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I just hate it when ACC/Big Ten/Pac 12 kept mentioning academics when what really matters for college football players is a chance to get into the NFL. Those academics conferences can just keep recruiting those weak players and force them to study (because they have slim hope of playing at NFL level) while SEC keeps recruiting top athletes and sending them to NFL.
8 months ago on Big Ten, Pac-12 Partnering Up On Autonomy Front; Who Will Dominate Future Decisions?
The lawsuit filed by Maryland is a joke. Look at the the lawsuit paragraph 109 - they ridiculed SEC academics and proclaimed that SEC doesn't even qualify as a conference candidate for Maryland. How snobbish are those ACC schools. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/terps/tracking-the-terps/bal-document-maryland-acc-counterclaim20140114,0,350106.htmlpage
1 year ago on Fire Up The Realignment Talk: Maryland Claims The ACC – With The Help Of ESPN – Tried To Swipe 2 Big Ten Schools
From what he said, I think Delany really wants his alma mater to join the Big Ten. I can tell he hasn't given up yet, despite ACC's GOR. In next five years if the revenue gap between Big Ten and ACC keeps growing, Delany will strike again.
1 year, 8 months ago on Big Ten Still Focused On The East, Commish Says
Thanks. This analysis makes sense. Now I understand why those TV Networks are willing to pay Big Ten big money despite their mediocre football.
1 year, 8 months ago on How Is A So-So Big Ten Rolling In Dough? It’s All About The Numbers
Big Ten football is just slightly better than ACC and grossly weaker than SEC and Big 12. How could they keep getting most of money? I am confused.
1 year, 8 months ago on Big Ten Per-School Payout Tops $25 Million
@JRsec Well said and very logical. But my question still persists - why being so gentle and reactive? If SEC can get UNC/Duke/Virginia now, why bother to worry about Big Ten? Why worry about ESPN? If we got UNC/Duke/Virginia tomorrow, won't ESPN knock on our door and ask for broadcasting right for next 100 years? Being defensive just put ourselves under the mercy of ESPN and Big Ten.
But you might be right that in the end, the most powerful man in college sports is indeed ESPN (or Fox). Slive or Delany are just chess ponies. My worry is if Big Ten got what they want, Delany could be the most powerful guy - at that time, even ESPN/Fox will have to cave in because nobody can provide the same product (Michigan, Ohio State, UNC etc) in big-population and rich states.
Let's just think and act proactively, no more being strategic and nice.
1 year, 10 months ago on Slive Gets National Writer’s Vote As College Sports Most Powerful Person… We Disagree (Barely)
@JRsec One thing I don't understand is why Slive doesn't want to break up the ACC by inviting UNC/Duke/Virginia proactively? Why wait for Delany to do the work first (grabbed Maryland and others) then get what we want (in UNC/Duke/Virginia)? It's no time to be gentleman or play strategy. I know Slive is really good at it. It's time for action when power is in his hand.
To be fair, this year's oversigning has little to do with past few year's performance on the field. We better show past 10 years's oversigning data and see if the trend also corresponds to winning games.
1 year, 11 months ago on Alabama Tops The “Oversigning Index,” But It’s Not The All-SEC List Folks Make It Out To Be
@AGator I think for the academic people in UF, a Big Ten invite is tempting. I would rather collaborate with scholars from U of Chicago, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin (and possibly Duke and Johns Hopkins in the future). As a pure sports fan, I would rather stay in SEC - who cares about brainy stuff when I can enjoy excitement from sports? Fans would revolt if the academic administrators decide to move to Big Ten. UF's brand is really in football, that's what UF is known for.
1 year, 11 months ago on Which Conference Will Win The Realignment War? It Depends On Your Definition Of “Win”