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#151 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:42 AM

Edit: As I've previously stated, I think it is best for all parties involved if the Big XII network came about and all schools had an equal stake. But Austin didn't want it.


This is key. When the Big XII was at the edge of falling off the cliff (already lost Colorado and Nebraska with more defections reported), UT snatched that opportunity to take advantage of its bretheren and held the Big XII hostage to its very existence (UT at the time was flirting with the Pac 10).

That is not doing well within the system, that is being a bully.
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:49 AM

OK, here's more fuel for the fire.

While the Big12/NCAA have pretty much put the kibosh on running live high school games on the channel, ESPN has announced that it plans to run highlights of high school games on a regular basis. Here's the article from today's San Antonio paper.

http://www.mysananto...all-2122892.php

In other words, they're going to showcase the top players as part of a newscast, so that the conference and/or the NCAA won't have a say in it. Basically, that's more of a showcase than the games ever would have been since only the recruits Texas has its eye on will ever be seen.

Listen folks, I was born and raised burnt orange. But sometimes, this crap even amazes me! :eek2:

Let's see....$300 million in payments over 20 years, plus the exposure for your programs, plus the ability to showcase HS athletes on TV which will (eventually) be on cable and satellite) and stamp your brand all over them.

Good Lord, if I was A&M, I'd be looking for an out as well.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:08 AM

OK, here's more fuel for the fire.

While the Big12/NCAA have pretty much put the kibosh on running live high school games on the channel, ESPN has announced that it plans to run highlights of high school games on a regular basis. Here's the article from today's San Antonio paper.

http://www.mysananto...all-2122892.php

In other words, they're going to showcase the top players as part of a newscast, so that the conference and/or the NCAA won't have a say in it. Basically, that's more of a showcase than the games ever would have been since only the recruits Texas has its eye on will ever be seen.

Listen folks, I was born and raised burnt orange. But sometimes, this crap even amazes me! :eek2:

Let's see....$300 million in payments over 20 years, plus the exposure for your programs, plus the ability to showcase HS athletes on TV which will (eventually) be on cable and satellite) and stamp your brand all over them.

Good Lord, if I was A&M, I'd be looking for an out as well.


If they didn't mention so and so player had verbaled to Texas, I don't see what the problem is with showing highlights.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:23 AM

If they didn't mention so and so player had verbaled to Texas, I don't see what the problem is with showing highlights.


They can selectively show highlights of players that Texas is recruiting. On the Longhorn network. Pretty simple, really.

It is not the players that verbal that are the problem as much. It is the ones that have not.
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:55 PM

They can selectively show highlights of players that Texas is recruiting. On the Longhorn network. Pretty simple, really.

It is not the players that verbal that are the problem as much. It is the ones that have not.


The idea of high school games and highlights on any national level unnerves me. I'm sick of the spoiled rotten millionaires & billionaires argument in the NFL when you know good and well if it were you or me we'd try to get as much as we could and rightfully so. College players primarily play for one reason: to go to the NFL. They don't do it because they love the game like college football apologists have lazily argued for years. That's why they clamor for top programs that hog all the tv time; more exposure, better chances. Now high school is on ESPN?! Yeah, ego's and "I" mentality certainly wont be an issue there.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 02:02 PM

The idea of high school games and highlights on any national level unnerves me. I'm sick of the spoiled rotten millionaires & billionaires argument in the NFL when you know good and well if it were you or me we'd try to get as much as we could and rightfully so. College players primarily play for one reason: to go to the NFL. They don't do it because they love the game like college football apologists have lazily argued for years. That's why they clamor for top programs that hog all the tv time; more exposure, better chances. Now high school is on ESPN?! Yeah, ego's and "I" mentality certainly wont be an issue there.


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Posted 19 August 2011 - 04:30 PM

I can't see where there would be any interest in it.


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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:05 PM

:D

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:29 PM

Frankly, I'd rather see entire games broadcast than highlights. The NCAA has just shot itself in the foot with this ruling. Before, entire teams would have been showcased. Now, we just have "hot" prospects. Yea, this is leaving a bad taste in my mouth as well. There's a big difference between a 20+ college player on TV and puffing up a 15 year old high school student.

Like many, many other things in this world it isn't good. It's profitable, but it isn't good.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:17 AM

Will Directv pick up the Longhorn Network by Friday when it launches? Also, will it be launched in HD? It seems like all the cable and satellite providers have waiting way too long to negotiate and we might not get to see the Rice game. Texas fans would go bonkers if they don't see that. Directv better hurry their a** up.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:19 AM

Will Directv pick up the Longhorn Network by Friday when it launches? Also, will it be launched in HD? It seems like all the cable and satellite providers have waiting way too long to negotiate and we might not get to see the Rice game. Texas fans would go bonkers if they don't see that. Directv better hurry their a** up.


Yes it will be in HD. I honestly don't see many, if any, picking up this channel. ESPN's demands for the channel are too high. Believe it's somewhere around 40 cents a subscriber. Actually I can see Austin's cable company picking it up last minute but that's it.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:49 AM

Yes it will be in HD. I honestly don't see many, if any, picking up this channel. ESPN's demands for the channel are too high. Believe it's somewhere around 40 cents a subscriber. Actually I can see Austin's cable company picking it up last minute but that's it.


Well at 40 a sub basic in the longhorns area and sports pack out side of it may work.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:17 AM

It seems like all the cable and satellite providers have waiting way too long to negotiate and we might not get to see the Rice game. Texas fans would go bonkers if they don't see that. Directv better hurry their a** up.


Yeah, a game against Rice which they will win by at least six touchdowns. Then what?

At this point, ESPN better pay D* to carry the lhn, or allow Gameplan and Full Court HD as a D* exclusive.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:21 AM

Well at 40 a sub basic in the longhorns area and sports pack out side of it may work.


I believe they are asking for it to be on a basic package in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Sports tiers outside those regions. Just don't see most providers doing that at over 40 cents a sub. Could be wrong though.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:51 AM

Yeah, a game against Rice which they will win by at least six touchdowns. Then what?

At this point, ESPN better pay D* to carry the lhn, or allow Gameplan and Full Court HD as a D* exclusive.


Also will D* even get ESPN / ESPN 2 alt / reverse mirror HD?
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 10:10 AM

Also will D* even get ESPN / ESPN 2 alt / reverse mirror HD?


Nope. Technical limitation of ESPN

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 10:16 AM

I believe this has been corrected for 2011.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 10:57 AM

Also will D* even get ESPN / ESPN 2 alt / reverse mirror HD?


According to Matt Sarz website:

"•Big Ten - Games that appear on ABC may be shown in outer markets on ESPN/ESPN2. Starting in 2011, both games in a reverse mirror situation should be available to all of the country in HD."
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:15 AM

Also will D* even get ESPN / ESPN 2 alt / reverse mirror HD?


Yes they will. They have been wanting them and gameplan in HD for a while now. So as long as ESPN provides the feed DirecTV will have them. And ESPN is going to provide them this year so DirecTV will have them. :)
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:32 PM

Wait so your saying all reverse mirror games in HD?? Thank God!!! So will they be on 210 and 211? Are they going to be (-1) HD channels or just change that channel to HD?
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:51 PM

So who actually what services are already signed up to carry it
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 01:45 PM

Yes they will. They have been wanting them and gameplan in HD for a while now. So as long as ESPN provides the feed DirecTV will have them. And ESPN is going to provide them this year so DirecTV will have them. :)


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:12 PM

Wait so your saying all reverse mirror games in HD?? Thank God!!! So will they be on 210 and 211? Are they going to be (-1) HD channels or just change that channel to HD?


All part time HD channels with the exception of Sunday Ticket are appended with a -1 so I would expect the same for ESPN HD alternates.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:15 PM

Man I hope you are right! Not to doubt you, but do you have proof?


It was posted somewhere a month or so ago. Someone from ESPN tweeted that they will.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:55 PM

Don't watch it.




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