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P12 Tourney in Vegas??

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by jgisland, Dec 16, 2011.

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Where Would You Like To Have The PAC-12 Tourney?

  1. Los Angeles

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  2. Las Vegas

    25 vote(s)
    59.5%
  3. Rotating Cities (LA, Vegas, Seattle, Denver, etc)

    16 vote(s)
    38.1%
  1. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    Larry Scott talking moving the P12 tournament to Vegas

    "An empty stadium looks awful on TV," he says. He has faced that problem with the conference's postseason basketball tournament, which has been played at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to less than packed houses; the conference is strongly considering moving the tournament to the MGM Grand (MGM) in Las Vegas. "People will travel to Las Vegas," Scott says.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Love it. I'd go every year.
     
  3. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    sounds great to me. I understand the hesitancy to football being played there because you need so many people to make the stadium look decently filled for two teams. But a 12 team tournament in a smaller arena, sounds awesome. Plus the bands would have a blast in vegas :)
     
  4. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I was actually thinking about starting a thread on this topic this morning. JG, I hope it's ok if I alter your thread to add a poll question.
     
  5. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Rotating 12 PAC cities. No Vegas.
     
  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Yes. Do it.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    This seems like a no-brainer to me.
     
  8. BuffaloSoldier76

    BuffaloSoldier76 Unsound Meat Club Member

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    It is a good call. Vegas would be a great place to have it.
     
  9. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    I am surprised how many people like the rotating cities idea, it would be cool to host it, but how many people are going to book a trip to Seattle, Eugene, Corvallis or even Boulder if there is a chance their team doesn't make it past the first round? In going to Vegas even if your team loses the first game you are still in Vegas for the next couple of days not Corvallis.
     
  10. ximianKernel

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    I believe for the case of rotating cities it not the actual campus site but a major city in the state, i.e Denver, Portland, Seattle etc. But I still vote for Vegas!
     
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  11. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That's how I interpreted it as well. I'd be fine with it if it rotated between Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, LA, SF, etc.. That could lead to some great trips.
     
  12. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod: HOwever, I look forward to ruggedvision, brought to you by snow industries and starring sweaty teets, from Vegas next year :smile2:
     
  13. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Reward the regions with teams in the conference. Make it like the football CG where this year's tourney winner hosts next year.
     
  14. jeb

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    From the player perspective, it seems like it would be cool to say that you played in four NBA arenas in college. Personally, those cities appeal more to me than Vegas does. But if Larry Scott thinks that Vegas is best for business, I'll trust the guy until he gives me reason not to. Regardless, it beats Kansas City.
     
  15. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    The MGM Grand holds 16,800, didn't realize that. :huh:
     
  16. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I've been there for hockey games, and I'd be very surprised if it can seat 16,800 for basketball... :huh:
     
  17. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    Annual Vegas trip? As if I need a good reason:thumbsup:
     
  18. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    who the **** would fly to vegas to watch a Pac 12 tourney?


    Casinos and strip clubs >>>> college basketball
     
  19. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    We might lose some of the basketball band members, alums and current, in the process, but I'd be all for it.
     
  20. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    That makes more sense, but i still like vegas
     

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