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Re: Smoke your cigars and enjoy the band while you can....
« Reply #30575 on: July 25, 2019, 03:03:27 PM »
I hated it at every level.

One level I hated is how everyone seemed to just take it as a given that, of course, state university athletic departments should absolutely try to make as much money as they possibly can. FUUUUUUUCK that.

It was worse than that. People that call themselves fans of teams so internalized the profit motive-logic that was driving the actors in this that they were actually rooting for it. It wasn't people just familiarizing themselves with the terms of what was being done to them, but celebrating their own conference's destruction without even questioning it.
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« Reply #30576 on: July 25, 2019, 03:20:54 PM »
Fanbases thinking it is better to leave the rivals they hate instead of playing them regularly drove me nuts.  The world is much better when KU plays Mizzou, A&M plays UT, and Nebraska plays Iowa State.

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« Reply #30577 on: July 25, 2019, 03:53:28 PM »
Nebraska and Iowa State?  wut?

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« Reply #30578 on: July 25, 2019, 04:04:53 PM »
I loved kicking the living crap out of Nebraska like every single year. what a rush.

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« Reply #30579 on: September 10, 2019, 01:30:26 PM »
I hated it at every level.

Amen. I just read that Athletic piece (thanks for posting in here) and I got the same pit in my stomach I did then.

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« Reply #30580 on: September 10, 2019, 01:32:30 PM »
I loved kicking the living crap out of Nebraska like every single year. what a rush.

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« Reply #30581 on: September 10, 2019, 04:48:08 PM »
I hated it at every level.

One level I hated is how everyone seemed to just take it as a given that, of course, state university athletic departments should absolutely try to make as much money as they possibly can. FUUUUUUUCK that.

It was worse than that. People that call themselves fans of teams so internalized the profit motive-logic that was driving the actors in this that they were actually rooting for it. It wasn't people just familiarizing themselves with the terms of what was being done to them, but celebrating their own conference's destruction without even questioning it.
Exactly this.  It drove me crazy.

I think it was that fans of programs like MU and A&M wanted "we're desired and you're [KU/UT respectively] not."  So shortsighted and stupid.


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Re: Smoke your cigars and enjoy the band while you can....
« Reply #30582 on: September 10, 2019, 04:51:35 PM »
I hated it at every level.

One level I hated is how everyone seemed to just take it as a given that, of course, state university athletic departments should absolutely try to make as much money as they possibly can. FUUUUUUUCK that.

It was worse than that. People that call themselves fans of teams so internalized the profit motive-logic that was driving the actors in this that they were actually rooting for it. It wasn't people just familiarizing themselves with the terms of what was being done to them, but celebrating their own conference's destruction without even questioning it.
Exactly this.  It drove me crazy.

I think it was that fans of programs like MU and A&M wanted "we're desired and you're [KU/UT respectively] not."  So shortsighted and stupid.

Drove (drives?) ku fans nuts though
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« Reply #30583 on: September 11, 2019, 04:23:46 PM »
I hated it at every level.

One level I hated is how everyone seemed to just take it as a given that, of course, state university athletic departments should absolutely try to make as much money as they possibly can. FUUUUUUUCK that.

It was worse than that. People that call themselves fans of teams so internalized the profit motive-logic that was driving the actors in this that they were actually rooting for it. It wasn't people just familiarizing themselves with the terms of what was being done to them, but celebrating their own conference's destruction without even questioning it.
Exactly this.  It drove me crazy.

I think it was that fans of programs like MU and A&M wanted "we're desired and you're [KU/UT respectively] not."  So shortsighted and stupid.
I fee like it has worked out fairly well for aTm, am I wrong?
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« Reply #30584 on: September 11, 2019, 04:51:51 PM »
I hated it at every level.

One level I hated is how everyone seemed to just take it as a given that, of course, state university athletic departments should absolutely try to make as much money as they possibly can. FUUUUUUUCK that.

It was worse than that. People that call themselves fans of teams so internalized the profit motive-logic that was driving the actors in this that they were actually rooting for it. It wasn't people just familiarizing themselves with the terms of what was being done to them, but celebrating their own conference's destruction without even questioning it.
Exactly this.  It drove me crazy.

I think it was that fans of programs like MU and A&M wanted "we're desired and you're [KU/UT respectively] not."  So shortsighted and stupid.
I fee like it has worked out fairly well for aTm, am I wrong?

I don't think they are any better or worse off than they were. If I were a fan, I would be upset about not being able to play Texas anymore, but their fans are pretty weird, so maybe they like that.

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« Reply #30585 on: September 12, 2019, 10:24:06 AM »
A&M fans are like Trump supporters. They think whatever the school does is the greatest thing in the world and everyone else is just jealous they didn’t think of it/don’t have the balls to do it themselves.

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« Reply #30586 on: September 13, 2019, 10:36:13 AM »
 I thought you were supposed to remove the band BEFORE you smoked them.
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« Reply #30587 on: October 23, 2019, 11:25:09 AM »
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« Reply #30588 on: October 23, 2019, 12:15:12 PM »
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« Reply #30589 on: October 23, 2019, 04:38:48 PM »
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« Reply #30590 on: October 24, 2019, 04:51:25 AM »
A&M fans are like Trump supporters. They think whatever the school does is the greatest thing in the world and everyone else is just jealous they didn’t think of it/don’t have the balls to do it themselves.

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« Reply #30591 on: October 24, 2019, 06:41:08 AM »
A&M fans are like Trump supporters. They think whatever the school does is the greatest thing in the world and everyone else is just jealous they didn’t think of it/don’t have the balls to do it themselves.

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« Reply #30592 on: October 24, 2019, 06:43:54 AM »
I hated it at every level.

One level I hated is how everyone seemed to just take it as a given that, of course, state university athletic departments should absolutely try to make as much money as they possibly can. FUUUUUUUCK that.

It was worse than that. People that call themselves fans of teams so internalized the profit motive-logic that was driving the actors in this that they were actually rooting for it. It wasn't people just familiarizing themselves with the terms of what was being done to them, but celebrating their own conference's destruction without even questioning it.
Exactly this.  It drove me crazy.

I think it was that fans of programs like MU and A&M wanted "we're desired and you're [KU/UT respectively] not."  So shortsighted and stupid.
I fee like it has worked out fairly well for aTm, am I wrong?

I don't think they are any better or worse off than they were. If I were a fan, I would be upset about not being able to play Texas anymore, but their fans are pretty weird, so maybe they like that.

Fiscally, they are a little better off now than they were in the Big XII. The future of the program though, is much worse. They'll never be able to pass Alabama or LSU and instead, will simply be fighting Auburn or Arkansas for 3rd/4th place in their division annually.

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« Reply #30593 on: October 24, 2019, 06:48:32 AM »
I hated it at every level.

One level I hated is how everyone seemed to just take it as a given that, of course, state university athletic departments should absolutely try to make as much money as they possibly can. FUUUUUUUCK that.

It was worse than that. People that call themselves fans of teams so internalized the profit motive-logic that was driving the actors in this that they were actually rooting for it. It wasn't people just familiarizing themselves with the terms of what was being done to them, but celebrating their own conference's destruction without even questioning it.

I can't say it any better than these two quotes right here. Nebraska, more than anything, has banished themselves to a barren wasteland of football purgatory never to return until they likely leave the conference, which I doubt will happen. Don't worry though Nubs, you showed Texas and got that $$$ check.

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« Reply #30594 on: October 24, 2019, 08:33:21 AM »
out of all the teams that left the conference (i'm not factoring in Colorado since i don't know anything about the pac12) Nebraska got into the best division of the 3 teams.  Wisconsin is really the only "powerhouse" in that division, it was set up for them to come in and do something right away and Pelini won 9 or 10 games every year for 7 years and it wasn't good enough because Nebraska fans are still stuck in the 90's, afraid of Y2K.  I love it all.

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« Reply #30595 on: October 24, 2019, 09:48:13 AM »
I hated it at every level.

One level I hated is how everyone seemed to just take it as a given that, of course, state university athletic departments should absolutely try to make as much money as they possibly can. FUUUUUUUCK that.

It was worse than that. People that call themselves fans of teams so internalized the profit motive-logic that was driving the actors in this that they were actually rooting for it. It wasn't people just familiarizing themselves with the terms of what was being done to them, but celebrating their own conference's destruction without even questioning it.
Exactly this.  It drove me crazy.

I think it was that fans of programs like MU and A&M wanted "we're desired and you're [KU/UT respectively] not."  So shortsighted and stupid.
I fee like it has worked out fairly well for aTm, am I wrong?

I don't think they are any better or worse off than they were. If I were a fan, I would be upset about not being able to play Texas anymore, but their fans are pretty weird, so maybe they like that.

Fiscally, they are a little better off now than they were in the Big XII. The future of the program though, is much worse. They'll never be able to pass Alabama or LSU and instead, will simply be fighting Auburn or Arkansas for 3rd/4th place in their division annually.

They also were never going to be able to pass Oklahoma or Texas in the Big 12.

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« Reply #30596 on: October 24, 2019, 01:40:17 PM »
A&M and their weird-ass fanbase is an outlier in any data set of conference changes.  They are just too strange/unique/delusional.