If you don’t have a subscription to The Athletic, it’s a shame, because this the-more-things-change-the-more-they-stay-the-same piece ($$) about conference realignment and the money chase is a classic.
In February 1990, Notre Dame, one of the founding members and driving forces behind the CFA, broke away from the organization’s all-for-one, one-for-all TV package to sign an exclusive deal with NBC. The CFA howled, but the hypocrisy was obvious. “The CFA is a big group of haves that wanted to segregate themselves from the have-nots,” wrote the “South Bend Tribune”. “Notre Dame has just taken this premise a step further.”
That’s what they all say.