I’ve said it before, and so have many others, but this dead horse deserves another beat down today: it is the height of stupidity for the ACC to have their championship game far, far away from most of its teams. Tampa is only convenient for two of the twelve of the conference’s schools, so it’s no wonder the stadium is empty today. The Hokies are half-a-day of driving away, and Bostonians have to fly to get there. Now, Charlotte would have been closer for all of the non-Florida schools — that’s ten of the twelve. At least the Hokies would’ve descended on Charlotte en masse, and more fans of the ACC could’ve also attended. Having the football championship game in the epicenter of the conference makes sense, and what’s more epicenter-ish for the All Carolina Conference than the biggest city in North Carolina?
I mean, how did this even happen?