so much for that
Nice shirt, dude:
so a couple monthts ago i beleive martell webb tweeted about how michigans jerseys are going to be different next year.
if you've noticed, mcgoblueshop.com is putting all their stuff at 40% off. Jerseys are going for prices as low as $14. To me, this has got to be a sign that the jerseys next year are going to be signifcantly different and/or better in some way next near.
The case for expansion is simple; adding teams means more yearly revenue per school. Adding a 12th team allows the Big Ten to hold a championship game that should generate something on the order of $1 million per school. The real profits, however, come from expanding the conference footprint, putting the Big Ten Network on basic cable in more markets.
Unfortunately, this seems to mean expansion beyond 12 teams. Does anyone actually want a ManBearBigEast of a conference with 14 or 16 teams where we only see Minnesota or Iowa twice a decade? I most certainly do not.
So I pose this question to the MGoBlog Community: Is there a way to expand the markets in which the BTN is on basic cable, without adding more schools?
What if the BTN were to approach the Big XII, a conference with a large number of untelevised conference games and strike a deal? Would 2-3 games each week be enough to see the BTN put on basic cable in Big XII markets? What if individual schools were contracted to provide ~2 non-conference football games per year, in addition to football and basketball coverage? In short, could the BTN grow revenues without expanding the conference?
I know some of you hate talking about anything relevant, but it's life and there are only so many videos of shirtless 17 year old boys to keep us occupied until September.
I was reading some old stuff regarding the debate that's been recycled about 3.4 trillion times about whether or not Yost "let termites eat the cupboard", and it piqued my e-pinion in this e-question.
I'm interested to hear what you all think FY's record would have been if Yost had anyone weighing over 200 pounds starting every game for Michigan...
But in the interest of drawing a comparison to the situation Edwin R. "Sweetest Man That Ever Lived" Sweetland encountered (i.e., no B10-caliber ass on the roster), I'm also interested to hear what you guys think FY's record would have been if John Henry "Harry" James had a season-ending explosive diarrhea before the Case game.
Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.
Or, at least he thinks he does.
Pat Forde does his best at trying to not sound like an SEC homer. Just kidding, he says that the Big Ten shouldn't expand to 14 or 16 teams because they won't get Notre Dame or Texas and no matter what they do the SEC will raid the best schools in the south in reaction. He Completely ignores the fact that the ACC just signed a huge deal (with ESPN, his employer, mind you) which will make their member schools that much less likely to jump ship.
I know some of you hate speculative hypotheticals, but it's the offseason and there are only so many recruiting videos to keep us occupied until September.
I was reading some old stuff regarding the debate about whether or not LC "left the cupboard bare", and it piqued my interest in this question.
I'm interested to hear what you all think LC's record would have been if Mallet had started every game for Michigan...
But in the interest of drawing a comparison to the situation RR encountered (i.e., no B10-caliber QB on the roster), I'm also interested to hear what you guys think LC's record would have been if Mallet had experienced a season-ending injury before the Utah game.