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Yes. As Swofford noted, there will be "enhancement" to the TV deal. Also, the new exit fee applies to ND. They will be full members in less than ten years I would imagine.
"roomers are for bitches and bitches get fucked up."
agree, I had this sentiment but others in a thread long ago thought ND was not in a position of leverage, Clearly that's not the case. The ACC does effectively make it impossible for the conference to get threatened again, at least for a while until $50M isn't worth that much.
The exit fee is not $50 million. It is three times the ACC budget, which makes the buyout currently over $50 million. It will increase with inflation so it does not need to be adjusted. ACC is in it for the long haul.
I'm sure I'm missing something, I'm not good on conference politics, but why do teams agree to jacking the exit fee like this? I can see why some teams know they have no future without the conference they're in, and they WANT everybody else locked in, but that isn't the case for all teams.
There must be a reason I'm not understanding.
thanks, but the exact amount is not all that important to most of us, just the fact that it's large enough to deter will suffice.
I hate repeating rumors, so I am only going to say this once:
Word here in upstate NY, neutral territory, is that ND will clearly become a full football member of the ACC when their TV contract expires.
What would you think today if you were a Big 10 fan? Responses, pls...
Like I said earlier, Delaney probably has a big shit stain in his pants today because if ND becomes a full FB member, I think another Big 10 school is going to jump to the ACC and my money is on UPS.
Great, throw UPS in our conference so all my most hated teams are conference rivals.
I'll believe it when it's in writing.
Yep. I'm sure the Big East folks thought the same thing was going to happen years ago.
I'm pretty curious about who wooed who here. I mean ACC wooing ND is for pretty obvious reasons, but if football scheduling drove the bus, isn't it possible that ND approached the ACC because of the constraints and years-ahead planning required?
That and bowl tie-ins. ND was going to be a major loser in the upcoming bowl system changes. The ACC gives them a seat at the table and a home for a bowl most years.
There's obviously the chance that whatever the playoff evolves into could put an extra emphasis on Conference Champions and ND's best option would be to become full members.
I always thought Clemson and FSU would eventually jump to the SEC. Adding prestige to the conference makes that less likely.
Does anyone know exactly how the bowl tie ins are going to work? I am sure there has to be a bunch of stipulations to protect full members
It's impossible to say...
probably because 99% are bandwagon whore's who like both already...
The within one game rule applies to ND. Though I would imagine as they don't play a conference schedule it would be overall schedule. So a 7-5 Notre Dame team can jump over an 8-4 ACC team, but not a 9-3 ACC team.
Given their obligation to play five ACC schools and their existing high profile game commitments, it doesn't leave much room for cupcakes. I would expect a Notre Dame team that goes 7-5 to be as good as if not better than its record. The leapfrog rule might not be as bad as it seems on face value.
edit: and if any of you are entertained my reading other perspectives, some great threads over at: http://notredame.rivals.com/forum.asp?fid=335. I am engrossed by the Notre Dame fanbase's reaction.
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There TV deal almost prevents them from playing true cupcakes. Usuallly outside the academies the worst teams they usually face are decent CUSA or Mountain West schools. It was getting harder to schedule where they have had to schedule more MAC opponents recently, which is why they made the move.
Basically, NBC isn't paying just for ND, but also ND's opponents. Playing true cupcakes is out of the question.
interesting article. Why did ACC say no special treatment to Texas, who would have joined in all sports and brought a huge payout in tv money, but yes to a much worse deal with Notre Dame who is a less valuable property?
Many of Pitt's 58 "rushing attempts" were the result qb Tino Sunseri fleeing the pocket like a man whose clothes were on fire.
Different times and a ticking clock. Swofford needed to make a move to keep FSU from jumping ship. Bringing in Notre Dame in a limited capacity made them happy enough that Swofford could get the approval the hike the exit fee that finally makes leaving too painful for even the power schools to stomach.
Still, it's a shame that they took Mr. Swofford's nuts like that.
well that didn't happen
No it didn't and I have to say I never thought a B10 invite would be coming our way.
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