So many assumptions? I stated ONE thing about the availability of a
player. Where is the “so many”? You are the one making assumptions.
Fact – he wasn’t there. Fact – he was needed. Fact – he would have
been available if we were at home?
Which part is irrational? Which part is silly? Emotional… why yes I am, as
I’m tired of playing with disadvantages to a team that are not created by
team composition or competition but rather by playing road games when
we could be playing home games. This includes the TA&M game now that
its conference as well. There should never be a season where the Hogs only
play 2 conference games at home, but next year its happening.
By all means I welcome discourse, but if all you got is waving your hand
and something and saying “pfft” please don’t waste your obviously precious
time, with us silly irrational folk.
This is a head scratcher for me, too. One would think the clock problem is an easy fix, especially with new scoreboards and video boards that have been installed in the not-so-distant past.
The clock system was one of many “short-term” needs listed by Arkansas in its PowerPoint presentation to the governor and trustees last October. There were three needs listed as “immediate.” From my 2017 article: http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2017 … 0m-update/
— Improved WiFi and Distributed Antenna System connectivity at an estimated cost of $1.1 million to $3.25 million. According to documents, this is needed to improve cellphone usability throughout the stadium. It also would support an expected SEC rule change that would allow radio communication between quarterbacks and coaches, and the use of tablets on the sideline and in the locker room through fiber optics. The rule change is expected as early as next season, but more likely by 2019.
— Enhancements to broadcast TV infrastructure at a cost of between $250,000 and $500,000. This would address sky cam, lighting and power concerns for TV networks ESPN, CBS and SEC Network.
— An expanded locker room for game officials at a cost of $50,000 to $250,000. A document states the existing locker room is “inadequate” and space is needed for 11-12 officials each game.
This is a wrong assumption. For SEC games, you dress 70 home or away. The SEC does not allow the home team to dress more for the game if you are at home. They do not allow that kind of advantage to any team. So if it was in Fayetteville, only 70 dress. Non-conference games are different. You can dress more for a home game.