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4 minutes ago, UofMTigers said:

I simply mentioned CSU as a potential all-sports addition while if we went the AF route (with their approval of course) it would be a football only deal...so yes, one or the other.

So AFA.  CSU says no thanks. 

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Yeah it always plays like that.  A guy who gets hired by a bunch of presidents tells them what to do..I don't know how things work in your town but generally the folks that sign the checks decide stuff..

But, I have exactly no problem firing Thompson.  I neither support or oppose him..I don't think he is the key piece one way or the other.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Headbutt said:

That's a confusing take.  Boise wanted to up the ransom, the presidents said no.  Boise threatened to sue, and the presidents said no.  Boise backed down.  If denying Boise's demands is steamrolling Boise, then they steamrolled Boise.  No "bluff" involved. 

There should be some sort of resolution in a year or three, but I doubt anyone will consider it truly resolved.

 

Did you miss where the only two options were to either end Boise's re-entry deal now or in six years? They voted to end Boise's deal in six years. Two presidents voted to end it immediately.

That's where they tried to steamroll Boise. Now, according to the San Diego paper they've voted to not end it in six years, under the condition that Boise stops the lawsuit.

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13 minutes ago, Headbutt said:

So AFA.  CSU says no thanks. 

Air Force says no too. In fact, they already did. Air Force  has problems with the MWC but it's problems you have by being in a conference. If AF does anything it will be going independent.

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1 minute ago, Ibanez said:

Air Force says no too. In fact, they already did. Air Force  has problems with the MWC but it's problems you have by being in a conference. If AF does anything it will be going independent.

True.  Calhoun's big gripe was travel.  The AAC won't improve that situation.

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40 minutes ago, CV147 said:

Did you miss where the only two options were to either end Boise's re-entry deal now or in six years? They voted to end Boise's deal in six years. Two presidents voted to end it immediately.

That's where they tried to steamroll Boise. Now, according to the San Diego paper they've voted to not end it in six years, under the condition that Boise stops the lawsuit.

The only thing I've read from a MWC official was Hair saying that this was likely the last time that Boise would negotiate their deal separately.  That would imply that they did do so this time.  That and Boise asked for more money and was told no.  The rest is stuff that somebody heard from some guys girlfriend, who's mom works in an AD somewhere.

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Just now, Headbutt said:

True.  Calhoun's big gripe was travel.  The AAC won't improve that situation.

Travel is a big part of it. Id like to see Air Force go indy if it helps the players from getting behind on campus duties. I'd also like to see SJSU drop down. Problem is, next year with who they have coming back, Sparta might make some noise, especially if they find a halfway decent replacement for Love.

Have Navy go independent and the AAC wouldn't have to worry about a 12th member down the road.

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7 minutes ago, Headbutt said:

True.  Calhoun's big gripe was travel.  The AAC won't improve that situation.

People are not giving the MWC AD's enough credit for the TV deal either. About $4 million a piece for 6 years, none of it on a streaming network. And they have more they are in the process on making a deal on. It may not be as much money up front but it is the smarter contract to be in. In six years the MWC will sign another 6-8 year media deal and most likely it will be more than the AAC deal now.

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10 minutes ago, Ibanez said:

People are not giving the MWC AD's enough credit for the TV deal either. About $4 million a piece for 6 years, none of it on a streaming network. And they have more they are in the process on making a deal on. It may not be as much money up front but it is the smarter contract to be in. In six years the MWC will sign another 6-8 year media deal and most likely it will be more than the AAC deal now.

I thought Thompson negotiates the tv deals by himself..

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2 minutes ago, Ibanez said:

People are not giving the MWC AD's enough credit for the TV deal either. About $4 million a piece for 6 years, none of it on a streaming network. And they have more they are in the process on making a deal on. It may not be as much money up front but it is the smarter contract to be in. In six years the MWC will sign another 6-8 year media deal and most likely it will be more than the AAC deal now.

the past 90 days shows the kind of drama that comes with an unbalanced revenue distribution. I'm totally happy with Memphis getting 6.94 million from ESPN. 66% of AAC football games will appear on ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/ABC while 34% of AAC basketball games will appear on ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/ABC or CBSSN those are the games folks want to watch. I'm fine with giving games like ECU vs Tulsa football, USF vs Tulane basketball, AAC baseball, or AAC women's basketball, etc to ESPN+ so they can grow inventory and viewership. 

with that said, Memphis came from CUSA where we made 1.1 million per year from our weak TV deal, no team ever made a BCS or Access Bowl, Memphis hoops would disappear from TV once we got into conference play...we never dreamed we would play for Liberty or Cotton Bowls while getting ~7 million to play on ESPN/ABC

I'm sure a team like Cincy who got accustomed to that Big East money would see it different.

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1 hour ago, Headbutt said:

That's a confusing take.  Boise wanted to up the ransom, the presidents said no.  Boise threatened to sue, and the presidents said no.  Boise backed down.  If denying Boise's demands is steamrolling Boise, then they steamrolled Boise.  No "bluff" involved. 

There should be some sort of resolution in a year or three, but I doubt anyone will consider it truly resolved.

 

That is not at all what transpired.  Boise asked to negotiate, Thompson said he would bring it up for discusion and advocate on Boise's behalf.  At the "discussion" the presidents decided to hold a vote to end the Boise deal in 6 years.  Tromp then shoved her dick down each of their throats, the presidents backed down and agreed the deal would be for the duration of Boise's time in the MWC, moving forward, and it is not done yet.  More to come.

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53 minutes ago, Headbutt said:

True.  Calhoun's big gripe was travel.  The AAC won't improve that situation.

Weird gripe. He's got 3 opponents within a bus ride of AFA. That's the best AFA is ever going to get wrt travel. 

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18 minutes ago, halfmanhalfbronco said:

That is not at all what transpired.  Boise asked to negotiate, Thompson said he would bring it up for discusion and advocate on Boise's behalf.  At the "discussion" the presidents decided to hold a vote to end the Boise deal in 6 years.  Tromp then shoved her dick down each of their throats, the presidents backed down and agreed the deal would be for the duration of Boise's time in the MWC, moving forward, and it is not done yet.  More to come.

Sure.  OK.

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1 hour ago, nvspuds said:

I thought Thompson negotiates the tv deals by himself..

Nope. Thompson and 5 MW AD"s. Probably even more involved behind the scenes.

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33 minutes ago, Headbutt said:

Sure.  OK.

I mean, that is exactly how it played out.  Boise wanted to negotiate, the MWC said no.  The MWC presidents voted to end the Boise deal in 6 years.  Boise said no, filed a suit and exercised their legally negotiated veto until the MWC presidents caved and voted 10-2 to honor the clearly outlined terms of the re-entry fee, that being it lasts for the duration of the partnership.  That is not me trolling, that is simply the facts of how it played out.

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15 minutes ago, halfmanhalfbronco said:

I mean, that is exactly how it played out.  Boise wanted to negotiate, the MWC said no.  The MWC presidents voted to end the Boise deal in 6 years.  Boise said no, filed a suit and exercised their legally negotiated veto until the MWC presidents caved and voted 10-2 to honor the clearly outlined terms of the re-entry fee, that being it lasts for the duration of the partnership.  That is not me trolling, that is simply the facts of how it played out.

OK.  Not how I read it, but OK.

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28 minutes ago, Ibanez said:

Nope. Thompson and 5 MW AD"s. Probably even more involved behind the scenes.

I am told everyday on this here board that Thompson does everything and totally in charge.  I am confused.

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21 hours ago, nvspuds said:

If I was Thompson I would quit.  The presidents have messed up everything.

Why would he quit?  Who else is going to pay him $600k+ annually to be terrible at his job?

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