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Well.. That's going to be the landscape of CFB so you better learn to love that ishh
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
Genius then, IMO. As long as there was a good reason.
I said that actually. I would rather have quality though.
Louisville will never be a member either though. Florida, UGA, SCar, and UK got together and all agreed that they were afraid of letting another school from their state in so that they would all block FSU, Miami, Ga Tech, Clemson, and Louisville. Since at the moment, you need 11/14 schools to vote yes, the 4 can block it.
Personally, I don't see the issue. Alabama is really hurting because they have another SEC team in the state.
If this happens, it needs to be teams from real Southern states. VT fits
"Because Bama now sucks just like FSU used to suck when we were getting dominated by OU. Does it make sense now?"- Sliger (FSU Fan)
This isn't about quality. Never has been. Its about markets.
If the SEC doesn't have a team in the market, they can only charge about $0.10 per subscriber for the SEC network. North Carolina has 3.4 million cable and satellite homes. Virginia has 2.8 million cable and satellite homes.
If the SEC Network were implemented today, that would be $620,000 per month, 7.4 million per year for these two markets.
If the SEC adds NC State and Virginia Tech, the carriage fees jump to $1 per subscriber. That would be $6.2 million per month, or 74.4 MILLION annually. That's just for these 2 markets.
The SEC already has SC, GA, FL, and KY (can charge the $1) Adding teams from these areas doesn't add to the pie. It would actually give Alabama a smaller check at the end of the year.
This post was edited by MrBlonde 20 months ago
That is it. The plan is to maximize the amount of revenue the SEC network will make when it rolls out in a couple years. Adding new markets brings in far more money than the fsus and clemsons.
Yeah I don't think UNC would ever come, but they make the most sense because they are a new state for subscriber fees (SEC Network) and they have a big national following. They also bring a great basketball program.
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