Here are the quotes that everyone is now tweeting about. Well, one in particular. I'll let you figure it out.
"This was a basketball move taking Pittsburgh and Syracuse, it was not a football move," he said Wednesday at Big East media days. "They (ACC) wanted to get back to what we remember, 15-20 years ago, growing up a college basketball fan, the ACC was dominant. They don't like the fact that the Big East has been the premier basketball conference," he said.
"My problem is not them leaving," he said. "My problem is you did it in 48 hours. Don't run away with a girl after one date when you've been dating someone else for three or four years. You've been dating this woman for 30 years, show a little respect."
Yeah, I'm gonna have to say no comment.
"I can't picture the Big East without Syracuse. I can picture the Big East without Pittsburgh. It's tough for me to understand (Syracuse) since the alumni base is this area and Long Island."
"Syracuse is playing Clemson tonight on TV!" he said in mock excitement. "It's not Syracuse-Georgetown. Syracuse will play Florida State tonight! N.C. State! Wake Forest!"
OK, I couldn't love the mid-level ACC mocking more. Probably because I can vividly see myself pulling the exact same move. Except I'm tipsy in this vision. I'm tipsy in most visions.
On university priorities and the money grab: "Boston College has one of the premier ADs in the country, in my opinion. I worked with the man at Kentucky. So you can get $2 million more by joining the ACC? Boston College, which probably has an endowment close to a $1 billion, is going to worry about $ 2 million more? How about they only had one championship since joining the ACC in 2005. To me, I would rather win 30-40 championships and be very successful then have $2 million in my pocket. I learned that a long time ago with the Boston Celtics. I had a lot of money in my pocket, but I wasn't happy."
On university presidents: "The presidents have always said to put the athletes first. The last thing they've talked about is the athletes. So there's a bit of hypocrisy in the presidents and their answer today."
There were a lot of numbers in there, but I stuck with it and can honestly say I'm on board with the statements made. OK, you caught me, I didn't actually read it.
Synopsis: Agree on all points. Let's take more time with the analogies.