Originally Posted by Saul Good
That's not how a GOR works. There aren't damages. The team that leaves simply wouldn't own the rights to their own games. That makes for an untenable situation for the team and especially the new conference.
That's what I'm referring to. If the GOR is real and KU really submits the next 12 years of revenue to the Big 12 or whoever, then that's a damage. KU could simply argue in court (as Maryland is doing) that they weren't damaging anyone and hence should only pay whatever ACTUAL harm they caused the Big 12.
Then again, I don't really believe in the GOR because I'd guess a contract with this length has an out clause.
I find it nearly impossible to believe that Fox has no recourse in a 10 year, 2B deal with the Big 12 other than hoping and wishing that the GOR holds up in court. MN says "They just won't pay". I doubt it's that simple. They have to have recourse vs. Texas if they challenge it, and try to bolt. Thus far networks haven't reduced their payouts upon membership changes....yet.