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First of all who does the ACC have ? If you really think the acc is better than the B10 you are the biggest homer ever ! That is not debatable
This thread is painful.
Fab question for you- The SEC, BIG 12, Big 10 and Pac 12 all make more money than the ACC. Notre Dame or not; how specifically does the ACC get in the financial game the other four are in?
This post was edited by Cory Fravel 19 months ago
I am a Texas fan, but my wife and I go to a Clemson home game every year thanks to friends of ours that have season tickets. Therefore, I read your board with interest for multiple reasons.
For an outsider, it seems you are in a difficult position for adding increased money under your current long term contract with ESPN, if my understandings below are correct. As I understand it, your contract runs until 2026, and it covers 1st and 2nd tier rights. Is that correct? Also, there is no written contract that assures ND that they have to fully join ACC? Is that correct?
If my understandings above are correct. It seems you will need to add additional content that would make ESPN want to add more money, because they have your TV rights locked up for several more years, without you having the option of selling your rights to another network. And, I believe the conference made a mistake in agreeing to the 50M for leaving early, unless there is an agreement that we do not know about. At least you had somewhat of a bargaining chip with ESPN as to where they would want to add additional money to protect their investment (keeping some of the football schools for leaving).
Without an agreement with ND to fully join the ACC, what prevents them from selling their home field rights to NBC again or some other network? ESPN pays Texas 15M a year for (1) football game and other sports. Therefore, it seems to me they would pay more for several ND football games.
I will be the first to say that I do not know all the facts and would greatly appreciate any additional information that will help me and others to understand the changing landscape of college sports.
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