Advertise it outside this thread and you could probably get enough people to get the cost down to $15 or $10 and still afford a ticket
Will do this, but I think we should set the price at $20(or is this too much?) and the left over goes to another ticket or to the runner up or toward beers for the rest of us on Thursday st the Brewers tent. If someone wants to run this, feel free to step up, if not I will get on it on Wednesday. Work has me busy until then.
Oh, the biggest loser in this bowl game fiasco, LA Tech. How do you go 9-3 and not play in a bowl game? That is WAC! Fucking georgia tech has a losing record and they are going to a bowl and there are multiple teams at .500 going to a bowl. I feel for those Bulldog players, looks like their school may have screwed them out a chance to play post season.
Oh, the biggest loser in this bowl game fiasco, LA Tech. How do you go 9-3 and not play in a bowl game? That is WAC! quacking georgia tech has a losing record and they are going to a bowl and there are multiple teams at .500 going to a bowl. I feel for those Bulldog players, looks like their school may have screwed them out a chance to play post season.
I think the bowl selection process screwed them out of a bowl. The Independence Bowl invited them before the regular season was over and demanded an immediate decision, thereby preventing the team from examining all available postseason opportunities.
Post by kikosanchez on Dec 4, 2012 15:30:24 GMT -5
It seems to hit a nerve with Wisconsin fans, since they're making their 3rd straight Rose Bowl. I guess either the pay is better or he saw the opportunity for better exposure or making it to a national champ. From Arkansas's perspective, it's kind of random. I wasn't aware he was in the running at all for switching jobs.
Post by Dave Maynar on Dec 4, 2012 15:37:04 GMT -5
I had heard Bielema's name once or twice when reading about coaching searches, but I had written it off due since there was no real reason behind hearing his name other than he coaches college football.
I just don't really get it from his perspective. Wisconsin's far from an elite program, but it's been top 20 going back to the late 90's. What's his ceiling going to be in the SEC, third in their division every year? He played at Iowa so it's not like he's an SEC guy. Just bizzare. Totally not surprised at the way he's leaving, either.
Post by Dave Maynar on Dec 4, 2012 17:18:49 GMT -5
First of all, Bielema made $2.5 million this year according to ESPN. The only coaches that got paid less than that in the SEC this year were Phillips and Dooley, who both got fired, so at the very least, he is probably looking at a pretty nice raise as the rumors have said Arkansas has been throwing cash around in their coaching search.
Post by Dave Maynar on Dec 4, 2012 19:35:01 GMT -5
Possibly. The consensus is that Hart talked to Strong last week, Gunday on Sunday and Fedora today. That's all based off rumors and speculation and insider tweets, so they could have easily missed someone.
Post by kikosanchez on Dec 4, 2012 22:01:26 GMT -5
We're not quite making a full financial analysis if we only look at how much Arkansas will pay him. We also have to take into account that the cost of living will be about 20% lower and state/local taxes will be about 1 percentage point lower or 9% less. Regardless of what they pay him, it is a fairly nice pay bump.
He might be the leading candidate from UT, but when you click on ESPN you see a story about Strong staying at Louisville. Coach Strong is s Gator, I would be very surprised to see him at UT.
If you read the article, it's all sources within the University saying that they are optimistic that he will stay. Of course anybody from the athletic department is going to say that. If you want a counter point, when asked about him entertaining other offers, he said he would make a statement on that "at the right time". Strong also recently publicly criticized Louisville's fan base for not showing enough support for the team this season.
As far as him being a Gator, he only had one season at Louisville in at that point, but you have to think he may be a little displeased that they hired Muschamp over him since Muschamp had no connection to the university and zero head coaching experience. Even if I am off base on that, Strong has primarily been an SEC coach, and UT is arguably the best of the four SEC jobs available this offseason. In addition, he may want to coach at Florida, but it doesn't look like Muschamp is leaving any time soon since he is winning.
Post by Trip McNeely on Dec 5, 2012 8:55:17 GMT -5
^Got to agree with Dave. Strong's loyalties to Florida likely pale in comparison to his desire to be a great head coach. How does one prove his aptitude as a head coach? Go to the SEC and revive a program that is down. If he gets the job done at UT, he'll truly be recognized as a great head coach.
I am not saying he is holding out for Florida and only Florida. I am saying we do not like UT and I would be surprise to see coach Strong in the creamsicle orange. I do see him somewhere in the SEC, but just not at UT, although pick'ens might be slim for a while. I would like to see what he could do with Louisville in the ACC. They could be ACC champs next year. There are 3 teams that if we beat each year, I am a happy football fan. That is Florida State, Georgia, and Tennessee, as long as we win those 3 games, I am good! So I can not see one of our coaches coaching at one of those 3 schools.
as for Muschamp, I do agree Dave, he is not going any where for a while. We love him, players love him, it looks good! he does have ties to Gainesville. He grew up here, went to elementary and high school here. He tried to meet with Coach Spurrier and according to Muschamp the "Cock" dissed him and did not show up for their meeting. I say cock, because the ole ball coach is one, now. Spurrier says he does not remember that. Either way, although he graduate a Bulldog, I like to think coach Boom grew up a Gator. (Side note: I am a Gator, I bleed Orange N Blue, but I graduated nursing school from Florida State.)
Post by kikosanchez on Dec 5, 2012 11:12:05 GMT -5
Here's the thing about Strong - Louisville's AD said they'll make him the highest paid coach in the country just to keep him. Now, they could just be trying to scare off other teams, but you never know.