OT: ESPN to lose $100 million broadcasting the Texans/Raiders WC game

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  1. Jax Husky

    Jax Husky Larry Taylor did nothing wrong

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    ESPN Will Lose $75 Million Televising Raiders-Texans

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    Every other network that carries the NFL -- NBC, CBS, and Fox -- has their playoff games or the Super Bowl, which rotates between NBC, CBS and Fox each three years, included within their yearly rights fee. Except for ESPN, which pays an extra $100 million for one crappy wild card game.



    But, wait, it gets worse.



    ESPN can only make around $25 million airing this wild card game.



    So ESPN will lose $75 million televising one playoff football game.

    Putting this wild card cost into context, the best deal in televised sports right now is CBS's to carry the top game in the SEC every week. CBS pays $55 million a year for this right, or an average of $3.5 million per game. This means that the SEC title game, which is also included in this package, costs $96.5 million less than the NFL Wild Card game on ESPN. And that the entire SEC on CBS package costs $45 million less than the single NFL wild card game airing on ESPN."




    No wonder they fired all the talent
     
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  2. whaler11

    whaler11 #WTRO

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    The 'math' there isn't completly fair. It does come from a guy affiliated with Fox.
     
  3. zls44

    zls44 Your #icebus Tour Director

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    Clay Travis is a certified idiot.
     
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  5. polycom

    polycom I heard a beep, who just joined?

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    That debate was one of the stupidest debates the sports world has ever had.....

    People trying to argue that men and women are physically equal...
     
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    It was just stupid, and I cannot believe that people paid to talk about sports would waste air time on it. It's one thing when a casual observer of either sport brought it up, but when people like Clay Travis try to give it legitimacy, I then have to question pretty much any opinion on sports he brings up.
     
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  7. Colt house75

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    Mike Aresco. Commissioner of the AAC and former Executive with CBS SPORTS hopefully has inside contacts and negotiation ability (hopefully ) to ensure great TV contract at the next go around perhaps with CBS.
     
  8. J187Money

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    If they want to lose $75M, they can lose it on UConn sports and get a lot more product for it. :)
     
  9. noeynox

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    I think we may be the 1st conference to dip our toes into amazon/netflix/Google way of delivering content. I think Aresco will probably navigate better than most G5 commissioners. Time will tell.
     
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  10. Calhoun's Court

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    Mentioned that to friends a while ago. Makes perfect sense for the AAC.
     
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  11. Dove

    Dove We can't stop what's comin.

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    Who pissed in his bourbon bottle?

    Wow
     
  12. Stray_Dog

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    Maybe CT can give them another tax break
     
  13. Dove

    Dove We can't stop what's comin.

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    Whoops. Thought I put this in the Kevin Rennie thread, Doh!
     
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