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  • jmcdow2792 Dec 7, 2012
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    Let me answer this question with a question. How many 80,000 plus stadiums does the ACC have? The fan base is key to football success which is in turn key to atheletic program finacial success. I don't know excactly, but Miami, FSU, Clemson, and VT are likely the only ones who come close. You can put on all the light blue or red paint, plant shrubs and make things pretty, but that does not add numbers to the fan base. An additional 20K fans is $1M or more per game. The ACC schools aren't serious yet.

  • Unc r Hypocrits Dec 6, 2012
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    This is probably closer to reality than the ACC's Presidents' letter, IMHWPO.

  • VT1994Hokie Dec 6, 2012
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    It's just a statement, but I do hope that the ACC will hold together for a few more years. 50 million to leave will be tough on some schools. Maryland had to make this move, and I really hated to see this.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Dec 6, 2012
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    http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/73626/acc-solidarity-no-match-for-b1g-money

    Excerpt:

  • Sassie Licks Penis Dec 6, 2012
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    Nobody did except under armor.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Dec 6, 2012
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    If this works out somehow, and all we lost was Maryland, but we got Louisville in their place... I'll be pleased with the transaction. Never did like Maryland.

  • Sassie Licks Penis Dec 6, 2012
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    Don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you

  • FAN72 Dec 6, 2012
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    I think it was more of a message to the Turtles that the rest of the ACC expects them to pay up in full as they leave and not to let the door hit them where the "moon don't shine."

  • BeastOnTheHill Dec 6, 2012
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    has anyone got a picture of her?

  • Observing Sassie and Laughing Dec 6, 2012
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    ACC Commissioner John Swofford and his beloved UNC-CHEAT is the ACC's Trojan Horse. Member schools need to wake up and identify UNC-CHEAT for what it really is: a cancer within the member system.

  • Unc r Hypocrits Dec 6, 2012
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    You assume the naked model would let you. :-)

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Dec 6, 2012
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    Actually, it is not even a guarantee. It's like saying on Wednesday that you are absolutely NOT cheating. Then you meet the naked supermodel on Thursday...

  • 35 - 7 ROFL Dec 6, 2012
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    Haha what he said ^.

  • hovis Dec 6, 2012
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    Short answer...no.
    Nobody is cheating on their spouse until they get caught. In the meantime they would sign anything. This is like a guarantee that you will not cheat BEFORE you see the naked supermodel.

  • SportznutV2.0 Dec 6, 2012
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    Elmer J Fudd NC State University

  • Hans Dec 6, 2012
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    Nope

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Dec 6, 2012
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    I'm thinking this is the equivalent of a coach saying he is content where he is. But then gets an offer the next day and leaves. It wasn't a lie because he meant it when he said it, but it can change tomorrow.

    If the B1G comes calling tomorrow, will some of these schools jump?

    Not sure this makes me feel any better about the ACC's chances of survival. Just a little, but I'm afraid this is a meaningless declaration.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Dec 6, 2012
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    http://www.theacc.com/genrel/120612aab.html

    Dec. 6, 2012

    "We, the undersigned presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference, wish to express our commitment to preserve and protect the future of our outstanding league. We want to be clear that the speculation about ACC schools in negotiations or considering alternatives to the ACC are totally false. The presidents of the ACC are united in our commitment to a strong and enduring conference. The ACC has long been a leader in intercollegiate athletics, both academically and athletically, and the constitution of our existing and future member schools will maintain the ACC's position as one of the nation's premier conferences."

    Fr. William Leahy, Boston College
    Mr. James Barker, Clemson University
    Dr. Richard Brodhead, Duke University
    Dr. Eric Barron, Florida State University
    Dr. G.P. "Bud" Peterson, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Dr. James Ramsey, University of Louisville
    Dr. Donna Shalala, University of Miami Dr. Holden Thorp, University of North Carolina Dr. Randy Woodson, North Carolina State University Fr. John Jenkins, University of Notre Dame Dr. Mark Nordenberg, University of Pittsburgh Dr. Nancy Cantor, Syracuse University Dr. Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia Dr. Charles Steger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Dr. Nathan Hatch, Wake Forest University

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