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Is the ACC disappearing before our eyes?

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March 19, 2024 3:18 pm

Is the ACC disappearing before our eyes?

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March 19, 2024 3:18 pm

David Teel, Richmond Times Dispatch, on Clemson now wanting out and what this could mean for the conference as a whole?

When the ACC news hit, what was his first thought? What arise, if Clemson actually gets out of the ACC? Adam believes that the ACC is over as we know it, how does David feel about this assumption? Could the ACC go to THESE conferences, but how big would too big be? Should the football portion be blown up and the rest left alone? Adam has created a new way to pick brackets for the NCAA Tournament, so who will David pick?


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Not that far away, but we did not know each other. There is only one David Teal. Richmond Times, he joins us on The Adam Gold Show. Earlier today, I informed all of you that Clemson is suing the ACC because they can't control their own media rights, which apparently they forgot that they had signed those away twice in the grant of rights. But it doesn't really matter what they're saying. They're just trying to negotiate their way out.

David Teal, when this news hit, your first thought was what? Adam, that it's different than Florida State. It just feels different. And now that I've been on the Mighty X platform, looking at some of the excerpts from the suit, there are some legal strategic differences in what Clemson is asking for. More specifically, that they're not challenging the validity of the conference controlling the media rights of teams in the conference. What Clemson is saying, once it leaves the conference, it wants those rights back.

So it's a little different legal approach than Florida State's, but where it really feels different is that we're talking about a charter member of the league. This is not a flame throwing newcomer like Florida State. I mean, Florida State has been a malcontent in this conference for more than a decade. Clemson has not. Clemson has not. Clemson has not used ACC membership as a clutch to explain away its own shortcomings. That's what Florida State has done. This just, and I think it's related to the current negotiations regarding CFP, not only revenue, Adam, but format, the model of it, and the feeling that at Clemson, and I've talked to some folks down there very recently, in fact, in Washington at the tournament.

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David Teel is joining us here on the Adam Gold show. When I see those formats, all I can think of is why are the SEC and the Big Ten gerrymandering the college football playoff? Why are they guaranteeing themselves spots that we know they're going to get anyway? Nobody's really arguing that they have more teams playing higher level football than the other league. Nobody's arguing that, especially when you're taking Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC and Southern Cal. Forget about UCLA, they haven't played good football in a long time. You're taking Southern Cal and now Oregon and Washington are going to the Big Ten. You're going to have more of the teams playing the best football. I think we spoke to Chip Patterson last week and we speak to him every Wednesday, so we'll talk to him about this tomorrow as well. His top ten teams are all from those two leagues.

All ten of them. To me, it's just about power. It has nothing to do with anything other than we have all the power, you're going to do what we want to do, what I want, and maybe this is the wrong thing to want. But I want Jim Phillips to walk away from the table and say, we're out, fellas. I'm not going to contribute to your destruction of what we know as college sports, and I want Brett, your mark to do the same thing because ultimately they're all going to get left with nothing. I just don't understand why anybody's participating in it. And Adam, it may even trickle down to basketball.

Oh, it should. That to me is the leverage that the ACC and the Big 12 should have and every other conference should have. It's like, you guys go do your own thing. Go ahead.

Go knock yourself out. We'll just do basketball. We'll do football at our level and we'll do basketball. But the issue becomes is, will the remaining schools be willing to stay at that level, be content at that level of football just because of basketball and such, or will North Carolina, will Virginia Tech? Oh, I think the law will leave. I think the law will leave.

My read on this, and maybe this is the alarmist in me, and I don't like to be alarmist, but my read on this is that it's over. That RIP the Atlantic Coast Conference is not going to exist as anything that we ever saw it. I mean, Wake will still be in it, right? I mean, I'm not even sure Duke will because Duke is the number one brand in basketball. I can absolutely see the Big 10 saying, yeah, North Carolina, bring your friend.

I can see that. But Wake's going to be in the ACC and Boston College. I don't even, I do believe the league will die.

It may. I walked away from Washington more pessimistic about the ACC's future path than I've ever been, and today's news affirms that suspicion. So where do you think we're headed?

David Thiel is joining us here from the Richmond Times. Where do you think we're headed where, because Clemson file suit, I mean, I think the clock is ticking until Miami does the same. Now North Carolina's got the issue that the General Assembly controls the decision, and I think that's to protect NC State. That doesn't mean that they won't both be invited because state plays credible football as well. But, I mean, Miami's got to be next, and then maybe both Virginia schools, at least the two state schools in North Carolina could also go, no? I think it's possible, but how big is too big for the SEC and the Big 10? And I keep coming back to Chip Kelly's idea, and to me it makes a lot of sense.

Just blow it up for football. Whoever wants in, make it like an NFL that's going to be bigger than the NFL, might be twice as big as the NFL. Do your thing and break it up in any way you so desire, but daggone return to some sanity in every other sport, including basketball, and have your old school conferences return.

Here's my question, though. That would make sense, except that now how does Greg Sankey go to the University of Alabama, or maybe to a school that's not pulling its weight, like the University of Florida, and say, look, I know that we were going to be distributing $100 million per school, even with Texas and Oklahoma here. So what we're going to do now is we're going to have an additional 20 schools as part of this, so now you're only going to get $86 million per year. Yes, but that's going to be for football. You're going to get money from basketball in your regular SEC. You're going to be asking schools to receive less money when you add more schools, because I have a hard time believing that ESPN is going to go further than what they've gone for the playoff.

I mean, they might go somewhat further, but not enough to make everybody hold the same way. ESPN isn't, they can't print money as much as, I mean, they'll fire everybody. I just, at some point when we, now, will, will they say, you know what, we're only going to take the best football brands. So Vanderbilt, sorry, it was nice knowing you.

Think about that lawsuit. Northwestern, it was nice knowing you. Indiana, thanks for coming. Illinois, thanks for coming. Minnesota, sorry. So, I mean, are the leagues prepared to do stuff like that?

I doubt it, but at this point, nothing would surprise me, and I think, Adam, we are years for resolution here. For the ones who work hard to ensure their crew can always go the extra mile, and the ones who get in early so everyone can go home on time, there's Grainger. Professional-grade supplies backed by product experts so you can quickly and easily find what you need. Plus, you can count on access to a committed team ready to go the extra mile for you. Call or just stop by.

Grainger, for the ones who get it done. Clemson and Florida State both play a football season in 2025 in the ACC? Yes.

Oh, that'll be fun. Oh, right? Florida's already playing a hostile season this year. Right. I mean, I don't know who drew the short straw, but who's the poor ACC representative going to Memphis for the NCAA tournament this week where Clemson is? Oh, that's right. Are you going to go glad hand with all the Clemson folks?

Oh, man. Who knew that Maryland was so far ahead of the game? Maryland knew it could see the future. Never mind. My alma mater couldn't see anything. How's Maryland doing, by the way, in football and basketball in the Big Ten? How's that going for them?

Yeah. They traded all that culture for obviously dollar signs, but haven't been able to win anything and they have no rivalry in any sport. There is not a school in the Big Ten that circles the Maryland game in any sport. Not one. And they were, again, it's about money.

At some point, maybe they'll figure this out, but I think the college game is unfortunately is just now a minor league for not only the NFL, but the NBA, but more so the NFL. David Teel, good luck to the Cavaliers. They're going to be okay tonight? I suspect yes. All right, so I'll ask you this question.

I put it up on Twitter. I've been bad at picking the brackets for now ever since I had all four teams in the final four in 2003, where I had Kansas, Syracuse, Marquette, and Texas. I had all four that year. Yeah, not bad.

I don't think I've gotten more than one to the final four since. So, I'm picking games based on the best movies that were filmed in the, at least in the areas where these colleges are. So, yeah, the two games tonight, Howard and Wagner. With Howard, we're going with National Treasure.

I guess there are two of them. With Nick Cage and Wagner on Staten Island, the first scene in The Godfather was filmed at an estate in Staten Island. So, National Treasure versus The Godfather, who you got?

Oh, Wagner. Yeah, Godfather wins. And the Virginia Colorado State, Evan Almighty, which was filmed pretty close to Charlottesville, and Blades of Glory, which was filmed in Colorado Springs.

Almost the entire movie was filmed in Colorado Springs. So, you got Evan Almighty or Blades of Glory. I confess to having seen neither. Neither have I. I haven't seen, I haven't seen any, I've seen The Godfather and I've seen National Treasure. I have not seen Evan Almighty. Steve Carell is the lead in Evan Almighty and Blades of Glory is a figure skating movie.

Go with Evan. Oh, yeah, absolutely. I'm in with Steve Carell. That's all I got. David Thiel, you're the best, my man. I'll talk to you soon. Sounds good, Adam. Later. There you go. By the way, early voting, Godfather crushing National Treasure.

Shouldn't be any other way. I got news for you. National Treasure on the low is a pretty good movie. Oh, yeah.

This is the Declaration of Independence. Put up against the Godfather. Yeah.

Yeah. And Evan Almighty and Blades of Glory I have not seen. Blades of Glory, just the premise of it is hysterical. I know, I know. But it's narrow, it's very narrow.

Blades of Glory with a slight edge on Evan Almighty at this point. For the ones who work hard to ensure their crew can always go the extra mile, and the ones who get in early so everyone can go home on time, there's Grainger. Offering professional grade supplies backed by product experts so you can quickly and easily find what you need. Plus, you can count on access to a committed team ready to go the extra mile for you. Call or just stop by. Grainger, for the ones who get it done.
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