UMass is back in the MAC

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by photoman » Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:34 pm

Uminuteman wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:12 pm
photoman wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:48 pm They needed a home and they got a homeless shelter.
Better than being on the street.
Look, I get it. Just hate reading the press crap with "elevating our institution" with this great move...paraphrasing the Bamford press release. It was any port in a storm, and I'll admit it's been pretty stormy. If we can cut down on the body bag payout games and maybe just be competitive I could come around to accepting MAC 2.0.

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by PreecherJenkins » Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:07 pm

Camby4Life wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:24 pm
PreecherJenkins wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:37 pm congrats to steve83, he can finally shut up :)
Steve is the talk of the Mac message board, lots of congrats over there for him.
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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by PreecherJenkins » Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:07 pm

photoman wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:34 pm
Uminuteman wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:12 pm
photoman wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:48 pm They needed a home and they got a homeless shelter.
Better than being on the street.
Look, I get it. Just hate reading the press crap with "elevating our institution" with this great move...paraphrasing the Bamford press release. It was any port in a storm, and I'll admit it's been pretty stormy. If we can cut down on the body bag payout games and maybe just be competitive I could come around to accepting MAC 2.0.
Dennis, they'll still have to get their three paychecks a year with the skyrocketing cost of football!
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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by Miami (Oh) Yeah ! » Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:55 pm

PreecherJenkins wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:07 pm
Camby4Life wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:24 pm
PreecherJenkins wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:37 pm congrats to steve83, he can finally shut up :)
Steve is the talk of the Mac message board, lots of congrats over there for him.
Those kudos plus the pool stick...ifykyk
Steve is an army of one 🪖 willing UMass FB into a conference.

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by Steve81 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:22 pm

Miami (Oh) Yeah ! wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:55 pm
PreecherJenkins wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:07 pm
Camby4Life wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:24 pm

Steve is the talk of the Mac message board, lots of congrats over there for him.
Those kudos plus the pool stick...ifykyk
Steve is an army of one 🪖 willing UMass FB into a conference.
Can't believe I have to miss the big day on March 7th, celebrate this grand event in the Hunt Hospitality Suite, and have a chance to meet Jon Steinbrecher. Thanks and been a thorn in the side of a half dozen folks 8) Glad we finally moved out of the A10.

Please UMass tape the whole thing and pan the room to see a lot of happy expressions and celebration.
Go UMass!!

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by wmmmfan » Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:25 pm

Steve81 your next assignment is to lobby Delaware, Temple and James Madison to move to the MAC!

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by ZooMass84 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 9:19 pm

Steve81 wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:22 pm
Miami (Oh) Yeah ! wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:55 pm
PreecherJenkins wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:07 pm

Those kudos plus the pool stick...ifykyk
Steve is an army of one 🪖 willing UMass FB into a conference.
Can't believe I have to miss the big day on March 7th, celebrate this grand event in the Hunt Hospitality Suite, and have a chance to meet Jon Steinbrecher. Thanks and been a thorn in the side of a half dozen folks 8) Glad we finally moved out of the A10.

Please UMass tape the whole thing and pan the room to see a lot of happy expressions and celebration.
Awesome job Steve. The A-10 is just a sad place.

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by Steve81 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 11:02 pm

wmmmfan wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:25 pm Steve81 your next assignment is to lobby Delaware, Temple and James Madison to move to the MAC!
Idk what the MAC has in the hopper. A Marshall fan thinks the MAC is in discussions with 3 institutions.
Western Kentucky fans are split between wanting the SB, staying or moving to the MAC. TOPSTRAIGHT is strongly in favor of staying in CUSA. (Fans do not make the decisions.) https://247sports.com/college/western-k ... 35/?page=1

This is from the Gohens.net site.
Caribbean Hen wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:48 am
When is Delaware officially in CUSA?

Rumors and I’ll say it again rumors flying that Delaware could still go the MAC before July 1st thus avoiding the CUSA exit fee

Of course they would need to be invited and even if they were, Delaware is probably not even contemplating such a move

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by stevemaz » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:09 am

wmmmfan wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:25 pm Steve81 your next assignment is to lobby Delaware, Temple and James Madison to move to the MAC!
Temple isnt out of the question.. good chance the AAC is raided this summer and Temple decides MAC better fit. Also, dont count out Navy and Army coming over. I would advise on the doomesday people against this move to look forward and not backward. I dont think JMU would leave the sunbelt but maybe Richmond moves up to FBS level and joins MAC

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by Quann » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:40 am

It would be pretty cool if Delaware decided to switch to the MAC. Geographically the MAC makes much more sense than CUSA for the Blue Hens and we'd at least have one old school football rival in the MAC.

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by ZooMass84 » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:43 am

Was glued to "X" twitter after 2pm yesterday. Wanted to see if the trolls were right that the BOT would turn down the MAC deal. :lol: :lol: Awesome day!!!! So where is Econ and Dumb User Name now???? "should be FCS"..........."drop back down to 1AA, better fit". :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by Steve81 » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:52 am

On twitter and boards, these could be the 3 institutions.
A tweeters tweet that I like.
Love to see Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, and for Delaware to flip to MAC to make 16 teams. Then would just have to figure out which team joins UMass, Buffalo, Delaware, in the East pod.
Image at 16 teams, perhaps the media contract goes to 18M.
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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:55 am

Not sure why Delaware is being rumored... seems odd that they would consider switching the decision they've already made.
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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by DEM » Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:14 pm

Steve81 wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:52 am On twitter and boards, these could be the 3 institutions.
A tweeters tweet that I like.
Love to see Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, and for Delaware to flip to MAC to make 16 teams. Then would just have to figure out which team joins UMass, Buffalo, Delaware, in the East pod.
Image at 16 teams, perhaps the media contract goes to 18M.
If not Delaware, and the MAC is serious about expanding east, other options could include Buffalo's fellow public NY universities Albany and Stony Brook. Maine, UNH, URI might also be attractive as conference members from a UMass point of view, but I'm not sure how serious their support would be to upgrade.

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Re: UMass is back in the MAC

Post by Camby4Life » Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:04 pm

Miami (Oh) Yeah ! wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:55 pm
PreecherJenkins wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:07 pm
Camby4Life wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:24 pm

Steve is the talk of the Mac message board, lots of congrats over there for him.
Those kudos plus the pool stick...ifykyk
Steve is an army of one 🪖 willing UMass FB into a conference.
Hey Big Ben Miami dude, please stop enabling Steve! The dude has been obsessed with conference talk and might really think he contributed to the Umass move. He is not a true representative of the normal Umass fan.

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