Livefyre Profile

Activity Stream

So Slive is just a dopey old man who had a soft place in his heart for the Aggies and Mizzou?  Haha.

Don't take it too hard when the SEC announces their new T1/T2 contract, and then a little later when Slive packages the T3 stuff in a new ESPN network channel.  You'll see the difference between adding a Mountain West team with a Big East  team to the Big12, and adding A&M and Mizzou to the SEC.  36 million versus 90 million in state population footprint.  SEC games had double the Nielson ratings last year as the B12.  Enjoy those trips to Morgantown, I hear its a very nice drive from the Pittsburg Airport.

3 years, 1 month ago on Big 12 Spin On TV Is Worth A Laugh



 Coal Mining, Sunflowers, Wallflowers, Reverse Life Insurance Policies and Bibles.

3 years, 1 month ago on Big 12 Spin On TV Is Worth A Laugh


I was comparing SEC teams to B12 teams in terms of how I thought they would rank in value to a TV contract.  I used a few rough markers in the ranking:


Texas is #1.  The fact ESPN was willing to give them such a stupid deal for the LHN shows this.

Mizzou is more valuable than WV since the SEC picked them.

UK is more valuable than KU since its slightly more attractive in basketball and football.

When in doubt, use the number of in state TVs to break ties.


Here's the list:


Texas, Alabama, Florida, OU, LSU, GA, A&M, Tenn, UK, Auburn, Mizzou, Arkansas, SC, KU, WV, OK St, TTech, the rest.


I had a hard time ranking the bottom of the list so I didn't.  I make no claims that the order above is correct, but a couple things seem clear to me.  You can re-slot them as you like, but I think any reasonable person would agree that...


1)  The SEC has 8 of the top 10 teams in 'TV worth'.

2)  The SEC has 11 of the top 15 in 'TV worth'.


I'm going make a SWAG based on this and say that the renogotiated SEC TV contract should be about 20 to 25% higher than the new B12 contract (for t1 and t2 only).  That would make it around 25 to 27 million each.  When the SEC Network comes, all the SEC teams should get around 0 million more.  But that could take a while to iron out to ESPN and the big SEC school's satisfaction.  Until then each school will just need to do its best to monetize its t3 content.  I just saw where NC State signed a t3 deal for 5 million a year, so we can use that as a baseline.

3 years, 1 month ago on The SEC Is About To Get Even Richer


"When I got there, there was not a lot of empathy about the program. Now there are feelings about it and I understand that."

Feel free to pat yourself on the back there Coach Anderson. Believe it or not Missouri did have a pretty darn good Basketball program before you got there, and lots and lots of people cared about it.

3 years, 2 months ago on Hogs' Anderson Says He's Still Pro-Mizzou



Mr Trammel and lots of B12 fans are projecting their thoughts and emotions at Mizzou and A&M fans. I am absolutely sure very few A&M and Mizzou fans feel this way. I know I don't.

Stolen from a psych website, I think this covers it pretty well:

When a person has uncomfortable thoughts or feelings, they may project these onto other people, assigning the thoughts or feelings that they need to repress to a convenient alternative target.

Projection may also happen to obliterate attributes of other people with which we are uncomfortable. We assume that they are like us, and in doing so we allow ourselves to ignore those attributes they have with which we are uncomfortable.

Neurotic projection is perceiving others as operating in ways one unconsciously finds objectionable in yourself.

3 years, 2 months ago on Oklahoma Writer Projects Movers’ Regret For Missouri And Texas A&M


Just got a TE from Florida today too, Culkin. He probably wouldn't have come to Mizzou if we didn't make the move to the SEC.

3 years, 4 months ago on Missouri Gets A Nice SEC Welcome From LSU


ku Puts up ads falsely claiming they own KC.

Texas and ESPN put up ads everywhere promoting the LHN.

LSU puts up banners supporting Mizzou in their bowl game.

Good Riddance B12, so glad to be in the SEC.

I know who I'll be rooting for in the NC game. Geaux Tigers!

3 years, 4 months ago on Missouri Gets A Nice SEC Welcome From LSU