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Title: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Ram55 on February 29, 2020, 07:35:20 AM
I think that A&T's move to the Big South is such a sellout move that "ALL HBCUs" should boycott them. This is far bigger than some sport. They're saying that our sister MEAC schools ain't good enough, then want to keep playing some,just to make money to pay for them telling us to go to hell. They claim its the travel costs, but they won't travel 23 miles for a guaranteed sellout with WSSU. They also want to keep FAMU, and they are the furthest school away from their campus.
Some of you will think that it doesn't effect you, but it effects us all. We need to let them know that their are consequences for doing this move.


I'm asking all black people to boycott these fools. Even with their posts on this forum.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Strike79 on February 29, 2020, 08:10:37 AM
 :o  :o...............WHOA!!.......WTF is THIS^^^post all about?  :shrug:

Look, no doubt your humble poster and others don't think leaving MEAC is a particularly prudent move by the Aggies. And, YES!, the conference WILL suffer as a result of the Aggies' withdrawing. But to condemn them to all eternity is a tad over-the-top, don't you think?

It seems to me you are taking your personal beef about your perceived diss by A&T against your school, and are encouraging the rest of us to join in. Naah, homie, that's a "regional" conflict you have with the largest HBCU in the Tar Heel.

Look, your humble poster gets a kick out of f'ing with the Aggies on this board because of their frustration about not defeating FAMU as much as they would like. But A&T is a fine school and football program and I wish them all the best!
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Ram55 on February 29, 2020, 08:46:43 AM
:o  :o...............WHOA!!.......WTF is THIS^^^post all about?  :shrug:

Look, no doubt your humble poster and others don't think leaving MEAC is a particularly prudent move by the Aggies. And, YES!, the conference WILL suffer as a result of the Aggies' withdrawing. But to condemn them to all eternity is a tad over-the-top, don't you think?

It seems to me you are taking your personal beef about your perceived diss by A&T against your school, and are encouraging the rest of us to join in. Naah, homie, that's a "regional" conflict you have with the largest HBCU in the Tar Heel.

Look, your humble poster gets a kick out of f'ing with the Aggies on this board because of their frustration about not defeating FAMU as much as they would like. But A&T is a fine school and football program and I wish them all the best!

Trust me when I say this has nothing to do with them not playing us. That is, as you say, a regional conflict. However, their move is far larger than sports. When our largest school tells the rest of us that we're not good enough, or that we're too black is huge. We all are family. I would bet that half of the students on A&T campus wouldn't be accepted at most of the Big South  schools. Nothing has changed in America where we don't need to support each other. Now ask yourself, how would you're life have been without the association of other HBCUs? What about our children after us?

My HBCU education tells me that some things are worth fighting for.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Jaimac on February 29, 2020, 10:59:40 AM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/6463054080/h87C59D27/wth-did-i-just-read)
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: G-Ram on February 29, 2020, 11:14:34 AM
   ^^^ :lmao:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: klg14 on February 29, 2020, 11:41:40 AM
Wow!!! :o
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Oldschool on February 29, 2020, 11:54:54 AM
I think that A&T's move to the Big South is such a sellout move that "ALL HBCUs" should boycott them. This is far bigger than some sport. They're saying that our sister MEAC schools ain't good enough, then want to keep playing some,just to make money to pay for them telling us to go to hell. They claim its the travel costs, but they won't travel 23 miles for a guaranteed sellout with WSSU. They also want to keep FAMU, and they are the furthest school away from their campus.
Some of you will think that it doesn't effect you, but it effects us all. We need to let them know that their are consequences for doing this move.


I'm asking all black people to boycott these fools. Even with their posts on this forum.

So if A&T offered WSSU $60,000 to come to Greensboro for a game ,you are saying your school shouldn't take the offer ?
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Golden Kitten on February 29, 2020, 12:43:15 PM
???

Not sure I understand 55..
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: B-more Eagle on February 29, 2020, 01:14:23 PM
The move to the big south had nothing to do with travel cost.  They will be required to travel to N.J., Ga, and Al. for football in the big south.  But I hear that A&T is saying they still want to play Fl A&M.  Being required to travel to Fl A&M is the reason they are leaving the MEAC.  So, A&T is leaving the MEAC for another reason.  A&T either wants to play for a National Championship or using this move as a path to the FBS level. 
A&T does not want to play WSSU, because of A&T’s goals. A&T cannot afford a lost to a D-II program.  This is the reason why Hampton canceled their game with WSSU this year, and A&T will not go to WSSU.  WSSU is not your average   D-II program, and will find a way to beat A&T. 
A&T does not play WSSU, because they think that they are better than WSSU.  A&T does not play WSSU, because they know that they are not any better than they are.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Maroon and Gray on February 29, 2020, 01:25:56 PM
I don't know about boycotting but I read over on the MEACFansZone forum some interesting comments by one particular poster named blaw0203. Below is an excerpt from blaw0203 to another poster.

https://meacfanszone.proboards.com/thread/37238/put-right-face


Quote
I don’t think Hilton is racist, but I do think he doesn’t fully value or appreciate HBCU culture, and that’s a deal breaker for me. I highly doubt a Black AD (let’s say Milton Overton), at a PWC (let’s say Kennesaw State), could convince them to leave a predominately White conference to join an HBCU conference, no matter the benefits. I highly doubt Hilton would even recommend that a PWC join an HBCU conference if he were AD at a PWC.

Black America is the only entity who’s always quick to give up what we have thinking the grass is somehow greener on the other side, when in reality, all we need is right before us.

Here is another

Quote
Definitely! Some argue that integration wreaked havoc on the black community and there still is a bit of apprehension there when dealing with such things.

I remember when New Destiny (a local Black mega church in the Orlando area) brought in Paula White as it’s interim Pastor after its founding Pastor Zachary Tim’s died. Many were disappointed when the board decided to make Paula White the permanent pastor instead of Tim’s ex-wife, and you still had many members there bragging about having Paula White as their pastor and how she routinely has TD Jakes come in to preach and is on tv, etc... Fast-forward to the present day, you have a white woman leading what ONCE was the biggest Black mega church in the Orlando area, and this same woman is Trumps “Spiritual advisor”. Those same once proud members have abandoned ship and their beloved New Destiny and all its assets are firmly in the grasp of Paula White. Meanwhile, Zachary Tim’s ex-wife worked hard and has built her own mega church from the ground UP that now has more members than New Destiny has today.

We have to protect our institutions in Black America whether it’s our neighborhoods facing gentrification, churches, colleges, even the black family structure! Any Rattler can tell you how vigilant we are concerning any decision made at FAMU in making sure it doesn’t aide FSU in their attempt to take what we have. I don’t know NCATs complete history, but can tell you those same feelings of protecting what ours is something we all have experienced. DTs post alluded to that.

I only hope both Hampton and NCAT are able to thrive in the Bug South and winter be duped into losing what’s theirs. Make no doubt about it, the Big South discussed race when adding them and whatever conclusion they came to in their heads didn’t include them losing anything, but gaining a lot! Hopefully those gains won’t cost Hampton and NCAT in the long run.

Hampton and NCAT are both fine HBCUs. They actually are two of our BEST HBCUs and that’s what’s so alarming about them going to the Big South. White America has always loved our BEST and went after it and historically we have always lost it in the long run. Like New Destiny, we aren’t eager to see our best passed off. We hope that doesn’t happen, but if it does, like Tims ex wife did, we will rebuild. The MEAC will be fine. We just don’t wanna lose a lot in the process.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Que82 on February 29, 2020, 02:46:24 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/6463054080/h87C59D27/wth-did-i-just-read)
:lol: I was thinking the same thing. I fault no school for doing what they think is in their best interest just like it was in WSSU and SSU's best interest to drop back to D2 or Stillman best interest to drop to NAIA or Tenn State for going to the OVC or Hampton to go to the Big South.  If they like it I love it.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: eagle pride on February 29, 2020, 05:13:54 PM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: BrotherWiregrass on February 29, 2020, 06:42:35 PM
Eventually,  we should all want better as black people. Why should our schools keep being sacrificial lambs for PWIs? If you are just fine with showing up, and not "showing out." We will keep seeing the same results  in sports for our schools.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Ram55 on February 29, 2020, 07:08:10 PM
Like i said earlier, my plea to HBCUs has nothing to do with A&T not wanting to play WSSU. It appears they don't want to play any HBCU. Let's not forget why we exist. And our existence is only possible when we support each other. Nothing has changed in this country to where we can stand alone. A&T might not need us, but we need them. When we see schools that look like us and have similar struggles we feel better about ourselves, we excel. So please think beyond the sports. Let's lead instead of always being lead.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Thinkingaboutit on February 29, 2020, 11:04:38 PM
Personally i have no room in this brain to approve RAM55 comments.  WSSU is in the CIAA which should be his major concern and drifting in others lanes    :no: . Now, WSSU  AD hasn't said a word about disapproving the actions of the BOT -Chancellor of NCA&T in making the move in their best interest to improve bottomline figures athletically .   That decision to move is above the AD's head unless asked by his superiors  to provide figures as to the pros and cons of such a move when they received the feeler.  Hilton, stepped in line as expected, per job descriptions - giving his best analysis which inevitably created all these pages of comments. Will NCCU continue to participate against A&T?.      :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod:  Ram55 may further have his stakeholders looking sideways toward him relative to comments made on previous post.  Take a deep breathe and look at the bigger picture.   A&T already knows we will play games against them when convenient- jointly for the right price.  Maybe feelings, void of reasoning, with constituent schools alumni  resulted in some achieving goals to further their program and others ............ :shrug:   THINK!   The benjamins matters to all HBCU and who will take their place?  High minded thoughts pay no bills.     Congratulations on winning the CIAA MBB tournament .  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Congratulations Cleo Hill Jr.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  Do you think it would bother A&T should you cancel a game with them?  There are plenty  PWI jumping to fill their open dates too.   :tiptoe:   Seeing other institutions struggling makes one wonder what can we do to improve and make it work for us all.  Corporate help is nonexistent with most HBCU because we are given a pittance of what PWI receive.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: punchy on February 29, 2020, 11:16:24 PM
I think that A&T's move to the Big South is such a sellout move that "ALL HBCUs" should boycott them. This is far bigger than some sport. They're saying that our sister MEAC schools ain't good enough, then want to keep playing some,just to make money to pay for them telling us to go to hell. They claim its the travel costs, but they won't travel 23 miles for a guaranteed sellout with WSSU. They also want to keep FAMU, and they are the furthest school away from their campus.
Some of you will think that it doesn't effect you, but it effects us all. We need to let them know that their are consequences for doing this move.


I'm asking all black people to boycott these fools. Even with their posts on this forum.

You act as if as though the A&T alums who post here are the ones who made the decision to switch conferences. I think you are being mean, for no dayum reason at all. :lol: :nod: :popcorn:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Que82 on February 29, 2020, 11:41:35 PM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: eagle pride on March 01, 2020, 12:46:32 AM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug: 
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: G-Ram on March 01, 2020, 05:56:17 AM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:


Is it because it's not you leaving?
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Decks on March 01, 2020, 07:19:11 AM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: bluedog on March 01, 2020, 07:35:47 AM
I don't know about boycotting but I read over on the MEACFansZone forum some interesting comments by one particular poster named blaw0203. Below is an excerpt from blaw0203 to another poster.

https://meacfanszone.proboards.com/thread/37238/put-right-face


Quote
I don’t think Hilton is racist, but I do think he doesn’t fully value or appreciate HBCU culture, and that’s a deal breaker for me. I highly doubt a Black AD (let’s say Milton Overton), at a PWC (let’s say Kennesaw State), could convince them to leave a predominately White conference to join an HBCU conference, no matter the benefits. I highly doubt Hilton would even recommend that a PWC join an HBCU conference if he were AD at a PWC.

Black America is the only entity who’s always quick to give up what we have thinking the grass is somehow greener on the other side, when in reality, all we need is right before us.

Here is another

Quote
Definitely! Some argue that integration wreaked havoc on the black community and there still is a bit of apprehension there when dealing with such things.

I remember when New Destiny (a local Black mega church in the Orlando area) brought in Paula White as it’s interim Pastor after its founding Pastor Zachary Tim’s died. Many were disappointed when the board decided to make Paula White the permanent pastor instead of Tim’s ex-wife, and you still had many members there bragging about having Paula White as their pastor and how she routinely has TD Jakes come in to preach and is on tv, etc... Fast-forward to the present day, you have a white woman leading what ONCE was the biggest Black mega church in the Orlando area, and this same woman is Trumps “Spiritual advisor”. Those same once proud members have abandoned ship and their beloved New Destiny and all its assets are firmly in the grasp of Paula White. Meanwhile, Zachary Tim’s ex-wife worked hard and has built her own mega church from the ground UP that now has more members than New Destiny has today.

We have to protect our institutions in Black America whether it’s our neighborhoods facing gentrification, churches, colleges, even the black family structure! Any Rattler can tell you how vigilant we are concerning any decision made at FAMU in making sure it doesn’t aide FSU in their attempt to take what we have. I don’t know NCATs complete history, but can tell you those same feelings of protecting what ours is something we all have experienced. DTs post alluded to that.

I only hope both Hampton and NCAT are able to thrive in the Bug South and winter be duped into losing what’s theirs. Make no doubt about it, the Big South discussed race when adding them and whatever conclusion they came to in their heads didn’t include them losing anything, but gaining a lot! Hopefully those gains won’t cost Hampton and NCAT in the long run.

Hampton and NCAT are both fine HBCUs. They actually are two of our BEST HBCUs and that’s what’s so alarming about them going to the Big South. White America has always loved our BEST and went after it and historically we have always lost it in the long run. Like New Destiny, we aren’t eager to see our best passed off. We hope that doesn’t happen, but if it does, like Tims ex wife did, we will rebuild. The MEAC will be fine. We just don’t wanna lose a lot in the process.

He hit the nail smack dab on the head
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: westcoastaggie on March 01, 2020, 09:44:05 AM
I think that A&T's move to the Big South is such a sellout move that "ALL HBCUs" should boycott them. This is far bigger than some sport. They're saying that our sister MEAC schools ain't good enough, then want to keep playing some,just to make money to pay for them telling us to go to hell. They claim its the travel costs, but they won't travel 23 miles for a guaranteed sellout with WSSU. They also want to keep FAMU, and they are the furthest school away from their campus.
Some of you will think that it doesn't effect you, but it effects us all. We need to let them know that their are consequences for doing this move.


I'm asking all black people to boycott these fools. Even with their posts on this forum.

What a stupid a** post and thread.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: westcoastaggie on March 01, 2020, 09:45:09 AM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?

 :tiptoe:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Que82 on March 01, 2020, 10:06:45 AM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?
Uh oh, school/church is out.  :lol:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: BisonBlu on March 01, 2020, 10:14:15 AM
Well I’m not down to boycott NCAT.  Aggie supports travel well and if they are able to keep 3 HBCU opponents in rotation each season they will be fine. And  if they would like to play a home-and-home with Howard I am not opposed to it. Everyone keep talking about how they have to travel to  Georgia, NJ and Alabama. But these trips for football only and every other year saving major travel money with non-revenue sports. Let’s be honest the financial impact will be there.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Ram55 on March 01, 2020, 10:42:28 AM
Personally i have no room in this brain to approve RAM55 comments.  WSSU is in the CIAA which should be his major concern and drifting in others lanes    :no: . Now, WSSU  AD hasn't said a word about disapproving the actions of the BOT -Chancellor of NCA&T in making the move in their best interest to improve bottomline figures athletically .   That decision to move is above the AD's head unless asked by his superiors  to provide figures as to the pros and cons of such a move when they received the feeler.  Hilton, stepped in line as expected, per job descriptions - giving his best analysis which inevitably created all these pages of comments. Will NCCU continue to participate against A&T?.      :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod:  Ram55 may further have his stakeholders looking sideways toward him relative to comments made on previous post.  Take a deep breathe and look at the bigger picture.   A&T already knows we will play games against them when convenient- jointly for the right price.  Maybe feelings, void of reasoning, with constituent schools alumni  resulted in some achieving goals to further their program and others ............ :shrug:   THINK!   The benjamins matters to all HBCU and who will take their place?  High minded thoughts pay no bills.     Congratulations on winning the CIAA MBB tournament .  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Congratulations Cleo Hill Jr.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  Do you think it would bother A&T should you cancel a game with them?  There are plenty  PWI jumping to fill their open dates too.   :tiptoe:   Seeing other institutions struggling makes one wonder what can we do to improve and make it work for us all.  Corporate help is nonexistent with most HBCU because we are given a pittance of what PWI receive.

Please, grow a brain before you make another useless post.
All HBCUs can find reasons to abandon our conferences to join PWC. What effect would that have on our culture? Think beyond sports.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: NEIGHBORHOODSUPERSTAR on March 01, 2020, 12:31:28 PM
Ram55,
I don't disagree with a lot of what you've stated.  I still hate the move to the Big South; I understand why it was made, but I really don't care for it.  Personally, I'm not even convinced the Big South is going to be around in another 10 years.  From travel costs, to fellow institutions struggling financially, to accreditation/academic issues.....I get it; some of our fellow MEAC schools are struggling.  Does that mean we should bolt for the Big South - I'm not so convinced about it, but I have no other choice to go along with it (for now).

I can't speak for anyone else, but I feel a personal way about still scheduling our MEAC brethren.  I still feel there is a "why buy the cow when you can still get the milk for free" mentality when it comes to A&T picking which MEAC schools they'll choose to play.

We'll play FAMU, but won't play Bethune....
We'll play Central, but won't play Norfolk....
We'll play SCSU, but won't play Del St....

To me, I just don't like the way we're approaching this.  Even though Aggies may think this is cool, to be honest, if you were on the other side of this....you'd be saying "Who do these condescending negroes think they are? They don't want to be around with us anymore, but still want to pop in every now and then when it's convenient for THEM."

That's why I was the one who started the thread on MEACfanszone.  I know money talks, but I still don't like the attitude of scheduling those MEAC schools who we deem are "good enough" to still compete against while leaving other MEAC schools off......and some of those schools are ones who actually may need our visible profile on their campuses more than those whom we are likely to schedule. 

....and to be honest, I see a lot of "Delaware State's" in the Big South more than I see "FAMU's or Central's."  What I mean by that is that the buzz from weekend to weekend on who we'll be playing will likely not be anywhere close to where it is now. 

Don't think that every Aggie is doing the "Big South 2-step."  This was not and is still not a popular move to many Aggies.....irrespective of what some may say on this and other sites.

Again, I'm going along with it.  If it works, I'll say the Chancellor and the A&T BOT are geniuses.  If it doesn't work, they will be excoriated by me (and likely others), with their job statuses also needing to be put into question.  I'm hoping for the former, even though I don't believe the Big South is some remarkable step up (((now I will say this - their profile in many of our eyes may not be as great as the MEAC, but their athletic competition IS BETTER))).

This is still a tough decision that I still have not come to 100% grips with.  I may never come to 100% grips with it.  We'll see how the future unfolds.....

By the way, congrats to the Rams on winning the CIAA title yesterday. 
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Decks on March 01, 2020, 12:44:17 PM
Ram55,
I don't disagree with a lot of what you've stated.  I still hate the move to the Big South; I understand why it was made, but I really don't care for it.  Personally, I'm not even convinced the Big South is going to be around in another 10 years.  From travel costs, to fellow institutions struggling financially, to accreditation/academic issues.....I get it; some of our fellow MEAC schools are struggling.  Does that mean we should bolt for the Big South - I'm not so convinced about it, but I have no other choice to go along with it (for now).

I can't speak for anyone else, but I feel a personal way about still scheduling our MEAC brethren.  I still feel there is a "why buy the cow when you can still get the milk for free" mentality when it comes to A&T picking which MEAC schools they'll choose to play.

We'll play FAMU, but won't play Bethune....
We'll play Central, but won't play Norfolk....
We'll play SCSU, but won't play Del St....

To me, I just don't like the way we're approaching this.  Even though Aggies may think this is cool, to be honest, if you were on the other side of this....you'd be saying "Who do these condescending negroes think they are? They don't want to be around with us anymore, but still want to pop in every now and then when it's convenient for THEM."

That's why I was the one who started the thread on MEACfanszone.  I know money talks, but I still don't like the attitude of scheduling those MEAC schools who we deem are "good enough" to still compete against while leaving other MEAC schools off......and some of those schools are ones who actually may need our visible profile on their campuses more than those whom we are likely to schedule. 

....and to be honest, I see a lot of "Delaware State's" in the Big South more than I see "FAMU's or Central's."  What I mean by that is that the buzz from weekend to weekend on who we'll be playing will likely not be anywhere close to where it is now. 

Don't think that every Aggie is doing the "Big South 2-step."  This was not and is still not a popular move to many Aggies.....irrespective of what some may say on this and other sites.

Again, I'm going along with it.  If it works, I'll say the Chancellor and the A&T BOT are geniuses.  If it doesn't work, they will be excoriated by me (and likely others), with their job statuses also needing to be put into question.  I'm hoping for the former, even though I don't believe the Big South is some remarkable step up (((now I will say this - their profile in many of our eyes may not be as great as the MEAC, but their athletic competition IS BETTER))).

This is still a tough decision that I still have not come to 100% grips with.  I may never come to 100% grips with it.  We'll see how the future unfolds.....

By the way, congrats to the Rams on winning the CIAA title yesterday.


Overall I also do not consider the BSC a step up. Lateral move in my mind. Even though the AD told me twice over the last 5 years this move was under consideration  I would have preferred to remain in the MEAC. The conference has some major issues and travel expenses is at the forefront. I would like to think that we could have tried to use our influence to effect change...….or perhaps we did?   
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: NEIGHBORHOODSUPERSTAR on March 01, 2020, 01:08:05 PM
It is a move up with respect to sports....I honestly cannot get up on here and say that the MEAC is better than the Big South in the revenue sports.  I'm not saying it's by a mile or even a foot.....but I do believe the Big South has better athletic competition across mostly all sports, including the major ones (football/basketball).

Does that mean this was a good move - NO. 

We need to re-visit this in another 5-6 years to see what the early returns are.  I don't care what side Aggies fall on with this one.....there has to be some trepidation by all concerning this move.  We really don't know how this move will impact us down the road.  :shrug:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: oleschoolaggie on March 01, 2020, 01:22:48 PM
boycott a&t?  that's ridiculous.  but if it would force my alma mater to return to the meac, then i'm all for it because i "desperately" do not want to leave the meac!  i luv the meac, i luv the rivals and relationships that we have fostered amongst our fellow hbcu's in the meac for 50 years now and hate to see that go away.

hey, when hampton first left the meac for the bsc, they had a lot of trouble scheduling meac teams and they "publicly" stated so.  so in a sense, hampton actually got boycotted by meac schools but it didn't work.  shortly afterwards hampton was able to schedule their 2 biggest meac rivals in norfolk state and howard.

so a boycott won't work.  but as an aggie who is "kicking and screaming" like a spoiled brat not to leave the meac, i'm open for other suggestions to force us back to the meac...
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: FunCkMaster on March 01, 2020, 02:29:47 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/6463054080/h87C59D27/wth-did-i-just-read)

 :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: B-more Eagle on March 01, 2020, 03:00:36 PM
I expected A&T to move to another conference, but I did not expect it to be the Big South.  I always wanted to see one of our better programs compete weekly with some of the best programs in FCS.   A&T scheduling North Dakota state this year, indicated to me that A&T wanted to play the best, and I was excited.

I expected them to join the CAA which is one of the better FCS conferences in the country.  When I saw they joined the BSC, I was totally disappointed.  :tongue2:

Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: NEIGHBORHOODSUPERSTAR on March 01, 2020, 04:47:44 PM
I better not hear A&T moving to the Colonial Athletic Association.  In football, this conference spans from North Carolina to Maine.  As much noise has been made about reducing travel expenses, when you have teams in Maine, New Hampshire, and New York....you better not talk about joining that conference unless it's broken into a Northern and Southern Division.  TRAVEL COSTS - that was the buzz phrase repetitively mentioned behind one of our major reasons to move to the Big South.

Even in other sports, in the CAA, there is travel than spans all the way from Charleston, South Carolina (College of Charleston) to Boston, Massachusetts (Northeastern).   That's nuts :o

The CAA is a great conference, but based upon what has been pounded into our heads about one of the reasons behind our move from the MEAC, joining the CAA in the future would be hypocritical from a geographic landscape standpoint....
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Ram55 on March 01, 2020, 05:24:18 PM
I think that A&T's move to the Big South is such a sellout move that "ALL HBCUs" should boycott them. This is far bigger than some sport. They're saying that our sister MEAC schools ain't good enough, then want to keep playing some,just to make money to pay for them telling us to go to hell. They claim its the travel costs, but they won't travel 23 miles for a guaranteed sellout with WSSU. They also want to keep FAMU, and they are the furthest school away from their campus.
Some of you will think that it doesn't effect you, but it effects us all. We need to let them know that their are consequences for doing this move.


I'm asking all black people to boycott these fools. Even with their posts on this forum.

You act as if as though the A&T alums who post here are the ones who made the decision to switch conferences. I think you are being mean, for no dayum reason at all. :lol: :nod: :popcorn:

Four Aggies can protest at a food counter but they can't publicly protest their administration selling them out?
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Que82 on March 01, 2020, 05:28:43 PM
Well I’m not down to boycott NCAT.  Aggie supports travel well and if they are able to keep 3 HBCU opponents in rotation each season they will be fine. And  if they would like to play a home-and-home with Howard I am not opposed to it. Everyone keep talking about how they have to travel to  Georgia, NJ and Alabama. But these trips for football only and every other year saving major travel money with non-revenue sports. Let’s be honest the financial impact will be there.
If they can curtail a drop in attendance the impact will be felt.  If attendance drops off that may be a serious problem.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: eagle pride on March 01, 2020, 05:30:33 PM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?



Why you call me out like that... :lol:  When we were moving up, Central did take a look at the Big South and I was all for it.  Thank God the powers that be went home to the MEAC.  I wasn't disappointed at all when the decision was made to join the MEAC.  My problem is not you guys leaving.  My problem is that you are leaving but still banking on playing MEAC teams. :shrug:   
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: B-more Eagle on March 01, 2020, 05:35:22 PM
I expected A&T to move to another conference, but I did not expect it to be the Big South.  I always wanted to see one of our better programs compete weekly with some of the best programs in FCS.   A&T scheduling North Dakota state this year, indicated to me that A&T wanted to play the best, and I was excited.

I expected them to join the CAA which is one of the better FCS conferences in the country.  When I saw they joined the BSC, I was totally disappointed.  :tongue2:



To say it another way, A&T is to good for the BIG South.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Ram55 on March 01, 2020, 05:35:38 PM
I don't know about boycotting but I read over on the MEACFansZone forum some interesting comments by one particular poster named blaw0203. Below is an excerpt from blaw0203 to another poster.

https://meacfanszone.proboards.com/thread/37238/put-right-face


Quote
I don’t think Hilton is racist, but I do think he doesn’t fully value or appreciate HBCU culture, and that’s a deal breaker for me. I highly doubt a Black AD (let’s say Milton Overton), at a PWC (let’s say Kennesaw State), could convince them to leave a predominately White conference to join an HBCU conference, no matter the benefits. I highly doubt Hilton would even recommend that a PWC join an HBCU conference if he were AD at a PWC.

Black America is the only entity who’s always quick to give up what we have thinking the grass is somehow greener on the other side, when in reality, all we need is right before us.

Here is another

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Definitely! Some argue that integration wreaked havoc on the black community and there still is a bit of apprehension there when dealing with such things.

I remember when New Destiny (a local Black mega church in the Orlando area) brought in Paula White as it’s interim Pastor after its founding Pastor Zachary Tim’s died. Many were disappointed when the board decided to make Paula White the permanent pastor instead of Tim’s ex-wife, and you still had many members there bragging about having Paula White as their pastor and how she routinely has TD Jakes come in to preach and is on tv, etc... Fast-forward to the present day, you have a white woman leading what ONCE was the biggest Black mega church in the Orlando area, and this same woman is Trumps “Spiritual advisor”. Those same once proud members have abandoned ship and their beloved New Destiny and all its assets are firmly in the grasp of Paula White. Meanwhile, Zachary Tim’s ex-wife worked hard and has built her own mega church from the ground UP that now has more members than New Destiny has today.

We have to protect our institutions in Black America whether it’s our neighborhoods facing gentrification, churches, colleges, even the black family structure! Any Rattler can tell you how vigilant we are concerning any decision made at FAMU in making sure it doesn’t aide FSU in their attempt to take what we have. I don’t know NCATs complete history, but can tell you those same feelings of protecting what ours is something we all have experienced. DTs post alluded to that.

I only hope both Hampton and NCAT are able to thrive in the Bug South and winter be duped into losing what’s theirs. Make no doubt about it, the Big South discussed race when adding them and whatever conclusion they came to in their heads didn’t include them losing anything, but gaining a lot! Hopefully those gains won’t cost Hampton and NCAT in the long run.

Hampton and NCAT are both fine HBCUs. They actually are two of our BEST HBCUs and that’s what’s so alarming about them going to the Big South. White America has always loved our BEST and went after it and historically we have always lost it in the long run. Like New Destiny, we aren’t eager to see our best passed off. We hope that doesn’t happen, but if it does, like Tims ex wife did, we will rebuild. The MEAC will be fine. We just don’t wanna lose a lot in the process.

He hit the nail smack dab on the head

Wow! You're right about that hitting the nail on the head. That's what I have been trying to say. After some of the comments from this forum, I was giving up hope for us brothers.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Thinkingaboutit on March 01, 2020, 05:48:38 PM
NCCU IS NOT PLANNING TO BOYCOTT our rivals over the move to another conference.  (FACT)  All this foolish talk from those  groveling in past post for the opportunity to resume a game with the Aggies.   Ram55, ask your AD would she consider the thesis you proposed (HBCUs should boycott A&T) over a move not affecting your school nor your conference but having  an effect on your bottom line financially in athletics.    I can tell you in advance, leave this alone, let folks who are paid as charge' d affairs knowing all the figures of what's needed to succeed on that campus.  THERE WILL NOT BE A BOYCOTT IN DURHAM despite opinions expressed by the rest of this Fan Forum board concerning the move by the Chancellor and BOT at A&T.   Hilton is NOT your enemy, but charged by aforementioned with getting it done via marching orders to enhance financial benefits for A&T.    DONE DEAL !   That is what ADs do!  :( :(  Besides  this is no Civil Rights violation.    :brickwall:  A business move that hopefully work for Hampton and A&T. :shrug:       
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: JAG89 on March 01, 2020, 07:24:23 PM
I'm all for integration in order to get equal and fair treatment, but when I think of equal and fair treatment, I see the so-called integration of this country's public schools.  In some cases, on paper the schools are integrated, but more segregated than ever behind the walls of those schools.  Somehow, public school systems have managed to segregate those classrooms where it counts. I hope this won't be the case for A&T. Using Black Wall Street as a perfect example, I still believe Black people can rise up and manage things themselves, providing that Whites don't physically attack us.  But we have to cut out all the foolishness and start thinking clearer. It's not hard to self-improve without the help others or their money.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: B-more Eagle on March 01, 2020, 07:58:23 PM
I read a story on this board that the Big South is moving their Basketball tournament to Charlotte next year.  They have played their tournament on one of their campus for many years without any problems.  Who do they expect to draw the people to Charlotte to make money?  Who do they expect to draw fans to their home football games?  Maybe it is their newest member.  What do their newest member get out of this?
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: punchy on March 01, 2020, 08:34:31 PM
I better not hear A&T moving to the Colonial Athletic Association.  In football, this conference spans from North Carolina to Maine.  As much noise has been made about reducing travel expenses, when you have teams in Maine, New Hampshire, and New York....you better not talk about joining that conference unless it's broken into a Northern and Southern Division.  TRAVEL COSTS - that was the buzz phrase repetitively mentioned behind one of our major reasons to move to the Big South.

Even in other sports, in the CAA, there is travel than spans all the way from Charleston, South Carolina (College of Charleston) to Boston, Massachusetts (Northeastern).   That's nuts :o

The CAA is a great conference, but based upon what has been pounded into our heads about one of the reasons behind our move from the MEAC, joining the CAA in the future would be hypocritical from a geographic landscape standpoint....

I honestly thought that if A&T made a conference move, it would be to go to the Southern Conference. Geographically, that would have made sense with Samford, West Carolina, Furman, Wofford, The Citadel, Chattanooga, ETSU, VMI and Mercer
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: The Truth on March 01, 2020, 08:37:13 PM
Nothing to see here.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: JAG89 on March 01, 2020, 08:50:30 PM
IMO, CAA is a way more competitive conference than the Big South.  Playing JMU annually would be a drastic step up.  IMO, they are like the third best football program in Virginia behind Virginia Tech and UVA.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: westcoastaggie on March 01, 2020, 10:06:38 PM
I better not hear A&T moving to the Colonial Athletic Association.  In football, this conference spans from North Carolina to Maine.  As much noise has been made about reducing travel expenses, when you have teams in Maine, New Hampshire, and New York....you better not talk about joining that conference unless it's broken into a Northern and Southern Division.  TRAVEL COSTS - that was the buzz phrase repetitively mentioned behind one of our major reasons to move to the Big South.

Even in other sports, in the CAA, there is travel than spans all the way from Charleston, South Carolina (College of Charleston) to Boston, Massachusetts (Northeastern).   That's nuts :o

The CAA is a great conference, but based upon what has been pounded into our heads about one of the reasons behind our move from the MEAC, joining the CAA in the future would be hypocritical from a geographic landscape standpoint....

I would've been happy to have joined the SoCon, filling the void App state left behind.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: NEIGHBORHOODSUPERSTAR on March 01, 2020, 10:31:08 PM
At our last AAF meeting, I specifically asked our AD did they consider looking at the SoCon.  He said the SoCon was not interested in expansion at this time.   :-X
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Maroon and Gray on March 01, 2020, 10:49:17 PM
I thought according to some of you aggies this is just a stepping stone for a future FBS move.  Honestly I don’t know but I posted some analysis about your AD that nobody on your end wants to address.  Go back to page 1 and read.  I’d like to hear your thoughts.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Decks on March 01, 2020, 11:09:56 PM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?



Why you call me out like that... :lol:  When we were moving up, Central did take a look at the Big South and I was all for it.  Thank God the powers that be went home to the MEAC.  I wasn't disappointed at all when the decision was made to join the MEAC.  My problem is not you guys leaving.  My problem is that you are leaving but still banking on playing MEAC teams. :shrug:

Don't worry as nccu will possibly be joining us in the future. You guys have focused so much attention on A&T you may not be aware your school has had conversations with the BSC as well. Don't believe me.....ask your A.D. What has she had to say about this movement? Even better ask, the nccu grad (Shelly Davis) who is associate commissioner of the Big South.   ;)
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Maroon and Gray on March 01, 2020, 11:20:45 PM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?



Why you call me out like that... :lol:  When we were moving up, Central did take a look at the Big South and I was all for it.  Thank God the powers that be went home to the MEAC.  I wasn't disappointed at all when the decision was made to join the MEAC.  My problem is not you guys leaving.  My problem is that you are leaving but still banking on playing MEAC teams. :shrug:

Don't worry as nccu will possibly be joining us in the future. You guys have focused so much attention on A&T you may not be aware your school has had conversations with the BSC as well. Don't believe me.....ask your A.D. What has she had to say about this movement? Even better ask, the nccu grad (Shelly Davis) who is associate commissioner of the Big South.   ;)

and I’d be pissed, but I know about assessing your budget and making changes.

I hate to say it, but if B-CU & FAMU are really the issue why not address that rather than leave the conference.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Decks on March 02, 2020, 12:01:32 AM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?



Why you call me out like that... :lol:  When we were moving up, Central did take a look at the Big South and I was all for it.  Thank God the powers that be went home to the MEAC.  I wasn't disappointed at all when the decision was made to join the MEAC.  My problem is not you guys leaving.  My problem is that you are leaving but still banking on playing MEAC teams. :shrug:

Don't worry as nccu will possibly be joining us in the future. You guys have focused so much attention on A&T you may not be aware your school has had conversations with the BSC as well. Don't believe me.....ask your A.D. What has she had to say about this movement? Even better ask, the nccu grad (Shelly Davis) who is associate commissioner of the Big South.   ;)

and I’d be pissed, but I know about assessing your budget and making changes.

I hate to say it, but if B-CU & FAMU are really the issue why not address that rather than leave the conference.

To many obstacles. The MEAC wanted to split into divisions but the presidents said no to a championship game. I thought the bold step of contraction needed to be invoked, kinda how Temple football was kicked out of the Big East. DSU, UMES, Coppin should have been removed a while back to help cut down on travel. On the flip side FAMU and BCU could have been encouraged to leave to cut off the southern end travel. I thought the MEAC should have tried to make itself a true Mideastern conference which would have included: Morgan, Howard, Hampton, NSU, NCCU, A&T, and SCSU. To late for that now.     

Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Ram55 on March 02, 2020, 08:46:07 AM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?



Why you call me out like that... :lol:  When we were moving up, Central did take a look at the Big South and I was all for it.  Thank God the powers that be went home to the MEAC.  I wasn't disappointed at all when the decision was made to join the MEAC.  My problem is not you guys leaving.  My problem is that you are leaving but still banking on playing MEAC teams. :shrug:

Don't worry as nccu will possibly be joining us in the future. You guys have focused so much attention on A&T you may not be aware your school has had conversations with the BSC as well. Don't believe me.....ask your A.D. What has she had to say about this movement? Even better ask, the nccu grad (Shelly Davis) who is associate commissioner of the Big South.   ;)

and I’d be pissed, but I know about assessing your budget and making changes.

I hate to say it, but if B-CU & FAMU are really the issue why not address that rather than leave the conference.

To many obstacles. The MEAC wanted to split into divisions but the presidents said no to a championship game. I thought the bold step of contraction needed to be invoked, kinda how Temple football was kicked out of the Big East. DSU, UMES, Coppin should have been removed a while back to help cut down on travel. On the flip side FAMU and BCU could have been encouraged to leave to cut off the southern end travel. I thought the MEAC should have tried to make itself a true Mideastern conference which would have included: Morgan, Howard, Hampton, NSU, NCCU, A&T, and SCSU. To late for that now.   

So this is what A&T and its fans has become? You said, " On the flip side FAMU and BCU could have been encouraged to leave". So what would happen to those two outstanding schools you just left out to dry? Some of you people surely have to be Republicans. Doing anything to better your standings, and forget about everyone else.  Your AD could not have said it better. :no:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: PRETTYNUPE1414 on March 02, 2020, 09:13:12 AM
This topic is Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Let's GO NC&T!   Yall need to cut it! (rap song melody)
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: ‘87 Alum on March 02, 2020, 09:33:55 AM
As we used to say on the block,,,if it ain’t making dollars, it ain’t making sense.....
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Jay_Thomas on March 02, 2020, 09:53:44 AM
This topic is Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Let's GO NC&T!   Yall need to cut it! (rap song melody)






*Co-sign*


Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Professor on March 02, 2020, 10:12:24 AM
Well I’m not down to boycott NCAT.  Aggie supports travel well and if they are able to keep 3 HBCU opponents in rotation each season they will be fine. And  if they would like to play a home-and-home with Howard I am not opposed to it. Everyone keep talking about how they have to travel to  Georgia, NJ and Alabama. But these trips for football only and every other year saving major travel money with non-revenue sports. Let’s be honest the financial impact will be there.

Don't cloud this with logic. Like we would be going every year too. But again, some don't wanna see the benefit and growth. Is what it is
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Decks on March 02, 2020, 02:31:10 PM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?



Why you call me out like that... :lol:  When we were moving up, Central did take a look at the Big South and I was all for it.  Thank God the powers that be went home to the MEAC.  I wasn't disappointed at all when the decision was made to join the MEAC.  My problem is not you guys leaving.  My problem is that you are leaving but still banking on playing MEAC teams. :shrug:

Don't worry as nccu will possibly be joining us in the future. You guys have focused so much attention on A&T you may not be aware your school has had conversations with the BSC as well. Don't believe me.....ask your A.D. What has she had to say about this movement? Even better ask, the nccu grad (Shelly Davis) who is associate commissioner of the Big South.   ;)

and I’d be pissed, but I know about assessing your budget and making changes.

I hate to say it, but if B-CU & FAMU are really the issue why not address that rather than leave the conference.

To many obstacles. The MEAC wanted to split into divisions but the presidents said no to a championship game. I thought the bold step of contraction needed to be invoked, kinda how Temple football was kicked out of the Big East. DSU, UMES, Coppin should have been removed a while back to help cut down on travel. On the flip side FAMU and BCU could have been encouraged to leave to cut off the southern end travel. I thought the MEAC should have tried to make itself a true Mideastern conference which would have included: Morgan, Howard, Hampton, NSU, NCCU, A&T, and SCSU. To late for that now.   

So this is what A&T and its fans has become? You said, " On the flip side FAMU and BCU could have been encouraged to leave". So what would happen to those two outstanding schools you just left out to dry? Some of you people surely have to be Republicans. Doing anything to better your standings, and forget about everyone else.  Your AD could not have said it better. :no:

Bro you make as much sense as a Donald Trump Twitter rant. You've got a lot of folks on this board scratching their heads with your mumbo jumbo. Sheeeeet, Lol. I can dang near hear the tweetie birds flying around your head.

It's not that serious. Seek professional help.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: punchy on March 02, 2020, 06:21:53 PM
I just don't see the point in boycotting A&T nor Hampton. They are STILL HBCUs.  :shrug:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: eagle pride on March 02, 2020, 11:14:07 PM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?



Why you call me out like that... :lol:  When we were moving up, Central did take a look at the Big South and I was all for it.  Thank God the powers that be went home to the MEAC.  I wasn't disappointed at all when the decision was made to join the MEAC.  My problem is not you guys leaving.  My problem is that you are leaving but still banking on playing MEAC teams. :shrug:

Don't worry as nccu will possibly be joining us in the future. You guys have focused so much attention on A&T you may not be aware your school has had conversations with the BSC as well. Don't believe me.....ask your A.D. What has she had to say about this movement? Even better ask, the nccu grad (Shelly Davis) who is associate commissioner of the Big South.   ;)



If we do leave, we should not be talking about, we will still play NSU, FAMU etc.  They are the ones we are leaving.  If we want to play them, why not stay? :shrug:  IDK, what I heard is that we are not going anywhere no time soon.  However, not sure if that came from the powers that be.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Thinkingaboutit on March 03, 2020, 08:33:42 AM
The more you read on all opinions from outsiders, myself included, it is baking into a ridiculous stew of name dropping of other schools as if we have all the answers.  The simplest analogy is A&T moved to a new house in another neighborhood, not better than the former, but a new district and all it could do for Greensboro.     :shrug:  We all have to wait to see how it turns out for them WITHOUT MALICE. Then too, have we lowered ourselves  like a bunch of posters with a particular avatar on this board( not having a dog in the fight) replete with complaints, all knowing, excepting betterment of themselves which evolves to the easiest escape of attacking , muckraking and name calling.  Eagles, let us not stoop that low.  Yes, we all love the neighborhood assembled 50 years ago, and hated seeing an old friend leave.  That old friend, is doing what he thinks is best for his family.   
Best wishes to an old friend and hope all works as planned.  This could be the right move FOR THEM. How can you envy hardworking administrators and athletic staff that have been moving forward with a steady pace, albeit, in the MEAC but venturing to new surroundings.  I hope we move forward too, in the MEAC and remain competitive with all in the FCS division.      NO TIME TO HATE, TIME TO STRIVE.  :nod: :nod: :nod: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod:  We got work, like winners, to do.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Maroon and Gray on March 03, 2020, 09:03:33 AM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?



Why you call me out like that... :lol:  When we were moving up, Central did take a look at the Big South and I was all for it.  Thank God the powers that be went home to the MEAC.  I wasn't disappointed at all when the decision was made to join the MEAC.  My problem is not you guys leaving.  My problem is that you are leaving but still banking on playing MEAC teams. :shrug:

Don't worry as nccu will possibly be joining us in the future. You guys have focused so much attention on A&T you may not be aware your school has had conversations with the BSC as well. Don't believe me.....ask your A.D. What has she had to say about this movement? Even better ask, the nccu grad (Shelly Davis) who is associate commissioner of the Big South.   ;)

and I’d be pissed, but I know about assessing your budget and making changes.

I hate to say it, but if B-CU & FAMU are really the issue why not address that rather than leave the conference.

To many obstacles. The MEAC wanted to split into divisions but the presidents said no to a championship game. I thought the bold step of contraction needed to be invoked, kinda how Temple football was kicked out of the Big East. DSU, UMES, Coppin should have been removed a while back to help cut down on travel. On the flip side FAMU and BCU could have been encouraged to leave to cut off the southern end travel. I thought the MEAC should have tried to make itself a true Mideastern conference which would have included: Morgan, Howard, Hampton, NSU, NCCU, A&T, and SCSU. To late for that now.     



do you have the reasons why a championship game was nixed?
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Ram55 on March 03, 2020, 09:46:58 AM
The more you read on all opinions from outsiders, myself included, it is baking into a ridiculous stew of name dropping of other schools as if we have all the answers.  The simplest analogy is A&T moved to a new house in another neighborhood, not better than the former, but a new district and all it could do for Greensboro.     :shrug:  We all have to wait to see how it turns out for them WITHOUT MALICE. Then too, have we lowered ourselves  like a bunch of posters with a particular avatar on this board( not having a dog in the fight) replete with complaints, all knowing, excepting betterment of themselves which evolves to the easiest escape of attacking , muckraking and name calling.  Eagles, let us not stoop that low.  Yes, we all love the neighborhood assembled 50 years ago, and hated seeing an old friend leave.  That old friend, is doing what he thinks is best for his family.   
Best wishes to an old friend and hope all works as planned.  This could be the right move FOR THEM. How can you envy hardworking administrators and athletic staff that have been moving forward with a steady pace, albeit, in the MEAC but venturing to new surroundings.  I hope we move forward too, in the MEAC and remain competitive with all in the FCS division.      NO TIME TO HATE, TIME TO STRIVE.  :nod: :nod: :nod: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod:  We got work, like winners, to do.

Do you always type a lot but say very little. Don't let the few on this forum that support or talk around this move fool you. There are plenty of educated brothers, that attended HBCUs, that understand my concerns. So please do all of us a favor and get out those Aggies arsseee. For once, act like the birds I know and think for yourself. Stop trying to get brownie points from A&T. All black people have a horse in this race. We all have family that attended that school. We all want to have future family members to attend. When PWS take our best players and beat us with them, you don't complain. Now they are taking one of our better schools and you still don't complain. You talk as if I'm your enemy. You are indeed a boy.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: A&T AGGIE 96 on March 03, 2020, 10:02:34 AM
Wow! This thread just gets worse and worse.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Platinum_Sound on March 03, 2020, 10:34:58 AM
The more you read on all opinions from outsiders, myself included, it is baking into a ridiculous stew of name dropping of other schools as if we have all the answers.  The simplest analogy is A&T moved to a new house in another neighborhood, not better than the former, but a new district and all it could do for Greensboro.     :shrug:  We all have to wait to see how it turns out for them WITHOUT MALICE. Then too, have we lowered ourselves  like a bunch of posters with a particular avatar on this board( not having a dog in the fight) replete with complaints, all knowing, excepting betterment of themselves which evolves to the easiest escape of attacking , muckraking and name calling.  Eagles, let us not stoop that low.  Yes, we all love the neighborhood assembled 50 years ago, and hated seeing an old friend leave.  That old friend, is doing what he thinks is best for his family.   
Best wishes to an old friend and hope all works as planned.  This could be the right move FOR THEM. How can you envy hardworking administrators and athletic staff that have been moving forward with a steady pace, albeit, in the MEAC but venturing to new surroundings.  I hope we move forward too, in the MEAC and remain competitive with all in the FCS division.      NO TIME TO HATE, TIME TO STRIVE.  :nod: :nod: :nod: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod:  We got work, like winners, to do.

Do you always type a lot but say very little. Don't let the few on this forum that support or talk around this move fool you. There are plenty of educated brothers, that attended HBCUs, that understand my concerns. So please do all of us a favor and get out those Aggies arsseee. For once, act like the birds I know and think for yourself. Stop trying to get brownie points from A&T. All black people have a horse in this race. We all have family that attended that school. We all want to have future family members to attend. When PWS take our best players and beat us with them, you don't complain. Now they are taking one of our better schools and you still don't complain. You talk as if I'm your enemy. You are indeed a boy.

How are THEY taking one of our schools? Did they force A&T to go ?

NO. THEY made what THEY thought was the BEST decision for THEM!!!

Damn what y'all think. Y'all need to LET THIS GO!!! Sounding like the bitter ex right now.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Aggie D. on March 03, 2020, 10:52:23 AM
The more you read on all opinions from outsiders, myself included, it is baking into a ridiculous stew of name dropping of other schools as if we have all the answers.  The simplest analogy is A&T moved to a new house in another neighborhood, not better than the former, but a new district and all it could do for Greensboro.     :shrug:  We all have to wait to see how it turns out for them WITHOUT MALICE. Then too, have we lowered ourselves  like a bunch of posters with a particular avatar on this board( not having a dog in the fight) replete with complaints, all knowing, excepting betterment of themselves which evolves to the easiest escape of attacking , muckraking and name calling.  Eagles, let us not stoop that low.  Yes, we all love the neighborhood assembled 50 years ago, and hated seeing an old friend leave.  That old friend, is doing what he thinks is best for his family.   
Best wishes to an old friend and hope all works as planned.  This could be the right move FOR THEM. How can you envy hardworking administrators and athletic staff that have been moving forward with a steady pace, albeit, in the MEAC but venturing to new surroundings.  I hope we move forward too, in the MEAC and remain competitive with all in the FCS division.      NO TIME TO HATE, TIME TO STRIVE.  :nod: :nod: :nod: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod:  We got work, like winners, to do.

Do you always type a lot but say very little. Don't let the few on this forum that support or talk around this move fool you. There are plenty of educated brothers, that attended HBCUs, that understand my concerns. So please do all of us a favor and get out those Aggies arsseee. For once, act like the birds I know and think for yourself. Stop trying to get brownie points from A&T. All black people have a horse in this race. We all have family that attended that school. We all want to have future family members to attend. When PWS take our best players and beat us with them, you don't complain. Now they are taking one of our better schools and you still don't complain. You talk as if I'm your enemy. You are indeed a boy.

Hmmm..., so because his opinion on the matter differs from yours hes not thinking for himself?  Sounds to me like you would rather he hold your view point on this matter then you would be okay with it.  ::) :shrug: :nono2: :no:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: oleschoolaggie on March 03, 2020, 11:06:01 AM
:shrug:  IDK, what I heard is that we are not going anywhere no time soon.  However, not sure if that came from the powers that be.

we aggie alums were told the exact same thing less than a year ago!  and look at what happened...
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: B-more Eagle on March 03, 2020, 11:22:35 AM
I will not boycott A&T, but I will have less interest in their programs.  There are not any BSC teams I am interested in seeing play in any sport.  The excitement of seeing MEAC teams playing A&T to determine the conference championships is gone.  The excitement of A&T going to the CB is gone. 

A&T is no longer on top of HBCU football
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Jay_Thomas on March 03, 2020, 12:22:23 PM
Wow! This thread just gets worse and worse.



 :nod:


#BoycottThisThread
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Ram55 on March 03, 2020, 12:43:51 PM
So it appears that I am the only person that gives a hoot to what they are doing. So carry on people. I expected some on this forum would not get my point, but not the majority. So the real question now is did we attend HBCUs because they were the only places take us, or did we go because we understood our situation and wanted to be associated with people like ourselves. So you guys can have it. I'll be the only person that boycott those sellouts.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: westcoastaggie on March 03, 2020, 03:25:43 PM
 :no:
So it appears that I am the only person that gives a hoot to what they are doing. So carry on people. I expected some on this forum would not get my point, but not the majority. So the real question now is did we attend HBCUs because they were the only places take us, or did we go because we understood our situation and wanted to be associated with people like ourselves. So you guys can have it. I'll be the only person that boycott those sellouts.
:no:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Aggie D. on March 03, 2020, 03:43:30 PM
So it appears that I am the only person that gives a hoot to what they are doing. So carry on people. I expected some on this forum would not get my point, but not the majority. So the real question now is did we attend HBCUs because they were the only places take us, or did we go because we understood our situation and wanted to be associated with people like ourselves. So you guys can have it. I'll be the only person that boycott those sellouts.

:brickwall:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: B-more Eagle on March 03, 2020, 05:32:37 PM
Yes, there will be a boycott of A&T’s programs, but it will not be organized.  Many fans will not be interested in seeing A&T play the teams they will be playing, and not come out to the games. 

A&T has been the top team in HBCU football for several years, and other schools will be trying to replace them. The teams trying to replace them, may not want to risk losing to A&T.  Therefore, the better HBCU teams may not play A&T.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Thinkingaboutit on March 03, 2020, 06:01:27 PM
Ram55, It may serve you, your institution and new AD (whom I'm sure she doesn't have you as a sounding board nor confidant) better by helping fund your own home, instead of dibbling in your neighbors affairs.  Truly it's NOT JUST YOU,  its all of US.  The more you read the tragic sounds of responses twisting and turning through small minds, out of our lanes and few Aggies commenting in support of your post.  My Greensboro friends hated the move initially,however, after a short time of reflecting on this matter have adopted a LETS GO FOR IT full steam ahead.  BOYCOTT? ???  :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no:  Waiting to  see what the future holds for an ole friend.  Hopefully, ,like most winners, their efforts will be rewarded by  heretofore sound leadership and strong moves that got them to the point of being scouted by others as a  desirable conference affiliate. ( and who wouldn't?) YOU CRY 55 but it changes nothing for WSSU since you stepped back years ago, unable to compete but continuously rant and rage more than conference schools affected by the decision. FAMU is rebuilding by pushing strong in the conference recently. BCU, always a challenge to all in conference schools.   SCSU and Buddy can never be overlooked.  Morgan, NSU and DSU will beat you on any given day. My Eagles, perennial contenders, are rebuilding our program which will be displayed  come September for the muckraker, Ram55, and let us see where we stand as a program.  We are young so hoping for a healthy ending game for both teams after glancing their potential.     ;)      :nod: :nod: ;D ;D   Get back on the porch where you belong, in a lap, and leave the barking to those who DO.  We will continue to play top competition, including A&T.  Any kid growing up on the playgrounds knows he betters his game by better competition.     
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Decks on March 03, 2020, 08:54:57 PM
I understand 55 and I agree.  They bragging about, "We still can play a number of MEAC and HBCU teams.  Please...  Enjoy your new conference and schedule teams like them. :tongue2:
Problem is ya'll need them as much as they need you. So go ahead and boycott what is normally your biggest payday.  It's a good thing some you don't run your athletic departments, whew. :shrug: :tiptoe:

(https://adeptenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face.jpg)



Why do you think we are so angry? :shrug:

The irony is that back in 2015 you advocated for nccu to leave the MEAC and join a playoff eligible conference such as the Big South. I respect that you may have changed your mind but doesn't this still make you a bit of a hypocrite for continuously throwing shade at us?



Why you call me out like that... :lol:  When we were moving up, Central did take a look at the Big South and I was all for it.  Thank God the powers that be went home to the MEAC.  I wasn't disappointed at all when the decision was made to join the MEAC.  My problem is not you guys leaving.  My problem is that you are leaving but still banking on playing MEAC teams. :shrug:

Don't worry as nccu will possibly be joining us in the future. You guys have focused so much attention on A&T you may not be aware your school has had conversations with the BSC as well. Don't believe me.....ask your A.D. What has she had to say about this movement? Even better ask, the nccu grad (Shelly Davis) who is associate commissioner of the Big South.   ;)

and I’d be pissed, but I know about assessing your budget and making changes.

I hate to say it, but if B-CU & FAMU are really the issue why not address that rather than leave the conference.

To many obstacles. The MEAC wanted to split into divisions but the presidents said no to a championship game. I thought the bold step of contraction needed to be invoked, kinda how Temple football was kicked out of the Big East. DSU, UMES, Coppin should have been removed a while back to help cut down on travel. On the flip side FAMU and BCU could have been encouraged to leave to cut off the southern end travel. I thought the MEAC should have tried to make itself a true Mideastern conference which would have included: Morgan, Howard, Hampton, NSU, NCCU, A&T, and SCSU. To late for that now.     



do you have the reasons why a championship game was nixed?


The presidents wanted the runnerup to remain eligible for an at-large playoff bid.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Professor on March 04, 2020, 10:09:37 AM
I will not boycott A&T, but I will have less interest in their programs.  There are not any BSC teams I am interested in seeing play in any sport.  The excitement of seeing MEAC teams playing A&T to determine the conference championships is gone.  The excitement of A&T going to the CB is gone. 

A&T is no longer on top of HBCU football

Lol 4 celebration bowls in 5 years can't be overlooked
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Professor on March 04, 2020, 10:10:33 AM
Yes, there will be a boycott of A&T’s programs, but it will not be organized.  Many fans will not be interested in seeing A&T play the teams they will be playing, and not come not to the games. 

A&T has been the top team in HBCU football for several years, and other schools will be trying to replace them. The teams trying to replace them, may not want to risk losing to A&T.  Therefore, the better HBCU teams may not play A&T.

Schools need money. Their will be several schools wanting to play A&T. Just like NSU and HU play Hampton
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: B-more Eagle on March 04, 2020, 02:09:48 PM
I will not boycott A&T, but I will have less interest in their programs.  There are not any BSC teams I am interested in seeing play in any sport.  The excitement of seeing MEAC teams playing A&T to determine the conference championships is gone.  The excitement of A&T going to the CB is gone. 

A&T is no longer on top of HBCU football

Lol 4 celebration bowls in 5 years can't be overlooked

History

Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: B-more Eagle on March 04, 2020, 02:19:27 PM
Yes, there will be a boycott of A&T’s programs, but it will not be organized.  Many fans will not be interested in seeing A&T play the teams they will be playing, and not come not to the games. 

A&T has been the top team in HBCU football for several years, and other schools will be trying to replace them. The teams trying to replace them, may not want to risk losing to A&T.  Therefore, the better HBCU teams may not play A&T.

Schools need money. Their will be several schools wanting to play A&T. Just like NSU and HU play Hampton

Why would NSU and Howard want to play Hampton?  You said two days ago that schools did not need money from attendance.  You stated that the MEAC and SWAC lead the nation in FCS attendance, and the money they made did not did not help the schools. 
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Professor on March 04, 2020, 03:29:36 PM
I will not boycott A&T, but I will have less interest in their programs.  There are not any BSC teams I am interested in seeing play in any sport.  The excitement of seeing MEAC teams playing A&T to determine the conference championships is gone.  The excitement of A&T going to the CB is gone. 

A&T is no longer on top of HBCU football

Lol 4 celebration bowls in 5 years can't be overlooked

History

A great run and this year it will be 5 out of 6. And NCCU won't score nor cross the 50 yard line for the 3rd year in a row
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Professor on March 04, 2020, 03:31:39 PM
Yes, there will be a boycott of A&T’s programs, but it will not be organized.  Many fans will not be interested in seeing A&T play the teams they will be playing, and not come not to the games. 

A&T has been the top team in HBCU football for several years, and other schools will be trying to replace them. The teams trying to replace them, may not want to risk losing to A&T.  Therefore, the better HBCU teams may not play A&T.

Schools need money. Their will be several schools wanting to play A&T. Just like NSU and HU play Hampton

Why would NSU and Howard want to play Hampton?  You said two days ago that schools did not need money from attendance.  You stated that the MEAC and SWAC lead the nation in FCS attendance, and the money they made did not did not help the schools.

Maybe you should reach out to their fans and administration. Apparently someone wants this to happen
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: B-more Eagle on March 04, 2020, 05:21:53 PM
There is no need for me to do that, because after this year, you will not count.
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Que82 on March 05, 2020, 01:27:55 AM
The more you read on all opinions from outsiders, myself included, it is baking into a ridiculous stew of name dropping of other schools as if we have all the answers.  The simplest analogy is A&T moved to a new house in another neighborhood, not better than the former, but a new district and all it could do for Greensboro.     :shrug:  We all have to wait to see how it turns out for them WITHOUT MALICE. Then too, have we lowered ourselves  like a bunch of posters with a particular avatar on this board( not having a dog in the fight) replete with complaints, all knowing, excepting betterment of themselves which evolves to the easiest escape of attacking , muckraking and name calling.  Eagles, let us not stoop that low.  Yes, we all love the neighborhood assembled 50 years ago, and hated seeing an old friend leave.  That old friend, is doing what he thinks is best for his family.   
Best wishes to an old friend and hope all works as planned.  This could be the right move FOR THEM. How can you envy hardworking administrators and athletic staff that have been moving forward with a steady pace, albeit, in the MEAC but venturing to new surroundings.  I hope we move forward too, in the MEAC and remain competitive with all in the FCS division.      NO TIME TO HATE, TIME TO STRIVE.  :nod: :nod: :nod: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod:  We got work, like winners, to do.

Do you always type a lot but say very little. Don't let the few on this forum that support or talk around this move fool you. There are plenty of educated brothers, that attended HBCUs, that understand my concerns. So please do all of us a favor and get out those Aggies arsseee. For once, act like the birds I know and think for yourself. Stop trying to get brownie points from A&T. All black people have a horse in this race. We all have family that attended that school. We all want to have future family members to attend. When PWS take our best players and beat us with them, you don't complain. Now they are taking one of our better schools and you still don't complain. You talk as if I'm your enemy. You are indeed a boy.
Whew! :no:

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/text-results.php?country=USA&state=North%20Carolina&city=Winston%20Salem&zip=&street=&within=20&day=0&lang=&orderby=datetime
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Que82 on March 05, 2020, 01:29:42 AM
Wow! This thread just gets worse and worse.



 :nod:


#BoycottThisThread
:nod:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Que82 on March 05, 2020, 01:33:35 AM
So it appears that I am the only person that gives a hoot to what they are doing. So carry on people. I expected some on this forum would not get my point, but not the majority. So the real question now is did we attend HBCUs because they were the only places take us, or did we go because we understood our situation and wanted to be associated with people like ourselves. So you guys can have it. I'll be the only person that boycott those sellouts.
Fa Sho!!!  I was accepted by the University of Alabama, I chose Alabama A&M!!!
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: Jay_Thomas on March 05, 2020, 09:38:14 AM
Fa Sho!!!  I was accepted by the University of Alabama, I chose Alabama A&M!!!




Bruh, I am sure you have NO regrets at all.  :nod:
Title: Re: HBCUs should boycott A&T
Post by: PRETTYNUPE1414 on March 05, 2020, 10:55:20 AM
Close this non sense topic...