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SEC Owns ACC

ACC Commish John Swofford must’ve had fun watching two SEC also-rans dismantle his two ACC title game teams. By rights, the ACC should not have a team in a BCS bowl. They are just not good enough.

Here’s what I wonder about, though. Does the on-the-field reality along with the SEC’s huge — and growing — TV footprint help prod Swofford and Greensboro mafia to think really hard about expanding the ACC? Laugh if you want, but Penn State continues to agitate for another “Eastern” school for the Big Ten. The only place to get one of those is the Big East. Pluck a name from the Big East, all kinds of dominoes start falling. The ACC couldn’t afford to stand pat.

6 Responses to “SEC Owns ACC”

  • Nov
    30
    2009

    OMG, a 16-team ACC? I can see it now … We may wind up with Syracuse after all.

  • Nov
    30
    2009

    I’d take WVa first, then UConn, or even Rutgers ahead ‘Cuse. No more mid-size private schools. Not when football is the 800-lb. gorilla.

  • Nov
    30
    2009

    ACC football is not an 800-lb gorilla, it’s a gecko in a skirt. Swoffie and the Seven Dwarfs who voted for expansion to 12 have brought the former FB powerhouse programs down to the level of Wake and Duke while simultaneously diluting the roundball brand that makes the ACC the ACC.

    You want a 16-team ACC? Fine… here are your two divisions:

    Classic Division:
    UNC
    NCSU
    Wake
    Dook
    Maryland
    Clemson
    Virginia
    Georgia Tech

    Irrelevant Carpetbagging Basterds Division:
    BC
    Va Tech
    F$U
    The U
    UConnvict
    West Virginia
    Rutgers
    Cuse

    Each division plays home’n’home hoops (what a concept!) and plays every year in prolate-spheroid ball. Division champions in prolate-spheroid ball meet in my backyard (which can accomodate the same number of people as attended last year’s ACC prolate-spheroid ball championship game) to determine the ACC prolate-spheroid ball champion, who will have the right to be crushed by Boise State in the least-attractive BCS game (TCU, being 2-0 already vs. the ACC, is the ACC’s de facto prolate-spheroid ball champion in the eyes of the BCS and therefore cannot face another ACC opponent in a bowl game).

  • Nov
    30
    2009

    I think 75-80% of the current ACC fanbase would roll with those divisions tomorrow. No more crap like Klempzin not playing football in Chapel Hill for ALMOST A DECADE now and the Tigers missing their annual hoops ass-whoopin’ in the Dome this year as well.

    Having the NE skools in the same division as the FLA is skools is genius because all those folks have second homes down there anyway.

  • Nov
    30
    2009

    Big 10 + ACC + One

    Two 12 School Divisions, one called Big 10 (makes as much sense as 11) + ACC.

    The combination would be of sufficient size to attract attention. A boat load of crappy football covering much of the television viewing continent will compete with the SEC.

    The Big10 would be happy with the ACC academics, because though it is an athletic conference, the educators prefer some quality when research dollars are being allocated.

    Plus it would be big enough at that point to perhaps affect some real change on the NCAA.

  • Nov
    30
    2009

    >> The Big10 would be happy with the ACC academics,

    and they’d find a graceful way out of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge (ACC: 10 Challenge wins, Big Ten: 0) just like the Big East did.

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