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Just wanted to get some ideas going as far as who the SunBelt should target to replace and expand.  Our first order of business should be replacing FIU.  I have the perfect solution:

University of Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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walty12 said

Just wanted to get some ideas going as far as who the SunBelt should target to replace and expand.  Our first order of business should be replacing FIU.  I have the perfect solution:

University of Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

LOL!!!!!! I'm cracking up!

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Would they dominate in soccer? :D
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If you're going to make fun of a country, at least get your stereotypes right. Puerto Ricans are terrible at soccer. The way some of the people on this board make fun of FIU is so ignorant, you can't even laugh at half the jokes.
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nextdoorSTB said

If you're going to make fun of a country, at least get your stereotypes right. Puerto Ricans are terrible at soccer. The way some of the people on this board make fun of FIU is so ignorant, you can't even laugh at half the jokes.

C'mon, my post is kind of funny?

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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walty12 said

nextdoorSTB said

If you're going to make fun of a country, at least get your stereotypes right. Puerto Ricans are terrible at soccer. The way some of the people on this board make fun of FIU is so ignorant, you can't even laugh at half the jokes.

C'mon, my post is kind of funny?

Yeah, that was a little funny, but I'd say at least 85% of FIU "jokes" are horrible attempts at racism. We get it, there's a large spanish-speaking culture in Miami. But the fact of the matter is, even though their student body is unique to only their school, they're making things happen that FAU just can't seem to do. On-campus stadium first, greek housing, conference realignment, and at this point, they're just a better school academically. Keep making fun of how all they do is speak spanish. If you want a job in South Florida, chances are you're going to have learn spanish or work for someone who does.
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nextdoorSTB said

On-campus stadium first
Ok, lets start with that. Technically, yes they had an on campus stadium way before us. But guess what they had an on campus stadium before they even had a football team or even started thinking about creating a football team. It was built to replace Tamiami field and was used mainly for track and field and local H.S. football games.

FAU could've said to boca high hey let's work something out and join together to create your new football stadium across from our campus this way we don't have to pay for it.

nextdoorSTB said

greek housing

Ok, if they have Greek housing on campus then good for them. That is something FAU really needs to do. I've been hearing all the plans for Greek housing since I joined a fraternity in '99. At this point I'll believe it when I see it.

nextdoorSTB said

conference realignment
Because they got picked up by C-USA they did conference realignment better than us? I don't agree with that. Good for them, not all FIU fans are A-holes, there are a few on here who haven't rubbed it in our faces at all and I appreciate that, but lets be real here it's C-USA. They didn't get an invite to the SEC or ACC

nextdoorSTB said

and at this point, they're just a better school academically
No one said they were stupid, I mean they are FIU fans so they can't be too bright but just because a large majority of them speak Spanish, what does that have to do with academics? Did Walty or anyone ever say anything about people who speak Spanish as their first language as being stupid? I know plenty of people who's first language wasn't English and they are certainly not stupid at all.

nextdoorSTB said

Keep making fun of how all they do is speak spanish. If you want a job in South Florida, chances are you're going to have learn spanish or work for someone who does.

Guess what, I work in South Florida, I can walk to FAU from my office and I don't speak Spanish, neither does my boss or the owners of the company. That was a bit of an arrogant statement. I'm Jewish and I'd never say if you work in South Florida chances are you will be working for someone who is Jewish or the owner of your company will be Jewish.

Clearly, you are a member of the Spanish speaking community and I don't think anyone on here has a problem with that. If that is the case, the fact that you can speak 2 languages is pretty remarkable. Some of us (Owlcountry 40) still have trouble mastering 1.

Good things are happening for FIU but let's point out some other facts.. They beat us 2x in the history of their football team and they had to cheat in order to beat us the first time. I've been to FIU's campus a few times, and their football stadium is a joke and their BBall arena is even worse. Not that the Burrow is anything to brag about, but its a lot nicer than their arena.

There are PLENTY of good things happening at FAU as well. Some of them have nothing to do with athletics

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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I was not being racist either and yes I know baseball is VERY popular in Puerto Rico and THEY DO have a National "football" team which plays in CONCAF qualifying for the FIFA World Cup. Don't be so sensitive, that is a BIG part of the problem in this Country and the World nowadays, too sensative and NO sense of humor allowed it seems! Sorry if I offended you or anyone, but lighten up!
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GeorgiaOwl said

that is a BIG part of the problem in this Country and the World nowadays, too sensative and NO sense of humor allowed it seems!

Yup!! It's called the pussification of America. They aren't janitors, they are "custodial engineers" or the garbage man is now a "sanitation engineer". Funny, I don't recall having to earn an engineering degree to pick up garbage for a living

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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nextdoorSTB said

If you're going to make fun of a country, at least get your stereotypes right. Puerto Ricans are terrible at soccer. The way some of the people on this board make fun of FIU is so ignorant, you can't even laugh at half the jokes.

For Heaven's sake LIGHTEN UP!!!

By the way it is not a country, if you are going to criticize a post at least know the difference between a a country and a common wealth, maybe I should lighten up.

GO OWLS!
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