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Cubs bringing in mystery partner for network

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https://www.yahoo.com/sports/cubs-launch-own-sports-network-221820688--mlb.html

Who could it possibly be?  Notre Dame football?  When does their NBC deal expire?

 

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22 minutes ago, Ross Gload Fan said:

It's gotta be ND. Cubs fans and ND fans are synonymous with each other. It is a match made in annoying heaven.

I didn't even finish reading this post before Samardzija popped into my head. Good call dude.

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Writer spun this bad. The partner Crane likely was talking about is Sinclair, not a team partner. And the multiple others is the TV providers who are involved in negotiations.

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There was an article about this on the Sun Times website this morning. The comments seemed to indicate it could be a team or teams not from Chicago. The article pointed out how the YES Network has MLS and one of the premier league teams. The article went on to mention at one point there was a rumor of Ricketts buying a team.

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College teams - All are tied to their conference TV deals, so unless you're talking coaches shows and the like, not an option. 

Fire - Signed with ESPN+ for 2 more seasons

Wouldn't be surprised if they end up carrying Wolves games.  They currently air their games as time buys on CW50 and The U Too.  Marquee could offer to show them for free and would give them increased exposure.  

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The demand for round-the-clock Bears’ coverage and footage of past glories (lacking the Yankees’ treasure trove) is one of the few ideas that makes some sense.

Imagine how many customers in Iowa are going to be willing to pay $5+ more per month in what will likely be a recessionary year from an economic standpoint...not the best timing for the Cubs.   Also a pretty good reason the Sox wanted to build in some budgeting certainty for 2020-2024 first.

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On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 10:49 AM, soxfan18 said:

Writer spun this bad. The partner Crane likely was talking about is Sinclair, not a team partner. And the multiple others is the TV providers who are involved in negotiations.

Sinclair deal falls thru. Cubs on espn 8 {the ocho} next season.

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https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-tv-network-crane-kenney-20190121-story.html

 

A large part of the reason Sinclair wasn’t going to work for Cubs and MLB, beyond the obvious political alliance/s 

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/a-cubs-sinclair-partnership-may-be-cause-for-concern/

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Meh,the cubs cannot announce their new partner until the results of their STD test come back. Even the cubs cannot be too safe.

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2 hours ago, Eminor3rd said:

Jokes on you guys — it’s the WHITE SOX

The Sox could do a lot worse than hooking themselves to the money train that is the Cubs.

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On 1/20/2019 at 10:49 AM, soxfan18 said:

Writer spun this bad. The partner Crane likely was talking about is Sinclair, not a team partner. And the multiple others is the TV providers who are involved in negotiations.

This is what I was thinking, but is that a mystery?

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