In 10 years the Power 5 football will have a 16 team playoff, The playoff will be sponsored by NETWORK TV , as technology will allow you to watch cable without paying. The conference networks will be gone as people can get it for free by stealing cable, a la Napster. Tickets to the game will be $200 to $500 and only corporates will afford it. Due to the loss of predicted Network fees, Giant buildings on campus will remain un-finished. Also player unions will demand a 50/50 split of ALL revenues, several strikes and work stoppages will insue. No players in the Power 5 will have to even attend class. Mike Slive and Tom Delaney will be hung in effigy. Players can transfer to other schools, even in mid-season and play immediately, . . . . basically the worst parts of the Old Testament. . . .It will get so bad that people will say " Remember Johnny "football" Manziel ? Now, there was a guy who played for love of the game " . . . . .thats what Power 5 football will look like in 10 years
Jay- just curious, but your response to the Mocs ranking in the polls was " you dont pay much attention to polls when there is a playoff" ? why is it different with FBS polls , since they now have a playoff ?
Do we really know that cable TV will be the end-all be-all in the future ? What happens if some providers go to cafeteria-style selection of what you pay for ? remember that just 10 years ago Wall Street predicted that cable was dead and streaming was the way to go ? My point is technology could change, to just say that in 10 years this will still be an ATM is rather bold. . . .but it might and I wish them all the luck in the world . . . remember when NASCAR was growing and was going to take over the sports world ?. . . there will be a bubble in this business just like every business in the USA since 1776
qusetion for Hargis on UTC football. If the Mocs beat Jax St. and then finish in 2nd in the SoCon with an 8-4 record, or 9-3 would that get them in the playoffs ? If the Mocs lose to Jax St., would they then need to finish first in the SoCon ? is this the year that the FCS playoffs are expanding the number of teams or was that last year ?
If UTK is deciding between Worley, Dobbs and Peterman and it is close . . . .that signals a very bad upcoming season. None of those three are even close to being good SEC QBs, below average at best
The Tiger dilemma is a tough one. If he is healthy you cant ignore that he COULD be worth 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 points. Does he deserve to be on the team based on this year ? No Does he deserve to be on team based on the last 2 years ? yes . . .AND can the dude hit it straight ? who knows. . .I do agree with Watson's approach of covering his ( Watson's ) behind by putting this "on" Tiger. If US loses cup by close margin, there will be the what-if we had Tiger. If Tiger is on team and fails, then Watson will have to answer. The one difference is in Ryder Cup expereince counts big and Tiger still can make birdies even if he cant put a score together. . . .now if he is hurt, then hopefully Tiger will back out
i also went to Moc scrimmage. Rug is correct the team speed is very noticeable. . .Other wideouts like Will Young and Alphonso Stewart looked good along with always stady Hudson. . . .the young DB's are going to very good, although lacking experience. . . .linebacker Dale Warren is a speedy, hitter
This ruling is going to have VERY LITTLE EFFECT on schools like UTC. First of all UTC does not sign players who have offers from Big 5 schools. The FCS schools have never shared in BCS revenue, so nothing has changed there. The BIg 5, in essence just voted to keep March Madness the same, so no change there. If Big 5 schools don't play UTC in football, it's not that big of deal. 15 years ago when UTC had an operating budget of $ 8 million , BCS schools were paying $ 400,000-$500,00 for those types of games. Now UTC has a budget of $ 15 million and the BCS schools ate still paying $ 400,000 -$500,000. So it's not as big a percentage as it used to be of the overall budget. If those games went away it would not be the end of the world. The new Autonomy ruling also excludes scholarship limits, championships, recruiting and general rules of the game. So no different than before a recruit today doesn't choose UTC over a scholarship from a Big 5 school and that's not going to change with this ruling. As far as schools like UTC this is much ado about nothing
5 or 10 years from now, what if the courts rule that the Big 5 have to share their media revenue with the players, in a meaningful number ? What if some new technology makes cable irrelevant and those network anticipated fees go away ? What if those streams dry up ? What if State governments decide "we dont want our state universities to do this anymore" ? What if The Big 5 lose their tax-exempt staus ( a very real possibility ) ? Then the Big 5 may not like their autonmy so much. We could see a financial collapse of epic proporations. NO BUSINESS in the history of time has a hockey stick growth, there will be a correction and then what will happen is the Big 5 will have to charge $500 to $1,000 for single game tickets to make up the revenue loss and the arm's race in bulidings, facilities and coaches salaries will come crashing down. . . be careful what you wish for . . .
"" Areas that will not fall under the autonomy umbrella include postseason tournaments, transfer policies, scholarship limits, signing day and rules governing on-field play. " this is the part that is a WIN for FCS schools. any change in those WOULD have hurt, but abscense of those and there really is ZERO effect on SoCon schools. . . . .now Sunbelt and MAC - the lower FBS schools, could get hurt