Daily Archives: June 3, 2008

Georgia-South Carolina game time set.

It’s gonna be hot as hell, most likely.

Georgia’s Southeastern Conference opener with South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., will be televised by CBS. Airtime is set for 3:30 EST.

Let’s see how those 270 pound LBs do chasing Georgia’s backs and ends all day…

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That’s some choice.

Lunch with the Game Day crew, or an all expenses paid trip to the Rose Bowl? For this lady, that was a no-brainer.

“I could have gotten tickets, with all the amenities, to the Rose Bowl, but since Nebraska wasn’t playing, I decided not to use that one, she said.

But, hey, she did get to spend a lot of time with Corso.

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“College football has never, ever, for one stinking day, been about fairness.”

The Orlando Sentinel’s Tim Stephens, who’s a firm D-1 football playoff advocate, offers a stinging rebuttal to Rep. Neil Abercrombie’s attack on the BCS.

… The BCS is not the dividing line, and not the root cause of any divide between haves and have nots. The real dividing line rests in the seats at stadiums across America. You can see a direct correlation between the number of seats filled — or not — and lot in college football life. The schools that fill their stadiums every Saturday are at the top of the food chain. Those that don’t are at the bottom. There are reasons that North Texas is not Texas and Central Michigan is not Michigan. That some schools have leverage for home games and flex that scheduling muscle is not unique to football. It is a fact of life in all college sports with free-market scheduling.

Regardless of which side of the debate you fall, it’s definitely worth a read.  Particularly his words of warning at the end of the post.

… Instead of complaining to Congress, fans of the alleged discriminated-against schools should buy a few more tickets. And then they better hope the system stays as is.

They might not like the alternative.

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So how cool are those robot graphics?

If you want to know why the SEC would consider this

Meanwhile, Fox is preparing to throw a boatload of money at the league in an attempt to wrest the SEC’s prime football games away from CBS. The SEC has never been shy about playing two networks against each other in order to up the ante…

it’s real easy. Because it can.

Check out the historical record.

[SEC] yearly money distributions, since 1980, are as follows: 1980 ($ 4. 1 million ); 1981 ($ 5. 57 million ); 1982 ($ 7. 24 million ); 1983 ($ 9. 53 million ); 1984 ($ 18. 4 million ); 1985 ($ 9. 34 million ); 1986 ($ 13. 1 million ); 1987 ($ 13. 56 million ); 1988 ($ 14. 34 million ); 1989 ($ 13. 85 million ); 1990 ($ 16. 3 million ); 1991 ($ 20. 6 million ); 1992 ($ 27. 7 million ); 1993 ($ 34. 34 million ); 1994 ($ 34. 36 million ); 1995 ($ 40. 3 million ); 1996 ($ 45. 5 million ); 1997 ($ 58. 9 million ); 1998 ($ 61. 2 million ); 1999 ($ 68. 5 million ); 2000 ($ 73. 2 million ); 2001 ($ 78. 1 million ); 2002 ($ 95. 7 million ); 2003 ($ 101. 9 million ); 2004 ($ 108. 8 million ); 2005 ($ 110. 7 million ); 2006 ($ 116. 1 million ); 2007 ($ 122. 0 million ) and 2008 ($ 127. 2 million ).

You read that right – that sucker doubled in the last ten years. Wait’ll you see the next set of TV contracts.  And Fox or CBS, one thing is pretty likely.  We’re gonna see the games slow down with more commercial time.

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