LIV College Football

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by steamengine, Jun 23, 2022.

  1. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    Stolen from the Shutdown Fullcast. Say the saudis throw 20 billion to universities to join their new college football conference to tear down the ncaa similarly to what is happening in golf. Who would go?

    Their obvious choices were:

    Miami (regain prominence, LIV kinda sounds like a club)
    Nebraska (same)
    Houston (yolo)
    Oklahoma State (frac synergy)
    Ohio State (doesn’t really give a fuck)
    Tennessee
    South Carolina
    Notre Dame
    UCLA
    Purdue
    UCF
    Central Arkansas

    Who else would go?
     
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  2. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox (Insert name here) is tired - try again, Vin
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    How is Liberty not top of the list?

    Also, A&M.
     
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  3. momux

    momux AFAM Scholar
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    We (UNC) would definitely be the Justin Thomas and pretend to take the moral high ground by not leaving.
     
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  4. steamengine

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    The argument was if enough actual good football schools leave they could just claim the title
     
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  5. electronic

    electronic It’s satire!
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    Texas and TAMU would be the Koepka/Dechambeau pairing.
     
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  6. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
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    Do universities already have endowment money in Saudi investments? Not sure what the moral problem would be if so
     
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  7. Boo MFer!

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    You tell us, college boy!
     
  8. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
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    My guess is somewhere in those billions they're already in bed with the oil people
     
  9. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    You’re thinking of Taques :roll:
     
  10. ned's head

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    Isn't A&M already funded by the saudis? My prediction is that they'd go, even if they were the only school, just to finally get a championship
     
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  11. steamengine

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    Having diversified investments versus being a wholly owned subsidiary would probably be where that moral line is drawn for most.
     
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  12. NilesIrish

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    Considering Catholicism is banned in Saudi Arabia I’m gonna go ahead and take ND of that list.
     
  13. steamengine

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    You can separate winning championships from dogma if money is right
     
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  14. Boo MFer!

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    Doesn’t Taques still live in a dorm? Lol
     
  15. ~ taylor ~

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    Some universities have worked to divest their portfolios of fossil fuels, including the University of California system, Michigan and other football powerhouses (like Harvard and Vermont).
     
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  16. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
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  17. lol
     
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  18. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
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    I applaud that step, but the cynical side of me says those huge sums (endowments) are entwined with the dirty money somehow anyway. So it's grandstanding to an extent
     
  19. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    We would go in a heartbeat. I don't think Notre Dame would because muslims.
     
  20. Jimmy the Saint

    Jimmy the Saint The future is a benevolent black hole
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  21. NilesIrish

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    I fucking wish brother.
     
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  22. skiedfrillet

    skiedfrillet It's not a lie if you believe it.
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    what's the SA position on hyper christian coaches?
     
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  23. steamengine

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    In reality probably every school would. Except maybe Michigan.
     
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  24. Mix

    Mix I own a Fuddruckers with Scottie Pippen
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    I don't know who wouldn't go if they had free reign, more money, and enough competition.
     
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  25. racer

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    Nebraska is Phil mickelson
     
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  26. TC

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    We can finally answer the question "Who would you pull for between Clemson and the Taliban?" Lol!
     
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  27. The Banks

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    I don’t think the Catholic Church has ever had an issue with hypocrisy on any level
     
  28. Jake Scott

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    The answer is going to be the same lol
     
  29. Voodoo

    Voodoo Fan of: Notre Dame
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    There’s no way ND would miss the chance to take a ‘holier than thou’ stance of this magnitude by turning the Saudis down
     
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  30. momux

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    I honestly think the federal government would step in and disallow this. As big as the blowback has been on the PGA, for SA to get into bed with the American higher education system would be even more ridiculous.

    Still a fun exercise.
     
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  31. Thoros of Beer

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    yes--this is right. we won't even use nike.
     
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  32. steamengine

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    https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/
     
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  33. NilesIrish

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    Get that fixed. Thanks.
     
  34. Thoros of Beer

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    seems like you should be talking to nike and/or china
     
  35. ~ taylor ~

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    I don't care for the idea that unless you do everything, you're just grandstanding (or virtue signaling, to use a more inflammatory term). In my experience that's a libertarian rationale for doing nothing.
     
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  36. NilesIrish

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    Gladly. Pm me their number.
     
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  37. bwi2

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    USC way before UCLA
     
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  38. laxjoe

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    Is each university getting $20 billion or is that split?
     
  39. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    USC is the Phil Mickelson in that they should be loaded with money already but are probably broke as shit because of scandalous behavior.
     
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  40. steamengine

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    EACH
     
  41. steamengine

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    Speaking of Phil this seems perfect for Arizona state
     
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  42. laxjoe

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    Yeah we will still pass on that. Not a doubt in my mind
     
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  43. momux

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    It's nice to see integrity still exists in this hypothetical world. The pope would be proud.
     
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  44. Shinzonᴵᴵ

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    一(八零零)-你好我是中国
     
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  45. Corch

    Corch I wanna talk to Sampson
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    Yeah we've got it pretty good with the current set up
     
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  46. IvanTheTerrible

    IvanTheTerrible Well-Known Member
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    What was the explanation for Tenn & SC?
     
  47. Bruce Bowen

    Bruce Bowen Well-Known Member
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    You had 95% of schools at “more money”
     
  48. Hatfield

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    UCF is Taylor Gooch
     
  49. blind dog

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    Why Central Arkansas?
     
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  50. Prospector

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    Central AR? where did this one come from?
     
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