ESPN uses every free moment to promote the SEC conference, The Big 10 Network speaks for itself. NBC has rights to ND, and pays them, for that right. During these Olympics, with football 4 weeks away and Millions watching, I haven't seen 1 commercial tantalizing viewers for an upcoming ND game...... granted, what would they show, highlights of Brian Kelley's beet-red screaming face, or a Southern Cal WR running past a ND db?
ND hasn't won a NC or a BCS Bowl game since going to NBC. I don't believe NBC markets/helps their product much by not enticing future games to viewers and potential recruits. NBC isn't working hard enough to help their product (Notre Dame) reach it's potential.
Tom Hammond looks like a drag queen in HD.
ND needs to join a conference to get better promotion and potential conference championship game that recruits these days are looking for, or they will never reach the top 10 again, any time soon.
ND hasn't won a NC since HD TV or Web Cast games were around, and to the next generation of kids, that is ancient history. ND needs to do something, drop NBC or join a conference, to revamp their image.