The Arkansas Razorbacks: All aboard the Muss Bus

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  1. bigpig

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    lololol I hope Texas A&M hires him.
     
  2. blind dog

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    maybe it's a the onion type article?
     
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    If muss can get 3 first rounders from this group he’s about to just start getting top5 classes every year he’s in Fayetteville
     
  5. THF

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    Anyone know when the Kentucky game will be on sale?

    I am curious what the secondary market prices will look like for that game. Mr Mortisay or Gallant Knight whats the top you would pay for good seats to that game?

    I am think I would probably pay a couple hundred a seat if we are playing like I expect.
     
  6. Mr Mortisay

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    I mean I paid like $700 a ticket for the Kentucky game last year so wouldn’t put it past me this year
     
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    Anyone know what has Sam all excited?

     
  8. Gallant Knight

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    Transfer receiver from Toledo it looks like
     
  9. hogfan

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    bertwing you going to be in town to watch the round tomorrow? My coffee shop is a mile away from the course, you’ll have to swing by :thumb:
     
  10. bertwing

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    I will not. I am beyond sunburnt, miserably sore, and fuck paying 20+ dollars for a beer. We got free food and NA beverages all day, but major championship galleries… especially when tiger is playing, are too much for me. that was a cool experience but I have zero interest in going back the rest of this weekend.

    didn’t know you were in Tulsa again
     
  11. hogfan

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    Yeah I’ve lived here for the last year. I run one of those expensive coffee shops that is near that course so I’ve been getting all of the folks working on this tournament coming by getting coffee.
     
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  12. bertwing

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    Enjoy being busy as shit this weekend
     
  13. hogfan

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    I’ve been busy for the last week. There was fuckers setting up all last week before anyone even got here :laugh:
     
  14. bertwing

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    The shit they construct for these majors is absolutely insane. The PGA shop is the size of a damn Walmart and it looks like Black Friday in there. All the private booths, tents, concessions, walkways, bathrooms, etc they have to construct week to week is wild.
     
  15. hogfan

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    I believe it. I’ve had workers, producers, and everything under the sun come in and get coffee and food for the last 12 days. Good business but I’m ready for everything to calm back down.
     
  16. Cornelius Suttree

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    Anyone going to the NCAA T&F West Regional this week?
     
  17. bertwing

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    Possibly but not sure yet. Want to try and make our softball super regional for sure
     
  18. Gambler

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    Fuck Texas.
     
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  19. Prospector

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    i have no idea on any of this type stuff, some of you may

     
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  20. blind dog

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    I won’t be sad if he goes
     
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  21. bertwing

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    Yeah he sucks. Never really liked him.
     
  22. Gambler

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    We've gone downhill this year.
     
  23. Prospector

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    from Extra Points' newsletter includes Bo interview

    Coming to a Roku near you: even more college sports streaming platforms
    BY EXTRA POINTS, ANDY WITTRY – 23 MAY 2022 – VIEW ONLINE →
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    Good morning, and thanks for spending part of your day with Extra Points.

    Last March, Notre Dame launched one of the first team-specific streaming apps, Fighting Irish TV. The app didn't include any live sporting events but included a vault of historic Notre Dame football games, press conferences, bonus video content, and more.

    At launch, the app was free to download, and as of right this second, appears to still be free, although it was reportedly so successful that the school is exploring subscription models.

    They weren't alone. Maryland was technically first to the market, with Terrapin Club Plus. Clemson+ launched last summer, as an exclusive add-on for members of their booster organization, IPTAY. Then similar services were launched for Oklahoma State (OSU Max) and Arkansas (Hogs+).

    Those schools won't be the last to launch similar services.

    Thanks to an open records request, we can confirm that LSU plans to launch a similar content offering, called LSU Gold.

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    documents obtained via open records by Extra Points show that LSU is planning on a subscription video product, similar to Hogs+ and OSU Max, called LSU Gold.

    Sources say look for similar projects at places like UNC and South Carolina soon as well
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    In addition to UNC and South Carolina, industry sources tell Extra Points that Penn State is also expected to launch a similar service in the near future. Other major programs are considering doing so as well.

    Content-wise, these are similar channels
    Right now, it's not possible for LSU or Clemson to force fans to download the app to watch an exclusive live broadcast of a football or basketball game. The schools sold those rights to ESPN, and the four-letter network is paying a gazillion dollars to broadcast those games on the ESPN family of networks. At the moment, all the school-specific streaming apps are pretty niche products, meaning a school might not want to park a major live event on there, even if they could.

    At present, these are hubs for what might be called overflow content. If your school has a weekly radio show for a coach, that content might live on this channel. If you own rights to historic broadcasts, you can throw those in there. Clemson's channel is teasing new podcasts, and in the NIL area, it may benefit departments to use these platforms to better showcase the voice and personality of specific athletes.

    At any rate, P5 athletic departments produce so much stuff, that simply having an easy place for fans to browse through it all can be beneficial.


    But in order to really attract eyeballs, departments probably need to also create new, original programming. OSU Max and Hogs + work with Sport & Story to produce original documentary-style content, with high level production values. Some schools may have the capacity to do this in-house, but most, likely, do not.

    I talked to Sport & Story's Bo Mattingly last week to better understand what makes for good original content, and how these networks fit into athletic department master plans.
    The interview was produced for Collegiate Sports Connect, a completely free network for college sports industry professionals (and those interested in becoming industry professionals), full of original interviews, including many produced by me. But for those that don't have CSC accounts and are interested in the interview, the full conversation is here. We talk about how his company works with athletic departments, what makes for interesting unique content, and more:
    https://youtu.be/2Wh09--T_D8
    While the types of content may be pretty similar across these different platforms, the department goal may not be. Bo and I talked about this, at around the 7:40 mark. Here, I asked what the specific goal was for Hogs+. Is this meant to be a new revenue stream, just like tickets, parking spaces and hot dogs? Is the true value in the user's data? Is it a fundraising play?

    "I would sum it up like this. We're creating original content, on a weekly basis....six, ten, twelve pieces of original content a week...and we're also taking a lot of free content, content that exists on YouTube, on social media, and we're putting it on this platform, so in lives in one platform, on demand, in a place where fans can always find it.

    "You're creating a platform for fans to access on their Smart TV, or their phone, or on the website, and consume all of this the way you consume other content. And we see that as an appreciating asset."

    Anybody involved in the Creator Economy would tell you that building an audience is the hardest part of any endeavor...once you have the audience, you can always figure out other ways to monetize it. Mattingly didn't view Hogs+ or other channel projects as necessarily needing to be cash-positive from subscriptions in year one (he told me the 8.99/mo fee is mostly to subsidize the cost of high-end production value programming), but that the audience and platform could potentially be used to drive revenue in other ways.

    A school could potentially integrate merchandise and commerce partnerships from within the platform, he told me. I floated the idea of potentially using the sports programming as a magnet for other, non-sports university programming, like public service events or musical productions, he said that would also be a possibility. Clemson appears to be using theirs as yet another incentive to join IPTAY.

    For some schools, it might make sense to keep all of this content free, and simply use the app as a way to collect user data, strengthen relationships in their fan community, and perhaps sell a few more sweatshirts and season ticket packages. Maybe others decide to create higher-quality TV productions and try to create another resource for their MMR partners to drive revenues. Maybe smaller programs build a smaller version of a streaming app, but make it almost completely student-run and driven. There are plenty of possibilities, depending on what exactly a school can spend, and what they're hoping to accomplish.

    But if a school is going to do this, they owe it to themselves, and their fans, to do it right
    There isn't anything automatically wrong with creating a subscription product. This newsletter, of course, is a paid subscription product.

    But I am sensitive to the fact that most consumers are probably subscribing to a lot of stuff right now. A fan who wanted to see every major college basketball game wouldn't just need to pay more than $60 bucks a month for YouTube TV or a cable package, but they may also need to pay for ESPN+, and potentially even other sports streaming services. If a school is going to ask for fans to cough up another few bucks a month, knowing what else the marketplace might offer at that price point, they need to make sure they aren't taking advantage of fan goodwill.

    Simply opening the proverbial vault, throwing a bunch of 1980s broadcasts that look like they were shot on a GameBoy Color, sprinkling in a few student-led productions and some college lacrosse highlights probably isn't going to be enough to justify an extra price tag. If a school doesn't have the administrative capacity to handle the marking and operation in-house, or the budget to bring in the right partners, maybe this isn't the best priority right now.

    Plenty of major college brands haven't launched one of these things yet, and maybe they never will. But more channels are coming this summer, and other large brands are at least considering the idea.

    If you're an absolute superfan...the kind of degenerate who sits at their desk in late May and wonders how they could watch a football broadcast from 1994...you are my kind of person. And you just might want to consider keeping that credit card nearby. Just in case.
     
  24. Prospector

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  26. bertwing

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    Plz don’t die on the field

     
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  28. Prospector

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    had to google. Says he broke his leg and entered portal, did he find no takers?
     
  29. bertwing

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    He also lacerated his carotid artery in a game and had to have emergency surgery to stop him from bleeding out

    and yeah idk what the market is for 25 year old guys with his injury history but I imagine Arkansas is the best he’s gonna do. We can use him when he’s healthy, especially with Carter’s injury
     
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  30. Prospector

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    YIKES, yes, hopefully he doesn't die
     
  31. blind dog

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    I have to pick my daughter up from camp in Hot Springs on Saturday morning, meeting another dad somewhere at 10am to watch game. All the sports bars don't open until 11. Sportsbook at Oaklawn doesn't open until 11 too. Will there still be TVs somewhere at Oaklawn that will have ESPN??
     
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  32. bertwing

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    There’s bars in the casino that have TV’s
     
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  33. blind dog

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    those open 24/7?
     
  34. bertwing

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    Idk I went there at like noon last year during HS football playoffs before game and drank beers and put a bunch of bets in at sportsbook
     
  35. blind dog

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    i literally only asked what would be open at 10am

    thank you for your stupid noon story that is zero help
     
  36. bertwing

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    Here you dumb lazy bitch
     
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  37. Gambler

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    The casino closes at 8:00 on weekends? That's unreal.
     
  38. bertwing

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    It’s still in Arkansas
     
  39. Gambler

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    True, but I wonder if there is a casino anywhere else that closes at that time on weekends. Hard to believe they couldn't pull traffic from in Hot Springs, Little Rock, and that area to justify staying open longer that that.
     
  40. LuPoor

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  41. Hogview

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    Trust me, it doesn't close at those hours
     
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  42. SuperCam

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    Going to be in Fayetteville this weekend. Sucks there isnt a baseball game. Give me some things to do or which publix youd like to throw down at
     
  43. bertwing

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    Dickson St is the bar scene in Fayetteville. Lots of solid restaurants.

    Anything in particular you’re looking for? You with your lady or a group of friends or solo?
     
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    so how is this going to work? He doesn't have any eligibility left
     
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    Not really looking for anything in particular, just places to out out and eat/get drinks I guess. Im taking my gf to stay with my cousin and her husband. We lost a family member a few years ago to a gun so we had just been talking and decided to get together since its been awhile.
     
  46. bertwing

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    Bordino’s on Dickson is a nice place to eat and get cocktails, but if you get a steak you have to eat it blue rare otherwise a drunken blind dog appears and will yell at you at an obscene volume. devine

    there’s great BBQ at Wrights which is in Johnson, about a 10 minute drive north on 1-49 from Downtown Fayetteville. Brisket is incredible.

    There’s all sorts of bars on Dickson that you can walk up and down and just find whatever your group is looking for. There’s a courtyard of food trucks in the middle for some quick bites. JJ’s is always a solid spot to go to bc of drink specials and solid apps. Me and devine went to a couple country ass places on Dickson that I can’t even remember the name of rn.

    if you go to Shotz (where you throw frozen shot glasses on the floor and it’s gross) you will piss off Hoss Bonaventure. Listen to him if you’re looking to score some coke in a bathroom

    Could still be a solid atmosphere if we win on Saturday but idk, it’s only game 1 and it’s early. It’s summer and students are gone and I think there’s a big concert in Rogers at the Walmart AMP on Saturday.
     
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    Thanks
     
  48. blind dog

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    100% eat at Wright’s
     
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  49. blind dog

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    Southern Food Company is a solid breakfast spot
     
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  50. blind dog

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    And I’m partial to JJs & Sassy’s for sports bars, also Grub’s pizza dip is legit

    Hugo’s is my favorite lunch spot, Derek’s special with a basket of fries, a Bloody Mary & some beers is my go to pre game spot but it’s usually crowded af on game days so don’t get to go often
     
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