He really got caught with his pants down. I've been pointing to brand versus market since this broke. It looks like he didn't even consider how they should move ahead even while acknowledging his "market base" was shrinking.Sounds butt-hurt to me.
At this point it becomes a political smear campaign.
A&M is the better team right now and has been for the last several years. Texas, the school, probably has a better brand image but with a rekindling of the rivalry it will allow the best program to win.I kind of understand aTm's gripe with Texas coming in, however, in recent years, aTm would have owned Texas in the rivalry. I would think where the 2 programs are right now, aTm would be licking their chops in order to rekindle this.
The new TV agreement will pay the SEC ~$300 million per year. The CBS agreement paid $55 million.I'll ask this again and hopefully someone can explain. With two more schools joining, would that not decrease the revenue share? How is the SEC taking in more money with these two schools? Is Disney forced to increase their broadcasting offer? Am I wrong in assuming the SEC made its money from television rights and what I'm sure is a pretty small licensing check with SEC apparel? Like, to the point of where they can cover an extra $35-$40M payout per team? Where is that extra ~$100M coming from?
Likely written into the contract if they add or lose teams the pay changes.ESPN negotiated the SEC upcoming deal based on 14 teams, right? So now they’ll “own” 16? Isn’t that a windfall for ESPN and a reduction in the “original 14’s” share of the revenue? Maybe I’m interpreting wrong. I hope I am. I hate ESPN.
The addition of Texas and OU has made the SEC the strongest and best conference in all sports and it isn’t even close
My thoughts, remember the guy, Brandon, when we was at the Sugar Bowl that really hated the SEC and Bama and was ribbing the conference? Yeah, that guy is gonna be soooooooo Happy. Bless his heart! OU and Texas in the SEC, I am really laughing right now, cause these so called power houses really want to dip into that SEC money now. Think about this, if Alabama wasn't so Dominant this past decade plus, would we even be talking about this? Good move for OU and Texas, prob will happen, and I will now get to see 2 UTs get their ass rearranged on a yearly basis. Fun Times.Thoughts?