Another day in (O’Bannon) paradise

Today’s big witness was NCAA survey expert John Dennis, who explained that his work showed paying players would have a devastating impact on college football fan support.

Sounds very scientific.  One little problem:  garbage in, garbage out.

Elvis Costello does the math on that.

You can read Jon Solomon’s Twitter feed for how plaintiffs’ counsel carved Dennis’ testimony up.  Sadly, he was considered one of the better witnesses the NCAA has put on the stand.

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13 responses to “Another day in (O’Bannon) paradise

  1. baitstand

    Your Elvis LP sounds warped.

  2. Newt

    Where in the world did the $200k/yr number come from? I’ve admittedly not gotten too into the weeds on this trial, but has someone seriously put that number out there?

  3. Dog in Fla

    Wait until they try to introduce the al.com survey says (h/t Richard Dawson) ¿How politically divided is Alabama? because they give a shit about that in Alameda County

    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/06/how_politically_divided_is_ala.html

  4. Newt

    Ah, I see. Scare tactics, the last line of defense.

    • Dog in Fla

      That $200k/yr number was carved down considerably from what NCAA survey expert John Dennis initially wanted

  5. HVL Dawg

    holy smokes

  6. Monday Night Frotteur

    Some of those respondents were going to actually erase games from previous seasons they’d saved on their DVRs. That’s how mad they were about the notion of raising the compensation cap somewhat.

    Surprisingly, he didn’t include any questions in his survey about paying coaches, or about charging less than market price for tickets. Might have found some new ways to generate interest in college football.

  7. Cousin Eddie

    per a 2007 report 87.69% of all statics are made up.

  8. Normaltown Mike

    Cliff Clavin approves of this survey.