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Don't let your ignorance of the past mislead you.

I recall following this stuff since before VT was "forced upon" the ACC. Most of the obstacles you are alluding to are of the ACC's own doing. The challenges they face when compared to the SEC or B1G are mostly the result of their own poor decisions. Remember, these are the guys who were essentially strong armed into taking VT instead of Syracuse in the first place. Furthermore, they were forced by FSU to take UofL instead of UCONN as well.

I get that the current ACC leadership was stuck with Wake Forrest no matter what, but they didn't have to go and add BC, Cuse, and Pitt to make Wake Forrest feel comfortable. Schools with actual fanbases, fanbases that result in actual money, are what this league has needed. These guys have added only a few of those, with two of them being forced upon them in the first place.

Look, I get it that you may not be aware of this history. But many of us who have been following this stuff for nearly 15 years now are aware.

And don't even get me started on the ACC's handing over of Tier 3 rights in order to keep the doors open at Raycom. That was a horrible TV deal back in 09-10 and most of us on this board knew it. That unfortunate deal alone has already cost VT more than enough money to have cut a check for the Beamer Barn. Sorry, but these guys have been out of their league for over a decade when compared to the things the leadership of the B1G, SEC, University of Texas, Oklahoma, etc. are pulling off. heck, despite its disappointing results, the Pac12 Network has at least been bringing in 1 to 2 million dollars to each of its schools in recent years. you don't think VT could use some extra cash like that?

I know you think these guys have done a solid job. I get it. But, I don't feel you know enough about it to make an informed opinion.

[Post edited by chuckd4vt at 03/14/2017 12:26PM]

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Posted: 03/14/2017 at 12:26PM


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  UMD fans -- Vippie1 03/13/2017 09:09AM
  Re: UMD fans -- 2hhoop3 03/13/2017 10:08AM
  WRONG. UMD made money yr before last (link). -- chuckd4vt 03/13/2017 9:11PM
  Nope (link) -- daveinop 03/14/2017 09:06AM
  Not wrong according to reports filed .... -- 2hhoop3 03/14/2017 08:52AM
  Show me some sort of proof disputing the numbers. -- chuckd4vt 03/14/2017 09:05AM
  Dave already beat me to it..... -- 2hhoop3 03/14/2017 09:19AM
  Don't let your ignorance of the past mislead you. -- chuckd4vt 03/14/2017 12:26PM
  All ACC schools have individual Tier 3 deals ** -- daveinop 03/17/2017 09:02AM
  Not even close but.... .... -- 2hhoop3 03/14/2017 2:01PM
  You continue.... -- 2hhoop3 03/14/2017 2:35PM
  Here's your answers.. -- 2hhoop3 03/15/2017 10:49AM
  You should take your own advice..... -- 2hhoop3 03/14/2017 11:05AM
  Chucks posts are -- RTFC 03/15/2017 12:43PM
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