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Syracuse and Pitt are BOTH paying the full exit fee. Louisville paid the full exit fee in the 1990s and are in 2013. A&M and Missouri both paid what they were legally obligated to--the new, larger exit fee wasn't in force yet. This is completely and utterly and insane! Yes! A simple Google search will confirm the settlements and prove that you didn't take 2 seconds to actually google search! It's like talking to a brick wall!
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I don't know what you're talking about. WVU paid $20 million to exit early, which is way more than the $5-7 million actual exit fee. You're provably wrong! I just don't understand where you dreamers get this crap.
The exit fee wasn't subjec to any "reasonable time". It went into effect "immediately". This, too, was widely reported and easily researched to be the case.
This is wrong and has been spoken to on MANY occassions. The exit fee hadn't taken effect yet when Texas A&M and Missouri left. They didn't "negotiate" the exit fee amount down--they weren't yet legally bound by it. This is easily provable and was WIDELY reported.
As I stated above, can you give me a single example in the history of college sports where an exit fee has been reduced? Because I can give you a dozen examples of where it's either been enforced in totality or the fee has been increased. I'll be waiting to see this fantasy that you can concoct.
Cool. And you can show me a single time in history where an exit fee has been reduced? [grabs popcorn]. I'll be waiting for this response anxiously, since never in the history of college sport has an exit fee been reduced. In fact, we have many cases where it's been increased so that the program can leave early. NEVER, EVER been reduced. As a Hokie, I'm well aware of how this operates since we were in a battle over exit fees with Louisville, which we won. The precedent is on the ACC's side overwhelmingly.
I'm also curious as to this monetary difference. The B1G is talking really big but still has nothing in place to prove its big talk. In fact, right now the B1G is in a showdown with local cable companies over the Big Ten Network. The huge payout is predicated upon the DC and NY/NJ area cable companies charging almost $1 per household for the Big Ten Network. It's just too bad that nobody in Washington, D.C. cares about the Maryland Terrapins enough to make a dent in the cable company revenues. I'm quite certain that Comcast/Xfinitiy/Verizon, etc. have no interest in bargaining with the B1G over Maryland Terrapin sports.
This is wrong on virtually every account. This is simply completely wrong and based on nothing whatsoever. I suggest you check out Techsideline.com and read the extensive article on ACC expansion.
The ACC isn't going anywhere! Geesh. Mr. SEC really must have no ACC contacts or connections not to get this. First of all, virtually everyone believes Louisville is an upgrade from Maryland. Other than Duke, the entire ACC was happy to see Maryland, a completely worthless program from a TV revenue standpoint, leave. Secondly, during the time the ACC was replacing Maryland with Louisville, there was talk of a raid on the ACC. It was widely reported that Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech were all the most active in trying to keep the ACC together. NONE of those schools want to move from the ACC and none will move unless forced by another team moving first. That means only Clemson and FSU moving would cause UNC, UVa or VT to bolt for another conference. FSU and Clemson have no way of getting into the SEC at this time due to duplicate markets. Clemson and FSU have already strongly considered the Big XII and it was decided that the ACC is a much better fit for them long term. This means that at this point, the ACC is only in danger of losing a single program--Georgia Tech. GT isn't nearly a strong enough program to cause an exodus from the ACC.
Once the ACC wins its suit against Maryland for the exit fee--and there is no precedent in the history of college sports indicating that it won't win--it will ensure the ACC is gong no where fast. It's basic logic.
@NW18 Wow, so many fallacies in this post that I can only briefly hit on a few before getting back to work.
1) Any active, ranking Republican would have been involved loosely in the Bush administration the way any active, ranking Democrat would have been involved in the Clinton administration. With hundreds of appointees and thousands of underlings, you can't ascribe a man's entire belief system to who he loosely worked for. Holding a secondary or tertiary role in the Bush administration does not automatically make one a neo-con--it makes that person a long-time Republican Party activist/participant with good credentials.
2) Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al are rooting for Romney the way Chavez in Venezuela and Putin in Russia are pulling hard for Obama--Romney is part of the right the way Obama is part of the left, including on domestic policy. It's normal that you would have Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc. pulling for Romney--they're Republicans and party men like Clinton is a party man.
3) Obama's foreign policy is remarkably similar to George Bush's. In fact, other than rhetoric, there is no marked difference between the 2 foreign policies. One could even say that Obama is as much of a neo-con as Bush, in some instances even more so.
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