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RE: Pros and Cons of SEC/ACC Realignment Scenario
(01-07-2021 12:18 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  
(01-04-2021 08:52 AM)vandiver49 Wrote:  Not that your proposal makes any sense, but I'm curious as to your motivation for splitting the SEC up?

Don't call it a split, call it a merger.


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Atlantic Division: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Duke, Wake Forest

Southeast Division: Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee

Plains Division: Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, OK State, Arkansas, TCU

Texarkana Division: Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor/Houston/SMU, Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss, Miss State, Alabama






What's that? You can't hear the money yet? Okay, let me turn it up.

100% monopoly of P5 coverage from the Ohio and Potomac River to the Colorado River.

Football schedule: Divisional round robin (7) + Permanent crossover rival (1) + Rotating (3) = 11 games. You get ONE out of conference game, it may not be FCS. You get two pre-season games which do not count in the standings which are FCS eligible. There is no spring game. The pre-season games of course are sold as part of the season ticket package. No more Missouri vs South Carolina. No more not playing Texas-TAMU. No more not playing Kansas-Missouri. No more not playing Georgia Tech-Florida State. And so on. And so on.

Basketball schedule: Divisional home and home round robin (14). Every AD in the Atlantic Division just creamed their pants thinking of the revenue from that alone. + Permanent crossover rival home-and-home (2) + Rotating two home-and-home (4) = 20 games. You still fill up on cupcakes early as normal. Cut a deal with the B1G, Pac-12, Big East, A-10, MWC, and Big West to leave the NCAA tournament and form your own tournament keeping all the money for yourselves.

Baseball schedule: 3-game series round robin with your division (7x3=21) + 3-game series with permanent crossover rival (3) + 3-game series with 3 rotating opponents (3x3=9) = 33 games. This is normal scheduling as done now. Just with more of who you actually want to play on the schedule.

Longhorn Network + SEC Network + SEC Network Alternate + ACC Network = 4 channels. For four divisions. Well isn't that convenient. Packer and Durham in the morning, Phyllis from Mulga and PAWWWWWL in the evening. Maybe Matthew McConaughey doing a late show.

Forget the ACC-B1G Challenge ... you can square these divisions at each other for all kinds of made-for-tv-and-profit fun.

This unifies the Disney properties and eliminates the inefficiencies all three conferences suffer from as a result of existing as non-overlapping entities within an overlapping parent company who is pulling the financial strings.

Seems cold to create a scenario for merging the ACC and SEC...then omit a bunch of schools currently in the conferences. If the two conferences are merging as a result of UT/OU/ND movement, then the redesigned groupings should be more focused on geographic and cultural connections...

Atlantic: BC, Syracuse, Pitt, Miami, UVA, Virginia Tech, UNC and Duke
Southeast: Florida, FSU, Georgia Tech, UGA, Clemson, USC, NC State and WFU
South: Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Miss State, LSU, Tennessee, Kentucky and Louisville
West: Texas, TAMU, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame and tbd (likely TTU)

Not that I believe that ESPN can pull-off a heist of Texas, OU and Notre Dame media rights. But that is the only hail-Mary that encourages a discussion of a “merger”. Admittedly, the Atlantic grouping is football-challenged relative to the three groups.
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RE: Pros and Cons of SEC/ACC Realignment Scenario
(01-08-2021 12:52 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  
(01-08-2021 12:45 PM)vandiver49 Wrote:  I'm just trying to assess the pitfalls of the conglomerate you proposed. The first being that Atlantic Division.

What's the pitfall?

Sample TN football schedule: Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Miss State, Missouri. Pre-season games against UTC and Tennessee Tech.

It's certainly better than the UTK to the current ACC proposals you normally throw out.
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(01-08-2021 05:07 PM)ChrisLords Wrote:  Play everyone in your division home and away in Basketball.

Yes, that's what a divisional home and home round robin is.



(01-08-2021 06:52 PM)vandiver49 Wrote:  It's certainly better than the UTK to the current ACC proposals you normally throw out.

And your typical SEC schedule.
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(01-08-2021 01:21 PM)JRsec Wrote:  You essentially took the ACC / Big 12 / SEC minus Vanderbilt. Why? Why not Wake Forest?

I went on the basis that Wake Forest tries and Vandy doesn't really.
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