Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fumble

Oh, great. The SEC just announced that we're stuck with Can't Broadcast Sports as the conference's broadcast TV partner for another fifteen years.

How wonderful. Fifteen years of lousy kickoff times, terrible announcers, and a commercial every ten seconds. Whoo-pee.

And I don't care how big the check is--FIFTEEN YEARS?!? Live sports are one of the only things left on broadcast TV that are DVR-proof, meaning they're only going to get more valuable as advertising dollars for "regular" television dry up. How much future money just got taken off the table by over-committing to such a long term deal?

Dumb move, Slive. Next thing you know, the SEC will commit to a 50-year deal with the Three Idiots Named Dave...

9 comments:

mdr1013 said...

Couldn't disagree with you more. What would you prefer? Fox? ABC and NBC are taken, and ESPN is cable. This is a great deal.

Lousy kickoff times? How is 3:30 a lousy kickoff time? Plenty of time to tailgate and you can still get back home before midnight.

ty webb said...

I second the M Dr.'s comment.

Jason said...

you guys have obviously never been to game being televised by cbs. they are the only network that actually controls the tempo of the game. just compare the lengths of cbs and espn games on your dvr.

mdr1013 said...

Actually, I've been to dozens of games that were on CBS. The point is, what's the alternative? The only network available other than CBS is Fox and I can't imagine anyone wanting that to happen.

mdr1013 said...

The true comparison would be the lengths of games on ABC vs NBC vs CBS vs Fox. Since ESPN is a cable network, it really doesn't enter the discussion.

The SEC deal with ESPN is great, but network tv is always better than cable from a financial standpoint.

BuLLdawg said...

Again, you show a complete bias against The SEC for having the guts to take the Best Network, College Bulldog Station, and continue our relationship that has led today to Georgia being the 3rd most valuable College Football Program, Florida the 5th, LSU the 6th, Tennessee the 7th, Auburn the 8th and Alabama the 9th Most Value College Football program.

That's 6 of the Top 10 Most Valuable College Football Programs according to Forbes Magazine announced this very day that we extend our agreement with CBS starting the year after this one.

The SEC shared $127.2 million dollars May to the 12 SEC schools, of which $50.6 million came from television rights.

The facts are that ABC has lousy Notre Dame every Saturday. How bloody boring.

NBC, what in the blazes do they show for college football or basketball for that matter ?

In the next couple of days, as this 15-year deal with CBS is made public, you will see The SEC extend our agreements with ESPN and Raycom as well, also at high dollar value.

CBS will televise a Prime Time Game; but to honest with you, I don't care for watching anything at 1:30 a.m. especially not college kids.

You have shown a complete bias against The SEC in your every post to these WebPages, and yet here sits The SEC with already 6 of the Top 10 Most Valuable College Football Programs today because of CBS, and you act like there is something that ABC or NBC has that is Better than SEC Football and Basketball.

Why don't you try to tell us how much more valuable Southern California is at only a value of $53 million in 14th place by Forbes today, or that Ohio State behind all 6 of these SEC teams is ?

Where in the hell do you think this comes from ?

You're jealous, and it is obvious; and also saddened that it will be SEC you will be watching yourself every hour of every Saturday.

Will Collier said...

Congratulations, "bulldawg," that's the most incoherent and nonsensical comment in the history of FTB--which, if you could read, you would have realized is an SEC blog.

I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

l said...

bulldawg, you show that you are a complete moron.

mdr1013 said...

There seems to be even more good news coming from this in the near future. Tony Barnhardt expects ESPN to ante up for CBS's leftovers, locking up the prime time slot for the SEC. Then ESPN could sell the games they don't want to the three Daves and the conference will continue to rake in the dollars as well as the national exposure that comes with it.