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#341 OFFLINE   I WANT MORE

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:35 PM

1.937 million watched unlv/wisconsin on espn thursday nite so i would think rice/texas would beat 1m.


I bet it would be fewer than 9. :lol:
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:40 PM

1.937 million watched unlv/wisconsin on espn thursday nite so i would think rice/texas would beat 1m.


Not much else going on Thursday. TV ratings on Saturday nights are lower, plus there are other big games on Tonight.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:48 PM

well if they take a stand along with comcast, dish, time warner and others then ESPN will be forced to come to terms.


This only works if all of their contracts expire at the same time. Or if one provider is willing to pull ESPN the entire length of time it takes for the next provider's contract to expire.

All indications are that ESPN is not even negotiating a potential standalone LHN deal with D*...the talks are only focused on the full suite.

If the ESPN deal with direct finishes after college bowl games and the NBA lockout continues, next spring might not be a bad time for D* to pull them -- only lose college basketball. But if such a dispute threatens football (either level) or the NBA, D* has to give in and avoid even temporary loss of the channels.

And the Versus dispute is a horrible comparison for subscriber impact. Honestly, I don't think there is a comparable. Especially for D*, which has built itself around football.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:53 PM

Not much else going on Thursday.


There were also 15 NFL games on thursday.

Did have an affect cause Big Brothers rating dropped from a 3.4 to 2.5 after the NFL veiwer affiliate adjustments were factored in.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:49 PM

What happens if the Big XII goes belly up which appears to be happening with Oklahoma and OSU (and maybe more) looking at bolting for the PAC 16?

Texas and the Big XII could try to court Baylor or BYU or SMU or they could call it quits.

If Texas joins another conference as a result, they will not have LHN anymore. Other conferences will not agree to it. In fact, there may never be a conference that allows the media split the Big XII does (they are the only ones now and everyone is seeing what that arrangement has done to that conference).
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:53 PM

Baylor is already in the Big 12.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:05 PM

What happens if the Big XII goes belly up which appears to be happening with Oklahoma and OSU (and maybe more) looking at bolting for the PAC 16?

Texas and the Big XII could try to court Baylor or BYU or SMU or they could call it quits.

If Texas joins another conference as a result, they will not have LHN anymore. Other conferences will not agree to it. In fact, there may never be a conference that allows the media split the Big XII does (they are the only ones now and everyone is seeing what that arrangement has done to that conference).


UT & OU are both possibly going to the Pac-12.

http://espn.go.com/c...sed-source-says
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:36 PM

UT & OU are both possibly going to the Pac-12.

http://espn.go.com/c...sed-source-says


And the PAC said no to individual school networks.

That would get espn off the hook. No pun intended.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:38 PM

Baylor is already in the Big 12.


Sorry. Can't keep track of that mess of a conference.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:03 PM

Texas could always go independent.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 04:13 PM

Texas could always go independent.


They Could but they won't.

Whether we like it or not. The "16 team Mega Conferences' are just around the corner.

If you are not in one of them you will be "Out In the Cold": When the BCS or the BCS replacement is put into place. That includes you also Notre Dame.

Texas will land in the PAC 12 and the LHN will be downsized to being one of the Regional PAC Networks.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 04:22 PM

There are 120 teams right now.

So just create:

4 conferences with 16 teams.
4 conferences with 14 teams.

Then the 8 conference winners can meet in an 8 team playoff....sweet.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 04:38 PM

There are 120 teams right now.

So just create:

4 conferences with 16 teams.
4 conferences with 14 teams.

Then the 8 conference winners can meet in an 8 team playoff....sweet.


Don't go being logical!

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 07:13 PM

Don't go being logical!


What's logical about giving SEC teams equal shot as MAC teams?
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:19 AM

What's logical about giving SEC teams equal shot as MAC teams?


It's completely logical. The whole point of a playoff system is the champion is decided on the field NOT presupposed by opinion, computer, or coin flip.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 05:29 AM

There are 120 teams right now.

So just create:

4 conferences with 16 teams.
4 conferences with 14 teams.

Then the 8 conference winners can meet in an 8 team playoff....sweet.


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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:09 AM

B'zact'ly!


Never happen. The Good Ol Boys network is also biased against some of the perennially weaker teams in the conferences so the system as it is set up would allow for Duke, South Carolina, or Baylor to be kept away from the title game if they ever have that 1 or 2 really good seasons.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:37 AM

It's completely logical. The whole point of a playoff system is the champion is decided on the field NOT presupposed by opinion, computer, or coin flip.


By that logic, the last place team in a division should host a playoff game in the NFL. After all, you are deciding it on the field.

Akron is not Alabama.

The current system is broken and I want a playoff but let's not get stupid.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:14 AM

Never happen. The Good Ol Boys network is also biased against some of the perennially weaker teams in the conferences so the system as it is set up would allow for Duke, South Carolina, or Baylor to be kept away from the title game if they ever have that 1 or 2 really good seasons.


I don't see how South Carolina fits in there.

The system as it's set up so that if a SEC, Pac-12, Big12, or Big 10 team goes undefeated they're pretty much guaranteed a national title shot. If South Carolina or Vanderbilt ran the table, I guarantee they'd be in the NC.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:40 AM

Absolutely SC and Vandy would. They're from the SEC.
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