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Didn't see this on here but have seen it on twitter .
Wouldn't surprise me. Wonder if Delaney leaves that last spot open for Notre Dame or if they just go ahead and pluck another school and are done at 16.
Bowlsby needs to start being a commissioner and not best friends with Delost Dodds .
I see a push for BC happening next all pushing ND to join the B1G in some sort of affiliation
I'm breathlessly awaiting the day we're all connected by direct neural implants, so we won't have to wait for a 140 character message to spread. Instead, we can all join the debate the instant one person thinks something might be possible.
DeLOST? Is that like CART McCoy? Grow up.
Lots of twitter noise but could be an echo chamber of the uninformed.
If it is true it's hard to understand the Big 10 approach to expansion, at least as it relates to football. The Big 10 is like a drunken frat guy picking up whatever tail will go home with him as the bar is closing. One would think there are better options that can achieve TV markets, academics and decent football (potential). With Rutgers, Maryland and Georgia Tech the Big 10 looks like a weaker football conference.
If true this would be good for the Big 12, if we decide to expand with ACC schools.
This post was edited by Jackdaddy 17 months ago
Any moves that destabilize the ACC are good for the Big 12. Georgia Tech leaving means the ACC will have to grab a basketball school like UCONN. That will further anger FSU who's already looking at playing in the worst BCS ever if Kent State wins tonight and is BCS eligible.
I'd say Atlanta, Jersey, and the Baltimore/DC area are pretty size able TV markets.
And remember this means more money for the Big 10 Network. As the price per subscriber almost doubles when there is a Big 10 school in that state. So they just doubled their profit in Georgia, Maryland, as Jersey.
I get the TV argument. Clearly the Big 10 will financially strengthen the Big 10 Network with these moves. I just don't think these actual (Rutgers and Maryland) and potential (Georgia Tech) additions make the product on the football field any better.
Living in DC, I can tell you Maryland football is an afterthought. VT is much more important to the DC market than MD. I'm not sure how it is in Baltimore, but I can't imagine it really is a big deal there. Baltimore seems to be more of a pro sports town. I honestly don't get the MD invitation.
Maryland is an AAU member and the "Public Ivy" institution closest to DC. Va Tech just isn't what the B1G is after.
Yes, I agree. Darren Rovell reported the following this morning.
"With a BCS bid on the line, only 2.6% of New York City was watching the Rutgers game on ESPN last night."
Rutgers is an afterthought in NYC.
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Maybe bringing in some weaker schools at football will allow for the old powerhouses like Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska, etc get more wins or it is all about the $$$.
No doubt this should result in an easier schedule for those schools. But do they need an easier schedule?
That makes sense, because the TV sets reasoning certainly doesn't.
I think the B1G has blown it with these additions. NYC and DC are not in the footprint for Rutgers and Maryland, so there's ZERO incentive for the providers to pay the additional fees that Delany wants. Maryland only makes sense if they get Virginia to get the northern VA TV markets (and stupidly high standard of living).
While Atlanta is in the footprint for Georgia Tech (considering the school is downtown ATL), it is very much an SEC/UGA town. GT has an enormous amount of tradition and potential but this makes little sense for either the bugs or the B1G.
But by all means B1g, please continue to destabilize the ACC so that we can poach the bigger prizes.
This post was edited by The Dog 17 months ago
We do. This 9 game grind is going to F*ck the Big 12's championship possibilities if we keep it up.
If you think about it long term, the schools added and the additional $$$ they will be getting will help their programs in the future, which will hopefully lead to better football, basketball programs, etc. More money, better programs.
"Bu, bu, bu, butt the conference as it is allows for an easier path to a national championship! Conference expansion just scares me to DEATH! Derrrrp!" - Mack Dodds
Those two are idiots. Especially when Georgia and Bama just showed everyone the path to the championship is making sure you avoid all the tough teams in the other division.
Plus 1... Being saying it for some time...
Bu, bu, bu, buttt... you're not a 'friend' of the program and you don't get paid $5M to coach, so your opinion is worthless.
I suspect the B1G also has a belief that its presence as a conference in the vicinity will increase viewership of all conference games as well as the fanbase for the new invitees in the area. Of course, I don't necessarily see the logic behind expecting a team to be more popular in its own neighborhood upon becoming a doormat.
This confirms what a Rutgers grad friend of mine told me that NY/NJ is a Pro-Sports area... it's not even a 'friends w/ benefits' scenario!
Is he saying it pulled a 2.6 in NYC?
Um, that's not a horrible number the nations biggest market. Without looking, same number of people as a 6 or so in DFW or Houston.
That is not a bad number in NYC for college football. I will look it up later, but I think Texas-TCU pulled less than a 3 in Houston.
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