Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by nelsonmuntz, Aug 20, 2012.
Good point. And the ESPN "partnership" has been tremendous for the Big East so far.
Yeah, the last 30 years have really sucked. Especially the part where they have broadcast every conference basketball game for the past 6 years.
But they went from Rutgers-Louisville on Thursday nights to major programs, how dare they try and get higher ratings and better teams. How dare they not cater to you.
hey ZLS do you have the authority at ESPN to fire Mike Greenberg and bring back Tony Bruno?
I don't have any authority. Sorry.
I'm guessing this is based on Santini's absurd accusation that where I work clouds my judgement. The best thing for my career would be for NBC, CBS, Fox to become a competitor. More jobs in a specialized industry increases opportunity as well as salaries.
I think that we can all agree that if ESPN is the highest bidder, that we will be happy to go back to ESPN. Of course, I said "I think that we can all agree"...
All conservatives watch Fox News because it panders to conservatives. Everyone else is divided among all the other news stations. You know, the ifidel stations.
This situation is different. College football fans will watch live major college football over filler when it's available regardless of network.
Seems to me that NBC had internet coverage for the Olympics, so it isn't as if they never heard of that platform...
No, conservatives watch Fox News because doesn't have wacko up the leg thrill guys and shrill chicks yelling crazy stuff and foreign guys with their pompus attitudes and black guys claiming niggerezation.
No, it just has pompous white guys, by golly. Reglar Americans...and of course guys who make stuff up...but this probably belongs in the cesspool, not here.
ZLS already stated in another thread that NBC didn't broadcast Notre Dame games online... but they've broadcast every game they've had rights too (home games) for the last two years on the web and iPhone. NBC seems to have a pretty decent online setup. They did the Olympics, they did the Tour De France... they offer additional coverage with their Sunday Night Football broadcast... I think this is a non-issue. NBC Sports definitely has an adequate online presence.
I assumed that was the case.
I don't agree though. The acc had nothing to do with that NC.
The notion of re-writing history so it aligns with football realignment is silly.
There is value to Uconn over umass. More often than not,Uconn will have national implications.
There are x number of MLB teams (lost track so someone I'm sure will tell me)... Similar to BB, there is an over abundance of games. Would you rather televise the Yankees or the brewers. In your example Uconn is a lot closer to the yankees while the brewers could be Fordham. Sure people will watch the brewers. But the money is with the Yankees.
And it's not just the regular season. Unless the BET is being bid out separately, that's a hefty draw with almost guaranteed nationally ranked teams in feb/march...
If its 2006 again and the BE has Rutgers, UofL and USF or Cincy in the top 10, I don't care if we're on NBC or ESPN. People will watch the games. Same way they did back then.
It would dpend on the numbers and terms.
Don't entirely disagree, but my main point was that thinking that big East basketball was going to be the leading money maker is a mistake. Yes it is valuable, but it isn't so valuable that at some point it can't be replaced. And that is especially true in dealing with ESPN. While UMass-Fordham won't generate the audience and thus the advertizing dollars of UConn-St Johns, it won't be nearly as costly to acquire either. And I'm not certain that the distinction is that great except in the Tournament.
I guess I just disagree on your notion that people will watch umass vs Fordham if that's the option provided. Unless both schools were ranked, I think they would watch something else.
I also don't believe that casual fans would watch UMass vs Fordham.
The alternative isn't Fordham and UMass. It's extra SEC, ACC, Big 10 and Big 12 games. It's still Big Monday if it's Big 10 and Big 12 instead of Big East and Big 12. Big East-ACC Wednesday just becomes SEC-ACC Wednesday.
Yeah, that refugee from NPR is mighty white. And I guess Geraldo is a white hispanic like Zimmerman.
Right. and you just fill in the blanks with the A-10. But if you wanted to do it, I suspect you could "make" the A-10 a major conference simply by pushing it on ESPN. But again, the bottom line point is that the Big East basketball league is more of an extra benefit. Nobody is going to pay $5-6 million just for that. There are too many alternatives.
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