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Everything posted by Pelado

  1. Should be pretty good for the AAC.
  2. Under the current contract, my understanding is that BYU retains the rights for anything not broadcast on a linear ESPN network (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, maybe ESPNews). BYU specifically retained the rights for one home football game each year (usually an FCS opponent) for broadcast on BYUtv. BYUtv also broadcasts a large number of the basketball games. I doubt they want to cede that content to ESPN+.
  3. This was not a hard one to predict.
  4. Probably not. I was just stating what I think would be in their best interest, not necessarily what they want to do.
  5. Not true. Here's the timeline in 2010: June 11 - Boise State accepts invitation to join MWC June 17 - University of Utah accepts invitation to join PAC August 18 - Fresno State and Nevada accept invitations to join MWC August 31 - BYU announces its departure from the MWC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_West_Conference
  6. If the Big10 really wanted Missouri, they would have added them when Missouri was begging for it. Adding Missouri now probably doesn't make any more sense for the Big10 than it did then. The Big10 doesn't need Missouri's membership to show who's number 1 - they can just scream "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" And now that Missouri is an SEC member, accepting a Big10 invitation probably makes less sense for them now than it would have back then.
  7. I've got Stadium on Roku, but I don't think I've ever watched a game on it. I tried to get it OTA, but the signal is apparently too weak. MWC should be angling to get the widest distribution and highest payout possible for its tier 1/2 games, and return all the tier 3 rights to the schools to negotiate deals in their local markets. Those games, produced by a local channel or even by the school themselves, can also be offered over streaming like on Stadium or even ESPN+. Each school's games need to be widely available in its home market.
  8. Correct. My guess is a renewal would be announced at the BYU media day before fall camp starts. To my knowledge, BYU has never disclosed how much they get paid on their TV deals, so I don't expect that to change with a new/extended contract. While no formal AAC-BYU agreement exists (AFAIK), BYU has made a habit of playing games against the AAC in independence. I don't think they have as many AAC games on the future schedules as they have in the recent past, but with games scheduled against USF, Houston, and East Carolina, BYU is still getting in front of the AAC's TV market: https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/byu/
  9. Not necessarily. Since all the institutions in the WCC are private, the details of their contracts are not subject to FOIA requests.
  10. I'm not a bot. Is that what you're asking?
  11. Well, if Pitino is vouching for Pope, then BYU should hire him right away. What better endorsement could a guy get?
  12. If the MW signs with ESPN, then a big reason for the separate BSU deal will be moot. They may still demand more money than the rest of the conference, though.
  13. He'd have to convert first. Mark Pope seems like the mostly likely successor.
  14. Speaking of which, the lady Cougars tip off against Stanford on ESPN2 in less than an hour.
  15. Is this from January? https://twitter.com/johncanzanobft/status/1105571107556331522
  16. Something has changed with you, Bitb. Usually it takes you several paragraphs to make it through your terrible takes. Stunner has linked the WCC-ESPN deal news to this site at least 2-3 different times.
  17. I would be very surprised if BYU signs with anyone other than ESPN.
  18. What did Boise's non-conference schedule look like this year and last? Are they playing the (literal) little sisters of the poor?
  19. On the other hand, if your league is constantly getting the shaft on seeding and having to play true road games, it can be difficult to do anything in the tournament.
  20. Surprising that their seed is that bad. I saw a clip about the team on the local news and saw that they'd only lost four games on the season. I was expecting to see them in the 3-6 seed range. If they'd lost in the conference tournament, they might not have even made the NCAA field. What did their non-conference schedule look like? Did they beat anyone of note?
  21. In fairness to San Diego, when they were kicking our collective ass during the WCC tournament, the announcers did point out that the Toreros had suffered some significant injuries during the season and that their finish in the conference standings was not representative of how good they are now with everyone healthy.
  22. Whether or not you actually believe the silly arguments you present, it's hard to argue with your commitment to your argument. There is something to be said for persistence. There's something more to be said for making sense. Just because an announcement of an agreement has not yet been made does not necessarily mean that an agreement hasn't or won't be made. Your insistence that a deal must not have been made or won't be made solely because no announcement has been made is cute but misguided. It's also cute that you found a quote from Holmoe from a year ago. Similarly to the MWC, there was no need for BYU to rush into a deal a year ago since ESPN (at their option) extended BYU's deal through the 2019 season. If ESPN didn't want to broadcast BYU games anymore, it was really silly of them to exercise that option and drag out their prior contract. Also, the value of BYU games going forward is higher than what it's been in prior years because of who they have on future home schedules: Utah, USC, Washington, Boise State, Michigan State, Missouri, Houston, Arizona State, Virginia, Baylor, Arkansas, Tennessee, Stanford, Minnesota, Arizona, NC State, Virginia Tech, etc. Here's a quote from Holmoe from less than two months ago (emphasis added): https://www.sltrib.com/sports/byu-cougars/2019/01/30/byu-ad-tom-holmoe-very/
  23. You could say that about almost all their games this season.
  24. 2018 BYU home games: ESPN2 - 4 games, ESPNU - 1 game, BYUtv - 1 game 2018 BYU road/neutral games: ABC - 1 game, Fox - 1 game, ESPN - 2 games, ESPN2 - 1 game, FS1 - 1 game, BYUtv - 1 game Friday games - 2 Saturday kickoff by 4 pm MT - 4 Saturday kickoff between 4 and 8 pm MT - 2 Saturday kickoff after 8 pm MT - 5 https://byucougars.com/schedule/football/2018