Not the sales pitch you think it is

Dennis Dodd sounds positively giddy about the three-headed alliance of the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12.  Just imagine the possibilities!

While the Big Ten, ACC and Pac-12 would improve their nonconference schedules with an alliance, they could take it a step further by refusing to play the top eight teams in the SEC. Hey, TV networks, forget Florida-Florida State, we’ll raise you Ohio State-USC.

Jesus, these people are stupid.



Filed under ACC Football, Big Ten Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, Pac-12 Football, SEC Football

28 responses to “Not the sales pitch you think it is

  1. MGW

    Lot of wishful, half-baked spitballing going on in the media right now.

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  2. I’m sure Georgia General Assembly would make sure Georgia and Georgia Tech play if this became a reality. Aren’t FSU and FU required to play by Florida law?

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  3. Everybody stop what you’re doing, the Underpants Gnomes are at it again.

    Step 1: Refuse to play the teams that constitute some of the biggest viewership draws in the entire country

    Step 2: ???

    Step 3: Profit!

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  4. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    Dennis Dodd is absolutely one of the worst national CFB writers out there right now. We learned there are quite a few of them who a bad at their jobs. Pat Forde is terrible. Nicole Auerbach is unbelievably small and petty. Stewart Mandel is an idiot. The less said about Dan Wolken the better.

    The only national CFB writer I have any respect for is a damn gator. How’s that for irony?


  5. ASEF

    Ratings for Ohio State v USC? A USC program that hasn’t made noise since 2016 (and even opened that season with a blow out loss to Alabama?)

    Good for a quarter, passable for a second quarter, non-existent by halftime.

    Playoff-quality match-ups in the regular season! Those 3 conferences combined offer exactly one right now: Ohio State-Clemson. And hey, the loser of that regular season tilt is now swimming upstream for a playoff spot in a 4-team format. That’ll show Sankey!

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    • poetdawg

      Population of Georgia- 10.7 million. Population of LA and Orange counties-13 million. USC in the only arguably relevant program in the 2nd largest ratings market in the US. I think it will get ratings.

      But the larger point remains; these idiots are going to find out that Mickey is their Daddy and that they are going to do what Mickey tells them.


  6. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    Refuse to play the top teams in the SEC as OOC games? Smells like cowardice to me. Try to avoid them in the playoff though—IF you make the playoff. Except for the conference champions the rest won’t have the strength of schedule to make the playoff. That means even more SEC teams will get in.


  7. Sankey is essentially the commissioner of College Football now. They may as well call him up and ask him what to do. They’ll end up in the same place when it’s all said and done, but without hurting their brains.

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  8. Chuck Chastain

    So they get USC vs Ohio State and…?

    What about the vast number of trash vs trash games that would come along for the ride?

    Think Ga Tech wants to drop us in exchange for a home game with Washington State and a road trip to Rutgers? Think again.

    USC and maybe Oregon are the only current teams on the west coast that might draw an audience. Clemson and Miami/FSU if they come back from the ACC. The rest of the conference matchups would be money losers. Nobody is paying $70M per team to watch Wake Forest.

    The simple answer is that the SEC has the cash and recruiting base. The B1G has cash but no recruiting base and their long term position in college football is not sustainable as the conference is currently constituted.


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  9. originaluglydawg

    Just imagine the impossibilities.


  10. uga97

    Arizona State & Syracuse is as good as Fireball & OJ on the rocks. Can’t wait to see this heaping pile of fusion they come up with.

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  11. willypmd

    If they get the big 10 involved, they’d at least have a chance…

    I’d love to see some regional hatred return to the sport. If it takes everyone hating the big bad SEC, I’m fine with that as well.

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  12. stoopnagle

    How will that work when their biggest teams ask to join the SEC?

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