With the CFP ratings down and ESPN obviously hurting, the bids for programming are obviously going to be lower at some point.
Wondering what will happen when the NFL,NBA,MLB,NHL etc. have to lower the salary cap. It's going to damage people's perception of the leagues and I'm positive there will be labor strife.
Think this is coming in 5-10 years? What will the fallout be for sports long term?
You don't think it has something to do with them moving the cfp semifinal games to new years eve, and a bunch of midwestern-who-gives-a-fuck football schools making up half of the top 25, do you?
MLB doesn't have salary caps. E$PN sucking and amateur football being boring has no affect on pros. if anything it'll be great because someone else could get MNF because disney has no place covering any games. People cutting tv services doesn't mean jack shit to the NFL because all you need is rabbit ears to be able to watch the games.
Move the semifinal back to new years day when no one has social obligations all night long.
Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl were both on New Years Day, 2015.
Also, Alabama vs Ohio State and Oregon vs FSU was a hell of a lot sexier then Alabama vs Michigans-2nd-best-and-flukier team and Clemson vs Oklahoma. Who roots for oklahoma outside of oklahoma? I cannot name a single player on their team.
At one point the projected top four was stanford, notre dame, alabama and ohio state. That would have been a much more compelling matchup, and still would have been I think.
Money will not stop flowing into major league baseball for the next decade plus.
People are able to skip ads on TV by recording, and on the internet via streaming and adblock. Viewers, for whatever reason, are willing to watch sports events live and suffer through the endless viagra and piss-tasting beer commercials. Thus TV deals will continue to increase in value as they are the last bastion for advertisements.
Additionally, the revenue structure for MLB is different then the other leagues. The NFL currently has all of their games broadcasted by interchanging national providers, (EG CBS, MNF etc) but the revenue from each week is divided equally among the teams. The Dallas Cowboys, overvalued by forbes, makes the exact fucking same as the cleveland browns in tv revenue.
MLB teams are able to bargain with local television stations for contracts worth billions of dollars that go directly into owners pockets. From an actual dollars standpoint, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics are worth more far than the Dallas Cowboys or any premier football franchise ever could be. (Rays next deal is projected to make them 80-100 million a year alone)
>the Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics are worth more far than the Dallas Cowboys or any premier football franchise ever could be
>Tampa worth $451 million
>Dallas worth $4 billion
>Man U worth $2.7 billion
nigga what the fuck are you talking about
Worth noting that 1/1/17 is a Sunday, so they'll likely delay the CFP to Monday, and I believe the Rose Bowl is a CFP game again next year mostly resolving that issue. So the issue of when to air the CFP won't come up again until 2019.
The thing is, you can kind of see TWC's logic on signing the deal given past precedent, they just finally proved there's a breaking point on what people will pay. I think it's going to limit the scale of some new long-term deals, especially with cablers fearing cord-cutting squeezing revenue.
>stanford, notre dame, alabama and ohio state
i like this