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Your a retard.
I do love their steaks.
Missouri has a population of 6 million people, and it's growing. It contains two metro areas, Kansas City and Saint Louis. It's also the only major school in the state.
Virginia has 8-9 million, but that state is split between VT and UVA (and more football fans root for VT in my experience). It's largest metro area is also DC, something which we pick up with Maryland. After DC, Norfolk/Virginia Beach is probably your next major population area, and I promise they don't care about college athletics.
North Carolina is 9-10 million, but that state is even more split up. You have UNC, Duke, NC State, Wake Forrest, and probably some more I'm forgetting. It's also a total fail from a geography, rivalry, and cultural perspective.
I really do not get the casual dismissal people make of Missouri. Obviously they weren't as good of an addition as Nebraska a few years ago, which is the real reason we didn't call them. Delaney started out by nabbing a blue chip, and I suspect he hoped that the expansion wouldn't continue for a while. I suspect he got spooked by the SEC taking A&M and Mizzou.
Taking KU would be a real FU to Mizzou.
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Because outside of the constraints the B1G places on the process (AAU member, etc.) there are only two factors that will be considered when picking a team:
1. Does the move potentially force ND to make the smart move to the B1G?
2. Does the move increase the cash-flow over the average number of members in the B1G?
In that order. Missouri does nothing for the first point, and would be questionable for the second. I like Missouri, I think they'd be a good last pick, but if we're trying to trap ND, they're not the right next move.
Basically, let's wait and see. This will all shake out over the next 1-2 years, after which the NCAA will be abandoned by the four major conferences that emerge.
What if we held a 4 team bracket pool in Kansas City, Missouri to accommodate Kansas and Nebraska in the 16 team 4 pod system for the hoops post season tournament...
Dinardo said on the BTN that he thinks the BT will pick schools 15 and 16 by next spring. I believe that delaney gives them tidbits of information to float on the air, as test-balloons.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if we know who the next two schools will be by spring. Certainly, other conferences must be having emergency discussions at this point, and I bet quite a few schools are shopping around and whoring for that Big Ten money behind the scenes.
I am surprised no one is talking about adding Boston College to the B1G. Boston is another huge east coast market. Adding Boston would literally lock us up with the entire Northeast from Boston to DC and If you want to really trap the ACC, you take a team that is based out of the Southeast market like Atlanta (Georgia Tech). That would screw Notre Dame over and put a lot of pressure on both the Big East and the ACC.
Do you guys think any SEC teams would be interested in joining the B1G?
This post was edited by Izzomsu 17 months ago
KU is basically in Kansas City...and way more KU fans in KC than Mizzou fans.
This is exactly it...we already got St. Louis market anyways with Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska covering that area. So KU would be a better draw for us to get the Kansas City market.
People should consider that we will probably go to 18 with 9 games in each division.
Addition of Boston College, Georgia Tech, Kansas, and UNC would seal the deal adding Atlanta, Boston, Kansas City and Charlotte.
That would be BRUTAL for us to be put in that division.
That top division would be Nebraska or Wisky every time.
There's a time and a place for everything and it's called college.
God basketball would be insane. MSU, OSU, UNC, Kansas, and Indiana all in the same league? You could finish in 5th place and still be ranked in the top 10. Hell, top 5.
But we don't have a team actually in the state of Missouri. Subscription rates are impacted by having member teams within the state. This is also why I think Syracuse still makes sense as an addition, because New York State has 19 million people in it, and despite being a big player in NYC, Rutgers is not actually located in NYS.
I think these carriage fees, regarding state borderlines, is a perpetuated myth without detailed knowledge of undisclosed contracts between B1G and varied cable carriers.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by Black Dutch 17 months ago
There are over 300 contracts with the BTN and cable carriers. All of them are different but being that I used to audit cable companies I will let you in on how most cable contracts work. The more basic package the channel is on the more money per subscriber. All packages are set by market, not by state. In 2 years of auditing 2 different cable companies I never ran into a contract setup by state.
I do find it strange like the poster above that everyone on here seems to be an expert on knowing contracts that are confidential. I don't know for sure that they are by market, I only know that EVERY other contract i saw was based on subscribers and the level of the package it was on and that the level was only set by market.
This post was edited by jimmywalker 17 months ago
so what are the best remaining tv markets/colleges for delany to go after
I would think Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. Then Virginia Tech and UNC after that. It depends on what the motivation is with the last two. I think after adding Maryland and Rutgers that the next two will be stronger sports programs so someone like UNC and ND would be ideal. UNC/Va Tech would probably be 2nd and UNC/Kansas being 3rd most desirable.
Shanghai, Mexico City, and Tokyo/Osaka.
10 more to go to get to the 24 number that we need to get to...I will guess that they join the B1G in this order.
4. Virginia Tech
5. Notre Dame
7. Georgia Tech
8. Boston College
I think it makes sense. UNC and VA would keep the "contiguous state" reasoning Delaney mentioned at the Maryland presser. However KU basketball and UNC basketball are national brands like Nebraska brought in football.
OK I'll buy ading UVA/UNC - lots of Spartans in both states and DC.
This post was edited by FIJI239 81 17 months ago
UNC and Oklahoma are the only two teams i will consider. I will hear none of this other poppycock.
Your average UofM fan and I have something in common, neither of us went to UofM. Though we do share One major difference, I got Accepted.
You mean schools...Each school fields several teams.
Oklahoma's not an AAU school.
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