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Thread: McD or Endzone?

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    McD or Endzone?

    All this talk of people wanting McDermott gone got me thinking while driving today...

    Would people rather see McDermott get bought out or would they rather see that money go towards a stadium expansion (bowling in the endzone)?



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    end zone. no doubt about it. i'm a football fan first, wrestling second, mbb third. who's to say we can get someone better anyway??



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    McDermott and the Endzone shouldn't even be talked about in the same sentence due to the variance in money.

    That's like asking if I should buy a new laptop or a new car.



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    This is stupid.
    probably, but so are 95% of the other threads on this site.



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    Option #3

    McD resigns.... South endzone bowled in. Yes Please



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    probably, but so are 95% of the other threads on this site.
    Ha, I was thinking closer to 98%, but who's counting



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    McDermott and the Endzone shouldn't even be talked about in the same sentence due to the variance in money.

    That's like asking if I should buy a new laptop or a new car.

    We are not getting both in the near future. Pollard will have to go ask for quite a bit of money to be able to off McDermott. I wonder how many people would give to both, my guess is not many.



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    McDermott and the Endzone shouldn't even be talked about in the same sentence due to the variance in money.

    That's like asking if I should buy a new laptop or a new car.
    THIS.

    That being said, in some crazy world where we had to pick one or the other.. I'd take the stadium expansion in a heartbeat. Besides, if you thought about it and wanted Mac gone, with some success on the football field that stadium expansion would eventually help to pay Mac off whatever he would have left of his contract by then.. if any.



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    McDermott and the Endzone shouldn't even be talked about in the same sentence due to the variance in money.

    That's like asking if I should buy a new laptop or a new car.
    +1 Apples / oranges

    The Gmac situation will eventually take care of itself even if nothing is done. It's only a matter of time and his contract will expire.

    Bowling in the stadium requires a great deal of action and funding and nothing will happen unless it is put in motion.

    With this being said, endzone, no brainer.


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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    McDermott and the Endzone shouldn't even be talked about in the same sentence due to the variance in money.

    That's like asking if I should buy a new laptop or a new car.
    The couple million that likely some donor would have to fork out to fire McD would go a long way to getting our bowl done.

    Ive had this thought and given some of the earlier rumors that have been on here about the AD wanting to get the end zone done fairly soon, this may be the reason some on the inside believe that McDermott is safe. Decision has been made that the AD would rather put that money towards the endzone than firing McD.



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    The couple million that likely some donor would have to fork out to fire McD would go a long way to getting our bowl done.
    No it wouldn't. We're looking at $60,000,000 from what I've seen to get the end zone done with 2 decks. $2,500,000 is a drop in the bucket (<5%)



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    We don't need 2 decks, imo. One deck would be a massive improvement, and given the small # of people in this state, I think we'd have to beat Iowa for 10 straight years to fill a 2nd.

    That said, I'd prefer the endzone over McD's buyout. I'm all in on football.


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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    All this talk of people wanting McDermott gone got me thinking while driving today...

    Would people rather see McDermott get bought out or would they rather see that money go towards a stadium expansion (bowling in the endzone)?
    I am a big supporter of McDermott getting the boot for his less the stellar performance to date but when this question was posed.... I think the money would be better spent on a program that is starting to pull it's own weight. I want ISU football to be the flagship program in our Athletic Dept. I vote spending on the football program. Then with their success we can fill the war chest and then we can fire GMAC's sorry butt.



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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    No it wouldn't. We're looking at $60,000,000 from what I've seen to get the end zone done with 2 decks. $2,500,000 is a drop in the bucket (<5%)
    Well, firstly, we're probably only going to do the lower deck at this time (while making it upgradeable to a second deck easily). Secondly, you dont fork over all the cash all at once. You just need to raise a certain portion of it (of which 2.5 mil would be a decent chunk of) and then you pay the rest off over time.


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    Re: McD or Endzone?

    I don't think expanding the stadium is too crucial until we are able to fill up the stadium we have now (other than Iowa and Nebraska games).



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