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Texas Longhorns (big hat, no cattle)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by ScriptOhio, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Texas boots player for racial slur posted on Facebook page

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas Longhorns team leader said Monday he approved of the way coaches handled the dismissal of a player who posted a racial slur on his Facebook page about President-elect Barack Obama.
    Backup center Buck Burnette left No. 4 Texas on Wednesday for what was announced as an unspecified violation of team rules. Burnette, a sophomore, played in seven games this season.
    In a statement to The Associated Press, Burnette apologized and said he made a "terrible decision" to post a text message he received about Obama's victory that contained a racial slur.
    Senior defensive end Brian Orakpo said he considered the dismissal "appropriate."
    "I thought the coaches did a good job on handling the situation," Orakpo said. "My prayers are for him, but we've got to move on. Guys got to make better decisions for their future."
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    Entire article: Buck Burnette was dismissed from No. 4 Texas on Wednesday. - NCAA Football - SI.com
     
  2. HailToMichigan

    HailToMichigan Maize and Blue Wahoo

    A little harsh given that lots of players commit actual crimes that actually hurt actual people (or have the potential to) and get to keep their scholarship.
     
  3. fourteenandoh

    fourteenandoh My swing feels like an unfolding lawn chair.

    without knowing much about the situation, your post seems right on to me. my initial reaction is that this is rediculous.
     
  4. Taosman

    Taosman In The Pizza Portal

    We're talking about Texas! The state that puts more people to death than all the other states combined! Kid's lucky they didn't send him to Katrina survivor camp.
     
  5. Diego-Bucks

    Diego-Bucks Lost in Canada

    Longhorn TV and ESPN

    http://texas.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1148672

    Looks like Texas will garner $12 million per season for the rights to their TV network. I believe that Texas only has the rights to 1-2 of their own games per season. ESPN essentially blew the market away on the deal, which basically means that subscription rates can almost be guaranteed to be increased to cover the cost. I think ESPN really wants to keep all Texas games in-house. BTW, it is a 10-year deal.

    This is after last week was reported that $3 million per season is what could be expected (http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/67235)

    That just seems like extremely poor business, however the college football market has seen unheard of growth in the viewership rates and revenue, so $12 million could be a bargain... eventually.
     
  6. scott91575

    scott91575 Resident hater

    This makes no sense, and sounds like a bunch of wild rumors to me.

    First of all, ESPN does not decide what channels cable and satellite providers show. Next, who is providing the overhead? The B10 numbers are after profit. If Texas needs to foot the bills for the network, well, $10 million a year goes quick.

    Are they saying ESPN will turn into "The Longhorn Network?" Where is this channel actually going to be shown? If ESPN just controls the rights, it does not guarantee coast to coast viewership.

    This whole article is fishy, just like the crap about the new contract the B12 spewed this Summer.

    Of course it's written by Chip Brown, so excuse my while I call bullshit.

    edit: Reading more on this, the same trouble word comes up over and over again....revenue. The B10 Network makes way more in revenue than $10 million per school. That $10 million per school is profit. I would really like to see some more details. I fail to see how ESPN can pay a school $12 million a year, run the entire network, and actually make a profit with about 1% of the game content you see with a conference. I could understand if it was a Notre Dame like deal for all home games. Yet 1 football game and a handful of basketball games is not much. In order to get it on the air they would need to further leverage their brand which is already stretched with ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, etc.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2010
  7. Diego-Bucks

    Diego-Bucks Lost in Canada

    Scott, I couldn't agree more.

    This deal seems like it is lacking in some details currently. I think the $12 million is high. It could be $12 million to Texas may also be having ESPN ask UT to put up the infrastructure, I have no idea. Texas' brand isn't THAT high.

    But that's the article currently. I think Chip Brown has a lot of issues with reporting with scant details, but he was correct on that 16 team issue and also correct on UT backing out of it so he has some credibility amongst Longhorn issues.
     
  8. scott91575

    scott91575 Resident hater

    He was right as many times as he was wrong. I have no doubt he has some info fed to him, but he likes to report without solid facts. Of course he and his Longhorn/B12 buddies are still reporting ABC/ESPN is going to pay the B12 more per school than they do the SEC.

    I am sure there is some shred of truth to all of this, but he loves to shoot out details with zero confirmation. It's one thing to report speculation, it's another to report unsubstantiated details.
     
  9. y0yoyoin

    y0yoyoin That is a serious injury for Willis McGahee

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/19/espn-completes-purchase-of-longhorns-with-300-million-deal/

     
  10. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    Move to oversigning thread?
     
  11. CHU

    CHU Newbie

    Even though this was probably part of the deal the school made to stay in the Big 12, it's somewhat obvious why some schools (Mizzou) want out of the Big 12 ASAP and away from certain inequalities that are not present in other conferences.

    Three for us, one for you.
     
  12. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    So Texas is now guaranteed a spot in the National Championship game?
     
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  13. CHU

    CHU Newbie

    And now our weekly "Texas" segment on College GameDay.
     
  14. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    The Coloversity of Unirado look to be the smart ones right now by getting out while the gettin was good.
     
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  15. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Supposedly the Fox bid was $2 Million annually and they haven't exactly been low balling on the various rights packages they've been competing with ESPN over.

    I have a feeling that ESPN massively overpaid to get the UT deal down and is probably going to lose money on the deal...the big question is why? ESPN isn't stupid so what is coming down the pipeline that we don't know about yet?
     

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