I believe Cunningham when he said UNC's first priority was to keep the ACC together and increase their television money. After the GOR expires in 2026-27, the ACC will once again be on pins and needles if they can't remain competitive with the neighboring SEC and Big 10 in television revenue. Right now, the SEC and Big 10 appear to be top dogs with their television deals. My question is will both of those conferences' television deals actually live up to their expectations/projections. If so, the ACC will still be in trouble as many ACC members will complain about the ACC/ESPN deal being inferior to the SEC's and Big 10's. You can bet schools like FSU, GT, and Clemson will be shopping 2 or 3 years before the GOR expires. If the ACC improves its football product in 5 or so years, then the revenue gap between the ACC and Big/SEC should lessen and most ACC schools will be satisfied with their ACC membership.
“There are so many great things about Carolina but as long as we are in the ACC we will be viewed as the rich kid who always gets preferential treatment and gets all the calls."
Oh, wait. Is he saying it is unfair that UNC is viewed this way? That it is some sort of conspiracy that every other ACC school shares this opinion of UNC, and that it is in no way based in reality? Gosh, it sure must suck to be such a persecuted fan base.
This is why the fans' perspective isn't so important to the people making decisions...
“I am so tired of hearing ‘UNC-Cheat’ and other derogatory comments from our ‘loyal’ (ACC) partners. … I would find this ‘holier than thou’ attitude a little less likely in the SEC.”
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