Also, the computers took into account that all OSU players are now taking online classes.
Highly doubt anyone will get caught up in an investigation, and to be honest if someone wants to throw money at players who cares, it wouldn't be illegal (outside of maybe some tax issues) in the real world...
That's what we all thought about taking a loan out and repaying it in a timely manner. :(
Fuck Clemson. That is all. Carry on.
Are fans supposed to not watch OSU games carried by ESPN? Unfortunately, sometimes it is unavoidable.
If this team gets nothing from Carton or Lidell, it is worse than last year's team. Ugh.
It's because of FOX
Not directed at you, more the story, but I hate that people assume ad revenue and sponsorships are ESPN’s primary form of revenue, because they aren’t. And it’s not even close. Cable provider subscriber fees are the primary revenue for ESPN at around 66% of their overall income. So about 2 to 1 versus ad revenue. That probably has something to do with it.
Instant replay, and officiating in general need fixed.
First, why exactly are officials associated with conferences? All officials should be part of the same national pool. Crews should not exist. Officials should never referee the same team twice. They should be randomly assigned each week.
Secondly, instant replay should involve 3 or more individual replay officials with no communication between said individuals. If a play is reviewed, it should require a unanimous decision to overturn the call on the field. Because if any one of them has a question, the call should stand as called.
Thirdly, targeting needs a major adjustment. Wade did not "target" Lawrence with intent to injure. The name of the rule itself does not apply to what Wade did. Keep targeting in the game for egregious, head hunting activity. Implement an unsafe/reckless hit rule, or something similar that would apply to Wade's hit. Heck, add a yellow/red card effect with the unsafe hit rule if they want, but don't throw out a kid for simply playing the game and making an unintentional mistake.
This is incorrect. Fox/Fox News/Fox Sports networks are still owned by Fox Corp and not part of the Disney acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets.
People are cord-cutting. Which means ESPN’s subscriber base is going down. Ad revenue goes down as a result since there are less eyeballs watching. ESPN is countering so far by looking to increase revenue per subscriber (through cable provider contract negotiations and the side networks). ESPN is catering to their money makers because they need to.
I think it’s more that it gives ESPN more leverage in their negotiations to force cable providers to include the side networks (ACC and SEC Nerworks) and also charge more since it can be considered a “premium” product because it includes the national champ/runner up.
ESPN’s largest income in the past has actually been from tv subscribers (by a decent margin). Meaning the amount they charge tv service providers for carrying their networks. ESPN owns both the SEC and ACC networks. If said conference contains the national champ/runner up, there is more demand for the SEC/ACC network and ESPN as a result can negotiate higher fees for tv providers carrying the networks. ESPN also slurps off those network/conferences/teams so more people are willing to pay for tv packages that include said slurping.
This article is dated a bit but I would imagine the percentages are still similar today (based on some other reading) in that tv subs is the largest revenue for ESPN:
In addition to that being why ESPN would want SEC vs ACC, they would not want OSU as part of the B10 because the B10 is part of competing tv/media entities they do not own in the Big10 Network and (given the coverage this season) FOX.
Is it just me or have the Wesson’s not played well the last few games.
Chase Young strip sack time
Dobbins screen here.
I'm sure you said the same about losing Urban. That seemed to work out OK now that I think about it.
I was gonna post to ask the OP to remove the link, but that might just be a better solution.
Did you know he has actually won national COY two separate years?
Did they forget about Kirk Ferentz?
That is freaking amazing.
LSU has a 7 point Texas win, 3 point Auburn win, and 5 point Alabama win and they are trumpeted as amazing wins and the best resume in the country. Ohio State wins by 11 and 13 against Penn State and Wisconsin and it is held against them? How does that make any sense? It doesn't, and the committee has shown this year that they don't give a damn what the media narrative is. OSU will be 1 tomorrow, and I will love seeing the talking heads shocked by it.
Guess I've got a downvote follower. Cute.
Reminded me of the Werner hit against Nebraska.