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T1
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


We used to bring about 5-7,000 when we played SMU in the WAC.

New Year's Day in Dallas, TX is more attractive than that.







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Salmon
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


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i don't see the selling point for tech (1) staying in LA (outside of the Sugar, l-o-l) and (2) playing a LA team



actually having people watch and/or attend the game?






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nevilletiger79
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


...and your point is? ULM played in superdome this year with your logic they wouldnt want to go back?
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New Year's Day in Dallas, TX is more attractive than that. 

How is this? Smaller projected payout than indy and one that might bring 15-20 thousand total ...no one will watch will all other bowls on that day



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SlowFlowPro
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


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actually having people watch and/or attend the game?

meh. it's a bowl game

that's so insignificant in the big picture i can't imagine it means much to the team or administration

with shite bowls like this, the actual game is way down the line in terms of importance






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SlowFlowPro
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ULM played in superdome this year with your logic they wouldnt want to go back?

ULM's bargaining power is a lot lower than tech's






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T1
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


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and your point is? ULM played in superdome this year with your logic they wouldnt want to go back?


New Orleans is a little different than Shreveport.






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Salmon
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


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with shite bowls like this


exactly, nobody is going to watch any of these bowls that are not affiliated with the universities

so why not play a bowl game that might actually get some hype on a local level?






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SlowFlowPro
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so why not play a bowl game that might actually get some hype on a local level?

because if you're a player, you want to go somewhere else. they can go to shreveport any day

if you're the admin, the indy is settling in a major way in their eyes



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nevilletiger79
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


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because if you're a player, you want to go somewhere else. they can go to shreveport any day


Gonna really suck if they get invited to detroit






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SlowFlowPro
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


well they at least get to see the ruins of what was once a great city. it's like going to the fertile crescent...in america!!!





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Srbtiger06
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


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We used to bring about 5-7,000 when we played SMU in the WAC.

New Year's Day in Dallas, TX is more attractive than that.


65-75% of your home attendance isn't travelling to a bowl.






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T1
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


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65-75% of your home attendance isn't travelling to a bowl.


Tech has a lot of alumni in Dallas and Houston who don't make it to Tech home games.






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msutiger
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


Multiple sites now projecting a LA Tech-Tulsa Liberty Bowl.


I would prefer this one on a personal level. Bigger payout, ABC, nice opponent. I would certainly be in attendance.






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SabiDojo
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No one cares about tech bro.







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tigahbait62
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


Congrats. You have given everyone the biggest reason why Tech is the most delusional fan base in the country. Turning down a bowl whose sponsored by advocare whose CEO is a tech grad for a even more irrelevant bowl after finishing 3rd in the WAC because Tech is too big of a pussy to play ULM





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msutiger
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


You are clueless. Every non ULM fan that jumped into this thread to call tech pussies is gonna look like fools if tech goes to the Liberty Bowl.


I'm excited, I enjoy making people look dumb.



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T1
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


It's my understanding that Tech has not turned down the Independence Bowl. They just did not accept the invitation when first presented because there might be better options for the players.

Then the Independence Bowl invited ULM.

So Tech is not scared to play ULM, they just prefer another bowl over the Independence Bowl. Any bowl, really.

But now that ULM has been invited, the Independence Bowl is probably not one of the options for Tech.






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Broseph Barksdale
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


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65-75% of your home attendance isn't travelling to a bowl.



The vast majority of Tech alums are in Shreveport, Dallas and Houston. Very few remain in Ruston.

They would easily travel 15k to the Ticketcity Bowl.






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hendersonshands
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


Sounds like the GoDaddy Bowl is really pushing hard for Arkansas State which would open up a spot in the Liberty for Tech.


In other Bowl news, I've read that WKU might have an agreement with the Little Caesar's Bowl which would mean Middle Tennessee might be left out.






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msutiger
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re: Why would Tech go to the Independence?


I would personally prefer the Liberty Bowl. I would have a damn good time in Memphis on New Year's Eve.





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