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Honestly, I think CBS & CBS Sports Network will get the ABC/ESPN portion of the contract and Turner Sports will re-up the TNT contract. CBS Sports Network needs inventory and the NBA would provide the eyeballs and subscriptions needed. But NBA left CBS for NBC and NBC for ABC/ESPN, so you could expect Fox/Fox Sports 1 to get the next deal. I'd be shocked if Turner Sports lost there contract.
1 month ago on Handicapping the new NBA television rights deals | May | 2013
Texas A&M's move to the SEC was a brilliant move by them, they are now in the best conference in the country (I live in Los Angeles and was basically raised here though I was born in Houston, Texas.) and a decade from now could become the premiere school for recruits since the SEC is where the exposure is. It doesn't mean you'll end up in the NFL as surprisingly, lower-tier schools produce a lot of talent for the NFL. Though, the great thing is the kids will get a great education as A&M is a great academic school and they'll get the most eye-balls on them if they are trying to pursue a professional athlete career. Johnny "Football" is already a household name now because of the SEC and the dude probably will never sniff the field when an NFL team drafts him 5th to 7th round in the draft or possibly has to sign as an undrafted free agent. But A&M did themselves well and Mizzou was lucky they got an offer to a conference they really had no interest in. I still say the SEC should've went with West Virginia, cable-houses be damned because they usually produce a competitive and gritty team each year even though this one wasn't that good for them.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Some LSU Fans Wanting Out Of The SEC? We Thought They Were The Tigers, Not The Chickens
I honestly think that the SEC is going to end up adding North Carolina and N.C. State, I think government big-wigs won't allow one of their state universities be left out in the cold. Duke, they could care less because it's a private university. In the end, Silve will probably cave and go with N.C. State over Duke as North Carolina is the big catch and both universities have pretty good football programs for basketball centric schools.
It really comes down to the Maryland exit fee and I think they'll be able to pay less in the end. After that the ACC is primed to be poached by the Big XII. They'll go Clemson & Florida State first since that could get them to increase TV rights. After that I would assume Georgia Tech & Virginia Tech would be next and I would assume Duke after that. Then the Big XII is now the Big XVI. I think 16 team super-conferences is the future.
The funny thing is the Pac 12 will get weaker because of this because they don't have many choices, Colorado State is a natural choice, good academics and investing a lot into the athletic department right now. At that point, they'll have Nevada, UNLV, Utah State, New Mexico and even New Mexico State as options. I seriously don't think Boise State & San Diego State are real options. Maybe, Fresno or San Jose State with San Diego State but not Boise State, I think Idaho or Wyoming would get a look by the Pac 12 before Boise State because academics does play a role into this.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Big Bang Theories: The Countdown To Super-Conferences (Part 3)