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    Thumbs down Notre Dame and the Orange Bowl

    Notre Dame is trying to back into a "special deal" to give them an automatic bid to the OB. They want their cake and eat it too. When will people stop giving them special treatment and make them fish or cut bait?!?! If they want to go to the dance, they need to choose a conference and make the necessary committments, just like everyone else. See the link: http://espn.go.com/college-football/...lk-orange-bowl

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    I don't like it either. But its all about the cash. Like em or hate em people watch those guys play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokie@94131 View Post
    Notre Dame is trying to back into a "special deal" to give them an automatic bid to the OB. They want their cake and eat it too. When will people stop giving them special treatment and make them fish or cut bait?!?! If they want to go to the dance, they need to choose a conference and make the necessary committments, just like everyone else. See the link: http://espn.go.com/college-football/...lk-orange-bowl
    No surprise at all, and expected. Using Notre Dame as leverage could give the ACC a much bigger bargaining stick when negotiating the Orange Bowl TV deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokie@94131 View Post
    Notre Dame is trying to back into a "special deal" to give them an automatic bid to the OB. They want their cake and eat it too. When will people stop giving them special treatment and make them fish or cut bait?!?! If they want to go to the dance, they need to choose a conference and make the necessary committments, just like everyone else. See the link: http://espn.go.com/college-football/...lk-orange-bowl
    Doesn't ND already play 4 or so ACC teams every year?

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    Seems like they'll play everyone except for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokie@94131 View Post
    Notre Dame is trying to back into a "special deal" to give them an automatic bid to the OB. They want their cake and eat it too. When will people stop giving them special treatment and make them fish or cut bait?!?! If they want to go to the dance, they need to choose a conference and make the necessary committments, just like everyone else. See the link: http://espn.go.com/college-football/...lk-orange-bowl
    Here's the key quote from the article:

    Notre Dame is interested in a deal that would give the Fighting Irish an automatic landing spot in some seasons in which they are good enough to play in a top-tier game but do not make the playoff.
    Notre Dame already has that under the current system. If they perform to certain standards, they qualify for a BCS bowl slot, and since they're Notre Dame, if they qualify, they WILL get it.

    The new deal with the Orange Bowl -- an automatic landing spot in some seasons in which they are good enough to play in a top-tier game -- sounds very similar. The only question is how "good enough" will be defined in the future.
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    seems like they play everyone in Big10.

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    People will stop giving them special treatment when they cease to be a huge TV/Attendance draw and the top brand in the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokie@94131 View Post
    Notre Dame is trying to back into a "special deal" to give them an automatic bid to the OB. They want their cake and eat it too. When will people stop giving them special treatment and make them fish or cut bait?!?! If they want to go to the dance, they need to choose a conference and make the necessary committments, just like everyone else. See the link: http://espn.go.com/college-football/...lk-orange-bowl
    Why is a their joining a conference so important to you? They have a HUGE national following that TV and Bowls want/need. If they can bring that following to the Orange Bowl and add to its prestige by EARNING a spot why should you care?
    If Notre Dame can make it economically without joining a conference because of their foillowing more power to them.
    I don't always talk to UVa Grads but when I do I always order the Large Fries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiebob01 View Post
    Why is a their joining a conference so important to you? They have a HUGE national following that TV and Bowls want/need. If they can bring that following to the Orange Bowl and add to its prestige by EARNING a spot why should you care?
    If Notre Dame can make it economically without joining a conference because of their foillowing more power to them.
    Yep. It's not like VT or just about any other school wouldn't do the same if the demand was there.
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