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The official Pac-12 discussion thread

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Hoosier205

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    You have no idea what the actual terms of the deal between the Big 10 network and DirecTV are. Rumor and reality can be very different. It also took four years to get done.
     
  2. kick4fun

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    Ok, I agree. I am so overwhelmingly biased and emotional. These games mean a lot.. I really don't wont to go back and forth so I concede and wave the flag. At some point, I still would love to see Pac12 on DirecTV.
     
  3. Hoosier205

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    As would I.
     
  4. sigma1914

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    Ditto. I'm looking forward to Arizona basketball. Hoping for my dream championship - North Carolina vs. Arizona.
     
  5. kick4fun

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    Ya, we agree. :)
     
  6. mhking

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    I sent DirecTV a note this afternoon to let 'em know how pissed off I am and promptly got a form letter in response (not that I expected anything different; they've heard it all by this point).

    I'm just torqued off that it appears that they aren't taking the fans seriously.

    The response I got:

    I guess USC at #13 doesn't count in their figuring of potential teams with BCS implications.

    Sounds like DirecTV wants to be the leader in sports -- as long as it suits them and their wallets.
     
  7. Mariah2014

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    The fact they added a page on the directv promise site shows their is enough pressure, but they just don't care. They are going to dig in for the long haul. Which also makes it even more clear that millions would have to leave to force directv to add the station quickly. The response they gave and the fact it was added to the directv promise website shows that this could take a year or two before we see it on directv.
     
  8. sigma1914

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    No, they said "national title implications." USC lost, they're out. ;)
     
  9. mhking

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    I haven't realistically considered it up to this point, but if this really looks to drag on, I may have to consider switching to Dish myself. I've been with them nearly 10 years, but it sounds like they don't care about that...
     
  10. mhking

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    (smirk) I know, but it's the principle of the thing... Besides, DirecTV claims to be the "leader" in sports TV. After this, it's obvious -- not so much.
     
  11. Mariah2014

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    They only count the big ten, big 12, acc, and sec and just barely count the big 12.
     
  12. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Well, who is? Who's got ST, practically every MLB, NBA, NHL game in HD, Hotpass, a ton more coverage of every golf and tennis grand slam events, etc...?
     
  13. Mariah2014

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    Usually takes a year or two when they dig like they have.
     
  14. sigma1914

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    The important Pac12 games have been on national channels & if the pdf I posted holds true it'll continue.
     
  15. Mariah2014

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    They did that because they knew it would take a little time, but they never thought it would take longer than football season to get Directv on board.
     
  16. mhking

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    It sounded like they had already planned not to show the Cal-USC game this week, even if USC had won last week (and remained a top 5 team). :rolleyes:

    I'm pissed, but I'll get over it. My WIFE is pissed -- and she's not a football fan. USC & Notre Dame are the only college teams she'll even think about watching (oh, and Howard, but they're never on TV)...

    She's already asked me what it would take to switch...
     
  17. sigma1914

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    Notre Dame? Smart wife. ;) Did she attend Howard? HU has a place in my heart... Phi Beta Sigma's Alpha chapter.
     
  18. Hoosier205

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    Name a provider who even comes closes to what DirecTV offers in sports.
     
  19. bnwrx

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    The best PAC12 game today was in Washington.
    CU 35/WSU 34.And it was on FX not PAC12 NET.....;)
     
  20. BusterAvis

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    Should we close this thread and all Pac-12 with DirecTV discussion down?
    Should we wait until August of 2013 before opening it back up?

    There is no chance in hell that Pac-12 will get on DirecTV now until at least late August of 2013, when football season is about to get underway again next year.

    Pac-12 sucks in basketball, and there are no true title implication games in Pac-12 regular season basketball.

    It's moot to sit here and talk about this.
    Keep a Pac-12 - Dish Network thread up, since Dish has it, but it's completely irrelevant now to have a thread about Pac-12 and DirecTV.

    It's over.
    The biggest football games on Pac-12 network have passed by.
    The USC vs. Cal game (the biggest) is done.
    The leverage (any leverage they had at all) for Pac-12 over DirecTV is finished.

    Either Pac-12 caves in to DirecTV, or wait until August of 2013.
    Your choice. But this thread is now officially meaningless.
    DirecTV has chosen they'd rather lose a couple hundred thousand subs (200,000+), than to put Pac-12 on their lineup in the same way Dish Network and 40+ cable companies have.
    Quite frankly, DirecTV has chosen to act like a binch in this whole process.
     

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