wayneliner

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The student-athletes probably don't need expansion either, as there will only be 3 to 4 great teams per year to compete for the championship. People who support 12-teams-expansion don't really put student-athletes welfare as the top priority.
So Greg Sankey prefers 4 teams as well. That's a good news. All SEC championship game has low TV ratings, but it's not SEC's fault. The new NIL and transfer portal could help other conferences to recruit better players, so this all-SEC problem might go away, which is good to the whole industry.
This year's all SEC CFP championship game is a rat poison in TV ratings - an expanded 12 teams CFP will only bring more SEC teams that become a bigger rat poison in TV ratings. The true solution is other conferences need to step up their football level.
Too many blowouts in the past CFP semis, expanding CFP to more games just means forcing the student-athletes to play those unnecessary blowouts that could expose them to injuries and less time in class. The true problem is other conferences must step up to provide teams at Alabama level so we see great teams got left out - then we can talk about meaningful expansion of CFP.
The alliance offers many benefits, mainly game inventory and governance power. 41 teams would give you 820 team combination possibilities. A good example is Big Ten/ACC challenge in basketball. As a Big Ten fan, initially I didn't really pay attention. But 20 years later, it becomes a stable and a must see for fans from both conferences. Even two bad teams are competing, we still feel strong emotion. Two decades of rivalries brewing - and consider that college sports fans are hopelessly loyal to home teams, even football game like Rutgers VS Boston College would eventually grab attention from the midwest and the east coast after years of playing.
None of the Big Ten school will join the SEC, even the SEC is begging for them to join. None of the academically excellent schools from the Pac-12 and ACC will ever join the SEC. Because it's the university presidents' decision, not athletic directors nor TV network executives' decision.
Exactly, SEC doesn't need B1G/PAC/ACC. Those 3 conferences alliance schools occupy only about 85% of U.S. population, it's big enough market for the alliance to exploit and develop by playing among themselves. SEC could form an alliance with the leftover Big 12 + G5, and still make more money than B1G/PAC/ACC. What a plan!
Well, Greg Sankey thought he was smart by working in the CFP expansion team while talking with Texas/OU for more than a year, pretending to be unbiased. This kind of leadership & personality – dishonest and pretentious – would anger many people. If the B1G/ACC/Pac12 alliance turn out to be huge success for them, they all need to thank Sankey.
Well, Greg Sankey thought he was smart by working in the CFP expansion team while talking with Texas/OU for more than a year, pretending to be unbiased. This kind of leadership & personality - dishonest and pretentious - would anger many people. If the B1G/ACC/Pac12 alliance turn out to be huge success for them, they all need to thank Sankey.