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by jonathanjoseph
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Big XII Expansion
Replies: 3028
Views: 142437

Re: Big XII Expansion

My take was that OU, UT and probably KU would move on to other P5's, while the remaining ones would be guaranteed to remain a P5, albeit a lesser one than the other 4. With only 7 teams, they'd have to look at adding 3-5 teams. IF this happens in a few years, it would still mean a watered down B12 ...
by jonathanjoseph
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Priorities
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: Priorities

Who cares what the LSU:Tulane ratio is right now. It is what it should be. They have had more than 10X the success we've had, so it makes sense they'd have 10X the interest. I saw this in a Tweet the other day regarding Bay area sports. 20 years ago, the 49ers (under Eddie Debartolo) were a dynasty,...
by jonathanjoseph
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Priorities
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: Priorities

ajcalhoun wrote:The pettiness on this board never ceases to amaze.
I'd be remiss in not pointing out that you make pettiness your calling card on this forum. But yes, very true.
by jonathanjoseph
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Big XII Expansion
Replies: 3028
Views: 142437

Re: Big XII Expansion

Wow. Very interesting. As I predicted, LHN would be the undoing of the conference. OU is right to push back. Also, it's very very good news for Tulane that the WVU/ISU's of the B12 will need to play their chip. If it's indeed true that they will be able to secure some "P5" type money from the confer...
by jonathanjoseph
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Big XII Expansion
Replies: 3028
Views: 142437

Re: Big XII Expansion

CUSA sure has crashed and burned. Thank heavens we got off that sinking ship when we did. Ya don't say. I wonder who was steering the ship for CUSA a few short year ago.... "The Presidents and Chancellors of Conference USA universities are pleased to include Old Dominion in our future plans," said ...
by jonathanjoseph
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Wave wins over UMASS on the road 31-24
Replies: 217
Views: 9189

Re: Wave wins over UMASS on the road 31-24

A few thoughts: I think it would be prudent for Dannen to just go ahead and forward that $2.5M donation on to Fritz's bank account. I can't imagine what this guy could do with a recruiting advantage or if he went into games with a decided talent advantage. Before the season, there might not have bee...
by jonathanjoseph
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Big XII Expansion
Replies: 3028
Views: 142437

Re: Big XII Expansion

Read today in the local paper that Mizzou is nearly finished fundraising 75 million for a football facility next to its stadium. I figured this meant IPF. After further investigation it is not. The 75 million will be spent on a weight room, coach offices, and the ability to have the game day and pr...
by jonathanjoseph
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Tulane Endowment Down 38%
Replies: 24
Views: 1658

Re: TU Endowment Return?

They should let jj take charge of it. He knows everything. It is managed by a private hedge fund group. The returns the last few years (tmk) were below the S&P. They clearly failed their fiduciary responsibility, where are the lawyers? You discredit your argument by making a caricature of it. Of co...
by jonathanjoseph
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Big XII Expansion
Replies: 3028
Views: 142437

Re: Big XII Expansion

Read today in the local paper that Mizzou is nearly finished fundraising 75 million for a football facility next to its stadium. I figured this meant IPF. After further investigation it is not. The 75 million will be spent on a weight room, coach offices, and the ability to have the game day and pr...
by jonathanjoseph
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 214733

Re: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)

Can you imagine the 300+# OL trying to sit and get dressed with those tiny lockers. Come on. I really hope that is a picture of the old locker room. Just like the planes, buses and cars these larger folk have to use as well. Come on Lurker, that's a poor comparison. We control the locker room setup...
by jonathanjoseph
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 214733

Re: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)

Let's discuss the Senate report, game day experience and why moving to Yulman matters. We'll take it as a given that at Yulman increased ticket sales to date of report were equally offset by increased facilities maintenance/operating costs so no net improvement from Dome. Why move then? Several qui...
by jonathanjoseph
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 214733

Re: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)

Let's discuss the Senate report, game day experience and why moving to Yulman matters. We'll take it as a given that at Yulman increased ticket sales to date of report were equally offset by increased facilities maintenance/operating costs so no net improvement from Dome. Why move then? Several qui...
by jonathanjoseph
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Big XII Expansion
Replies: 3028
Views: 142437

Re: Big XII Expansion

ajcalhoun wrote:
jonathanjoseph wrote: corporate malfeasance.
Here we go again.
No not again. Still. They just inducted Dickson into the Hall of Fame 72 hours ago. You can't fix what you won't admit is broken.
by jonathanjoseph
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Big XII Expansion
Replies: 3028
Views: 142437

Re: Big XII Expansion

So there's the rub. Texas is determined to have the state of Texas dominate the membership so they have a block, and OU won't go there. MHver3 ‏@MHver3 17m17 minutes ago So Boren(not specifically OU) and Texas are fighting again. MHver3 ‏@MHver3 16m16 minutes ago Boren wants UC and BYU and controls...
by jonathanjoseph
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Big XII Expansion
Replies: 3028
Views: 142437

Re: Big XII Expansion

The issue to me is not that the B12 doesn't want to expand, it's that every candidate has clear flaws. I have always said Tulane has no shot but if we every improved on the field/court and improved our facilities, we would probably be the only B12 candidate with no clear flaws. It's wild that SC/RD...
by jonathanjoseph
Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Diaz done
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Diaz done

Ouch! He's already burned a redshirt year. Medical redshirt perhaps? This is a huge loss for our line. Diaz has been the rock at center. His injury must have been a very bad high ankle something if he's done for the season. As for a medical redshirt, he might actually get it. The NCAA is very very ...
by jonathanjoseph
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 214733

Re: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)

I know they're not up to some of the others. Its a stopgap measure. But they aren't going to do locker rooms that they just finished, they're going to do something else. My thought would be the football ops facility, (which could include better locker rooms in it), so we'd have all the meeting room...
by jonathanjoseph
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 214733

Re: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)

If its general facilities improvement, we have a thread for that as well. My guess, since we just renovated the locker rooms, it would be football ops facility before either an IPF or expansion. Well, not really. Like the current Yulman, the locker room situation is a band aid. You look at the othe...
by jonathanjoseph
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 214733

Re: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)

Every one agrees that on campus is preferable for college. However that is not the be all, end all. This stadium is clearly lacking. It's too damn small to make money or to help recruiting. All I suggest is that we have a united front w/the new administration that we want the issues addressed much ...
by jonathanjoseph
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 214733

Re: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)

There is a reason why UCLA signed a 30 year extension with the 100+ year old Rose Bowl rather than move to the under-construction most advanced/biggest/baddest NFL stadium ever in 2019. (Will it cost $2 billion?) There is a reason that Temple and UMass are begging to get out of their NFL stadiums a...
by jonathanjoseph
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 214733

Re: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)

JJ, you mention that its a poor recruiting class, but if you check out Navy's recruiting, for the most part they have nothing but 2*. So how are they able to win year after year, with such "inferior" talent? Coaching. And that's why I believe we'll be better than you think. Willie Fritz and staff w...
by jonathanjoseph
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Wave wins over USL in a thriller 41-39
Replies: 256
Views: 9326

Re: Wave wins over USL in a thriller 41-39

RobertM320 wrote:I don't think a win over UMass will bring much attention. Win that AND the UCF game and it'll bring some attention. But you also need to win one that you're not expected to.
We should have been at least 3-1. If we're 4-2 in 2 weeks there will be plenty of new attention.
by jonathanjoseph
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Big XII Expansion
Replies: 3028
Views: 142437

Re: Big XII Expansion

JonathanJoseph wrote: Yulman was supposed to create a game day experience that was lacking at the Dome, increasing attendance, but attendance seems unchanged from the same few thousand we had at the Dome. We were just outdrawn by ULL. The buzz is gone. Yes, this crosses two threads. But it's the po...
by jonathanjoseph
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 214733

Re: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)

As for Yulman being "the plan", it was RD and SC's "plan", not TD and MF. They didn't create it, they inherited it. Now its up to them to fix, modify, or scrap as needed to get where we need to be. I'm not stressing about it because I'm confident they'll find a way to make lemonade out of this lemo...
by jonathanjoseph
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 214733

Re: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)

Tailgating on campus story http://blog.nola.com/sponsored/2016/09/tailgating_has_become_more_tha.html Tulane Greenbackers president Mike Johnston and member Mitch Compeaux said the move back on campus was a return to their childhood memories. And creating fun memories seems to bolster how Sherry de...