In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 1301
Online now 1415 Record: 7224 (2/22/2012)
The place to talk about the Texas Longhorns
The place for off topic discussion on Hookem
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
The only way this gets done is for ESPN to come off its high horse and negotiate. If one of the big 3 or 4 agrees and offers LHN, then that puts some added pressure on the others to do the same. Grande and FIOS isn't going to do it and neither is Texas and ESPN putting more games on LHN, when they know a majority of Texas fans don't have it. Taking that action is only going to piss people off more and I’m not sure that’s something the University wants to start playing games with. The ball is clearly in ESPN’s hands and the cable companies know it and there not going to change their stance because frankly they don’t have too. Once the geniuses at ESPN get that, then and only then will we have some movement on this.
Or go smoke a joint. :)
Not sure if everyone is aware yet but Texas builds legends.
You can feel the spirit and see if you get access to the LHN by visiting: http://espn.go.com/longhornnetwork/getaccess.
That was my point exactly.
This post was edited by Longhorn in OK 22 months ago
....ahh...that's better now.....................
Yeah, I know...guess I should have said I agreed with you. This is really all smoke and mirrors stuff being played out by ESPN before they come to some realization (probably as a result of financial loss) that there going to have to come back to the table and make some concessions for this to work. I don't think the University is willing to put more games (football) on the network. I know they made that announcement about the possibility of adding more games, but my guess is Dodds did that to try and stir the pot for ESPN. DeLoss has to know that without any movement by the cable companies, the decision to add more games would be a greater PR disaster for the University. I just don't think he really wants to go down that road despite some of his quotes on the subject. I hope I'm right, because if they end up adding more football games to LHN this year with the same coverage opportunity in place, you can bet the outcry and anger from the fans is going to hit the "beyond pissed off meter" and I'll be one of them. I can only imagine some of the "behind the scenes" conversations that are taking place between the University and ESPN execs. The university may be getting its $$$ from this deal, but they run the risk of taking a huge hit in the image department and potentially in the pocket book if this doesn't get resolved one way or another soon. You start taking away games from fans to play "games" with cable companies and that could backfire pretty quickly.
This post was edited by txhookem78 22 months ago
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports