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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Down with the Big Ten Network...

So...

I'm just going to come right out and say it... I hope that the Big Ten Network collapses on itself and folds. I discovered this yesterday and I've been silently (at least to you guys... not so to my wife) brooding over the fact that today...

#1 Ohio State is taking on #21 Wisconsin...

A huge game of two ranked teams. Plus, one is Ohio State. But where is the game... On the Big "Gag" Network (as I've been calling it lately). Which means that NO ONE will watch it... not even people in Columbus unless you have that network on your satellite, and the game is right down the road for those people in Columbus.

So here's one hoping that the Big "Gag" Network collapses...

Jim

7 comments:

  1. I am confused by your comments. The Big Ten Network is widely available, reaching 30 million homes in its first 30 days, the first and only new network to reach this milestone. If you don't get the Big Ten Network, rather than complain about it, why not switch to a provider that carries it?

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  2. Rather than making "Big Ten" sports more available to the nation to enjoy... especially when it's a #1 ranked team like the Buckeyes... they've made it harder. Sure, you can get it... but it requires money. You've got to pay for it. And that's really what it's about. It's not about 'bringing Big Ten sports' like they talk about... it's about making money. And a whole lot of money to watch a couple of games a year. (I'm not a big fan of watching college swimming...)

    So, I still say... "Down with the Big Ten Network..."

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  3. Bummer, man. I'm not much into college football unless one of my students is playing, but that does seem like a racket.

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  4. Yeah, it's absolutely a racket. Do you have students on the football team? I guess I realize that that's possible, but I didn't know for sure.

    By the way... I was reading your 'Leaving the Ooze' postings from last night. Good thoughts... and I pretty much totally agree. I have all but stopped stopping by... it was just taking so much time.

    Jim

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  5. If you read them, then comment! :D

    I only have one former student on the active roster this season, and he was a parasite in my class, so I haven't been keeping up. But I've got two redshirts, one a defensive end and the other a cornerback, in my Plato class this fall, so I imagine that next season I'll be reading up on them in the papers. All in all I've had about eight UGA football players in my classes, six of whom have completed it without dropping.

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  6. "Sure, you can get it... but it requires money. You've got to pay for it. And that's really what it's about."

    Sure it's about money, but you can get the Big Ten Network on either Dish or DirecTV for almost certainly less than you are currently paying for cable. So I am confused as to why someone would complain about a channel that is available to them for less cost then they are currently paying when they voluntarily choose to pay more to stay with their current service provider and not receive the Big Ten Network?

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  7. "you can get the Big Ten Network on either Dish or DirecTV for almost certainly less than you are currently paying for cable"

    And you would be absolutely incorrect. And I have the check stubs to prove it. So, no... it wouldn't be cheaper than what I'm paying now.

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