Re: I know this is a Sox site, but that Iron Bowl (Auburn-Alabama ) was insane.
posted at 12/2/2013 4:14 PM EST
In response to johnjamesgoldman's comment:
I'm not Softlaw, but Beamer and Va. Tech are truly a joke and the great pretenders with the weak schedule. FLA State has been hurt by playing ACC football, and they have no business in the NL title game over Auburn or Alabama.
While it's true that the ACC continues to be the best basketball conference in college, the money is in football. North Carolina is run by a bunch of idiots who are nothing more than political hacks from the Neo-Democrat Party of the 1960's. The correct move was to join the SEC and increase the revenue off of football. Duke would have still been an out of conference basketball game once a year, while Kentucky would have been a good match on the basketball program greatness front.
I'm embarrassed by ACC football, which includes the addition of joke teams like Boston College and that 3rd rate low income hockey mentality from Canada way.
At the end of the day, the mistake was making basketball based moves on the conference media contracts front. The proper moves was football first, which Maryland understood and acted on. No doubt, North Carolina would have been added to the SEC had they asked to come in. There isn't a single school who would have voted to block them, including South Carolina. South Carolina would have voted to block Clemson, but not North Carolina.
Football, not "foohtball", is The Sport in the United States. The NFL makes MLB look like roller derby.
But they didn't even have a football confernce until they poached from the Big East. The Big 10, and the PAC 12 are the only two conference that can do both football and basketball and the PAC 12 doesn't even do basketball well. The ACC needs to focus on what they do well not what other confernces well. Look at the old Big East.