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Jim Delany (B1G Commissioner)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by ScriptOhio, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Report: Jim Delany to retire as B1G commish in 2020


    During his time at the podium during Big Ten Media Days Tuesday, commissioner Jim Delany hinted very strongly that he would not be around when the conference’s new media rights deal expires in 2022. In fact, the 68-year-old commish sounded fairly positive that he’ll be somewhere other than the league’s headquarters in Rosemont, Ill., when that deal comes up for negotiations.

    “I have a lot of energy and a lot of interest in what’s going on in the college space today,” Delany said. “I will be around for a bit. Whether I’m around here for six years is probably a little bit beyond how I see it.”

    A short time later, Nicole Auerbach of USA Today, citing a person with direct knowledge of the situation, reported that Delany will step down in 2020. Jut when in 2020 Delany would ceded control after more than three decades on the job isn’t clear.

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  2. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ

    This should make the Pedsters happy. Maybe the cardboard cutout of JoePed can replace him.
  3. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Like him or not, Delaney has created a network that sets the standard for the rest of the Big Five to aim at. Maybe a new guy can start the work to make the playoffs geographically neutral or at least rotate through the north and east.
  4. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Beat me to it.

    Great post.
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  5. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Nailed the network but utterly shit the bed and pandered to the bowls in setting up the playofff.
  6. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

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  7. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Senior

    Which decrepit old white guy will replace him?

    Barry Alvarez?
    Dave Brandon?
    MililaniBuckeye and colobuck79 like this.
  8. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

  9. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

  10. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

  11. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ

    Aw, c'mon...Gene's not that old.
  12. malibuspeedrace

    malibuspeedrace First Team All Big Ten

    Not that white either
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  13. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

  14. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    not overly surprising unfortunately. or fortunately, depending on your point of view of course. i personally disagree with some of the things he has done and directions he has taken the conference. but, i have to say he has been one of the best, if not the best, conference commissioner during his tenure. im not old enough to be able to judge several of the names he would have competed with during that time frame. but just judging him to his current contemporaries... ain't one i would trade him for. especially when you factor in return on investment. for those of you who are not in the know on current commmish pay rates:

    • Pac-12 (Larry Scott) - $4.05 million
    • SEC (Mike Slive) - $3.6 million
    • ACC (John Swofford) - $2.7 million
    • Big Ten (Jim Delany) - $2.6 million
    • Big 12 (Bob Bowlsby) - $2.6 million
    i had originally looked up this thread to argue that the dude clearly needed a raise. hopefully enough for him to afford to cut his eyebrow hair back some... now however, my suspicion is that isn't going to be needed so much...

    gonna miss that crazy lookin man. hopefully only because the big 10 media days will have at least 1 fewer looks kinda crazy possibly homeless dudes wearing really expensive suites as a keynote speaker. rather than because we ended up with a clone of one of the other conferences current commissioners...

    good luck with future endeavors mr delany. just a thought though... avoid "dressing down" should you decide to wander around... pretty much anywhere alone... people will think you are crazy and will commit you either to a mental institution or put you in a home...... cuz... you look crazy.. :p
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  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

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