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Gassman

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on: April 29, 2017, 09:18:46 am
ESPN has laid off a lot of talent this week. Obviously they are cutting costs. What does this mean for us? My first reaction is that we aren't going to be getting more revenue from TV deals in the foreseeable future. Maybe never.

If this trend continues. What will the long term impact on the G5 and the FCS?

I am going to go ahead and predict that our friends in Chapel Hill and Raleigh will be ok, not sure about the rest of us.


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Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 11:18:03 am
I've said it before....with TV contracts shrinking for the G5...the landscape will shift to more regional conferences to limit the money spent on travel for all sports.


There will be good and bad for this.  The bad is that the conferences will be structured by geography not by calibre of teams.  So we may very well be in a conference with App St, ECU, and other universities close by.  The good is that those teams are where HEATED rivalries are developed.  I think the games and rivalries will be great for local fan interest...but it's definitely not a seat at the big boy table.


I was hoping getting football would add to our resume of size and TV market in time to get us a seat at that table in another round of conference realignment but it looks like our timing was just a little late. 


If we would have added football back when the basketball team was thriving in the late '90's early 2000's....I think we'd already have a seat somewhere in the P5.


But we didn't
And we don't
And that's an unfortunate reality we now have to live with
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Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 12:48:19 pm
I've said it before....with TV contracts shrinking for the G5...the landscape will shift to more regional conferences to limit the money spent on travel for all sports.


There will be good and bad for this.  The bad is that the conferences will be structured by geography not by calibre of teams.  So we may very well be in a conference with App St, ECU, and other universities close by.  The good is that those teams are where HEATED rivalries are developed.  I think the games and rivalries will be great for local fan interest...but it's definitely not a seat at the big boy table.


I was hoping getting football would add to our resume of size and TV market in time to get us a seat at that table in another round of conference realignment but it looks like our timing was just a little late. 


If we would have added football back when the basketball team was thriving in the late '90's early 2000's....I think we'd already have a seat somewhere in the P5.


But we didn't
And we don't
And that's an unfortunate reality we now have to live with
I don't think we'd be P5, but we'd be AAC and that would give us a shot at P5 when the next shift happens. We have no chance of going from CUSA to a P5 though.


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Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 04:02:25 pm
Reorganizing to cut costs seems inevitable. But my gut says a few teams will have to go down to FCS or scrap football before it wakes up the ADs and Chancellors.

If we ended up in a VA, NC, SC and GA based conference I would love it. Road games are awesome.


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Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 04:54:59 pm


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Reply #5 on: April 29, 2017, 06:25:35 pm
http://deadspin.com/a-running-list-of-espn-layoffs-1794664091


no CHeats yet. Not going to happen.
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Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 01:49:06 pm
This is another example of an internet kill.  In the early 90's, Sportcenter was entertaining and how I got much of the sports news.  That was a transition from newspapers and the Sporting News.  Now, its all on the net and way more information with countless options.

The net has effectively killed or dramatically reduced the needs for newspapers, magazines, malls, department stores, bike shops (except repairs)...Many businesses have realized or will realize that centralized office buildings and their cubicals are unnecessary and extravagant overhead.  With computers and the like now being used constantly, that means worker time and productivity can be accurately measured and/or monitored.  We might finally realize that the 2 to 3 hrs spent by many on their commutes and "dressing for success" could be better spent on useful personal time...  My observations at least.


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Reply #7 on: April 30, 2017, 06:39:06 pm
 clt welcomes our new internet overlords.


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Reply #8 on: April 30, 2017, 06:56:36 pm
Many businesses have realized or will realize that centralized office buildings and their cubicals are unnecessary and extravagant overhead.  With computers and the like now being used constantly, that means worker time and productivity can be accurately measured and/or monitored.  We might finally realize that the 2 to 3 hrs spent by many on their commutes and "dressing for success" could be better spent on useful personal time...  My observations at least.
Completely agree.
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