More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors

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More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors

Post by Bravesfanpete » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:00 pm

Do NOT kid yourselves! More evidence that shows the media elite’s disdain for mid-majors in the NCAA Tournament. What a bum this guy is! :?


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Post by dogsrus » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:09 am

Everyone can want to see who they want to see.... want in one hand and crap in the other.... see which one fills up first.

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Re: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors

Post by oftenrunning52 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:22 am

Loyola's run this year (and the other basketball mid-majors from the past) is the reason football will never open up their tournament to the have-nots. You'll continue to have the UCFs of the world every few years claiming some mythic national title, but football knows that these upsets are bad for business. It is one of the many reasons why college football will eventually diminish in popularity, influence, and financial stability.
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Re: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors

Post by tribecalledquest » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:35 pm

oftenrunning52 wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:22 am
Loyola's run this year (and the other basketball mid-majors from the past) is the reason football will never open up their tournament to the have-nots. You'll continue to have the UCFs of the world every few years claiming some mythic national title, but football knows that these upsets are bad for business. It is one of the many reasons why college football will eventually diminish in popularity, influence, and financial stability.
No one is forcing universities to stay in the level they are. They can break away, move down, etc.
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Post by illini25 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:44 pm

If Smith is talking about the tournament I don’t think he watched Loyola because he said “they’ve trounced some opponents.”

First 3 wins were by a total of 4 points. So if you disagree with Smith, just chalk it up to the fact he hasn’t watched the games.
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Post by Redbird CC Fan » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:29 pm

Steven A Smith, sports media elite? lol
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Re: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors

Post by oftenrunning52 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:41 am

tribecalledquest wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:35 pm
oftenrunning52 wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:22 am
Loyola's run this year (and the other basketball mid-majors from the past) is the reason football will never open up their tournament to the have-nots. You'll continue to have the UCFs of the world every few years claiming some mythic national title, but football knows that these upsets are bad for business. It is one of the many reasons why college football will eventually diminish in popularity, influence, and financial stability.
No one is forcing universities to stay in the level they are. They can break away, move down, etc.
You are correct, and it shows my point. The Power 5 have decided they have an exclusive club, and they'll be **** if they'll let anyone else in. It's the dumbest move ever because you shrink the number of schools which also means the number of viewers. Eventually, the ESPN/ABC/CBS/FOX money will begin to dry up. Want a comparison? Look at NASCAR. Got too big to fail, changed the rules and made it too expensive for the little guy to compete. Now they're lucky to get 35-36 cars to fill 40 spots (when it used to be 43 spots), grandstands are half empty, good drivers don't have rides, drivers with rides are begging for money on social media, and the TV contract is drying up.
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Re: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors

Post by tribecalledquest » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:08 am

oftenrunning52 wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:41 am
tribecalledquest wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:35 pm
oftenrunning52 wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:22 am
Loyola's run this year (and the other basketball mid-majors from the past) is the reason football will never open up their tournament to the have-nots. You'll continue to have the UCFs of the world every few years claiming some mythic national title, but football knows that these upsets are bad for business. It is one of the many reasons why college football will eventually diminish in popularity, influence, and financial stability.
No one is forcing universities to stay in the level they are. They can break away, move down, etc.
You are correct, and it shows my point. The Power 5 have decided they have an exclusive club, and they'll be **** if they'll let anyone else in. It's the dumbest move ever because you shrink the number of schools which also means the number of viewers. Eventually, the ESPN/ABC/CBS/FOX money will begin to dry up. Want a comparison? Look at NASCAR. Got too big to fail, changed the rules and made it too expensive for the little guy to compete. Now they're lucky to get 35-36 cars to fill 40 spots (when it used to be 43 spots), grandstands are half empty, good drivers don't have rides, drivers with rides are begging for money on social media, and the TV contract is drying up.
I don’t think college football/basketball are anything like NASCAR. Michigan Stats fans are going to be Michigan Stats fans regardless of whether Indiana State is around to compete against.
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Re: More evidence the elites don’t like mid-majors

Post by oftenrunning52 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:28 am

tribecalledquest wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:08 am
oftenrunning52 wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:41 am
tribecalledquest wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:35 pm


No one is forcing universities to stay in the level they are. They can break away, move down, etc.
You are correct, and it shows my point. The Power 5 have decided they have an exclusive club, and they'll be **** if they'll let anyone else in. It's the dumbest move ever because you shrink the number of schools which also means the number of viewers. Eventually, the ESPN/ABC/CBS/FOX money will begin to dry up. Want a comparison? Look at NASCAR. Got too big to fail, changed the rules and made it too expensive for the little guy to compete. Now they're lucky to get 35-36 cars to fill 40 spots (when it used to be 43 spots), grandstands are half empty, good drivers don't have rides, drivers with rides are begging for money on social media, and the TV contract is drying up.
I don’t think college football/basketball are anything like NASCAR. Michigan Stats fans are going to be Michigan Stats fans regardless of whether Indiana State is around to compete against.
As we are constantly reminded of, college sports is a business. More eyeballs and butts in the seats means more money, which is the goal of a business. Basketball at least still understands that by having a tournament that allows the have-nots in (and occasionally the have-nots make a run in the tourney and people tune in to see it). Football tells half the teams in August that they will never have a shot at a national title, that all of them are playing for is one spot in a "major bowl" (and we all know its the last spot foisted upon some poor bowl whose turn it is to host the ugly second cousin), you will be ridiculed as not belonging once you are selected, should you win the game we will claim the team you played wasn't that good and didn't want to play the game anyway, and should you lose the game it just proves that you and your brethren never belonged in the first place. That business model can only last for so long before it becomes too stale and boring.
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