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    Sam the Sheepdog LA Ute's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    Don't know if this was posted:

    Some ADs grumble about Pac-12 Networks’ payouts, distribution

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/art...s-10910339.php
    The PAC-12 Network has been a disappointment and needs improvement. Everyone who's paying attention acknowledges this, so I think your gloating about that fact is becoming silly. It will get better. Like many innovations it is hitting some bumps in the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    The PAC-12 Network has been a disappointment and needs improvement. Everyone who's paying attention acknowledges this, so I think your gloating about that fact is becoming silly. It will get better. Like many innovations it is hitting some bumps in the road.
    I'm not gloating. I was just adding to the thread. The hard reality is content is king. No matter how great the supposed innovation (and to be fair it ain't all that innovative), if your content isn't good, that innovation is worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    I'm not gloating.
    This is as ridiculous - though far less offensive - as utah's statement about the handcarts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    This is as ridiculous - though far less offensive - as utah's statement about the handcarts.
    I'm seriously not gloating. This thread is fascinating, as a reflection of what is happening in college sports. The current media rights structure is unsustainable, and it will be interesting to see what happens.

    At some point USC, as well as Oregon and UCLA to lessor degrees are going to say enough and do their own thing. Just as Texas has done in the Big12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    Report: Comcast To Dump Big Ten Network

    https://www.cornnation.com/2018/4/12...ig-ten-network
    sports programming seems as volatile as ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    sports programming seems as volatile as ever
    The money associated with these deals has never made a lot of sense to me and the perpetual escalation seems unsustainable. I have no idea how anyone is making money with their overhead and making payouts like they do to the schools and conferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    I'm seriously not gloating.
    Well, you might have an idea about why we might think that.

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