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I still hate Maryland for beating IU in the championship game 10 years ago. Leave those bastards to die in the acc
mkillian247 on twitter..... I say a lot of stuff you wont care about.
We are trying to figure out who we will hate in the Big 10. Indiana has been brought up a bunch of basketball at least. Nice to know the feelings mutual
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
As a fan, I don't care about TV markets. I still have to watch MSU beat Rutgers in most years in football and throttle them in basketball. Not sure if they even have a hockey team, but again, we would throttle them if they do. Not excited about Rutgers.
Rutgers brings the NYC market about as much as Temple brings the Philly market.
Nobody in DC gives a crap about Maryland unless they're having a lot of success, which neither of their revenue sports have done in a few years. And even then they only get about 40,000 for football in their better years and their basketball program has less fans in the area than Georgetown's.
Don't overstate the market share issue.
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You dont really get how this works
Which is why we need to take Syracuse and Virginia too. As a side benefit, say hello to B10 Lacrosse!
its all about subscriptions... it doesn't matter if anyone watches
I guess Depaul and St. John's weren't interested.
Jim Delaney sucks.
Columbus 'Til I Die.
Well, you and Rutgers are a combined 3-57-1 against PSU, so the answer is obvious.
This may very well be true, but at least their coaches don't rape little kids.
Yeah, congrats to them on not having a pervert on the staff. Impressive I guess.
If they both beat us every year, it will take more than 25 years to "even things up". The B1G is just adding our two biggest tomato cans.
Hey now, lets not offend Indiana, Illinois, and Minnesota. I guess this is good for MSU though. It gives us an opportunity to play crappier opponents. It may end up helping Wisco, Iowa, and MSU more than anyone else.
I think they may move Illinois over to the west to pair with NW. The want to keep competitive balance, so I think that would be the best setup.
Rutgers does not carry much water in New Jersey and even less in NYC but having Rutgers will allow the Big Ten to get more money per house from the cable and dish companies. The same goes with Maryland. This move is about expanding the foot print for the BTN.
“Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns.”
"Loh, a former dean of the University of Washington Law School who holds a law degree from Yale, said that he believes very strongly in freedom of contract, wherein people are free to enter into and exit from relationships, provided they pay a reasonable amount of damages for breaking out of the relationship. The definition of “reasonable,” Loh said, is up for legal bodies to decide, but should not be “a damage that is so punitive and so overwhelming that it deters people from entering an agreement” in the first place.
In Loh’s view, the $50 million charge for leaving the ACC, which equates to three times the annual operating budget, represents not an exit fee but an “exit penalty,” which Loh believes is “illegal and philosophically not a good idea.”
This is from a Washington post article just after the ACC vote I thought spoke volumes, Id say we will see some laywers get very rich as much as anyone in all this...
As a Rutgers student and NJ resident my whole life, this would be great for Rutgers...
I also think Rutgers would become a bigger program with more money(obviously), and also because the people would have a lot more interest if their home games on an average year were:
Ohio St, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State...as opposed to this years slate of Howard, Uconn, Syracuse, Kent State, Army, and the BIG game against 19 L'ville.
It is stunning to me how stupid people are when it comes to using a mediocre team (UCONN) to state a comparison just to try and prove their point.
UCONN could actually be an upgrade (all things considered). I mean, we are talking abt Maryland. Besides the DMV market, Maryland doesn't bring a great amount to the table. Besides that tv market, I am not sure why B10 would want Maryland. Maryland will be another Illinois type university...but hey, you'll be consistenly ranked as the worst uniforms in the conference (although I liked the black ones today).
Not excited about this move at all. As bad as the B1G is these teams are even worse.
This is all about a cash grab to expand the network into their markets.
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Maryland may probably not be a "football" decision.... but a clever one as people in Baltimore watch Maryland Basketball...... people in DC watch Maryland Basketball.... and people in NOVA watch Maryland Basketball....
you get BTN on the basic systems there and money wise it is shrewed.....
they need a dance partner.... and at this point Rutgers is as good as any (I would have prefered Mizzou... but they aint leaving the SEC now...)
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