Breaking News: ESPN Making Bid for BCS Bowl Games
This is just getting ridiculous.
Monday Night Football, a national pastime for so long, just recently shifted to ESPN, a cable sports channel.
Now they want the BCS Bowl Games.
Via ESPN.com: The Bowl Championship Series games could be moving to cable television as early as 2010, according to media reports.
The Walt Disney Co., the parent company of ESPN, is among the bidders for the five BCS games—and according to reports in USA Today and SportsBusiness Daily, the company has bid about $25 million per year more than its closest competitor for the new BCS deal.
Fox's four-year deal with the BCS ends after the 2009 season. If Disney's bid for the new deal is accepted, then the BCS games and the national championship would be aired on ESPN starting in 2010, according to USA Today.
My two cents: College football should do everything in its power to stop this from happening. Is it really worth the extra 25 million? For an extra 25 million you could lose 10 million viewers. Doesn't that hurt TV revenue and advertising?
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