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The Longhorn Network: Best thing to ever happen to the SEC

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, May 17, 2015.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

  3. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    No school has enough to merit it's own channel. Not Texas, not Alabama, not Florida, not Notre Dame, not Ohio State... Nobody...

    The SEC, Pac-12 and Big Ten Networks have enough trouble coming up with decent programming when it's not football or basketball season and they have 12-14 teams to pull from. I love all three of those networks, but I doubt I watch any of them between the NCAA Tournament and the first week of football season.
    BurnsWhenIPee likes this.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I am happier by the day that the boys at Mizzou saw this carnage far enough ahead of time to do something about it.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Faux Fascist Sports commissions a lengthy hit piece on a competitor.

    What a shock.

    On the other hand, hard to argue much with the substance of the piece.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    TLN DID alter the college landscape, just not in a good way. And while we chide ESPN for losing money on TLN, guess where they get the money to cover their losses? Yeah, the rest of us poor slobs who pay through the nose for ESPN.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I generally take what Clay Travis writes with a grain of salt, but he tends to have a handle on the sports programming landscape.

    This is a pretty amazing stat ...

    ... the Longhorn Network is on pace to do less revenue in 20 years than Mayweather-Pacquiao did in one night of pay-per-view boxing.
  8. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    I still don't understand why I get the Longhorn Network included with UVerse's U200 (their basic cable equivalent) in Ohio. I can't get Fox SportsTime Ohio and therefore never see the Indians. But I can watch Texas Swimming and Diving whenever I want.
  9. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    It's a throw-in in your area.
  10. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Travis made the major error of not considering advertising revenue for the channel.

    He only considered subscriber fees in how much money it makes.

    I remember a bit about the Big 10 network and how it rolled in election cash as Obama's campaign people loaded up on airtime on it.

    I suspect that they also make some ad money but then that would blow up travis's thesis and as he's proven before, he'll ignore anything that might counter his argument.
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I've watched lacrosse, volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling on the Big10 network. As long as they continue to show actual sports and not talk about, I'm watching
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Not sure, for all the conference's success, how big a deal baseball is in the Pac-12, but it's a huge deal in most of the SEC. Bigger than basketball in some places. The SEC Network has done a pretty good job showing a lot of baseball this spring.
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