Originally posted by maize_in_losgatos: If you want to really stick it to the ADs and their revenue which we know is number one priority, fans should not watch the big-ten network or pay for it if it's not part of their cable package. Money from big-10 network is a lot more than the attendance money.
Feel free to go ahead and do that if you want maize, but it will make absolutely 0 difference. First of all almost all people who will be watching Big Ten hockey on BTN are in the midwest meaning its on the basic cable tier which means you are paying for it whether you watch it or not. Secondly a few people not watching hockey to spite the AD's is going to be a very very small number which will make 0 difference in money because the money is made on football and to a lesser extent basketball. We as a hockey fans hardly ever get to see any games as it is and now you want the few diehard hockey fans to not watch the station that is going to bring them a lot more coverage of its favorite sport? I don't like seeing college hockey decimated either and laugh at a 6 team league, but there is no question that having a Big Ten coference for hockey means I am probably going to be able to watch a lot more games than I was before.