Originally Posted by Saul Good
Found money is still real money. If they spend it on FSU, they have that much less real money. It isn't like they lose the money if it doesn't go to the ACC. The money they spend on FSU is money they can't spend somewhere else.
If it's worth $1,000,000 or whatever to get them, great. Pretending that the money doesn't count because you received a windfall from somewhere else is nonsensical.
You are wrong. The money does not count, because it is OBVIOUS that we are eventually going to 12, and that clearly means a cost. This isn't "oh boy, free money, time to go spend it!" Part of the reason for that money is due to the liability incurred with getting new teams.
Every school would understand that there would be a cost down the road, and that this money is going to defray, or eliminate that liability. Any school that just spends it presuming we'll stay at 10 forever and ever, and then gets surprised by the bill, is a school run by a pack of morons.