Awesome brief, by the way Big Ben's last name is spelled wrong. Couldn't help but notice, he doesn't have a G in it.
I'm trying to think about how many states the BTN spans over in the Midwest (including Rutgers and Maryland) compared to the SEC - southern states (Texas, Kentucky, Florida, and etc). The area that the B1G covers seem to be equal to the SEC, give or take. You're right about the BTN having a strong customer fanbase, but the SEC fanbase may blow up for the SEC network over time. I'd say give it time, it may catch up the BTN and project a strong revenue over the couple of years. The SEC fans are crazy, but the B1G fans are crazier, we own up to it!
I'm excited for Maryland getting BTN and I will definitely sign up if Comcast provides an option (unless it's included - if so, great!). I'll keep an eye out on the BTN crew as well.
I'm from Maryland and Kyle Snyder's name is big here. The guy is a beast from what I hear, one of my friends had an opportunity to watch him wrestle when he was a freshman or sophomore and raved about him. He's very well rounded and skilled, conditioning-wise is excellent too. I think Ohio State signed one of the future all-time greats, this guy is definitely going to blow up in the next three or four years. Go Kyle!
This kid is going to go far in life. Bless the Buckeyes for getting a great talent on board. Go Sammy!