Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by JimmyBuff, Aug 25, 2011.
And the SWC 2.0 arises from the ashes...SMU is looking to be one of UT's bitches.
They're gonna need a ****load of gold Trans-Ams.
There is a 6,000 foot UT co-op in SMU's ritzy North Park neighborhood. It's the place to pick up a pink UT t-shirt or burnt orange wedding dress without having to fuel up the corporate jet for a shopping junket in Austin.
SMU poses no threat to UT's abundant presence in DFW.
I would like SMU to be selected infront of Houston's Cougar High. It's a better school. But I'm not convinced the math works.
SMU is right to make a play for this. I don't like their odds, but you've got to be in it to have a shot.
SMU has a much higher ceiling in my opinion than most, if not all, non-BCS teams in TX (not counting TCU since they're Big East bound). This thing is about to pop under June Jones
SMU replacing aTm. Seamless transition.
Off topic, but please refrain from using that phrase ever again. Ever.
obviously intentional :lol:
I find that thinking that phrase distracts me and slows me down better than visuals of Janet Reno.
I love this quote out of the ESPN article.
Isn't that nearly an identical resume to CSU without any access to an expanded conference footprint? Good luck with that SMU.
CSU is in Dallas too?
The last time I checked I believe the Big 12 had a fairly large footprint in the Dallas television market, regardless of what A&M does.
if the Big XII had been formed in 1986 instead of 1996, SMU was a no brainer for "token private school" over Baylor. SMU had top 25 teams in football and hoops, with comparable (if not better) academics than BU.
this is true but it would have been a disaster with SMU's cheating
In their glory days SMU filled their stadium and managed to make a lot of money. I can see the political machine in Texas getting solid behind this. I can also see SMU being more than willing to accept second class status in the league just to get into the league, in other words bending over for Texas and OU. Even a reduced share of Big XII money would be way more than they are getting now.
Give SMU home games against the other Big XII southern schools and their attendance would rise substantially, both from increased interest by their own fans and from the proximity to visiting fans. Schools outside the footprint wouldn't do that. They would also be convienient in terms of scheduling all the non-revenue sports.
I agree that it is somewhat of a long shot but not as long as it would appear at first blush.
Craig James hailing SMU as a great fit for the Big 12. :lol: I don't know why ESPN airs this crap; it just kills their credibility.
Um, hey, Texas,,,, can we be your bitch again? We promise to sleep in the conference wet spot and not complain. That is, of course if Baylor is willing to share.
Which is saying something, considering Craig James kills ESPN's credibility every time that guy opens his mouth. Seriously, in the list of candidates for a potential Big 12 expansion, SMU is about as far down that list as you can get.
SMU could pony up 40K+ in attendance when UT, OU, OSU and TTU fans roll onto campus. A big chunk would be visitors making a daytrip.
CSU would also get a bump from these fan bases, but in smaller quantities because...it's NOT a day trip.
that was how the SWC was for Texas and ATM. calling TCU, Rice, BU, or even Houston a "road game" when the 30,000 stadium half aggies or horns....
well, beebe owes them one
Honest question, how many fans made the trip from Boulder on average from those programs listed? Even if they bring in 5,000. I don't think CSU would have any problem selling an additional 35,000 tickets to watch Oklahoma, Texas or OSU on a given Saturday. TTU might be a different story.
I think CSU should make an effort to put Nebraska on the schedule so you could live the dream.
Nebraska is the monster...capable of bringing 12K.
I'd guess the B12 South would max out at half that much.
That's what Wyoming has been doing. Texas two years ago and Nebraska this season. It's helped Wyoming dramatically inflate their season ticket sales, because those fans just buy the season ticket packages in droves rather than risk not getting a single-game ticket.
Hey that would nearly double the attendance at Hughes! CSU wouldn't have any home games though, which would be awesome. Oh and, **** those goat ****ers!
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