Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

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Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

Post by Aggiealum13 » January 22nd, 2020, 12:27 pm

Could get ugly, and we could be down a member.

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Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

Post by jpswensen » January 22nd, 2020, 12:38 pm

Anyone with a legal background able to opine on whether their complaint is likely to win?

When our new contract came out, I was wondering how the MWC had finagled out of the piss-poor and disproportionate money deal they made with Boise to come back.


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Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

Post by GaryTakeTheWheel » January 22nd, 2020, 1:34 pm

The Boise State football team's success and its widely known and highly popular blue turf have consistently made it a team that draws high television viewership numbers, both for its away and home games.
Their blue turf draws crowds for even away games. I'm glad they paid someone to write this.



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Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

Post by pilotaggie » January 22nd, 2020, 2:38 pm

I'm too lazy to read the actual document and wouldn't understand most of it anyway. The Boise board sure thinks it is a slam dunk and probably the end of Thompson.


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Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

Post by Full » January 22nd, 2020, 3:00 pm



It looks like Boise wanted to increase the tribute other schools pay to them. The presidents said no and then gave notice that in six year they would terminate the tribute entirely. I don’t know where the law will ultimately side, but Boise pressed the right buttons when it asked all the other members for a raise to their share before splitting the remaining amount.



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Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

Post by USU78 » January 22nd, 2020, 3:46 pm

Millions for defense; not one cent for tribute.


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

Post by sneed » January 22nd, 2020, 5:26 pm

Is this how they are normally written? Doesn’t seem... professional? I felt like I was reading a joke but I imagine they have a case.

Not sure how the MWC would have a case. Cool that two presidents voted against paying them any extra starting next year. Maybe SDSU and Fresno or UNLV?



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Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

Post by ViAggie » January 23rd, 2020, 9:03 am

Aggiealum13 wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 12:27 pm
Could get ugly, and we could be down a member.

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Down a member? LOLZ, where's Bozo going, to the PAC 12? Big 12? AAC? :lol:

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Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

Post by Jjoey52 » January 25th, 2020, 6:29 pm

I think this will get settled, imho the MWC doesn’t have a leg to stand on.


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Re: Looks like Boise State is suing the Mountain West.

Post by Full » January 26th, 2020, 12:03 pm

Jjoey52 wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 6:29 pm
I think this will get settled, imho the MWC doesn’t have a leg to stand on.
What is the settlement? From what I can tell Boise is getting their $1.8 for six more years. I don’t know what there is to settle. Do they want to rip up the recently completed TV deal? Do they want more than the $1.8 extra they get? They seem most upset the conference just said six years from now Boise’s special deal will most likely be over and they maybe will not be getting $1.8 million more than other teams. By filing suite 6 years before anything changes Boise knows their deal was ending with an appropriate amount of notice. From what I’ve read courts don’t like deals that never end, so Boise’s complaint actually strengthens the case if the Mountain West decides to make all teams revenue even for a future TV deal.



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