Sheer brilliance

College football broadcast rights sound like they’re this close to jumping the shark.

There is still no tangible momentum for Big 12 expansion at the moment, several sources said. CBS Sports reported last week there is a 50-50 chance the league won’t expand after an elaborate process that started in earnest in July.

Bowlsby acknowledged that one option with ESPN and Fox could be the networks paying the league not to expand. The current contract calls for those rightsholders to pay pro rata — current equal value revenue — to any new teams entering the league.

Mickey, when Bob Bowlsby cuts a deal that manages to make you look this stupid, perhaps it’s time to sack your negotiators.


Filed under Big 12 Football, ESPN Is The Devil, Fox Sports Numbs My Brain

12 responses to “Sheer brilliance

  1. I guess this paves the way for Tom Herman to be in Red Stick in January since it doesn’t sound like the Cougars aren’t going to get an invitation to join the Big XII-II.


  2. Do the networks have the right to veto expansion? If not, it seems like expanding by four is a no-brainer, at least in the short run.

    Another question would be what are the networks getting in return for paying the league not to expand.


  3. South FL Dawg

    Probably spell checked by a room full of bureaucrats but oh well.


  4. HVL Dawg

    Might as well include video of jumping the shark


  5. 69Dawg

    Art Briles to Houston then?


  6. Hogbody Spradlin

    If broadcast fees are flattening can coaches salaries, and everything else, be far behind?


  7. AusDawg85

    Some discussion of Texas, OU and 2 others jumping to Pac12 and letting Big12 die. This would give new Pac16 maximum negotiating leverage, leave just 4 Power conferences, align playoffs, etc., etc. Makes sense if it’s only going to be about the money…and we all know it’s only about the money.