Sunday, June 9, 2013

Texas screws Ole Miss

It happens.

"As announced Tuesday, the second and final game between the Rebels and Longhorns in Austin has been optioned by LHN, relegating the game to a paltry TV audience of an estimated 10 million subscribers nationwide and virtually blacking out the visiting team's TV footprint (for now). If it's aired only on the LHN, almost no one in SEC country will see the game, nor will any future college football players in almost every state the Rebels regularly recruit.

The University of Mississippi will get paid for the game, no doubt, but as a member of the opulent SEC, that's a footnote. The point of the game was and is national exposure, and the Rebels just got a taste of what sent Texas A&M into the neighborhood.

Ole Miss will be the first BCS-level non-conference opponent to appear on the Longhorn Network, and thanks to a contract written long before LHN was conceived, it has absolutely no say in the matter. The actual contract between the teams was obtained and broken down by SB Nation's Good Bull Hunting. Per its language, crafted in 2007, the agreement allows host-team Texas to move the broadcast of the game "via any other means of transmission not listed herein which may exist or be developed." In 2007, that throwaway clause meant nothing and everything
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Steers and queers..... nah, I'm not going to make that joke even if it is Ole Miss and I've got more than a bottle of wine in me. Besides, I think that referred to Oklahoma anyway and LSU made the Sooners its ***** tonight. 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

switch to att uverse

Anonymous said...

So in other words we will have to listen to it on the radio. That just plain sucks. Last year when they came to Oxford, we let the whole country see it and now basically only TX can see the game. Sounds almost as if they have something to hide.

Dawg said...

Some are suggesting Texas doesn't want the nation to see them get whupped by the Bears. I ain't buyin' that though.

Kingfish said...

One of the main reasons Texas A&M left the Big 12.

Anonymous said...

Allow me to preface my statement below with some history to establish credibility in making the statement: I grew up in MS and got a degree from Ole Miss. I have lived in Texas almost 20 years and received a post-grad degree from the University of Texas.

There is no school or athletic program in the SEC that even comes close to rivaling the unabated and shameless arrogance displayed by that of the University of Texas, its athletic program and many of its alumni.

This move by UT comes as no surprise to me at all. UT would have probably pulled this stunt with almost any school (including its fellow Big-12 teams), but I am sure that they take particular pleasure in yanking the rug out from under an SEC team.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, Slive and Bjork will be able to work something out, since the LHN is co-owned by ESPN. We shall see. UT also only alloted us 4000 tickets, and many of the fans (including me) were not able to get tickets thru Ole Miss before the allotment had been exhausted based on giving level (which I have no problem with, btw). So now,I have 4 hotel rooms and no tickets. StubHub is suddenly my friend. Yes, this stinks, but as mentioned earlier, we see why aTm was so happy to get away from those guys. My question is why does Oklahoma tolerate it?

JimAtTheRez

Anonymous said...

Probably a good thing that few will see as the Rebs will no doubt be embarrassed.

Anonymous said...

Embarrassment or who wins is not the point, Asshat. It's the idea of blackout and fans being deprived. And arrogance.

Anonymous said...

Say what you will about Texas, but the best thing that could ever happen to the state of Mississippi, and for that matter Arkansas and Louisiana, would be for us to talk the Republic of Texas into annexing us.

Anonymous said...

A mediocre Texas team took multiple knees inside the 5 yard line or they would have hung 70+ points on the Rebels in Oxford.

5:16 is right. This is a gift, not a screw job.

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