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  • #1 by jbcarol on 03 Aug 2017
  • Borrowing an idea from AL.com, who ultimately are the 25 most influential people affecting sports and associated with the state of Arkansas.

    Here's a link to their article for ideas:

    https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/893130620603334656
  • #2 by Hawgphat on 03 Aug 2017
  • Houston Nutt and Bobby Petrino?  - - - - They might serve as the poster representatives depicting the type of head coaches we never want to experience again.

    On a more serious note, it seems to me that the Arkansas sporting FANS should be eminently influential in regard to determinations and decisions affecting the fortunes of Razorback sports; - - - but i don't really think that such is the case, - - - - - - and I really don't feel qualified to say whether or not that high-level lack of  consideration and deference to the sentiments of the Razorback fans is a good thing or a bad thing, in the final analysis..
  • #3 by BigDumb on 03 Aug 2017
  • #23 - Bo Mattingly
  • #4 by Inhogswetrust on 03 Aug 2017
  • Lanny
  • #5 by Pillowhead Jackson on 03 Aug 2017
  • Iron Mike Irwin is on my short list. 
  • #6 by NoogaHog on 03 Aug 2017
  • Jerry Jones

    I haven't lived in Arkansas for a while. Is the Stephens family still as involved in UA sports, or did the GSD run them off?

    Is there any of JFB's GOB network still on the BOT?

    I'm sure Nolan still has some influence in the state even if not at the UA directly.

    What about the Tysons, Waltons, Reynolds or Hunts?

    What about the AAU basketball guys?
  • #7 by jbcarol on 06 Aug 2017
  •  Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 10h10 hours ago

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been a Ďgame changerí for Arkansas football program  https://www.seccountry.com/arkansas/arkansas-bret-bielema-jerry-jones-hall-of-fame-razorbacks



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    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones [was] officially inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday night in Canton.

    What Jones isnít being inducted for is his contributions to Arkansasí football program. But the significance of what heís done for the Razorbacks isnít lost on anyone currently in Fayetteville.
  • #8 by Al Boarland on 06 Aug 2017
  • SEC Network revenue distribution.
  • #9 by twistitup on 06 Aug 2017
  • SEC Network revenue distribution.

    people
  • #10 by ErieHog on 06 Aug 2017
  • # 1 Bielema
    # 2 Long   (Because B's production determines his future)
    # 3 Jerry Jones
    # 4 Dave Van Horn
    # 5 Mike Anderson
    # 6 Wally Hall (like him or not, he's been around forever and has old people ties out the wazoo
    # 7 Scott Varady (Exec Director of the Razorback Foundation)
    # 8 Frank Broyles.    This is entirely honorary, because of his lack of day to day engagement with the Razorbacks anymore--  but he still carries such cache that even a rumor about his health moves Hog Nation.
    # 9 Lanny-  The man who moves the fan presence in virtual Arkansas.
    #10 Terry Mohajir  - AD at Arkansas State.  Shows the placement in the state pecking order.
  • #11 by twistitup on 06 Aug 2017
  • # 1 Bielema
    # 2 Long   (Because B's production determines his future)
    # 3 Jerry Jones
    # 4 Dave Van Horn
    # 5 Mike Anderson
    # 6 Wally Hall (like him or not, he's been around forever and has old people ties out the wazoo
    # 7 Scott Varady (Exec Director of the Razorback Foundation)
    # 8 Frank Broyles.    This is entirely honorary, because of his lack of day to day engagement with the Razorbacks anymore--  but he still carries such cache that even a rumor about his health moves Hog Nation.
    # 9 Lanny-  The man who moves the fan presence in virtual Arkansas.
    #10 Terry Mohajir  - AD at Arkansas State.  Shows the placement in the state pecking order.


    no bo?
  • #12 by ErieHog on 06 Aug 2017
  • no bo?

    Maybe if I extend it out to 25.
  • #13 by ShadowHawg on 08 Aug 2017
  • Long has way more sway with Arkansas sports. His decisions affect all 3 major sports.

    He is responsible for stadium expansions as well. His hirings and firings can directly affect the direction of high school sports in the state as well.
  • #14 by mizzouman on 08 Aug 2017
  • Sterling from Center Ridge and THAT'S THE TRUTH.
  • #15 by FraggleHog on 09 Aug 2017
  • # 1 Bielema
    # 2 Long   (Because B's production determines his future)
    # 3 Jerry Jones
    # 4 Dave Van Horn
    # 5 Mike Anderson
    # 6 Wally Hall (like him or not, he's been around forever and has old people ties out the wazoo
    # 7 Scott Varady (Exec Director of the Razorback Foundation)
    # 8 Frank Broyles.    This is entirely honorary, because of his lack of day to day engagement with the Razorbacks anymore--  but he still carries such cache that even a rumor about his health moves Hog Nation.
    # 9 Lanny-  The man who moves the fan presence in virtual Arkansas.
    #10 Terry Mohajir  - AD at Arkansas State.  Shows the placement in the state pecking order.

    No Waltons, Tysons, Hunts or Stephens?
  • #16 by Razor1997 on 09 Aug 2017
  • Robert Shields
  • #17 by Inhogswetrust on 09 Aug 2017
  • Sterling from Center Ridge and THAT'S THE TRUTH.

    Last name DeSalvo or Paladino or Hart? That covers about 90% of Center Ridge.
  • #18 by Inhogswetrust on 09 Aug 2017
  • Robert Shields

    Naw he's to busy polishing his "best economics" student trophy from years ago in college.....................................
  • #19 by IronMountainHog on 09 Aug 2017
  • Gary Blair should be on there. To remind everyone that Bev Lewis is an idiot and to never let someone in Fayetteville make employment decisions based on gender.
  • #20 by Bacon_Bitz on 09 Aug 2017
  • 1. Bo Mattingly
    2. Eric Bolin
    3. Hacksaw Jim Duggan
    4. Biggus Piggus
  • #21 by hogsanity on 09 Aug 2017
  • What do we mean by influential? Are we talking able to bring about change? Also, are talking Razorback sports or sports in the state of Arkansas as a whole?

    If it is UofA centered, then it has to be Long, BB, MA, DVH, and the BOT.
  • #22 by RebHog on 09 Aug 2017
  • 1. Vin Ascolese
    2. John L Smith
    3. Blondies on motorcycles
  • #23 by HAWG MAFIA on 09 Aug 2017
  • Ray Biggers
  • #24 by tusked on 09 Aug 2017
  • NWA Harley dealership.
  • #25 by ErieHog on 09 Aug 2017
  • No Waltons, Tysons, Hunts or Stephens?

    Not directly, no.  They call people who make the decisions, they aren't the people who make the decisions.   And they rarely, if ever, have direct authority over those who do, in any other capacity.

    Money only equates to influence over the long haul.  Over the day to day, year to year, it is pretty limited.
  • #26 by DoubleReedHawgCaller on 09 Aug 2017
  • Petit Jean meats. Hhhhmmmmm ham...
    Co beer
  • #27 by WSPHOG on 09 Aug 2017
  • Wally Hall has absolutely zero influence with UA these days or really the state of Arkansas. He's been past his prime by 10 yrs. The athletic department can't stand him.
  • #28 by Gonzo on 09 Aug 2017
  • Ray Biggers

    He's right there around 10-12


    Go Hogs!
  • #29 by ErieHog on 10 Aug 2017
  • Wally Hall has absolutely zero influence with UA these days or really the state of Arkansas. He's been past his prime by 10 yrs. The athletic department can't stand him.

    His remaining strength is as a rabble rouser; we largely still haven't purging the Little Rock mistake games because of his bully pulpit.

    Thirty years ago, it was much moreso, but until that generation dies off, it'll linger like a bad fart.
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