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Duke is a more valuable commodity to an athletic conference than Georgetown by a slim margin.And look at all the major conferences beating down their door. UNC is far more valuable and covers the same media market and then some. If the ACC goes the way of the Big East, Duke is up Shit's Creek.
This is me being afraid of your totally unbiased opinion.
There is no way Pitt is among the top 15 bball programs. This is where NOD is trying to bait MD fans into ranking MD above Pitt, and he gives some surly response about how MD stinks and Pitt is great.
As for Louisville, I think it is as good of a move that it could make. The ACC didn't use the guise of academics this time around. I also think the move is strategically significant because this is a school that the Big12 might have wanted, and they pre-empted the Big12. UConn, Navy and the rest of them will be around should they need/want to add more schools in the future. Plus, it is probably the best choice from FSU and Clemson's perspective. Lets not kid ourselves, though, it does very little to make the ACC the fourth best revenue conference. The only thing that can make that happen is for FSU to stop underacheiving or ND to become a full member.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BlaketoHolden2 20 months ago
Best possible move acc could make, still doesn't change the fact that (barring notre dame going all in) the acc will collapse if we prevail on the exit fee issue and fsu/Clemson bolt minutes later. Then the Bojangles brigade will be scrambling to make sure they're not the last ones left without a seat at the big boy table.
here's 28 in no particular order:
a lot of those are arguable, but please eliminate 14 for me
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
It is going to be hilarious when NOD completely changes his tune on the B10 when Duke joins. If that doesn't happen then we'll have to listen to him tell us how the SoCon is the best basketball league in the nation.
This post was edited by jsh 20 months ago
lots of if's there.
You think ALL the other presidents (including FSU) voted for the lawsuit for fun?
Oh, and Pitt isn't close to being a top 15 program. Off the top of my head and in no particular order
I don't think any of those are very debatable, and I'm sure there are some others I'm forgetting that could make a pretty good case.
LOL I don't even know where to start with this list. Are we going on some sort of 'over the past million years accomplishments' criteria??
Remember when Virginia Tech sued the ACC in 2003?
That's cool. As a Duke fan you are exercising your only option which is hoping for and believing in a bright future for the ACC. FSU, Clemson, UNC, VT, NCSU, GT, UVa, will all have options and opportunities. The only option for Wake and Duke is to sit passively and hope for the best. Whistling past the graveyard. I'm certain that you have noticed that Duke never gets mentioned in any reallignment rumors. That's because Duke brings nothing to the table for a major conference. Duke's fate is tied to the ACC. Not coincidently here you are telling us how wonderful the ACC is. Poke fun at Maryland all you want but Duke would never, ever be invited to join the Big Ten. You don't have the goods.
NOD is going to be so torn when Charlie Strong leaves for an SEC school. On the one hand it weakens one of his favorite conferences. On the other hand it strengthens one of his favorite conferences.
We must be doing something right if N.O.D.'s back acting like a sanctimonious prick again...
Instant IQ Test #10 - if you think it's undebateable that the ACC is a better basketball conference right now than the B1G.
Whatever criteria you want, just make it semi-clear what you're doing.
I actually give NOD credit here. I think he's one of the few Duke fans who knows to be worried, and that's why he started this thread...
NOD is unbelievably wrong, all of the time, but I'm not sure MD is a top 15 program.
no one cares about your backwoods conference adding another community college.
could this be good for us? How can the ACC prove that we harmed them by leaving when they add Louisville a week later?
Shit, now we're definitely on the hook for $50M.
remember when the presidents for the Cuse, Pitt and WVU voted to increase the Big East exit fee?
Rank these schools in terms attractiveness.
I'll give you mine. 1) WVU 2) Louisville 3)UConn 4) Cincinnatti 5) BC
This says a lot about where the ACC went wrong. I can only imagine the trainwreck had it not been forced to take VT. To the ACC's credit, I also think this says a lot about what the ACC is willing to do to fix its problems. I also think its funny that you are shitting on the notion that Louisville's academics mean nothing to their application while also noting that Duke will be the best academic asset to any conference it joins.
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5 years ago, I wouldve loved this but I'm leaving Kentucky soon.
Why would there be a thread about LVille here? This is the Terps Sports board. MD is not and will not be in the same conference as Louisville.
I honestly didn't know anyone at Duke cared about the long term future of their football program. Or is the concern here that they can't succeed as a basketball independent or in a league with Georgetown and St. John's? One or the other I guess, but either way, someone's more than a little concerned...
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