Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by SubbaBub, Aug 1, 2016.
I wouldn't expect the AAC to broadcast it.
Who knows?? BYU's chances of getting in Big 12 lessen ahead of expansion meeting
They have been all in on coverage. Nice to have your own independent network to cover things of interest to fans.
Perhaps to the Big 10 as the Rutgers replacement?
I can hear Delany talking with the presidents...
"Gentlemen, sometimes you have have to rip the Band-Aid™ off."
Oh, Dear God.
Thank you. You are such a Good God.
Just a kind, gentle and accommodating God.
And we thank you oh sweet Lord of Hosts
for the smorgasbord that you have aptly lain at our table
this day and each day by day...day by day...by day
Oh Lord, pretty things we pray to love thee more dearly
to see thee more clearly...to follow thee more nearly
day by day by day. Amen.
NOW GET US INTO THE F*******ING BIG 12 BITCH!!!
@Dove if we don't get an invite, that post will be Exhibit 1 in the Boneyard's first preseason hanging.
For what it's worth UCONN fans, good luck today. I hope you guys get picked by Big 12.
I don't think the math works for ESPN/Fox to pay the networks not to expand, but I still think no expansion is the result. I just don't think they will get paid.
If ESPN was going to pay someone not to expand, they would get a Tier III deal with 3 schools in order to get "no" votes out of them. They don't need to pay all 10 schools not to expand.
There's definitely a number that works for them. $20 million pro rata - $3 million AAC money for Houston/UConn/Cincy = $17 million difference. If true value to the media of those schools is say $8 million, you can pay B12 say $5 million for one school. B12 mandates you pay for two schools, so you're out $10 million additional per year, but that's leverage for you, and you're saving $24 million without "overpaying" for anything. Many in B12 don't want to expand, so you don't have to pay the full amount to get them to not dilute the conference and remove the pro rata. $10 million over the 8 or so years is $80 million, $8 million for each school B12 school for free.
Prediction on words and phrases we'll hear in today's B12 League press conference:
.. " had very productive meetings ".. " we have several fine schools that want admittance, we are honored that, blah, blah blah".. " we have not ruled out expansion ".. " we have agreed unanimously to continue our discussions with ourselves, our TV partners, these many fine applicant Universities"..." we have strengthened our B12 bonds this weekend"..... yada, yada, yada..... ( did I say) " very productive meetings this weekend " ?
Dennis Dodd@dennisdoddcbs just now · Kansas City
Told Bob Bowlsby will be calling expansion candidates between 4 and 5 CT with decision on whatever conference decides
Which means then that every school's fanbase will know the B12 decision(s) even before the B12 microphones have a test run by engineers before their presser at 6:30 EST.
Does he bother calling Memphis??
Text message break-up.
It's not you, it's me...
Aren't the AAC exit fees down to about $1.7 mn, which would make the departure of 4 schools split among the remaining 8 a windfall for UConn of $850,000, or about the ticket gate from 3 women's basketball games.
Sooooo, what do we think about this?
Go to Key Tweets... dissected and mutilated there. Image has since been deleted by OP.
I thought they are $10MM with a 27 month notice. Any school(s) looking to get out before 27 months will end up paying more like the Lville, Rutgers, Syracuse & Pitt did
Do you really think you are going to break news here with a tweet from 12:30?
Sure making the rounds on twitter.
Also Cincinnati beat writers are feeling tingly and stuff.
My mistake. It wasn't posted in this thread so I thought maybe it was disregarded.
Stop the presses...or start the presses....we can put cr@p out there too!
Is that...good or bad for us? Lol.
What are they saying?
Kirk Bohls@kbohls 3 mins ago
Big 12 meeting had ended. Texas prez has left. ISU's Steven Leath just left, said "I've got to run a university."
In other words, "I can't believe I wasted my time coming to Dallas for this BS"
RE: Chip Brown saying multiple sources say no expansion.
No expansion is the second-best result for us behind 4-team expansion with us. Don't think we make cut with two. So no news is actually okay news.
Could be but Chip Brown's sources are shaky @ times
Just that the,Big 12 stuff had them feeling tingly
I like how he somehow got multiple sources on record so quickly when UT's prez just left. Must be voodoo or magic.
They have tier 3 deals with Texas and Kansas. I think IMG has WVU while Fox has the other seven.
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