Quick, name 1 non-ND BE game that would be shown on the main screen in any sports bar located in a city not with a BE univ in it
Presently NONE. Would any ACC team be on the main screen if a Texas, Bama, Ohio State, or USC game was being played at the same time? I doubt it unless the ACC game had national title implications. The ACC has 2 national brands in FSU and Miami and both have been slowly fading away the past decade. Will NBC be making a mistake signing a television contract with the BEFC? Probably, but that's the poison they have to swallow in order to keep the nation's #1 national brand, Notre Dame. If ratings are a bust (which is very possible), then NBC won't renew the contract which would finally put an end to the BEFC.
TechSideline.com (a.k.a. TSL) is an independent publication that is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Virginia Tech or the Virginia Tech Athletic Department. This site is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox or MS Internet Explorer at a video resolution of 1024x768 or higher. For more details, including a list of TechSideline staff, see our Contact Page. All original material and images are copyrighted by TechSideline.com and may not be reused or reprinted without permission.