as it's prolly not that much a boost to Jonesboro season tix sales either.

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RE: Memphis and Ark State schedule football games through 2028
(05-27-2020 07:40 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(05-26-2020 09:54 PM)gulfcoastgal Wrote:  
(05-25-2020 05:03 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  The world isn’t exactly full of FBS games they can play via a bus ride and expect the opponent to buy 8,000 or so tickets.

Tigers went home/home with ULM who hasn’t beaten AState since like 2009.

Memphis has a budget to make and the series furthers that goal fan “excitement” is irrelevant.


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Agree, not gonna boost season tix sales, but gonna help bottom line.

ETA: not to demean Ark St. as it's prolly not that much a boost to Jonesboro season tix sales either.

That's life in the G5: We don't think much of you and you don't think much of us.

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Agree, Quo. And to take it one step further ... There are lots of football programs with a P5 home that I don't put much stock in either.

I've been a Vandy fan for many years and acknowledge that many fellow P5s — and many G5s, for that matter — don't think much of my team's football program.
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