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One of the things that hasn't been discussed but is relevant to the discussion is that I believe there is a greater alignment between DC/Balt area professional sports rivalries and what we now have on the big ten. Ravens/Steelers/Browns/Bengals - great alignment with Big ten. Redskins/Eagles/Giants - great alignment w/ Big ten. Orioles/Yankees and Nationals/Phillies/Mets. Essentially the same people that like the DC/Balt local team hate the teams that you would expect PSU/OSU/Rutgers fans to hate.
This will translate into some unique cross marketing opportunities that you really don't have in the ACC today. It would have gotten better w/Pitt and Syracuse but it still doesn't match as well as the Big ten.
You mean besides ice hockey at Cole Field House, an indoor football practice facility, a basketball practice facility, an HD jumbotron in Comcast, bringing back some sports we had cut and making general improvements to our dumpster fire of a stadium?
Shit, we're going to need some more money, Big Ten.
Ohio State has a $120 million dollar budget and 37 teams! Double the size of the MD AD!
Then they're going to have to kick in a few bucks to make a move worthwhile.
I think it's funny that when FSU and their position in all of this comes up in these discussions you never see it written that they are "happy" in the ACC. You never read that they plan to stick around because they like where the conference is today and/or they would miss the traditions and history. Instead, everyone assumes that they aren't going to move because of the 50m exit fee. It's almost like the collective minds of the ACC thinks FSU can't leave because, "we've got them handcuffed to a radiator down in the basement." Not a healthy relationship....no?
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