Yeah, maybe we are trying to create rivalries and make that FB thing work better. Much of MAC management seems obsessed with FB first.
The bus league theory makes sense too. cardfan is right, though. I suggest that the MAC thought the TV market and entry to a little bit of East Coast exposure would build the league. Not that I think that is a great rationale.
Maybe their athletic success will turn out to be a benefit.
Having Buffalo in the league is a good thing. Expansion of media market, good academics, similar athletics budget, appropriate geographically etc.!
I would like to see the league pick up a couple more teams. I wish we could have gotten Western Kentucky, Missouri State or even Northern Iowa albeit the geographical locations become more travel challenging.
Footprint of the league expands nicely as does media exposure.