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Domino effects of Big 12-SEC Champions Bowl

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10:48 AM ET 05.19 | The potential for a chain reaction was raised again Friday when news emerged that the Big 12 and SEC would create their own "championship game" in football ??? think of a non-Pasadena version of the Rose Bowl. This union will probably create tiers of college football. The decision by the Big 12 and the SEC is widely viewed as a leverage move because the Rose Bowl - which theoretically pits the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions - has become a contentious part of the playoff process. The Big 12, which has 10 teams, will eventually want to grow back to 12. Florida State would pine to keep its football relevance. (The twist, of course, is that the A.C.C.'s national irrelevance can basically be traced to the struggles of Florida State and Miami, which could be the top targets to be poached.) Don't expect any major moves until a playoff plan is settled. What about Notre Dame? The Irish appear more isolated in football independence after every reverberation, real or projected, of conference realignment. The Big East, where Notre Dame houses its non-football programs, appears vulnerable if the A.C.C. loses more teams.

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Mike Slive, Icon SMI Mike Slive, Icon SMI
May 19, 2012  10:55 AM ET

May 19, 2012  11:06 AM ET

I think Tx is behind the curtain....

May 19, 2012  11:10 AM ET
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I think Tx is behind the curtain....

It's all Texas fault.

May 19, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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It's all Texas fault.

I think they are probably responsible for global warming.....just a theory...

May 19, 2012  11:17 AM ET
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It's all Texas fault.

Love the irony that the new deal, which some say might have a $20mm per conference payout, would pay each team of the b12 teams 2m and each of the sec 1.4m. Aggy just can't catch a break.

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May 19, 2012  12:20 PM ET
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It's all Texas fault.

Nah, just 90%.

May 19, 2012  12:21 PM ET
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Love the irony that the new deal, which some say might have a $20mm per conference payout, would pay each team of the b12 teams 2m and each of the sec 1.4m. Aggy just can't catch a break.

Might as well get it over with and go to the four mega conference format. I'm not sure there are 64 "football worthy" participants if the current bottom dwellers in the BCS conferences are included...which they would be...only because they are/were charter members. (Many are quite good at sports other than football.) It is quite probable they would never be a representative in the "playoff" or whatever it is called. I'm thinking there are probably more like 25-30 but that's just my opinion.

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May 19, 2012  12:29 PM ET

I dont get the whole Irish being left out argument. They still have a huge tv deal, their pockets are still filled with cash and they can still schedule pretty much anybody they want. An undefeated or 1-loss Irish team is pretty much guaranteed an entrance into the 4-team format...so who cares? They just gotta focus on putting a winning team on the field.

May 19, 2012  12:35 PM ET

This years game woulda been Arky vs K-state...

May 19, 2012  12:37 PM ET
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I dont get the whole Irish being left out argument. They still have a huge tv deal, their pockets are still filled with cash and they can still schedule pretty much anybody they want. An undefeated or 1-loss Irish team is pretty much guaranteed an entrance into the 4-team format...so who cares? They just gotta focus on putting a winning team on the field.

Out of the 124 FBS teams, ND's "huge" tv deal pays them about 50th in revenue. They get their money from licensing and other means.

They are losing leverage in the playoff reorg.

May 19, 2012  12:38 PM ET
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With the conferences eliminating the middleman of the BCS bowl there is talk that the bowl payoff for the conference would go from a current $17 million (for say Fiesta) to $34-$40 million. Basically it would double the payout to the winner of the Who's your Daddy Bowl

So the 40 mil figure I heard was supposed to be per conference, not total?

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May 19, 2012  12:46 PM ET
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Might as well get it over with and go to the four mega conference format. I'm not sure there are 64 "football worthy" participants if the current bottom dwellers in the BCS conferences are included...which they would be...only because they are/were charter members. (Many are quite good at sports other than football.) It is quite probable they would never be a representative in the "playoff" or whatever it is called. I'm thinking there are probably more like 25-30 but that's just my opinion.

How smart is Ken Starr looking for putting people on notice he would sue, and delaying the exit of those looking to leave b12. He now stands to get 30-40 mil in conference revenue compared to 2-3 in MWC. Not to mention, Baylor having unbelievable success in multiple sports.

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May 19, 2012  12:49 PM ET

who cares about notre dame, they're best years were ancient history..........

 
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