Is it just me, or does A&M have the WORST case of short man syndrome of any school in the country?
All I can see when I hear them whining is how much they hate being in the shadow of Texas. It's kind of amusing. I wish they would just accept their place as Texas' *****.
Reading this article was not a great way to start my day. :sad:
CyBobby, it has been a long time since I have seen a post that was as wrong as yours.
The last season for which the official numbers have been released, 2008, OU made the most in TV revenue, not Texas. Also, the rules for TV revenue sharing, which rewards national TV appearances, was agreed to by every Big 12 member. Why blame Texas and OU for what ISU agreed to?Quote:
When you have one school Texas of course siphoning all the money off the top
If you want to know why the u of texas will never move to another conference its really quite simple.... NO OTHER CONFERENCE WILL LET THE 'HORNS GET THE BULK OF THE MONEY AND THE SCHEDULE OF THEIR CHOICE!!!
Last season, every Big 10 school made double in TV revenue of what Texas made. That is correct, Indiana made twice as much in TV football revenue as Texas. Texas wants $, not control. Texas would leave for the Big 10 in a heartbeat BUT the politicians in the State of Texas will not allow Texas, A&M and Tech to be split up, which is why A&M wanted to go to the SEC but couldn't.
I think I would throw up if Texas A&M made 15 million and ISU had to pay them to keep this promised 20 mill, still trying to figure out how the Big 12 benefits ISU?
That said, if I were Pollard, I'd be getting that contingency plan ready soon. I want to see a nice, stable situation. If it is the Big 12 with two new teams, OK. If it is the Big East with KU, MU, KSU, that's great...even with half the TV revenue. If ATM keeps holding this SEC stuff over everyone's heads, this whole thing isn't going to last more than three years.
$20 million bucks a year isn't minor. ADs value TV revenue so highly because it is contractually fixed. Texas is making a fortune in merchandising and filling up its big stadium right now but when the time comes and Texas goes in the tank for a few seasons (and it happens to everyone eventually), the merchandising and stadium revenue will take a hit but the TV revenue will be the same.Quote:
Indiana probably did have twice the TV FB revenue as UT did last year...but, what people fail to realize is that TV revenue is just a minor part of an athletic budget. And UT has the largest athletic budget in the country.
If the Big 12 tanks, and this is just my guess-timation, it is a 50/50 shot that ISU lands in another BCS conference vs being demoted to a non-BCS conference. If it comes up on the losing end of that coinflip, ISU would beg for the chance to give a few million to A&M so that it can make 3 times the TV Revenue it can make in a non-BCS conference.Quote:
still trying to figure out how the Big 12 benefits ISU?
KSU has no intention of becoming a member of the Big East. That conference is as unstable as the Big 12 and even more diverse. How many of the members do not even play D-1 football. Can you imagine a 20-24 member conference for basketball? Look for KSU to appear in the Mountain West if push comes to shove.
Going forward we will play every team in the Big 12 which means we will most likely have more games on TV because we will play all the top teams as well as the lowly teams. Plus we play Iowa which will always be televised. TV revenue will be even closer. Now tke worse case where Texas gets $20 and lowly Baylor/ISU get $14 million. That is a $6 million dollar difference. If you take that $6million and divide it 10 ways it means an extra $600k for each school. That isn't that much in the big picture.