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BallChamp00
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Espn still saying we refused
How was this allowed to be published? It just got published too.

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Well, not so fast. As ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported, Florida offered that to LSU and LSU’s administration declined, wanting to keep that home game with South Alabama and all the revenue that would come with it. Buyouts for South Alabama ($1.5 million) and Presbyterian ($500,000) would have to be paid. You'd also be taking a football game away from two programs that want this game, no matter the eventual outcome. LSU would also have to play on the road against a physical Florida team before a Thursday-night game with Texas A&M. Maybe you could move that game back to Friday or Saturday, but now you’re involving TV issues and affecting five teams.


DollaChoppa
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re: Espn still saying we refused
Has anyone asked why we cant play florida on the day before? The Friday? November 18th i mean
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PapaPogey
LSU Fan
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Member since Apr 2008
36351 posts

re: Espn still saying we refused
Brett is the one who started this rumor early. All he did was say "I heard from a guy" STFU you bitch you didnt hear anything


MarlinMan
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BSL
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re: Espn still saying we refused
Dude... Florida didn't want to play us at all... no matter the place or time...


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JScoop8
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790 posts

re: Espn still saying we refused
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"I heard from a guy"


Foley


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GTownTiger21
LSU Fan
Centex
Member since Nov 2015
174 posts

re: Espn still saying we refused
Well let the SEC eat the 2 million and play on the 19th. Neither school should have to pay this out as the SEC office dropped the ball on this situation. LSU is always on the bad end of scheduling. This would be no different than years past.


la_birdman
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re: Espn still saying we refused
Alleva said no one contacted him about the Nov. 19 thing.


Ordinarily I'd be skeptical believing this but given the facts that we offered to play Saturday, Sunday or Monday, there, here, had lodging for them if they were to come here, charter flight transportation from LSU for Florida to get here, all of which were declined by Foley, makes me think Alleva is telling the truth.


Florida never wanted this game to happen. It's blatantly obvious at this point.


Rockyn
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Tampa Bay
Member since Sep 2008
8535 posts

re: Espn still saying we refused
More than 2 million, that's just the SA breakup fee. Another 3-4 in lost home game profit too.
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Volvagia
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Member since Mar 2006
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re: Espn still saying we refused
And the disgusting thing is how frequently when things like this happens LSU gets the shaft.

LSU offers myraid of possibilities, all get shot down by UF with no discussion or compromise.

UF gets their way, LSU deemed uncooperative because they didn't agree to their terms.

When discussion starts of maybe hybridizing the idea to make it more fair to LSU, suddenly the rhetoric swings back to how it's just too hard and complicated and too many factors to be fair to LSU.


Impotent Waffle
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re: Espn still saying we refused
I know for a fact that they had lodging set up for them.


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tiger91
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re: Espn still saying we refused
Someone needs to somehow get the point across that this was ALL UF doing ... WE OFFERED PLANES, HOTELS, BUSES, FOOD ... WHAT MORE THE HECK COULD THEY WANT???

Besides a cancelled game of course ...


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Chrome
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Chromeville
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re: Espn still saying we refused
Alleva should go on Sportscenter and lay it out for them of what actually happened. Because he is being played and his job is probably on the line right now.


GetmorewithLes
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Member since Jan 2011
6949 posts

re: Espn still saying we refused
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Brett is the one who started this rumor early. All he did was say "I heard from a guy" STFU you bitch you didnt hear anything


He also lives in Florida...


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ffhouston
LSU Fan
The Woodlands
Member since Sep 2007
2783 posts

re: Espn still saying we refused
Or Thursday the 17th. That would give LSU a full week prior to the A&M game.


GetmorewithLes
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UK Basketball Fan
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Espn still saying we refused
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Well let the SEC eat the 2 million


$1.5 mil doesn't come close to the value of this game. That simply pays off the commitments

102,000 tix x $50 = $5.0 mil gate receipts.
$$$ TV revenue
$$$ concessions
$$$ parking
$$$$$$$$$$ community spending in hotel and restaurants


abellsujr
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re: Espn still saying we refused
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Alleva should go on Sportscenter and lay it out for them of what actually happened. Because he is being played and his job is probably on the line right now.
It's obvious that ESPN is not interested in what he has to say...


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Captain_Awesome06
LSU Fan
Nashville, TN
Member since Aug 2013
630 posts

re: Espn still saying we refused
Screw ESPN, screw UF, and screw Foley. They're all a bunch of candyass bitches.

Multiple plans provided to play the game, and this is the result chosen. Just pitiful.


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1609tiger
Member since Feb 2011
1097 posts

re: Espn still saying we refused
I'm sorry the dumbass has no press conferences all week then waits till 6 today, hours after UF and just when the SEC network couldn't carry it live.


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lsutigers1992
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2006
18147 posts

re: Espn still saying we refused
ESPN is not going to give LSU a fair shake here. They're still all butthurt and perpetuating the narrative that Les Miles got a raw deal because he's "their boy" and he's a popular polarizing figure for them.


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ForeLSU
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Member since Sep 2003
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re: Espn still saying we refused
By reading the paragraph you posted, any reasonable person would say "of course they declined." I don't see this as a knock.


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