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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I would be ok with not having CIT games count on coaches records. That is not my point. There are some football teams that do not deserve bowl games which get to do so due to number of them. Roughly 60 percent of FBS schools play in bowls while the number of D1 basketball teams on post season play counting the pay tournaments gives a percentage of roughly 45. Both sports have teams that do not deserve post season play do so. As i said earlier, football number may drop as finances will force more bowl games to be canceled. Disney is not happy with ESPN performance and that may impact the situation.
    100% of NCAA eligible schools participate in the playoff process. You win your conference regular season championship or the tournament and you're in. The football side has never had anything approaching this in FBS.

    Frankly I've got a bigger problem with the bowl whiners than participants. As long as the FBS world is a popularity contest we need all bowls. Their financial success is on their committees.

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    It's holding most universities up at gunpoint for guaranteed ticket sales to force profit to not-for-profit bowls. That should turn anyone from "pro"-bowls to "why the ____ are we allowing this ____ to happen"-bowls.
    Bowls are forcing schools to accept bowl bids?

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    Yes, you cannot turn down a bowl. Look what happened to LTUR. Damage lasted exactly one season.


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    I cant tell if you two are serious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    I'm just waiting for him to call me a leftist...that's when ____ gets real.
    Leftist

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    I'm just waiting for him to call me a leftist...that's when ____ gets real.
    Well you're a leftist socialist. Own it, wear it. Most leftist prefer a code name progressive. Constantly progressing to meddle in everyone else's lives.

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    classic - another thread that ends in an argument that nobody knows what the argument is even about


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    Getting back on topic, I'm somewhat amazed that the bigwigs here in Lafayette haven't put forth an effort to bring a bowl game to Cajun Field. It could be a huge moneymaker for the city and the entire region during what typically is a quiet time (in terms of festivals and events) in Acadiana.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IndiaPaleAle View Post
    Getting back on topic, I'm somewhat amazed that the bigwigs here in Lafayette haven't put forth an effort to bring a bowl game to Cajun Field. It could be a huge moneymaker for the city and the entire region during what typically is a quiet time (in terms of festivals and events) in Acadiana.
    that's an excellent point... I was also thinking that if san diego struggled part of reason could be higher expenses to go there, (although more people would want to go and have more to offer) may be a double edged sword.... strange too they would announce this after chargers leaving, seems they would want to use the stadium for as many games as possible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    that's an excellent point... I was also thinking that if san diego struggled part of reason could be higher expenses to go there, (although more people would want to go and have more to offer) may be a double edged sword.... strange too they would announce this after chargers leaving, seems they would want to use the stadium for as many games as possible...
    I thought about the Chargers part, too, but San Diego may be holding out hope for a return of the Chargers. With the Raiders' chances of moving to Las Vegas getting slimmer by the day, the Chargers may have to go crawling back to San Diego when (a) Los Angeles fans don't flock to their games and/or (b) Mark Davis tries to move the Raiders to L. A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndiaPaleAle View Post
    I thought about the Chargers part, too, but San Diego may be holding out hope for a return of the Chargers. With the Raiders' chances of moving to Las Vegas getting slimmer by the day, the Chargers may have to go crawling back to San Diego when (a) Los Angeles fans don't flock to their games and/or (b) Mark Davis tries to move the Raiders to L. A.
    The Raiders said they'd kick up their portion of the stadium funding by $650M to a total of $1B to make up for the company that dropped out. I think they are also committed by contract to stay in Oakland another two years.

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    Cajunmike- I think if bowls are reduced from 40 to 30, it will be bad for us. It would mean 18-20 more G5 teams stay at home during postseason. Possibly 1 or 2 P5 teams would lose out on an annual basis. Bowls are a reward for the fans as well as the universities.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunPride View Post
    Cajunmike- I think if bowls are reduced from 40 to 30, it will be bad for us. It would mean 18-20 more G5 teams stay at home during postseason. Possibly 1 or 2 P5 teams would lose out on an annual basis. Bowls are a reward for the fans as well as the universities.
    Bowls are and should be a reward for the players. You run stadiums with them in January at 4:30 am?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunPride View Post
    Cajunmike- I think if bowls are reduced from 40 to 30, it will be bad for us. It would mean 18-20 more G5 teams stay at home during postseason. Possibly 1 or 2 P5 teams would lose out on an annual basis. Bowls are a reward for the fans as well as the universities.
    If we go 7 and 5, we will still be in a bowl if the no. drops to 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    If we go 7 and 5, we will still be in a bowl if the no. drops to 30.
    Why the hate for bowls? No one is required to watch one, and none are more or less important now that only the final four and national championship mean anything at all.

    The last time I checked absolutely nobody had their season tickets cancelled for not going to a bowl game. I can tell you, as bad as this season was, it was way better the day we got the NOLA bid, and I had an absolute blast at the NOLA bowl, and at the pre game festivities and I live eight minuets from the French Quarter. The NOLA with Louisiana in it is one of the few instances I fight the traffic to go into there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    So your own experiences should be the only justification for bowl games? That's such a Leftist way to think.
    leftist vs leftist??? lmao!!!! he doesn't sound leftist because he didn't say someone paid his way

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    But his experiences are so much important than brutal common sense. That's snowflake territory. That's millennial talk.
    great point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    So your own experiences should be the only justification for bowl games? That's such a Leftist way to think.
    You insult a patriot and big Cajun fan because he enjoyed a bowl experience with his team. That is out of line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunPride View Post
    You insult a patriot and big Cajun fan because he enjoyed a bowl experience with his team. That is out of line.
    Whoa a snowflake and a white knight....how are all these libtards commies invading our site!!

    Relax guys..it's just football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Why the hate for bowls? No one is required to watch one, and none are more or less important now that only the final four and national championship mean anything at all.

    The last time I checked absolutely nobody had their season tickets cancelled for not going to a bowl game. I can tell you, as bad as this season was, it was way better the day we got the NOLA bid, and I had an absolute blast at the NOLA bowl, and at the pre game festivities and I live eight minuets from the French Quarter. The NOLA with Louisiana in it is one of the few instances I fight the traffic to go into there.
    I don't hate the bowls. I watch the major games and the ones involving the SBC teams. I am only predicting the financial situation will cause more to fold and the final no. will be around 30. With 40 bowls 80 teams out of 128 FBS teams participate. That to me indicates teams that do not "deserve" post season play get to do so. That is a much higher percentage than D1 basketball teams that go to post season play, even when you add the pay to play tournaments. I won't argue that some of the basketball teams that play in those also do not deserve post season play. The FACT is however the percentage of those is not as high as it is in football.

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