John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Now that football season is here, I am sure that most of the people I know are glued to their television set to watch the games.
It is too bad that we can't watch some of the Wisconsin Badger games on television. It appears that money is the reason for us missing these games. Does everything that we want to watch on tv have to be "pay-for-view"? We are going to lose interest in football games that we can't see for free.
It takes more than crowds at the game to support the tv broadcast of these games. If adverstisers see that interest is lost in these games, then the Big Ten Athletic Conference will lose money big time. If only the people with money can watch these games, then sales by the regular person like me will be lost to the teams. Wake up Big Ten Conference. You are only hurting yourselves by being greedy for money.
In the long run you will lose any profit that you hoped to make by doing this. The people will ignore the Big Ten games and watch other conference games that are "free for view". Please do not forget the people who have supported you over all the previous years, or they will forget about you. Bring back Big Ten Conference games to free sponsored television networks for all to view.
Greed does not make many happy donors to the college programs. Your donors will turn to other colleges to support and ignore your greedy concept. The
decision is yours to make. The National Football League is being greedy in a simlilar way.
Advertisers depend on audiences to make their sales. No viewing customers, no sales.