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Man, I'm really going to miss NOD coming over here and being a dickbag when we're gone to the B1G.
Oh wait, no I'm not.
Keep it up N.O.D. and tell all your friends. Louisville is a HUGE upgrade. The ACC is much better off. Its a consensus of all experts including you. ACC will be the top conference soon even ESPECIALLY without Maryland.
If Maryland fans are smart they will happily agree with this.
Enjoy Pitino in those Col. Sanders suits. I'm sure all the Tabacco road fans who found Gary annoying are going to love Boeheim and Mr. Table Lovin'.
If Louisville was such a great addition then why didn't the Big 10, SEC or Big 12 want them?
Can we flip this around so that the ACC has to pay us for leaving?
Jeff Barker @sunjeffbarker
ACC says it 'has only gotten stronger with the additions of Louisville, Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse.” .
Then the damage from Maryland leaving is zero, and the liquidated damages clause is invalid by their own testimony - and hence zero.
That's why these things never get to trial and are settled for far less than face value.
This post was edited by TimeSink 20 months ago
Ha- that is funny. Hopefully, someone at MD is paying attention to all of this.
less than 10 years ago, Louisville was in the same conference as Army, UAB and Southern Mississippi
Also , LOL at bragging about Dukes 6-6 record this year.
Not trying to be funny – but I could see how it might seem that way. These things are very complex and have their own Case law and methodology for damage calculations. The lawyers on both sides will make all the arguments pro and con about breach that have been discussed at length (and many which have not been).
But monetary compensation for damages has to be more than a bunch of guys in a room throwing mud against the wall (as they did in September.)
Yeah, I would agree the ACC has been damaged, but how much? The way one begins to attempt to calculate that is to look at asset value and cash flow. The ACC has to argue that the value of the conference is less with MD gone. By how much? For example, has its TV contract changed, will it change, will it receive less cash flow?
In addition to that, in any contract breach the other side (the ACC) has an affirmative responsibility to mitigate damage. They just did so.
No way MD pays $50 million – unless the ACC falls apart very soon. And even then, the damage calculation might look at all the former members individual positions and see if they are better or worse off, the damage being the net.
Louisville is the only addition that can be considered. The other 3 were already planned prior to Loh's announcement so I don't think that argument will fly.
Not sure why some of you think bashing the ACC is going to upset a Georgia fan.
Louisville for Maryland. Now THERE was an upgrade ...
The ACC has a real Fall of Saigon feel to it now. We really got while the getting was good.
Now that I think about it, Louisville is the PERFECT ACC school
1. It's a basketball school in a southern state
2. It plays 2nd fiddle to that state's flagship university which is in another (superior) conference
3. It's associated with a fried chicken fast food chain
I cant believe NOD and I will hold a degree from the same university. It is good to see we've upped academic standards since he got in eons ago.
This post was edited by Mr Tiffles7673 20 months ago
the inevitable path for duke is being an independent in basketball, and ivy league for all other sports, right?
Yeah, but it's a DIFFERENT chain. This will be the real downfall of the ACC. A house divided, and all that.
The ACC has fallen right into our trap.
Louisville is the best free agent team they could have added, but adding them officially marks the eventual end of the ACC. Sucks to suck.
If Louisville is so great, why did the ACC take PItt and Syracuse over them?
In here lies the true reason for the demise of the ACC!
I hear in anticipation of Clemson and FSU bolting, discussions with Wofford and Coastal Carolina are moving to the front burner.
You need to prescribe yourself something for that butt hurt.
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