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Big12-2 Realignment TV Money makes NOTHING

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Let's get this straight...

    1. ESPN has big 12 for 80 mil per year right now
    2. Big 12 just lost kNU with top national audience
    3. and # 16 market in nation.
    4. And the ESPN contract goes for another 4 years or moreish
    5. and FSN gets the ESPN leftovoers
    6...?
    7. Profit as somehow ****ING BEEBE will convince FSN and ESPN to give the big12-2 ANOTHER 50-100 mil/year?

    Or Somehow get fox to magically buy out the ESPN contract and pay out all that cash?

    Makes no sense to me man.
     
  2. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    I smell a rat. Beebe will say anything to save his own arse.
     
  3. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Are you kidding me? Of course Beebe will say anything. But, whatever he said worked! Clearly, one of the networks stepped up to the plate for a new Big 12 TV contract. Baylor's wet dream came true.
     
  4. Razorbuff

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    Agree. So apparently Fox is going to pay huge money to broadcast games from these teams... Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, OSU, Mizzou, Iowa State, Kansas, K State, Texas Tech, and Baylor... comprising the state markets in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa (where a large portion of the state roots for the Hawkeyes), and part of Missouri (let's be honest, St. Louis is very pro-Illinois).

    So they are going to be competing nationally with CBS/ABC/ESPN that are broadcasting SEC games. Sure, the games UT plays will probably get some national viewership, and maybe a few OU games, but really, if they are broadcasting nearly every conference game, who is going to tune into games to watch Baylor v. Kstate, Iowa State v. Tech? Nobody, except in those small markets. So Fox will be paying big money to broadcast say K State v. Iowa State? You've got to be kidding me. If the numbers are legit whoever is making the calls at Fox is going to get axed.
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Well, it sure aint FSN.
     
  6. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    I have a feeling that Fox is the one bidding up the Pac TV contract, and that if UT & hoes accept the Pac-10's invite then ABC/ESPN loses them to Fox. So ABC/ESPN would be willing to step up in order to keep the remaining Big 12 teams, but only the ones that draw ratings.
     
  7. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Didn't ABC/ESPN have a lot of incentive to keep the Big 12 in existence, since they just paid an arm and a leg for the BCS championships?
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    This makes no sense to me...
     
  9. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Creation of 4 super conferences (16 team conferences) with their own playoffs, etc., eliminates BCS.
     
  10. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Ding, Ding, Ding.. We have a winner.
     
  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Lose BCS, gain playoff. = More money. Doesn't make sense for the networks to not want a playoff.
     
  12. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Dallas, check this out:

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    note fuzzy math :lol:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/15/sports/ncaafootball/15colleges.html

    even if fox bumped up the per team average from 1ish to 5 mil (talk about an increase!), I still don't see how that gets everyone 14 mil.... (when lots of teams were at 5 mil!!)
     
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  13. Idot Buff

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    Thanks...I saw that. I feel better now! Rep to you.
     
  14. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Yeah it all sounds good now with the UT media spinning it for all that it is worth. Especially when you consider the loss of the Big 12 Championship game which is worth about 1 mill per team in revenue and with the 12 Pac effectively taking over the entire Mtn time zone with Utah and Colorado along with the AZ schools. I am thinking the new deal will be better then the current one but I guarantee now that the TV execs have saved the conference they will be a lot less friendly at the bargaining table.
     
  15. Bone Buff

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    They don't give a flying f*** who plays in those as long as they get some subset of Florida, USC, Texas, Ohio State, Notre Dame, LSU.
     

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