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FOX pays $25 million for Pac-12 Championship Game

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    http://seattle.sbnation.com/washington-huskies/2011/1/6/1919001/pac-12-championship-game-television-contract-fox-details

    Jan 6, 2011 - Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott made his first big move as the window to negotiate a new television contract for the conference nears. Scott, who brings a marketing savvy and knowledge of the television landscape, pulled off an impressive deal, securing $25 million for the rights to the first Pac-12 Championship Game, as well as other games in the 2011 season. Fox will televise the events on its flagship station.

    This is $2 million+ for CU next year. We needed that with the revenue we're losing.

    Also, the Pac-12 Championship will be played on the home field of the higher ranked team. How cool will it be when this thing comes to Boulder? Talk about an event.
     
  2. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    FOX has no business broadcasting college games: they ****ing suck at it. But that is a nice chunk of change.
     
  3. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    pac 12 championship game plus other games.


    Is this a good deal or did we get lowballed?
     
  4. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Has there been some decision on whether CU is receiving ANY Pac-10 money next year??

    I do not believe I have ever seen anything definitive on the matter.
     
  5. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    is this only for next year... before the rights are re-negotiated...
     
  6. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    I imagine it'd some kind of message to ESPN that if they want Pac12 games in the future they are going to want to give up big money. The Pac10 right now also has a crappy tv contract and has few games on tv. That needs to change to really build the brand nationally. This is just one step.
     
  7. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i figure well get at least 1 game... be it usc here or oregon here... and probably @ utah
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The "other games" reflect that Colorado and Utah have joined the conference and that means 18 more regular season conference games. Scott made them pay for the rights to broadcast them. :smile2:
     
  9. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    They have no business broadcasting college games if they continue to use their NFL announcers to do college post-season games. If they commit to a very solid number 1 team and maybe try and poach some good ABC/ESPN guys, then they can do it.

    Also, they need to make sure none of their cameramen get a boner when they see a trombone.
     
  10. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    It appears broken down as an additional 14.5 M to the current contract.
     
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  11. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    To me this just signals that the next long-term contract with Fox, ESPiN or whoever is going to be a whopper.
     
  12. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Another thing, but with 2 more mouths to feed on the current contract this was necessary for the upcoming year.

    Edit: Utah isn't 100% in their first year, but even so more money is needed and I doubt people want to take a paycut.
     
  13. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Isn't this FSN and not Fox?
     
  14. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    No. Article said they'd televise it on their flagship station, which means FOX. Their BCS broadcasts were ****ing awful.
     
  15. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    I hear Ron "Sweetheart Sweetcheeks" Franklin's available.
     
  16. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    But, he has a trombone fetish, so that won't fit the profile.
     
  17. Buff_since76

    Buff_since76 Still a fan... Club Member

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    The Pac-12 championship game on FOX, plus 6 other football games during the season on FSN of $25 million. That seams like a good deal to me.
     
  18. sackman

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    I bet Fox is talking with him as we speak. The guy is good, regardless of his apparent chauvinistic tendencies.
     
  19. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    OK thanks, I missed that detail. If it was FSN then that would've been ok but yes, their BCS broadcasts were bad to put it mildly.
     
  20. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Ron Franklin is available.
     
  21. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah, I don't know why they were fixated on the band. I don't know how many times over the years I've been subjected to BSU's or OU's band. Ugh. Very lifeless and stale. They have some good sportscasters on FSN that are serviceable though.
     
  22. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Has anyone mentioned that Ron Franklin is available? :smile2:
     
  23. Bienemy4life

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    Ron Franklin's available x3. sweetcakes!

     
  24. Bienemy4life

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    Correction, he called her "sweet baby" then a**hole. nice
     
  25. BehindEnemyLines

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    Still?
     
  26. Buffsoldier

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    A rusty one?
     
  27. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i heard ron franklin was available
     
  28. BuffNut99

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    Ron Franklin - hire that man

    Keep calling those sideline broads "sweetheart" for all I care, Ron
     
  29. neil29fp

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    Actually there is only 9 more regular season games. I'm digging the extra dough, though.
     
  30. White_Rabbit

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    Awesome, I think, but they better get some real announcers. The BCS games that FOX has done in the past have been unwatchable.
     

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