Monday, August 25, 2008

You Know Your Place on the Sports Spectrum

...when Notre Dame football - irrelevant for almost 10 years now - sideswipes your television coverage on a network. And that's happening to the Tour and BMW Championships in the next few weeks, which air on NBC.

Jon Show has more in Sports Business Journal:

Scheduling conflicts will force the final two FedEx Cup playoff events to move up their time windows to accommodate NBC’s commitment to air Notre Dame home football games, which could further affect television ratings for events that will already suffer from the absence of Tiger Woods.
The opponent in question?
The Sept. 4-7 BMW Championship is the third event in the playoffs and conflicts with the Notre Dame-San Diego State game. The season-ending Tour Championship, Sept. 25-28, runs up against Notre Dame-Purdue.
REALLY? Cupcake State bumps golf?! And that is even despite golf nearly doubling Notre Dame's ratings last season. That school has some pull.

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