Coaches Hot Seat members have been busy in 2016 with their full-time day jobs and even spending a considerable amount of time in Iowa, New Hampshire and now South Carolina trying to save the Republican Party from Donald Trump by working to make Marco Rubio the GOP Presidential nominee in 2016 BUT as always we have been paying attention to what is going on “where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night” with Big 12’s potential expansion being an interesting topic of debate when not out hustling potential voters!
2016 Republican Ticket – President Marco Rubio and Vice President Nikki Haley
University of Oklahoma President David Boren and former US Senator when a few Coaches Hot Seat members were working on Capitol Hill in the 1980s-90s is one of the few folks in Big 12 Country that can see beyond his or her own greedy and precious ass and once one gets past David Boren…
….the Big 12 mantra is…
“Show Me the Damn Money!”
…and what has the Embarrassing Selfishness in Big 12 Country cost the conference in recent years?
Try falling WAY BEHIND the folks in the SEC Conference….
Big 12 paid out $9.4 million less to schools than SEC in 2014-15, Jon Solomon, CBS Sports
…which will continue into the future unless someone in Big 12 Country besides David Boren starts thinking with his brain rather than his or her wallet and EGO and with that in mind let’s get to some Good ‘Ole Fashioned Coaches Hot Seat Common Sense!
The FACTS as Joe Friday famously used to say is that the Big 12 now has…
10 Member Institutions
…that sit in…
The 5 States of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Iowa and West Virginia
….which when combined together have a population of…
40 Million Americans
University of Oklahoma President David Boren has been making some noise about adding Cincinnati and one other unknown school to the Big 12 to bring the conference up to 12 teams BUT if there was someone with some Damn Vision in Big 12 Country they would be thinking out of the box and far into the future and do the following:
Add the following SIX teams to the Big 12…
UCF, USF, Cincinnati, Houston, Boise State and San Diego State
….which would add states with a combined population of 72 Million Americans which would mean this new…
Big 16 Conference
…would then have a presence in states of….
112 Million Americans!
Got making a Helluva lot of money with a Big 16 Conference Network that would be on cable systems in the HUGE states of Texas, Florida, Ohio and California?
Why HELL YES but then the above of…
Adding the SIX schools of UCF, USF, Cincinnati, Houston, Boise State and San Diego State
…would take folks that are thinking about tomorrow and what the Big 12 Conference would look like after they are retired and when your only Damn interest on the planet is money then you have little Damn time for vision or giving a Damn about tomorrow = Big 12 Conference!
Oh….but the Big 12 adding the SIX schools of UCF, USF, Cincinnati, Houston, Boise State, and San Diego State would generate a Helluva lot of money IF a Big 16 Conference Network was created that had a partner like FoxSports or ESPN and if one goes with the numbers as reported by Jon Solomon of CBS Sports that in 2014-15 the full-sharing members of the Big 12 each received….
$23.3 Million Dollars
….how much would adding the SIX schools of UCF, USF, Cincinnati, Houston, Boise State and San Diego State bring to Big 12 coffers?
Well…let’s see here it has been reported that the SEC Network generated $576 million in revenue in Year One….
How the SEC Network became a nearly $5 billion powerhouse in a year, John Taity, al.com
“the SEC Network negotiated an aggressive subscriber fee of $1.30 or $1.40, depending on the provider, for its 30 million in-market subscribers. That’s significantly higher than either the Big Ten or Pac-12 network rates. When adding a $0.25 out-of-market rate (outside SEC footprint), the network has an average subscriber fee of $0.66 in the 66 million subscriber homes it averaged in its first year, according to SNL Kagan.”
Okay..let’s assume a Big 16 Conference Network was able to negotiate a subscriber fee of $1.00 for a guesstimated…
50 million in-market subscribers
….and a .20 out of market rate per subscriber a Big 16 Conference Network would generate around….
$660 Million Dollars A Year!
Let’s then assume the Big 16 Conference split the $660 Million Dollars 50/50 with its cable partner which would leave…
$330 Million Dollars A Year
…..which works out to…
$20.625 Million Dollars Per School just from Big 16 Conference Network revenue!
What then is the holdup of the Big 12 Conference “leaders” in making the BOLD move of adding the SIX schools of….
UCF, USF, Cincinnati, Houston, Boise State, San Diego State
….and becoming the Big 16 Conference with a nationwide Big 16 Conference Network that would cover…
112 Million Americans?
Got a bunch of Greedy Bastards with No Damn Vision?
Yep…that’s the Big 12 Conference!
Now it’s back to the campaign trail with South Carolina voting on Saturday and a HUGE day on March 1 with 13 states voting!