Loo wrote:JCoz wrote:Loo wrote:
Prestige plays a role in how they value that TV contract, my friend. They're just not going to give that up. If you think they are--fine, that's your prerogative. I'll eat crow when ND joins the Big Ten. Unless the four super-conference theory comes to fruition and ND's athletic persuasions of joining the Big Ten grow, it's not going to happen.
You must mean ignorance plays a role, because what you are SAYING, effectively, is that even though the independant contract makes them Indiana's red headed step-child in REAL numbers, the "prestiege" of having an independant contract means something as an idea.
That having an independant contract for 12 mil is better than a shared one at 22 mil?
My perrogative is that ND isn't that freakin stupid. Back when they discussed it last, that contract was the envy of college football.
Now thier compensation falls well below the cream of the crop.
So all I am saying is that there may be lots of reasons for ND to not want into the B10, but that contract simply isn't one of them. It just isn't.
Wait a minute--you call me ignorant, then think I said ND wants prestige just for the simple idea of having it? Sheesh.
Prestige=recruiting. School history, tradition, campus size, stadium, coach and then unique features--that's ND unique feature, and it adds to the aura that is the ND football program. Every game is nationally televised--you don't think that rings in the ears of 17 and 18 year old kids?
And where are you getting your numbers? Haven't seen you link to anything.
"Prestige plays a role in how they value that TV contract, my friend."
No, I was saying that ND would have to have ignorance play a part in turning down the B10 just to hang onto that TV contract. Just plug in ignorance for prestiege, that was what I was saying.
Your point about every game being nationally televised is a solid one.
Enough to negate millions of dollars of lost revenue? I doubt it. ND will have no additional trouble recruting IMO without that contract.