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RE: UL-L Turned Down Independence Bowl?
(12-05-2013 02:13 PM)slappycajun Wrote:  Notre Dame has played in Shreveport before.

I'm sure ULM v. Notre Dame in Shreveport would get them there. 03-lmfao
12-05-2013 02:44 PM
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RE: UL-L Turned Down Independence Bowl?
Notre Dame is not an option for Shreveport. Every bowl wants the Irish...that doesn't mean they are going to get them.
12-05-2013 02:49 PM
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RE: UL-L Turned Down Independence Bowl?
(12-05-2013 12:10 PM)BraveCajun Wrote:  
(12-05-2013 11:25 AM)CrazyCajun Wrote:  
(12-05-2013 11:07 AM)Louisiana99 Wrote:  
(12-05-2013 10:59 AM)CrazyCajun Wrote:  
(12-05-2013 08:48 AM)Louisiana99 Wrote:  This is false, the I bowl could not have put an offer on the table until after the SEC championship, they are contractually obligated to the ACC and SEC. The Cajuns would be rolling the dice and most likely would miss out on NOLA and IBowl and for what? So wku can get in? Ibowl will take any program from a power5 before us. We are the fat girl at 2am...the backup plan. The Ibowl is upset that we wouldn't be their backup plan. They should have thought of that in 2008 when they took a 6-6 niu over us. Benson wanted us to wait do he could beat his chest about getting 3 teams in. Let's face it, the Cajuns and ASU would be picking up the tab for the 3rd team anyway. 95% chance we wait, ASU is in Nola and we end up in mobile. We rather NOLA and so would you, can't fault us for that. There was never an Ibowl offer on the table. We had an Ibowl off as much as Latech had a liberty bowl offer last year.

We have no offer because UL told them they were accepting the NO Bowl and Notre Dame wasn't completely off the table. To say had we waited one week, UL would be left out in the cold is not correct, the Sun Belt By-Laws state that the champion or co-champions must be placed in a bowl. Do you actually think the NO Bowl was not going to wait one week while Benson was negotiating with the Independence with a sure bet of breaking the attendance record and cashing in? It is irrelevant now, but let's not continue this ongoing myth that UL was going to be left out in the cold.

At what point did I say get left out? But give up Nola for mobile to be the Ibowl's backup backup plan? As soon as we would have agreed to wait...asu would have got Nola and godaddy would have been our backup plan. So everyone gets what they want but is. No thanks, I'll sit my happy arse in the climate controlled dome 2 hours from my house with 45k cajun fans

Just because you have the red arse for the Independence Bowl, it's good business to at least let the two bowls bid against each other. I certainly don't blame our administration for taking the sure thing, but from a financial standpoint, It would have been nice to see what offer they were willing to put on the table.

As for being happy sit your arse in the climate controlled dome 2 hours from my house with 45k cajun fans, I hope you have no part in any future bowl decisions or anyone that thinks like you. No other bowl outside of New Orleans can accomodate Cajun fans in that manner, so you like many Cajun Fans will just not be interested in attending a better bowl game outside of New Orleans. Small time thinking for small time fans!

I am all game for attending the best bowl possible. However this notion that we should accept a bowl bid due to highest payout is no longer relevant in this league. All bowl related revenue is split among member schools after all the expenses of teams bowling teams are reimbursed. UL only took $40k last year after shattering Nola bowl ticket sales records. our administration should choose a bowl based on what the coaches/players want then what the fans desire.

As for this whole I-bowl debate, I say screw them. Not for one second do I believe that they desire a match up that is good for ticket sales in lieu of a good tv match up. They screwed UL over in 2006 for NIU. Now tell me how does that line of thinking back up the notion that care about tickets sales over TV ratings..

And the notion that the NO Bowl is the best option because we took in $40k after expenses and SBC share without knowing exactly what the Indy bowl was willing to put on the table, is strictly opinion. As for what the coaches and players want....that is the better opponent from a BCS conference. If you talked to players and coaches before the NO Bowl was announced, they wanted the best opponent available. Since we weren't willing to talk, we have no idea whom that might have been and how much the Indy Bowl was willing to payout. If the attendance in the NO Bowl is 50k plus and UL is still awarded $500k before expenses and the share, we've been robbed!
12-05-2013 03:18 PM
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Re: RE: UL-L Turned Down Independence Bowl?
(12-05-2013 02:12 PM)dahbeed Wrote:  
(12-05-2013 01:25 PM)ark30inf Wrote:  
(12-05-2013 12:47 PM)WKUFan518 Wrote:  You guys cannot be serious if you think Notre Dame is going to Shreveport Lousiana...If that was their only option they would sit at home....

Depends on the opponent. Getting one that would be acceptable will be difficult though.

what opponent would be acceptable?

bowl guru.

Anyone with a bigger name than U. of Houston?
12-05-2013 03:24 PM
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