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I'm sure getting to a BCS game was just as difficult in the B12 as it was in the BE!
If you want to include the RRod years than why not include the Solich years or the Osbourne years? WVU had a 4-5 year period where they outperformed Nebraska but that's about it and Nebraska's overall history takes a shit on WVU's.
Solich made a BCS title game, and Nebraska still fired him.
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You cannot argue that WVU has a stronger football program than Nebraska. You just cannot.
WVU has been CLEARLY better the past several years*.
*Not including the last 4.
Nebraska couldnt even win the Big 12 North which sucked. I admit they were elite under Osbourne, but they were bad ever since. Yeah they got the BCS game they should never have had with Solich as a coach, and they got tatooed.
Im not hating on Huskers, but both TCU and WVU > Huskers over the past decade. Huskers are like the Canes-has beens. And I hope no one is going to try and argue Miami's awful football program is better than WVU's(of late). it hasnt been.
Viewers arnt watching teams because they were elite in the 1990's.
Many of Pitt's 58 "rushing attempts" were the result qb Tino Sunseri fleeing the pocket like a man whose clothes were on fire.
Pretty delusional if you really believe that WVU has a larger fanbase and gets more eyeballs to the TV than Nebraska does. Also WVU is at best 6th fiddle in the DC area and probably doesn't even crack the top 10 realistically.
Miami was relevant in the last decade. West Virgina was not.
In the BCS era WVU has won more BCS Bowls than the entire conference Miami is in. So Id say WVU has been more relevant than the entire ACC. To say Miami is relevant is pretty nearsighted.
Now you could say WVU has not won a national title, but neither has Miami in a long time. Miami is more known for their collapse since joining the ACC, and their scandals than football achievments. Though Miami is likely still more relevant than nebraska if only because of its location.
yeah, lol, no one cares about WVU. NO ONE.
Did you know: bowl featuring West Virginia have seen their television ratings drop by 32% and 84% the past two years when featuring West Virginia as compared to previous years. The public has spoken, Nola, and they just do not care.
This seems to indicate WVU is the third most popular team in Pittsburgh and they're not even close to Pitt or Penn State. Also has WVU 10th in the DC region.
That is not Luck's detailed analysis. WVU's bowl rating was down because the game was over at halftime. They scored 49 in the 1st half against Clemson, and on the 1st two possessions of the 3rd quarter to go up 63-20.
By that time only diehard WVU fans and true clemson haters were watching.
WVU has also had 2 of the highest rated games ever on ESPN. Which disproves your theory. WVU crushed Oklahoma 48-28, so people turn off set. they were blowing out UGA bad in the Sugar as well 28-0 before half. People likely turned it off.
We are beating a dead horse. Obviously WVU > Huskers. the networks have spoken with their dollars. Message board chatter pales besides cash money.
Pretty sure the B10 still makes more money than the B12 so once again, Nola is wrong.
Not only are you wrong, it is about the increase the Big 12 got after adding WVU and losing Aggies, Huskers, Colo., and Mizzou.
Big 12 makes more.
You are forgetting Big 12 is just for tier 1 and tier 2 rights.
For instance Texas makes 20 million a year on its tier 3 rights alone. Kansas makes 11 million. no telling how much wvu will make.
You do realize that 1) the B10 has yet to renegotiate since adding Nebraska and 2) the B10 has the B10N.
The Big XII makes more money than the Big 10.
I've now heard it all.
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
I normally don't respond to Nola, but that's just too golden.
I like how Nola dismisses a study by the NY times because its not Luck's detailed analysis. LOL.
Hey Nola, do Big XII teams generate more revenue or the SEC?
You claim WVU has had 2 of the highest rated games ever on ESPN. Where is your link? Or is that part of Luck's detailed study?
It looks like here that Boise State-Virginia Tech matched the highest rated game with USC-Ohio State since 1994 - which was a FSU Miami game.
Nola's "facts" are proven to once again be wrong.
read it and weep!
Well yes, yes they do!!!!
Let's take texas for instance. They get the 20 million per year for their Tier 1 and tier 2, plus another 20 million for tier 3. That is 40 million per year. I have no link of that but you can google it easy enough to see texas is paid 300 million by espn for their tier 3 rights.
What SEC team gets 40 mil per year? Or big 10 team? for their tv rights?
lets take another random Big 12 team. kansas. They get 11 million per year for tier 3. so thats 31 million a year. Big 10 gets 23 mil. you do the math.
you know how many hunters there are in this country. Dont you think they want to see the nation's best rifle team shoot?
WVU hasnt done the Mountaineer Network yet, but you can be sure it will be exceed kansas tier 3 money. Likely be on cable channels in Pittsburgh, Wva, baltimore, Charlotte, etc. Not to mention ppv events.
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he's a lawyer...there are no wrong answers, just wrong justifications...
Jackie Robinson isn't dirty. This isn't Pack Pride.
He's single-handedly ruined this thread. It's horrific.
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