A note to the editors here.. I 'd love to hear your take not just on what games are chosen by CBS or ESPN for the Tier 1 / Tier 2 / Tier 3 but also more about how EPSN distributes their games across game times and ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU. You've proven to readers inside and outside the SEC that you have a lot of knowledge to share through the conference realignment changes and this could be one way to do it.
For example, I'm a Michigan State fan and I was intrigued about ESPN's decision to delay setting the kickoff time for this week's game against Nebraska until after the Mich/Nebraska game last Saturday. For another interesting thought, take a look at ESPN's coverage maps for Iowa/Wisconsin and Virginia Tech/Boston College a few weeks back. Everything made sense except for the NYC market, who saw the Big Ten game. I know those are outside your footprint, but both could give some insight into the business of college football at any given time. And, I bet you'll find some interesting things to talk about in Texas markets as the Big-12 and SEC fight for coverage there. Sure, SEC games aren't on ABC, but maybe ESP moves to given time slots to better serve those markets.
Just a thought.