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Capital Pirate

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The regionalization idea makes TOO much sense….that’s why it can’t happen

……..TV drives the bus, and as long as you base the structure of these far-flung conferences on “markets”, you’re going to end up with 3/4 empty stadiums and no actual rivalries……it’s almost as if TV actually doesn’t want to give these regional rivalries a chance to build and grow. If it’s obvious that we aren’t going to be asked to join the ACC or B12 or any other “P5/country club” conference, why not be in/establish a conference that fans actually would have some investment in. I know it’s difficult for most of us to imagine being on “equal” footing with App, CCU, ODU, etc., but with everything being equal no one can honestly tell me that they’re more interested in playing these far-flung Texas schools than they would be playing teams within driving distance…..

….all that being said, it goes right back to the opening sentence. TV mandates where the money is now, and as long as we are so dependent on the media deals for income, we will be forced to fly across the country to play conference games and keep our mouths shut……..

(In response to this post by SuperRegionalDreaming)

Posted: 10/20/2021 at 10:48AM


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Stunads: which home game sells more tickets? ECU vs ODU/App/Char/Coastal OR -- SuperRegionalDreaming 10/20/2021 10:18AM
  This isn't the ECU conference though. ** -- nomad2u2001 10/20/2021 11:58AM
  What say the Smartypants? ** -- Kyle1 10/20/2021 11:05AM
  ODU, App would put more asses in the seats. We already know that. -- SuperRegionalDreaming 10/20/2021 11:11AM
  There is also a social component to this: the boomer lunch counter. -- SuperRegionalDreaming 10/20/2021 11:37AM
  Our AD will have to show his worth on OOC scheduling -- ruckuspirate 10/20/2021 12:12PM
  This. ** -- Capital Pirate 10/20/2021 11:39AM
  Will go out in a limb and say 75-80% of our student body… -- PirateStudent17 10/20/2021 10:56AM
  There is no TV$ in regional conf...see the MAC. ** -- Hilby Pirates 10/20/2021 11:06AM
  Yes. That’s exactly what I just said…….. ** -- Capital Pirate 10/20/2021 11:13AM
  You're not wrong, but it's a moot point. -- prtcannon82 10/20/2021 10:42AM
  Easy answer -- ruckuspirate 10/20/2021 10:40AM
  I know a few CC grads/diehards driving to Boone today.. -- PortCityPirate 10/20/2021 10:40AM
  Fail. ** -- SuperRegionalDreaming 10/20/2021 10:37AM

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