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Yeah, you are right, because Mike Slive has been ahead of Delany every step of the way in this expansion business.
What you posted was fact. It was irrelevant in terms of the discussion.
When did you get your 12th team and add a championship game? The SEC did it in 1992.
When did you get your 13th and 14th teams? The SEC did it last year.
Seems like the B1G is chasing the SEC to me.
Yeah theres a blueprint enjoy it while it lasts..lol
Er, em, empty skully- Hold your britches lad, cause of the top 10 rated college football games in the new york city region this year................ Get................. ready................... are ............... you .............. ready?
Rutgers was featured in 7 of them.
No way dwags, skully is thinking, the states population, the states population, I tell you it's the states population.
Em, no. The new york metro market is saturated with Rutgers supporters. Saturated means a lot.
Here's a quote: "Beyond the notion of rights fees, those are still more customers to watch advertisements, and New York City metro viewers (CBS recently reported that seven of the ten top college football game ratings in the market this year featured Rutgers) "
Anyway, the numbers you seem to like to throw around are in no way disrespectful to the SEC. it's the very best we have to offer in college football, but if you really want to market something, you need to know where the people live.
O.K., I'll leave this article here just so you can chew on some numbers for a bit.
Doubt Big Ten commissioner Jim Delanys like...
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Seems this is your first error..
Obviously not in veiwership. The Big Ten Wins.
The context was an insinuation the SEC was behind the B1G in the "expansion business". I posted facts that counter that thought...
No, the SEC has been making stupid, reactionary moves to what other conferences were doing. After ND went to the ACC, Delany said "F this, we are going to gobble up some large markets and make a ton of cash". And that is what they did. They will likely add GT soon and will wait and watch the SEC and Big XII grab more ACC schools. Then they will make one more attempt at getting ND before adding either a UVA or UNC. Maybe he will go nuts and add four more to get to 20... who knows. However, when it comes to generating money for the league, no one is better than Delany.
Y'all must be reading too much into this. I'm talking about the Wisky fan getting all butthurt because their coach left for Arkansas. I'm still not sure what to think of the hire...
Oh well. Carry on about the tv deals.
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Nah, this whole thing is about viewership and what the big ten is able to do vs. other conferences because of numbers. Your one post in this thread is speaking about an expansion first thing instead of the crux of the viewership debate.
However, just to humor you, I'll concede. The SEC expanded first. They added a championship game first, they did.
They just did it in front of a smaller viewing audiance.
You got your own problems to worry about. I'd have hired Petrino back.
Delany is concerned with making money and building the best possible television network.
Slive is concerned with making money and building the best possible football conference.
They're both very good at achieving their goals.
That was awesome.
You see that sign that says 'Rib Tips'??
We are talking about TV contracts, which is driving expansion. The Big Ten is killing it. The SEC missed some opportunities and now is playing catch-up. It has nothing to do with the product on the field.
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