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    Default 4 letter network circling the drain....

    https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/espn-cant-afford-monday-night-football/


    Key paragraph..

    ESPN owes its existence to highlights and now highlights are available everywhere for free. Even worse, ESPN's killer app, the key to its business, used to be that it offered the sports leagues a way to distribute their content to the masses. But, guess what, every league can do that on its own now for much lower costs.

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    Maybe we can buy some equipment cheap from them to create our own content....

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    I think the future is schools providing their own content to streaming providers or networks and getting a % of ad revenue .. The days of huge tv contracts are going the way of the dinosaurs


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    My prediction is that the NBA, MLB, and colleges won't get as much for their rights in the future from any source as they think they will. Were it not for fantasy, the NFL would be just like MLB is now. That is people pay attention to the team in their city or their favorite childhood team an little else. Millions of people don't watch the MLB playoffs if their team is not in it and or quit doing so if their team is eliminated.


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    Wow, more tin foil


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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    Maybe we can buy some equipment cheap from them to create our own content....

    :-)
    That was made a priority over a year ago by our consultant. Has any progress been made and, if not, why not? I thought I read that the money was there and Dr. S just had to release it.

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    Just another sign that things really are changing rapidly. This university's athletics program needs to be ready for those changes. I see progress with the hiring of Maggard, but man, there's a lot of work to do just to get back to even with those dashed out ahead of us.


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    I watched a CUSA game on twitter saturday, times are a changing.


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    Just think how much ESPN drove the conference realignment craze a few years ago, being heavily involved picking winners and losers for their own benefit. House of cards, I tell you. These super sized conferences don't benefit the student athletes nor the fans.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckster View Post
    Just think how much ESPN drove the conference realignment craze a few years ago, being heavily involved picking winners and losers for their own benefit. House of cards, I tell you. These super sized conferences don't benefit the student athletes nor the fans.
    They've become addicted to that easy money. For every Texas, Bama and other highly watched teams there's five not watched. The weaker conference members are in a financial crisis. Even Texas was complaining because their enormous income wasn't keeping up with their self created expenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    They've become addicted to that easy money. For every Texas, Bama and other highly watched teams there's five not watched. The weaker conference members are in a financial crisis. Even Texas was complaining because their enormous income wasn't keeping up with their self created expenses.
    The P5 guys have gotten fat on these TV contracts and gotten used to the BIG money. Just like government, they don't want to cut back, even though there is plenty of room to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    They've become addicted to that easy money.
    That's it in a nutshell.

    ESPN could have been twice as big as it ever became. Instead of developing long term interest across the board they went for the easy money.

    The Advertiser did the same growth constricting move. Instead of developing long term interest locally they went across the swamp for the easy money and never tapped their true potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duggie35 View Post
    The P5 guys have gotten fat on these TV contracts and gotten used to the BIG money. Just like government, they don't want to cut back, even though there is plenty of room to do so.
    They're like big government. Already locked into huge capital improvement bonds. Doubt they have any easy outs. Universities will have to have taxpayers bailout many.

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    Lackluster


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    They made a few sec mythical titles


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