This’ll teach ’em!

Hell hath no fury like a North Carolina legislator forced to back down from political pandering.

One, I can only begin to imagine the howling in the state that would ensue from North Carolina withdrawing from the ACC.  Two, what makes these guys think there’s another P5 conference that would respond any differently if they chose to show their asses again in the future?  Just ask Arkansas how that went…

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26 responses to “This’ll teach ’em!

  1. 3rdandGrantham

    All I know is I’m moving to N.C. After all, the state obviously is #1 in education, job growth, satety/crime, health care, transportation, and other key livability and economic metrics; as they’ve completely mastered these areas and thus lawmakers can focus their efforts on rather trivial matters.

    Kinda like the retired exec with 11 mil in the bank, whose main worry each day is which golf course to play and whether he has enough prune juice in the fridge — N.C. is such a magical utopia that their only concerns are ones that the rest of us dream about having to deal with.

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  2. PTC DAWG

    Local Yocals in Politics never fail to impress.

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  3. Otto

    Well is the SEC office on the horn with Chapel Hill and Raleigh about going to 16. 4 divisions pods and a SEC playoff here we come.

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    • What on earth does NC State bring to the table for the SEC?

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      • Hogbody Spradlin

        “If you wanna drive a tractor,
        Then you’ll have ta pick tabaccer,
        If you can’t go to college go to State”

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        And he better not dare say anything about media markets, tv viewers, Raleigh MSA, etc.

        Reminds me of when the Big 10 offered an invitation to Rutgers — all the big 10 fanboys raved about the NYC tv viewers, expanding tv footprint into the #1 media market, etc. Of course, what they failed to ascertain is that literally .001% of the NYC media market gives a rip about or watches Rutgers athletics in any capacity. It’s basically akin to some Canadian network broadcasting curling in Atlanta in effort to expand their viewership by 5.5 mil.

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        • Otto

          What did Mizzou bring?

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          • I distinctly remember being in St. Louis at one of my regional offices the week of SEC Media Days in 2012. The Mizzou grads were talking about how they were possibly the 2nd or 3rd best basketball program in the league…IN JULY. I fully realized then how little Mizzou fit the SEC culture.

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        • The dirty little secret is that NYC’s college team is Notre Dame, and, to a much lesser extent, Syracuse.

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          • Bulldog Joe

            True. Interest-wise, both of those college football programs lag behind at least a half-dozen professional sports teams and college basketball programs in the fall.

            Rutgers football and basketball are not even in the conversation.

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      • Normaltown Mike

        Why you hatin’ on State?

        If they’re so academically repugnant, should we kick out LSU or Alabama?

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        • Who’s talking about academics?

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          • Otto

            I’m more stirring the pot, I even clicked on a link to help pay for Senator’s Porsche but I could actually see a possibility of the SEC going to 16. Mizzou and SC prove that it isn’t always the most profitable team that makes the cut.

            NC State does do relatively well at bringing in research dollars which is always something the Presidents like to see. UNC is a basketball dynasty which strengthens an area the SEC has been pushing lately.

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      • Geographic continuity?

        Also, State is on this list: http://oir.uga.edu/peer-groups

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    • Bulldog Joe

      If the SEC wanted to add a self-absorbed institution who expects to have the conference in its back pocket, they would have already invited Texas.

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  4. Chris

    The NCAA plays games in Cuba and China. But they refuse to play in North Carolina because of “human rights violations” Let that sink in.

    Political Wankery indeed.

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  5. Derek Dooley 2.0

    Why does the ACC care what NC does in their state? Morons.

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  6. Shane#1

    Let’s keep the conversation about football. I hear enough of this crap on the news. The NCAA should mind their own freaking business.

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    • Other than that the post (1) is about two teams that play football in a P5 conference and (2) does not mention the NCAA (since the proposed bill doesn’t), I’d say your comment is perfect.

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  7. Alkaline

    If an ACC boycott of NC leads to a bill requiring state schools to withdraw from the conference, then an NCAA boycott of NC should lead to a bill requiring them to join the NAIA?

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