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  1. 10 & 2....hands on the steering wheel as you drive that bus to the losers' bracket UCiF.
  2. It's early, but USF is off to a good start (currently in 4th), with Kentucky, Duke, and Northwestern getting off to a shaky start. Let's hope they can keep it up.
  3. I don't think the 15 practice thing is true. That only applies in the Spring. http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2014/12/debunking_the_15-bowl_practice_myth.html
  4. It also doesn't help that ESPN, while not having the TV rights to the NHL, provides the sport with virtually no coverage on its station. It is vindictive and shortsighted of ESPN to do so.
  5. The early bowl games are actually a disadvantage for the teams, as it limits the amount of practice time a team can get in prior to the bowl game. The benefit for a program is the ability to focus on developing your younger players and turning an eye toward the following season, having a bowl game on December 16th greatly impairs that ability.
  6. If I were him I would be ashamed of the two glaring typographical errors in my column that remain a full 24 hours after the original article was posted. Also, the way he forms sentences is Smazza-esque.
  7. Judges are generally older attorneys that either grew tired of the practice of law or younger attorneys that are either trying to gain power from higher judicial appointments or are lazy and want an easier, secure job. At least that is what my experience has shown me. There is also an old joke about it, "What did you call the judge while they were in law school? - A "C" student.
  8. Even though we have a smaller sample size than many other teams, I notice that we have the 2nd best winning percentage in the nation against teams with a Top 50 RPI. We are 6-1 and Oregon has the best winning percentage at 10-0.
  9. What CBG has accomplished in his first 40 or so days on the job is nothing short of amazing. He and his staff deserve national recognition for being able to land the players that they have while the program is under NCAA investigation and just about the entire roster transferred out. I am genuinely excited to see USF men's hoops transform over the next 2 to 3 years.
  10. History has shown us that more people will put their fannies in the seats at Raymond James when there is a # next to our name.
  11. Some perspective: Our "nationally" televised games from last year were as follows (doesn't include games on CBS Sports Network, as they aren't rated/measured) FSU - 2.6 million South Carolina - 2.3 million Temple - 1.3 million Navy - 556,000 Memphis - 169,000 Cincinnati - 144,000 For all the hemming and hawing by our fans, it would certainly seem to be extremely advantageous from a National exposure perspective to be playing weeknight games. I would venture to guess that if our game against Temple was on Saturday night instead of Friday night, viewership would have been between 200 and 300k. Getting between 4 to 6 times the amount of eyes on the awesome and exciting product that USF football is putting on the field is worth being inconvenienced and only being able to tailgate for an hour or two 3 times this season, IMO. I encourage everyone to sacrifice the hour of sleep, get a babysitter for the night if need be, and support what could end up being a Top 10 team this season.
  12. To provide some perspective, the Miami Beach Bowl in 2015 drew 1.2 million viewers (down from 1.3 million for the Memphis/BYU Brawl game in 2014. This year's game between Tulsa and Central Michigan, on the same Monday and same time slot, drew 794,000. So that bowl game seemed to be trending in the wrong direction. For perspective, the 2016 Birmingham Bowl was viewed by 2.3 million.
  13. And usually come from better financial situations than most other athletes.
  14. Here is the AAC Bowl lineup for 2017-2018: – AutoNation Cure Bowl vs. Sun Belt– Boca Raton vs. Conference USA– Birmingham Bowl vs. SEC– Hawaii Bowl vs. Mountain West– Frisco Bowl vs. Sun Belt– Military Bowl vs. ACC– St. Petersburg Bowl vs. Conference USA
  15. If the night game is the issue that keeps you away, then I don't know if it would really matter if it were a Thursday or Saturday kickoff. Other than FSU (special game) and UCF (special, Black Friday game) the only home day game we had was Homecoming against ECU. In fact, the only other regular season pre-7pm kickoff road game we had was a 3:30 at Syracuse.