I don't think that has much of an impact. The lesser sports don't really get that B1G TV money - our head volleyball coach gets $180k, the fencing coach makes $110k, etc.
Let's chill out on the persecution complex. Myers' move was expected, as most accounts from that week mentioned him struggling. Not everything is a conspiracy.
One small complaint: Braxton will always be #5 to me.
Did the names on the coat hangars get demoted? Or is it like top/bottom sort of deal and we're only seeing half?
If you're only using it for CFB you should think about dropping them and just doing Sling for football season. That's what I do - $20/mo and there's no commitment so I just pick it back up again in September.
We've been in it 2 of the last 3 years. If Michigan made it all of the same OSU fans would watch to root against them while also bringing in more neutral fans to see a new team.
I stopped watching once I realized how boring it actually was. You get all pumped up for like the first 2 picks then you're just staring at the countdown clock. Now I just wait a few hours then find the recap article on ESPN.
The OSU/Bama ratings were almost identical to Oregon/FSU though. I think everyone was just pumped for playoffs the first year, regardless of matchups.
While they're always a crapshoot in general, these aren't worth too much until after the combine and pro days. Wonder if we'll have any workout warriors shoot up the lists after that.
Maybe, but judging by the title game decrease this year it's possible the country at large is getting fatigued from the same teams being in it. If ESPN had it's dream scenario the 4 CFP teams would probably be USC, Michigan, Notre Dame and Texas.
We need the semis to be on New Years Day again to truly do an apples to apples comparison. The ratings will be higher than on NYE but I definitely think the first year is inflated due to it being exciting and new. Will be interesting to see what they look like next year.
FINAL FOUR HERE WE COME
Good luck to him. Let's keep the sanctimonious comments in check - he doesn't owe us a damn thing.
Well yea but shooting to be the one exception to the rule is how teams wind up making stupid mistakes.
I'd be really surprised if he went that high. Not a knock on Hooker, but safeties tend to be devalued in the draft.
Each conference has set representation, we were never at risk of losing a person. If it was Gene it would have been some other B1G school.
Regarding the camera angles: for 30 years I've been asking for the same shot and they never deliver. For the love of God, why can't we please get a camera set up perfectly perpendicular to the goal line (ie, facing the 'plane')??? Every single time they're looking to see if a guy was in or not it's from some weird angle 3 feet ahead or behind the actual goal line.
While that would be more convenient for us, if you consolidate commercials into a large block that people can anticipate then the number of people viewing them drops dramatically, which advertisers are never going to go for.
I don't know why they don't play the Sunday of Wild Card Weekend. The Sunday games have been at 1 and 4 for years. Throw the CFB NCG on at 8 and bill it as a day of good football.
Lower ratings = less commercials = shorter watch times? PerhaIn tps self-correcting?
In theory, yes. But you need to stop watching to force them to change. People that still tune in, but complain that nothing changes, are part of the problem. You've got to vote with your feet (or TV remote in this case)
I have no idea why some of our fans dislike him. He's easily one of the best ADs out there.
Touchdown, commercial, kickoff, commercial, one incomplete pass, 38 second shot of the coach talking on his headset, oh shit the playclock better call TO, commercial, pass play completed near the sideline, 3 minute review to see if his foot was down. Play stands, running back goes for 3 yard run and is tackled - 4 minute review to see if the head was contacted.
OP sounds like an asshole.
I'm sure he's a fine coach, but man this has to be underwhelming for the Cal fans who thought that Chip was coming.