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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by 77buff, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. 77buff

    77buff Well-Known Member

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    The SEC has signed a 15-year deal with ESPN worth more than $2 billion to televise football and men's and women's basketball. It is the longest deal ESPN has ever signed and matches the length of the SEC's deal with CBS made earlier this August. ESPN will have the rights to every SEC home game not on the network package. If you like SEC football, you won't have any problem
    seeing it for the next 15 years. Clearly, this kind of endorsement makes the SEC the dominant conference in college sports.
     
  2. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Can't blame them. SEC football is king.. ESPN knows what they are doing..
     
  3. virginiabuff

    virginiabuff New Member

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    It's true. Although the Big XII is dominante for a while or so, the SEC is football pretty much at its best. Almost all the teams, even Miss State have a HUGE following. Can we say the same for Baylor, Iowa State? Each game televised will be watched by a number of people.
     
  4. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    There's no doubt that the SEC is the gold standard when it comes to fan followings. They consistently lead the country in attendance and in 2006, 6 of the top 11 attendance leaders were SEC schools, and those 6 all averaged over 85K per game. In addition to those 6, 2 more SEC schools averaged over 73K per game.

    http://www.ncaa.org/stats/football/attendance/2006/2006_football_attendance.pdf
     

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