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    ........So still waiting for a rebuttal of sorts when we are called ull, Lafayette, UL laf, etc, that coach refers to them as state......example..."well we have had some great matchups in basketball and softball and won 2 this year in baseball. It is sure to be a fun thing when the Louisiana Cajuns and state match up. Tough playing state in BR." Can you imagine the tiger poo poo postings???

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    ........So still waiting for a rebuttal of sorts when we are called ull, Lafayette, UL laf, etc, that coach refers to them as state......example..."well we have had some great matchups in basketball and softball and won 2 this year in baseball. It is sure to be a fun thing when the Louisiana Cajuns and state match up. Tough playing state in BR." Can you imagine the tiger poo poo postings???
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    If they want to still call us ULL or Louisiana Lafayette, or UL Lafayette, we call them State instead of LSU to get them riled up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    If they want to still call us ULL or Louisiana Lafayette, or UL Lafayette, we call them State instead of LSU to get them riled up.
    I think A&M BR would be better

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    They can call us whatever the hell they want as long as we beat them.... winning and time will help us.


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    Interesting interview with head of Softball Selection Committee:

    http://www.justinsworldofsoftball.co...-natalie-shock


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    Winning a regional would be impressive with the hitting limitations the squad deals with. However, from a national perspective NIT basketball (even when dwarfed by the NCAA) will always gets more attention than any softball game. Simply a factor of of the northern portion of the country not paying attention to a female diamond sport. I understand that may not be the view of some of our softball supporters due to the passion with which they support their favorite program. My point is not to disrespect those positions or the accomplishments of the female athletes which represent us with class. It is simply to point out how things are viewed nationally.
    Not sure what you're trying to say Mike? Men's NIT or women's.

    Softball is one of the fastest growing sports period. No women's sports create a blip on macro level, but you'd be wrong to dismiss softball. It's growing in all areas. Naturally it's not going to be big in cities like NY because of land use. But it's big in red counties who way outnumber blue counties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Not sure what you're trying to say Mike? Men's NIT or women's.

    Softball is one of the fastest growing sports period. No women's sports create a blip on macro level, but you'd be wrong to dismiss softball. It's growing in all areas. Naturally it's not going to be big in cities like NY because of land use. But it's big in red counties who way outnumber blue counties.
    Yeah...I've got to be honest, and I know basketball, even the NIT, likely moves the needle more than Softball Regionals.

    But I'd sure as hell get more excited about our girls pulling an upset and going to a Super Regional, which is reserved for only 16 teams in the country, than any win we'd get in the NIT, which means we were left out of the Top 64.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    ........So still waiting for a rebuttal of sorts when we are called ull, Lafayette, UL laf, etc, that coach refers to them as state......example..."well we have had some great matchups in basketball and softball and won 2 this year in baseball. It is sure to be a fun thing when the Louisiana Cajuns and state match up. Tough playing state in BR." Can you imagine the tiger poo poo postings???
    Who gives a ____? How we compete on the field is what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    If they want to still call us ULL or Louisiana Lafayette, or UL Lafayette, we call them State instead of LSU to get them riled up.
    Got it. I must say, if there are two souls we can rely upon to play the name game fight, its you and Boomer! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCajun View Post
    Interesting interview with head of Softball Selection Committee:

    http://www.justinsworldofsoftball.co...-natalie-shock
    Interesting but very predictable interview. Too many "softball" questions and typical answers avoiding some issues. I wish he would have asked how anyone can justify the SEC hosting 9 regionals. She said they don't look at the fact that all SEC teams got in. BS.

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    Interesting but very predictable interview. Too many "softball" questions and typical answers avoiding some issues. I wish he would have asked how anyone can justify the SEC hosting 9 regionals. She said they don't look at the fact that all SEC teams got in. BS.
    Chairman says they do not pay attention to conferences, but to body of work, bad losses, RPI as starting element. - Chairman lost credibility to me when she said they did not consider Conferences, but strength of schedule, when we all know Strength of Schedule is artificially built into being on a SEC schedule. Agree on BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Winning a regional would be impressive with the hitting limitations the squad deals with. However, from a national perspective NIT basketball (even when dwarfed by the NCAA) will always gets more attention than any softball game. Simply a factor of of the northern portion of the country not paying attention to a female diamond sport. I understand that may not be the view of some of our softball supporters due to the passion with which they support their favorite program. My point is not to disrespect those positions or the accomplishments of the female athletes which represent us with class. It is simply to point out how things are viewed nationally.
    I would like to see the most current tv numbers for NCAA Softball vs. men's NIT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragin50 View Post
    Interesting but very predictable interview. Too many "softball" questions and typical answers avoiding some issues. I wish he would have asked how anyone can justify the SEC hosting 9 regionals. She said they don't look at the fact that all SEC teams got in. BS.
    The fact of the matter is that the SEC teams had higher RPI's, higher SOS, and more quality wins than teams in other conferences. If one looks strictly at the numbers, it was a no brainer that 9 SEC hosted regionals.

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    The fact of the matter is that the SEC teams had higher RPI's, higher SOS, and more quality wins than teams in other conferences. If one looks strictly at the numbers, it was a no brainer that 9 SEC hosted regionals.
    They have high RPIs, SOS, and quality wins because they are ranked highly in the preseason and play each other. They can't help but have an artificially high RPI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reality Check View Post
    The fact of the matter is that the SEC teams had higher RPI's, higher SOS, and more quality wins than teams in other conferences. If one looks strictly at the numbers, it was a no brainer that 9 SEC hosted regionals.
    Fewest road wins of any conference that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Fewest road wins of any conference that matters.
    Very telling point, Turb. Probably why SEC is so desperate to have home hosts!! Why Minnesota last year was shipped to #16 Alabama last year - Alabama likely could not have won on Minnesota's home court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCajun View Post
    Chairman says they do not pay attention to conferences, but to body of work, bad losses, RPI as starting element. - Chairman lost credibility to me when she said they did not consider Conferences, but strength of schedule, when we all know Strength of Schedule is artificially built into being on a SEC schedule. Agree on BS.
    I get where you are coming from but the SEC had an extremely good year. Eleven of the thirteen teams were in the RPI top 20. There lowest ranked team was Ole Miss at 40. I don't think it would have been hard to leave Missouri or Ole Miss out of the field but it is also hard to argue against having them in the field.

    I think a measure that should get more attention is how teams faired on the road. With that said keep in mind that is a metric that the Cajuns actually take advantage of by not playing many non-conference road games.

    As far as hosting goes you once again can't argue with what happened based on the process that is in place. That process right now is that "in general" the top 16 teams are going to host. Now I'm not saying that process is the right process. If you want to grow the sport and find out just how much home field advantage plays then maybe you open things up a little bit. I certainly think the top 8 deserve to host but maybe the next eight sites have additional criteria. You could spread the wealth a little bit by looking at say the top thirty teams and awarding some bids to schools who have never hosted before. You could also try and spread it out between more conferences etc. I don't think that is being "unfair" but for now that isn't the process.

    With that said..... Baylor got hosed. They should have hosted over Arkansas.

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