Former Baylor AD No Happy with Baylor

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  1. Gorm

    Gorm Well-Known Member

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  2. Freebird

    Freebird Well-Known Member

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    **** Baylor.
     
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  3. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    For real. Way past due to kick them out and add one of the usual suspects.
     
  4. coolerifyoudid

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    So this guy is trying to make himself out to be a martyr. His poor football program took the blame when the rapes had really been taking place all over the university for a lot longer.

    Yeah, that's much better.

    "Sure, we murdered some people, but, ya know, people have been getting murdered around here for a long time now."

    His quote about the problems tells me all I need to know about him:
    “It’s bad for business … It’s bad for Baylor’s brand, bad for admission, bad for tuition revenue,” McCaw allegedly said of the board’s motivations about the scandal. “And obviously you know Baylor is heavily reliant – it does not have a large endowment, so it’s heavily reliant on tuition revenue. So if there’s a dip in admissions, a dip in tuition revenue, that severely affects the university.”

    How about, it's bad for the ******* women that were raped, you dickhead?
     
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  5. Isu4meandyou

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    It's unfathomable to me Baylor is able to maintain its membership in the Big XII with the threat of litigation, and their right to due process. I find it ironic and DISGUSTING they demand they be given anything, when they apparently denied so many others those same rights.
     
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  6. Sigmapolis

    Sigmapolis Well-Known Member

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    I am no happy with Baylor, too.
     
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  7. CYCLNST8

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    Houston has a much higher ceiling.
     
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  8. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    Well. the conference vetted x number of programs and imo ANY of them are better than Rapelor. That place is rotten to the core, not just football. UH would do just fine.
     
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  9. 3GenClone

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    “Much of the testimony of Mr. McCaw that is selectively quoted in the motion is based on speculation, hearsay and even media reports,” the university added.

    I fu#$ing hate "fake news" and find it sick that Baylor thinks they can use that as an excuse.
     
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  10. VeloClone

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    To be fair we don't know what questions were asked and what other things he said were not sensational enough to print. He might have been asked about concern for the victims and it was not reported or he might not have been asked at all. The first rules of being deposed are you answer the question asked, you don't volunteer anything that wasn't asked and you keep your answer short and concise. I'm not going to crucify him for what was reported he said in a deposition - it is a sound bite; a sound bite from a venue that isn't conducive to expressing your feelings or telling your whole story.
     
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  11. CNECloneFan

    CNECloneFan Well-Known Member

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    We need to dump Baylor and bring in 3 non-Texa$ schools.

    Even if it costs the conference money in the short term, the message needs to be sent.
     
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  12. CychiatricWard

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    How the hell do we get a petition started to get Baylor out of this conference? It is way past due for them to go.
     
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    #14 surly, Jul 6, 2018
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    Personally, I'd take Houston over BU in a nanosecond. But that would take a set of nuts; this conference's leadership has none.
     
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    Eh- it's better than it used to be. We're currently outpacing the ACC & PAC12. Kicking Baylor out would send one hell of a message though. Otherwise it's a wound that continues to fester. Reminds me a bit of the SMU death penalty. Everyone knew the entire SWC was cheating, yet they only nailed the little guy for it.
     
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    The commissioner doesn't have unilateral powers, according to the league's bylaws. The Board of Directors (i.e., the university presidents/chancellors) governs the conference. And, any significant changes require a supermajority (75%) vote.
     
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  17. chuckd4735

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    There are alot of schools I'd take over Baylor, and Houston is not one of them. If the conference wants to keep increasing it's digital footprint and stay ahead of the game, Houston does nothing to help.
     
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  18. Gorm

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    Kick out Baylor. See how committed Arkansas or Nebraska is to their current conferences.

    I could really see Arky making a jump.
     
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    Houston has a population of 2.3 million. If just 1% are sports fans that’s 23,000 people/viewers. If you pitch a digital subscription of $9.99 per month that adds $2.7 million per year- and that’s just 1% of the population. Houston had around 100-200K viewers during ACC play, but had 3.8 million viewers against Texas Tech last year. Even if you skew on the low side and think Houston can only bring 100,000 Big 12 viewers a month, that’s just shy of $1 million per month for a $9.99 streaming service. If Houston can come close to replicating the viewership numbers they had against Texas Tech then its a slam dunk decision to add them to the conference. No other market can guarantee the demand for college football and quantity of viewers.


    All that being said, I don’t think the conference can kick Baylor out - as much as they deserve it.

    http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college-football-tv-ratings/
     
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  20. chuckd4735

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    My point is, other schools out there can do much better. Their overall fanbase is pretty small.
     

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