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Joe Schad just tweeted that the plan ("as of now") is for the Orange Bowl to be at 1pm on NYD even if it's a semifinal.
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Schad with a couple key points:
The ACC should be able to keep at least 50 pct of revenue after it shops the Orange Bowl TV rights
If a network lands the Orange Bowl then it would have their semifinal games even if another network signs the "BCS"
Possible opponents for ACC in Orange could include at-large placements from pool including ND
Expect the Orange Bowl to be Jan. 1 at 1 pm EVEN if it is a semifinal. That's the plan as of today.
That second one seems huge to me. Makes the value of the TV contract increase, the TV contract that the conference will keep >50% of. Wow.
Damn i wonder how much the Orange bowl can muster locking a network with 1 semi. Any other league have that setup with their bowl tie in?
I feel like this deal is a gift from ESPN.
On another note, playing a semifinal at 1 pm on NYD is HOF stupid.
Agreed, doubt when the time comes it will actually happen that way.
So what if a Pac 12 team gets sent to the OB for the playoffs? Do they get Raycom out there?
Not yet, but Bojangles is about to put in a few franchises which will have a direct TV hook-up. LOL
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So the ACC Champ is going to be playing the 4th or 5th place team from the SEC/Big12/Big10, doesn't say much for the league in terms of prestige IMO. I guess something is better than nothing at this point as the ACC was on the outside looking in...
Not really. They will play a good team. The Orange Bowl will be a top two bowl outside of the playoffs in years where Miami doesn't host.
champions bowl and rose bowl will be bigger than it, but i could see top 3
All too early to tell. If fsu plays up to its talent and is in the top 4 you might just see acc no 2 playing an sec or big 10 number 2
Lol at tailgating at that stadium.... This is about as good as we could expect
Jackie Robinson isn't dirty. This isn't Pack Pride.
Yep, really all depends. The Champions Bowl is a bunch of hype. Last year it would have been Kansas State vs Arkanas, aka the exact matchup of the Cotton Bowl. So congrats, they renamed (maybe?) the Cotton Bowl and declared it to be relevant 20+ years after the fact.
I have a friend with N. Dame contacts who just told me they are reopening the idea of coming to the ACC. They say the 4 team playoff is scaring them because the selection committee might steer away from them for their refusal to join a conference. The big hold up, of course, is they do not want to be an equal football partner. The Big 10, SEC and Big 12 are strong enough to say F U but the ACC might bite the bullet and negotiate something.
I was with you until this part. Texas would do anything to get ND into the Big XII.
It is the business walk of the biggest, baddest bear in the national park happening upon an abandoned picnic.
I figured Texas to feel that way but to give concessions to Notre Dame? May be Texas will but I have a hard time believing they would take any kind of a backseat especially in a conference they essentially own.
The only two conferences that have ever made sense are the B10 and ACC. And maybe our markets give us the edge
ACC isn't going to give ND any special privileges.
And they shouldn't. I think they want the ACC all along. No competition in recruiting.
The only possible exception I can see is giving ND more time to become a full member and transition out of their independent football schedule. But since they said Pitt and Syracuse would be welcomed when they can arrive, it isn't much different.
I don't see the ACC going for a long-term non-football membership. At most, I think ND would join in all sports by the time the NBC contract expires in 2015.
I don't see any drawbacks to an arrangement with their Olympic sports and some kind of football guarantee (4 ACC games/year or something) for the immediate future. It at least gives us the inside track on landing them as a full blown member when the time comes.
A short term deal would be fine but it has to result in full membership by a certain date.
BTW, I still LOL at the idea of the B12 somehow landing ND as a full time member.
I would give concession to ND to allow them to market a certain number of home football games.
I don't have any faith that Swofford wouldn't bow to ND's wishes.
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