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University Athletic Departments Revenue & Spending

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Buckskin86, May 30, 2004.

  1. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    And yet, Ohio State took in over $500M in overall donations (top 3 among publics) while aggy doesn't even register among the top publics in the country. I think that pretty much sums up the difference between the two universities.

    And we're still better at the foosball. So stuff that in your jizz jars.
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    College football is in trouble.

    So sayeth professional take-haver Danny Kanell! And he's correct, but it's the kind of ass-backwards correct that people stumble into accidentally after losing their glasses in the dark, Velma-style.

    I'll get to that in a second, but a quick note about Danny Kanell: for every occasional rational, well thought-out opinion that he whispers into the ether, he has about fifty nonsensical thoughts that probably never should've been expressed in public.

    Like, yeah; the SEC should be ripped when it has largely bad offenses that are boring and dumb, which is a lot of the time. But what's this? The health issues of concussions in football are a conspiracy perpetuated by the media? Players don't deserve to be compensated? Ohio State would be happy to win nine games in 2018?UCLA is a dormant College Football Playoff powerhouse? These are the takes of a man throwing undercooked CBS college football spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks, and most of it does not.

    But! Though Kanell is very often not a whole lot more than a bad takes factory in a turtleneck, the former Florida State quarterback has at least one extremely redeeming feature as a sports broadcaster, which is that he unabashedly rips on the SEC whenever he gets a chance (he's said he tries "to be the voice for the other conferences," which, uhhhh thanks?).

    This is great for two reasons. First, he's employed by CBS, one of the primary broadcasters of SEC games. There is nothing quite as thrilling as watching someone deliberately bite the hand that feeds them. It rules. Secondly, sometimes it leads Kanell into a logical alleyway that doesn't just dump him out into a sewer.

    Even if Danny's inspiration behind the meat of this tweet (that the college football schedule should be truncated and teams should be forced to play better teams) wasn't animus towards the SEC, well hell, it's my inspiration behind agreeing with him wholeheartedly.

    When Kanell says that "college football is in trouble," that's a relative measure. It's still a wildly popular and profitable sport for a lot of colleges. The Big Ten and the SEC are bringing in billions in revenue, mostly through TV contracts built on football. The "trouble" exists on the margins, and in Columbus we tend to only see this when the likes of Florida A&M come to town to take their beating and collect their million bucks or so in front of announced crowds of around 98k and actual crowds of something more like 80k.

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