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Old 04-04-2021, 08:00 PM   #26
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So, MsProudSooner, who are you rooting for in the title game?
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Old 04-04-2021, 08:27 PM   #27
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So, MsProudSooner, who are you rooting for in the title game?
I was pulling for Stanford. I hadn't seen them play until the early rounds of the tournament. Arizona had the better guards and Stanford was a deeper team. The Arizona coach should get some kind of award. New baby in October and on the road with the baby and her team for all that time!

It was a good game. Not quite as good as Gonzaga/UCLA, but very good.

For the men, I'll be pulling for Gonzaga. I don't know if they can pull it off, though. They'll have to play better than they did against UCLA.
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Old 04-05-2021, 04:24 AM   #28
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Yes, I had a feeling you would be rooting for Gonzaga :-). I am as well. I just don't get the "pull for your conference" thing. I rooted for Virginia against TTech two years ago as well. Perhaps I could get behind ISU or KSU if they were ever in a title game, but that's about it for me.
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:12 AM   #29
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Baylor just has dudes! I donít think they are paying these dudes. Just a perfect group of dudes!

Drew and staff have come a long way!
agree 100%
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:16 AM   #30
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Yes, I had a feeling you would be rooting for Gonzaga :-). I am as well. I just don't get the "pull for your conference" thing. I rooted for Virginia against TTech two years ago as well. Perhaps I could get behind ISU or KSU if they were ever in a title game, but that's about it for me.
Same. I have never understood the whole "root for the conference".

If Baylor wins tonight, how does that benefit OU basketball? Do we get to hang a mini national champions banner that says Big XII from the rafters our first home game next year? Do we get a recruiting boost? Do donors give more to our program because Baylor wins? Do McK and the rest of the Sooner Club get more requests for season tickets tomorrow if Baylor wins?

Of course not, and those statements sound ludicrous, but those are the benefits if YOUR school wins, and none of those benefits go to the other 9 schools in the conference. Frankly, Baylor winning could actually harm us, specifically in recruiting.

Conference bragging rights mean nothing for the on-the-court product.
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:25 AM   #31
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Legitimizes the conference to national recruits. But I understand both sides.
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:31 AM   #32
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I understand both sides as well. I'm pulling for Baylor tonight mostly b/c I know people that went there, and I like what Drew has done over the long run to build them up. Most any other year I'd be pulling for Zaga, but I'm hoping Baylor gets it done tonight.
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:45 AM   #33
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Legitimizes the conference to national recruits. But I understand both sides.
I don't completely disagree, but the Big XII as a conference is already legitimate, IMO, as much as it can be. Gonzaga winning will not distract from that and the legitimization only really helps Baylor.

For example, does Kansas wining a national championship in basketball or by some dream Texass winning a NC in football help OU and the rest of the teams in recruiting? No, those schools reap the benefits, not OU.

I would buy into your position if we were the AAC, but not the Big XII.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:32 PM   #34
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I do not root for the conference. If KU is playing Satan's Minions I'm arriving with a foam pitchfork.

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