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Am a diehard Duck fan a have been one since the early 70’s. I think OSU and WSU got shafted as did the people of Oregon and Washington! Quit hiding behind legalese. You screwed over athletes , coaches and their families. If there is a mass exodus of athletes, a pox on all of you who screwed over these remaining two. The 10 should be doing everything they can to help OSU and WSU.

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Fascinating that the land-grant universities-neither with a law school- are going toe-to-toe with the large, urban schools. As a Dawg fan I say, Go Cougs! and Go Beavers! Let justice prevail.

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Good. Let the truth come out and let’s get to the bottom of this. Hopefully the networks can be held accountable

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So much smoke and mirrors, Washington. So what you want from OSU and WSU is a free pass. "Just trust what we tell you." Sure. Greed made these schools walk out on more than 100 years worth of athletic tradition. Just "taking their word for it" would be an interesting tale of fraud and deceit.

I have my own bags of popcorn to heat up for this discussion.

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Oct 10, 2023·edited Oct 10, 2023

Pop enough for me too!

I get the sense that the lid on Pandora's box is about to be cracked open. I will be particularly interested to see what communications involved FOX & ESPN. While those entities have no standing with respect to the Pac-12 board make-up, I can only imagine that any communications between FOX or ESPN and the leaving institutions that indicate undue broadcaster influence will put the offending entity squarely in the crosshairs of future Pac-2 torts lawsuits.

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If it’s up to the departed 10 schools, they would leave WSU/OSU with nothing, or even a big bill. WSU/OSU must do everything in their power to protect their programs.

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Oct 10, 2023·edited Oct 10, 2023

Wow! So the same University who is "led" by Ana Mari Cauce, who deflected criticism from herself on this very blog, is now trying to further damage her own state school and the PAC12 to which she was a partner? This lady is a real class act. Just who hired her?

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Laughed out loud at the repeated statements in the pleadings that OSU and WSU cannot show irreparable injury. Who is kidding who?

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I have been salivating over discovery.

I want to hear / see the conversations between the Traitorous Ten universities, the P12 commissioner, ESPN, Fox, etc. The discovery should be very tasty.

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Surely the 10 deserters - via their armada of attorneys - know Discovery is inevitable should they not reach a settlement. Surely they know whether said Discovery would cause embarrassment or expose them to legal trouble - which leads me to believe they truly have nothing to hide or are simply positioning for a settlement.

The collective statement from the deserters sounds a little hollow, IMO. And I am a Ducks lifer.

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There had to be a lot of “Secret Squirrel” conversations amongst the deserting 10. The Judge in the Case should request all correspondence between the 10 prior to the BIG and Other conference invitations , where there’s smoke there’s alot of fire.

This whole situation smells like rotten fish !!

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Whatever you do, OSU & WSU, do NOT call any of the departing presidents/chancellors for testimony - unless, of course, you want to hear nothing but sanctimonious drivel.

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Let's walk through this logic a bit.

They're saying they're not parties to the lawsuit.

They're also saying they are members of the Board of Executives for the Pac-12 Conference, meaning they govern the Pac-12.

The Pac-12 *is* a party to the suit; the defendant, to be specific.

So either these 10 schools are, in fact, parties to the suit, or They're acknowledging that they no longer have governance authority over the Pac-12 - the latter of which is precisely the case that WSU and OSU are making.

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Send In The Lawyers! Equals, send in the high-paid clowns.

This cannot be settled? File Chapter 7. Liquidate. OSU and WSU keep the Pac-12 trademark and are paid 'whatever', by assets leftover or otherwise, for being left behind.

Senseless to give lawyers more bank.

The 'villains' are the idiots, including those at OSU and WSU, who allowed a century-plus-old conference to bite the dust. Those who made decisions born out of hubris and when given a choice, made the exact incorrect business decision time after time.

Stop this nonsense.

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Reads like something out of trumps lawyers' playbook. Like everyone I can't wait for the discovery.

Old fashion popcorn popper for me and cold beer.

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Once again, my only comment is; “it’s got to be the truth...you can’t make this sh*t up”

Awesome game on the horizon. Time for the nation to see the power that resides in the Great Northwest 💪🏼🏈💪🏼

GO DAWGS

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