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Courtesy of today's Raleigh News & Observer, written by a guy named DeCock. Typical Carolina thinking...
The ACC without Maryland is like a car without a spare tire. Life goes on unabated. About all the Terrapins have brought to the ACC table over the past decade is tradition, and if that doesnt matter to Maryland, why should it matter to the ACC?
These grapes... they are sour!
"If Maryland felt disregarded and overlooked in the ACC, wait until it gets a look at life in the Big Ten. All those checks from the Big Ten Network aren’t going to change the fact that Maryland will be as relevant to its new conference home as a third nipple."
So its the same with 100 million more dollars over the next 8 years? I'll take it.
The ACC has no one to blame but themselves. When they took Notre Dame, the Big 10 saw the writing on the wall that the 16th team the ACC was going to go after would be Penn State which would shut the Big 10 out of the east. To be proactive, they took the closest viable team to Penn State that had a TV market everyone wants and was an AAU school and made them an offer that UM couldn't refuse. If the ACC jumped on Penn State when they also announced ND, it may be a different story today. Lucky for us, the Big 10 wanted to expand to the Atlantic Ocean to keep the eastern market in tact without making Penn State an island that would eventually go to the ACC if they weren't proactive.
This kind of leads into another question.
Who in the ACC are most jacked to be done with? What fan base do you all loath?
The RANT is a Romper Room for Degenerates - jwe
Why would Penn State or any other school leave the B1G? Especially to get into the ACC. That makes no sense at all. There are huge advantages to being in the B1G both athletically and academically, plus the obvious financial aspect. I seriously doubt the B1G made any preemptive moves to keep Penn State.
VT has only been here 8 years but 8 is enough.
Wonder if Yow gave him the talking points?
I agree with the first half. Disagree with the second. It is partially the ACC fault. It is also Maryland's fault for not keeping their athletic fiscal house in order. If UVa. can keep their fiscal house in order with the same budget, why couldn't Maryland? The ACC poor (in relative terms) TV contract did them in and the fact they made themselves relatively unattractive compared to the other major conferences. "Both" are to blame.
Penn State wasn't going anywhere because the B1G owns their TV right for the next 15 years. Penn State is worthless to anyone but the B1G.
We should have waited two years like Tom McMillen stated.
“I’m not saying we shouldn’t do this. I’m saying they wanted us two years ago. They will want us in two more years. To totally disregard the athletes and have this crammed down everyone’s throat over a weekend is just awful.
This post was edited by kool 20 months ago
Half of the goons on packpride are making reservations at Red Roof Inns across the SEC landscape, the other half are working their way to the roof top ledge. The N&O needs to save at least half.
and LOL at pining for Rutgers. This is pretty much an ex-girlfriend telling you she never loved you after you break up with her.
I think the "we wont miss Maryland" crowd is in denial. The ACC took schools that the Big 10 did not want, the Big 10 took a school that was a founding member of the ACC. There are plenty of arguments to be made about why the ACC is a better fit for Maryland, why the rivalries matter, but it seems Maryland cares more about that ACC rivalry then any other ACC school.
I am a Big 10 fan, so over the last few days I have spent time reading ACC message boards (UNC, Duke, Clemson, FSU, etc) some of their comments are pure insanity.
Like it, love it, hate it, there is going to be an adjustment period for all of us. I think most big10 fans hope that this can be beneficial for everyone.
MD may not be major loss, but they are a domino.
When MD leaves, that is when you have a problem.
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He is right in the sense that this doesn't change the fortunes of the ACC significantly. They still have the weakest revenue stream of the major conferences and are getting left further and further behind. They are on their way to becoming a Frankenstein monster with pieces of the ACC and Big East crudely sown together. I just thank jeebus that Maryland isn't part of that mess anymore.
Right now every ACC school is publicly saying the same thing while simultaneously working nonstop to make sure they have a proper exit strategy from the ACC.
I wonder the most about Wake and Duke...
i love hearing from all my jackass NC school fans (and even a few from UVA/VT) saying "good bye MD, no biggie, you were irrelevant anyway".
some carolina dudes even went as far to say, "are you going to complain about the midwest bias now that you're in the Big Ten" ... i love how they deny there isn't any Carolina bias for the NC schools.
They're all just jellus loosers.
"Academics is important, because without them....you aren't allowed to play!"
Something had to give and change was inevitable. I'm glad we were the ones to make the first move and, as a result, were able to put ourselves in the best position.
This post was edited by terpinsc 20 months ago
HEY ACC, THERE IS AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM AND YOU ARE THE MOUSE.
Doesn't sound like DeCock has spoken to this fellow down the road.
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, one of the most powerful men in college sports, says he believes the ACC might be in imminent danger. He told Sports Illustrated on Monday that his league is "vulnerable right now, I'm concerned about our conference."
Krzyzewski also said he believed there "could still be some movement in our conference." The Terrapins and Scarlet Knights are expected to join the Big Ten in 2014. Which school might leave next?
Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten is the latest round of conference expansion, but it certainly won't be the last, Mark Schlabach writes.
boy, how bad is the Big East when you have teams trying to get back into the MWC instead of joining the Big East...
Big East will be gone within 5 years and I think the ACC will be right behind them, or will at least lose their BCS conf tag....Once they lose FSU, Clemson, Miami, GaTech, they will not warrant the auto bid to BCS bowls..
well played Maryland, well played.
These guys are delirious! I left, what I thought, was a few great responses to those assholes! (Polyterp)
This post was edited by Shoreterp 20 months ago
I believe you mean FSU or Clemson.
The ACC could pick up Louisville and be none the worse for wear except for the academic aspect. And that is a major consideration. Will the ACC turn its nose up at a school with solid football and basketball in favor of academics?
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