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Concerning the ACC GOR, wouldn't the total amount of media money lost by a defecting school decrease each year? So maybe 8 or 10 years from now the Big 10 could afford to compensate 1 or 2 teams for leaving. They can take UCONN at any time. Maybe before the ACC GOR expires, they will "buy out" SYR, BC, and/or PITT. They might go farther south and try for VA, VA TECH, NC, or NCST, and even GA TECH has been mentioned.
1 week ago on Big Ten Still Focused On The East, Commish Says
Here we go again, punishing a young man for smoking something most of the public wants decriminalized. And don't give me any crap about "it's illegal", as long as both Beltway parties refuse to prosecute financial crimes! Get it?
5 months ago on LSU Punter Wing Suspended For Bowl Game
The last guy who coached at Cincy is playing in the national championship game. Hart could not force Gruden, Gundy, or Strong to sign on at gunpoint. Big-time programs usually don't get their first choice. Part of the problem with bringing coaches to TN are the fans who think they are Nostradamus, who are ready to give up before the first game is played. A few idiots on Twitter are not indicative of the entire fan base. Hope springs eternal in the off season, and the fans will be there, at least for a while.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Why They’ll Work And Why They Won’t: The SEC’s Rookie Coaches
Well, if the day ever comes that college athletes are paid and therefore will be unaffiliated with universities, they won't be college athletes, will they?
This is similar to the doublespeak we get from the DC Beltway all the time.
College FB is big business, and people from the poorest to the wealthiest love it. One way or another, the powers that be will hold it together, even if they have to muddle definitions of pay, athletes, subsidies, tuition, etc. They have plenty of expert attorneys and PR people to do that.
This reminds me of conversations with NFL fans outraged by "safety rules" designed to protect receivers, QB's, punters, etc. Many even defend bounties ( notice they're not on the field!). I tell them, the NFL will not let itself be destroyed by lawsuits over concussions, and I tell them no matter how much they whine, they will keep watching!
1 year, 1 month ago on Slive Defends Amateur Model For NCAA Sports
I hope TN fans are seeing what effect it has when you are calling for your coach's head after two years. Not smart. If Dooley is gone after next year, That will mean 4 coaches in 6 years. With rare exceptions, that sets a program back 10-15 years.
1 year, 3 months ago on Peters Switches Commitment From Tennessee To Arkansas
lodger16x Well, I didn't mean for the skipping of one division opponent each year to be a 1-yr thing. The whole point is to prevent a situation where cross-division opponents only play every (on average) 3.5 years ( 2 opponents per year into 7), meaning that team only visits you once every 7 years. Of course AL-AUB, TN-ALA, GA-FL, MS-MS ST, LSU-ARK could still play every year, but that means another game lost against an inter-divisional or cross-divisional opponent. Something has to give somewhere. If we try to preserve certain rivalries, AND play every division opponent every year, we are going to have situations of playing a cross-division team once every 6 years, with a visit to Your Place from them once every 12 years ( 8 game schedule). Lets say TN has to play every division opponent every year (6 games). That leaves 2 games. But say they have to play traditional rival BAMA every year. That leaves one free game per year against LSU, MS, A&M, MS, MS ST, or AUB. So we would see TN-LSU only once per 6 yrs., and UT-LSU in Knoxville or Baton Rouge only once every 12 years!
We could fix this by going to a 9-game schedule, meaning fewer bowl teams.
1 year, 4 months ago on More Schedule Whining: This Time From Carolina
Here's how to save the 8-game season, without creating a system where cross-division teams play only once every 6 years. Each team will skip one division team every year, playing 6 of 7 divisional opponents and 3 of 7 non-divisional opponents, preserving the 5::3 ratio we have now.
Traditional rivalries like TN_AL, GA-FL, AUB-AL could be preserved. or not. . A&M and MO are new, and have no traditional rivalries, which gives some scheduling flexibility. Is anyone really going to freak out because VANDY-SC, or A&M - MS ST doesn't get played once every 6 years?
Of course the purists will whine about divisional schedules being uneven, but would it be any more uneven than non-divisional schedules now? The only perfectly even scheduling would mean a 13-game conference schedule!