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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by sticketfan, May 18, 2012.

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  1. Aug 21, 2012 #801 of 1671
    Fog627

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    Based on my experience, the only thing definite about tomorrow is that it is Wednesday. In my opinion, trying to predict an absolute occurrence a week in advance is not necessarily the wisest option.
     
  2. Aug 21, 2012 #802 of 1671
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    I think they will be HD. Simply put: All people WITHIN the PAC-12 conference are getting at least the REGIONAL channel in HD.

    On top of that, Sports bars are going to want it in HD. Unless you are in a podunk town, Sports bars around here all have huge HD screens, and some of them have HD projectors.

    I really think they don't have a lot of choice.... unless they come up something really creative that is completely different than the 7 feeds that are currently already live and on cable.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2012 #803 of 1671
    BusterAvis

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    But I'm still holding out hope that they will have Pac-12 equestrian soon.
    I mean, it's gotta be the best "sport" of all time.
    You still can't get enough of the 4'3" in height and 38 year old jockey that looks like a 10 year old kid.
    A 21 year old jockey in the Pac-12 would be the perfect oompa-loompa for the sport.


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  4. Aug 21, 2012 #804 of 1671
    maartena

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    That completely depends on whether the universities in the PAC12 actually have a program for those sports, and actually compete in them.

    Before you made this wonderful list, did you think and check PAC-12 to see the list of sports they are covering in official competitions? :D

    Baseball
    Basketball (M)
    Basketball (W)
    Cross Country
    Field Hockey
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics (M)
    Gymnastics (W)
    Lacrosse (M)
    Lacrosse (W)
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer (M)
    Soccer (W)
    Softball
    Swimming & Diving
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball (M)
    Volleyball (W)
    Water Polo (M)
    Water Polo (W)
    Wrestling

    It MIGHT help to do a little research before you make a post. :biggthump
     
  5. Aug 21, 2012 #805 of 1671
    BusterAvis

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    OH MAN, they have rowing?
    I better clear out my entire DVR.
    But I scrolled through that list, and I still don't see equestrian.
    And it's a shame that cornhole is not on there.
    I mean, it's one thing to not have Pac-12 horseshoes, but no cornhole as well?

    But seriously, until they add beach volleyball, rugby, ultimate frisbee, cricket, and European style handball, then they don't have "all" the sports I would want them to have.
    They do have "most" of my favorite sports and Olympics sports, etc.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2012 #806 of 1671
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    You are right. The world does. It revolve around football and basketball. It revolves around football alone.

    None of the major conference realignment in the last decade even took basketball into account much less the other sports. It was football and only football. The money is all in football in the US college sports world.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2012 #807 of 1671
    LamontJoe

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    Let's hope tomorrow is a great day for college football fans with "D".
     
  8. Aug 21, 2012 #808 of 1671
    hbg ota nut

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    I'm only going to bet on regional HD for Football only, though Basketball makes sense $ sense as well (think what draws people to sports bars who pay D* $)

    They previously flipped HD on and off all the time for RSN's nationally for progames.

    HD bandwidth is limited and they can adjust on demand and other non-fulltime-channel bandwidth accordingly to flip for games.

    They could do HD spotbeams full time for regional, in market.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2012 #809 of 1671
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    hbg ota nut

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    Also, I'm "on off" continuously with my channels for MASN to make room for the aforementioned orioles games. Also, big ten network turns on extra channels for games.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2012 #811 of 1671
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    If I am not mistaken Stanford offers more "Varsity" sports than any other school in the country, behind them is Cal, and then next I think is UCLA. While not sports we all go out of our way to watch, there are people that do watch them and I am sure will tune in. "The Big Splash" is a very big deal when Stanford and Cal's mens Water Polo teams get together for a game before "The Big Game."

    A couple of years ago Cal was looking at dropping 4-5 sports (including baseball) and the outcry was HUGE, many of the athletes, former athletes, and even other schools (Stanford) got together because they pride themselves on their schools being diverse in their sports offerings.

    Hopefully soon we see the channel(s) are in testing and come a week from Thursday those of us that want to can tune in and watch the first CFB game on the Pac12net in beautiful HD!!!:D
     
  12. Aug 22, 2012 #812 of 1671
    BusterAvis

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    I know Ohio State has 39 varsity sports.

    http://www.chacha.com/question/how-many-varsity-sports-at-ohio-state-university

    They have the richest athletic department (budget) annually in the country, I do know that, as I've read it too many times in countless articles here in Ohio. But then again, they draw 105,000+ fans for every single home football game, and they usually have 8 home football games every year it seems. Their (face) ticket prices are like $75 per ticket, per each home football game, and students even pay most (almost all) of that same amount per ticket (they're not free to students like they are to most universities).

    These are their varsity sports, according to their official athletic website.

    MEN'S SPORTS
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross Country
    Fencing
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Pistol
    Rifle
    Soccer
    Spirit Program
    Swimming
    Diving
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    WOMEN'S SPORTS
    Basketball
    Cross Country
    Fencing
    Field Hockey
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Pistol
    Rifle
    Rowing
    Soccer
    Softball
    Spirit Program
    Swimming
    Diving
    Synchronized Swimming
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball

    http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/

    If Stanford has the most varsity sports, then that means they have 40+ varsity sports.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2012 #813 of 1671
    BusterAvis

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    And here are Stanford's varsity sports, according to their website.


    MEN'S
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross Country
    Fencing
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Rowing
    Sailing
    Soccer
    Swimming
    Diving
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball
    Water Polo
    Wrestling


    WOMEN'S
    Basketball
    Cross Country
    Fencing
    Field Hockey
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rowing Ltw
    Sailing
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Diving
    Sync Swimming
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball
    Water Polo
     
  14. Aug 22, 2012 #814 of 1671
    BusterAvis

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    Ohio State has (that Stanford doesn't have)
    Men's Ice Hockey
    Men's Lacrosse
    Men's Pistol
    Men's Rifle
    Men's Spirit program
    Women's Ice Hockey
    Women's Pistol
    Women's Rifle
    Women's Spirit program


    And Stanford has (that Ohio State doesn't have)
    Men's Rowing
    Men's Sailing
    Men's Water Polo
    Women's Rowing Ltw
    Women's Sailing
    Women's Squash
    Women's Water Polo


    I'm shocked to see that Stanford doesn't have Men's Lacrosse.
     
  15. Aug 22, 2012 #815 of 1671
    BusterAvis

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    Stanford has Ohio State beat on academics.
    Top 10 academic school in the nation vs. 58th ranked or so in the nation.
     
  16. Aug 22, 2012 #816 of 1671
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    hmm... I thought it was Texas. But, maybe that is the football program and not sports department as a hole. I'm sure the local Ohio papers wouldn't print something remotely biased about their school:lol:

    EDIT: This is the article I was thinking of .. it was based on program spending though. Texas #1, Ohio State #2
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/story/2012-05-15/texas-athletics-spending-revenue/54960210/1
     
  17. Aug 22, 2012 #817 of 1671
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    There are at least three problems with your assumption.

    1) Sixto checks daily and reports whenever there is a change. The change in test channels does not always happen on Wednesdays.

    2) Sixto only checks for new HD channels. The PAC12 channels could have been in testing on the 101 satellite in SD for weeks already, and Sixto would not have picked that up.

    3) Channels are usually in test mode for a week, and new channels are usually launched on Wednesday, but there have been exceptions. There is no reason for these channels to launch before Aug 30, and there is nothing to say that DirecTV could not launch a new channel on a Friday or Saturday.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2012 #818 of 1671
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    Basketball makes more sense than football for full time networks. Football is at most one game per week per school, and with rare exceptions, always on Saturday. Basketball is usually two games per school per week with games on any night except Friday (except for the IVY league, which usually only plays on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).
     
  19. Aug 22, 2012 #819 of 1671
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    I am not. I am more surprised that Ohio State does not have Women's Lacrosse.

    Lacrosse is only big east of the Mississippi and primarily north of the Mason-Dixon line/Ohio River. The ACC is the only conference with schools in the south that has Lacrosse, but they do have both Men's and Women's Lacrosse.

    Maryland is the hotbed for Lacrosse (the exception to the "north of the Mason-Dixon line" generalization). My 5 year old granddaughter plays in an organized league there.
     
  20. Aug 22, 2012 #820 of 1671
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    So, Sixto didn't spy anything..... are people getting nervous yet? :D

    Also, changes do not always happen on Wednesdays as said above.
     
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