the mountain is a joke - no HD - looks like a little league game
The Mountain West Conference is reaping what their greed has sown. They sold
out, choosing money above credibility. Now their TV deal makes them a
It's amazing how clueless some bloggers are.The main sticking point
in the new deal ESPN was offering the MWC was playing games on Tuesday,
Wednesday and even Sunday nights, as you saw Boise State do this week with their
Wednesday night game.If you noticed, both Tulsa and Boise State had
a bye week last week just so they'd be able to play on Wednesday.If
you think the MWC was going to get the plum time slots, like 6 or 7 pm Thursday
night, think again. Even the Thursday night games would have been part of a
double header with the MWC game slotted for a 10pm start. How many people back
East do you think would be staying up that late to watch a college football
game?And most of the games, especially for games like New Mexico vs
Wyoming would have been on ESPN-U, if they were televised at all.The
Mtn, Versus, and CBS-C, as frustrating as they are, still offer better coverage,
with better time slots than the MWC would have gotten with ESPN.
I can't stand the mtn. KJZZ produces a better football game when it shows high
schools on Friday nights. It's embarassing. That's just production and picture
quality - don't get me started on the "broadcasters".
The mtn is a joke like the MWC, way to blow it with that one guys... I would
rather play games tuesday, wednesday and thursday if we could get on ESPN, the
MTN looks like my dad is filming one of my pee-wee football games...
It's amazing how clueless people who write comments here are. They think they
are blogging. This is not a blog. Get a clue.The most annoying thing
about the mtn is that they have an HD channel and rarely use it.
The biggest complaint about the Mountain West Conference TV package is three TV
channels. Why do we need three tv channels to carry games. The MTN, VS, and
CBS C. It is a joke that Direct TV is not going to carry VS. This year. This
would not be an issues if all gamew were covered by one Station as long as they
are in HD. This TV deal is great if you are Wyoming, New Mexico or any of the
other bottom feeders, they are getting more exposure than they ever dreamed of.
As for TCU, Utah and BYU they are getting the short end of the stick. BYU would
be better off going with BYU TV for all their games. I am still no friend of
ESPN and no we don't need to go crawling back to them!!!
Three channels? Are you kidding me? Before this deal the mwc was on SportsWest,
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic. Hmm...That's 4. If they were on ESPN today, they
would be on ESPNU, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Regional and probably some local stations.
Hmm. that's 5-6. Big 12 is on ESPN, ESPN2, VS, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Rocky Mtn,
southwest, etc. I could go into the Pac-10 and SEC, but I would make your
complaint about 3 channels look even worse. By the way, where is BYU-TV? You
think anyone but BYU people ever turn to that channel? The answer would be NO!
I like the idea of a competitor to ESPN. I know Fox could be viewed as a
competitor right now, but to have a full on competition would be amazing because
the consumer would be the winner. Both would be so full-on to provide the best
that you'd have every game in the country on television somewhere.I
hope it comes to pass and that it works in a legitimate competition, not ESPN
controlling every little corner of the market, like they do with college
athletics right now.
The MWC has it all wrong. Utah, BYU, and TCU should schedule a few D2 schools
plus a bunch of other patsy ju-co type schools. After all, look how it's
working for Boise State - they're undefeated playing a girls softball schedule
and on track for a BCS game. Get a clue - schedule cream puffs, not PAC10, SEC,
or ACC teams.
It is true and on point that the MWC needed a TV deal that would allow our teams
to play on Saturdays. Nonethess, in its execution of the MTN, Comcast has
royally screwed over the conference from the early fiasco with the satellite
companies to lack of HD to where we are now with scheduling issues. Comcast is a
lousy partner for the MWC and will exercise no conscience in future negotiations
to prove any measure of good faith to the fans and schools whom it is supposed
to be serving. MWC, Thompson made a stupid move with this deal and we are still
paying the price. Granted, a deal was necessary for scheduling purposes, but it
needed to be done right. All of the hype about some deal, someday or a challenge
to ESPN doesn't help the ADs at BYU, Utah and TCU do what needs to be done
during the next few weeks and months. What a debacle.
I agree with workinglate. Boise and Hawaii have figured it out. Play a cream
puff schedule and get a high ranking. Get lucky and beat an average Oklahoma
team, that was ranked lower than BSU, in the final minute and get credit for
best win ever in college football. Boise then loses to TCU last year in bowl
game and starts ranked ahead of them. What?
Ohio State wouldn't come to Provo if the game was going to be on ABC and every
other network in the country had to go black for the night to make that the only
game on TV! Ohio State has never been to provo and never will be. Hmm...FSU came
here, USC came here, Boston College, Georgia Tech, UCLA...The tv partnership has
nothing to do with what teams come into MWC stadiums. Get a clue.
Ohio State won't come to Provo because BYU is to Ohio State, as Utah State is to
BYU.BYU is a lower tier team that presents nothing to gain to the
Ohio States of the world.
BYU's arrogance continues to astound me.You are NOT the center of
the Universe!You talk about how the Mtn deal really messed it up for
you and state that you are being dragged down to the depths by the dregs of the
MWC like Wyoming, New Mexico, UNLV & SDSU. I grew up in Wyoming. My
parents still live in Wyoming. Most people in Wyoming hate the new TV deal.
When I was a kid you could watch most of the Cowboys games on regular,
over-the-air TV, and the quality of the broadcast easily exceeded the home-video
quality of the MTN. It is not easy to follow the Cowboys now, what with having
to have access to 3 different channels from different providers.So,
no, folks in Wyoming are not thrilled about the MTN. It was much easier to
follow the Wyoming in the pre-Mtn days. Y fans continue to complain
about the load they have to bear and about how much heavy lifting they have to
do. Fine, if the situation is so egregious, then GET OUT! Take
your ball and go the Independent track. Ask the Aggies how easy that is.
If BYU had any options, any alternatives, any recourse at all, they would take
it. They would get out of the MWC in a heartbeat.But, alas, no one
wants them no one will take them and their supposed vast national audience isn't
enough to get them even a sniff by the major national broadcast networks.
I agree with one comment above - the amazing arrogance of the BYU fan base - the
universe does not revolve around you.
What are you talking? I thought the Daily Universe paper made Provo the center
of the universe. Is that not true?
Well, just to set the record straight...BYU is the center of the universe.
Thank You, Daily Universe is the center of the universe. That is a good one -GO
COUGARS! and don't forget there were more - we had #1 Miami losing at Cougar
Stadium, ND, PENN ST, UCLA, SC, OREGON, WASH, BC, and many will come at LES -
just see - you ever watch Field of Dream - THEY WILL COME!
All that has been said has some value but after watching Cinncinatti play
Southern Flordis the other night, BYU, UTAH and TCU could beat either team.
Let's face reality, the other conferences can say all they want about TV etc,
but the fact is that they are scared that they might get beat and could not face
the humilation.Alabama thought Utah would be a push over and what
happened. I'll bet they will never play Utah again.THe Mountain
conference has it weak teams but it also has some teams that others are taking
very serious. Let's see what plays out and where TCU and or BUY end up and how
they finish in a bowl game.And all you Utah fans if you cannot
discuss a topic without critising BYU stay out of the conversation. Utah has it
own problems with arrigance and hype so watch where you are pointing
fingures.GO BYU,TCU and UTAH!