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    The Cajuns - Middle game is on Wednesday Night?

    I was told Scott Farmer was to blame, but I've met him and doesn't seem like an idiot.

    The game is NOT going to be televised anywhere outside of Lafayette that I can find [and I have some resources]

    So we are taking a late season conference game that means quite a bit to both teams [and it isn't that much of a surprise to either school] and cutting attendence etc in half for ZERO T.V. revenue.... the purpose can't be to psis off the fan base, or can it?

    I think that moving a Saturday Home game to Wednesday at 6 is stupid, but there must be a reason why that I just don't get.

    Someone please enlighten me.... please.
    I'm begging.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirogue View Post
    _ The Cajuns - Middle game is on Wednesday Night?

    I was told Scott Farmer was to blame, but I've met him and doesn't seem like an idiot.

    The game is NOT going to be televised anywhere outside of Lafayette that I can find [and I have some resources]

    So we are taking a late season conference game that means quite a bit to both teams [and it isn't that much of a surprise to either school] and cutting attendence etc in half for ZERO T.V. revenue.... the purpose can't be to psis off the fan base, or can it?

    I think that moving a Saturday Home game to Wednesday at 6 is stupid, but there must be a reason why that I just don't get.

    Someone please enlighten me.... please.
    I'm begging. _
    I'm with you, Pirogue. I don't get that. I thought the ONLY reason to move it from a regular Saturday slot to a week night was to get a chance to be on national TV. No other reason makes any sense. I really do not like it in any event, but at least if it was on TV then an argument could be made for the publicity benefits.

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    Trigger's post says that it is on national TV

    -Why would it not be on the national stage when other Wednesday night college games have???? Always thought that this was the only reason and that there might be a conference deal also!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirogue View Post
    _ The Cajuns - Middle game is on Wednesday Night?

    I was told Scott Farmer was to blame, but I've met him and doesn't seem like an idiot.

    The game is NOT going to be televised anywhere outside of Lafayette that I can find [and I have some resources]

    So we are taking a late season conference game that means quite a bit to both teams [and it isn't that much of a surprise to either school] and cutting attendence etc in half for ZERO T.V. revenue.... the purpose can't be to psis off the fan base, or can it?

    I think that moving a Saturday Home game to Wednesday at 6 is stupid, but there must be a reason why that I just don't get.

    Someone please enlighten me.... please.
    I'm begging. _
    ESPN Regional

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    Trigger's post says that it is on national TV

    -Why would it not be on the national stage when other Wednesday night college games have???? Always thought that this was the only reason and that there might be a conference deal also!!!


    The UL vs. MT game is NOT on National TV. ESPN and ESPN2 are carrying NCAA Basketball games and COX sports is carrying the Hornets game. This game isnt even being shown locally. Boomer I have no clue why we are playing this game on a Wednesday night, but this game will be a disaster attendence-wise. Students are gearing up for finals and final projects and the general public will have a hard time getting to Cajun Field at 6pm for a midweek contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumroll View Post
    _ ESPN Regional _
    Show me...

    ESPN Gameplan is over...
    ESPN+ is just a film crew... it isn't a station....
    ESPNU is playing a rerun game...

    NO ONE outside of Cox 4 [Whatever that is] is going to broadcast this.

    For this we screw our seniors on senior night.
    For this we slash our attendence statistics.

    The kickoff is at 6
    working people, most of the get off at 5

    What the F???

    it's gonna be a fantastic gameday experience isn't it.

    It was a STUPID move, and I would love for someone to explain why the Athletic department would have done something so stupid....

    Can we expect more of this?

    I was told it was Scott Farmer's idea.
    If that's true, either he has a good explaination, or we are in deep [you know what].

    It just sucks that we could end the season with so few people cheering our best senior class in decades....

    and for what?

    NO logical reason.

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    Cox 4 isn't showing the game either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun77 View Post
    _ Cox 4 isn't showing the game either. _
    SWEET!

    BRILLIANT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirogue View Post



    SWEET!

    BRILLIANT!

    Good times indeed.

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    espn360.com is showing it, I guess that classifies as national tv?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BabbForHeisman View Post
    _ espn360.com is showing it, I guess that classifies as national tv? _
    It's on ESPN Gameplan folks

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    There is a replay on Cox Sports (statewide) on Thursday at 7pm.

    Simply pathetic that this game is on a Wednesday night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drumroll View Post
    It's on ESPN Gameplan folks
    sorry not a good enough reason to move a game to Wednesday night.

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    and that's on where?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirogue View Post
    _ and that's on where? _
    http://proxy.espn.go.com/ncf/gamepla...viewpage&ccv=0

    If you have it, it's one of the regional games you can watch on TV or the internet, or you can pay for it PPV as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirogue View Post
    _ The Cajuns - Middle game is on Wednesday Night?

    I was told Scott Farmer was to blame, but I've met him and doesn't seem like an idiot.

    The game is NOT going to be televised anywhere outside of Lafayette that I can find [and I have some resources]

    So we are taking a late season conference game that means quite a bit to both teams [and it isn't that much of a surprise to either school] and cutting attendence etc in half for ZERO T.V. revenue.... the purpose can't be to psis off the fan base, or can it?

    I think that moving a Saturday Home game to Wednesday at 6 is stupid, but there must be a reason why that I just don't get.

    Someone please enlighten me.... please.
    I'm begging. _
    I believe the conference office was responsible for this scheduling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer58 View Post
    _ I believe the conference office was responsible for this scheduling. _
    I was told Scott Farmer assistant AD.... specifically I was told

    "You are going to have to ask Scott Farmer why he did that crap."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirogue View Post
    _ I was told Scott Farmer assistant AD.... specifically I was told

    "You are going to have to ask Scott Farmer why he did that crap." _
    Maybe he's still working for Troy ... undercover! j/k

    Bad decision, regardless of who's call it was.

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    Chances are the Independence bowl will choose between Ark St. and UL as both teams will be 6-6 if Ark St. loses to Troy. It may come down to season attendance and predicted ticket sales at the bowl game. We have had a great season as for ticket sales. It would be a shame if we blow it by only bringing 10,000 to this last game which would not look good on TV or the minds of the bowl committee. We need to get at least 15,000 there.

    UL attendance avg.: 23,005
    Ark St.: 21,105

    Just to stay ahead of Ark St. in season attendance average we need to bring 13,506. This will put us 1st in the conference in attendance.

    A bad showing and we could dip below Ark St. and also having a bad showing days before the committe selects a team is also not good.

    We are asking the team to do there part so lets do ours. We here are not used to UL being in this situation but when a team is competing for a bowl spot this is what it is like. So we as fans need to do our part and show up and do our best to bring someone who would not come on there own.

    Lets Geaux Bowling Cajuns!


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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Town Cajun View Post
    Chances are the Independence bowl will choose between Ark St. and UL as both teams will be 6-6 if Ark St. loses to Troy. It may come down to season attendance and predicted ticket sales at the bowl game. We have had a great season as for ticket sales. It would be a shame if we blow it by only bringing 10,000 to this last game which would not look good on TV or the minds of the bowl committee. We need to get at least 15,000 there.

    UL attendance avg.: 23,005
    Ark St.: 21,105

    Just to stay ahead of Ark St. in season attendance average we need to bring 13,506. This will put us 1st in the conference in attendance.

    A bad showing and we could dip below Ark St. and also having a bad showing days before the committe selects a team is also not good.

    We are asking the team to do there part so lets do ours. We here are not used to UL being in this situation but when a team is competing for a bowl spot this is what it is like. So we as fans need to do our part and show up and do our best to bring someone who would not come on there own.

    Lets Geaux Bowling Cajuns!

    None of this means anything if we lose to MT Wednesday night.

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