Social media roasts Jim Phillips for opening speech at ACC Media Days
ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips took to the podium Wednesday to begin ACC Media Days. His opening statement stretched for quite a while with some interesting remarks throughout.
During his speech, Phillips took a not-so-veiled shot at the B1G and SEC. He remarked that college football is best with a healthy community as opposed to a few “gated communities” carrying all the weight.
Needless to say, Phillips’ speech did not come across well to ACC fans and those outside the conference. He was grilled throughout social media with many fans hammering his remarks.
Jim Phillips. pic.twitter.com/z0UXFxTjX7
— John Williams (@john9williams) July 20, 2022
Thought y’all said Jim Phillips was that guy smfh. Dude in the dark ages 😭😭😭
— Jeremiah Zanders (@JustCallMeNOLE) July 20, 2022
Jim Phillips: “I like where we’re going”
Where the ACC is going: https://t.co/UdStOKBFPl pic.twitter.com/ErRCs4zH2E
— Hank Lee (@hanklee89) July 20, 2022
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Jim Phillips is clueless https://t.co/vgz3IKIERK
— CFB cauldron (@CFBcauldron) July 20, 2022
Playing poker with Jim Phillips must be a delight https://t.co/qvOrFdZ8Be
— Sym (@symmering) July 20, 2022
ACC commissioner Jim Phillips kicking off media days here in Charlotte: “It remains my belief that there is no better conference in the country.”
No one will argue with this.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) July 20, 2022
This is awkward. Jim Phillips’ opening statement went so long, the ACC’s Grant of Rights has expired
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 20, 2022
Jim Phillips is just embarrassing today on all levels. Total waste of time listening to him.
— Swicat.Sides (@swicatsides) July 20, 2022
Jim Phillips talking like it’s 1997 out here.
Jim the world you’re dreaming of has been being dismantled for 30 years, very arguably many more.
The ACC had better be careful with an old college man running its league.
I don’t say that joyfully or gloatingly. https://t.co/Q2djSGDY5l
— 5th Down College Football (@5thDownCFB) July 20, 2022
The SEC and Big Ten are striving for world domination.
ACC commissioner Jim Phillips arguing against college sports turning into the “NFL-Lite.” Doesn’t want it to become a “2-or-3 gated community.”
Noble strategy? Yes.
Winning strategy? hmmmmmmmmm
— rickbozich (@rickbozich) July 20, 2022
Seems like every time Jim Phillips talks, each ACC school tries to think of how they can get the hell out of the league..
— Nick Coffey (@TheCardConnect) July 20, 2022
This Jim Phillips press conference is a microcosm of why FSU needs to get the hell out of this conference.
— PJ (@SeminolePeej) July 20, 2022
I appreciate Jim Phillips’ dedication to the old-school collegiate model and college athletes. And I understand he can’t blatantly come out and say the ship is sinking, or at least starting to.
But that sort of idealism can also be what turns a deep (revenue) hole into a grave.
— Brendan Marks (@BrendanRMarks) July 20, 2022