THAT was the bad deal.
unfortunately, we were stuck with it. the 15 year deal you keep mentioning is actually a renegotiation of another deal only ONE YEAR into said deal. even an arbitrator might be slightly annoyed if a party forced a renegotiation to his table only ONE YEAR into a 12 year deal.
we just took a $155MM/year deal we were legally committed to for 12 years and turned it into a $240MM/year deal afte ONE YEAR of the 12 year deal.
i'm not trying to make Swofford into a hero or anything like that, but let's not act like he simply extended the same $155MM deal or only got us up to $180MM/year or something like that. he took his own really bad 12 year deal (which most in the industry thought was a coup when he signed it considering the market he had to work with) and turned it into a pretty decent 15 year deal.
you have to give ESPN something in return for a $85MM/year increase in rights fees ONE YEAR into a 12 year deal, and what we gave them was 4 more years.
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pretty embarrassing for FSU.. but happy to hear the prez's statement.
Of course, we all should know and understand that by now. This is with why, with 20/20 hind sight, I now question the wisdom of joining the ACC.
I'm guessing that UCONN will be the next target, if we expand. Why, because of BB.
Folks seem to feel that the Domers will join the ACC. Maybe they will, but it would seem that a conference that puts BB ahead of FB would not be a good fit for them and, IMHO, for VT either.
still laugh at aTm giving them the bird. One of biggest rivalries in the country and they said "Yeah, no we're done with your shirt."
I'd be ok with pooling *ALL* NCAA media rights though that will never happen