Market Research: It's Big Tentastic

By Corey Carpenter on January 25, 2008 at 7:00 am
btn21.jpgThank you, BTN!

I am one of the "lucky" few to have received the Big Ten Network since its inception, allowing me to become closer to wrestling, field hockey and gymnastics than ever before. The network itself is quite simply Big Ten overload and has some problems to fix in production, but when every event is in HD, it's hard to stay away.

If you have had the chance to watch Ohio State on the BTN, you know two things: the picture is going to be outstanding and the network would very much like you to call your local cable provider. After seeing Thad's plea to call or switch providers fifty times this season, I had to make my own plea to the Network.

While it is brief, a Zach Williams highlight appears in the OSU promos. For those of you who lack short term memory, Zach was last seen getting kicked out of a game his junior year by Jim O'B-Cheatin and transfered to Wright State to finish off his career.

I sat down and wrote a nice email to the network letting them know that trying to sell the network to a fanbase by showing a promo of player that was kicked off of the team was not, you know, the smartest thing in the world to do. To their credit they responded and said they'd look into it -- but I'm not holding out any hope.

So if you're one of the lucky dozen or so in the Columbus area to get the network, you've been warned: Ohio State's career leader in pump fakes and non-dunks that should have been would like you to call Time Warner so you can watch the team that he was dismissed from.