The last sleeping giant of college football is the New York metropolitan area. Strangely indifferent to the college game, it chooses instead to amuse itself with its favorite sports of bocce, windsurfing, squash, and Turkish oil wrestling. Oh, and basketball. New Yorkers really seem to like basketball, too, especially losing basketball played by their professional franchise the New York Knickerbockers.â†µ
From time to time they attend base-ball games, as well, and pay thousands of dollars for the privilege of napping in public. Such is the life of a New Yorker: so busy they must pay to nap!
Rutgers remains the closest thing the Big Apple has to an official college team, and the short distance between Piscataway and the Holland Tunnel has been duly noted by the Big Ten. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Big Ten has Rutgers as its number one prospect for an expansion target. The Big Ten would seize a foothold in the huge NYC television market, and Rutgers would nearly quadruple the television revenues it already sees from the Big East.â†µ
Now you just have to get New York to care about college football. But besides that nagging detail, it's solid sense on paper for the Big Televen (except for New York's general indifference to college football.) (Nothing to see here.)