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The official Pac-12 discussion thread

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

  1. Nov 6, 2012 #601 of 831
    woj027

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    Yea, I'm hoping and praying civil war (just got tickets) is a noon or 3:30 game. I can't imagine the traffic nightmare of a7:30 pm game.
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2012 #603 of 831
    woj027

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    $0.80 at 6 channels (which the Pac-12 wants DirecTV to carry is ....) $3.20 for the package, which Pac-12 doesn't want to split up to DirecTV

    And that $0.80 probably is not the rate for pac-12 national, probably like $1.20 or so, so that $3.20 is more like $3.60
     
  4. Nov 7, 2012 #604 of 831
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    yea it sucked last week. I didn't home to metro Portland until 2am in the morning. These national TV games from ESPN have tons of commercials and the game just takes forever.

    It's ridiculous, the few hotels in Corvallis generally want two nights minimum during game days.

    This new Pac 12 TV contract is great for the viewer, but goodness, it's killing the in stadium fan. In the long term I can't see renewing the seats if this is the new normal. I can watch at home and not be exhausted.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2012 #605 of 831
    woj027

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    Yea and we don't find out the kick off time for the civil war until the 18th. Imagine in the pac-12 puts it on at 7:30. You won't get home until 4am with all the traffic
     
  6. Nov 9, 2012 #606 of 831
    Sandra

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    Well, tomorrow's Arizona State-USC game is the first time for me that there is a game I would absolutely have checked out, but cannot. Bummer. :(


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  7. Nov 9, 2012 #607 of 831
    sigma1914

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    USC by 17+...easy win.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2012 #608 of 831
    Sandra

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    No matter who wins I would definitely like to check the game out...disappointed that I cannot.


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  9. Nov 9, 2012 #609 of 831
    sigma1914

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    More so than Oregon St verse Stanford or Texas A&M vs Alabama?
     
  10. Nov 9, 2012 #610 of 831
    amh84

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    There was an article in this morning's Arizona Daily Star stating that the PAC-12 was requesting $.90 per sub. I'm a big Arizona Basketball fan, so while I was disappointed that certain football games were not aired on Directv I am pretty upset that 11 basketball games will not be aired.

    I find it unacceptable that Directpromise.com/pac12 refers those of us affected to the online radio streams even though sports cannot be streamed via the internet. Everytime I am forced to miss a game, I will be calling both the PAC-12 and Directv to express my disdain.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2012 #611 of 831
    woj027

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    Since no one will go on the record the per sub price is still unconfirmed. a week ago is was $0.80 a sub. But I think that is per channel and Pac-12 only wants to sell a package of 7 channels ..
     
  12. Nov 9, 2012 #612 of 831
    Sandra

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    Lots of interesting games to check out this week, especially since my favorite team...THE Ohio State Buckeyes...is off.

    Arizona State-USC, Oregon State-Stanford, Baylor-Oklahoma, Texas A&M-Alabama, and Kansas State-TCU will all have my attention. I'll also drop in on other games with conference ramifications as time allows.

    Just a little bummed that for the first time in a very long time one of the games I would definitely check out is not available to me.

    I pay DirecTV an insane amount of money per month, and I'm certainly willing to pay insane-plus-x to have all the games I want to see available to me.

    Just my opinion. YMMV.


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  13. Nov 9, 2012 #613 of 831
    Will94

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    I've got DirecTV and SportsPack and don't get the Pac 12 Network nor do I get the startup Comcast SportsNet Houston. I don't give a rat's a$$ about the Rockets, but there's something wrong with paying what I do and not even getting my local team.

    The Pac 12 network has carried a number of games this season that I would have watched because I am a night owl and love late night, West Coast football. However, it's hard to justify paying for more than one channel of it outside of certain college football Saturdays when they carry multiple games.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2012 #614 of 831
    sigma1914

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    Just want to note, I was asking out of curiosity and not attacking what you like. :)

    I'll miss P12 for basketball (Arizona), but since all important games were available nationally I haven't missed it much.
     
  15. Nov 9, 2012 #615 of 831
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    One mans "important games" might not be the same as anothers.

     
  16. Bambler

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    It's funny seeing pac-12 or xfinity/pac-12 commercials on directv.

    The amount of irony on both sides is funny to me; one side hoping for customers and the other trying to cash in on their new mantra.

    Another thing, burying the discussion here--while keeping the lakers discussion in full view--while both having equally bad rhetoric is telling...
     
  17. DawgLink

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    This.

    Just based off the price being rumored, I can not believe the Pac-12 wants the money that they are asking for with carriers.

    The idea of DirecTV giving in and forcing the price onto a country that for the high, high majority will never watch OR will watch at most 2-3 times a year?

    Holy goodness, please no. I find it irrelevant if others say "Well, I hate Channel X and I pay for it!"....so what? Why should we keep giving in to these regional channels with pathetic national programming outside of a few games a year?
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Well, I can't believe it either- that is, if anything like $4 is being demanded nationally. I could understand that amount if it were limited to subs in the Pac12 area, then divided among the rest of the sub base, guessing it'd be closer to a buck per sub. Not really palatable, but not to choke over.

    Does anyone really have a line on what prices are in play? Rumor websites don't count....
     
  19. bnwrx

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    I do appreciate the passion of the PAC12 viewer base, but this pretty much sums it up for me:
    Very succinctly put.
     
  20. reverett1522

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    ESPN, FOX/FX, Pac12Net rotate the order they get to pick games so you'll see some matchups that in the past would have been on ESPN as a "premiere" matchup on all networks throughout the season.
     

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