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Re: Smoke your cigars and enjoy the band while you can....
« Reply #30850 on: July 22, 2021, 10:46:12 AM »
Massive subscribership in the South and Texas, the rest of the country DGAF.

I suppose they can merge to a Mega Conference with the handful of BiG powers.

Highly regional, zero viewership in the Northeast, and the West basically says eff it.

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« Reply #30851 on: July 22, 2021, 11:03:37 AM »
The SEC should leave the NCAA and go semi-pro. 16 teams is enough to do that.

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« Reply #30852 on: July 22, 2021, 11:13:56 AM »
I remember talking about pods and high volume posters here said it wouldn't happen. 

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« Reply #30853 on: July 22, 2021, 11:29:30 AM »
goddamn. this crap brings people outta the woodwork.  :users:
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« Reply #30854 on: July 22, 2021, 11:41:10 AM »
Ha. Worth it for the mizzou owning


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« Reply #30855 on: July 22, 2021, 11:55:48 AM »
a lot of people on KSO are learning for the first time that college sports is really all about money  :frown:

I'm sometimes shocked by how slow some of our fans are. It's like they took a Dan Beebe or Bob Bowlsby approach to conference realignment these past 10 years.

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« Reply #30856 on: July 22, 2021, 11:56:34 AM »
I’m handling this worse than I expected.  It will have to be a straight CFB divorce for me.

I'll also stop watching CFB entirely (probably basketball, too, once the NCAA falls apart and March Madness is gone). I don't think that is handling things poorly, though. I also don't watch minor league baseball. If college athletics is going to be a farm league for the pros that my school doesn't even participate in, then why the hell would I watch?

This is exactly where I'm at.

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« Reply #30857 on: July 22, 2021, 11:57:21 AM »
I remember talking about pods and high volume posters here said it wouldn't happen. 


I'm certain in the context that theory was posted those high volume posters were correct after all that Missouri and A&M joined the conference 10 years ago. I don't know if you can hold on to a lottery ticket for 10-13 years then get to cash it in when your numbers eventually hit.

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« Reply #30858 on: July 22, 2021, 12:00:44 PM »
I really hope that the Big 12 decides to make the horns down legal again in their meeting today.

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« Reply #30859 on: July 22, 2021, 12:07:16 PM »
With the movement toward paid players, the NCAA is already over, they just don't know it yet. 

Realistically, they need to separate this crap from universities anyway.  Long ago, it became something completely separated from student athletes.  The NCAA is ridiculous.


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« Reply #30860 on: July 22, 2021, 12:43:11 PM »
I’m handling this worse than I expected.  It will have to be a straight CFB divorce for me.

Luckily we have our lord and savior Patrick Mahomes II to welcome us in his sweet embrace.

Amen, and may he be also with you.  :pray:

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« Reply #30861 on: July 22, 2021, 01:05:33 PM »
With the movement toward paid players, the NCAA is already over, they just don't know it yet. 

Realistically, they need to separate this crap from universities anyway.  Long ago, it became something completely separated from student athletes.  The NCAA is ridiculous.

The biggest hurdle is that nobody would want to watch it without the universities.

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« Reply #30862 on: July 22, 2021, 01:10:07 PM »
I've followed college sports less and less as time has gone on. I still watch some big games but following college basketball and football has become so casual to me. This stuff is pretty trashy, and is only going to further diminish me following the NCAA in any meaningful way. I probably can't name most Big XII coaches at this point. Kind of like D-Lew, one of the things that was most fun about following K-State was our regional rivalries, and the history behind them. I just don't have much emotional energy towards caring like I once did, and I'm ok with that.

We look at schools like Nebraska or most SEC schools and see how unhealthy the mantel of football is at those places. If K-State culture looks more like a MWC school than an SEC school in 10 years, that's great. I think its for the best.

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« Reply #30863 on: July 22, 2021, 01:16:26 PM »
I remember talking about pods and high volume posters here said it wouldn't happen. 


And they will sure as eff demand that the winner of each pod gets a playoff spot. Without question.

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« Reply #30864 on: July 22, 2021, 01:20:46 PM »
I've followed college sports less and less as time has gone on. I still watch some big games but following college basketball and football has become so casual to me. This stuff is pretty trashy, and is only going to further diminish me following the NCAA in any meaningful way. I probably can't name most Big XII coaches at this point. Kind of like D-Lew, one of the things that was most fun about following K-State was our regional rivalries, and the history behind them. I just don't have much emotional energy towards caring like I once did, and I'm ok with that.

We look at schools like Nebraska or most SEC schools and see how unhealthy the mantel of football is at those places. If K-State culture looks more like a MWC school than an SEC school in 10 years, that's great. I think its for the best.

Well put.

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« Reply #30865 on: July 22, 2021, 01:21:59 PM »
It's going to be kind of nice having fall Saturdays to do stuff outside all day.

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« Reply #30866 on: July 22, 2021, 01:38:17 PM »
It's going to be kind of nice having fall Saturdays to do stuff outside all day.

I've been that way for a number of years now, but this is still a sad development overall.  I've been grieving it in advance for a decade tho.  I admire how KSU scrapped and fought to stay relevant. It was a very good run.

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« Reply #30867 on: July 22, 2021, 01:43:32 PM »
Perhaps no more 11am games  :crossfingers:

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« Reply #30868 on: July 22, 2021, 01:46:19 PM »
Will gladly take MWC games that are on way too late at night please.

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Re: Smoke your cigars and enjoy the band while you can....
« Reply #30869 on: July 22, 2021, 01:50:21 PM »
Best to remember what we had, as we indulge in sadness for the transience of all things.

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« Reply #30870 on: July 22, 2021, 01:57:16 PM »
Best case scenario is the PAC and I'd eat that crap up for awhile. Maybe a 20% of that happening, but a boy can dream.

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« Reply #30871 on: July 22, 2021, 01:58:48 PM »
Yep. Would take.


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« Reply #30872 on: July 22, 2021, 01:59:24 PM »
Would have thought the PAC would have had drama before the Big 12. Bastards
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« Reply #30873 on: July 22, 2021, 02:00:35 PM »
That would be pretty late guys idk. We all can’t stay up as late as fatdamon
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« Reply #30874 on: July 22, 2021, 02:04:26 PM »
Would have thought the PAC would have had drama before the Big 12. Bastards

None of the good schools in the PAC would ever play anywhere else.