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After this. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. And we are back here. What an afternoon it has been already Mel Tucker and some I was about to say crazy calls, but I don't want to say that. Let's check in with Elliott in Ohio. Elliot, how are you? Hey, Paul. You know, it's been sinking in. I think this is probably the saddest week in college football history. Game day no longer in the Big Ten. No Penn State whiteout on ESPN. Desmond and Kirby, gone from telecasting in the Big Ten. My question is, is this just like the song from the stylistics where we used to break up and make up and that song's over? And now it's a permanent breakup and the SEC is going to have its own championship and the Big Ten is going to have its own championship. I'm trying to figure this all out. It was a good song, by the way. I don't know. I think this waxing poetic is being taken to extreme, we live in an evolving world where suddenly players are now making money, coaching salaries are through the roof. We had to coach on today who's has a $100 million contract. So why is it such a big deal that for the first time in 40 years, a game won't be on ESPN? To me, fans just want to see the games. Are they really concerned about the network broadcasting the game or the Paul? I mean, half the time, do you even know who's doing the game? Paul, it's rivalry. Look at the last time that game day came to Columbus. You know what I did? I showed up with the sign that said, the SEC is overrated dot com. I got coverage all over the place. It's too big for me. 'cause I don't. But nobody's saying, I would imagine game day will be there this year for the Ohio State Notre-Dame game. Nobody's saying game day won't be going to the Big Ten. Game day has gone to places where the Fox show is broadcasting from and the Fox new game is. Game day tries to sell itself on a show that covers college football. Now, is it practical to think there'll be there less? Yeah, I think that's reasonable. But it's not like fox is not going to have an expanded show. They will. People, people know who's broadcasting musburger, broadcasting over the buckeyes come on. We know who's broadcasting out there. We have our favorite. I mean, you're talking about an era when there were just a handful of people doing the games. So many games on a day now, I mean, yeah, I think you know when the when the best crew is on there, but for your garden variety, middle of the day game, I don't think it matters a whole lot. But my question really is, is this is the is ESPN offended that they didn't get into this deal? Or did they walk out because they wanted out? Is this like a breakup between the two? In a perfect world, we would be able to interview all those network executives, but here's why we can't interview them right now because the deal has not been announced. So this is all reporting. This was not anything official. Maybe when it's all over, I'm sure ESPN will put out a statement. That praises the Big Ten for their long and it'll be a 30 for 30. It'll be a 30 for 30 partners in crime, how the SEC and the Big Ten changed college football. Yeah, I don't know about that. I mean, again, maybe I'm maybe I'm just not as nostalgic as I need to be, but I think there are far more important things in college football than the network that brings you the game. Saying, making that statement from a television network. Let's check out Randy next up in Georgia. Hey, Randy. Michael, how are you doing today? I'm good. How are you? Very well, Randy, thank you. I had three questions for you real quick. I wanted to see what games you thought was the type of Jordan. And I wanted to see if they were to go to a 9 game schedule. Would they play more games or less games if it goes to that? And I wanted to see what you hear from Georgia. Yeah, I hear good things, Randy, in terms of the toughest game. I think it could be at Kentucky because it's late in the year and it's just a it comes at the end of a really long run. You got Florida, Tennessee, one in Jacksonville, one at home. And then at Mississippi state, do not do not sleep on that game. That's a tough game to play. And then you play Kentucky at the end of that stretch. I think Georgia needs to be careful state game is a dangerous too, but I think those are tougher games than and I also think that Missouri game early on could sneak up on Georgia. I think Georgia will win these games, but I'm just giving you where I think could be a close call. Hey, thank you for the call very much. I appreciate it. Let's check out Jake in Washington. Hello, Jay. Good afternoon. Hi, Paul. How are you? Fine, thanks.