PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
I for one hate Espin so I hope it works..
Anything that helps us escape Beth Mowins is A-OK with me!
The only thing worse than Beth is the Fox u yielding commercials and megaton graphics.
I would also expect NBC to make a run at the B1G. They could use some more relevant TV on their sports channel. It should be a large bidding war.
I don't think they show any CFB besides ND, right? But with NBCSN sort of taking off (is it though?) they have options much like FS1 (I have FS2 through uverse as well haha), Fox, even some games were on FX last year.
Also, have to think that the Olympic coverage prepared them for online viewership as well. You are correct in that ND is only team on NBC but they have some smaller schools on their sports network.
Considering I don't have Fox Sports 1, I would rather this not happen. And the B1G championship game will be on FS1 this year? So I won't even get to watch OSU in the championship this year? That's disappointing.
Why don't you have Fox sports1 gobucks?
"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..
My cable provider is Insight and I don't believe they have it.
Get direct tv. I will give you my account number so we both get $10 off a month
Time warner bought Insight; we have FS1 now.
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Never mind, I have it but not on the TV I usually watch.
Lets pick up our ball and go home. Screw you ESPN, Mayday, Beth and the rest.
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"A troll by any other name is still a troll".
Expect the B1G to accept a lower offer from ESPN. This is assuming the offers are in the same ball park. The NHL hurt themselves by taking the money instead of sticking with ESPN. The exposure of basic cable vs. digital cable makes up the difference in TV revenue.
You might be right. But you can't compare hockey to football.
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Very true, it's the only example I know. I don't think B1G football would suffer the same way. It may prohibit growth though, making the next contract less valuable.
Doesn't everyone have HD cable?
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.
I don't think the B1G has behaved in a way that suggests it's in the business of accepting less cash.
Not to mention the complete lack of coverage B1G would get on ESPN. What recruit wants to never be on sports center? Just check out those daily NHL highlights...
Would love for us to get off of ESPiN. The sooner the better.
Over the weekend FOX, FS1 had really low ratings for Pac12 and B12 games. Oregon barely got a 0.3 rating. FOX needs the B1G package and will throw a lot of money at the conference to get it. I am guessing the league will split the package between ESPN and FOX as to maximize exposure while leaving very little revenue on the table.
This is possible. The B1G getting richer - guaranteed.
I thought this might happen and I'll be glad if it does. Competition in business is a good thing and it will be better, for us fans.
So, college football is being regionalized east and west - just as the seats of power in broadcasting and entertainment are located in the east and west.
This means that ill-fated deal between the BIG and the PAC to play in the regular season is once again, on, because both leagues are FOX interests.
What of that other FOX interest, the Big XII? I think we can expect FOX to invoke the need to not be redundant and bring the the two Bigs together. If TX is assured it gets to keep OU, it will nix its deal with ESPN and the biggest in the Big XII (TX, OU and KS) will join the BIG. This would likely coax ND to join the B!G because of the latter's newfound link to the NYC/DC markets, the B1G-PAC relationship and the presence of new members, TX and OU. The remaining Big XII teams go to the PAC, with the exception of WV. The Mountaineers will have to lobby the ACC or SEC for admission.
I suspect, this is how we'll get to the mathematically-simpler, four super conferences.
We've always said that conference realignment was primarily about television viewers and TV revenue, so this concept certainly makes sense. It does seem something of a two-edged sword, as others have pointed out, given ESPN's dominance in the marketplace, but I agree that competition is a good thing, and I think that Darth Delaney will figure out a way to maximize revenue via Fox while appeasing ESPN on some level.
The Pac-12 is almost certainly not going to pickup the Big 12 leftovers. None of them bring anything of value to the league.
From a presentation stand point the Boise Washington game was a breath of fresh air. Gus Johnson stuck to the action (now whether that was due to 180 some snaps in the game who knows).
The biggest draw for me was that the camera showed all 22 players at one time, so you could see which receivers were breaking open or how the whole defense was aligned. FS1 put little markers telling you where key players were lined up in the formation. I hope they continue the use of this format and it only grows in the future
The price tag for the new B1G network deal will blow the recent SEC deal out of the water. The biggest conference footprint and well known schools plus the fact they are popular for both football and basketball lets it carry important (read well watched) shows nearly year around.
Don't let CINCYOSU hear you talk about ESPN that way.
I'm just messing around BTW. I think CINCYOSU makes a lot of good points about us Ohio State fan's obsession with our hate towards ESPN.
I made a similar comment on a different thread and he commented back. I didn't get a chance to say that I'm just joking so I'm going to say that now.
I think it's a bad move. I hate ESPN as much as the rest of you, but their exposure is massive compared to other networks. I think jumping to the Fox would lead to significant decline in viewership and ultimately negatively pact the quality of the B1G. Plus, I hated when fox had the BCS games. Terrible.
Agreed on all points. I loathe ESPN, but taking the Big Ten off of their networks would be potentially disastrous. Do you really want to basically ensure that no B1G teams ever get any highlights or airplay with ESPN's massive viewership? Money is great, but at the cost of keeping the Big Ten consistently out of millions of households? No freaking way.
We can't stop here; this is bat country...
Also, we're 0-3 in BCS games and 0-2 in National Championship games played on FOX. Our record on ESPN/ABC is much better.
When Fox did the national championship games I hated it.
Does anyone see the B1G going a route of:
FOX or NBC with one big national game weekly, like the SEC has with CBS, while still giving ESECPN one or two games each week and the B1G Network getting the rest?
The thing about ESPN though is that there are 3 channels to put us on (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2) As far as national coverage goes we will always be on one of those. I don't like the idea of the Fox game only being regional or not showing our noon (beth mowins) games against weaker opponents. Could this happen?
Someone may have already posted, but I didn't read. Fox already owns the B1G network. Getting the rest of the games wouldn't be far fetched.
I hope they don't get rights though, as I hate paying for cable as it is since nothing's ever on. I don't want to continue to pay more to watch all the games. It's getting almost as bad as when a number of CFB games were on PPV back in the 90's.
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