Cox Cable, New Orleans' cable provider does not offer the Big 10 Network. Most people down here are SEC fans obviously/unfortunately, but the local sports bars draw big crowds for Big 10 games and I've seen enough posters on this board mentioning they are from this area to know we're well represented. I don't think adding Nebraska will heighten the probability of getting BTN added but I wondered if any of you have or would be interested in trying to lobby to get BTN added to Cox (whether you live down here or not).
BTN provides a form that automatically sends a request to Cox, I've filled this thing out annually but so far no luck. I encourage others to help out and fill out this form, even if you don't live in Louisiana (though, someone with more computer knowledge might be able to tell me if they track where you're sending the request from and therefore disqualify anything out of the area).
I realize that this may not make one damn bit of difference but I thought it might be worth a shot:
If you're asked for a zip code add 70118 or 70115 (others from the area, feel free to add your local zip) and select Cox as the cable provider. If this catches on maybe we can help lobby for other areas without BTN.