- GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
You are overestimating how much hockey plays into their decision making. How much do you think hockey factors into that $1B valuation? If I had to guess, like $10MM. Yes, I think most of us agree ASU is the easy option. But a local school would add something sorely lacking from the fan side. Another road trip opportunity, which is a huge thing in our niche sport.
What is the value of the Gopher contract with BSN extrapolated over the term of the years? Then add the same for Michigan, MSU and Bucky? That is the way to figure that out. Of course hockey isn’t driving the bus, but if you think they will leave money on the table so Gopher fans get a convenient road trip, you are kidding yourself. What additional value will UND/UMD/DU/SCSU/MSUM provide to that 1B?
Any chance to build leverage for additional monies is a good one. Cooperation with the PAC-12 is huge for media purposes. This is not a secret and is a major reason why the BCS amendment to increase number of schools in the football playoff wasn’t passed.
Do you really think a NCHC school will use bringing ASU aboard the B1G as a negative in a recruiting battle?
I should not have made it so accusatory toward you. But for those advocating for anyone other than ASU, you really should give a financial reason instead of a hockey reason.
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by SkiUMahLaw.