Smitty thats pretty par for the course for the Realist. After all, he calls himself a realist which is the opposite of, but just as annoying as, a homer.
I’m not going to argue the numbers for tv deals anymore. As I said, i did my research and found the numbers that I found. Not sure where you’re getting yours from.
My point really isn’t that espn hates osu or the B1G. I do believe some people on the network have a difficult time being unbiased. My main put is that it is in their best interest to lobby for the sec and if the B1G gets in the way, so be it. Go on to espn’s website any given day and see how much coverage the sec gets in general. It’s not even up for debate that they are clearly centered around the sec. same goes for cbs back when cbssportsline was a thing. All of their writers were obnoxiously sec biased while they relentlessly ripped into teams like OSU or anyone outside that conference.
You get annoyed about people using sec bias to explain away non playoff selections. I get annoyed that people cherry pick one game from each of the past two years and focus only on it while seemingly ignoring that the teams OSU was battling for playoff positions also have blemishes.
espn most certainly doesn't completely ignore OSU. They know OSU has one of the if not the biggest fan following as well as the biggest following of haters. Thats why they send outside the lines to OSU and dedicate 24 hour a day 7 day a week coverage every time somebody farts in the wrong corner of a room. If something happens in the sec? They conveniently dont talk about it until it just blows over and people forget about it.
They also heavily promote OSU and whatever conciliation bowl they get selected for each year. This, of course, right after they tell America how awful OSU is during the selection show. Afterall, they want people to tune in to the meaningless bowl games just as much as the playoffs. But they really want people tuning into sec games the following year and playoff selections make that happen.
Teams from the B1G that are ranked aren't as good as teams from the sec that aren’t ranked.
Unless you have better sources, thats not the conclusion ive come to. Everything ive seen shows espn having a 2.25 billion$ contract with the sec that pays 150 million a year and gives espn primary rights. Espn has a 1 billion$ contract with the B1G that pays 100 million a year for secondary rights. Also, espn has 80% controlling interest of the sec network and no interest in the B1G network. The B1G/OSU have a primary contract with espns only real competitor, fox sports. Fox also has a 51% controlling interest in the B1G network.
ESPN is a corporation, their primary interest is their bottom line and how to make more money. As I’ve said here before, they may dabble in everything college football but the sec is where their money is truly tied up. They need a return on this massive investment one way or another. Put another way, espn is married to the sec, everybody else is just a side piece.
Would you stop regurgitating this lie that espn supposedly pays the B1G more money than the sec for only half the rights?
Yeah but LSU is deserving of a bump because they beat texas who was kind of good last year. Apparently what teams did last year has some bearing on this year.
It has leas to do with whether he underrated OSU and more to do with how he clearly overrated itchagain. They had they same red flags in week 1.
I love how itchagain is so pumped up that they were able to force army to overtime.
Cincy has a great back field combo and the defense is legit. Defense will get tested by them but create a couple turnovers. Bucks special teams will be a big factor. I see the offensive line still not getting a push and the running game doesn't get going. Tight game but good guys win 30-20.
Def agree. Clemson has a loss to give and maybe two if they win the acc. A lot more forgiveness for them as 2017 proved. I dont see a second loss happening for them anyways. If tx a+m won and God forbid LSU, the sec would for sure be getting two teams in.
I agree with Klatts assessment of OSU. I also agree with you that itchagain is in no better place at the moment. The difference is probably because everyone assumes itchagain is taking a giant step forward while osu takes a step back. The bucks gave them some justification in week one and they are willingly ignorant about itchagain.... again
On replay, the receiver totally flopped to sell the push off. From my perspective, it looked like Olave beat him with his route and his reaction was to flop for a flag. Even if my perspective is off, refs should have swallowed their whistle considering they didn't do anything about the hit on fields.
I’m not sure how much “happy wife happy life” applies to coaching. Coaches wives are just different. They deal with the constant moving around and never seeing their husbands a lot. It’s part of the job. If Day wants to go to the nfl, I doubt his wife will stand in his way.
Defense is still working out kinks and plays with a little too much emotion. Offense doesn’t look crisp with so many new faces. Bucks still win but its not lopsided. 37-24 good guys.
So should there be concern with regards to Jeremy Ruckert that he is “or’d” in a competition not to be the 4th string TE? With all the hype regarding his recruitment and then the total lack of production from the TE position it has me wondering. Wilson supposedly viewed him as a one of a kind TE yet he cant beat out guys the coaches don’t want to throw to. I fear that he is either a bust or this is another vonn bell case of wasted eligibility in favor of a less talented senior player.
Obviously cincy works for espn
There isn't anything minor about a high ankle sprain.
There are gobs of black celebrities who make millions. There is also the majority of the nfl and nba, who are black, and make millions. Im not sure why that matters though.
I almost want to buy this book for that and the bagman money story.
Of course you wouldn’t brutus. You can imagine the shock im experiencing hearing that this is your take.
Yet here you are blowing up this comment section with all your cares.
I highly doubt they're worried about the PR for when they announce him the starter. He is either gonna play well in which case the PR won’t matter or he’s not gonna play well in which case the PR won’t matter.
I wonder how the 20 tight end receptions will be dispersed between these guys.
I’m not sure how much a bad defense would affect recruiting great players if you still have two defenders projected in the top ten of the draft.