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Pac-12 (official thread)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by OSUScoonie12, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. OSUScoonie12

    OSUScoonie12 Sophmore

    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 27, 2010
  2. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    We're keeping all of the expansion talk in the other thread.
  3. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I'm reopening this thread to discuss the recent and upcoming changes to the Pac-10 conference. With the latest round of expansion over, this thread can cover aspects of the Pac-10 that really aren't germane to Big Ten expansion.

    For me, it was prompted by this article:

    Led by savvy commissioner Larry Scott, Pac-10 rebrands its image - Andy Staples -

    Important passages:

    That's simply unbelievable. I'd be up in arms about that if I were an alumnus of a Pac-10 school. Forget about casual fans for a moment - that's poor stewardship of alumni relations.

    Personally, I'm glad to see it. It means a few more quality-to-middling game on my TV every fall, and should bump some of the lesser (MAC, Sun Belt, Big East) games down or off my program guide.

    So they're taking advantage of their proximity to Hollywood by holding press conferences in NYC? Huh?

    How do they take advantage of their proximity to Hollywood anyway - especially after the conference's marquee football program - notorious for their Hollywood hangers-on - just got the hammer dropped on them by the NCAA? I'm sure Hollywood is just dying to see and be seen in Corvallis and Pullman :roll2:

    Sure, a college football playoff would take students away from classes for too long, but we can send them to [censored]ing Asia to pimp our "brand"!

    There's more to read on their process if you click through...

    One part I thought was funny though...

    If they wanted a logo that would symbolize their ability to kick M*ch*g*n's asses, they could've skipped the wave and just stuck with the mountains:


    ...Or they could have eschewed the geographical features altogether:

  4. OSUScoonie12

    OSUScoonie12 Sophmore

  5. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Here's one bet that when all the smoke clears USC still ends up Pac 10 Champ this year and next. There's just not much else out there and to emphasize Hollywood simply puts all other programs that much more at a deficit.
  6. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    The Pac-12 held a groundbreaking ceremony for its Pac-12 Network studios in San Francisco this morning. Stewart Mandel has a write-up for

  7. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Good for that conference but their football "fans" are so bandwagon. I hope this takes off so the B1G has their little sister with them when the BCS and ESPiN blows up in everyone's face...I can dream, right?
  8. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    They even admit as much in one of the quotes I selected. Don't bet against their ratings for Olympic sports though. Perhaps no one individual sport is going to come near the interest you'd expect in a football or basketball game, but they'll have a deep inventory and a stellar base of viewers for those events that the Big Ten Network probably can't match. On the whole, that's really going to add up for them.
  9. knapplc

    knapplc Nebraska is a Volleyball school

    I'm probably a minority in this, but I'll watch Pac-12 volleyball - men's and women's. Of course Nebraska is famous for being a volleyball school (with an occasionally good football team), so I'm pretty interested in the competition.

    The Pac-12 also typically has pretty good baseball teams, so I'd tune in for that.

    Bottom line - any programming that's not on ESPN is good. The less influence they have over college sports the better.
    brodybuck21 likes this.
  10. CHU

    CHU Newbie

    The one thing ESPN will do to counter this is grossly overpay conferences to prevent them from branching out and starting a competing network.

    Big Ten and Pac-12 already did this and I imagine ESPN will do whatever it takes for the SEC not to follow that model (and keep profits for themselves from a conference network).

    One change that will happen sooner for the Big Ten (probably later for the Pac-12) is a renegotiation of game priority or selection.

    I imagine the next contract BTN will have a higher priority and not get secondary games. The downside is, cable/satellite subscribers will have to pay a little bit more per month as BTN develops.

    It's really going to be interesting to see if the Big Ten moves away from ESPN completely in a few years (to go to FOX). I think I read that Big Ten schools are in larger markets (combined), have more fans and in more homes than the Pac-12.
  11. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Hopefully the renegotiate the Grandaddy of them All and both networks get to carry it. Probably not possible but would be nice.
  12. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    PAC-12 Now, the PAC-12 Network's version of BTN2GO is now available for iPad. You need a subscription to one of their partner service providers to use, it (currently Time Warner, Cox or Bright House cable networks). I have Time Warner, and even though I'm in Ohio and PAC-12 Network is not available to me in my digital cable lineup, I'm still able to log in and watch on my iPad. Pretty cool. I have the Arizona State game on right now.

    I'm a little jealous - it's a slicker app than what the BTN has right now. This app is iPad only - the description says there is an iPhone version forthcoming.
  13. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Rare feat:,0,2361269.story#axzz2mNwULhEx

    Jack has been a beast this season if you haven't been watching. Beast.
  14. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    That really is impressive.
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Taiwanese animators offer take on Utah fumble returned for Oregon TD

    You know something has hit it big when the talented Taiwanese animators feel a need to offer their take on the story. This animated package of highlights has a little bit of everything to offer, from Marcus Mariota flying to the field riding an Oregon Duck, to Utah players popping champagne bottles on the field to a Flying V fumble return.

    Entire article:

    Check out the video at the :28 second mark.
    lvbuckeye, Mike80 and Saw31 like this.

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