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On a rival teams board? Ya think?? :Laughing:  :Laughing:
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So what about conference membership discussion??? †I kinda forgot the topic over the last 3 or 4 pages.

:Big-Grin:Here is the latest article I read, and it makes it sound like staying put with 11 teams seems the most logical step for the conference.† And the teams that seem to have the most buzz about them are BYU, Army, and Boise State but those seem highly unlikely.

AAC unlikely to replace Connecticut soon in football or basketball
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JulesFIU07 said

jgf2017 said

I literally canít believe this is actually a debate whether people would rather live in PBC (even Broward) over Miami. It is a proven fact that people who are considering moving to South Florida almost exclusively flock to PBC because itís a much more pleasant area. PBG recently got voted the nicest city to live in in Florida. And PBG though north of the main campus can deifinitely
Be considered FAU territory and if not can be in the future. Thereís a big campus in Jupiter just in case anyone forgot.†
Posted On: Jun 30th 2019, 9:58 AM #387030



Guess I should have included a trigger warning…
Posted On: Jun 30th 2019, 12:05 PM #387031

If your assertions were even remotely based in fact, then we would not be so "triggered."



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I am comfortable with staying in CUSA.

Everyone keeps saying moving up does wonders for a school, but has a school like Tulane experienced any changed?

Plus, if we move up we may not end up sharing in the proverbial pot of gold anyway, a la the Rutgers & Maryland treatment.


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GeorgiaOwl said

On a rival teams board? Ya think?? :Laughing:  :Laughing:
Posted On: Jun 30th 2019, 2:31 PM #387032



Haha, it isnít even like I trashed PBC, all I really said is that Miami is doing really well; and I certainly didnít trash FAU, but I guess it is hard for some people to hear that FIU is doing ok too? †

I donít know, if it makes people feel better to think of FIU as an institution on the precipice of collapse; and Miami as some Syria-like war zone that people are fleeing from and avoiding, despite the better than 10% population growth rate and rising property values, so be it.

I just wanted to set the record straight.

Anyway, I donít know what the AAC has planned. †I am sure ESPN can renegotiate their contract, which might force them to add a school, but how they go about doing that, I have no idea.

If all they care about is available eyes on screens, the only two big markets they donít hit are Atlanta and Miami. †If they care about gaps in the map they are probably looking at ODU, UAB, or MTSU. †If they care about sustained success and a strong following then App State is probably your best bet.

Really it is a crap shoot.
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How do you let this guy stay on here? I'm personally insulted this guy hasn't been banned.
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Let's just focus on the fantasy of changing conferences and ignore the reality of the lack of donations and the real reasons we are not moving up. Let's not cloud everything with facts.  :Big-Grin: Carry on.
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JulesFIU07 said

GeorgiaOwl said

On a rival teams board? Ya think?? :Laughing:  :Laughing:
Posted On: Jun 30th 2019, 2:31 PM #387032



Haha, it isnít even like I trashed PBC, all I really said is that Miami is doing really well; and I certainly didnít trash FAU, but I guess it is hard for some people to hear that FIU is doing ok too? †

I donít know, if it makes people feel better to think of FIU as an institution on the precipice of collapse; and Miami as some Syria-like war zone that people are fleeing from and avoiding, despite the better than 10% population growth rate and rising property values, so be it.

I just wanted to set the record straight.

Anyway, I donít know what the AAC has planned. †I am sure ESPN can renegotiate their contract, which might force them to add a school, but how they go about doing that, I have no idea.

If all they care about is available eyes on screens, the only two big markets they donít hit are Atlanta and Miami. †If they care about gaps in the map they are probably looking at ODU, UAB, or MTSU. †If they care about sustained success and a strong following then App State is probably your best bet.

Really it is a crap shoot.
Posted On: Jun 30th 2019, 5:16 PM #387037

No one said fiu is not doing well. Your statements regarding the surround area not mattering, however, are a bit ridiculous. We have gotten multiple recruits over you just because of the area surrounding fiu (according to those recruit's parents (Ocie Rose and an offensive lineman whose name escapes me to name just two).

As for your statements re: Miami doing better than Palm Beach County in terms of growth and/or welath, I direct you to this article: In Miami, There Are Too Many Condos and Not Enough Foreign Buyers - WSJ.

Also this one regarding Palm Beach: Palm Beach Notches Big-Ticket Home Sales - WSJ.

Regarding Boca specifically from two years ago: Shedding Seinfeld Stereotypes, Boca Property Developers Court Younger Crowd - WSJ

And perhaps the best one from CNBC regarding Boca as the next Miami: Behind Florida real estate

I think most at this point know that Miami is not what it used to be. And the fact that you mention Downtown Miami as a redeeming quality is mind boggling. I used to work in Downtown Miami and there could not have been more homeless people. No socialite or person of wealth would be there past 6 or 7 pm leaving work.


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jgf2017 said

How do you let this guy stay on here? I'm personally insulted this guy hasn't been banned.
Posted On: Jun 30th 2019, 5:44 PM #387038

Lol…Banned for what, having a discussion?†
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First off, this thing about a supposed lack of donations is rather interesting to me. Itís as if people forget how young of a school we are. As has been pointed out, FAU is located in a great area and PBC is a very desirable place to live to say the least. There are people moving in with money. It makes no sense to me to be upset about a supposed lack of donations. I certainly didnít say it it was lawowl and others. Personally I think itís because weíre a young university. I feel thereís incredible room for growth on the donations front with A) all the rich people here and B) from FAU graduates. As far as A, I believe weíre incredibly desirable for rich people to want to donate to and be a part of. This can happen in the next 10-20 years, although I think there will be big projects getting done way sooner. Rich people can donate to FAU and be a part of the school. At that point weíll be in contention to move up hopefully in the next 5 years or so. Weíre in an incredible position and every time someone points out how somehow weíre not good enough, itís only because weíre a young school. As far as this guy Jules, it seems like the natural thing to do is ban this guy. Things are too civil. Do you have any idea how this wouldíve been like at some other forums Iíve been at if a fan of a rival did that
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