We play by the rules

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/08/07/2512004/49ers-focus-on-rules.html

Pretty good article. The part the made me smile was this line:

“[font=Arial]And with Charlotte starting football in 2013 (in the Football Championship Subdivision initially, then moving to Football Bowl Subdivision), Rose said she will be paying particular attention.”[/font]

lol @ Metro.

“You’re only as good as your staff,” she said. "Nobody at (North Carolina) would have thought they didn’t have the right people in place and that they hadn’t put their student-athletes through all the compliance (education) they needed. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/08/07/2512004/49ers-focus-on-rules.html#ixzz1URF2m1ig

I guarantee Judy said “Chapel Hill” where Scott substituted “(North Carolina)” in this article. WHY?

She should have just said “We have rules here.” and left it at that.

Ahab had Moby, Metro has…

Ahab had Moby, Metro has…[/quote]

I’ll give him one thing, he’s consistent.

Ahab had Moby, Metro has…[/quote]

I’ll give him one thing, he’s consistent.[/quote]

Metro’s problem is with delivery, not content. I know I agree with a great deal of what he says and many here do. He just says it in such a vengeful way that you can’t agree with him.

And I quote…

"Maybe Judy should go to a meeting on the following:
image
tv packages
alum retention
merchandising
finding donors under age 70

worst chancellor-AD combo in NCAA…BAR NONE"

Do we really have that many people here that disagree with this?

The AD has done a crap job in our own city and increasing our imgae and visibility. While App and other school lay claim in our city.

TV? Channelsurfing.net The Offcial TV Network of the Charlotte 49ers, need I say more?

Alum retention/participation? Are we growing at all? The donor base is virtually unchaged from 10 years ago.

Merchandising - I will say this is the one area that has gotten WAY better. Still work to be done though.

Donors under 70 - I would say donors period. I think they do a very crappy job of reaching out to potential donors. They are always looking to swing for the fences with out realizing that the small donors add up. It isn’t an either or deal it is a BOTH.

AD/Chancellor combo - Do we really disagree with this? It took grass roots to get football going. AD is really showing teh leadership I think we want/need and on the chancellor side - do I even need to list the problems? The 2 positives are he plays a political game and we have got funding for buildings, etc. And he said yes to football.

I wish the O would just leave that picture out of articles about us.

Ahab had Moby, Metro has…[/quote]

I’ll give him one thing, he’s consistent.[/quote]

Metro’s problem is with delivery, not content. I know I agree with a great deal of what he says and many here do. He just says it in such a vengeful way that you can’t agree with him.

And I quote…

"Maybe Judy should go to a meeting on the following:
image
tv packages
alum retention
merchandising
finding donors under age 70

worst chancellor-AD combo in NCAA…BAR NONE"

Do we really have that many people here that disagree with this?

The AD has done a crap job in our own city and increasing our imgae and visibility. While App and other school lay claim in our city.

TV? Channelsurfing.net The Offcial TV Network of the Charlotte 49ers, need I say more?

Alum retention/participation? Are we growing at all? The donor base is virtually unchaged from 10 years ago.

Merchandising - I will say this is the one area that has gotten WAY better. Still work to be done though.

Donors under 70 - I would say donors period. I think they do a very crappy job of reaching out to potential donors. They are always looking to swing for the fences with out realizing that the small donors add up. It isn’t an either or deal it is a BOTH.

AD/Chancellor combo - Do we really disagree with this? It took grass roots to get football going. AD is really showing teh leadership I think we want/need and on the chancellor side - do I even need to list the problems? The 2 positives are he plays a political game and we have got funding for buildings, etc. And he said yes to football.[/quote]

I highly doubt we have the WORST Ad/Chancellor combo in the country.

We have top 25 teams on campus with what “big” schools would call a shoestring budget, and we’re getting football in a down economy.

I’m critical of our school’s leadership all the time (especially on fundraising), but some of you act like they’re incapable of doing anything right and if it weren’t for us fans we’d be cancelling sports and closing up shop.

[quote=“49er1, post:3, topic:25603”]“You’re only as good as your staff,” she said. "Nobody at (North Carolina) would have thought they didn’t have the right people in place and that they hadn’t put their student-athletes through all the compliance (education) they needed. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/08/07/2512004/49ers-focus-on-rules.html#ixzz1URF2m1ig

I guarantee Judy said “Chapel Hill” where Scott substituted “(North Carolina)” in this article. WHY?[/quote] Metro’s comments on the story prove he hasn’t learned a second note to sing in his often repeated song. Very boring.

Ahab had Moby, Metro has…[/quote]

I’ll give him one thing, he’s consistent.[/quote]

Metro’s problem is with delivery, not content. I know I agree with a great deal of what he says and many here do. He just says it in such a vengeful way that you can’t agree with him.

And I quote…

"Maybe Judy should go to a meeting on the following:
image
tv packages
alum retention
merchandising
finding donors under age 70

worst chancellor-AD combo in NCAA…BAR NONE"

Do we really have that many people here that disagree with this?

The AD has done a crap job in our own city and increasing our imgae and visibility. While App and other school lay claim in our city.

TV? Channelsurfing.net The Offcial TV Network of the Charlotte 49ers, need I say more?

Alum retention/participation? Are we growing at all? The donor base is virtually unchaged from 10 years ago.

Merchandising - I will say this is the one area that has gotten WAY better. Still work to be done though.

Donors under 70 - I would say donors period. I think they do a very crappy job of reaching out to potential donors. They are always looking to swing for the fences with out realizing that the small donors add up. It isn’t an either or deal it is a BOTH.

AD/Chancellor combo - Do we really disagree with this? It took grass roots to get football going. AD is really showing teh leadership I think we want/need and on the chancellor side - do I even need to list the problems? The 2 positives are he plays a political game and we have got funding for buildings, etc. And he said yes to football.[/quote]

I highly doubt we have the WORST Ad/Chancellor combo in the country.

We have top 25 teams on campus with what “big” schools would call a shoestring budget, and we’re getting football in a down economy.

I’m critical of our school’s leadership all the time (especially on fundraising), but some of you act like they’re incapable of doing anything right and if it weren’t for us fans we’d be cancelling sports and closing up shop.[/quote]

Well I am not agreeing that they are the wrost AD/Chance combo. They certainly are not the top though. My main point is that many of his gripes are legit, just probably not as much as he thinks.

Everyone is always complaining about our “Mickey Mouse” AD, but let me pose this:

Which makes us look dumber? The fact that our AD sometimes messes up…OR…the fact that Charlotte fans constantly making themselves look ridiculous EVERY TIME THERE IS AN ARTICLE ABOUT US?

Seriously, it makes us all look like sniveling whining babies. While I may not be the biggest fan of our AD, in the end it is my school and I’m going to stick by their decisions. I hesitate to even read Observer articles anymore, because I cringe at the very thought of what some idiot posted to make us look even more unorganized.

just a thought

I agree! I plan all my sporting event attendance decisions around the comments in the local newspaper.

Last month I was in Baltimore contemplating an Orioles game. However, in the Baltimore Sun I saw a story about Andy MacPhail and the people commenting were MEAN! They made jokes about his name! How could I dare sit in beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yard knowing a meanie could be sitting next to me.

Lost in our typical banter is that the article says this:

“[font=Arial]And with Charlotte starting football in 2013 (in the Football Championship Subdivision initially, then moving to Football Bowl Subdivision), Rose said she will be paying particular attention.”

So my question is did Scott decide to just throw in the FBS line? Did Judy say it? Anytime I hear us talking about FCS/FBS it makes me curious about the context.
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Piss or get off the pot with FBS intentions.

Agree - let’s get it out in the open. At this point all it can do is help I would think.

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I was gonna go with “Is Lady Gaga packin?” but I think this works too.

All I know is that having David put that line in another article will make it just that much harder to get into an FCS conference.

Really? I mean it’s like the worst kept secret. Putting out in public what I am guessing they are saying in private at this point won’t make a difference besides get people excited about moving up and maybe - SHOCKER - sell more FSLs and garner more interest.

FCS conferences already know or are behaving like we are fast tracking so making public what they already know shouldn’t make a difference.