Yes, hubris. They thought themselves big enough for a national TV network. That is hubris. And they didn't do it. That is the point. They failed except in making money. They lost exposure for at least two games. Do they show the coaches shows off LHN? Did they lose that exposure, too? Exposure is worth a lot in long term cash.
Running from? I was playing off what you said about not putting a third game on. That is running from.
Make money? You act as if only Texas knows how to make money. Far from it. Most big programs make money. And do it without losing any games on national TV. Given the size of UT and the fact that it represents the state if Texas, you'd have to be a damned fool to NOT make money.
Bottom line. LHN is a failure.
P.s. folks really have to think beyond their local area. Your post made me laugh a it displayed a very myopic view of colleges and sports.
Myopic Tony? Only because I was discussing this one issue. You want to talk other conferences, etc., let's take it somewhere else.
Yes, other schools in the country have larger endowments. Harvard and Yale....that's it. So don't put UT in the same boat with the other state schools when it comes to raising money.
LHN a failure? Let's revisit this in 24 months, shall we? I don't have the answer to this, but I would be interested in seeing how long it took other sports networks to gain wide carriage after their launch. Certainly LHN is a different fish, as it is focused on only one school.
Frankly, with the new Big 12 deal just announced the entire conference will have a lot more money to play with and LHN will no longer be an issue with the other schools.
They failed except in making money. They lost exposure for at least two games. Do they show the coaches shows off LHN? Did they lose that exposure, too? Exposure is worth a lot in long term cash.
Except in making money? Most folks around here will take that kind of "failure" any day of the week!
And like I said, TPTB are not happy at all with the lack of exposure. And yes, I would not be surprised if that was not being revisited even as we speak. I get the feeling that when the current deal is over (10 years) that UT will demand, and get, a say in distribution. That was the error made two years ago. UT took the money and ran. It won't make that same mistake again.
Given the size of UT and the fact that it represents the state if Texas,
Congratulations! You've just pissed off most of the State of Texas, most of whom either did not 1)graduate from UT or 2) graduated from somewhere else!
The bottom line is that UT is thrilled with the money and pissed with the distribution. And when TPTB at UT get pissed, they usually get their way. Not always, but usually. I'm pretty sure that within 24 months LHN will start showing up....on the sports tiers, where it belongs, as an option.