Author Topic: ESPN applying pressure to ACC to limit G-5 scheduling  (Read 746 times)

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chidave

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http://pilotonline.com/sports/college/old-dominion/football/harry-minium/acc-s-deal-with-espn-may-threaten-future-odu-games/article_fe203350-3fd6-5fe4-935f-9577d001f056.html

Even before we had a team, I was a passionate college football fan. I would be more likely to watch a Marshall-WV, ECU-Chapel Hill, or Memphis-UT game than I would if you subbed Purdue into any of those slots (no offense to any Purdue fans). Sometimes I wonder why ESPN is hemorrhaging views, and sometimes not so much.

I feel pretty good that it won't effect us with games we already have booked, but this could make it more difficult going forward.

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Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 10:33:48 am
clt says espn is the worst.
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Reply #2 on: August 12, 2016, 10:46:27 am
ESPN is trying to create minor league football. It may happen, but I don't think its gonna be as successful as they imagine. Most of those teams are used to winning seasons that they wont have anymore, and they'll be sucking the soul out of the game when they limit scope and scale of the game and its pageantry that make it so appealing now. Auburn vs Alabama is special now because it isn't an every weekend game. The cindarella stories. The "little" schools, david vs goliath... the regional rivalries (destroyed by ESPN).. all of it, gone.

ESPN sucks.
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Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 10:50:43 am
What are the fak us implications for the UNCch and Duke games.. We need to get in the AAC asap


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Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 12:19:26 pm
This basically would create 1A and 1AA divisions in FBS.  In that case, the NCAA might as well crown a P5 national champion and a separate G5 national champion.  The ironic part about that...ESPN would probably want to televise the G5 national championship game.


 

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