Many of us, the fans, may just be able to help the Mountain West schools, literally. It's a longshot, but here is my logic: Right now, almost nobody watches The Mtn. except for football and basketball games. If we start watching the shows, then the network can report more viewers which helps with advertising and also helps with showing Comcast why the reach of The Mtn. needs to be bigger.
The advertising will in turn make the network quality better and give even more reason for Comcast to make The Mtn. a channel available nationally on their cable service. That creates a huge jump in subscribers to The Mtn. (TowerPower pointed this out to me in another thread. People don't have to subscribe specifically to The Mtn, all they have to do is subscribe to the package Comcast offers it with. i.e. With the new reach in Atlanta, The Mtn. is in the same package as NFL Redzone. Without knowing it, tons of people will subscribe to The Mtn. as well as NFL Redzone and the MWC makes money off of it. Put that on a national scale with the largest cable provider in the nation and the amount of money made off of subscribers jumps through the roof) that in turn actually helps provide money to the schools we consider ourselves fans of.
If there is an issue with that logic, please point that out in the comments for me as I am not even sure that us watching more of The Mtn. will actually follow this train of thought.
With that, here is today's review of this week's installment of Rivalries - Rivalries: Colorado State vs. Wyoming
Alright, since this is a grade system, that means I have to have a series of things to grade on. Here is my grading rubric:
|Graphics||How well the graphics look. i.e. how good are the video clips, do they have good statistics, do the graphics stand out?|
|Analysis||How much does the analysis make sense? Does it seem like the analysts are saying something you and I have already come up with or is it something that's new?|
|Quality of Interview Questions||Are they questions that everyone is wondering or are they meaningless?|
|Smoothness of Show||How smooth is the transition between camera angles, in and out of commercials and graphics?|
Rivalries dug up a ton of seemingly ancient pictures and videos of specific moments in the Border War. I was very impressed with how they were able to pull everything together.
Quality of Interview Questions:
Smoothness of Show:
Everything seemed to flow together very well. There were absolutely no hiccups in the sound, video or anything else.
Smoothness of Show Grade:
Let's take another look at that rubric, this time with the grades:
|Graphics||How well the graphics look. i.e. how good are the video clips, do they have good statistics, do the graphics stand out?||A|
|Analysis||How much does the analysis make sense? Does it seem like the analysts are saying something you and I have already come up with or is it something that's new?||N/A|
|Quality of Interview Questions||Are they questions that everyone is wondering or are they meaningless?||N/A|
|Smoothness of Show||How smooth is the transition between camera angles, in and out of commercials and graphics?||A+|
I really enjoyed learning more about the history behind the Border War, unfortunately I don't think all of you will. This is basically a big history lesson on something more interesting then history itself. Don't watch the same episode twice (there are only two episodes, the Border War and the Holy War) because it is basically just a re-run of the same show. Overall, I like the show, but didn't like the fact that the only thing they had was history facts and nothing else. Don't watch the show unless you are really interested in finding out the history behind the Border War and the Holy War.
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