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#2101 Mike B

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 12:27 AM

Saban 5 national Championships in 9 years.   Not to bad.


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 01:45 AM

Great game, can't ask for much more out of a National Championship game. There's certainly some Alabama fatigue, but you can't discount the incredible job that Nick Saban has done in Tuscaloosa. Year in and year out, they're at the top of the heap. Going to be tough to knock them down, at least as long as he's coaching. And great work by Dabo Swinney and the Tigers. Deshaun Watson is going to be fun to watch next year. He and Christian McCaffrey look to be the very early favorites for the Heisman Trophy.


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 04:08 AM

Great game... Bama dodged a bullet...

 

Saban must've been pretty spooked by Clemson to do something risky like that onside kick.

 

Re: Clemson... just wait 'til next year  ;-)


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 07:05 AM

Great game, can't ask for much more out of a National Championship game. There's certainly some Alabama fatigue, but you can't discount the incredible job that Nick Saban has done in Tuscaloosa. Year in and year out, they're at the top of the heap. Going to be tough to knock them down, at least as long as he's coaching. And great work by Dabo Swinney and the Tigers. Deshaun Watson is going to be fun to watch next year. He and Christian McCaffrey look to be the very early favorites for the Heisman Trophy.


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 12:32 PM

Championship ratings down 15% from 2015


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 01:05 PM

Wow, the Duke-Wisconsin CBB championship had higher ratings than last night.



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 01:07 PM

I don't watch lots of TV, so this might be wrong... but from what I saw the semi-finals were hyped more than the final...

 

Is that just me?


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 01:40 PM

I don't watch lots of TV, so this might be wrong... but from what I saw the semi-finals were hyped more than the final...

 

Is that just me?

 

As I said earlier in the thread...

 

As Ricker said, there's absolutely nothing else to compete, so the CFP guys want it to be a "college football day" similar to what the sport already has on January 1.

 

The problem is, it's like a TV network taking its best, most-expensive shows and airing them on Saturday night. People aren't looking to watch TV regularly at that day and time; many are out, and others are catching up on reruns or (now) on-demand and streaming shows. Put The Big Bang Theory on at 8:00pm Saturday and its ratings will be cut in half.

 

That's ESPN's issue with the CFP. They have a huge sum of money that they are paying for the rights, of which they must recoup a significant amount through advertising. So if the ratings aren't there, the advertisers won't pay nearly as much for that commercial time. But since the CFP gets the money either way, they could give a shit unless ESPN finds a way to change their minds.

 

ESPN was hyping the hell out of those games (to the point of referencing them in ABC soaps and Disney Channel shows) because they knew how awful the ratings were going to be. They didn't need to do as much for the final, so in comparison their normal hyping comes off as tame.


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 04:22 PM

As I said earlier in the thread...

 
 

 

ESPN was hyping the hell out of those games (to the point of referencing them in ABC soaps and Disney Channel shows) because they knew how awful the ratings were going to be. They didn't need to do as much for the final, so in comparison their normal hyping comes off as tame.

 

Well, if the ratings fell 15% and fell below a college b-ball game, maybe they did need to hype the hell out if it... IIRC, they sure did last year...


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 03:28 PM

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 03:32 PM

Yuck
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