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jomo11 said...

Jay- just curious, but your response to the Mocs ranking in the polls was " you dont pay much attention to polls when there is a playoff" ? why is it different with FBS polls , since they now have a playoff ?

August 18, 2014 at 10:22 a.m.
jomo11 said...

Do we really know that cable TV will be the end-all be-all in the future ? What happens if some providers go to cafeteria-style selection of what you pay for ? remember that just 10 years ago Wall Street predicted that cable was dead and streaming was the way to go ? My point is technology could change, to just say that in 10 years this will still be an ATM is rather bold. . . .but it might and I wish them all the luck in the world . . . remember when NASCAR was growing and was going to take over the sports world ?. . . there will be a bubble in this business just like every business in the USA since 1776

August 14, 2014 at 11:21 a.m.
jomo11 said...

qusetion for Hargis on UTC football. If the Mocs beat Jax St. and then finish in 2nd in the SoCon with an 8-4 record, or 9-3 would that get them in the playoffs ? If the Mocs lose to Jax St., would they then need to finish first in the SoCon ? is this the year that the FCS playoffs are expanding the number of teams or was that last year ?

August 13, 2014 at 1:11 p.m.
jomo11 said...

If UTK is deciding between Worley, Dobbs and Peterman and it is close . . . .that signals a very bad upcoming season. None of those three are even close to being good SEC QBs, below average at best

August 12, 2014 at 11:26 a.m.
jomo11 said...

The Tiger dilemma is a tough one. If he is healthy you cant ignore that he COULD be worth 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 points. Does he deserve to be on the team based on this year ? No Does he deserve to be on team based on the last 2 years ? yes . . .AND can the dude hit it straight ? who knows. . .I do agree with Watson's approach of covering his ( Watson's ) behind by putting this "on" Tiger. If US loses cup by close margin, there will be the what-if we had Tiger. If Tiger is on team and fails, then Watson will have to answer. The one difference is in Ryder Cup expereince counts big and Tiger still can make birdies even if he cant put a score together. . . .now if he is hurt, then hopefully Tiger will back out

August 12, 2014 at 11:23 a.m.
jomo11 said...

i also went to Moc scrimmage. Rug is correct the team speed is very noticeable. . .Other wideouts like Will Young and Alphonso Stewart looked good along with always stady Hudson. . . .the young DB's are going to very good, although lacking experience. . . .linebacker Dale Warren is a speedy, hitter

August 11, 2014 at 11:07 a.m.
jomo11 said...

This ruling is going to have VERY LITTLE EFFECT on schools like UTC. First of all UTC does not sign players who have offers from Big 5 schools. The FCS schools have never shared in BCS revenue, so nothing has changed there. The BIg 5, in essence just voted to keep March Madness the same, so no change there. If Big 5 schools don't play UTC in football, it's not that big of deal. 15 years ago when UTC had an operating budget of $ 8 million , BCS schools were paying $ 400,000-$500,00 for those types of games. Now UTC has a budget of $ 15 million and the BCS schools ate still paying $ 400,000 -$500,000. So it's not as big a percentage as it used to be of the overall budget. If those games went away it would not be the end of the world. The new Autonomy ruling also excludes scholarship limits, championships, recruiting and general rules of the game. So no different than before a recruit today doesn't choose UTC over a scholarship from a Big 5 school and that's not going to change with this ruling. As far as schools like UTC this is much ado about nothing

August 10, 2014 at 12:08 p.m.
jomo11 said...

5 or 10 years from now, what if the courts rule that the Big 5 have to share their media revenue with the players, in a meaningful number ? What if some new technology makes cable irrelevant and those network anticipated fees go away ? What if those streams dry up ? What if State governments decide "we dont want our state universities to do this anymore" ? What if The Big 5 lose their tax-exempt staus ( a very real possibility ) ? Then the Big 5 may not like their autonmy so much. We could see a financial collapse of epic proporations. NO BUSINESS in the history of time has a hockey stick growth, there will be a correction and then what will happen is the Big 5 will have to charge $500 to $1,000 for single game tickets to make up the revenue loss and the arm's race in bulidings, facilities and coaches salaries will come crashing down. . . be careful what you wish for . . .

August 8, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.
jomo11 said...

"" Areas that will not fall under the autonomy umbrella include postseason tournaments, transfer policies, scholarship limits, signing day and rules governing on-field play. " this is the part that is a WIN for FCS schools. any change in those WOULD have hurt, but abscense of those and there really is ZERO effect on SoCon schools. . . . .now Sunbelt and MAC - the lower FBS schools, could get hurt

August 7, 2014 at 3:53 p.m.
jomo11 said...

The Big Five vote is a rubber-stamp no use speculating what will happen if it doesnt pass. In fact it is so watered down that even the NON-Big Five are voting in favor. . . . .The Big Five are so greedy that after this the NCAA will no longer be the villan. The press and fans will now shift the greed and distust factor away from the NCAA and towards the Mike Slive's and Jim Delaney's of the world . . . I just love it how Mike Slive says that we care SO MUCH about the student athletes they we are going to ask for autonmy, when the ONLY reason he wants autonmy has NOTHING to do with the welfare of the student-athlete. And he is the pied piper from the Southern Press who are afraid to disagree with him for fear of being "cut-off". . .Come on Mike if you really cared about the student-athlete give them revenue sharing from the SEC network. dont just throw them a bone and say "here is $3,000" for cost of attendence, give the athletes $100,000 or $200,000 and stop bragging about $20 and $40 and $60 million payouts to your member schools.. . . .and the O'bannon case or a new one similar just might force the hand of the Big Five and force them to share revenue with the athletes and THAT will be the day that college sports changes as the SEC's of the world will be forced by the courts to share their revenue or face anti-trust problems and lose their tax free status

August 7, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.
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