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BrutusB


Member since 26 August 2014 | Blog

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Comment 11 hours ago

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.

Comment 13 hours ago

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.

Comment 15 hours ago

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.

Comment 15 hours ago

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.

Comment 16 hours ago

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.

Comment 16 hours ago

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.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

Well yea but shooting to be the one exception to the rule is how teams wind up making stupid mistakes. 

Comment 14 Jan 2017

I'd be really surprised if he went that high.  Not a knock on Hooker, but safeties tend to be devalued in the draft.

Comment 13 Jan 2017

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.  

Comment 13 Jan 2017

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)

Comment 13 Jan 2017

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.