Conference must play defense with Oregon, Washington, and others.
Lots of great info in that column. I wonder what’s going through Phil Knight’s mind right now.
I know this is sacrilege but what about trying to own Thursday or Friday night with 2nd tier games. Then get Oregon, Washington, ASU, etc on Saturday night and Saturday late night.
Personally I'm not sure there is a good reason to save the Pac10. Of course I'm hoping that Oregon, Washington, Stanford end up in the Big10. In most years they would end up playing USC and Washington, and then hopefully some great games with current Big10 teams like Michigan or Michigan State or Wisconsin or Ohio State. Sometimes those games would be at home which would be great for Oregon. I just cannot imagine current Pac-10 members getting much more than $30 million per year. Much less than teams in the Big ten or the SEC.
Of course I'm concerned about Oregon State and Washington State however the world is what it is and it seems like the way the athletic departments are financed is via football and basketball revenue. How else can universities pay for soccer teams or volleyball teams or even baseball teams unless they actually make money. Unless we want to ask for public money to pay for the sports teams. And accept a diminished role in big time football and basketball.
Yes I am in Oregon fan and have been for many many many years. But things are changing and Oregon needs to adopt in this new environment.
I love that George doesn't pull punches. Warren is a snake in the grass. Sure hope GK has some magic up his sleeves or else the Pac-12 is in deep trouble eventually.
This is way too much information for this football information novice. I’m just getting my foil ready in case I need to call upon it for viewing fall football.
Someone once said 'if a person shows you who they are, believe them'. K. Warren has shown who he is. Time now for GK to earn his money. I reckon he will.
Linear TV is a dinosaur and steadily losing share to streaming services—especially among younger viewers. A few years from now, will the B1G regret being wed to old-school NBC/CBS/Fox? Could/Should the PAC-12 establish a beachhead in the streaming space and its younger, more affluent viewership? Advertisers will pay a premium for a quality audience vs. just the number of warm bodies.
John - per The Athletic: "...the Big Ten’s new rights agreements are worth more than $8 billion over the seven-year term, sources tell The Athletic..." Can you clarify that number vs. the $1.2 billion posted in this column? Also, is this likely going to keep Notre Dame independent and thus make Oregon, Washington, Stanford that much more more attractive to the Big 10?
John: here my plan to save P12.Add SDSU And Houston. Tweak playoff bowl revenues and NCAA hoops revenue for teams who earn it. In addition to ESPN, pick an all-in streaming partner. Some fool with west coast roots--Bezos or Apple--need to step. AND each SCHOOL needs to step up. They sell the streaming packages to their supporters and they get a cut. So what does my great plan get each payout up to? $60M?
JC, that column right there—by itself worth the price of admission to your club. Excellent work.