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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
Let's see what the talking points are next season before worrying too much about ESPN showing its other primary product some love.
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
(01-13-2018 09:44 PM)nole Wrote:  Rip away, but this board is dreaming about what ESPN is to the ACC.

for better or worse ...
ACC & espn are joined at the hip forevermore ...
seemingly, nothing the conference does inspires confidence among y'all ...
my advice ...
go ...
join the s-e-c ...
we'll elevate ucf in your stead ...

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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
Green...great response. Fortunately the FSU fans are not the administration.
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
(01-14-2018 05:51 AM)CardinalJim Wrote:  Those that think ESPN gave / gives The ACC a raw deal are spoiled. You've been in the club so long you simply don't know. You didn't sit from afar and watch the blatant collective ass-kissing of The ACC by ESPN.

The Big East regularly beat The ACC in BCS games? How many BCS bowls did The ACC win?

My point is it's all about a narrative. The powers that be at Disney/ESPN decide what the talking points are going to be for that season to make them money and they stick to them. They form and shape the narrative as they go along but the central points remain the same.

Last year the narrative was about The ACC, this season it was The SEC.

The ACC is one of ESPN's fair-haired children. You want redhead stepchild, try being a member of The American. You'll change your mind real quick.
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
(01-12-2018 04:21 PM)Hallcity Wrote:  Was there some doubt that moving to the ACC was the right call for Syracuse? Would I rather be in the AAC or ACC?

The question is not "AAC or ACC," because if Syracuse hadn't left, the American never would have been formed.

If Syracuse, Pitt, and West Virginia had stuck together, it's hard to predict the outcome. But in every scenario, Syracuse would have been in conference that indisputably dominated the most populous region of the country (i.e. more money), and would have been with all of its traditional rivals.
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
(01-15-2018 11:21 AM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  
(01-12-2018 04:21 PM)Hallcity Wrote:  Was there some doubt that moving to the ACC was the right call for Syracuse? Would I rather be in the AAC or ACC?

The question is not "AAC or ACC," because if Syracuse hadn't left, the American never would have been formed.

If Syracuse, Pitt, and West Virginia had stuck together, it's hard to predict the outcome. But in every scenario, Syracuse would have been in conference that indisputably dominated the most populous region of the country (i.e. more money), and would have been with all of its traditional rivals.

The Big East died when Villanova's "Duke plan" was pushed for football expansion over UCF by the basketball schools. That was the last straw in an already tenuous amalgamation being undone from both internal and external pressures. My understanding is that Cincy was on the wrong side of that debate as well. I know as a fall out, Pitt specifically notified the league presidents they would be exploring other conference membership opportunities if they arose, and Rutgers and WVU, and likely Syracuse, were exploring alternatives as well. There was no going back and each, including TCU, was going to exit given an opportunity to do so. And it is easy to predict the outcome of a hypothetical world where they stayed together because even the ESPN media deal that was turned down, or a better deal arrived from opening the rights up to network bidding, still wouldn't have made the Big East financially or perceptually competitive with the other power conferences deals with their corresponding networks, or perhaps more importantly, made the conference an iota more stable or resistant to raiding from the outside. It would only have delayed the inevitable and it would have been picked apart and slowly bled.
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
The BIG question is: If SU, Pitt and WV had stayed together, along with Louisville, Cincy, USF, Rutgers and Uconn, would the BE have been chosen to be apart of the Power5, along with the ACC, BIG, PAC, SEC and B12? I dont think so, as the BE barely was able to stay apart of the BCS. To even be considered for P5, a conference had to be aligned with a major bowl like the Orange, Sugar or Rose etc...

SU, Pitt and WV were always playing at the top level of college fb whether they were BCS, BCA or Major Independents. So playing at the top level of college fb is not new to these schools, as the FSU fan seemed to indicate. They are not just glad to be apart of the P5, as they have always been at that level.

With the whole Power 5 concept being developed at that time, It seems to me that these schools knew that their best chance of continuing to play at the top level of college fb was to leave the BE since the BE was not able to align itself with a major anchor bowl. There were no guarantees that the BE was going to be part of the P5, unless they lured some P5 level schools from other conferences. That would have been next to impossible.

There were alot of SU and BE fans who felt that SU/Pitt/WV should have stayed in the BE and and tried to lure other schools, like TCU etc..to the league with a new tv deal up for bidding. With the dynamics of the new CFP and P5 being developed, there were just too many unknowns at the time to take such a risk.
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
(01-15-2018 03:29 PM)cuseroc Wrote:  The BIG question is: If SU, Pitt and WV had stayed together, along with Louisville, Cincy, USF, Rutgers and Uconn, would the BE have been chosen to be apart of the Power5, along with the ACC, BIG, PAC, SEC and B12? I dont think so, as the BE barely was able to stay apart of the BCS. To even be considered for P5, a conference had to be aligned with a major bowl like the Orange, Sugar or Rose etc...

SU, Pitt and WV were always playing at the top level of college fb whether they were BCS, BCA or Major Independents. So playing at the top level of college fb is not new to these schools, as the FSU fan seemed to indicate. They are not just glad to be apart of the P5, as they have always been at that level.

With the whole Power 5 concept being developed at that time, It seems to me that these schools knew that their best chance of continuing to play at the top level of college fb was to leave the BE since the BE was not able to align itself with a major anchor bowl. There were no guarantees that the BE was going to be part of the P5, unless they lured some P5 level schools from other conferences. That would have been next to impossible.

There were alot of SU and BE fans who felt that SU/Pitt/WV should have stayed in the BE and and tried to lure other schools, like TCU etc..to the league with a new tv deal up for bidding. With the dynamics of the new CFP and P5 being developed, there were just too many unknowns at the time to take such a risk.

I would have remained the BCS, at least until the BCS contract ran out. The Big East would have kept its AQ bid status based on the formula devised at the time to determine which conference qualified. Also, keep in mind this means the Big East would have taken the TV deal offered by ESPN, paying its members ~$13M a piece.
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
(01-15-2018 11:21 AM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  
(01-12-2018 04:21 PM)Hallcity Wrote:  Was there some doubt that moving to the ACC was the right call for Syracuse? Would I rather be in the AAC or ACC?

The question is not "AAC or ACC," because if Syracuse hadn't left, the American never would have been formed.

If Syracuse, Pitt, and West Virginia had stuck together, it's hard to predict the outcome. But in every scenario, Syracuse would have been in conference that indisputably dominated the most populous region of the country (i.e. more money), and would have been with all of its traditional rivals.

I remember saying on the old BIG EAST Board...when Syracuse left the BIG EAST was dead...the Orange was IMO the linchpin.
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I remember saying on the old BIG EAST Board...when Syracuse left the BIG EAST was dead...the Orange was IMO the linchpin.
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