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Longhorn Network

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dixiehack, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    ESPN can help sell TLN to cable operators because it's ESPN. And the $300 million ESPN is paying UT? Remember, ESPN gets $400 million PER MONTH from cable operators who carry TWWL. So I don't think that ESPN or Texas is that worried about a turning much of a profit.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I wonder how many other schools could pull off something similar.

    Maybe 5-7 schools?
  3. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    I'd be surprised if it's that many. Texas really is in a unique situation with such a large (and growing population) state and they are so far and away the top draw in that state. There are probably 10 schools or so that can match the tradition and prestige, but I'd bet there's only a couple where something like this would fly economically.
  4. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Notre Dame
    Maybe a couple other SEC schools if they have a good season (i.e., in the hunt for a national championship)
    Michigan, Ohio State, USC if it weren't for those issues with the NCAA

    And the one area of Texas I just can't see offering this: Bryan-College Station
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The SEC made a big mistake in not starting a network. ACC as well.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Lubbock too, but Bryan-College Station for sure.

    JNEWFIFTY Member

  8. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Oklahoma fans will turn their TV sets upside down before they watch anything on that network.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    In Dallas, they'll only show half the screen during State Fair Weekend.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    From UT's standpoint that doesn't matter. They would get the cable & satellite subscriber fees whether the subscribers watch or not.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They'll carry it. I don't know what the UT equivalent of subway alumni are but Longhorn fans are everywhere down here. They're like cockroaches.
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Someone beat me to it.

    They're starting a network to follow mediocre athletic competitions?

    Football team didn't go to a bowl, and would love for Mack Brown to go quietly into the sunset.
    Basketball team features one of the most overrated coaches this decade.
    Baseball team goes to the World Series for the 34th year; 2 and q.

    Yeah. Some advertisers that bleed burnt orange will eat this up. Some viewers will as well.
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