Fire v Rhinos - US Open Cup Live Chat

Catch the game streaming live online at Chicago-Fire.com and talk about it live here as it happens.  First kick is scheduled for 6:35 CDT. 

 

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  • any chance you know who made the trip?

  • I thought that card wouldn't count?

  • I wonder if there was no football or basketball how much those numbers would go up.

  • HA! Sega just checked in at Da Taste.

    He Defo is not in Rochester.

  • my starting 11
    Conway
    Robinson, Anibaba, Mikulic, Pantazopolous
    Ristic, Vidiera, Paladini, Bone,
    Ferrari, Nazarit

  • while attendance matters, there is a difference in number of games, and really TV numbers matter the most. Need big tv money to really grow the game and the cap

  • pssssht....you can get Luis to do the nightlife column.....oh wait. :P

  • I've never understood the economics of soccer television rights. With other sports its clear because there are ads during stopages in play and TV timeouts etc. How does a network make money on advertising for soccer? The add banner during the game? Doesn't the structure of soccer without timeouts make it so that soccer will never generate the same amount of TV revenue? Maybe this is a naive question, but I just could never figure out how SkySports or ESPN makes money on soccer when they carry games locally in England. Is it just the advertising during the pre-game, post-game and half-time?

  • In reply to Krasov:

    i imagine it has to be a combo of the tv adds, the ad next to the score, and some kind of share with the ad boards on the side of the field.. but yeah, i would love to read more about that too

  • In reply to lijien:

    The main value with increasing the TV ratings is:

    - Inducing people to subscribe to cable channels that carry the game. The majority of revenue for cable channels is what they charge cable companies to carry their content, which depends on how many people demand the cable company carry a channel.

    - Increasing the value of in stadium advertising like shirt sponsorships and advertising boards along the sidelines.

  • In reply to iron81:

    So for FSC, its the fact that my cable carrier is paying FSC a fee to provide the channel so I can watch that generates the most revenue for FSC? The greater the number of people watching the more they can charge the cabloe companies? I boggles the mind as to why FSC doesn't push more cable companies to carry it. Wasn't that the big issue between BigTen Network and Comcast that Comcast wanted the BigTen network to be an extra fee and not part of its basic sports package. Right?

  • In reply to Krasov:

    I promise you FSC pushes cable companies to carry FSC. The problem is that if FSC is on basic cable, it drives up the subscription costs for all subscribers, the vast majority of whom don't want FSC.

  • listed as a 4-4-2 but feels more like a 4-3-3 isn't a winger in a 4-3-3 Ferraris prefered position?

    and the backline looks really risky even with 2 dms..

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