One of the double edged swords of redeveloping real estate. Sometimes progress is good and you upgrade an area that really needs it, and sometimes it takes a diverse and unique area and turns it into another soulless obelisk that looks like everything else.
Never noticed this before but the white OSU bands around his forearms are either scrunchies or garters and neither belong on a man.
This makes me more upset than it should. What a turd.
In a word . . . complacency.
Yeah, sadly this is a very familiar tale to the wrestling industry.
Just make sure you set anyone straight who gives you the old, "Actually, football is what we in America call soccer."
Looks like bud light . . . pass.
I'd heard crazy numbers like $40-$50 million per school for all of the media rights, so this is a little less than that, but still would likely give the B1G the top spot.
Now go get Oklahoma and Texas.
By my math that is $17.85 Million per year per school for half the games. SEC gets $31.2 Million per school for all of their games. Simple math says $35.7 Million per year per school, though I don't know if the quality of the games is split evenly between the two halves i.e. tier 1 versus tier 2 or 3.
That is some good research, and important. I admit I don't think about this enough when pretending I am Delaney and dividing up the college football world.
Ha ha! That's the one! Glad to know that I wasn't completely crazy!
You could argue who the bigger prize in Virginia is. VT has had more football success, but without AAU and considering Virginia's high prestige on the academic front, it is the one that the B1G covets of the two. The speculation is that both the SEC or B12 would love to have VT. As you say, as long as VT lands some place comparable, its all good.
It might not be. Just seems like an interesting enough name that only one person would use it. "Our" Lutefisk told me that it was a play on an obscure comic book character. Seems weird that there would be more than one, though crazier things have happened.
That's why you have to destroy the conference, not take a team or two. If the B1G successfully took all these teams, that would probably do it. Then you have to assume that the SEC and B12 would go after some of the remaining teams, Miami, Clemson, VaTech, NCState, Louisville, etc. If the majority of the teams get picked up by other conferences, they could vote to disband the GOR.
The other thing I keep hearing is that the ACC GOR is partially hinged upon the creation of an ACC network which hasn't happened. If this is true, there may be some legal room to void the GOR even without a majority.
The beauty of the pod style is that you can still play the other schools on a regular basis. I would favor this because if we did 10 team divisions, OSU would likely end up in the "East", meaning we are basically playing the ACC instead of the Big 10.
Of course, you're probably right. Though, if you wanted to dismantle the ACC and get around their GOR, you would probably have to take a group of them rather than roll the dice and hope that you can shake one loose and that the house of cards falls. That would allow the B12 and SEC to potentially go in an get the other schools the B1G wants.
Re: VT: The B1G wants state flagship schools if it can get them so Virginia would get in over VT. Plus VA is like, a top 5 public university in academics (rankings vary by source but my point is that they are a top notch school).
I appreciate it as well. I tried doing a Victory Cigar thread every weekend during the season probably 2 years ago and think I didn't get past week 2 or 3. Just couldn't find the time, but I love hearing about what others are smoking and looking for recommendations.
I'll second the motion that Brick House is a good smoke.
Yeah, FSU doesn't meet the academic requirements but if it meant getting UNC/UVA/GT (and possibly Duke), the eggheads of the conference would likely acquiesce. GT is adequate in football but is a good academic school and is located in Atlanta, so that is one of the biggest prizes in realignment. Pairing it with FSU would be a win/win for both those wanting a dominant football conference as well as an academic one and its in one of the largest markets and most fertile recruiting grounds in the US.
I think they settled for around "only" $30M.
If you took all these schools, or most of them, the Big 12 and SEC would take their pick of the remainder and there would be no ACC left for there to be a big buyout.
I take all these twitter "expansion celebrities" with a grain of salt. I just find it something interesting to talk about in the off-season.
I will admit that this was the first I had heard of this guy. Only after some research I saw he was posting stuff about Oklahoma a couple of months ago.