When someone says, "It's all academic" or "This one's academic", I believe that, certainly within the realm of sports context, the outcome of a game has finally been decided. The end result is a given; there is no doubt who the victor will be. Example:
With 20 seconds on the clock and having a 12-point lead, the Ravens will emerge triumphant. This one is academic from this point forward.
Sound logical? To have a discussion about something that is a moot point is an academic discussion:
If I had $5 million, I'd buy two mansions and a Lamborghini.
But I don't have this kind of money, so it's all academic anyway.
Despite fervent begging by the shoplifter, I informed him he would be arrested for petit larceny and the police were on their way. It's now all academic.
Correct to all examples given? Thank you.