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SI Article: What happened to the once-dominant Texas athletic program?

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  1. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/co...-longhorns-athletics/?sct=hp_t11_a2&eref=sihp

    Good read. Nothing too surprising in there, although lots of confirmation that everyone had gotten way too comfortable in the Texas AD, from the administration, to coaches, and down to the players.


    And I didn't realize the dysfunction going on between UT's President and their Board of Regents. Sounds like a mess.
     
  2. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    **** them.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Regarding "insight into the Longhorn mindset", maybe it would help to illustrate the point by presenting it another way....

    [video=youtube;OM9jhGiIAFM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM9jhGiIAFM[/video]
     
  4. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    I asked the 4 UT grads I work with what they're doing for the OU game. All of them happen to be 'busy with other stuff'.
     
  5. ximianKernel

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  6. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    bad things happening to the shorthorns is good for the rest of us.

    "Success Through Bitterness"

    one of the all-time great sports club' mottos.
     
  7. Alfred91

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    I'm surprised no one has yet jumped into this thread with the 'inevitability' of Pac-16.
     
  8. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    :puke:
     
  9. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    **** you
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think you just did. :wink2:

    Frankly, things look stable with the conferences today. Who knows what's going to happen with the restructuring of broadcasting as the online stream option of a la carte increasingly wins out over the current approach. (Giving consumers what they want will eventually win over the model of trying to build walls around the hyper-profitable existing systems of cable and satellite.)

    When that starts to shake out, does LHN go to the scrap heap? If so, do only the conferences that can produce their own content remain viable (Pac-12, B1G & SEC)? Maybe the ACC is next and goes through NBC Sports in order to bring Notre Dame fully into the fold? If and when all that happens, is Texas obligated to remain in a Big 12 that has become a financial midget? Would they want to? What will their new leadership be like once the old guard is put out to pasture?

    Things are changing. And all we do know is that UT and the Pac have been close to getting together for 20 years of off-and-on negotiations.
     
  11. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    A la carte pricing is as much fought by ESPN as it is the golf channel. ESPN is a "must" for a lot of people, but I know plenty of people that never turn that on. It's about $5 per customer per month, but that's spread around millions of subscribers. With fewer people subscribing the rates will be up (think HBO prices) since the payouts to tennis, the NFL, CFB, etc... are already set. Networks like Lifetime (a favorite of moms) will be not around $1.50, but $5. It may be more expensive to watch the content you want to watch, not to mention that TVs will always be the preferred method so Roku and Google Chromecast need to step up their game; I have both, but it's not quite the same as "always on" tv. You also see this with companies not licensing their content to Netflix and starting up their own competitor to it.

    There's a reason why the pac12 network only enables streaming to customers instead of doing it direct. It's not a technical limitation.
     
  12. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    :lol: at UT regents appointed by A&M yell leader (and dip**** gov'ner) Rick Perry.
     

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