Mike Lantry, 1972
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|1 year 7 weeks ago||The Other Brian and Big||
The Other Brian and Big Bourtros are two I miss.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Ted Ginn.||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I think that at the end of||
I think that at the end of the day, we won't be able to judge these decisions for another 5-6 years. By then we'll know who the 15th and 16th teams are (ugh, shoot me!) and what the 2017 tier one tv rights contract looks like, plus how much growth there has been in the BTN.
I don't like the super conference idea, but it looks like it's going to happen. Sad times.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Correct. Nebraska announced||
Correct. Nebraska announced their move June 2010 and lost their membership May 2011.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||This isn't 1956 anymore.||
This isn't 1956 anymore. Programs recruit nationally, especially elite programs like Michigan and OSU.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Carriage fees are also a big||
Carriage fees are also a big issue here. While the BTN gets only 5 cents for an out of footprint subscriber, the hope is that with the additions and the push for basic cable inclusion that the carriage fees will go to in footprint prices (35 cents) and higher.
If it's one thing I trust, I trust FOX News Corp. to make money because they love money as Brodie said.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I read somewhere that only||
I read somewhere that only 11% of the NYC Metro area population are passionate college football fans, but that also equates to 1.8 million people, which apparently makes it the second largest concentration of college football fans in the country.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||My preferred additions for||
My preferred additions for #15 & #16 would be UVa and UNC, also. However, both have political problems attached (VT and NCState, respectively), unless those two schools found a happy home in the SEC...
|1 year 15 weeks ago||UNLV and BYU do not in any||
UNLV and BYU do not in any way fit the PAC12 profile. Eight members of the conference are also AAU members, you won't find UNLV or Boise State in the AAU any time soon. In order for the PAC12 to become the PAC16 it will have to add BigXII teams.
As for ACC members FSU, Miami, and Clemson moving to the BigXII soon, the financial incentive isn't there right now. The TV rights package the ACC just negotiated comes to about $17.5-18 million per school, the BigXII contract (with the third tier rights not included, something FSU fans have been bitching about) would pay maybe $21 million a year. That's a lot of money, yes, but not the windfall Maryland just landed by going from $18 million a year to anywhere between $30-45 million a year in the B1G over the next 10 years.
ESPN is another story, the ACC provides a ton of content for the WWL and you can bet it will try to keep the conference together the way it helped the BigXII out a few years back, but not at the expense of their own revenue stream.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Personally, I think the time||
Personally, I think the time difference would be a bigger issue than the flight times involved.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Just need some popcorn...||
Well, it seems things are getting interesting for the Big East, again. Now I just need some popcorn...
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Don't be silly, Oxford or||
Don't be silly, Oxford or Cambridge on their own will never get you the London market. You'd have to get two of three from a list of University College London, King's College, and Imperial in addition to Oxbridge.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||He's no DeLoss Dodds, that's||
He's no DeLoss Dodds, that's for sure.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Do you think we can get||
Do you think we can get Marcus Vick to request a trade for us out of the B1G on Twitter?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm not saying they are more||
I'm not saying they are more valuable, just that their inclusion creates a critical mass for getting BTN on basic cable and not a sports tier in the DC/NJ/NYC area.
News Corp. is purchasing a 49% stake in the YES Network.
News Corp. also has a 49% stake in the BTN.
YES reaches 12 million homes in the NYC metro area with a subscriber fee of $3 a month for revenue last year of $405 million (excluding advertising). FOX and their partners can now turn around and demand that the BTN be placed on basic cable in NYC or else you don't get the YES Network. This also creates added content for the BTN and the advertising fees that go with it. Selling advertising for an Illinois vs Maryland game will get you more money than a Big Ten soccer game.
Rutgers and Maryland are two more mouths to feed, but do you really think that the conference is going to add two new members on a whim? They must be pretty sure that the addition of these two schools will result in a fair amount of extra revenue. Besides, they willalmost certainly have to buy into the BTN the same way NU is currently doing, and thus won't get a full share until year 6 of their membership.
I'm not happy about the addition to these two to the conference, but I see the reason behind it from a revenue stand point if all goes to plan.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||You don't need one more||
You don't need one more Maryland or Rutgers fan to demand the BTN in order to make money. It's all about the carriage fees that it gets for being on basic cable. You can bet the conference and its partner News Corp. will be pushing hard to get the BTN on basic cable in MD, NJ, and NYC now and most likely succeeding. This doesn't take into account the new First Tier rights which are due to expire 2017.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Lincoln to College Park is||
Lincoln to College Park is going to be a long bus ride for the non-revenue sports.
Think about the children!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Money.||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Damn your logic!||
Damn your logic!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I believe that Fox and the||
I believe that Fox and the Big Ten will try to use the YES Network as a way to get the BTN on to basic cable in NJ and NYC. With Fox having a large stake in both networks, it only makes sense that they'll tell Comcast/Cablevision/Etc.: you don't get YES without the BTN being on basic.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Nothing about this is good. I||
Nothing about this is good. I have yet to see anyone make a rational argument as to what the Big Ten gets out of this as a conference, other than more money and a lacrosse league.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||100% agreed. This had nothing||
100% agreed. This had nothing to do with the PAC trying to get to 12 for a championship game. The Big XII's unequal revenue sharing scheme and the 500lb gorilla of that conference, Texas, deserve a lot of the blame for all this.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||This just feels like change||
This just feels like change for the sake of change... and obviously a way to increase BTN subscription by forcing it on to basic cable in the Mid-Atlantic / NYC area / Northeast. With News Corp. looking to buy the Yes Network and being partners in the BTN, they can demand that NYC cable companies add the BTN to their basic package or risk losing out on YES.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I am actually Tacopants.||
I am actually Tacopants.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Autzen||
Agreed. I've never heard Michigan Stadium get as loud as Autzen does, much less for 3 hours straight. That said, 120 is still a damn good number.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Oregon turned to Brady Leaf||
Oregon turned to Brady Leaf first and when that didn't work out too well, turned to Justin Roper who had a great Sun Bowl that year.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||It won't and if there is any||
It won't and if there is any chance it might, Saban is smart (evil) enough to leave the program and accept another NFL job before the s**t hits the fan.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I think Jonathan Stewart||
I think Jonathan Stewart would like to have a word with you regarding Dennis Dixon being Oregon's team that year. All joking aside, I agree that the injury derailed a potential great season for the Ducks and hope/pray Denard isn't injured.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||To me the number that stands||
To me the number that stands out is "12". That's how many medical scholarships 'bama has handed out since Saban took over 3 years ago. The rest of the SEC combined awarded 13 during that same time period. So Alabama is awarding, on average, 4 medical scholarships a year, while the other SEC schools average one every three years.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I think doing this with the||
I think doing this with the current scholarship rosters would be more helpful than the recruiting for this year. Seeing how recruiting class make-up can vary from year to year based on talent level, a 4 to 5 year breakdown would be best.