Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
Let's assume for a moment that Fox Sports execs and their deal teams - you know, people with actual money riding on the decision - have access to data and analyses that we do not.
Let's also assume that a network with a contract allowing them to walk away after ten years might be inclined to sacrifice long term health of the conference for short term profits.
I don't think anyone here is doubting Fox's understanding of what is good for Fox. Fox jumped at the opportunity to add the flavor of the month over a Louisville program that is poised for long term success that may not be realized monetarily for a few more years. (Then they proceeded to win a BCS bowl and a national championship in basketball...oops.)
NOBODY in the Big East wishes they had kept TCU if it meant not getting Louisville.