Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference and his staff are to be commended.
They have done extraordinary work.
Expanding the number of teams in the league was pure geographical genius.
Growing the conference’s brand was bountifully brilliant.
Marketing that brand exemplified exceptionally clever creativity.
Recently, two original founding members of the conference, Clemson University and the University of Virginia, won national championships in football and basketball.
These outcomes probably sent the Commissioner and his staff reeling into a crisis mode.
Damage control manuals and procedures were immediately opened and implemented.
Counter measures were deployed to assure non-founding league members that their assets were safe.
The Commissioner was overheard telling his staff the famous words from an honorable North Carolina lawman, Deputy Barney Fife, “We’ve got to nip it, nip it in the bud!” We can’t allow teams from our founding members to earn any more national championships, our non-founding members might bolt— “Nip it in the bud!”
From a grumpy Alamance County native, congratulations founding members, Clemson and Virginia, you keep right on bud nipping!