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RE: How realignment knocked Notre Dame off its pedestal
I just don't see an issue with Notre Dame's independence.

I'm not sure of many things but one of the things I am sure of is Notre Dame will still be Notre Dame to its legions of fans when The ACC's Grant of Rights expires in 20 years.

As I have said before the arrangement benefits both The ACC and Notre Dame. When it stops being beneficial leaders of either party will address it at that time. To me it's a non-issue.
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RE: How realignment knocked Notre Dame off its pedestal
(09-14-2017 08:11 AM)Lenvillecards Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 03:19 PM)XLance Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 02:15 PM)TerryD Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 11:56 AM)Wilkie01 Wrote:  05-stirthepot Eventually the football independence guard will died off and coupled with a loss of relevance in the quest for a national championship, the next generation of Notre Dame fans will want to join The ACC. "The only variable is time", case point the Irish installed lights and now play night games. Again, the clock is ticking. 07-coffee3


If so, which I dispute, then that clock is one that measures time in decades, not minutes, hours or anything else.

We are giving you all the time you need, not all of the time you want.


If ND wants to throw away decades of tradition & slip into irrelevancy just to hold onto an outdated & now meaningless "independent" title in football then that's their prerogative. If they do though they better lower their admission standards for their athletes or their brand will continue to decline. As for now, the deal is good for the ACC.


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It is not going to join a conference for football nor lower its admissions standards.
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RE: How realignment knocked Notre Dame off its pedestal
(09-14-2017 04:34 PM)CardinalZen Wrote:  Notre Dame is about to add an ownership share of the ACC Network to go along with their exclusive NBC contract.

Can someone please explain how this is increasing the pressure to bring their football program to a conference?

It is just "wishful thinking" on the part of some fans of other schools, that is all.

This subject has come up every year since the late Nineties.

Almost every post since then predicts the same demise.
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RE: How realignment knocked Notre Dame off its pedestal
I'm 55 years old. I'll be long dead and buried before Notre Dame joins a conference. It's an irrelevant issue to me.
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How realignment knocked Notre Dame off its pedestal
(09-14-2017 05:18 PM)TerryD Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 08:11 AM)Lenvillecards Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 03:19 PM)XLance Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 02:15 PM)TerryD Wrote:  
(09-13-2017 11:56 AM)Wilkie01 Wrote:  05-stirthepot Eventually the football independence guard will died off and coupled with a loss of relevance in the quest for a national championship, the next generation of Notre Dame fans will want to join The ACC. "The only variable is time", case point the Irish installed lights and now play night games. Again, the clock is ticking. 07-coffee3


If so, which I dispute, then that clock is one that measures time in decades, not minutes, hours or anything else.

We are giving you all the time you need, not all of the time you want.


If ND wants to throw away decades of tradition & slip into irrelevancy just to hold onto an outdated & now meaningless "independent" title in football then that's their prerogative. If they do though they better lower their admission standards for their athletes or their brand will continue to decline. As for now, the deal is good for the ACC.


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It is not going to join a conference for football nor lower its admissions standards.


That's fine but I don't see ND being an elite football program again if they don't. My opinion is that in this day & age ND mystic is more of them being a successful catholic educational institution rather than being independent. Recruits today are far more material than they have been in the past. ND has needlessly put itself on an unleveled playing field, in my opinion, but that's their prerogative.

As for the current ND/ACC deal, it seems to be good for both parties & I don't see anything changing until the status quo does. What you have to admire about ND is how they have stuck it out while other similar universities, IVY, didn't. ND has proven that you can be a world class university & have a quality D1 football program. None of that has to do with being football independent.


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