@JohnInSLCBetween Obama's and the Democrats "shellacking"
or Utah's, I don't know who had the saddest week.As for BYU, if
anything, 10 million annually is low.Fact:1-ESPN is
paying BYU 1 to 1.5 million dollars for every Home Football game.(They are
contracted to broadcast a min. of 4 and can opt for up to 8 anuallly).....Do the
math!2-ESPN also has rights to all Home Basketball games, this will
generate many millions more.3-BYU also has complete control to
Re-Broadcast all games televised by ESPN, on the same day, these games can also
be monetized.4-Games not picked up by either BYU-TV or ESPN can be
contracted out locally or regionally as well, as was the case 20 years ago.BYU's contract with KSL was only a million dollars annually 20 years
ago, which was grossly undervalued at that time.Estimates on local
braodcasts of BYU sports, after ESPN and BYU-TV pick them over, could generate
several million more, especially in the Int. West Market.BYU keeps
all Bowl money, and can create 2.5 million dollar games eg; WVU vs
Bluto:Let's have some perspective. First, I'm glad our players and
coaches admit they got outplayed and gave credit to the Frogs instead of the
standard tds-denial line of "we beat ourselves." Second, I'm glad to know we're
going to a bowl instead of sweating out being eligible to go to Albuquerque for
a mulligan against Nevada. Third, your $10M figure is WAY too high, more like
half of that. Fourth, tds has indeed succeeded in becoming the ND of the West,
proudly independent, mediocre and irrelevant in the national conversation every
year.But hey, it looks good on you!
Utah fans....How you feeling this morning?Enjoy being a Mid-Major in
your own Conference. When 4-6 losses annually become the norm, then and maybe
then you may chow down on some humble pie. We know the fans will go away.One consolation Utes, Nobody will be watching you play Nationally when
you're stuck in Fox-Regional Land. Anybody seen Washington State latey? Welcome
to their World, Utes.BYU does 2-1 with Note Dame...Only. After the
intial 2 games, it will be a Home and Home 4 game series, could Utah ever get
Notre Dame to come to SLC?The Texas game is a Home and Home, the
intial one game series with Texas was set before BYU's Independence. Every other
new series is home and home, with more to come.ESPN does not invest
10 million a year to watch BYU play Bo-diddly-UtahTech.Facts:1-Every BYU football and Basketball game will be on National TV, Period.
ESPN family or BYU TV.2-BYU will generate 10-15 million immediately
by controlling their own product, themselves.Utah found it's home in
Socialistic Utopia, while BYU "Owns their Own Brand".
I just got done watching SDSU beat CSU.Really, they should have
nothing to complain about anymore. Now, CSU on the other hand had
some bad calls.It goes with the territory.
Is it kind of sad to need to have the mothership hold your hand?Just
ArchieThe DN prints non-stories like these to keep our BYU obsessed
friends from completely losing it.laniusActually, BYU's
typical schedule going forward will be 2 or 3 traditional powers, 3 or 4 middle
of the conference AQ teams (like Utah), and 4 to 6 WAC/MWC and other non-AQ
teams.Typical record 11-2. Every home game and most road games
televised nationally. BCS games (as long as the BCS lasts) every 4 or 5 years;
after that, regular appearances in the playoffs; and, as always, perennial Top
25 finishes like BYU has done since 1977.An undefeated season with
wins over teams like Texas, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and Utah will earn BYU a
shot at another national championship.
Schedule? Every year for BYU will be the same - they will play 2 good national
teams, 2 "regional" powers and 8 WAC/MWC teams. Avg. record 8 / 4 (best case 9
/ 3 ..... oh wait, is that the past or the future?
I only wish I could have attended a PAC 10 school. At least my Utes will make me
I just read that California and Colorado each have an opening on their schedule
for next season. BYU can schedule two more games. Those two games would be a
It seems to me this article is one of those Deseret News attempts to
generate some interest in BYU football. I heard yesterday that tickets for the
BYU/UNLV game are being hawked on line for $8 - $12. Good luck in
your "Quest for Attention" Des News.Zoniezoobie | 4:35 p.m. Nov. 5,
2010 "The Big 12 with Texas on a down year may yet send out invites to
replace CU and Nebraska. The eyes of Texas may be upon TCU and BYU. BYU may not
be independent for long, a couple seasons, if that.."Do you realize
that BYU fans have been saying the same thing about the PAC 10 for three
decades? They've said it right up until June 2010. Suddenly, it's the Big 12
that wants BYU.How embarrassing for you people.Owl |
5:43 p.m. Nov. 5, 2010 The Utes HAVE their own story. See the front
Yewt fans are the first to comment. Who cares what you say? You remind me of
Keith Olbermann. Get your own story.
Tron,If it weren't for blown calls, every team in the country would
Did I miss something? Was there a reason to print an article about ESPN helping
BYU with scheduling when there hasn't been any announcement about BYU's
schedule?When they announce the schedule for 2011, then an article
would be appropriate.
San Diego State will never go undefeated. All good teams have really bad calls
against them. They win despite them.
Conference realignment is still in play with the Big East going to ten
teams and looking at TCU and Central Florida. The Big 12 with Texas on a down
year may yet send out invites to replace CU and Nebraska. The eyes of Texas may
be upon TCU and BYU. BYU may not be independent for long, a couple seasons, if
that..The Utes had better bring it, or their season ends tomorrow.
Next year's PAC12 initiation may find them near the bottom with ASU, CU, and
Worf,If it weren't for blown calls San Diego State would be undefeated
this year with the schedule they have.
I'm not worried of BYU this year. If they played the ute schedule, they'd be 7
& 1. Sa Diego State would be undefeated.
As a Ute fan it makes me laugh how BYU fans think they have it better than our
new conference alignment. I will say this though. BYU will have some great
games against big name opponents.. the question is can they win? If they field
a team like this years I'd be worried. And Live Hard as I recall BYU is playing
Georgia Tech with the same home and home schedule ratio. BYU will be fine if
they win but I know they would trade that in immediately to be in the Pac 12.
I'm excited for next year for both schools. I just enjoy good football games
regardless if its red or blue. It's good for the state. GO UTES
BYU fans cant understand that espn partnered with Byu not because they are a
football powerhouse but because Byu has 12 million mormons tuning in to watch
them no matter how bad they stink.
Live hard. I actually thought hedgehog would be the first no-class comment from
an obsessed, insecure anti-fan. You are right that BYU will get what they
deserve. More national recognition. The only team with a single contract with
ESPN. Games with some of the most prominent teams in the nation from every BCS
conference. Success on a national level, in front of national audiences.Don't worry though, BYU will still do the U a favor and fit you in each year.
After all, what kind of a big brother would we be to leave you behind.Oh,
and your welcome for carrying they conferences the U has belonged to for the
past 30 years on their backs while the U basked in irrelevance and obscurity.