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The funny part is that OSU would probably win the SEC this year!
If all of this is true, why does the Big 12 not add GT and FSU for the Georgia and Florida markets and expand the renamed LHN to include all conference members with the understanding that revenues will be shared disproportionately based on the fan base sizes? This would make the whole conference stronger and more sustainable and powerful and might make UT even more money than it is getting on the LHN now and end all the problems with LHN availability and resentment.
Answer: Too big a concept with too much logic to penetrate the myopic mind of DeLost Dodds.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by InsightTexas 17 months ago
Its the number of TV sets that drives the money machine
This post was edited by GoHorns 1 17 months ago
I think that's an interesting idea. Would take a lot of work to get many Horns fans on-board but it's turnkey and allows for a lot of economic upside depending on who is added to the conference.
Name another school that is going to have their own branded network in the next 10 years? ND possibly?
The market spoke and conference networks seem to be what members of the major conferences not named the Big 12 (SEC, Pac 12, Big 10) want. In reality the schools in the Big 12 have to bow to the wishes of UT or the bulk of them would not be in an AQ BCS conference.
In time they look to be more of a financial boon to the schools than the LHN will be if projections come to fruition.
It's interesting to me that you are entertaining the idea of Texas to the SEC. Do you really see that as an option?
I don't, unless DeLoss retires soon, but I don't claim to *know* anything. Geographically, and their stance on the LHN make it the perfect fit, but I just don't see it.
Texas gets a 70 percent share of the profit once ESPN has covered its cost.
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
This. So much misinformation on this thread it is impossible to respond to it all.
Looks like Ricky Bobby finally got his sorely needed 7 page thread and took a shot at Deloss to do it. Wise fellow he is. Yesiree bob or ricky bob we will be nobody soon. glad you girls aren't running the show and only want inter web attention.
This post was edited by Hoop98 17 months ago
Bobby...they'd play that old "you scratch my back" with Florida and S. Carolina. The SEC is getting large enough that the old gentleman's agreement of not accepting any school from a state that already has a SEC school is in jeopardy. UF needs all the friends they can get to keep out FSU.
This post was edited by rosessmellgreat 17 months ago
The actual clause in the contract is 70% of network adjusted gross revenue once $295 million in revenue has been generated
Wonder what revenue has been generated to date and how long it will take to exceed the $295 million.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by PDX Horn 17 months ago
FSU is not Texas.
Alabama, Auburn, Georgia - they don't want FSU in the SEC either. That's not just a Florida thing.
And then there's the fact that Texas is Texas academically and athletically.
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The SEC is a non-starter for Deloss. But conference realignment is going to outlast Deloss' days in control at Texas.
You think that was a shot at Deloss?
I think he's been terrific for Texas in so many ways. Realignment is a multi-faceted issue of which Deloss can only control what Texas does not the rest of the country.
If you think that the Big 10 and SEC eventually going to 16 doesn't potentially concern the Big 12, then I disagree.
They would be for fans but not for student athletes.
Definitely not the sexiest line up.
seems more like an angry little man...
So is it your opinion that the SEC will be coming after Texas and OU soon? Because this appears to be moving rapidly and there are rumors that the SEC may just add CU and FSU and be done with it at 16, effectively ending any chance the BIG 12 has of saving the conference, unless one considers adding Louisville, Cinci, BYU, and Boise State as saving the conference.
Anyone with an IQ of 50 or more would call what you wrote as a shot...either that or you don't know what the word "obstinate" means when you used it to describe him in the very first sentence.
Obstinate: perversely adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
Nobody within the Big 12 has a clue when it comes to these matters
This is a leadership that is now on its' fourth conference commissioner in 16 years of existed. It nearly imploded twice as a conference, and couldn't recognize when to follow a leader when it had one (Kevin Weiburg). He was a visionary who had his sights set on a conference network and expansion, but instead, the Big 12 leaders scoffed and said "we're fine"
The schools of the Big 12 deserve whatever fate they have coming to them. They have nobody to blame but themselves.
What is wrong with taking big shots at Dodds? For whatever he may have accomplished in generating money, UT athletics are immersed in a sea of pervasive mediocrity in all major sports. That reality is 100% on Dodds for not demanding championships and excellence in UT athletics and ridiculous given the huge resource advantages at UT. If Bobby can be criticized about Dodds it is for pulling his punches. He should be congratulated for having the stones to raise these issues rather acquiescing to the Belmont line.
There may no more obstinate person on earth than Delost Dodds.
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