Finally one of our teams is not in a conference or division with a ref favorite. I think Duke, the Steelers and the Yankees are the 3 favorite teams of the referees and umpires.
Scott Van Pelt, one of the biggest MD and ACC fans had this to say on his radio show:
With the arrival of Pitt (Maryland's "rival"), I think MD would have played Duke and UNC only once every 2 years, I believe.Quote:
So what it feels like is today, people are having a funeral for something that in many ways died a long time ago.
Everyone keeps talking about being rivals with Duke or UNC. This has not happened since the early 2000's. Duke and UNC are rivals. The only consistent rivalry we have with Duke, is men's lacrosse. The bottom line is their is no money in the ACC and FSU and Clemson may be the next to bolt to the SEC
Who really cared about acc basketball recently anyways? Acc is dead I like this move.
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My first reaction: fuck Maryland, fuck these traitors.
After reading about it later: shrewd move by MD to adapt quickly to changing college sports environment and a giant "Fuck You" to the All Carolina Conference.
In short, I now like the fact Maryland took a stand and got a better deal for themselves. They won't be left out in the dark when the old dinosaur conference structure comes crumbling down very soon. Will still miss the basketball rivalries, namely Duke.
Wall Street Journal had an article on this today http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...googlenews_wsj