Regarding conference expansion. One of the reasons I've seen about Texas staying in the Big12 is the possibility of an all Texas channel. With the possibility of 16 teams in the Big Ten I think it would merit a second channel, one for each division if you will. In the "Armageddon" scenario where the Big 10 were to get Nebraska, Missouri, Texas, and Texas A&M. That might force ND's hand to join which I believe would create more than enough desire for the new channel which would then more than double the revenue created by the current channel and everyone gets more.
and... i like them? I think I like them.