Yes, ND had a financial interest when they negotiated.
by rockmcd (2015-10-15 19:07:02)
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  In reply to: The stake is only on the front end  posted by ndtnguy

ND and NBC mutually negotiated to have 1 or 2 night games per year.

NBC wants 1 or 2 night games a year, so they can get more ad revenue.
ND wants 1 or 2 night games a year, because NBC will pay them more if they do it.
By definition, that means they have mutual interest in playing night games.

ND didn't get bullied by NBC, they seized an opportunity to make more money.

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