Let me see if I understand this, you want an internet poster to provide actual, credible, proof that ESPN conspired to devalue a property. One of the few people in the room says its so and you fail to find that credible. Isn't that usually the only proof of something, "other guys in the room"? As to devaluing a property it has right to, you understand that those rights end, correct? If you have a property: 1. that comes up to bid in a few months, 2. maybe has a C value to you, 3. if it went away it might increase your costs a little on other properties but if disappeared would not materially decrease your salable inventory of games, 4. the only downside of low balling a bid is that a competitor gets in with salable inventory and jacks up competition and what you have to pay for your inventory in the future (and since you have the most inventory your costs go up the most). So why not help the C property lose its value if you don't want to pay for it and really don't want someone else to get it. Especially if you won't get caught unless one of the guys in the room spills the beans, and then you figure even if someone spills the beans, who in their right mind would believe him.