Seeking a break during Olympics coverage, I flipped over to FB to catch up on whatever nonsense might hold my attention for a few minutes. Right at the top was a post by The Longhorn Network, letting me know all of the wonderful places I can go to watch Longhorn football games this season. I'm thinking this was a good thing. So I head over to the list, looking for a place in Houston... and looking... and looking.
There isn't one. Still.
I'm a pretty lucky guy in that I get to go to most home games, though it ends up involving a lot of driving, and cost me my marriage. (Bitches be hatin'...) So this doesn't effect me in the same was as it does some others who don't have access to tickets and the mobility that I do. But still...
So my question for impressively intelligent out there is this: I've listened to all of you that have explained why LHN is a game changer. I've heard your pleas for patience, the comparisons to Big 10 Network and NFL Network, and I've shown more patience on this issue than I was really comfortable with. But at what point IS this a boondoggle? If we really have 3 essentially untelevised games this season, if those games are unavailable to large segments of the state, nevermind the rest of the country, does that negative ever substantially outweigh the financial windfall?
I'm curious to hear your thoughts. Cause frankly, I'm losing my cool on this issue.
(By all means, please somebody tell us if they have any info on where the negotiations stand at this point.)