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pbs (Pamela Shanks) says...

Someone has to step up as a football power in the BIG 12 with OU and TX leaving. Now, we can hope that is KU! It is so much fun to type THAT! Rock Chalk!

pbs (Pamela Shanks) says...

I agree!! There were times that Jalon could have checked email, Titter, and Instagram before making a decision!! Great play! Still #1 in the Big 12 and up to #3 nationally this week. Since we've had 2 games where the opposition's defense was flustered (to the point of blows yesterday) and penalty prone, I wonder how much of what the offense is doing is leading to all the defensive penalties and frustration? Thoughts anyone?

pbs (Pamela Shanks) says...

Daniels is #1 again this week in the Big 12. Adjust the conference pull-down bar to "All Conferences" and he is #4 in the nation, just as he was last week. Overall pretty good play and decision-making? I'd say so.
I tried to adjust to 2009 to check Week 2, but there is no data. Data does exist for "best game" performance in 2009. Todd Reesing's position was #7 in the Big 12. While Daniels may or may not be the "next coming of Mahomes", he is looking pretty darn sharp and his rating reflects that. Can't wait for next week. Rock Chalk!! https://www.espn.com/college-football...

pbs (Pamela Shanks) says...

And then save that as your home page, so that when you open your desktop, the desktop mode version comes up.

pbs (Pamela Shanks) says...

Agree with your description of what hypothetical discussions look like and the time + back and forth discussions that likely will be very quiet. However, in regards to Texas and OU, $$$$ rule or they wouldn't have considered moving in the first place. Besides, laughing as they sink down to MU's ranking will be a nice diversion. And NO MORE listening to the one song the OU band can play, Boomer Sooner, will exponentially increase enjoyment for all fans.

pbs (Pamela Shanks) says...

It is no secret that this staff values/preaches competition, so why come here if you are unhappy with how competition worked at at Louisville? Makes me wonder if there is a difference between what he is saying publicly and what he and the coaches know? There may be more to the story. If so, he is taking the high road with his public comments, and I respect that. The coaches saw enough to take a chance, and 3 years of eligibility is promising. Welcome to the hill!

pbs (Pamela Shanks) says...

You can scroll to the bottom of the page to switch to desktop. I reset my home page to the desktop page and that helped solve the problem for me in Safari and in Firefox.

pbs (Pamela Shanks) says...

Niners some years, yes. But Chiefs fan caliber, they are not. There are too many other things to do on a winter Sunday in the Bay Area when the weather is nice as it often is. And, yes, Stanford has had success across sports. I lived there when KU lost to Stanford in the tournament. it was awful.....I just don't think that the TV market share generally attributed to a local college team is the same in the Bay Area as it is in other large metro areas. It is a tech heavy area obviously, and that means lots of out of state and out of the country residents. The big tech companies hire internationally, and that shows up heavily in the Bay Area. The market share there is just different than in other large metro areas. As for a national presence, I'll give you that. I just don't think they watch sports on the weekends! Their students are not sports fans and that translates to their graduates as adults.

pbs (Pamela Shanks) says...

A question on the financial part of this...can you afford, as a conference in 5th place (or worse??), to travel coast to coast on a regular basis in all sports? I would think that this fact alone makes joining the PAC12 a harder sell for east coast teams. I don't know at what point the $$$ even out and a net profit is made above your previous earnings. This is kind of like the point made about MU above...shiny facilities that are empty...mid to last place...what's the point? Texas and Oklahoma's future? They can battle MU in the conference standings. That will be fun to watch :). The Big 12's central core/location maybe an advantage in the long run.

If the Big Ten scoops up some of the remaining PAC teams, some of the old traditions/familiar teams remain for ucla/usc fans who may be feeling the same way we do about the loss of traditions/rivalries/easy to travel to away games.

FYI, lived in Palo Alto, the home of Stanford, and their basketball venue is only slightly larger than lhs/fshs. When KU played there a couple of years ago, it was most definitely a KU crowd. I bet it was 80-90% KU fans. Tickets were easy to come by and scooped up quickly by KU fans. The football stadium is larger, but not huge. Stanford is an academic institution first and foremost. I bet they are worried and looking, but they may not be as shiny as some think. The Bay Area is Warriors crazed, but after that, sports aren't that big, especially college sports. For a large metro area, the stadiums of local schools (Berkeley and Stanford) aren't that big and mediocre teams mean stadiums are empty. Sometimes, even during "big" games.