No More MW / C-USA Merger

Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by UConnDan97, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. nelsonmuntz

    nelsonmuntz Popular Poster

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    Compare regular season ratings and ad revenue for football and basketball, and then compare the post season of the two sports. Football wins easily during the regular season, but gets dominated in the post season. There is a lot of upside left on football.
  2. Butch

    Butch Balto's keeper

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    Just saying, but UTSA is SKYROCKETING. They should rename themselves the University of San Antonio.
  3. metsfan2323

    metsfan2323 Popular Poster

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    Anyone who thinks that has their head up their arse.
  4. RS9999X

    RS9999X There's no Dark Side .....it's all Dark.

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    Here's the real point: They are setting up a test scenario to see if its true. If the 4 team playoff turns in the same ratings as the current New Years games and the Current BCS Championship I think that will kill the momentum for adding another layer to the playoffs.

    Here's the 2009 Ratings. If the 4 team series fail to provide better ratings I think a larger playoff is dead. Media won't need it. On what weeknight are you guaranteeing a better draw? December 26th? Opposite NBA on Christmas Day? Opposite the NFL in the heat of the playoff races?

    The move to 4 teams in the playoffs is a power consolidation. Given the inbred scheduling system a BEor ACC team will never have a SOS good enough to make the playoffs if they go to 9-games and power conference scheduling like the BiG and PAC12..

    2008-9 College Football Bowl Game National Viewers
    BOWLNETWORKMATCHUPVIEWERS P2+% Change YAGO
    BCS TITLE FOX OKLAHOMA/FLORIDA 26,767,000 16%
    ROSE ABC PENN STATE/USC 20,603,000 8%
    FIESTA FOX TEXAS/OHIO STATE 17,056,000 40%
    SUGAR FOX UTAH/ALABAMA 13,369,000 14%
    CAPITAL ONE ABC GEORGIA/MICHIGAN STATE 10,839,000 -27%
    ORANGE FOX VIRGINIA TECH/CINCINNATI 9,319,000 -22%
  5. RS9999X

    RS9999X There's no Dark Side .....it's all Dark.

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    Il'm trying to imagine the exicetment at ABC to pay top dollar for a UConn/Oregon Game on December 26 which will draw what? Better than the NFL? The NBA? The same as it would the lowest viewed BCS game? What will CBS put up against it? The Network premier of Hunger Games?

    Football cannot recreate the craziness of March Madness. It's dysfunctional in that respect.
  6. HuskyfanDan

    HuskyfanDan #BleedRed

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