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  • #151 by ricepig on 24 May 2018
  • As far as WMS goes, I don't really care either way.  I admit I usually watch on TV as I have young kids that typically have some sort of game Saturday mornings in the fall so I don't have the time to actually go to the Hog games. What I am curious about is why no one is concerned with the home game we play in Dallas. Seems like that one should go away and have a home and home with ATM. I don't know all the facts but are we not losing certain things playing there and not in Fayetteville? I know the local businesses are, what about recruits, are they allowed OV at Dallas? Just wondering why I haven't heard much push back on that game....

    First, why would you want a recruit to take an official visit to Dallas? The purpose of the visits are to show the player, and more importantly, his parents the campus, his academic advisers, our football facilities, and where he'll live his freshman year. The benefit of the game in Dallas is that we receive a check each year, unlike a home and home. Having said all of that, I'm in favor of all the home games being on campus, currently, Morris and Yurachek favor keeping the Dallas game.
  • #152 by jcharkansas on 24 May 2018
  • First, why would you want a recruit to take an official visit to Dallas? The purpose of the visits are to show the player, and more importantly, his parents the campus, his academic advisers, our football facilities, and where he'll live his freshman year. The benefit of the game in Dallas is that we receive a check each year, unlike a home and home. Having said all of that, I'm in favor of all the home games being on campus, currently, Morris and Yurachek favor keeping the Dallas game.
    Undstand that with the recruits but that been a huge argument about the little rock game, recruits can't take OV there... if we are getting a massive check for Dallas then I get it. Just seems like a waste to not have it at home also.
  • #153 by hogsanity on 24 May 2018
  • Undstand that with the recruits but that been a huge argument about the little rock game, recruits can't take OV there... if we are getting a massive check for Dallas then I get it. Just seems like a waste to not have it at home also.

    Part of the reason we sold a home game every other year was to get the check to cover the unrealized revenue we missed out on playing in LR every year. 
  • #154 by East Clintwood on 24 May 2018
  • I love the WMS games.


    I did too and attended them for over 40 years.

    Once they started cutting the number of games though, I began to lose interest.  Once they took the 2nd game away, I've never been back and certainly wouldn't go for one every other year.

    They've been saying FU to the fans in the rest of the state long enough.  There's no reason to prolong it.  End the misery.

    Drop all the games outside of Fayetteville (all sports), including Dallas.
  • #155 by DeltaBoy on 24 May 2018
  • The butt hurt expressed over this decision makes me laugh since NWA  keeps telling the rest of the state they got all they need to make the Hogs great !Yet the new AD wants to extend an Olive Branch! Which tells me the UA needs the whole state's support and Cash to be the best it can be.
    Maybe the NWA game only folks need to give it a rest! All the games will be on the Hill soon enough!
  • #156 by Inhogswetrust on 25 May 2018
  • The butt hurt expressed over this decision makes me laugh since NWA  keeps telling the rest of the state they got all they need to make the Hogs great !Yet the new AD wants to extend an Olive Branch! Which tells me the UA needs the whole state's support and Cash to be the best it can be.
    Maybe the NWA game only folks need to give it a rest! All the games will be on the Hill soon enough!

    Maybe they will give it a rest when you give it a rest on using a term describing people from the north. Maybe the pro WMS screamers can also give it a rest.
  • #157 by DeltaBoy on 25 May 2018
  • Maybe they will give it a rest when you give it a rest on using a term describing people from the north. Maybe the pro WMS screamers can also give it a rest.

    What wrong with NWA ???
  • #158 by hogsanity on 25 May 2018
  • The butt hurt expressed over this decision makes me laugh since NWA  keeps telling the rest of the state they got all they need to make the Hogs great !Yet the new AD wants to extend an Olive Branch! Which tells me the UA needs the whole state's support and Cash to be the best it can be.
    Maybe the NWA game only folks need to give it a rest! All the games will be on the Hill soon enough!

    The "butt hurt" is mainly from those that know this is a bush league. Big Time programs do not have to whore themselves out to get their own fans to support them. The Hogs had to sell a game to Arlington every other year to make up the revenue they do not realize by playing games in WMS.
  • #159 by DeltaBoy on 25 May 2018
  • I just find it funny folks are fussing so much about this when it just shows that Central Ark got more money pull than anybody believed.  I was stunned by the announcement.
  • #160 by pigzwillrise on 25 May 2018
  • I just find it funny folks are fussing so much about this when it just shows that Central Ark got more money pull than anybody believed.  I was stunned by the announcement.
    I also find it very funny.  Amazing how hurt some are over this. Babies.
  • #161 by pigzwillrise on 25 May 2018
  • If you took the central and south AR fans out of RRS, it would be a very sad looking place.
  • #162 by flynhog on 25 May 2018
  • I think it's fantastic that the Hogs still play in WMS, And I would rather attend the game in LR.  Am I going to be butt-hurt if all games move up to the hill?  No.

    I am a Razorback fan first and foremost. 
  • #163 by ricepig on 25 May 2018
  • If you took the central and south AR fans out of RRS, it would be a very sad looking place.

    No different than it you took the NWA fans out of WMS.

    http://www.arkansasonline.com/111517razorbackwarmemorial/#34
  • #164 by Kevin on 26 May 2018
  • I just find it funny folks are fussing so much about this when it just shows that Central Ark got more money pull than anybody believed.  I was stunned by the announcement.

    I live in north Carolina.

    so it is not about region of the state. it is about what is best for the program. and has been stated many times, there is no reasonable reason to play in little rock.
  • #165 by Kevin on 26 May 2018
  • Because we've raked in the 5* and 4* recruits over the years solely because of the spring game at DWRRS, right?

    take away a day when we can host up to 100 kids, parents & hs coaches, and see how recruiting is effected.

  • #166 by Jimbob111 on 26 May 2018
  • I don't understand the hate on War Memorial Stadium.  It is smaller than normal stadiums.  In all other sports and arenas that has become a good thing.  Cameron Indoor Stadium holds 9,000.  Most people on here still reminisce about the good ole days of Barnhill arena and the saw dust floor.  War Memorial Stadium is loud.  The fans are right on top of the players. 

    It doesn't have the best video scoreboard. - watch the players on the field
    It doesn't have great wifi. - watch the game
    It doesn't have the best big comfy locker rooms.  I thought these were football players.
    It has old tight metal bleachers!

    The field is still the same size as the field in Fayetteville, right?
    If we the fans embraced the arena as a home field advantage, packed the house, stood shoulder to shoulder in front of those metal bleachers and yelled for the hogs, the games would be fun again.

    I know some of you would rather have your quail sliders on pretzel buns served with truffle fries and a craft beer.  That is not War Memorial.  Get a pop corn and some crappy hot chocolate, or a $4 coke in a bottle from the boy scout walking the steps.  Get close with your neighbor and shake the walls yelling "ARKANSAS" from the West side or reply "RAZORBACKS" from the East.  Watch while a bunch of drunks try to get the wave going if we are up by 14 in the 4th quarter.

    This is a football game we are going to watch.  Be a football fan, embrace smaller environment, pack the house and root those hogs to victory. 

    Quit whining.


    Leather helmets are still helmets, right? Come on, lower capacity is only a tiny part of the problem. The stadium is a relic of the past, looked fondly on for what it once was rather than for what it is.

    For the team, it has the same effect as an away game except you don't have to stay in a hotel or fly. In modern times, there is no need for games to be played there to unite the state by in-state players being able to play in front of family and friends because LR doesn't send nearly as much football talent to Fayetteville as it used to.

    I don't have a dog in the fight either way but I get tired of the excuses for playing there. It's a relic of the past. Rather than a bitter, fight-to-the-end mentality, Hog fans should remember it fondly as they let it go.  It has become an outdoor, tailgating festival with fewer and fewer actually going into the game. The glory is gone.  WMS is like a once-great fighter who tries to make a come back. Remember the glory and move on.
  • #167 by LZH on 27 May 2018
  • Football should be played on grass.
  • #168 by oldhawg on 27 May 2018
  • An old survey (2012).  How unique it is for Arkansas to be playing home games at WMS?

    http://www.footballgeography.com/list-of-fbs-stadiums-sorted-by-distance-to-the-campus/

    Even Massachusetts whose home games were 68 miles from campus was a temporary happening pending renovation of their on-campus stadium.

    The question is:
    Is this unique situation one that Arkansas (University and fans) should laud as a tradition worth maintaining, and build on the positives of playing in Little Rock once a year,

    or

    Is it time to end the tradition and move on to exclusively on-campus home games?

    Interestingly, there has been an uptick in recent years of teams playing one game a year at neutral sites.

    I have to admit that personally, my thoughts and feelings about playing an annual game in WMS are ambivalent, and ultimately I will be satisfied with what the PTB decide.
  • #169 by Inhogswetrust on 30 May 2018
  • An old survey (2012).  How unique it is for Arkansas to be playing home games at WMS?

    http://www.footballgeography.com/list-of-fbs-stadiums-sorted-by-distance-to-the-campus/

    Even Massachusetts whose home games were 68 miles from campus was a temporary happening pending renovation of their on-campus stadium.

    The question is:
    Is this unique situation one that Arkansas (University and fans) should laud as a tradition worth maintaining, and build on the positives of playing in Little Rock once a year,

    or

    Is it time to end the tradition and move on to exclusively on-campus home games?

    Interestingly, there has been an uptick in recent years of teams playing one game a year at neutral sites.

    I have to admit that personally, my thoughts and feelings about playing an annual game in WMS are ambivalent, and ultimately I will be satisfied with what the PTB decide.

    The list is for the respective schools regular home games and not a once or twice a year deal. Interesting to note only five of them were double digits distance from campus. And also since UMass was a temporary deal during renovation of their on campus stadium then actually only four of them were that far away from campus.
  • #170 by PorkSoda on 30 May 2018
  • Football should be played on grass.
    actually it should be played on sand.  think of what the 40 times would look like then.  should cut down on some of those high speed collisions on kick offs, too.
  • #171 by Captain Hogthrob on 05 Jun 2018
  • Tastes Great!
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