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Virginia And Virginia Tech Won’t Get Much TV Time This Saturday

As the problem with Comcast and the ACC Network continues

NCAA Football: William & Mary at Virginia
Sep 4, 2021; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; A detailed view of the ACC logo on the down marker used during the game between William & Mary Tribe and the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium.
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We had linked to a story in August which said that people were getting the ACC Network on Comcast and indeed a number of people confirmed that they were getting it.

Apparently though it was in error and there is no agreement.

Which stinks, particularly since both Virginia Tech, which plays Notre Dame, and Virginia, which plays Louisville, won't be available to many viewers in Virginia.

It’s getting ridiculous and it’s a bad look for the ACC, ESPN and Comcast - everyone concerned.

Over at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Michael Phillips takes a switch to everyone, damning the endless drive for more money.

It’s hard not to sympathize but it’s also hard to get around. You can’t stop unless everyone stops and you can’t get everyone to stop as long as there is competition.

It’s kind of like the arms race for facilities. Who’s going to stop if it gives you an advantage?

We understand the point he’s making but getting money out, and still having big-time sports, is not possible.

You have to choose. And so far, almost everyone concerned has chosen big-time sports.