AAC ESPN close to a tier 1 deal?


#201

Bear,

The AAC IS in fact a G5 conference, however, it is clearlry way better than the other G5 conferences, it is not even close. Like any other Power 5 conference, we have a few dregs, but top to bottom, we are pretty good.


#202

I.e. best of the rest. NOT a good place to be.


#203

I have been to Baylor a couple of times but never went to school there and not a Baylor fan. Feel free to head that way at your leisure. Take your own beer.


#204

Not a great place to be but what are our options? You prefer the MAC? CUSA? I prefer a conference that can go to a NY6 bowl each year, several FB teams ranked EACH year, strong BB with potentially 4 team dancing, etc.


(greg) #205

Who are you to say the AAC is not a good conference , UH is a very good college, just as UCF, CIN, USF. TEM, WS, UM, and other. Our basketball teams are good. 9 teams in the top 100. UH has the best win record in basketball. Every conference has their UP and Downs. UH longest home winning streak in the country. College game day here today. What is your conference doing.


#206

People are associating your name, Bear1132017 with Baylor Bears.


(Jason Lee) #207

His previous name CCoog became too toxic, so he chose that one for some reason.


#208

Link based on the Memphis article speculation already posted above. Nothing confirmed at all.


(greg) #209

Why is Memphis talking so much? So much misinformation


#210

Of course I prefer a P5 but I don’t think we are going to make the cut. Hope I am wrong.


#211

Bear is what my grandkids call me. Could have been worse, maybe Bevo.


#212

You have said that several times in the past and I have responded in detail.
If your name is FormerShasta what were you before that? That’s rhetorical as I really have no interest but if you want to throw names out there, fire away Gladys.


#213

Actually, there’s a slide in the Memphis BOR presentation which details the expected TV contract money.

It goes to $3.45M per school next year, then $6.95M per school in subsequent years.

Next year was to be the final year of the current deal…

You’ll notice the numbers are quite precise. The Memphis president was on the TV negotiating committee, so if anyone would know …


#214

at $7.0 million per school, that is a little more than what BYU gets currently.


(Alex Whitlock) #215

Hmmm. If this is correct it looks like our relationship with CBS may be coming to an end.


(Trent) #216

Well he used to be in the Shasta suit on the field. For someone who takes up for the elitist conference position so often, you sure defend yourself aggressively against supposed persecution. I gotta say it’s wearing a little thin.


(P5_OR_BUST) #217

Are you kidding me? $7M? Ok it’s an increase but still a pitifully small amount.


#218

You may want to ask Rice or Southern Miss or UTEP or UTSA fans (whose teams get about $1.0 million) if $7 million is very much $$$.


(Monte P Gilliam) #219

the real key is that the contract goes through 2023. It ends just as big contacts for various P5s will be coming up for renewal. I do not believe that to be a coincidence. Our trajectory continues to go upward…


#220

It’s also almost exactly what are football TV ratings suggested we were worth.