Pac-12 legend sounds off.
I’m 100-percent with Big Bill.
Again, John, you have given us access to information we otherwise might have never seen. Bill Walton, an active and never ceasing face of the "Conference of Champions" presents a very thoughtful and inclusive summary of the situation. I personally support his every word and appreciate Bill stating my feelings, but from a much more relevant platform. Thank you Bill, thank you John.
Throw it down BIG MAN! throw it down!!
Thanks for writing this, Bill. I whole-heartedly agree. It's a travesty, fueled by the horrific vices of unbridled capitalism.
...these same proponents of moving to the Big 10, are the first people I have ever encountered in my life, who have claimed economic hardship and limitations in Los Angeles, and that the solution lies in the Midwest.
I've been waiting to hear Walton's thoughts. I agree 100 percent with everything he has written.
Nothing but FACTS here, Mr Walton! 👊 the logistics of this move are just insane. It’s about football and money. The athletes in every sport will suffer. I believe in the next 5 years, geography will once again reign for west coast college sports.
Well thought out and presented. Bill shows the value of his education and experience. Great job John!
We’ll said BW.
I hope his voice carry’s some weight with the regents and encourages others to speak out.
"[T]hese same proponents of moving to the Big 10, are the first people I have ever encountered in my life, who have claimed economic hardship and limitations in Los Angeles, and that the solution lies in the Midwest..."
I will never, EVER, complain about Bill Walton while he’s doing color on a basketball broadcast again! To the contrary, he’s now my biggest hero and I can’t wait to watch him!!….Kudos to Bill for using his platform to publicly call out the UCLA money grubbers and give them the tongue lashing they so deserve…
You know you are on the right track when every, single, comment is in total support of Bill Walton. The UCLA Board of Regents, led by Gov Newsom needs to needs to get actively involved.
Has Kareem chimed in yet? I love his perspective on many topics and I suspect he would share a lot of Bill's concerns.
Great job, JC. Finally someone in sports media has recognized the elephant in the room, as summed up by Walton:
“I have spoken to no one, other than the highest-level directors of athletics at UCLA, who think that this proposed move to the Big 10 is a good idea….”
Living here in LA, as near as I can tell the support for this move comes mostly from UCLA sports administrators and above. Not one fan has told me they support it. Rather, the high-handed approach by administrators has turned off many alumni. Little surprise that attendance at UCLA football is down.
Could not agree more..U of A alumni here.