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Granted, I am counting a little more about total revenue including donations divided by home games. But even then, consider 100k people at 100 bucks a game is 10M..... WAY WAY more than 3M.
Maybe A&M is on the high side here, but I do not think it is unreasonable number including parking passes, consessions and of course... .donations for my tickets
1 week, 2 days ago on Big Ten Leaders Continue To Say All The Right Things About Scheduling; Is the SEC Listening?
Hard to make up 10M for a missing home game.
1 week, 3 days ago on Big Ten Leaders Continue To Say All The Right Things About Scheduling; Is the SEC Listening?
Should be 2012, and the biggest reason is TV revenue for Mizz/A&M was down 10M from the lack of a payout from the Big12, and reduced payout... A&M is getting donations for the new stadium
2 weeks, 3 days ago on USA Today Breaks Down School-By-School SEC Cash Flow And Subsidies
"While the University of Texas is still pocketing $20 million a year from the SEC as part of its $300 million contract with the four-letter net, everyone from Texas AD DeLoss Dodds to Longhorn football coach Mack Brown has complained about it. (Dodds admitted last year that he still couldn’t watch it at his home and Brown said the channel gives away too much information about his team.)"
Should change SEC to ESPN, and the contract is 300mil for 20 years = ~15M a year (and they spend another 4 M of that to IMG, so really 11M)
3 months, 1 week ago on Which Conference Will Win The Realignment War? It Depends On Your Definition Of “Win”
In this situation with GA Tech, UVA to the Big10, Vatech/NC State to the SEC I can easily see theBig12 and ACC stand pat at 10 teams each
Join up with the Big12 and have a CCG between them, split that money.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on How An SEC-Big XII Scheduling Alliance Could Doom The ACC
The only missing component from this are where does Vtech end up, if not the Big12...
On the comment "Texas A&M — 6 (2 on go-ahead drive)"
Not sure if you are saying the last major drive of the game when A&M when up by 12, however Texas A&M never trailed in the game.
6 months, 1 week ago on Miranda Writes: A By-The-Numbers Breakdown Of A&M-Bama
Any chance of the split not being 50/50?
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Report: “Champions” Bowl To Ink $80M Contract With ESPN
I think the real thing that happened here is more to meet the eyes. This is a shot at the MAC/WAC/Sunbelt/Big East and other middle tear conferences. It basically says "If you do not like our proposals and just want conference champion model for playoffs, then we will support a +1 which will leave you out in the cold." 90% of the time the winner of the SEC/Big12 game would end up in the national championship game. This also would allow them to bid this out for MUCH more money than any other game, including the Rose bowl, and based on the fact that the SEC/Big12 owe the bowl game they get all of the money.
In short, Smaller conferences, do you want a small piece of the pie or do you want the big conferences to team up legally and box you out of the big money.
1 year ago on Did The SEC-Big 12 Bowl Announcement Backfire?
I would suggest a combination of both ideas.
SEC East plays the ACC 1 weekend and the SEC West plays the Big 12 another weekend.
Mizzou / Kansas
Texas / A&M
This would also allow for the possibility of
NC State / NC (assuming 1 moves to the SEC)
VT / Virginia (assuming 1 moves SEC)
Along with the rest of the games as listed, most likely on a rotating basis.
This would be the ultimate home-run for the SEC in marginalizing both conferences.
1 year ago on Push Begins For Regular-Season Big 12-SEC Games, But SEC-ACC Games May Make More Sense
@JohnVol True, but that just makes the Sec/Big12 worth more $$$$. The bigger the game, the more valuable it is to the TV markets. And with the SEC/Big12 owning the bowl, instead of just being paid to play in the bowl, the game with the best teams is worth the most money.
1 year ago on Football Playoff To Be A Big Focus At SEC Meetings
The last answer might be the more realistic than we think. the winner of the champions bowl planing the winner of the rose bowl. While you are correct that politicians would try and get involved, however I do not think they much to stand on. As long as the the winner of the Champions/Rose Bowl would not automatically be awarded the national championship, I cannot see that legislators would have much to stand on.
Just because a major network would pay $$$$ for that game, does not mean that the other leagues are being hurt. They can schedule all of the ACC/BE/MW bowl games they want and the same major networks could pay as much as they want for those games.
This is not much different that the scheduling alliance between the Big10/Pac12, it just takes it 1 step further.
@USCTraveler Your rumored numbers have not been printed anywhere. Not one single place, other than message boards quoting each other. Even the immortal chip bown of ob has not printed them.
1 year ago on FSU’s Outgoing Top Trustee Makes FSU’s AD, The ACC, Media Everywhere, And Yours Truly Look Bad
You missed #2 overall, Indianapolis Colts -- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
That makes 3 Aggies and a full 16 of 32 first round picks.
1 year ago on Early Mock Draft Says SEC's Two Tylers Will Be Next Year's Top QB Picks
@AndrewMartin Yes, they are saying... they are saying give us 8 teams and we will give you 1 Billion a year. Since only the major BCS conferences matter here, they can do the typical buyout and give each of the major conference teams 5M a year to agree to join the playoffs (if they are selected) and then 40M/team per game for playing in the playoffs.
And this is only the start..
10 years from now that number could double or triple again.
1 year, 1 month ago on 10 Reasons Why 4 Is Better Than 8 When It Comes To A Football Playoff
Have you been able to report on as close to exact as possible on what we have to work with here.
My understanding is that ESPN owns all content not sold to CBS. How can we start the SEC network if ESPN owns the content and can show the games without our input (minus the 1 game per team per year football exclusion).
Second, do we know what these "look-ins" entail.
I 1000% agree the SEC has more value (by 50%) than the other conferences, but what is going to force Disney to pay more if they already own the content and we are under contract for 12 more years?
1 year, 2 months ago on The SEC Is About To Get Even Richer
This is a good move for Mizzou and AK, both would be well served by the switch. A&M, we dont care and just would assume to not have a rival as the only teams that make sense for a rivalry for us are AK and LSU. No one in the east makes sense so we can take one for the team.
1 year, 2 months ago on USC Prez Talks Schedules Again; SEC Says Presidents Already Involved In Process; Looks Like 8-Games With Yearly Rotations
I have looked the plan and I do not see anything different with it than just the top 4 conference winners. The ONLY time would be when #2 did not win their conference which is very very rare.
I would be willing to have the top 3 conference winners and then the top at large team, but limiting the way in to just #2 is not ideal.
If anything your plan is just reenforcing that we really need 8 teams.
1 year, 2 months ago on Plus-One System Sounding More And More Like A "Take Down The SEC" System
I would think the SEC east play the ACC, and the SEC West play the Big 12.
Mizzou gets a pass to play Kansas from the Big 12.
That would be the perfect plan, but then the Big12 is still in spoiled brat mode
1 year, 2 months ago on SEC A.D.s Will Discuss 9-Game Schedule; Slive Needs To Push It Past Cowards
@m_Ag Agreed. While we all understand the non-conference cupcake to start the season and maybe one in the middle of the season. We need QUALITY non conference games. I will say Notre Dame is a quality game even if you know you will win it.
As a season ticket holder, I care about watching quality games. As a fan of football, I care about watching quality games.
We need 8 conference games, 1 FBS team, 1 lightweight ranked 50-100 type team (SMU/La Tech/Houston), 1 25-50 ranked team and a top 25 team every year.
The SEC just needs to encourage this.
As for Johns thing about saving rivalries, the way to do it is still the 3-5 plan so you get to play every team every other year. Still get to keep 3 rivalries.