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Old 09-07-2011, 09:02 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Is this a downgrade for the SEC. I personally dont relish the idea of traveling to Morgantown or Columbia.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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If we add wvu, a strong push should be made for vt. It would add a fierce and sometimes violent rivalry to the conference
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:03 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:05 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I like the WVU idea
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:08 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Missouri is a Big Ten (or something) school. Not a good choice for an SEC invite. WV isn't a bad choice but I would rather see Clemson.
Maybe they're trying to balance out the conference geographically. Think spatially.
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Screw vt. Rather have wvu.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:09 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I don't understand how the SEC is gaining anything by bringing A&M to the SEC. A&M is gaining a lot, but what benefit is the SEC getting out of it? I definitely don't see any benefit of bringing in a team like Mizzou. Anyone else get it? If so, please explain.
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This has nothing to do with venues or the respective locations. It has everything to do with TV markets. This moves the SEC into the St. Louis and K.C. markets in the west, and the Pittsburgh and D.C. markets in the east. That's a huge number of potential viewers for the conference and the all-important ESPN contract.
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You guys are looking at it from a Fans perspective and the prestige of their Football programs.

The SEC is looking for new markets and more money. Yea the bigger names bring the same things but Florida will not allow another school in state, OU will follow Texas and Ok St is joined at the hip to OU.
This. Texas is a big money market.
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I don't understand how the SEC is gaining anything by bringing A&M to the SEC. A&M is gaining a lot, but what benefit is the SEC getting out of it? I definitely don't see any benefit of bringing in a team like Mizzou. Anyone else get it? If so, please explain.
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Financially the SEC is set as is. I don't see weakening the conference in hopes to add a few bucks. A&M might have tradition, but I don't see them as being an SEC powerhouse. If they wanna bring in Oklahoma and Virginia Tech, then I could understand that. Bet the dollars would increase then too.
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If the SEC brings in to many power houses (OK, VT) no team would make it through the season unscaithed. What would be the chances of a two loss SEC champion playing for the NC when you have unbeaten Pac 12 and/or Big 12 champions?
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Missouri is a Big Ten (or something) school. Not a good choice for an SEC invite. WV isn't a bad choice but I would rather see Clemson.
Missouri is in the Big 12 right now... and you have no idea what you are talking about. They have a very well rounded athletics program. Mizzou would make an excellent addition.
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If the SEC brings in to many power houses (OK, VT) no team would make it through the season unscaithed. What would be the chances of a two loss SEC champion playing for the NC when you have unbeaten Pac 12 and/or Big 12 champions?
Same scenario exists for the new Pac16 or whatever they call it. We seem to be heading toward 4 super conferences. I am not altogether thrilled with that development but it will produce more of a "true" football champion. It is very likely that future NC's will have one or two losses. In fact, it may become beneficial to take more difficult OOC games. If each conference produces a champion that then engages in a two round NC playoff then there's no harm in an OOC loss... or even two... or even four. The focus will be on winning your division then your conference then 2 games.
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Financially the SEC is set as is. I don't see weakening the conference in hopes to add a few bucks. A&M might have tradition, but I don't see them as being an SEC powerhouse. If they wanna bring in Oklahoma and Virginia Tech, then I could understand that. Bet the dollars would increase then too.
The SEC cannot sit while the Pac10 adds OU, Texas, KU, Ok St, Texas Tech, etc.

The more interesting thing right now is how the ACC and Big 10 react. Both will now be forced to grow. There is also more leverage to force ND to join the Big 10 and especially if the BE goes down... which it should.
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