Perhaps I am very supportive of a particular conference. It is the conference you persistently bash. The one you note as "cheaters". It's also the conference you created a thread about called "SEC Bias". Look at your own writings. Your theme was ESPN and others were giving particular preference to the SEC at the exclusion of others. Given that ESPN is contracted with the SEC, and due to preferred viewership, the popularity of SEC programming is evident, promoted, and delivered. But ESPN is also partnered with the University of Texas in delivering the Longhorn Network. That is the most revenue disbursed by ESPN to one particular school (15 million per year?). ESPN is losing on it. But that's free of bias? Pot calling the kettle black?
I have posted here since 2003/04. I have distributed hundreds of links, facts, and figures from credentialed sources. This includes a listing of schools and conferences and their history of scandals, recruiting violations, and sanctions. The information is on this site. Look it up, I am not going to do that for you. You taking it upon yourself in identifying members, with your judgments, finger pointing, and agenda, as to whom should be allowed here, is quite disingenuous. I have seen several novice posters whereby you have degraded their messages, scolded, and questioned their contributions. Shall I remind you with the examples (shall I start with Kim Jung-whatever?)? Then you have the audacity to pick and choose names, in a highly personal way, that are "driving people off in droves"? There are site administrators who monitor dialogue. In my long years in posting, I believe I received two individual posts that were deleted/modified. One was about a comment I made speculating about an AD, that was not nasty, but perhaps was seen as sensitive. The other was some odd political reference external to any member. I suppose there have been some sequenced, off-topic deletions, but that happens among thousands of posts.
You mention the "God awful Big12 board"---your words. This is dissing the site and the folks posting there. Some of the posts are quite good, others are not. Posters come from varying backgrounds, experiences, interests, and familiarity. It is not beyond the norm of similar sites. And dialogue about re-alignment and expansion are in a slow period due to little possible movement outside the Big 12 and some lower tier conferences.
LOL yes I bash the SEC, by creating a thread to discuss the bias shown to them. I use evidence, highlight news stories and that irritates you...I get that. I would want you to debate the merits of my claim but instead you once again only bring up the LHN like it's your favorite trump card against me.
Please highlight any examples where ESPN is promoting the UT and I can show you twice as many where they deride them. That is something I would enjoy to debate, on a separate thread if you're interested. That would be an appropriate place for you to let loose on all your LHN theories, and I wouldn't mind it one bit, (and if I did I'd simply ignore the thread like I do the Big12 one). Thats how it should happen, what shouldn't happen is for you or anyone to throw the LHN in my face for some unrelated reason simply because I have a Texas helmet in my signature.
I know your history here and I know who posts here too. I have no issues with anybody posting just about anything they want, unless it crosses into meanness, bullying or trolling. Then I simply call them out, I have no idea how that's me doing anything in a highly personal way. I have no control here, I'm sorry if it bugs you but I'd rather keep this place civil and help the moderators spot these events whenever possible. If no action comes from my posts then so be it, the goal is not to shut people up its to control the tone, which the moderators agreed was getting out of hand. Longtime posters who you and I have seen for years are leaving this site. That is a fact. Many have messaged me privately giving me their personal information so that we can communicate elsewhere as many have grown tired the toxic tone on this board and that's a shame.
Feel free to read what started this line of posts. You could have addressed muskie's hypothetical and made your point, but instead decided to single in on my comment deride me for answering it and then added a throw away line about the LHN for little to no reason. That is not productive or relevant. Whether you call it trolling, baiting, or just plain mean spirited, the point is that you could and should be better than that. I called you on it and you got defensive and lashed out at me and made it personal, which is what you accused me of doing.
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