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Will be announced tomorrow. Does anyone know the draft order of our TV contract? The Fox 8pm EST game is either a P12 or B12 game. That week, it would seem to be either our game or UT/OSU. What about ABC primetime? That is usually a B12, P12, ACC or B10 game. Ohio State/MSU is that weekend, but MSU losing could have taken some of the luster off that game.
As for Gameday, Ohio State/MSU is likely the biggest competition. Georgia/Tenn is that weekend, but Tenn getting rocked by Florida should eliminate that. Whoever gets the ABC primetime slot will get Gameday.
Are there any chances of a WVU hosted Gameday?
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If we win and get ranked, then I'd say they have a good chance.
11:05 on FX
Are you kidding me? Geez. I know OSU v UT got pick for the Fox National game at 7 pm.
So I guess our ABC/ESPN deal isn't going to give us much exposure compared to our Fox deal. There is no reason we shouldn't be the 2:30 ABC game.
That is just ridiculous for us to be in the worst slot.
I like this slot playing against WVU. It is early and their fans will be showing up late. It's hard to get college kids up for a game this early. I wish we were in a better slot, but there really is nothing we can do about it.
Their fans will be less drunk. What a way to start the day with Bears/WVU then going all the way through.
There's nothing wrong with the slot as far as a competitive advantage for us on the road in a hostile stadium.
There's just a bigger picture issue that the Big 12 has with it's TV deals. Someone brought it up over the weekend about how the Big 12 completely dropped the ball while our big brother the SEC took advantage of a great situation.
1. Both of the Big 12's new teams get introduced to the Conference with games on FX against 2 of the lower profile schools (sorry, but we have to be honest here) at 11 AM. On separate weekends no less.
While the SEC schedules it so that both of the newbies will host home games against 2 of their conferences premier schools. Has both games on ESPN in the 2 most valuable time slots: 2:30 and 7 pm. Same weekend. Commish flips the coin at both, huge media coverage.
Back in the Big 12, you could have heard a pin drop over the media coverage we had about TCU's first game at freaking KU at 11 AM.
How cool would it have been to have TCU hosting UT this weekend at 2:30 followed by WVU hosting OU/OSU at 7:00 PM.
2. The Baylor v. WVU game is no dog. This is basically a top 5 WVU team playing what should be a Top 25 Baylor team. Easily the 2nd best Big 12 game of the weekend. And we get put on FX, which is the new FSN 11:00 AM kick-off.
I wonder if the Big 12 will ever get it.
I'm glad their fans will be late and sober but this game deserves a better slot. I assume there's still a chance it can move since we're 12 days out?
No. That is the set game.
Can't argue with any of that.
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I forget, does being an ESPN Gameday host have any affect on or relation to the time and channel of the game?
As long as we're both still undefeated, it honestly looks like the most interesting game of the week.
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Hell yeah...it means everything. Gameday will go to a site where there is an ESPN or ABC game so that they have a 3 hour commercial to boost ratings. I assure you, there is zero chance Gameday goes to the site of an FX game. My bet is that they'll be in East Lansing for the now diluted Ohio State-MSU game...as that is sure to be on either ESPN or ABC.
The only time I remember it ever happening where ABC/ESPN didn't carry the game was TCU @ Utah. (I think?) when both were undefeated pretty late in the year and TCU smoked them.
I agree 100% with X. The Big 12 never got it from creating their own network and now don't get it again.
It wasn't always this way...Gameday used to go to lots of SEC sites for games that were CBS games. However, after creating the ABC primetime slot about five or so years ago, it changed. There's even more at stake now that ESPN is shelling out so much money for all these conference TV deals.
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