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RE: The deal is done: Disney purchases 21st Century Fox
(12-19-2017 01:52 PM)ren.hoek Wrote:  
(12-18-2017 04:11 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(12-18-2017 03:31 PM)ren.hoek Wrote:  
(12-17-2017 05:59 PM)XLance Wrote:  
(12-17-2017 03:24 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Let's get back on track shall we. ESPN now holds the T3 on everyone in the Big 12 except WVU and ISU.

I pointed out months ago that if ESPN picked up all of the Texas products' rights and that of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State they would control in those schools 32 million viewers.

If ESPN follows suit they'll likely make the move to place those schools in the SEC/ACC.

Forget the Big 10 for a moment and forget the PAC.

By taking the SEC and ACC to 18 ESPN can set their markets for the two respective networks.

Maybe you see a move like Baylor, Texas, T.C.U. and Notre Dame to the ACC, and Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Kansas to the SEC. Why? Because football popularity is the strongest in the Southeast and that product lineup will last the longest as the sport begins to fade.

SEC:

Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech

Alabama, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt

Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee

ACC:

Baylor, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Texas, T.C.U.

Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Wake Forest

Boston College, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia Tech


This groups the major brands and population centers into 6 competitive divisions and covers the states in which football experiences its greatest number of recruits, greatest following in terms of attendance and viewership, and greatest overall popularity and participation.

With divisions like these set among the two main college sports properties in ESPN's possession it will set the table long term to be successful even if football contracts.

The few major programs likely to continue to pump money into the sport are in the Big 10 and those could be easily assimilated into these two groupings (or redivided with them) at a later time if need be. (Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Wisconsin)

I don't think you would get too many complaints from our side of the ledger with that configuration.

Looks good except Clemson would likely have to choose between FSU and GT as a permanent rival. The GT series has nearly 90 games played and the FSU game has become a great rivalry, especially the past 10 years.

Until the ACC has 4 dogs in the hunt every year it would be far better for your conference to have Clemson and F.S.U. meeting in the Conference Title series than in the regular season. It does more to showcase the ACC than an in season annual loss for one of them.

Don't forget to send your consultant fee to Swofford. The SEC typically has more teams in the hunt than the rest of the P5, but in reality, no conference has 4 in the hunt every year. The SEC got 2 in the CFP this year, which is awesome and has never been done before. However, it didn't happen in a box - a Wisconsin win over OSU would have relegated Alabama to the NY6 (not a bad consolation prize by any means). The SEC technically had 3 in the picture, but the reality was that it would be no more than 2 in the CFP since the SEC title game was essentially a play in game for the CFP. The ACC had 2 (Clemson and Miami) in the hunt until Miami tripped against Pitt in the last game of regular season. The rest of the ACC was down from last year (i.e. very top-heavy this year). I would also say the SEC was a little top heavy, especially in the east. UGa is an outstanding team, but the SEC east has been very, very weak for several years. The west is pretty darn solid, with Auburn and Alabama leading the pack. I wouldn't put LSU in the same category as them, but they are nonetheless a quality team.

When we are conferences of 16, statistically it will be likely to have 4 dogs in the hunt. If we move to 18 and have three divisions of 6 as I suggested above, we would have 3 quality representatives most years. And all other contenders would be vying for that at large conference championship spot.

In the lineup I suggested Virginia Tech/Notre Dame/Louisville would be that other champion most years. That's pretty solid for the ACC if Clemson and Florida State win their divisions most years. I think that's about as good of a set up as you could hope to have.
12-19-2017 02:58 PM
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RE: The deal is done: Disney purchases 21st Century Fox
(12-18-2017 03:31 PM)ren.hoek Wrote:  
(12-17-2017 05:59 PM)XLance Wrote:  
(12-17-2017 03:24 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Let's get back on track shall we. ESPN now holds the T3 on everyone in the Big 12 except WVU and ISU.

I pointed out months ago that if ESPN picked up all of the Texas products' rights and that of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State they would control in those schools 32 million viewers.

If ESPN follows suit they'll likely make the move to place those schools in the SEC/ACC.

Forget the Big 10 for a moment and forget the PAC.

By taking the SEC and ACC to 18 ESPN can set their markets for the two respective networks.

Maybe you see a move like Baylor, Texas, T.C.U. and Notre Dame to the ACC, and Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Kansas to the SEC. Why? Because football popularity is the strongest in the Southeast and that product lineup will last the longest as the sport begins to fade.

SEC:

Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech

Alabama, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt

Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee

ACC:

Baylor, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Texas, T.C.U.

Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Wake Forest

Boston College, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia Tech


This groups the major brands and population centers into 6 competitive divisions and covers the states in which football experiences its greatest number of recruits, greatest following in terms of attendance and viewership, and greatest overall popularity and participation.

With divisions like these set among the two main college sports properties in ESPN's possession it will set the table long term to be successful even if football contracts.

The few major programs likely to continue to pump money into the sport are in the Big 10 and those could be easily assimilated into these two groupings (or redivided with them) at a later time if need be. (Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Wisconsin)

I don't think you would get too many complaints from our side of the ledger with that configuration.

Looks good except Clemson would likely have to choose between FSU and GT as a permanent rival. The GT series has nearly 90 games played and the FSU game has become a great rivalry, especially the past 10 years.

No offense but Clemson would be crazy to give up their annual game with Georgia Tech to play FSU.04-cheers
12-19-2017 05:05 PM
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