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    Quote Originally Posted by lcitsh View Post
    I have never been a Benson fan. When I found out he had been made commissioner and later found out who he had beaten out, I was furious with these university presidents. Even after seeing his multi-point plan to advance the Sun Belt, I still wasn't convinced, but I said, "OK, if the presidents go along with this, we'll see what happens." Then these presidents, not four months into his tenure, started jumping ship for what they thought was a larger, faster payout. "Cowardly and fraudulent" are too gentle to describe the actions of these "Doctors of Higher Education," but that reflects more on them than it does on Benson. While I still don't think he's the right answer for this conference as commissioner, I don't see anything that could have been done differently to keep the conference viable once these schools left. Wright Waters made himself a laughingstock and a villain by catering to Western Kentucky for the majority of his career as commissioner, I'm sure Benson is trying to avoid even the hint of partiality by skirting this name issue.
    So he is trying to avoid a hint of partiality by allowing one school to dictate what another school is called by the conference? No. He is quite clearly catering to the schools who have no hope of ever leaving the conference by catering to their whims. If he were "trying to avoid even the hint of partiality" in the name issue, he would call every school the name that the school chose for its athletic branding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcitsh View Post
    I'm sure Benson is trying to avoid even the hint of partiality by skirting this name issue.
    Wouldn't want to dirty that tattered skirt of his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    So he is trying to avoid a hint of partiality by allowing one school to dictate what another school is called by the conference? No. He is quite clearly catering to the schools who have no hope of ever leaving the conference by catering to their whims. If he were "trying to avoid even the hint of partiality" in the name issue, he would call every school the name that the school chose for its athletic branding.
    Which is why I think it's even dumber, he should be catering to the schools who could leave. I would tell ulm to luck my scrotum... What are they gonna do? Leave the sunbelt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    So he is trying to avoid a hint of partiality by allowing one school to dictate what another school is called by the conference? No. He is quite clearly catering to the schools who have no hope of ever leaving the conference by catering to their whims. If he were "trying to avoid even the hint of partiality" in the name issue, he would call every school the name that the school chose for its athletic branding.
    VO, he doesn't get it. He refuses to acknowledge the fact that Benson "did" choose a side. That fact cancels his original post. He can't have that. Benson did choose sides. The more intelligent neutral position would have been, "These are the athletic names given to me by the respective schools. If the universities have differences amongst themselves, they need to seek the solution elsewhere."

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    Which is why I think it's even dumber, he should be catering to the schools who could leave. I would tell ulm to luck my scrotum... What are they gonna do? Leave the sunbelt?
    Leaving the SBC... at almost any expense... is becoming a growing priority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    So he is trying to avoid a hint of partiality by allowing one school to dictate what another school is called by the conference? No. He is quite clearly catering to the schools who have no hope of ever leaving the conference by catering to their whims. If he were "trying to avoid even the hint of partiality" in the name issue, he would call every school the name that the school chose for its athletic branding.
    Ok, believe what you will. I agree, he should be calling us Louisiana and them ULM, but he has made up his mind on how he will handle this, at least for now, and I doubt any of us will be able to convince him he is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcitsh View Post
    Ok, believe what you will. I agree, he should be calling us Louisiana and them ULM, but he has made up his mind on how he will handle this, at least for now, and I doubt any of us will be able to convince him he is wrong.
    I agree that we are unlikely to change his mind, but to say that he is innocent and that he is an inappropriate target is just not correct.

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    Default Re: 2013 Staking a Claim for Louisiana

    every ciavhes shirt was either a huge louisiana or ragin cajuns think they made their point


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    Td


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    D comes up big. Course ringo looked like a buffalo running the ball


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    Quote Originally Posted by billbeck451 View Post
    D comes up big. Course ringo looked like a buffalo running the ball
    Why am I confused?

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    Because for some reason, Bill Beck decided to post a game comment on a thread that has been dormant for nearly a year...


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