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I wish I did not feel this way, but my interest in the schools who help destroy the Pac 12 has pretty much disappeared. The regional rivalries in the Pac is what made it so enjoyable. I hope that OSU and WSU can survive this debacle.

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The steward of every Pac-12 school was a member of the Pac-12's Board of Directors.

Every 'Director' contributed to the Pac-12's implosion. There are no 'clean hands,' including the 2 schools found wanting by the marketplace.

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Love how the fans of the teams that caused the death try to act like it was an equal distribution of blame.

No it is not. SC and Ucla stabbed us in the back, UW and UO kicked us out of ambulance on the way to the hospital.

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Sorry, but the patient was DOA. Cause of death: Self-inflicted.

Are there any 'fans' of Fox, CBS, NBC, and Peacock? In the marketplace, the Pac-2 went 0 for 4. Fox knew it didn't have to pay the Pac-2 at a P4 level and waited for the Pac-2 broadcast price to drop.

How are these things not alike? The four institutions joining the B12 are all AAU members. The four institutions joining the B1G are AAU members. The two institutions joining the ACC are AAU members. The two members of the Pac-2 are not AAU members.

You reap what you sow.

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Dickensian, since the underlying cause of the “mass desertion” and destruction of the PAC was the lack of a viable monetary offer by the sports networks , I can assume that your viewership interest of those networks has also disappeared, right?

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Well... that's correct. My interest in watching Oregon, where I went to school, just isn't there right now. It could change but as now - no.

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Wow! Nice job John! It won't surprise me if the complexity that's being added proves difficult to manage well. Your interview also also highlighted, for me at least, how devastating the realignment has been for OSU and WSU. Once vibrant and equal partners in a top drawer conference now relagated to trying to regain respect participating at a second tier level. There is someting fundamentally and seriously wrong.

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I loathe to say it, but the "equal" thing is probably why USC started undercutting the conference and put a date rape drug in UCLA's drink.

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Thank you, JC

BTN with @50M subscribers is B1G League; Larry's Network was Sandlot. The 'B1G Today' is a terrific program. Oregon sports have received more coverage on BTN than it ever did on Larry's Loser Network. I have the Comcast/Xfinity Sports Package and find it worth the cost.

If the information is available it would be interesting to learn what Larry was paid compared to Francois's salary. Larry's Commissioner compensation compared to his peers, was off the charts as was the cost of doing business in San Francisco. This information was available to Larry's overseers who nevertheless allowed Larry to run amok.

The negligence of Larry's 'Board of Directors,' including the hiring of Larry and another unqualified asleep at the switch bozo, doomed The Conference of Champions.

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"Oregon sports have received more coverage on BTN than it ever did on Larry's Loser Network."

Why yes, I watched numerous Oregon baseball games in the Big Ten Network this spring. They were on almost every weekend, right after the Big Ten Network's presentation of Oregon softball.

François McGillicuddy is not the Big Ten commissioner. So any salary comparisons to Larry Scott would be apples to oranges.

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EA did I refer to game broadcasts?, Of course not.

But since the announcement of the move to the B1G, B1G Today has interviewed Dan Lanning, both basketball coaches, the volleyball coach, the softball coach, and the baseball coach.

Every B1G football coach is interviewed before and after every football game. Did you see this on the Pac-12 network?

Larry's salary included his more than generous payment as president of the Pac-12 Network.

Have a nice day.

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Have watched B1G Network periodically for a couple years. Extensive coverage of all teams, not just the high profile. Good production quality and staff. Part of my TV vendor's offerings along with SEC, Longhorn Network, ACC and Pac12. Assume Longhorn is also being dumped?

Promo of the B1G Network was happening at Oregon's spring game which included some very nice free caps by the way.

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Longhorn is being “folded into” the SEC Network and will cease transmission this summer.

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It's all talk. The move to the Big 10 has been a bad idea from It's inception.

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2031. Oregon's annual estimated revenue cut will be $100M a year. Going B1G instead of being a beta site for Apple streaming college sports was a bad move.

It's 'all talk.' Last season on average 4M plus viewers on average watched Oregon football. No. 7 in the Nielson rankings. And these rankings happened without a game in the Big House and a home game versus Ohio State.

From which institution of higher learning did you earn your MBA?

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Sounds like this transition has been well-planned from the start. It’s startling how much more professional and competent Big Ten management seems to be in comparison to those who ran the Pac-12. Bringing in talent from the Pac-12 network is a smart move. Those folks did a great job; it was leadership that was lacking.

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So, another $10 in the pockets of Comcast, added to the $222 bill per month we already pay…

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I dropped Comcast as my TV provider and only use them for internet. Added YouTubeTV (which carries Big10), and save over $50 a month. I love YTTV much more than Comcast TV.

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I went with YOUTUBE TV too. Much better deal.

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I have Comcast for internet and YouTube TV as my entertainment provider and they carry B1G and in fact multiple streams of it.

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Jen ( if I may ),

My wife handles the media in our house. If it were left up to me, we’d be in trouble. As I understand it we use Roku through which we receive FUBO. This allows us access to the B1G Channel. I don’t know the exact numbers, but I do know my wife and imagine this is a better deal than Comcast. However, we can’t escape the high speed Comcast internet fee in our rural area and still put up with buffering. Check out FUBO.

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Consider Starlink. It's expensive but probably the future particularly in rural areas

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Thank P.H. - our son gave us Roku couple years ago, but we don’t utilize it very much. My husband is having knee replacement on Thursday, so I’ll work on educating myself on its capabilities!

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Yes, but they really need the money, Jen……

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Ed 😜. I’m hoping my brilliant son will figure out how to watch the B10N without adding to the Comcast coffers!

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Once again the fans are being bled of more money to support streaming services!

Prime should of bought out the PAC-12 network and kept the conference together then.

I’m tired of the GREED!

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I’ve watched some Big Ten Network programming over the past few years. I’ve always found it to be well produced and they have a nice presentation. The network also has a much larger footprint across the country compared to what the pathetic Pac 12 network had. Side note, we have YouTubeTV and Big 10 comes standard on its offerings.

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Picking up talent from Pac 12 Network is smart — and comforting. Already an improvement from Pac 12 leadership.

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FYI- no interest whatsoever in reading anymore about the schools who left for the Big-10 or the Big-10 itself. Sorry but I’m an old PAC-12 guy who isn’t getting over the demise of our once proud conference

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I notice how neatly they are also going to take the history of the PAC-12 with their Big Ten Moments program....

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Big10 loves to steal everything

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Unforeseen complications will undoubtedly rear their ugly heads this upcoming football season, in spite of what appears to be somewhat careful planning

I expect it’ll be a fun watch, in it’s own way

GO DAWGS

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My hero Tony Kornheiser says “if it isn’t on my clicker you’ll miss me. “. My sentiments exactly (today). Just sayin’, Charlie

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First, the gentleman certainly knew and hit his talking points which is a good thing in my book. Proof will be in the product, and honestly I’m not sure how much I’ll watch the 4 ex-PAC 12 teams. Like others, what really struck me is how this interview turned up the contrast between the haves and the have-nots. The player exodus at OSU is difficult enough and now I’m reminded about other ramifications of OSU being a have-not.

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Again. I can’t help but wish that might and desire overcome a collection of talent. That the Beavers and Cougs beat the socks off ducks and dawgs if given the chance. It still hurts that two schools with historic sports relevance were left in the dust for dollars.

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ahh some of the bitter Leaver fans just can't get past themselves, or the past. What's the old saying about those that obsessed with looking in the rear view mirror? "The windshield is bigger than the rearview mirror for a reason. Because what's in front of you is so much more important that what's behind you."

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Ahh I keep the past firmly in mind so as not to repeat in an optimistic future. 70 years of living helps me keep it all in perspective; especially arrogant sports fans.

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you keep your "firm death grip" on the past...it will continue to smother any progress that program would otherwise make.

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Wow, GD, that's not even close to what Debra Lorenzen said. You want to just forget the past, not even to learn from it? Glad you are Grant's Dad and not mine.

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If you read this site often you'd know reading comprehension isn't his strong suit.

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You mis interpret my comments. I am extremely confident in Beaver and Coug future.

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Well as we see in our communities, history museums struggle to survive. Unfortunately, it's a world of what have you done for me lately.

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"on the official join date (Aug. 2) we will start to ramp up our programming"

Apparently Judge Libbey missed the memo.

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