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There is no beneficial advantages for Arkansas to play Arkansas State whatsoever and actually hold more risks than any reward that is possible. Arkansas should never play Arkansas State until they can stand on their own and provide more rewards than just a W on the stat sheet.
On the flip side, Arkansas State playing other schools not named Arkansas, provides Arkansas with money flow INTO THE STATE, while an in-state rivalry literally provides the rise of ASU, the movement of in-state funds, and piggybacking upon the success of others.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Tradition Is No Longer Tradition
@BJR @A true fan Move on then. If the location affects your fan hood then you shouldn't be here in the first place
1 year, 3 months ago on My Case for Fayetteville, in Fewer Words
@A true fan Give yourself an F in Logic. You immediately jumped from Birmingham to something about playing in-state rivals? This is an argument about the location of games.
We ARE making it easier for our fans who truly want to make it and CAN make it regardless of the excuse at hand.
How has this become about money? It's always been about money for those in LR area who threatened to remove their "donation money" from the University as a direct result of fewer games right down the road.
It's time to advance. Surround your local teams with support if you want a local team. UA is located in Fayetteville. Period. End of Story.
@Root66 is that really what you think? Good luck with that assumption. Why don't you actually try to crack the overall
Issue? Too much for you?
@Limb Bream Based on the season schedule? As in the fact we have a home game against LSU? Official differences in per capita income have very little roles. Have you been to the areas surrounding Fayetteville or even seen per capita income? It is very comparable to NEA and South Arkansas, both of which are mainly farm lands with low population. Alabama has more "economic hardships" than Arkansas but do they continue to play in Birmingham? I don't think so. Your opinion that playing in LR is a "unique tradition of UA" that NOONE outside of Arkansas understands is philospohically and psychologically despicable.
@Root66 Hey Root, are you still trolling me? Amazing how the troll is the first one to point on the one weakness in my article.
P.S. I put that in there for a reason. Way to take the bite.....troll. Anyone with a mind knows that we've always played in Fayetteville, now about you? Not too sure.....Now go away unless you actually have something to talk about instead of being the fact police, mmk?
HAHAHAHAHA. Derek Dooley won an SEC game this year?
1 year, 5 months ago on Tennessee 101: Hating Alabama
Root66 NICE. Now define the idea of a rivalry game for me. Just because we play a team doesn't make it a rivalry. I'm very happy you actually went through and researched, as I gave it to you myself. I fed you your own argument. Creighton/Nebraska have an in-state rivalry in both basketball and baseball and have done so for 30+ years. Like you said, Creighton doesn't field a football team, so they WOULD have a football rivalry if they did.
1 year, 6 months ago on Arkansas/AState Revisited: "Tradition"
OTHOG ASU isn't considered a cupcake? I'm confused.
Root66 Thank you for that history lesson, now you should know we have never played an in-state COLLEGE FOOTBALL RIVALRY. Once again, thanks old-timer. Now, find me the research for us playing any college team in-state and I will gladly accept your argument.http://www.hogdb.com/db/opponents/ P.S. last I checked, Creighton is an in-state rival to Nebraska, regardless of sports.
OTHOG The NCAA recognizes Arkansas' 1964 National Championship even though you may not.Did you ignore my comment below entirely? The state is gaining money by allowing Arkansas State to play teams like Illinois and Virginia Tech. Quit using this argument. It DOES NOT make sense.
David T Cheek A competitive disadvantage is definitely providing two home stadiums that you have to spread resources across.Band Charter Bus to Little Rock = $50k-$100k depending on scheduling times
Equipments Buses to LR = $50k
Traveling Expenses for players = $100k+
So Arkansas has already spent $200k before even hitting the field in LR.
OTHOG On the flip side, Arkansas State's OOC schedule is full of AQ opponents already that are pulling money INTO THE STATE instead of disbursing it out to other schools within the state. Quit using this argument. Instead of gaining an economy you want to kill it?
ANTIFASCISTFOOTBALL The day all games are in Fayetteville is the day I listen to anyone regarding ASU. Go play UCA and be happy.Gutlessness has nothing to do with it. You give one valid reason why Arkansas should play Arkansas State (with advantages given towards Arkansas) and I will also listen. There is no reason why Arkansas should give in and play minus (keeping money in state). That is an ignorant argument and bears not factual background. Arkansas is only school with 2 home fields (TRADITION ARGUMENTS)
Arkansas is only school who hasn't played an in-state rival (TRADITION ARGUMENTS)
AState had its best year in long time while Arkansas has as well. Tell me again why we should play you when it only hurts us and doesn't benefit us in any way, (actually hurts more than playing other OOC opponents).
1 year, 6 months ago on Arkansas vs Arkansas State: Should we play?
Darrell Patrick A lot of people got the scoop at the same time....as a matter of fact an Illinois source scooped it first and foremost........BROTHA
1 year, 6 months ago on Paul Petrino Returns as Offensive Coordinator
Hunter70743935 8 4th year starters on Defense.
1 year, 6 months ago on Willy Robinson: Is It Time to Say Goodbye?
buffalo river rat *Willy Robinson*
Canilope Sorry, chose the wrong IP tool. Verizon owns Comcast in Virginia and is based out of Radford. Ashburn rings a bell? Regardless of where you are in Virginia (boonies or otherwise), I can see blacklist history of your IP Address. Not pretty. Shoo Troll, before I block you.
1 year, 7 months ago on Vanderbilt Call For Fair Catch? Not so fast.
Canilope I can start trolling if you would like, Mr. Radiford, Virginia with Verizon Broadband. I can even see that you have been blocked from other websites in the past for "trolling". You are blocked on two "spam" lists. You should do a "blacklist check" on your ip address.
Canilope Troll has been fed. Now move on.