PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Follow the money: TV
Delaney may not have directly consulted FOX or ESPN but why would adding the NYC and DC television markets be a bad idea? TV definitely indirectly influenced that decision.
“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers
Like everything else in life, the money is driving the car. The money comes from tv.
Agree about the money. But also think about this...EXPOSURE. Recently, recruiting has become such a huge enterprise...I just don't remember it being this way, although the new social media has contributed to the involvement of the fans now. But for a high school kid, it's all about his desire to be seen by millions and have adoring fans and winding up playing on Sunday.
The elite talent wants this exposure, and that bodes well for a top tier program like Ohio State. All the publicity, even the negative crap, that the sports pundits throw at OSU will actually BENEFIT our efforts, because kids don't care if the university is seen as "evil" by the media...they just wanna be in the eye of the public.
What's been (and will be again) in the news?
Expansion and T.V. contracts.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
It's deeper than just money. The networks need that contract more than CFB needs another BS BSPiN contract. Delaney proved that when he spurned the moron from the network and started the ball rolling for BTN. The ADs & Presidents have the power. They just need the guts and realization to know the ball is in their court (excuse mixed sport analogy). What is ABC going to put on their networks on fall Saturday afternoons if they get told to renegotiate or shove it? The $$ is going to who ever has the vision to play along with CFB. If that means Fox, or ABC, or any other network. The TVs will turn on, we'll just change the channel.
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