I can’t say I feel sorry for the guy for this…
… but for the first time regarding Finebaum, words fail me.
Tell me Nick Saban’s gonna have time for this shit:
Film Room – every week sit down with a different head football coach in the SEC for an exclusive film session, breaking down the X’s and O’s of game footage
Ironically, it’s one of the few things they’re broadcasting that I’d be interested in watching.
Poor Larry Scott. A couple of years ago, the man was lauded as a genius for moving the Pac-12 into the modern era, leapfrogging its peers by forming its own conference network, completely controlled by a bunch of folks who’d never done anything like that before. Now, with the news that the SEC Network has cut a deal with DirecTV, something that’s eluded Scott, reality has begun to step in.
“We’ve been disappointed that DirecTV has been willing to negotiate with ESPN for the SEC Network but not Pac-12,” Scott said. “It is certainly not consistent with them saying they care about what the consumer wants.”
Scott is miffed that the SEC Network will be available to DirecTV’s Southern California subscribers while the Pac-12 channels won’t be. He thinks the fact that Walt Disney Co. is behind the new network played a part in the satellite service’s willingness to get a deal done.
Earth to Larry: well, duh. What did you expect?
“It appears this is an example of DirecTV being willing only to deal with big conglomerates who have muscle and leverage beyond the interest of consumers,” Scott said.
Or that a behemoth like ESPN finds it easier to command the subscription dollars than you do. The market is a beyotch, buddy.
Show of hands, please.
Tim Tebow and Paul Finebaum on one show? Tell me fans won’t watch that.
I can’t help it – every time I read that, I start laughing.
This is so ESPN:
• GameDay will have limited commercials in its opening hour this year as viewers will get long stretches of conversation, with an aim toward hardcore football fans. “I think we need to have stronger opinions and more opinions, but do so organically,” Fowler said. “I think one of the reasons GameDay has had its long-term success is we don’t force things in merely for theater.
• Fitting says the show is looking to add a full-time DJ to keep the crowds (mostly of college students) entertained. The DJ will occasionally appear on air, and the hope is to hire a woman in the role. “One of the challenges we have run into with the show going three hours is we are asking the kids to be out there for 3-5 hours and they lose energy,” Fitting said. “So we thought: Why don’t we bring a DJ out that plays music off air during breaks? You keep the crowd energized and it becomes more of a party.” This person would then slowly become on-air talent for GameDay. Fitting said that since the show is “overloaded with middle-age males,” his preference was to get a female DJ.
Yeah, that mere theater shit sucks.
Remember, Comcast subscribers, this can be yours for a mere $1.40 a month.